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Comic-Con 2011: Full Schedule for Friday July 22nd

It seems like San Diego Comic-Con 2011 is right around the corner, and it's going to be one hell of a glorious weekend of geek awesomeness. Comic-Con International has unleashed the full schedule for Friday July 22nd, once again we have a full day of fun and excitement. There's so much I want to see here, including The Amazing Spider-Man, The Walking Dead, Total Recal, Batman: Year One, Locke & Key, Haywire, Raven and more!

I've gone through the list and put exclamation points next to all of the events that we want to cover. Let us know what panels and events you would like to know about and we will try and get them covered for you! If you are actually going to be at the con, what will you be checking out?

GeekTyrant will once again be at Comic-Con in full force this year, bringing you the best maximum super rad coverage. We always work our asses off but we have a blast doing it.

We will also be having the annual GeekTyrant meet-up again this year, which we announce soon. 

See you at San Diego Comic-Con 2011!

Friday July 23rd

10:00-11:00 DC: Talent Search— DC's editorial art director, Mark Chiarello, presents an informative orientation session to explain how DC's Talent Search works and discuss the different needs of DC Comics, Vertigo, and MAD magazine. If you want to learn what DC Comics looks for in artists and how to improve your chances of becoming a working professional, this is the panel for you. If you want to have your work reviewed, attendance at this orientation session is mandatory. (Please note: Not all attendees are guaranteed a one-on-one review.) Room 4 

10:00-11:30 The Black Panel— This year's panel will be a bitter yet sweet departure from the past. Help celebrate the life and work of Dwayne McDuffie, with Peter David (writer of stuff), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles, The Knight Life), Reggie Hudlin (House Party, Boomerang, Black Panther), and the reunion of the original Milestone partners, Derrick Dingle, Denys Cowan, and Michael Davis, who have not done a panel together in over an decade. It will be a joyous celebration with a surprise guest or two and some big announcements. Room 5AB 

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on David Finch One of the most popular artists working in comics today, Comic-Con special guest David Finch is currently writing and drawing Batman: The Dark Knight. In this spotlight panel, Finch discusses his career in comics and what's coming up for both him and the Dark Knight. Room 6DE

10:00-11:00 LEGO Star Wars A behind-the-brick look with the LEGO Star Wars team at how the epic Star Wars story comes together with the creativity and imagination of the LEGO brand. Additionally, be among the first to hear about a special LEGO Star Wars entertainment event, and meet Emmy award-winning writerMichael Price. Also includes Q&A time. Room 7AB 

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Tony DeZuniga Comic-Con special guest Tony DeZuniga is one of the comics medium's most prolific artists. His memorable work includes numerous books for Marvel and DC, and he's especially known for his work on both Conan (for Marvel) and Jonah Hex for DC, defining the scarred western character from almost the very beginning. DeZuniga will talk about his long career in comics and what he's up to today with fellow artist and Comic-Con special guest Gerry Alanguilan. Room 9 

!!! 10:00-11:00 Torchwood: Miracle Day John Barrowman (Doctor Who) and Eve Myles(Doctor Who) join cast members Mekhi Phifer (ER), Bill Pullman (Independence Day),Alexa Havins (All My Children), and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under), along with writerJane Espenson (Battlestar Galactica), to discuss the fourth installment of the hit BBC Worldwide show, a Starz Originals co-production, currently airing Friday nights at 10 ET/PT on Starz. Ballroom 20 

10:00-11:00 Conversations with Sid and Marty Krofft: A Look at the Past, Present and Future— Sid and Marty Krofftchanged Saturday mornings forever when the sibling puppeteers unleashed colorful characters like H.R. Pufnstuf and Sigmund & the Sea Monsters on a generation of sugary-cereal-fueled kids growing up in the 1970s and '80s. Join Sid and Marty for a look back at what they have achieved, then take a look to the future with their new partnerships with Vivendi Entertainment and DreamWorks Animation. Room 23ABC 

10:00-11:00 Conversation with Dragon Ball Z and Yu Yu Hakusho Voice Actor Greats—Find out everything you ever wanted to know about Dragon Ball Z, Yu Yu Hakusho, and the release of these legendary series on Blu-ray. Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta, Piccolo), Justin Cook (producer, Raditz), and John Burgmeier (ADR scriptwriter, Dragon Ball series) will answer your questions on topics ranging from Goku to Spirit Detectives. Your panel hosts are giants in the industry, so get there early for the lowdown on these anime classics and their transformation into Blu-ray! Room 24ABC 

10:00-11:00 DC: Mad about MAD Often imitated but never duplicated, MAD is more than just the country's bestselling humor magazine -- it's also the inspiration for the outrageous animated series from Warner Bros. Animation. Featuring short animated parodies, crazy commercials, pretend promos and classic gags inspired by the iconic magazine, MAD is currently one of the highest-rated series on Cartoon Network -- and it's back at Comic-Con to share more laughs and explore the world of MAD. Join MAD magazine editor John Ficarra, art director Sam Viviano and Spy vs. Spy artist Peter Kuper, along with MAD series producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek, for a sizzle reel of laughs from season one, a sneak peek at season two, and a wise-cracking Q&A that's bound to be, well, MAD. MAD airs Mondays at 8:30 ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Room 25ABC 

10:00-11:30 Comic-Con How-To: Live Figure Sculpting with Brandon and Jarrod Shiflett— The Shiflett Brothers -- Brandon and Jarrod --  started their professional sculpting careers with maquette work on the hit video game Oddworld: Abe's Odysee, working alongside visionary video game creator Lorne Lanning. For Bowen Designs the brothers have sculpted statues of iconic Marvel characters such as The Juggernaut, The Incredible Hulk, Thanos, Spider-Man vs. Venom, The Rhino, Wolverine, and Black Panther. In 2010 the brothers released an instructional DVD with The Gnomon Workshop titled Fantasy Sculpting: The Dragon of Argos, and in 2011 they were honored to sit on the jury for the 18th edition of the acclaimed art book Spectrum: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Room 28DE 

10:00-11:00 Writing in Video Games: In-Game, Novels, Comics, and Other Franchise-Building Offshoots— The biggest names in SF/fantasy publishing and the video game industry area of in-game writing get together to discuss their separate projects and their unique experiences working in both worlds. Get your game face on with Greg Bear (Halo),Karen Traviss (Gears of War), David Gaider (Dragon Age), John Shirley (Bioshock: Rapture), Tony Gonzales (Eve Online), Frank O'Connor (chief of 343 Industries), and Kevin Grace (managing editor of 343 Industries, Halo: Evolutions). Moderated by Matt Staggs of Suvudu.com. Room 32AB 

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con Film School 102: Production— Day 2 of this four-day course on micro-budget movie-making focuses on the specifics of production, from shooting techniques, to lighting on the cheap, to crew positions you need (and don't need), to costuming, props, and set decorating for as little money as possible. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez(producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard(writer/producer of Goth Girl), Edward G. Negron (director ofSafehouse), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), andSean Rourke (writer of Ballistica).Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina 

!!! 10:15-11:15 Star Trek: The Captains— William Shatner is joined by fellow Star Trekcaptain Avery Brooks to present a preview of the EPIX Pictures original documentary produced and directed by Shatner, in which he travels the world to interview all the actors who've played Starfleet captains. This lively discussion and Q&A session is moderated by Comic-Con fave Kevin Smith. Room 6BCF

10:30-11:30 Cartoon Network Comedy: Regular Show/The Problem Solverz and More!— Johnny Test! The Amazing World of Gumball! Adventure Time! Regular Show! MAD! The Problem Solverz! Cartoon Network is dominating Monday nights with the funniest night on television! Join creators and talent from Regular Show and The Problem Solverz as they talk about how these two comedy hits came to life, perform unique live readings, and show exclusive clips from upcoming episodes. The panel features Regular Show creator J. G. Quintel (Mordecai), Bill Salyers (Rigby), Sam Marin (Pops, Benson, Muscle Man), Janie Hadad (Margaret), and Mike Roth (creative director). The Problem Solverz talent includes acclaimed artist and show creator Ben Jones (Alfe and Roba) and Kyle Kaplan (Horace).Room 6A 

!!! 10:30-11:30 Locke & Key FOX Pilot Screening— The most talked-about pilot not on the fall schedule was the FOX production of Locke & Key. This screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TVs this fall. Watch the special filmed adaptation ofWelcome to Lovecraft, and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life. Can't get in to see it this morning? Don't worry...there's a rescreening tonight at 9:15 in Room 6DE!Room 8 

10:30-11:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #5: Critical Approaches to Comics: An Introduction to Theories and Methods— Matthew J. Smith and Randy Duncan(powerofcomics.com), co-editors of the forthcoming textbookCritical Approaches to Comics (Routledge 2011), moderate a panel of contributors includingDavid A. Berona (Plymouth State University), Andrei Molotiu (Indiana University), Stanford Carpenter (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), Jennifer K. Stuller (ink stainedamazon.com), Peter M. Coogan (Washington University), and Henry Jenkins(University of Southern California). They'll explain methodologies that can be used to analyze meanings in comics and comics culture, as well as engage in an interactive exchange with the audience members about how they can incorporate these approaches into their teaching of comics Room 26AB 

10:30-12:00 Comic Book Law School 202: When Hollywood Takes a Shining...— Don't reach for the ax -- use the legal line! Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the acclaimedThe Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, is ready to tackle a number of the more advanced issues facing authors, artists, and designers, particularly once they've "broken through" and have started publishing and selling (and maybe merchandising too). This second Comic Book Law School session addresses some of the complicated issues surrounding marketing properties and creative ideas, including transfers and licensing of rights; production, merchandising, and distribution agreements; and the key things you should know when Hollywood comes knocking. This interactive seminar gives attendees the opportunity to participate in the discussions as Lovitz (with an assist by entertainment attorney Mona Metwalli) covers various means for profiting from creative works and explores the many important elements that form the foundation of every contract (and time permitting, maybe participate in a mock contract negotiation). With in-depth discussions about the options and opportunities for profit, as well as the problems and pitfalls that go hand in hand with each decision, you can't afford to miss this seminar. Note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.] Room 30CDE 

11:00-12:00 Mike Mignola: Worlds at War— The world is falling to chaos in B.P.R.D. Hell on Earth, Hellboy's facing his demons in a big way in Hellboy: The Fury, and monsters are overrunning Europe in the upcoming Baltimore: The Curse Bells. Join creator Mike Mignola, editor Scott Allie, and new B.P.R.D. artist Tyler Crook for exclusive insights on what has been and will continue to be an epic year in the Mignolaverse and beyond. Room 4 

11:00-12:00 Hasbro Star Wars Hear the latest from the Hasbro Marketing and Design teams -- Derryl DePriest and Jeff Labovitz (Hasbro Marketing), Michelino Paolino and Mark Boudreaux (Hasbro Design) -- on the exciting Star Wars lineup for the rest of 2011, and get a special sneak peek into some 2012 secrets. Room 7AB 

11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Gerry Alanguilan Comic-Con special guest Gerry Alanguilan is a 16-year veteran of inking comics for Marvel and DC (Superman: Birthright, Ultimate Avengers) and is the creator of the Eisner Award-nominated graphic novel Elmer. Gerry is known on the Internet as the "Hey, Baby Smile" guy (as seen on Tosh.0, The Russell Howard Show, and Graham Norton Show). Here's your chance to ask him anything! He will not lie. (Hopefully.) Room 9 

11:00-12:00 Roman Dirge— Cartoonist Roman Dirge will be discussing his new art bookTaxidermied and his ongoing Lenore comic series with Titan. Join Roman and moderator Jonah Weiland (Comic Book Resources) for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session.Room 23ABC 

11:00-12:00 Radical Publishing— Radical will announce its imprint deal with Sam Worthington's production company, Full Clip, and introduce the writers and artists working on those projects. Panelists include Sam Worthington (Avatar), John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz (Full Clip Productions), Rick Remender (The Last Days of American Crime), Joshua Dysart (Unknown Soldier), Leonardo Manco (Hellblazer), and Radical Studios presidentBarry Levine. Radical will also give the inside scoop on Sam Worthington's attachment to Rick Remender's The Last Days of American Crime. Room 24ABC  

11:00-12:00 JManga: Manga!? Hear it Straight from Japan!— The leaders of Japan's manga industry present an in-depth discussion of where the international manga industry is and where it is headed in the near future. Also, catch a sneak peak of jmanga.com, Japan's 39-publisher-strong Digital Comic Association's new manga portal website. Panelists includeSam Yoshiba (Kodansha), Takashi Watanabe (Shueisha), Toshitaka Tanaka(Shogakukan), Kouji Shimano (Futabasha), Naobumi Ashi (Kadokawa), Motoi Suzuki(Shueisha), and Sasaki Hisashi (editor-in-chief of Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump, the world's top-selling manga magazine). Room 25ABC 

11:00-12:00 Page One— The opening page of a comic sets up everything that comes after it, for good or ill. Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Jen Van Meter (Hopeless Savages), Greg Rucka (Stumptown), and moderator Douglas Wolk discuss great first pages of comics and the way they can instantly pull their audience in and establish the tone and themes of a story.Room 32AB 

!!! 11:00-12:00 Paramount: The Adventures of Tin-Tin TBA Hall H 

11:15-12:15 DC Comics: The New 52— he DC Universe explodes in September with 52 new number-one issues, and one panel is not enough to cover it! With a "DC Comics: The New 52" panel each day, there's sure to be something for everyone! Bob Harras, DC's editor-in-chief, and DCU executive editor Eddie Berganza offer an up-close look at this unprecedented wave of new series, from the first-ever relaunches of Action Comics and Batman titles to the latest thrills from comics' cutting edge! Room 6DE 

!!! 11:15-12:15 AMC's The Walking Dead Stars Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist),Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints), Steven Yeun (The Big Bang Theory), Jeffrey DeMunn (The Green Mile); series creator/writer/director/executive producer Frank Darabont(The Shawshank Redemption); executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator); executive producer Robert Kirkman (creator/writer of The Walking Dead comic book series); and makeup artist and consulting producer Greg Nicotero discuss the success of season one of AMC's series The Walking Dead and reveal what to look forward to in season two, which will air on AMC thisfFall. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season two. Ballroom 20 

11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Patrick McDonnell Award-winningMutts cartoonist and New York Times bestselling author Patrick McDonnell is joined in conversation with author Glen David Gold(Carter Beats the Devil). Patrick will discuss comic strips, cats and dogs, George Herriman, Charles Schulz, Jack Kirby, Jane Goodall, pen points, Shelter Stories, punk rock, frogs jumping in ponds,The Power of Now, the future, and nothing. Q&A will follow.Room 5AB 

!!! 11:30-12:30 Halo Universe— Frank O'Connor, Kevin Grace, and others from 343 Industries, as well as special Halo guests Greg Bear and Karen Traviss, discuss the first 10 years of Halo and offer a sneak peek into what's next for this exciting sci-fi universe.Room 6BCF 

!!! 11:30-12:30 Locke & Key Panel— Make your plans to watch the Locke & Key TV pilot at 10:30, then join Eisner-nominated creators Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez, along withLocke & Key TV pilot writer Josh Friedman, for a frank discussion of the show, the comic, and what's coming up in Clockworks, the second-to-last story arc in the acclaimed series (or is it?).Room 8 

11:30-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #6: Wordless Comics— Andrei Molotiu (Indiana University) makes the case that the sequential dynamics of abstract comics echo complex self-organizing systems such as occur in biological, mathematical, and sociological processes and that the same transmedia values underlie more traditional storytelling comics. Dietrich Grünewald (Universität Koblenz-Landau) examines the picture story principle and why it is not advisable to refer to what Rodolphe Töpffer called "literature in pictures" with a fixed general term. David A. Berona (Plymouth State University) investigates social, personal, and literary themes in contemporary woodcut novels. Room 26AB 

11:30-12:30 Comic-Con How-To: Filmmaking by the Seat of Your Pants with Matt Haley and David Walker— The creators of the Internet viral hit Blackstar Warrior show how they pulled off the impossible, with no time and no money, but canny organizational skills and a love of professional filmmaking. Producer/director Matt Haley most recently illustrated the "Badass" book series for HarperCollins and the forthcoming How to Win a Fight from Penguin/Gotham. Writer David Walker is the author of Darius Logan: Super Justice Force, co-authored the book Reflections On Blaxploitation, and directed such films as Black Santa's Revenge. Room 28DE 

!!! 11:45-12:45 Nickelodeon & DreamWorks Animation: Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness The bodacity continues as Po the panda punches his way onto a new animated series. Executive producer Peter Hastings and supervising producersRandy Dormans band Gabe Swarr present an exclusive sneak peek into the new series by Nickelodeon and Dreamworks. This panel will also include select moments with voice cast membersMick Wingert (Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special), James Hong (Kung Fu Panda 2), Kevin Michael Richardson (Penguins of Madagascar), and John DiMaggio (Penguins of Madagascar), followed by a screening. Moderated by Megan Casey, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 6A 

!!! 11:45-12:30 Adult Swim: The Venture Bros. Show creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will screen an early premiere of The Venture Bros. Special -- From the Ladle to the Grave: The Story of Shallow Gravy -- a 15-minute documentary-style animated special (premiering August 28 on Adult Swim), discuss their original series, and answer questions. The panel also features James Urbaniak (Dr. Venture).Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

12:00-1:00 The Official Aspen Comics Panel 2011— Aspen Comics creators Frank Mastromauro, Peter Steigerwald, Vince Hernandez, Mark Roslan, Joe Benitez, JT Krul,Alex Konat, Jason Fabok, Beth Sotelo, and some surprise guests announce and preview new Aspen releases for 2012, including a special look at their new series in association with director McG's production company, Haunted City, as well as answer questions about Aspen's growing library of titles. All attendees will receive a free gift courtesy of Aspen Comics! Room 4

12:00-1:00 Star Wars Books— Star Wars author Timothy Zahn and Del Rey editor Shelly Shapiro discuss the 20th anniversary of Star Wars: Heir to the Empire and preview upcomingStar Wars titles from Del Rey and LucasBooks. Room 7AB 

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Rebecca Moesta Comic-Con special guest Rebecca Moesta (Star Challengers) has written more that 30 Middle Grade and YA novels in a variety of science fiction and fantasy series, from media universes (Young Jedi Knights, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Trek, Titan AE) to her own universes (Crystal Doors, Star Challengers, co-written with husband Kevin J. Anderson). Her new Star Challenger trilogy was co-created with June Scobee Rodgers (Challenger Centers for Space Science Education) to help inspire a new generation to explore careers in science, engineering, and technology. Rebecca will be interviewed by fellow author Nancy Holder (Crusade series). Room 9 

12:00-1:00 ABC Family: The Nine Lives of Chloe King An exclusive sneak peek of an upcoming episode of The Nine Lives of Chloe King, followed by a Q&A session with the cast and producers. The cast in attendance includes Skyler Samuels (The Gates) as Chloe King, Amy Pietz (The Office) as Meredith King, Grey Damon (True Blood, Friday Night Lights) as Brian, newcomer Grace Phipps as Amy, Benjamin Stone (Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Pottervideo game series) as Alek, Alyssa Diaz (Shark Night 3D) as Jasmine, and Ki Hong Lee (The Secret Life of the American Teenager) as Paul. The executive producers are Dan Berendsenand, from Alloy Entertainment, Gina Girolamo. The Nine Lives of Chloe King airs Tuesday nights at 9/8c on ABC Family. Room 23ABC 

12:00-1:00 Tribute to Gene Colan— The comic book industry lost a giant last month. Gene Colan was a true artist and a truer gentleman. Fans and co-workers gather to remember him, including Marv Wolfman, Roy Thomas, Dean Mullaney, Andrew Farago, Glen David Gold, and moderator Mark Evanier. Come and add your voice and memories to a discussion of one of the greats. Room 24ABC 

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Dave Gibbons Comic-Con special guest Dave Gibbons is the artist behind one of the most popular graphic novels and comics stories ever, Watchmen. Here's the A to Z of Dave Gibbons...everything you ever wanted to know about Dave's life in comics in an interactive format where the audience calls the shots. Room 25ABC 

12:00-1:00 CBLDF Master Session 3: Jaime Hernandez— No one can touch Jaime Hernandez's art as the gold standard for visual characterization in contemporary comics. Through a complex use of body language, facial acting, and the playful mix of exaggerated and realistic visuals, Hernandez's characters come to life in a way that is instantly recognizable and wholly unique. Witness his singular approach to visual storytelling at this CBLDF Master Session. The pieces created during this event will be available for bidding in Saturday's CBLDF Benefit Auction.Room 30CDE 

12:00-1:00 ASIFA/Hollywood's State of the Animation Industry— What do pros think of the animation scene today? Will it all go 3D? Is 2D dead? When is a hybrid VFX flick an animated flick? How do I get my first job? Join Tom Sito (Lion King, Hop), Ken Duncan(Tarzan), Allen Battino (The Smurfs), Sean Petrilak (KFP TV show), Kevin Grow(Resistance: Fall of Man), and Brittany Biggs (KFP II) and get in on the discussion!Room 32AB 

!!! 12:15-1:15 Relativity Media: Raven and Haywire Two fantastic films from Relativity Media debut in this Hall H presentation. 

Raven -- The film is a gritty thriller in which Edgar Allan Poe joins forces with a young Baltimore detective to hunt down a mad serial killer who's using Poe's own works as the basis for a string of brutal murders. Raven starsJohn Cusack as Edgar Allan Poe, Luke Evans, and Alice Eve and is directed by James McTeigue.

Haywire -- An electrifying tale of espionage and betrayal. A female covert ops specialist who works in the deadly world of international operatives strikes back after discovering she's been double-crossed by someone close to her in the agency. Mixed martial arts superstar Gina Carano makes her feature film -- and Comic-Con -- debut, starring and performing her own high-adrenaline stunts. Also appearing is director Stephen Soderbergh.

Hall H  

12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Jeff Smith Jeff Smith and his wife/business partner Vijaya Iyer discuss the 20th anniversary ofBone, feature films, the future of comics, and much more. Moderated by Tom Spurgeon (comicsreporter.com) Room 5AB 

12:30-1:30 Marvel: Year of the X-Men— The bonds of brotherhood have been broken between Cyclops and Wolverine, as their feud reaches its boiling point, tearing the X-Men apart in X-Men: Schism. But after the dust settles, what's next for the X-Men and their allies? Enter X-Men Regenesis, where all your questions are answered. Writers Marjorie Liu (X-23),Rick Remender (Uncanny X-Force), and Chris Yost (X-Men: First to Last) and editor-in-chiefAxel Alonso lay out what's going on with the X-Men for this all-new, all-deadly panel!Room 6DE 

12:30-1:30 Crime: Modern Morality Tales— The idea of crime fiction serving as a sort of modern morality tale goes back to Dostoevsky and Nabokov. Panelists discuss how murder and mayhem can impart significance and structure to readers. Max Allan Collins (Kiss Her Goodbye, The Nate Heller series), Barbara Collins (Antiques Knock-Off), Jeff Mariotte (CSI: The Burning Season), Diane Clark and Astrid Bear (San Diego Noir), Gar Anthony Haywood (Cemetery Road), Gary Phillips (Angeltown), Paul Malmont (The Astounding, the Amazing, and the Unknown), Lisa Brackmann (Rock, Paper, Tiger), and Gregg Hurwitz(You're Next) explore the dark streets of imagination with San Diego Noir editorMaryelizabeth Hart. Room 8 

12:30-1:30 The Big Bang Theory Screening and Q&A— Dr., Dr., Dr., Dr., Dr., Mr., Miss...See everyone's favorite scientists (and engineer and waitress) from The Big Bang Theoryas the show's producers and stars return to San Diego with a special screening and Q&A. Executive producers Chuck Lorre (Two and a Half Men), Bill Prady (Dharma & Greg), andSteve Molaro (iCarly) join stars Johnny Galecki (Roseanne), Jim Parsons (Garden State),Kaley Cuoco (Charmed), Simon Helberg (Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog), Kunal Nayyar(NCIS), Mayim Bialik (Blossom), and Melissa Rauch (True Blood) for a fun and lively discussion. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television,The Big Bang Theory airs Thursdays at 8/7c on CBS, and The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 13. Ballroom 20 

!!! 12:45-1:45 Legendary Pictures: Preproduction Preview— Legendary Pictures holds its first-ever Comic-Con panel and shares an early look at some of the movies on the company's upcoming film slate. Fans will be able to access Legendary's plans, garner sneak peeks at their movies in preproduction, and hear from filmmakers and cast members from the upcomingPacific Rim, Seventh Son, Paradise Lost, and Mass Effect. Panel participants include Jeff Bridges, Bradley Cooper, Guillermo del Toro, Ben Barnes, Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba,Alicia Vikander, Alex Proyas, Sergei Bodrov, Travis Beacham, Mark Protosevich, andCasey Hudson. Room 6BCF 

12:45-1:15 Adult Swim: Pilots/New Shows/Additional Sundry Topics— Mike Lazzo(senior vice president, programming and production for Adult Swim), Keith Crofford (vice president of production for Adult Swim), and Nick Weidenfeld (vice president, comedy development for both Cartoon Network and Adult Swim) preview and discuss new Adult Swim programming. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

1:00-2:00 Free 3D Glasses for You at the 3D Comics Panel!— This presentation in actual 3D will take you through the exciting history of million-selling 3D comics. It showcases their invention in 1953 by Joe Kubert and Norm Maurer and the artists who followed their lead: Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, Bob Powell, Otto Messmer, and more. Projected in 3D, you'll see rare comics and unpublished art by these geniuses and the 3D comics that have inspired today's 3D movies. Hosted by Eisner Award winner Craig Yoe, author of the Amazing 3D Comics(IDW/Yoe Books), premiering at Comic-Con. Room 4  

1:00-2:00 Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants Runaway Roadtrip Exclusive— Arrrre you ready, kids? It's time for anotherSpongeBob SquarePants panel! Executive producer Paul Tibbitt, creative director Vincent Waller, and writer/voice of Plankton Mr. Lawrence take you on a journey to Bikini Bottom...and beyond! Get a behind-the-scenes look at some upcoming episodes, including an exclusive sneak peek at the next SpongeBob SquarePants special, Runaway Roadtrip. Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, executive director for Nickelodeon. Room 6A 

1:00-2:00 Dark Horse Comics: 20 Years of Star Wars Share favorite moments in Star Wars comics with resident Jedi Randy Stradley and a host of Star Wars guests from comics and beyond, including Mick Harrison (Dark Times -- in his first public appearance!), Scott Allie and Stephane Roux (Jedi -- The Dark Side), John Jackson Miller (Knight Errant),Dave Filoni and the Fillbach Brothers (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Timothy Zahn (Choices of One), and Shelly Shapiro (editor-at-large, Del Rey). There will be exclusive news and images, giveaways, and even a chance to win a custom Stormtrooper helmet with art by Chris Scalf (Blood Ties)! Room 7AB 

1:00-2:00 Publishing Queer: Producing LGBT Comics and Graphic Novels— Queer-themed comics, once solely the domain of the gay press, are breaking into the mainstream. What are the challenges and rewards of producing this work and getting it in front of an audience hungry for the material? How can it be marketed and publicized, both to an LGBT readership and beyond? Should queer cartoonists self-publish or look to established publishers? Moderator Justin Hall (Glamazonia, Prism Comics Talent Chair) leads a spirited conversation with a diverse panel of publishing pros: Brian Andersen (self-publisher, So Super Duper), Charles "Zan" Christensen (publisher, Northwest Press), Jacquelene Cohen(publicist, Fantagraphics), Shannon O'Leary (comics editor and journalist), Bob Schreck(editor-in-chief, Legendary Pictures), and Tony Valenzuela (executive director, Lambda Literary Foundation). Room 9 

1:00-2:00 There and Play Again: Video Games to Comics— We all know that comic books have been fertile ground from which video game developers can harvest great characters and games. These days the tech has caught up with the art and we're seeing that road run both ways. This panel includes video game and comic book industry luminaries intimately familiar with bringing a comics sensibility to games and transporting virtual, interactive worlds to the printed page. Join them to discuss what it takes to be successful in multiple dimensions.Room 23ABC 

1:00-2:30 The Golden Age of the Fanzine— Once upon a time...before the Internet and publishing on demand, a hearty group of comics lovers produced their own publications, called "fanzines," and comics fandom was born. Spinning off Comic-Con's 50th anniversary celebration of the birth of comics fandom, these pioneers of the fanzine will talk about those heady days and what it was like to publish their own zines. Panelists include Jean Bails (the widow of Dr. Jerry Bails, creator of Alter-Ego), Richard Kyle (Graphic Story World), Paul Levitz (The Comic Reader), Dick and Pat Lupoff (Xero), Roy Thomas (Alter Ego), Maggie Thompson (Comic Art), and some surprise fanzine publisher-type guests. Moderated by Bill Schelly, a fanzine editor himself and the guy who wrote the book on fandom (The Golden Age of Comic Fandom). For more on the Golden Age of Fanzines, check this year's Comic-Con Souvenir Book for a special feature! Room 24ABC 

1:00-2:00 Mattel: Mattypalooza 2011: Masters of the Universe Classics, DC Universe, Ghostbusters, Voltron, and More!— Are you a Matty Mattel fan? Head over to this year's Mattypalooza to get all the latest info on your favorite Mattel collector lines and MattyCollector.com. Featuring a special Q&A with Mattel toy designers Bill Benecke and Brandon Sopinsky, Mattel brand managers Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, Danielle McLachlan, Rhobyn de Jesus, and Natalie So, and guest starring The Four Horsemen. As a bonus, Matty, the original Mattel collector, may even make a live appearance to reveal secrets for the upcoming Masters of the Universe 30th anniversary! New toys will be shown for the first time! Room 25ABC 

1:00-2:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #7: Focus onDavid Lloyd Comic-Con special guest David Lloyd (V for Vendetta, Kickback) discusses the nature of sequential art and the methods of its production, considering his own methods, and how those methods have changed over time, as well as the creation of comics more generally in various genres and national and historical traditions. He will also look at the teaching of sequential art, both to practitioners and to audiences, discussing his time at the London Cartoon Centre and the Cartoon Classroom project. Kathleen McClancy (Wake Forest University) moderates. Room 26AB 

1:00-2:00 Comic-Con How-To: Advanced Digital inking Techniques with Brian Haberlin— Learn how to digitally ink and take all your black-and-white artwork to the next level. Comics artist Brian Haberlin will delve into Photoshop's treasure trove of features that not only enhance comic applications but make possible countless creative pen and ink opportunities rarely seen before. If you're serious about your black-and-white artwork, this session is a must. Haberlin is the co-creator of Witchblade and other comic books and intellectual properties and the tutorial creator for international magazines such as 3DWorld, Imagine FX, and Photoshop User, and is owner of Digitalarttutorials.com. Room 28DE 

1:00-2:00 CBLDF Master Session 4:— TBA Room 30CDE 

1:00-2:00 Oni Press Panelmonium 2011— It's a new comic extravaganza with trendsetting indie comic powerhouse Oni Press, featuring Comic-Con debut titles One Soul, Petrograd. andSpontaneous! Join in the Q&A with Ray Fawkes (Possessions) and get the first word on his game-changing graphic novel One Soul. Plus an in-depth chat with Phil Gelatt (Labor Days) and Tyler Crook (B.P.R.D) about their new historical graphic novel chronicling the infamous assassination of Rasputin, Petrograd! Joe Harris (Ghost Projekt) and Brett Weldele(Surrogates) talk about their new miniseries Spontaneous, while Artist Brian Hurtt and writerCullen Bunn join in the fray to discuss their hit ongoing series The Sixth Gun. And, as always, Oni Press's Panelmonium brings announcements, reveals, special guests, free comics, and the only interactive panel in town! Guaranteed by Oni Press's totally biased employees to be "the most fun you'll ever have at a panel"! Room 32AB 

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Ed Benes Fan-favorite artist and Comic-Con special guest Ed Benes (JLA, Birds of Prey) commemorates his first U.S. convention appearance with a look back on almost 20 years in the comics industry, from his start with Continuity Comics in 1993 to his eye-popping work on titles like Birds of Prey andJustice League of America. He's now looking ahead to his new series (Red Lanterns -- due in September). Ed will discuss his career path, the inception of his own studio, and all the challenges along the way. Discussion will include fan Q&A. A rare opportunity to pick the brain of one of today's finest talents! Room 5AB 

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Chester Brown Louis Riel, Yummy Fur,and Ed The Happy Clown cartoonist -- and Comic-Con special guest -- Chester Brown has been one of the most influential and acclaimed alternative cartoonists for the past 20 years. His 2011 graphic novel Paying for It: A Comic-Strip Memoir About Being a John is easily the most talked about book of the year and was praised in the New York Times. Join him on his panel as he performs his acclaimed slideshow, reading from his North American book tour for Paying for It. The slideshow will be followed by a Q&A. Ask anything you wanted to know about the most controversial book of the year. Room 8 

!!! 1:30-2:30 Screen Gems: Underworld 4 Underworld 4 brings a stunning new dimension to the epic battle between Vampires and Lycans as the first film in the franchise to shoot in 3D. Kate Beckinsale, star of the first two films, returns in her lead role as the vampire warrior Selene, who escapes imprisonment to find that humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Appearing in person are Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, Len Wiseman (producer and director of Underworld and Underworld: Evolution), and directors Mans Marlind andBjorn Stein. Hall H  

1:30-2:30 Adult Swim: Childrens Hospital See a never-before-screened episode ofChildrens Hospital and hear from the show's creative team led by Rob Corddry (Cedar Rapids) and Jon Stern (The Ten). They will be joined by members of their ensemble cast of comedic heavyweights, including Malin Akerman (Couples Retreat), Lake Bell (No Strings Attached),Erinn Hayes (Parenthood), Rob Huebel (I Love You Man), and Megan Mullally (Will and Grace). Childrens Hospital explores the emotional struggles and sexual politics of a group of doctors charged with healthy libidos. The panel will close with a sneak peek at Adult Swim's newest live-action comedy, NTSF:SD:SUV::, featuring creator and star Paul Scheer (The League). NTSF:SD:SUV:: is a clandestine team of government agents working to protect San Diego from numerous terrorist threats coming in daily from such evil countries as Mexico, Canada, and Guam. This team of highly trained operatives has only one job: saving your ass so you can drive your Prius and see your movies in 3D without worrying about living in a country run by no-good terrorists. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

1:45-2:45 Marvel: Amazing Spider-Man and His Avenging Friends— Spider-Man's riding high after hitting the Big Time, but it'll all come crashing down this summer in Spider-Island!Get an in-depth look inside the event that changes the course of Peter Parker's life. But ol' Web-Head isn't the only New Yorker with a major storyline this summer. Daredevil makes his return, Punisher wages a new war, Venom explores the dark side of saving the world, and more of your favorite heroes are back with a vengeance! Sit down with our spectacular panel of creators, including Zeb Wells (Avenging Spider-Man), Rick Remender (Venom), Mark Waid(Daredevil), Greg Rucka (Punisher), Humberto Ramos (Amazing Spider-Man), senior editorSteve Wacker, editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, and others as they lay the groundwork for New York City's greatest heroes. Room 6DE  

1:45-2:45 Bones Creator/executive producer Hart Hanson, executive producer Stephen Nathan, and stars David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel discuss the shocking finale ofBones Season 6 as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in an exciting Season 7! Hanson will also introduce the audience to the stars of The Finder, his new FOX series premiering in January. Plus, Q&A! Ballroom 20 

2:00-3:00 Spotlight on Dave Stewart Eisner Award-winning color artist and Comic-Con special guest Dave Stewart is one of the busiest colorists in comics. Known for his work on such titles asDC: The New Frontier, Hellboy, BPRD, Baltimore, Lobster Johnson, Conan, Batwoman, and The Goon, Dave will talk about his work and how he brings comics characters to colorful life. Room 4 

!!! 2:00-3:00 Green Lantern: The Animated Series Video Presentation and Q&A— Warner Bros. Animation brings theGreen Lantern to television in a new CG-animated action series for Cartoon Network from world-renowned producer, artist, and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series). Based on the DC Comics superhero, Green Lantern: The Animated Seriescenters on Hal Jordan and his partner Kilowog, who find themselves alone on the edge of the Guardian Frontier fighting off an invasion by the deadly Red Lantern Corps. Timm headlines a panel -- moderated by Warner Bros. Animation's Sam Register (Teen Titans) -- that also features producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm). In addition to the Q&A, fans in attendance will be treated to footage prepared exclusively for Comic-Con. Don't miss out, or you'll be waiting 'til 2012! Room 6BCF 

2:00-3:00 Star Wars Collectibles Update— Bryan Ono of eFX, Ashly Powell of Gentle Giant Studios, Dan Lujan of Kotobukiya, and Brant Bridges of Sideshow Collectibles for product development offer insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Warscollectibles. Moderated by Chris Spitale of Lucas Licensing. Room 7AB 

2:00-3:00 VIZ Media Panel— VIZ Media's 25th anniversary celebrations continue with a special panel packed with exciting news and prizes for our fans. VIZ Media staff will provide the latest updates on new acquisitions and upcoming releases, as well as give the scoop on groundbreaking projects they've yet to announce. Don't miss a chance to win prizes such as $25 iTunes gift cards, special prizes from VIZ's partners, and more! Room 9 

2:00-3:00 Nappy Hour— The infamous cooking timer returns as Keith Knight (The Knight Life, the K Chronicles, (th)ink, MAD) brings together another lightning-fast roundtable discussion of all things nerdist, with a stellar lineup of panelists including writer/producer/illustrator Michael Davis (Milestone Media, The Black Panel), writer/performerPam Noles (And We Shall March, Death 40 Feet Tall), and writer/director/critic David Walker (Bad Azz Mofo)! Room 23ABC  

2:00-3:00 Dark Horse Presents As Dark Horse celebrates its 25th year of publishing, the company is proud to reintroduce the title that started it all: the game-changing anthologyDark Horse Presents. Known for featuring the industry's top talent and launching some of the most successful titles in comics history, Dark Horse Presents was, is, and will continue to be a highly fertile breeding ground for new characters, concepts, and more. Find out what makes this book so important to the comics medium, with Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson as well as a cast of top talent past and present, including Eric Powell (The Goon), Carla Speed McNeil (Finder), Sanford Greene (Deadpool), and more! Panel attendees will receive a Dave Gibbons minicomic exclusive to Comic-Con. Room 25ABC  

2:00-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Transmedia, Comics Form, and Contemporary Adaptations— Patrick Jagoda (University of Chicago) considers the implications that comingling of comics and digital games might have for the future of transmedia storytelling in what Henry Jenkins has called our contemporary "convergence culture." Hillary Chute (University of Chicago) examines how recent adaptations of independent comics provoke and stage conversations among forms from film to live performance. Liam Burke (Huston School of Film & Digital Media) explores the impact the unprecedented period of modern comic book film adaptation has had on mainstream American comic books, from diminishing the specificity of their form to publishers making comics more amenable to film adaptation. Henry Jenkins (University of Southern California) responds.Room 26AB 

2:00-3:00 Writing Seminar with Marv Wolfman and Neo Edmund— Marv Wolfman(God of War, Teen Titans, Crisis on Infinite Earths) and Neo Edmund (Solitary -- The Movie, Windy Hollows, Discovery Channel's Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Predators), return to basics in this annual writing seminar as they discuss the building blocks of putting together a story, creating tension, and what the "three act structure" really means. There will also be time for a Q&A session. Room 30CDE 

!!! 2:00-3:00 Frank Frazetta Tribute Panel— Frazetta associate J. David Spurlock follows Comic-Con's crowd-pleasing panel from last year honoring the late, great master of fantastic art by hosting a new all-star group of guests to pay tribute to the legendary artist of Conan, Death Dealer, Vampirella, and more. Expect surprises, announcements, and a remembrance of Frazetta contemporary Jeffrey Catherine Jones. Room 32AB 

2:15-3:15 Exclusive Screening of ABC's Newest Supernatural Series, The River From the studio that brought you Lost comes a new adventure set deep in the Amazon. Executive producers Oren Peli (Paranormal Activity),  Michael Green (Green Lantern), and Zack Estrin(Tru Calling), along with cast members Joe Anderson (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn),Eloise Mumford (Lone Star), and Leslie Hope (24), present an exclusive screening and a Q&A of their much-anticipated new series, The River. All attendees will get a limited-edition Comic-Con giveaway. Room 6A 

2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Alan Davis Artist/writer/storyteller. Co-creator of Excalibur. Creator of the ClanDestine. Also worked onCaptain Britain, Marvelman, DR and Quinch, Harry 20, Batman and the Outsiders, Detective Comics, New Mutants, X-Men, Batman: Full Circle, Fantastic Four, JLA the Nail, The Avengers, Superboy's Legion, and Killraven. Most recently contributed to X-Men Dark Reign, Young Avengers Children's Crusade, and Avengers Prime...Comic-Con special guest Alan Davis's dynamic art and storytelling style has been a hallmark of comics for more than two decades. Any questions?  Room 5AB 

2:30-3:30 Spotlight on Seymour Chwast Comic-Con special guest Seymour Chwast, a member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, screens some of his award-winning design and illustration work and discusses his graphic novels Dante's Divine Comedy and the upcoming Canterbury Tales and Homer's Odyssey. Noted designer and comics enthusiast Chip Kidd talks with Chwast.Room 8  

2:30-3:30 That '70s Panel— It was a decade of change in comics -- a new generation taking over. What made it all happen? That's what moderator Mark Evanier will ask artists Walt Simonson (Manhunter), Joe Staton (E-Man), Mike Royer (New Gods), and writer/editorsMarv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula) and Louise Simonson (Warren Publications) about that Bronze Era. Room 24ABC  

2:30-4:00 Comic-Con How-To: Live Sketching with Stanley "Artgerm" Lau of Imaginary Friends Studios Singapore— Well known for the covers he does for DC Comics and his work on Heavy Metal magazine, Stanley "Artgerm" Lau and 30 other concept artists have worked on such projects as G.I. Joe, Batman, Justice League, Superman, Exalted, Witchblade, Madam Mirage, Dungeons & Dragons, Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, Warhammer, Street Fighter, Sleepy Hollow, and Star Wars Galaxies, and on promotional and licensing material for major motion pictures, including Spider-Man 3, Surf's Up, and The Dark Knight. As Stanley sketches live, the audience can watch his work progress as it's projected on the big screen. Room 28DE 

2:30-3:15 Adult Swim: Black Dynamite Creators and voice talent from the new animated series offer a sneak peek at the show and answer questions. Executive producer Carl Jones(The Boondocks) and director Scott Sanders (Black Dynamite) appear, in addition to writer and star Michael Jai White, voice actors Tommy Davidson and Kym Whitley, and writer/voice actor Byron Minns, all of whom also starred in the live-action feature film Black Dynamite. The 2009 movie is an outrageous action comedy/spoof that follows ex-CIA agent and full-time ladies' man Black Dynamite, who's out to avenge the death of his brother against kung-fu masters, drug-dealing pimps, and The Man. The Black Dynamite animated series further chronicles the exploits of Black Dynamite and his crew.Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

!!! 2:45-3:45 DreamWorks: Fright Night Colin Farrell (The Way Back), Anton Yelchin (Star Trek), Christopher Mintz-Plasse (Superbad), Imogen Poots (Jane Eyre), Dave Franco(Charlie St. Cloud), director Craig Gillespie (Lars and the Real Girl), and screenwriter Marti Noxon (I Am Number Four) take the dais to give fans a taste of the horrific fun to come in DreamWorks Pictures' 3D reimagining of the classic horror film. Hall H 

3:00-4:00 Mattel and DC Comics: A Heroic Partnership—You've been a fan of Mattel's popular DC toy lines, now find out the latest news, sneak peaks, and behind-the-scenes scoop on your favorite Mattel/DC action figures, including DC Universe Classics,Young Justice, Action League, and more. Plus, get an exciting look at new 2012 products. Join Mattel toy designers Bill Benecke andMike Guarniere, as well as brand managers Danielle McLachlanand Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich, along with The Four Horsemen and surprise guests from DC Comics and Warner Brothers for an insightful Q&A. Room 4 

3:00-4:00 DC: Superman— How does The Man of Tomorrow fit into the new DC Universe that rises in September? Find out as group editor Matt Idelson joins new Action Comicswriter Grant Morrison (All Star Superman, Batman Incorporated) and author of the bestselling Superman: Earth One graphic novel J. Michael Straczynski (Superman, Wonder Woman) to take fans new and old up, up, and away to give them a sneak peak at what's in store for Superman. Room 6DE 

3:00-4:00 Rendering the Galaxy Far, Far Away: The Digital Art and Light of The Clone Wars What does it take to bring The Clone Wars to the screen? How is the feature-film-quality animation produced on a weekly television schedule? These secrets are kept by the artists at Lucasfilm Animation, and they are here to take you behind the scenes of the hit animated series, offering insight into the creative and technical process of continuing the epic sweep and visual grandeur of the Star Wars saga. Featuring supervising director Dave Filoni, CG lighting and FX supervisor Joel Aron, and other talents from Lucasfilm Animation. Hosted by Pablo Hidalgo. Room 7AB 

3:00-4:00 Shonen Jump Panel— Have you ever dreamed of becoming a manga creator? This panel gives you an opportunity to learn the secrets to being a professional artist and a writer.Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hisashi Sasaki will give you straightforward tips and advice on how to improve your manga. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from the editor of Japan's #1 manga magazine! Plus, a chat with Hiroshi Matsuyama, the president of CyberConnnect2, about an upcoming Naruto Shippuden video game. Room 9 

3:00-4:00 Eureka Small town. Big panel. Syfy's smash hit Eureka is back at Comic-Con.Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston(Douglas Fargo), and guest star Felicia Day (Dr. Holly Martin) join executive producersJaime Paglia and Bruce Miller for a chat about the big secrets of America's smartest little town. Moderated by guest star Wil Wheaton (Dr. Isaac Parrish; Wesley Crusher, Star Trek: Next Generation). Ballroom 20  

3:00-4:00 Bob's Burgers Bob's Burgers creator/executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and cast members H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts,Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, and Kristen Schaal entertain animation fans with hilarious never-before-seen footage from season two, followed by a Q&A. Room 23ABC 

3:00-4:00 Image Comics Show— The folks from Image Comics present a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming projects, updates on ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with some of the best writers working in comics. Find out about what Image is up to before anyone else does, get cool giveaways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include David Baxter (Marksmen), John Layman (Chew), Scott Snyder (Severed), Nick Spencer (Morning Glories), Ben McCool (Pigs), and Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash). Room 25ABC

3:00-4:00 Comics Color Painting and F/X— Brian Miller (Justice League International) and Kristy Miller (Ben 10) delve deeper into the world of digital color, guiding you on a journey through digital painting. See firsthand which Photoshop brushes and techniques are used for digital painting. Watch and learn as Brian transforms a black-and-white drawing into a fully painted illustration and demonstrates advanced techniques to create stunning special effects. Plus a Q&A session. Room 30CDE 

!!! 3:00-4:00 Famous Monsters of Filmland FM publisher Philip Kim, editor Ed Blair, Mark Dooley (Zombie Lane), and other celebrity horror guests and artists discuss the future of the world's first monster fan magazine. Learn about FM's coming journey into the world of comic books, its expansion into the world of digital publishing, and other special projects and partnerships in the works. The panel will also reveal future FM covers and offer a Q&A where fans can interact and share thoughts on their visions for FM. Room 32AB 

3:15-4:15 Falling Skies TNT's powerful drama series Falling Skies follows a group of survivors who band together after a devastating alien invasion has incapacitated most of the world. Ordinary people are called upon to fight back against the occupying alien force as they struggle for the survival of the human race. Join stars Noah Wyle (ER), Moon Bloodgood(Terminator Salvation), Will Patton (Armageddon), Drew Roy (Secretariat), Collin Cunningham (Living in Your Car), and Sarah Sanguin Carter (Shark) and co-executive producer Mark Verheiden (Battlestar Galactica) in a Q&A, and watch exclusive never-before-seen footage from Falling Skies. Room 6BCF 

3:30-4:30 Entertainment Weekly Presents...Totally LOST: One Year Later— EW's Lostgurus Jeff "Doc" Jensen and Dan "Dan" Snierson wax nostalgic about the past, perhaps with a surprise guest or two, and discuss how they're "moving on" in the wake of Lost'sdeparture from the air a year ago. The duo will look to the future by previewing promising TV obsessions. Room 5AB 

!!! 3:30-4:30 ThunderCats Premiere Episode Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con, ho! From the moment this series was announced, fans have answered the call -- now, the wait is over as Warner Bros. Animation is proud to bring you the world premiere of this new reimagining of the beloved '80s franchise. Lion-O, Tygra, Panthro, Cheetara, Wily Kit, and Snarf are back! After the screening, producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender), art director Dan Norton (G.I. Joe: Resolute), and members of the voice cast will discuss what viewers can expect in the first season of this exciting new series. ThunderCats premieres in a special one-hour episode on Friday, July 29 at 8/7c on Cartoon Network. Room 6A  

3:30-4:30 Spotlight on Eric Drooker Painter, graphic novelist, and Comic-Con special guest Eric Drooker talks about his multitrack career in fine arts, graphic novels, and illustration. The award-winning artist's latest work is his illustrated version of Howl!by poet Allen Ginsberg. Room 8 

3:30-4:30 50 Years of Alter Ego Comic-Con special guest Roy Thomas (editor, Alter Ego; writer, Conan the Barbarian, All-Star Squadron, Avengers), discusses the half-century (1961-2011) history and legend of Alter Ego, from a dittoed fanzine sent to 150 scattered fans to a globally distributed magazine of comics history and interviews, with Bill Schelly (author ofThe Golden Age of Comic Fandom), Jean Bails (widow of Jerry Bails, founder of AE), John Morrow (co-publisher of AE), and P. C. Hamerlinck (FCA/Fawcett Collectors of America).Room 24ABC 

3:30-4:30 Graphic Novels for Non-Teenagers— Libraries have already established graphic novels on their Teen/Young Adult shelves, but what about books for other ages? Merideth Jenson-Benjamin (Glendale Public Library), Kearsten LaBrozzi (Glendale Public Library), Jill Patterson (La Habra Branch Library), and Hillary W. Chang (McCully-Moiliili Public Library) discuss graphic novel titles for adults and children. Room 26AB 

!!! 3:30-4:15 Adult Swim: Robot Chicken Seth Green (co-creator, Robot Chicken),Matthew Senreich (co-creator, Robot Chicken), and Tom Root (head writer, Robot Chicken) discuss the popular Adult Swim series. The series uses stop-motion animation to bring pop culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. In Robot Chicken, no pop culture target is safe. Legions of action figures are used to spoof everything from reality television and Star Wars to past presidents. Moderated by Keith Crofford, vice president of production, Adult Swim. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

!!! 3:30-4:15 The Military in Film— The Armed Forces of the United States have been featured in film and television over the last century. How does the real military support the entertainment industry? U.S. Army Lt. Colonel John Clearwater (Avengers, Hawaii Five-O), U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Jason Johnston (Battle: Los Angeles, Avatar), U.S. Navy Lt.Michael Smith (Battleship, NCIS), U.S. Air Force Lt. Colonel Francisco "Paco" Hamm(Transformers, Iron Man 2), and U.S. Coast Guard Commander Sean Carroll (The Adjustment Bureau, Deadliest Catch) offer an in-depth discussion and Q&A session. Moderated by U.S. Air Force veteran Jon Huertas, actor on ABC's Castle and HBO's Generation Kill and chairman for SAG Armed Forces Task Force.Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina 

4:00-5:00 The Boy Who Loved Batman— Dreams can come true, but some of them can bloody your knuckles. That's an apt description of what it took film producer Michael Uslan to fulfill his dream of making a dark and gritty Batman movie in 1989. Join Uslan, executive producer of Batman, Batman Begins, The Dark Knight, and the upcoming The Dark Knight Rises, as he tells columnist Tony Panaccio of the lifelong odyssey that led him to launch one of the most successful film franchises of all time. Room 4 

4:00-5:00 Writing the Apocalypse: Genre Authors Explore the End Times (And the Fun That Comes After!)— The postapocalypse world has always been fodder for great horror and mystery works. Authors with recent books set in or around the not-so-distant but very dystopian future discuss their visions of what happens after most of the population dies. Take a look into the future with Mira Grant (The Newsflesh trilogy), Thomas Mullen (The Revisionists), Anna North (America Pacifica), Walter Greatshell (Xombies: Apocalypso),Richard Kadrey (Kill the Dead), Daniel Wilson (Robopocalypse), Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies), and Steven Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies) as they depress moderatorMaryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 7AB 

4:00-5:00 Costume Designers: Designing For Television Production— Costume Designers work in collaboration with Directors, Production Designers, Directors of Photography and Actors in creating fantastic and memorable stories told via moving images. Characters created by Comic Book Writers and Illustrators are made real for the screen via the artistry of Costume Designers. Meet the men and women who are the Costume Designers on this year's most popular television productions. Moderator Giovanna Melton (member of Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, Costume Designer, The Mist, Numbers) is joined by panelists Jill Ohanneson (The Event, Firefly the Pilot), Jim Lapidus (24, Hawaii Five-O), Shawna Trpcic(Torchwood, Dr. Horrible), JR Hawbacker (Assistant CD, True Blood), and Cynthia Bergstrom (Ringer, Buffy, Medium). Room 9 

4:00-5:00 Comedy Central: Ugly Americans Dan Powell (executive producer), Aaron Augenblick (director of animation), Devin Clark (producer and series creator), and the voice talents behind Mark (Matt Oberg), Leonard (Randy Pearlstein), Randall (Kurt Metzger), and Lt. Grimes (Larry Murphy) take you behind the scenes of season two. Featuring a live, in-character surprise table read, a sneak peak at an upcoming episode, a Q&A, and a look at the highly anticipated downloadable game Ugly Americans: Apocalypsegeddon, coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation Network in August. Ugly Americans airs Thursdays at 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central. Room 23ABC 

4:00-5:00 Developing Interactive Entertainment: The Performance Capture Techniques of the Uncharted Franchise and Today's Film Industry— Naughty Dog has consistently led the industry in adopting advanced performance capture processes and technology to propel their critically acclaimed Uncharted video game franchise to greater heights of quality and presentation. Launching in November, Uncharted3: Drake's Deceptiondelivers character-driven narrative and dramatic action sequences to create an engaging experience that grounds the player in the game world with relatable and believable characters. Moderated by USA Today's Mike Snider, Uncharted 3's creative director Amy Hennig and cast members Nolan North, Richard McGonagle, and Emily Rose discuss the influence of theatrical techniques and styles from the history of film that have helped the team produce interactive entertainment. Room 25ABC 

4:00-5:00 How to Create an Effective Pose for Paneling and Illustration— Ron Lemen(Studio2ndStreet, Gnomon Workshop Group, TAD, Imagine FX, Kindle Comics) discusses and demonstrates the logistics of posing the figurative element with a purpose for narrative illustrators and sequential artists, from a historical perspective to the ever-elusive "camera lens" (pictorial frame) from which we view the moment. Ron will walk through a pictorial moment, breaking down the setting to action, POV to action, camera lens to action, drawing with an easy-to-use diagrammatical figure that every illustrator should have knowledge of as a technical tool for figure invention, staging, and blocking. Come ready to take notes and draw along. Room 30CDE  

4:00-5:30 So You Want to Be a Comic Book Retailer?— ComicsPRO's Retailer Mentoring Forum brings you this Comic-Con tradition -- an always lively and fun discussion in which your dreams of owning your own comic book specialty store take flight! You have questions? This panel of experienced retailers has answers! Hosted by Joe Field (ComicsPRO president, owner of Flying Colors Comics, Concord CA), with Portyln Polston (Brave New World, Newhall CA),Jennifer Haines (The Dragon, Guelph ON), Chris Brady (4 Color Fantasies, Rancho Cucamonga CA), and Diamond Comic Distributors outside sales manager Dave Hawksworth. Your career in comics retail starts here! Room 32AB  

!!! 4:00-5:30 Sony— Sony returns to Hall H with a stellar lineup of films and talent, including:

Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance -- After blazing a trail around the globe in the worldwide hit Ghost Rider, Nicolas Cage returns as Johnny Blaze in Columbia Pictures' Ghost Rider-Spirit of Vengeance. Still struggling with his curse as the devil's bounty hunter, Blaze is hiding out in a remote part of Eastern Europe when he is recruited by a secret sect to save a young boy (Fergus Riordan) from the devil (Ciaran Hinds). At first, Johnny is reluctant to embrace the power of the Ghost Rider again, but it is the only way to protect the boy -- and possibly rid himself of his curse forever. Live on stage: directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor (Crank) and stars Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, and Johnny Whitworth.

30 Minutes or Less -- From Ruben Fleischer, the director of Zombieland, comes the action comedy 30 Minutes or Less. In the movie, Nick (Jesse Eisenberg of The Social Network and Zombieland) is a small town pizza delivery guy whose mundane life collides with the big plans of two wannabe criminal masterminds (Danny McBride and Nick Swardson). The duo kidnap Nick and force him to rob a bank. With only a few hours to pull off the impossible task, Nick enlists the help of his ex-best friend, Chet (Aziz Ansari). As the clock ticks, the two must deal with the police, hired assassins, flamethrowers, and their own tumultuous relationship. Talent in attendance includes director Ruben Fleischer and stars Aziz Ansari, Nick Swardson, and Michael Peña

Total Recall -- Welcome to Rekall, the company that with one little implant can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Doug Quaid (Colin Farrell), the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his ordinary existence. But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man. With the line between fantasy and reality blurred and the fate of his world hanging in the balance, Quaid goes on the run to discover his true identity, his true love, and his true fate. Based on Philip K. Dick's classic story "I Can Remember It for You Wholesale," this new take on some of his most visionary ideas is directed by Len Wiseman and starsColin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, and John Cho, all of whom will be appearing.

The Amazing Spider-Man -- The Amazing Spider-Man is back on the big screen, shot in 3D for the first time, and will be swinging into your neighborhood on July 3, 2012. Starring Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, and Martin Sheen, as well as Sally Field, and directed by Marc Webb, The Amazing Spider-Man's new creative team will be taking a whole new direction in the unfolding saga of everyone's favorite web-slinger. Appearing in person are producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, directorMarc Webb, and our own Peter Parker and Gwen Stacy -- Andrew Garfieldand Emma Stone.

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4:15-5:15 DC Comics: Justice League Comics' top talents -- writer Geoff Johns and artist Jim Lee -- team up for the first time ever to bring you the new Justice League, making its debut as part of the new DC Universe. Johns, Lee, and DC executive editor Eddie Berganza bring together the talents behind the new JLA titles, including writers Dan Jurgens(Justice League International), JT Krul (Green Arrow), and Eric Wallace (Mister Terrific) and artists Francis Manapul (The Flash), Brian Buccellato (The Flash), and Philip Tan (The Savage Hawkman). Room 6DE 

4:15-5:15 Warehouse 13 For one day only, America's top-secret treasure trove is moving from the middle of nowhere to the middle of Comic-Con. Stars Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), and Allison Scagliotti(Claudia Donovan), along with executive producer Jack Kenny, take you inside Syfy's blockbuster hit series, Warehouse 13. Moderated by Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo, Eureka).Ballroom 20 

4:15-5:00 Independent Filmmakers Postproduction Panel Discussion— You may know Avid as the company that makes the tools used to create your favorite feature films, TV shows, and music: Media Composer and Pro Tools. In a crazy (yet practical) twist, the folks at Avid have decided to make a movie of their own. The result: Agent MX Z3RO, a 15-minute indie movie that's meant to be a fun throwback to the '70s "shoot-em-up" action spy genre -- think Eastwood meets Connery. Why'd they do it? Mainly because it's difficult to secure demo material that they can use -- without restriction -- to teach filmmakers and postproduction pros the same tools and workflows used across the industry to help them succeed. Meet the director/writer, producer/writer, film editor, and sound supervisor who created the film. Join the discussion about the challenges facing indie filmmakers. and get some information about the tools and tips that can make your project look and sound the best it can be and ultimately more successful. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina 

4:30-5:30 Spotlight on Kim Harrison New York Timesbestselling author Kim Harrison (Pale Demon, Blood Work) reveals all about her bestselling urban fantasy series The Hollows, including a reading, interview with her editor, cover slideshow, and audience Q&A. Plus giveaways and a chance to win a galley of the upcoming world guide The Hollows Insider! Moderated by Diana Gill. Room 5AB 

!!! 4:30-5:30 Marvel Television Presents: Anime on G4— Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters -- Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men, and Blade -- to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Hosted by Attack of the Show's Blair Butler, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel's head of TV Jeph Loeb and surprise guests. Plus, get a sneak peek at The X-Men's explosive first episode. Room 6BCF 

4:30-5:30 Old Stories in New Boxes: How Timeless Stories Evolve Through New Media— Marshall Vandruff (marshallart.com) presents over a hundred slides demonstrating how entertainment art has evolved over the past century from Vaudeville and AB Frost, through Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, into modern storytelling, which is actually thousands of years old. He will explain the classic form of story and show how it relates to all creativity. Room 8 

4:30-5:30 Art of Design— It's in every book, comic, magazine, movie, TV show, action figure package, and everything else we see each day. Good design is often invisible, but this panel of experts talk about the art of design and how it relates to comics in particular. Noted designerChip Kidd (Shazam! The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal) talks with Mark Chiarello (DC Comics editorial art director), Art Directors Hall of Fame member Seymour Chwast, magazine and movie designer Michael Gross (National Lampoon, Ghostbusters), artist and designer Ashley Wood (Popbot, Robots vs. Zombies), and comics historian and designer Craig Yoe (Amazing 3-D Comics, Barks Bear Book). Room 24ABC 

4:30-5:30 Comics in the Library— Librarians Candice Mack (LA Public Library), Mike Pawuk (Cuyahoga County Public Library), and Eva Volin (Alameda Library) come together for a discussion of the place of comics in the library. Which titles should you buy, where do you shelve them, and how do you convince the people you work with that comics have a real place in the library? This panel will tell you all this and more. Moderated by Gina Gagliano (First Second Books). Room 26AB 

4:30-6:00 Comic-Con How-To: Patrick and Shelly Block—Back by popular demand, Disney Comics writer/artists Patrick andShelly Block present a comics creation demonstration that they often give at the Savannah College of Art and Design and other venues. They create a complete Donald Duck story on paper, with the audience providing the ideas. Room 28DE 

4:30-5:00 Adult Swim: Eagleheart Chris Elliott discusses his first lead television role since the cult favorite Get a Life. Panelists include series stars Chris Elliott, Brett Gelman (The Other Guys), and Maria Thayer (Forgetting Sarah Marshall) and executive producersMichael Koman, Andrew Weinberg, and Jason Woliner. Produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco Productions and Dakota Pictures, Eagleheart promises violence, suspense, intrigue, and copious amounts of needless bloodshed as Marshal Chris Monsanto (Elliott) blindly kicks, punches, and shoots his way to what may or may not be a legitimate solution to his case.Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

4:45-5:45 Phineas and Ferb Hear from the brilliant minds behind the series, Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with voice talent Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris),Ashley Tisdale (High School Musical, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure), and Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad). See exclusive footage and hear all the scoop about their upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension, which premieres August 5. Moderated by Matt Blum of Wired.com's Geek Dad.Room 6A 

5:00-6:00 International Association of Media Tie-in Writers: Scribe Awards— Lee Goldberg (Monk) and Max Allan Collins (Mike Hammer), co-founders of the IAMTW, will announce the winners of this year's Scribe Awards for excellence in tie-in writing. They will be joined by this year's Grandmaster Award "Faust" winner, Peter David (The Hulk), for a freewheeling look at their careers and experiences in one of the most popular and yet underappreciated branches of the writing trade. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 4 

5:00-6:00 BBC America's Bedlam: Exclusive U.S. Premiere Screening and Q&A— StarTheo James (Downtown Abbey) and creator David Allison (Boy Meets Girl) host a premiere screening event followed by discussion and Q&A. Bedlam Heights, the stylish new apartment building, has sexy tenants and gorgeous amenities. But little do its new residents suspect that behind the luxury fittings lay unimaginable horrors. This is a place tainted by abuse, suffering, and death -- and the ghosts of its dark and violent past are out for revenge. As the direct descendent of those who ran the asylum, Kate (Charlotte Salt, The Tudors) -- who both lives and works there -- is a prime target. She is surprised by the unexpected arrival of Jed (James), her adopted cousin. With a history of mental illness, Jed is a troubled man who sees ghosts and visions of the past. Recent messages to "Save Kate" propel him back into Kate's life. Can he really "Save Kate"? And from whom, or what, does she need saving? Everybody has a dark side in this new series also starring Ashley Madekwe (Secret Diary of a Call Girl), Hugo Speer (Skins), and Will Young (Pop Idol winner, Skins). Bedlam premieres October 8 on BBC America's Supernatural Saturdays. Room 7AB 

5:00-6:00 Monsterverse Horror Comics Ate My Brain— There is no escaping Bela Lugosi's Tales from the Grave horror anthology comic and upcoming graphic novel series, Flesh And Blood. Joining Monsterverse's Kerry Gammill (Superman) and Sam F. Park (The Halfway House) are Bela Lugosi Jr., screenwriter Peter Briggs (Hellboy), Robert Tinnell (Flesh And Blood), James Farr (Xombie), Chris Moreno (World War Hulk), Mark L. Miller (Ain't It Cool News), Dan Brereton (The Nocturnals), James Groman (The Hobbit), and Mike Dubisch(Aliens vs. Predator). Expect a slideshow and discussion of Monsterverse's horror projects, along with a Q&A session. Room 9 

!!! 5:00-6:00 Motion Picture and Television Illustrators— Nowadays a movie starts with an idea expressed in words or images. The men and women who turn these ideas into worlds of visual reality, be it a distant world of pure imagination or an earthly hovel, are the storyboard artists and illustrators. Panelists who will discuss their craft and answer questions include moderator Hank Mayo (Ghostbusters 2), Tim Burgard (Thor), Ricardo Delgado (John Carter of Mars), Robin Richesson (I Am Number Four), and Josh Nizzi (Transformers 3).Room 23ABC 

5:00-6:00 The World of Capcom— Capcom fans won't want to miss this opportunity to learn about all the new games coming from their favorite video game publisher. Plus, get in-depth details straight from Capcom's stellar producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Resident Evil 4) about his exciting new open-world action adventure game, Dragon's Dogma. Producer Jason Leightalks about the zombie-infested streets of Fortune City in Dead Rising 2: Off the Record, and producer Kazuhiro Tsuchiya discusses the new over-the-top rollercoaster IP, Asura's Wrath. Followed by a Q&A session. Room 25ABC 

5:00-6:00 Building Your Art Portfolio— You're at Comic-Con and you're surrounded by editors, artists, writers, and producers -- any of whom could represent a job for you as an artist. Former Marvel and IDW editor Andy Schmidt (X-Men, Five Days to Die, Comics Experience founder), Marvel senior VP C. B. Cebulski, and artist Zander Cannon (Top 10) discuss what to include in a portfolio, what to leave out, and how to conduct yourself to make sure your portfolio and your presentation shine. Room 30CDE 

5:30-6:30 Bandai Entertainment— With K-ON!, Tekken: Blood Vengeance, Gundam 00 the Movie, and The Disappearance of Haruhi Movie, Bandai Entertainment has a stellar lineup of eclectic anime titles for 2011. Join Bandai's Robert Napton, Loy Fruel, and some other notable guests for this informative hour that will feature news, trailers, Q&A, and giveaways.Room 5AB 

5:30-6:30 Vertigo: American Vampire The acclaimed Vertigo series American Vampire -- nominated for a 2010 Eisner Award as Best New Series -- introduced Skinner Sweet and a whole new type of undead, blazing a blood-drenched new trail. Join the creator of this series, as well as the new miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest, for an undead discussion with writer Scott Snyder, artist Rafael Albuquerque, and editor Mark Doyle.Room 6DE 

5:30-6:30 Transformers Roll Out!— This panel will travel from the earliest Transformers G1 crash landing on earth to the Headmasters evolution in Japan to the beastly battles and arrive at the modern day. It is a look at the Transformers TV/ DVD journeys, including elements consistent throughout and opposing forces in Transformers lore. Panelists examine character development, weaponry, and weaknesses in Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, the Headmasters/Super-God Masterforce/Victory, and Beast Wars. Moderated by Matt Proulx (Hasbro Studio) and including Rik Alvarez (Hasbro), Brian Ward(Shout Factory), and others. They will provide a users' guide to all the history you need to start your fan obsession, along with some long-held secrets valuable to those fans already entrenched. Room 8  

!!! 5:30-6:30 True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fourth season June 26 on HBO. The series follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Oscar and Emmy award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series -- and this panel! -- also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, and Kevin Alejandro as Jesus. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20 

5:30-6:30 The Art of the Comic Strip— Cartoon Art Museum's curator Andrew Faragotalks to syndicated cartoonists Mell Lazarus (Miss Peach, Momma), Patrick McDonnell(Mutts), and Mark Tatulli (Lio, Heart of the City) about their everyday work in the funny papers. Room 24ABC 

5:30-6:30 CBLDF: Can Comics Send You To Jail?— What if the comics you took on a plane landed you in jail? That's the danger facing one American, who could spend a minimum of a year in a foreign prison for doing just that. Turns out that anyone leaving or entering the country can be stopped, searched, or detained by customs agents because of comic art in print or on laptops, tablets, or cell phones -- even without suspicion of criminal activity. Learn how the CBLDF is working to fight this trend and what you can do to help. Room 26AB 

5:30-6:30 Magic: The Gathering Panel— On the heels of Magic's most successful year in its 18-year history, some of the game's top creators share details on upcoming products as well as answer your questions. The panel, moderated by Mark Rosewater (head Magic designer), includes Aaron Forsythe (director, Magic R&D), Matt Cavotta (senior creative Magic art director), Mark Purvis (Magic brand manager), and others. Room 32AB 

5:45-6:45 Spartacus: Vengeance Liam McIntyre (McLeod's Daughters) makes his Comic-Con debut, along with Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Manu Bennett (30 Days of Night), Dustin Clare (Underbelly), and Katrina Law (Legend of the Seeker). Executive producer Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) joins the cast to discuss the upcoming second season, titled,Spartacus: Vengeance, expected to air on Starz in January 2012, and the exclusive content found on the Spartacus: Gods of the Arena Blu-ray discs, available September 13. Room 6BCF 

6:00-7:00 Hermes Press / Dark Shadows The Classic Series and the New Tim Burton Film— Lara Parker (Angelique from Dark Shadows), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans and Josette DuPres from Dark Shadows), Jim Pierson (consulting producer for the new Dark Shadows film), and Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press) talk about the classic show, the comic book, and print tie-ins and reveals up-to-date news and some surprises about the upcoming Tim Burton film starring Johnny Depp, along with a Q&A session. Room 4 

6:00-7:00 Alphas Syfy's newest original series Alphas has taken the summer by storm -- and it's just the beginning. David Strathairn (Dr. Lee Rosen) and fellow cast members, plus creator and executive producer Zak Penn (X-Men: The Last Stand; The Avengers) and executive producer Ira Steven Behr (Star Trek: The Next Generation; The 4400), reveal why impossible is what Alphas do best. Moderated by Geoff Boucher ("Hero Complex," Los Angeles Times). Room 6A 

6:00-7:00 Crime Comics— Crime Comics are hotter today than at any time since the Golden Age! Join Mark Waid (Potter's Field), Greg Rucka (Stumptown), and Gary Phillips(Angeltown) for a conversation about the exciting resurgence of this classic genre. Moderated by comics scholar Professor Ben Saunders. Room 7AB 

6:00-7:00 A Strange Tale of a Panel: Indie Creators on Marvel's Strange TalesExcelsior! Show up early and stay late as some of comics' best indie creators come out of the closet, revealing themselves as maniacal Marvel madmen. Witness twisted love for some of mainstream comics' best characters! Forbidden fantasies fulfilled! Shannon "Too Much Coffee Man" Wheeler comes clean about his eco-terrorist Red Skull; Jhonen "The Homicidal Maniac"Vasquez mulls over M.O.D.O.K.; and Jeffrey "Incredible Change-bots" Brown messes with the Merry Mutants. And more major terrific talents join this core crew, spilling secret stories from Marvel's Strange Tales. Room 9 

!!! 6:00-7:00 The Hub: Batman: 45th Anniversary of the Original Series— Holy Comic-Con Panel, Batman! For the first time ever, three stars of the iconic 1960s TV series are together at Comic-Con: Adam West (Batman), Burt Ward (Robin), and Julie Newmar (Catwoman) team up to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the landmark television series now airing on The Hub TV Network. The cast will share memories from the show and introduce and discuss their favorite scenes, followed by an audience Q&A. Bang! Pow! Woosh! Room 23ABC 

!!! 6:00-7:00 Girls Gone Genre— Come talk with women who write, read, game, and perform in arenas that are statistically dominated by men. What happens when traditionally "male" genres are reinvented by female writers and embraced by female fans? Sex and the City it ain't. Meet the women who like to play with trucks and Barbies. And Wolverine action figures. And flux capacitors. Moderator Jenna Busch is joined by panelists Marti Noxon(screenwriter/producer, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Mad Men, Fright Night), Gale Anne Hurd (producer, The Walking Dead, Terminator, Aliens), and Marjorie Liu (writer, X-23, Daken: Dark Wolverine, Black Widow, Dirk & Steele novel series). Room 25ABC 

6:00-7:00 Teach Cartooning— Moderator Robert Gluckson (Cartooning for Fun) and cartoonist Phil Yeh (Cartoonists Across America & The World) share techniques to teach cartooning -- and find work -- in classrooms, libraries, and community centers. There is a huge demand for cartooning teachers! Room 30CDE 

!!! 6:00-7:00 At the Drive-In— Come with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear when one of the few places you could see some offbeat genre films and a slew of trailers was at your local Drive-In. We're trying something new at Comic-Con this year by giving some up and coming genre filmmakers an evening berth to preview their upcoming films. So as San Diego gets darker tonight, so will Hall H as we welcome our first guests to the Virtual Drive-In:

Grave Encounters -- Locked in an actual abandoned mental hospital, the crew of a ghost-hunting reality show find themselves trapped in a psychotically endless and deadly labyrinth. Written and directed by The Vicious Brothers, Grave Encounters, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, takes the found footage horror genre to a terrifying new level. Appearing on stage: The Vicious Brothers

Tucker & Dale vs. Evil --Tucker and Dale are two best friends on vacation at their dilapidated mountain house, who are mistaken for murderous backwoods hillbillies by a group of obnoxious, preppy college kids. When one of the students gets separated from her friends, the boys try to lend a hand, but as the misunderstanding grows, so does the body count. Tucker & Dale Vs Evil has been a hit on the festival circuit, debuting at Sundance, and winning the Midnight Audience Award at SXSW, the Jury Prize for First Feature at Fantasia, the Best Director award at Fantaspoa, and the Best Motion Picture Award at Sitges. Confirmed panelists include Eli Craig, Alan Tudyk, and Tyler Labine.

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6:00-7:00 Simpsons Collectors Group— Simpsons collectors of the world, unite! Take a break from the busy Comic-Con floor and get a chance to meet some of your fellow collectors ofSimpsons merchandise from all over the country. Meet the other Simpsons collectors you see on the message board and put faces to names. This gathering, hosted by the staff of the SimpsonsCollectors.com website, is a great chance to network with other collectors and share your experiences in the hobby with others. Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis & Marina 

6:30-7:30 Resident Evil Round-Up!— 2011 marks the 15th anniversary of the legendary video game franchise that gave fear a face and horror a home. Get the latest information about the newest entries to the Resident Evil franchise: Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, with producer Rey Jimenez; Resident Evil: Revelations for the Nintendo 3DS; the gorgeous reimagining of Resident Evil 4 HD; and Resident Evil Code Veronica X HD, plus some surprises! Followed by a Q&A session. Room 5AB 

6:30-7:30 Yen Press Panel— The Yen Press crew -- publishing director Kurt Hassler, senior editor JuYoun Lee, and assistant editors Tania Biswas and Abby Blackman -- unveil exciting new projects for 2012 and take questions from the audience. And of course, the swag. We mustn't forget the swag! Room 8 

6:30-7:30 Can Fantasy Survive on Europe Alone?— A panel discussion on diversity in comics, film, and science fiction by some of the shakers and movers in their respective fields, including New York Times bestselling American comic book writer Josh Dysart (Unknown Soldier), award-winning film director/comic book writer Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), and international award-winning science fiction novelist Nnedi Okorafor (Who Fears Death). Fictional Frontiers radio show host Sohaib Awan moderates. Room 24ABC 

6:30-7:30 The Best and Worst Manga of the Year— There are a whole lot of Japanese manga, Korean manhwa, and manga-inspired comics out there -- but what's worth buying and reading, and what's not? Manga/comics bloggers/pundits Christopher Butcher(Comics212.net and The Beguiling), David Brothers (4th Letter!), Eva Volin (School Library Journal), Carlo Santos (Anime News Network), and Deb Aoki (About.com Manga) share their picks for the best new and continuing manga series for kids, teens, and grown-ups and jeer at the most annoying manga published in 2010-2011. Room 26AB 

6:30-7:30 Dungeons & Dragons: How to Be a Dungeon Master: The Art of the DM—Being a great Dungeon Master requires a variety of skills, such as rules arbiter, character actor, and expert storyteller. The art of the Dungeon Master is in combining all these talents to become a superhuman master of Dungeons & Dragons. Chris Perkins, senior producer for the D&D tabletop role-playing game and Acquisitions Incorporated's #1 DM, discusses various tips and tricks to bring the best adventure to your players, as well as ways to make them equal participants in the story. A Q&A session will follow. Room 32AB 

6:45-7:45 RiffTrax Live— Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett(RiffTrax.com, Mystery Science Theater 3000) return to Comic-Con to perform another live, hilarious riff to a classic short! Join the riffers for fun, laughs, and the latest news about their upcoming Jack the Giant Killer live show, a one-night event playing in select movie theaters nationwide in August. RiffTrax.com is the site where MST3K-style humor meets mainstream movies, TV shows, and vintage shorts. At RiffTrax they don't make movies, they make them funny! Room 6DE 

7:00-8:00 UDON and the Art of Comic and Game Design— Representatives from UDONshare their trade secrets, learned from working with a host of different comics and game companies over the past 10 years. Take a tour of winning design elements through UDON's vast portfolio of works, and get ready for special announcements of which comics, manga, artbooks, and video game properties they'll be working on next. Featuring Jim Zubkavich(Skullkickers), Jeffrey Cruz (RandomVeus), Long Vo (Inception), and Matt Moylan (Mega Man Tribute). Room 4 

7:00-8:00 Teching Out with NCIS: LA With a hot young cast and high-stakes adventures, it's no secret why 18 million fans tune in each week to watch the agents of NCIS: Los Angeles go undercover to protect national security. Utilizing some of the most advanced technologies available today, NCIS: LA offers a stunning window into the world of constant surveillance. In this panel, fans will be treated to a behind-the-scenes look at how the series uses some of the coolest and immersive technologies available today, as well as how the cast has used technology and social media in their own personal lives to connect to their fans. Creator and executive producer Shane Brennan, actor LL Cool J, and other NCIS: LA cast members explain what's real, what's not, and what's next for season three. Room 6BCF 

!!! 7:00-8:00 Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts Get a first look at the upcoming feature-length documentary chronicling the life and work of one of comics' greatest writers, Warren Ellis. The film features extensive interviews with Ellis himself, as well as with key collaborators, and reveals the inextricable links between Ellis's life, work, and philosophy. Moderated by executive producer F. J. De Santo (The Spirit), the panel features director Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods), DP/producer Jordan Rennert (Grant Morrison: Talking with Gods), and a special guest! Room 7AB 

7:00-8:00 What's Up with Penguin— Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Jessica Wade (senior editor, Ace/Roc), and Erin Dempsey (director of trade marketing, Penguin Young Readers Group) give you the dish on forthcoming books from such exciting authors and licensed properties as Jim Butcher, Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, S. M. Stirling, Rachel Caine, Heather Brewer, Richelle Mead, Kathy Reichs, John Flanagan, and many others. You can expect lots of giveaways you won't see anywhere else at the convention, including free advance reading copies! Room 9  

7:00-8:00 Making Genre Movies from the Pen Up— Do you want to know how genre movies are conceived, selected, developed, and produced? Do you have an idea for a film that you would like to do yourself? This panel of genre movie makers will cover the main steps: how to come up with a salable idea (including "mockbusters" and the next "mega" franchise), what the process is to develop a story into a script, and what you need for a successful low-budget genre shoot (including special makeup effects, past celebrities with B-movie star potential, and how to market as you go). Moderator Eric Forsberg (Alien Abduction, Snakes on a Train, Mega Piranha) is joined by panelists Tom Devlin (special makeup effects artist), Griff Furst(creative director for Active Entertainment), Karen Goodman (stage director, film producer,Night of the Dead, Torture Room), and Christopher Olen Ray (son of famed filmmaker Fred Olen Ray, director, Mega Conda, Almighty Thor) to show clips and trailers and engage in a Q&A. Room 23ABC 

!!! 7:00-8:00 Sushi Girl Sushi Girl chronicles the story of five friends who reunite six years after a diamond-job-gone-wrong to eat sushi off a naked girl. Sure enough, the thieves can't help opening old wounds in an attempt to find their missing loot, and all mayhem ensues. This film marks the return to the big screen for Mark Hamill (Star Wars) and Noah Hathaway(Neverending Story) and also features cast members Tony Todd (Candy Man), James Duval(Donnie Darko), Andy Mackenzie (Shoot 'Em Up), David Dastmalchian (The Dark Knight), and Cortney Palm (Sunday Morning High). The legendary Sonny Chiba (Kill Bill) also stars.Kern Saxton (Deader Living Through Chemistry) directed and co-wrote with Destin Pfaff(Millionaire Matchmaker). Producers Neal Fischer (Fight Club) and Suren Seron (Forever Plaid) and moderator Ted Stryker (KROC) round out the panel. Meet the entire cast and creators and witness the world premiere of the official trailer, followed by Q&A session.Room 25ABC 

7:30-8:30 Death Valley MTV brings the unique marriage of horror and comedy together with this new series. Join members of the ensemble cast, including Caity Lotz (Mad Men),Tania Raymonde (Lost), Bryan Callen (The Hangover), Bryce Johnson (Sleeping Dogs Lie),Texas Battle (Final Destination 3), and Charlie Sanders (Funny or Die), along with showrunner/executive producer Eric Weinberg (Californication, Scrubs), director Drew Daywalt (Bedfellows), executive producer/director Austin Reading (Spike TV's Scream Awards, FEARnet), executive producer Julie Kellman Reading, and co-executive producerSpider One, in a discussion about the challenges of bringing the comedy and horror genres together and how the team involved in the series bring all the elements of what they know best to the series. Fans will get an exclusive first look at an upcoming episode. Q&A session to follow! Room 5AB  

!!! 7:30-8:30 The Science of Zombies: How Possible Is a Zombie Virus?— The top creative minds behind the acclaimed and highly anticipated Dead Island role-playing video game and an esteemed medical professional in the field of brain research and brain disease explore the pop culture fascination with the zombie genre as a whole and how creative talent is harnessing medical science to define and explore horror entertainment in more realistic (and therefore more frightening and engaging) ways. Room 8 

7:30-8:30 Lost Girl Supernatural seductress Bo is a succubus who feeds off sexual energy. Having survived for years alone, she now discovers she is one of the Fae, creatures of legend who pass as humans. Unwilling to chose sides, Bo forges her own path between the human and Fae worlds, embarking on a mission to unlock the secrets of her origin. Join star Anna Silk(Ghost Whisperer); actor Emmanuelle Vaugier (Saw II), who guest stars as The Morrigan, the head of the Dark Fae clan; and the production team behind the series, Jay Firestone, executive producer (Andromeda, Mutant X) and Michelle Lovretta (Mutant X), as they discuss this exciting new show coming soon to SyFy! Room 24ABC 

7:45-8:45 Klingon Lifestyles Presentation— When a diplomatic mission to Bajor goes awry, the crew of the IKV Stranglehold find themselves going through the looking glass to a world that is different from what they know. All life forms and alien cultures are welcome to the latest episode in the ongoing adventures of life aboard the Klingon vessel Stranglehold. Room 6A 

!!! 8:00-9:00 ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining from the Woods to the Web— Go behind the scenes with the cast and crew of ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining as they examine the changing landscape of fan fiction, social media, and the web. Moderator and cast member Taryn Southern (Battle: Los Angeles) chats with creators Paula Rhodes (A Good Knight's Quest) and Stephanie Thorpe (Gold: Night of the Zombie King) about their initial Twitter inspiration, their crowdsourcing campaign, and the overwhelming fan response. Wendy and Richard Pini(ElfQuest creators) will be sharing exclusive, never-before-seen ElfQuest art and news from the eagerly anticipated Final Quest. Meet cast members Cathy Baron (In Time), Jamie Blair(What's Trending), Traycee King (He's Just Not That Into You), Casey McKinnon (A Comicbook Orange), Shannon Nelson (Drop Dead Gorgeous), Taryn O'Neill (Compulsions),Jessica Rose (Lonelygirl15), and Shanrah Wakefield (Oz Girl). One lucky audience member will win a pair of Pini-autographed elf ears from the production! Room 4  

8:00-9:00 Reign of the Dinosaurs— In 2010, a group of the world's best dinosaur illustrators and animators gave Comic-Con fans a rare behind-the-scenes look at the artistic development of the Discovery Channel series Reign of the Dinosaurs (working title). The creative team returns to show off just how far their jaw-dropping animation and storytelling have come since last year's storyboarding and early animation phase. Set to premiere this fall, the series will reset the standard for immersive, inside-out dinosaur storytelling, giving an insiders' view into the private lives and strange behaviors of dinosaurs, with a narrative technique as revolutionary as the science it documents. Panelists include executive producer/co-director Erik Nelson (Cave of Forgotten Dreams), director David Krentz(Disney's Dinosaur), artist Ricardo Delgado (Dark Horse Comics' Age of Reptiles), and others.Room 6DE 

8:00-9:30 The Totally Rad Show: Live— Hosts Alex Albrecht (Diggnation), Dan Trachtenberg, and Jeff Cannata (Weekend Confirmed, Reviews on the Run) bring their Webby and Podcast Award-winning geek culture show back to Comic-Con for the fourth straight year. Join the guys for an explosion of movie, video game, TV, and comic book news and reviews, and see what makes this Revision3 show such an Internet phenomenon.Room 7AB 

8:00-9:00 geekEd: Bringing Geek Back to Higher Education— A panel of college professionals, including Alex Belisario (UC Santa Cruz), Alfred Day (Semester at Sea), Ryan McRae (CSU San Marcos), Tyler Miller (Fresno State), and Emily Sandoval (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), discuss how geek culture and college life can enhance one another. Learn how colleges can reach out to geeks, how geeks can use their identities to increase college success, and what partnerships are being formed between colleges and pop culture. If you are an industry or marketing professional, work at college, go to college, or desire to do any of those, this panel is for you! Room 9 

!!! 8:00-10:00 World Premiere: Batman: Year One— Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation proudly present the World Premiere ofBatman: Year One, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Animated Original Movies. Based on the landmark 1987 DC Comics titles from 12-time Eisner Award winner Frank Miller and illustrator David Mazzucchelli, Batman: Year One depicts young Bruce Wayne's return to Gotham City in his first attempts to fight injustice as a costumed vigilante. The playboy billionaire chooses the guise of a giant bat to combat crime, creates an early bond with a young Lieutenant James Gordon (who is already battling corruption from inside the police department), inadvertently plays a role in the birth of Catwoman, and helps bring down a crooked political system that infests Gotham. When the film ends, stay in your seats for a lively panel discussion amongst voice cast members Ben McKenzie (Southland),Eliza Dushku (Dollhouse, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), and Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica), executive producer Bruce Timm (DCU films), directors Lauren Montgomery(Superman/Batman: Apocalypse) and Sam Liu (All-Star Superman), and casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano (DCU films). Moderator Gary Miereanu will offer a first glimpse into the 2012 DC Universe Animated Original Movies slate, give away some exclusive prizes to inquisitive audience members, and quite possibly introduce a few surprise guests. Warner Home Video will distribute Batman: Year One on Blu-ray and DVD, OnDemand and For Download on October 18, 2011. Ballroom 20 

8:00-9:00 Del Rey/Spectra— Del Rey/Spectra editors Betsy Mitchell, Anne Groell, andTricia Pasternak, along with author Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles) present a look at current and upcoming titles and a first glimpse at George R. R. Martin's Game of Thronescomic. Room 23ABC 

8:00-11:00 Hall H and Ballroom 20 Friday Panel Playback— Didn't get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! In this three-hour block, Comic-Con rebroadcasts some of the day's popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote on what they want to see. It's democracy at its finest and it's a second chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.) Room 25ABC  

!!! 8:30-9:30 The Aquabats Super Show— The Aquabats continue on their never-ending quest to right wrongs, destroy boredom, and seek justice for all as they invade their first-ever Comic-con panel! All the Aquabats -- MC Bat Commander, Crash McLarson, Jimmy the Robot, Ricky Fitness, and Eagle Bones Falconhawk -- will address their legions of fans with insights on their long-awaited new series coming this fall to The Hub TV Network. Attendees will have a chance to win tickets to the Aquabats concert on Saturday night! All followed by a Q&A. Room 5AB 

8:30-9:30 Showcasing the Best in Korean Comics— Jongmin Shin (Demian) moderates a panel with Korea's most renowned and acclaimed comic book creator Hyun Se Lee(Armageddon) and media scholar Professor Chang Wan Han, as they introduce the best and latest trends in Korean comics. They will also give an exclusive world premiere of their latest productions. Room 8 

8:30-11:30 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards The 23rd annual Eisner Awards, the "Oscars" of the comics industry, will be given out at a gala ceremony at the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. The master of ceremonies is Bongo Comics' Bill Morrison. Segment hosts include writer/actors Thomas Lennonand Robert Ben Garant (Reno 911, Balls of Fury, Night at the Museum) and comedian/voice actor Phil LaMarr (Futurama, Family Guy, MadTV). Presenters include CCI special guests Anina Bennett and Paul Guinan, Walt and Louise Simonson, and Filipino cartoonist (and viral video star) Gerry Alanguilan, as well as Eisner nominees Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez, and Ian Boothby, with many more to be announced. Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Most Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Excellence in Comic Book Writing Award, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award. Admission to the Eisners is free to all Comic-Con attendees -- just be sure to bring your badge. Doors open for pro and VIP seating at 7:30 and for attendees at 8:15.Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

9:00-11:00 Syfy Screening: Eureka, Haven, and Mercury Men Imagine Greater with fellow fans during an advanced preview screening of the next all-new episode of Eureka, followed by a special presentation of an all-new Haven. And be sure to stick around for the exclusive premiere of the new digital series The Mercury Men. Introductions by Eric Balfour(Duke, Haven). Room 6A 

9:00-10:00 Worst Cartoons Ever— Jerry Beck (Cartoon Brew) once again compiles a new selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn, and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. Cartoons include Mighty Mr. Titan (a physical fitness superhero) and Super President (a one-man weapon of mass destruction)! Room 6BCF 

!!! 9:15-10:15 Locke & Key FOX Pilot Screening Encore— Second screening added due to demand! The most talked-about pilot not on the fall schedule was the FOX production of Locke & Key. This screening of the entire pilot will show you just what a void there will be on your TV this fall. Watch the special filmed adaptation of "Welcome to Lovecraft" and see the Eisner-nominated comic brought to life. Room 6DE 

9:30-10:30 Sony Pictures Entertainment's Crackle.com: Issues Josh Cooke (Better With You), Matt Oates (Wasted) and Greg Grunberg (Heroes) discuss the hilarious, uncensored series from Crackle.com. Issues follows a disgruntled psychologist (Cooke), who has to deal with the bizarre neuroses and psychoses of his unique clientele -- animated superheroes. Created by Cooke and Oates, featuring Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), Seth Green (Family Guy), Eddie Kaye Thomas (American Pie), Ron Livingston (Office Space), Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and Rob Riggle (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as the superhero voices,Issues is an entertaining take on the therapy driven world in which we live. Join Josh, Matt and Greg for a dynamic discussion and Q&A session on the series! Room 7AB 

!!! 10:00-12:00 Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted The venerable duo Spike & Mike present for your crude and vulgar pleasure The Gauntlet of Sick and Twisted Animation. Vote on the new Sick & Twisted films...love them or hate them! Throw your inhibitions out the window and see the craziest, sickest, brain-slapping animated shorts the world has to offer. Highlights this year include a new Happy Tree Friends episode, Daisy, The Pig Farmer (a true masterpiece by one of the creators of Ren & Stimpy), and Bloody Date from Japan. Trevor Groth, director of programming at the Sundance Film Festival says, "The notoriety of Spike and Mike has caused them to be dubbed the kings of tasteless toons by animation industry giants." Room 6BCF 

!!! 10:15-12:00 Encore Screening: Batman: Year One Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation offer a second opportunity to seeBatman: Year One, along with a chance to see a few special Comic-Con exclusive trailers for upcoming Warner Bros. films, videogames, and Blu-ray/DVD releases. Ballroom 20 

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