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Comic-Con 2012 - Full Sunday Schedule is Live!

Movie TV Comic-Con by Joey Paur

Sunday July 15th is the last day of Comic-Con 2012, and most of us will be completely worn out looking like Spider-Man in the image above. Chances are he's asleep under that mask. Sunday has always been a cool down day for us, we kind of just try to relax a little bit more and enjoy it. That doesn't mean their isn't anything to see or do though!

We've got a Fringe screening and Q&A, Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer 20th Anniversary, Sons of Anarchy, the annual Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical screening, and more! I've always wanted to go the Buffy musical sing-a-long, but am usually trying to leave San Diego before it starts. 

Just a little reminder, we will be having our annual GeekTyrant meet up this year to meet our readers, which is something we always enjoy doing! That will take place on Wednesday night, and we will fill you in on the details soon. 

Check out the schedule below and let us know what panels you'll be hitting up! I've put *** next to the panel we will be wanting to attend. 

Sunday, July 15th

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con How-to: Publishing Industry: From Manuscript to Industry— So you have the desire to write a book and get it published, but what does that really mean? Agents, editors, publishers, reviewers, self-publishing, traditional publishing, print on demand, ebooks, foreign language-the list goes on. What does it mean to "write for profit," and what are the pitfalls to watch out for? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake gives you some insights into the real world that is the Publishing Industry. Warning: this seminar is not for the weak of spirit. Room 2

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Jason Shiga— Comic-Con special guest Jason Shiga is best known for his interactive comics, including Meanwhile and Knock Knock. He will present a career retrospective detailing his unlikely journey from math genius to cartoonist. Jason will discuss past, present, and future projects including an exclusive peek at his latest comic, Demon. Come and see some of his crazier interactive comic creations that have never been published, including the only known comic with movable parts. Room 4 

10:00-11:00 The Annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel— There might not be comic book industry were it not for Jack Kirby...and if you don't know who that is, you really don't belong at this convention. Each year, his friends and co-workers gather to talk about Jack and his work and to marvel (no pun intended) at the length and breadth of his influence, not just on comics but on TV, movies, and all the arts. This year, the dais will include Herb Trimpe (Incredible Hulk), Stan Goldberg (Marvel colorist), Paul Dini (Batman), and Charles Hatfield (Hand of Fire), all chatting with moderator Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics). Room 5AB 

10:00-11:00 DC Comics: Young Justice— They may be young-but they're still heroes! Find out what's happening for The Legion of Super-Heroes, Teen Titans, Blue Beetle, and more as more DC Comics-The New 52 unfolds in this panel featuring Tony Bedard (Blue Beetle), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), and Scott Lobdell (Teen Titans, Red Hood and the Outlaws). Room 6DE 

10:00-11:00 Comic Strip Legends— It's Sunday-what better day to sit and talk about some of our favorite comic strips with these legendary cartoonists! Comic-Con special guests Bill Amend (FoxTrot), Tom Batiuk (Funky Winkerbean), Greg Evans (Luann), Lynn Johnston (For Better or For Worse), Dan Piraro (Bizarro), and Morrie Turner (Wee Pals) talk to Andrew Farago (Cartoon Art Museum gallery manager/curator) about their lives in the funnies. Room 7AB 

10:00-5:00 San Diego International Children's Film Festival— The San Diego International Children's Film Festival presents creative, exciting, and imaginative short films from around the world-animation, live action, and documentary-good for all ages, all day. Enjoy films from the U.S., Canada, Italy, Hungary, Croatia, Japan, Australia, Singapore, Spain, and beyond. Animators and filmmakers will talk about their work, how kids can make their own films, and careers in animation and filmmaking throughout the day. Room 9 

10:00-11:00 Kids Can Draw Cartoons with Kristian Sather— Hey, Kids! Kristian Sather (Bonkers, Jetsons, kristiansather.blogspot.com) will demonstrate the techniques used in drawing funny cartoon characters. You will learn how to draw your own characters using basic geometric shapes. Join Kristian for this fun and informative session! Room 11AB 

10:00-11:00 Emily the Strange— Be a part of the Emily the Strange panel experience, where you have the chance to prove your knowledge of Strange and win prizes, learn what's new in Emily's oddball universe (including a sneak peek at the new Emily and the Strangers comic book series), and Q&A with Emily's creator Rob Reger, artist Buzz Parker, and writer Jessica Gruner. Did we mention you will get some cool stuff just for showing up and being Strange? Room 23ABC 

10:00-11:00 Sonic and Mega Man: Video Game Comics Showcase— Get your game on! Folks from the two most popular video game comic series share what's in store in one, must-attend panel! Learn what's on tap for Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Mega Man. The editorial mastermind behind both books, Paul Kaminski, is joined by Archie Comics president Mike Pellerito, artist Evan Stanley, and Archie Comics executive director of publicity and marketing Alex Segura. See some exclusive artwork, learn about upcoming storylines, and get a glimpse at the biggest comic book event of the year. We. Are. Not. Kidding. Be there! Room 24ABC 

10:00-11:00 Stunted Fools, Scary-Ass Clowns, Enlightened Orangutans, and Other Devilish Charmers: Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy— "The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp." And these authors' pens are...very sharp. But, as The Hitchhiker's Guide so sagely advises, DON'T PANIC. Humor is everywhere you look in science fiction and fantasy. So wrap your towel around your head to ward off noxious fumes, and join in for an irreverent hour celebrating sly wit and unholy humor with some of the most devilish quipsters, wisecrackers, and satirists writing today. Warning: you will snicker. And you may just laugh out loud. John Scalzi (Redshirts) plays ringmaster to panelists Richard Kadrey (Devil Said Bang), Doyce Testerman (Hidden Things), Rob Reid (Year Zero), Ned Vizzini (The Other Normals), Gini Koch (Alien Diplomacy), Nathan Long (Jane Carver of Waar), and Nick Hurwitch (co-author of So You Created a Wormhole). Room 25ABC 

10:00-11:00 CCAS Sunday Devotional and Christian Comics Panel— Join fellow Christian fans and artists for a brief devotional period, followed by an in-depth analysis on interpreting the Bible in graphic format with Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible), Billy Tucci (A Child Is Born), and moderator Buzz Dixon (Savage Angels). Open to all who wish to attend. Room 32AB 

***10:00-11:00 Fringe Screening and Q&A— Fringe returns to Comic-Con for its farewell panel to celebrate its fifth and final season. Series stars Anna Torv (The Pacific), Josh Jackson (Dawson's Creek), Lance Reddick (Lost), Blair Brown (Altered States), Jasika Nicole (Take the Lead), and John Noble (The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King), along with executive producer J. H. Wyman (Keen Eddie), offer a Q&A with fans and an exclusive video presentation. Don't miss the discussion about the climactic conclusion of this critically acclaimed thriller. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Fringe airs Fridays at 9/8c on FOX. Fringe: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 4. Hall H 

10:00-11:00 Comic-Con Film School 104: Postproduction— The final day of the comprehensive course on microbudget moviemaking revolves around what to do after your movie is shot. Panelists will go over the basics of postproduction on your home computer, as well as what software to use for editing, graphic design, sound design, and visualFX, and finally, what to do with your film when it's finished. Panelists for the class include Valerie Perez (producer/star, Paula Peril-Midnight Whistle), Nick Murphy (writer/director, Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer, Fear News), Vera Vanguard (producer/star, GothGirl), and Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica). Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina 

10:15-11:15 Cartoon Network: Level Up— Huzzah! The Level Up gang is leaving Daventry Hills and heading to San Diego! Fans of Cartoon Network's hit series about high school friends who battle their online foes IRL won't want to miss this action-packed panel! Peter Murrieta (executive producer) leads the stars of Level Up, Gaelan Connell (Wyatt), Connor del Rio (Dante), Jessie T. Usher (Lyle), Aimee Carerro (Angie), and Lonny Ross (Max Ross), along with executive producers David Schneiderman and Derek Guiley, in a lively discussion on the upcoming adventures awaiting the Neverfail clan. The panel will answer fan questions and offer a sneak peek from a never-before-seen episode of Level Up! Room 6A 

10:30-11:30 Global Sensation Merlin Celebrates Season 5— International hit series Merlin returns to Comic-Con to celebrate its upcoming fifth season premiere with a presentation of advance footage, a peek behind-the-scenes, and access to its stars and creators. Leading the panel are Colin Morgan, the magical title character of Merlin, and Katie McGrath, the wickedly beautiful sorceress Morgana. The pair will be joined by co-creators and executive producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy, as well as some fan favorite, gotta-be-there-to-see guests. Popular hostess and "writer of all things geek" Jenna Busch moderates the festivities, which will include an eye-opening offering of Merlin's expansive new entertainment scope, some unique prizes, and a few special-for-Comic-Con surprises from the series that airs in more than 180 countries. Room 6BCF 

10:30-11:30 LEGO Ninjago— Get an inside look at one of the hottest boys' properties of 2012, LEGO Ninjago! Hear from the creators how the hit Cartoon Network TV series is developed. LEGO designers will show how they create LEGO models from the characters and vehicles on the small screen. Join the Q&A session and see an exclusive sneak peek of Ninjago: Season 2! Room 8 

10:30-12:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #13: Super-Bodies: Overcoming Disability Through Superheroism— Scott Daniel Boras (Arizona State University) examines the abject bodies of popular depictions of mutants, monsters, and aliens as they emerge in relation to key historical events, and also dominant social tensions that play out on the body. Ultimately, these bodies are depicted as being both utopian and dystopian at the same time, highlighting how even our greatest heroes are also often monsters. Rachelanne Smith (California State University, Sacramento) makes the case that the superhero is directly linked to the classic literary tradition of the flawed hero. The defects in the hero are the means through which we can better relate to and accept him. Using Professor X as a case study, Smith explores the relation between the strength of the hero and his or her corresponding flaw or disability. José Alaniz (University of Washington, Seattle) examines how Marvel's The Human Fly -- "the wildest superhero ever-because he's real!" -- flouts the genre's usual conventions, possessing no superpowers but overcoming a devastating injury through sheer willpower, and simultaneously challenges and reaffirms accustomed notions of both superheroism and disability. Room 26AB 

11:00-12:00 Comic-Con How-To: Publishing Industry: From Book in Print to Reader's Hands— Once you have a published book, you realize that that was the easy part. The hard part is getting your book into the hands of readers. Book signings, fan conventions, libraries, conferences, reviewers, critiques, blogs, social marketing, retail stores, interviews-are any of them worth the time, money, and effort? Award-winning author Maxwell Alexander Drake takes you on the journey into the true job of an author: marketing and selling books. Room 2 

11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Angelo Torres— Legendary artist and Comic-Con special guest Angelo Torres and moderator Grant Geissman (author of Foul Play: the Art and Artists of the Notorious 1950s EC Comics!) discuss and show work covering Torres's entire career. Angelo began in the mid-1950s for EC Comics as a member of the Fleagle Gang, a group of artists that included Al Williamson, Frank Frazetta, and Roy Krenkel. The presentation will also include discussion and examples of Torres's work for Stan Lee at Atlas comics, for Sick magazine, and for the Warren magazines Creepy, Eerie, and Blazing Combat, as well as his 40-year association with MAD magazine. Room 4 

11:00-12:00 Digital Comics Price Fight— Every one is talking about what the "right" price is for digital comics. Should it be full price for same day as print, or should every comic be 99 cents a la iTunes? The conversation has been heated online and today it jumps into the physical realm! Join legendary comic writer Mark Waid, webcomics innovator and PvP creator Scott Kurtz, IDW Publishing's ePublishing director Jeff Webber, and Top Shelf Productions' director of digital Chris Ross for a lively discussion on the price of digital comics. Moderating this fight is comiXology's Chip Mosher. Room 7AB 

11:00-12:00 Kids Read!— Listen to four great graphic novelists read from their latest works. With authors Jorge Aguirre (Giants Beware!), Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Raina Telgemeier (Drama), and Colleen AF Venable (Pet Shop Private Eye). Moderated by Scott Robins (A Parent's Guide to the Best Kids' Comics). Room 11AB 

11:00-12:30 The Secret Origin of Good Readers— Comic books can be used in the classroom as an innovative and highly motivating cross-curricular teaching tool. Panelists Paul Levitz (DC Comics), Bill Morrison (The Simpsons), Nancy Silberkleit (Archie Comics co-CEO), Karen Green (Columbia University), Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Frank Reade), and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) discuss specific ways you can use comic books and graphic novels to engage a variety of learners while promoting reading and literacy. Q&A and breakout sessions with panelists will follow the group discussion. Get your free 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book [PDF] and other fun, useful materials at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin, courtesy of XMission.com. Room 23ABC 

11:00-12:00 Tapping into PlayStation History: The Emergence of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale— Chan Park, president of SuperBot Entertainment, provides a look into the creation and development of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, where the team has tapped into 17 years of PlayStation history to create a brawler with top PlayStation characters and environments. Learn about decisions faced in selecting characters, how the team implemented the idea of "mash-ups", and how players can engage in cross play to challenge one another on PS3 and Vita. A representative from Bluepoint Games will be present to discuss creation of the Vita version of the game and how the cross play elements will work. The team will also unveil the two newest characters in the series. Q&A session to follow. Also participating is Omar Kendall, PlayStation All-Stars game designer. IGN.com's Greg Miller moderates. Room 24ABC 

11:00-12:00 Spotlight on Peter F. Hamilton— Bestselling author and Comic-Con guest Peter F. Hamilton talks about his books, including his new trilogy for young readers, The Books of the Realm. Room 25ABC 

11:00-12:00 The Chilling Archives of Horror Comics Zombies Panel!— Blood will curdle and flesh will crawl as IDW/Yoe Books terror team co-editors Craig Yoe (Eisner Award-winning comic historian) and Steve "Karswell" Banes (host of The Horrors of It All vintage comics blog) unearth the lurid, dark history of 1950s comics with an unnerving panel focused on pre-Code horror's most despicably dead subject-zombies! This hour-long discussion and Q&A is guaranteed to rot your mind! All attendees dressed as a zombie will get a prize! Room 32AB 

11:05-11:55 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards— The films have been shown, now it's time to award the recipients of the 2012 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con's Gary Sassaman talks to this year's trio of judges -- Steven-Charles Jaffee (winner of last year's CCI: IFF best documentary award for Gahan Wilson: Born Dead, Still Weird), journalist Borys Kit (The Hollywood Reporter), and filmmaker Kyle Newman (Fanboys) -- about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners. Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina 

***11:15-12:15 Marvel: Women of Marvel— From Ms. Marvel to the X-Men, from tumblr to Twitter, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics for the last year. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it's like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry. These ladies are smashing through the four-color ceiling! Panelists include editors Jeanine Schaefer and Sana Amanat. Room 5AB 

11:15-12:15 DC Entertainment: Meet the Publishers— As co-publishers of DC Entertainment, Jim Lee and Dan DiDio are the driving forces behind DC Comics-The New 52, DC's digital initiative, Before Watchmen, and much more. This up-close-and-personal panel gives you a chance to step up and ask questions about your favorite comic book publisher's publishers! Say that five times fast! Room 6DE 

11:15-12:15 Supernatural Screening and Q&A— Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]) and Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), recurring guest stars Misha Collins (Ringer), Jim Beaver (Justified), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human), and consulting producer Ben Edlund (The Tick) return to Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what's in store for the eighth season of this thrill-ride series. Fans will also see an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Seventh Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 18. The eighth season of Supernatural will premiere in October on its new night, Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Hall H 

11:30-12:45 Cartoon Voices II— It's the second of two panels this weekend featuring folks who supply the voices of your favorite animated characters. Moderator Mark Evanier will interrogate them about how they do what they do, ask them how they came to do what they do, and make them demonstrate what they do. Their ranks this time will include Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad, SpongeBob SquarePants), Rob Paulsen (Pinky and the Brain, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Audrey Wasilewski (The Garfield Show, My Life as a Teenage Robot), Jim Ward (The Avengers, The Fairly OddParents), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Transformers), and Misty Lee (The Garfield Show, Spider-Man). Room 6A 

11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Tom Yeates— Seasoned comics, fantasy, and book illustrator and Comic-Con special guest Tom Yeates will discuss his 35-year career, from attending the first year of Joe Kubert's school with Steve Bissette and Rick Veitch to Swamp Thing, Tarzan, Zorro, and Prince Valiant. Writer, journalist, editor, and Thomas's longtime friend Steven Ringgenberg will moderate. A slide show of Yeates's art career and influences will be included. Room 8 

11:45-12:45 Meet the Companions of Star Wars: The Old Republic— Voice actors behind some of the most memorable SWTOR companions talk about what it was like stepping into their roles in The Old Republic. Bring your questions for the Q&A! Panelists include Tara Strong (Risha), Catherine Taber (Vette), Tasia Velenza (Kaliyo) and others. Room 6BCF 

12:00-1:00 Comic-Con How-To: The Art of Writing with Gregg Hurwitz— Actor, author, and award-winning audiobook narrator Scott Brick talks to author Gregg Hurwitz about his work. Hurwitz's books include The Crime Writer, Trust No One, and You're Next. He's also written for comics, including Marvel's The Punisher MAX and Wolverine and DC's Batman: The Dark Knight. Room 2 

12:00-1:00 The Fine Line of Inking— Inking is far more than just tracing, as these superstar artists have proven again and again, on their own work and others. The Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago talks with Comic-Con special guests Gary Gianni, Klaus Janson, Rudy Nebres, and Mark Schultz about the ins and outs of inking and how that thick, velvety India ink can make all the difference in the world. Room 4 

12:00-1:00 Espenson: an Anagram for Openness— Writer Jane Espenson (Once Upon a Time, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Battlestar Galactica, Game of Thrones, Husbands) discusses past and current work with moderator Jenna Busch (Zap2It). Artwork from an upcoming Buffy comic will provide the first look at an anticipated new character, and Husbands' Brad Bell (Pop-Up Videos), Sean Hemeon, and Jeff Greenstein (Will and Grace, Desperate Housewives) will be on hand to discuss the upcoming season 2. Attend to learn which sci-fi superstar is joining the Husbands cast. Room 7AB 

12:00-1:00 Kids Draw!— How do comics get made? Find out in this interactive program where kids create their own characters that four graphic novelists will integrate into a story. With authors Zack Giallongo (Broxo), Dave Roman and John Green (Teen Boat!), and Rafael Rosado (Giants Beware!). Moderated by Cecil Castellucci (LA Review of Books). Room 11AB 

12:00-1:00 Reinventing the Graphic Novel for the iPad— With its ability to blend together games, comics, literature, film, and mobile services into new hybrid experiences, the iPad is creating vast opportunities for storytellers and audiences alike. Daniel Burwen, creative director for Cognito Comics and gaming industry veteran (EA, Activision), explores how the traditional forms of games and comics overlap in the tablet space, forming new ways of storytelling. Get an inside look at the development of the award-winning CIA: Operation Ajax and how it is redefining the digital graphic novel by using a real-time 3D game engine to create an unparalleled interactive experience while honoring the legacy of the printed page. Room 24ABC 

12:00-1:00 What's Hot in Young Adult Fiction— Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Panelists offer a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar for President of the Universe) and featuring Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), Kami Garcia (co-author of the Beautiful Creatures novels), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me), Melina Marchetta (Froi of the Exiles), Lish McBride (Hold Me Closer, Necromancer), Myra McEntire (Hourglass trilogy), and Scott Westerfeld (Uglies). Room 25ABC 

12:00-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #14: Character Generation: Cultural, Economic, and Identity Politics— Featuring comic creator Phil Jimenez (Fairest), cultural anthropologist Stanford W. Carpenter (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), design historian John Jennings (State University of New York, Buffalo), and Visual and Critical Studies MFA candidate Beverly Taylor (School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Dumbbell Blonde), this panel discusses the creation of comic book characters and identity in mainstream, independent, and digital comics as well as fine arts settings. In addition to their observations, panelists will also discuss their own experiences creating comic characters. Issues will include why diversity matters, diversity in different comic media forms, creating diversity in comic universes that lack diversity, reasons for rebooting existing characters, use of source material, and the creation of alter-egos, avatars, autobiographical characters, and characters with identities that are different from their creators. Room 26AB 

12:00-1:00 California Browncoats Meet-Up— Stop by to hear a few announcements, play a few games, and share a few stories about how everyone found their inner Browncoat. There's no better way to share the 10th anniversary of Firefly, and it's a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day. Room 32AB 

***12:30-1:30 Marvel: Amazing Spider-Man— There's no turning back for Spider-Man! The Lizard is back, and only Spider-Man has a chance of curing him! Find out all the details on what's going on with your favorite wall-crawler on the eve of his 50th Anniversary in August. That's right, Marvel's editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and others will be taking any and all questions from you, the fans! With earth-shattering announcements that will change the life of Peter Parker for another 50 years, this is one panel that no Spidey fan can miss! Room 6DE

12:30-1:30 Darwyn Cooke and The Man Called Parker— Darywn Cooke discusses all things Parker in a lively hour of opinions, insights, and downright good conversation! The Score is being released this week,and Cooke, along with editor Scott Dunbier, will answer questions and talk about Richard Stark's classic heist-man -- and unveil Cooke and IDW's plans for the future of the graphic novel series -- including revealing what the next Parker book will be! Room 8 

12:30-1:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakouts— These breakout sessions feature practical tips on how to use comics in your classroom setting. David Rojas (education consultant) will demonstrate how analogizing Batman as Hamlet, or Bruce Banner/The Hulk as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, can ignite new interest in classic literature. Nancy McCann (Comics Unlimited) and Jesse McCann (New York Times bestselling children's book author) will consult on choosing the best comic books for your classrooms and libraries. Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Frank Reade) will discuss how best to utilize historical fiction to teach real history and inspire critical thinking. An all-ages comic book goodie bag for your classroom (limited to 50 packs) will be available for participating educators after this panel. In addition, a free online 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book [PDF] and other fun, useful materials are available at www.night-flight.com/secretorigins, courtesy of XMission.com. Room 23ABC 

***12:30-1:30 BBC America's Doctor Who— The Doctor and the Ponds land in San Diego. BBC America's Doctor Who stars Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill join award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock) and award-winning executive producer Caroline Skinner (The Fades) for a Comic-Con panel and Q&A. As fans eagerly await the new season's premiere, BBC America is making sure Steven Moffat brings new footage to reveal on the big screens in Hall H. Ahead of the new season, BBC America will premiere new Doctor Who specials-The Science of Doctor Who, The Women of Doctor Who, The Timey-Wimey Stuff of Doctor Who, and The Destinations of Doctor Who-as part of the Supernatural Saturday programming block starting Saturday, August 4 at 9pm/8c. For those new to Who, the previous two seasons from Steven Moffat are available now on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download. Hall H 

12:45-1:45 CBLDF Rock Art Jam— Explore the creative process of top cartoonists who've made their mark on the worlds of comics and music! Fábio Moon, Gabriel Bá, and Nate Powell talk about the influence of music in their work and draw live art showcasing their love of sound and vision! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund! Room 5AB 

1:00-2:00 Comic-Con How-To: New Methods in Digital Painting and Coloring— Learn how to take your drawing to full color or to a full painting. Brian Haberlin will focus on using Photoshop and the Wacom tablet to introduce a mix of new digital and analog painting tricks and tips that will be sure to please. Room 2 

1:00-2:00 Where do Ideas Come From? Banishing the Blank Page— Writer's block? Artistic anemia? Get unstuck! Former DC, Dark Horse, and CrossGen writer/editor Barbara Randall Kesel (Womanthology: Heroic) outlines strategies and tips for artists and writers facing the Dreaded DeadBrain Doom-a blank page and no ideas for what to write or draw, or how to get started. Room 4 

1:00-2:00 Image Comics's 20th Anniversary— Twenty years ago, a group of young artists left their work-for-hire jobs to create Image Comics, a publisher dedicated to creators' individual visions and a champion of creative ownership. Image Comics partners and some of the original founders now come together to talk about what Image Comics has meant for the present and future of comics. Panelists: Marc Silvestri, Rob Liefeld, Jim Valentino, Whilce Portacio, Erik Larsen, and Robert Kirkman. Moderated by Eric Stephenson. Room 6A 

***1:00-2:00 DC Nation Screening and Q&A— The Nation is coming to San Diego! DC Nation -- a one-hour action and comedy programming block on Cartoon Network starring some of the most beloved and legendary heroes of the DC Universe -- will be making its very first appearance at Comic-Con. In addition to exclusive video content for fan-favorite series Green Lantern: The Animated Series and Young Justice, the panel will also be presenting sneak peeks of two highly anticipated series that will be coming soon to DC Nation: Beware The Batman and Teen Titans Go! Bringing you all this superhero goodness is a panel featuring top animation producers Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), Mitch Watson (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), Michael Jelenic (ThunderCats), Aaron Horvath (MAD), and Jeff Prezenkowski, director of series and shorts at Warner Bros. Animation. From superheroes to sidekicks, the DC Nation panel will have something for everyone. DC Nation airs Saturday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Room 6BCF 

1:00-2:00 Artemis Fowl: 8 in 8 with Eoin Colfer— In celebration of the final book in the international bestselling Artemis Fowl series, Eoin Colfer will tour the U.S. with this unique show that portrays all eight Artemis Fowl books (including the finale) in 8 minutes! With the help of some lucky audience members cast as Artemis Fowl and Holly Short, Eoin will go back to where it all began and perform the books live. Don't miss this hilarious look at the beloved series about the Teenage Criminal Mastermind. Room 7AB 

1:00-2:00 Manga Tutorials For Kids— David Karrow, creator of the children's book Alpha League and a team of manga artists and editors from eigoMANGA teach kids of all ages tutorials on manga illustrations and storytelling. Room 11AB 

1:00-2:00 Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two— Warren Spector (Disney Epic Mickey), Marv Wolfman (Crisis on Infinite Earths), and Peter David (The Incredible Hulk) discuss the highly anticipated Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power Of Two video game set for release November 18. The panel will explore how the team mapped out the story for this innovative new title, as well as unveil the first details surrounding the Disney Epic Mickey 2 graphic novel, releasing exclusively in Europe in conjunction with the game's arrival in stores. The panel will also present a special never-before-seen sequence from the upcoming release. Additionally, Becky Cline (director, archives for The Walt Disney Company) will be on hand to discuss the reemergence and historical significance of Walt Disney's very first cartoon star, Oswald The Lucky Rabbit, who is prominently featured in the game. Join Warren, Marv, Peter, and Becky for this session. Room 25ABC 

1:00-2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #15: Politics, Economics, and Ideology— Marc Singer (Howard University) examines representations of corporations and branding in Grant Morrison's comics, looking at the shifts in Morrison's depictions of corporate power and identity in The Invisibles, Marvel Boy, Seaguy, and Batman Incorporated as well as Morrison's work as a corporate consultant and "brand guru" and his controversial comments about corporate-owned superhero characters and creators' rights in Supergods. Jason Tondro (University of California, Riverside) examines the Superman of Morrison's Action Comics as a liberal superhero. Is this Superman liberal, and is the project successful? Karma Waltonen (University of California, Davis) argues that Mark Millar's Red Son asks us to consider whether a superhero (or by extension a supersoldier or superweapon) should ever be in a national hand, subject to any prevailing ideology or border-defined grudge. The book's ending blends both the USA and the USSR into a utopia, giving the majority of the world's citizens an amalgam of socialism and capitalism, and combines Luthor and Superman, exploding the dichotomy of hero and villain as the planet is aligned in a post-structuralist, post-nationalist paradigm. Room 26AB 

1:00-3:00 Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group— Doll owners and enthusiasts discuss the world of ball-jointed resin dolls from companies such as Elfdoll, Volks, Luts, Customhouse, Fairyland, Bambicrony, and Iplehouse. Learn the basics about BJDs, and pick up tips on customizing, maintaining, and photographing these beautiful dolls. Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or just see the many dolls on display, from tiny to towering. it's a great opportunity to experience the different types of dolls in the world of BJDs. Make new friends, both real and resin! Room 32AB 

1:30-2:30 What's Cool in Graphic Novels?— Six authors with great new graphic novels discuss their inspiration, creative process -- and their new books! Authors Zack Giallongo (Broxo), Kazu Kibuishi (Amulet: Prince of the Elves), J. T. Petty (Bloody Chester), Thien Pham (Sumo), Doug TenNapel (Cardboard), and Raina Telgemeier (Drama) are joined by moderator Calista Brill (First Second Books). Room 8 

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Alison Bechdel— The award-winning graphic novelist and Comic-Con special guest Alison Bechdel talks about her work, from Dykes to Watch Out For through Fun Home and her latest, this year's smash Are You My Mother? Room 23ABC 

1:45-2:45 Foes Beyond Fur and Fangs— Vampires have staked their claim on readers, and werewolves have certainly taken a bite out of pop fiction. But these paranormal creatures aren't the only ones that run havoc in the pages of science fiction and fantasy novels. Authors discuss the villains and vixens-from witches to zombies and beyond-in their action-packed adventures. Moderator Kim Alexander (Fiction Nation on Sirius XM radio) interviews participants Amber Benson (Calliope-Reaper Jones novels), Rachel Caine (Morganville Vampires series), Tom Sniegoski (Remy Chandler series), Kiersten White (Paranormalcy series), Gail Carriger (Timeless), Amelia Atwater-Rhodes (Poison Tree), and Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races). Room 5AB 

1:45-2:45 Cartoon Network: Ben 10: Omniverse— It's hero time in San Diego! You don't want to miss this chance to see the world premiere exclusive sneak peek of Ben 10: Omniverse. In the new series premiering this fall, Ben has a new look, new aliens, a new sidekick, and, of course, new bad guys to battle. Yuri Lowenthal (Ben) hosts a panel featuring stars and producers who will give an inside look at the creation and direction of Ben 10: Omniverse, and you'll be the first to see animation from this exciting new series! Room 6DE 

1:45-2:45 The Cleveland Show— See the world premiere screening of "Menace II Secret Society," the season 4 premiere episode of The Cleveland Show, featuring unbelievable guest voices followed by a Q&A with panelists Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Kevin Michael Richardson (Thundercats, Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Transformers Prime), Reagan Gomez, and Rich Appel. Hall H 

2:00-3:00 Kickstarting Your Webcomics Career: Keenspot 2012— Pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot returns for their insane 12th annual Comic-Con panel to drop some knowledge! Get words of wisdom from the man behind the second most-funded Kickstarter comics project of all time! Learn how a popular Image Comics creator doubled his book sales at cons by giving his comic away for free online! Hear an amazing major announcement about the future of comic books! Creators scheduled to appear include Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), Jim Zub (Skullkickers), Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), Brion Foulke (Flipside), Jennifer Brazas (Mystic Revolution), David Campiti (Exposure), R. C. Monroe (Out There), Chris Daily (Punch an' Pie), Charles Soule (27), and Bobby Crosby (Last Blood). Room 4

***2:00-3:00 Max Brooks: Zombie Survival 101— Max Brooks, screenwriter and author of bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, is the world's leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks comes to San Diego Comic-Con to share his insight into the rotting minds of the undead, reveal how the Zombie Survival Guide came into existence, and field questions from zombie-phobic fans! You dare not miss this lecture -- your very life may depend on it! Room 7AB 

2:00-3:00 Drawing DC: DC Kids Edition— What does it take to remake a universe? Immensely talented artists! Talent relations director Larry Ganem is joined by the Eisner Award-winning team of Art Baltazar and Franco (Tiny Titans) and the ever-dynamic Dustin Nguyen (Batman Beyond), as they showcase their artistic talents! Room 11AB 

2:00-3:00 501st Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire!— This panel describes the essentials about what it takes to create a costume that meets the standards of quality for entry into the 501st Legion. It will provide an overview of what is involved in creating a costume, the different costume categories, and how much time is involved in creating a costume that is screen accurate. A panel of experts will describe, display, and demonstrate tips and techniques used for their costume specialty. They will also share information about the mission of the 501st legion. Room 24ABC 

2:00-3:00 Cover Story— Comic-Con's annual discussion about the art of the comic book cover. Mark Evanier interviews special guests Charlie Adlard (The Walking Dead), Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), Becky Cloonan (Conan), and Mark Schultz (Xenozoic Tales) about their cover work, including design, execution, and what worked-and didn't-on some of their very own covers. Room 25ABC 

2:15-3:15 It's Christmas in July! Nickelodeon's SpongeBob SquarePants— Dust off your knitted sweater, fill your mug with nog and come along for some good ol' fashioned Christmas cheer as panelists take you through a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming SpongeBob stop-motion special. Creative director Vince Waller and screen novelties directors Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero present a sneak peek at the Christmas special. The panel will also include a sing-along and Q&A with the voice cast, including Tom Kenny (voice of SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (voice of Patrick), and Mr. Lawrence (writer and voice of Plankton). Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 6A 

2:15-3:15 Buffy Turns 20: Celebrating 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer— Once upon a time, Buffy Summers became the Slayer, the Chosen One who proved a young heroine could battle the forces of darkness instead of playing damsel in distress. Stars from the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Nicholas Brendon, Clare Kramer) join forces with Dark Horse editor Scott Allie, writer/producer Jane Espenson, illustrator Georges Jentry, and the original Buffy herself (Kristy Swanson, star of the 1992 motion picture), not to mention a surprise guest or two, to celebrate 20 years of slayage. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 

2:30-3:30 Comic-Con How-To: Proper Pitching and Promoting Yourself— Learn what it will take to present a proper pitch to a client or company. Learn about presentation, body language, elevator pitches, standing out, interview skills, and how to make and opportunity when there isn't one. This is the perfect panel for those looking to make a name for themselves or trying to get their ideas in front of the company of choice. Bryan Tillman is the academic director for Media Arts and Animation, Game Art and Design, Visual Game Programming, Motion Graphics and Visual Effects at the Art Institute of Washington and the author of Creative Character Design. Room 2 

2:30-3:30 Comic-Con How-To: Drawing with Jim Lee— Scott Brick interviews Jim Lee, artist and co-publisher of DC Comics, as Jim draws for an hour. See how he does it on the big screen! Room 2 

2:30-5:00 Comic-Con Masquerade Replay— Saturday night's impressive costuming event is reviewed and a big-screen video of the entire show is presented for those who missed it or who simply want a second look. Hosted by Masquerade director Martin Jaquish and Masquerade assistant John Ruff. (Sorry, we cannot sell copies of the show.) Room 8 

2:30-3:30 Super Secrets: Lifting the Curtain on the Man of Steel— Mark Waid (he wrote Superman comics longer than just about anybody) and Larry Tye (author of the new biography Superman: The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero) reveal things you didn't know but will be glad to learn about Superman. Like the wrenching story of his birth and nurturing by a parade of young creators yearning for their own absent dads, and how he took on everyone from Adolf Hitler to the KKK long before the rest of America did. And why Tye at least is convinced this supermensch is Jewish. Room 23ABC 

2:30-3:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans and Marketing— Comic-Con offers students of popular culture an amazing venue to study how culture is marketed to and practiced by its fans. Stephen Cunningham (University of Central Arkansas), Regina Gasser (Wittenberg University), Alexa Gygax (University of British Columbia), Kamuela Kaneshiro (Hawaii Pacific University), Lisa Kaplan (Bowling Green State University), Margo Morton (Wittenberg University), Kallie Stahl (Capital University), Catherine Thomas (University of Delhi), Michael Tornes (University of Oklahoma), and Chad Wertley (University of Nebraska-Lincoln) present initial findings from a week-long ethnographic field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture at Comic-Con 2012. Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates. Room 26AB 

2:45-3:45 Heroes for the Middle-Grade Reader (And You, Too!): Middle Grade Books That Will Rock Your Socks Off— Everyone loves a hero-from the depths of the ocean, to outer space and other worlds in the present and future, these authors have adventurers and unexpected champions that we can all cheer for. Get heroic with authors Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar series), E. J. Altbacker (Shark Wars series), Cornelia Funke (Ghost Knight), Lisa Yee (Warp Speed), Brandon Mull (The Beyonders series), Tony DiTerlizzi (The Search for WondLa series), Emily Janice Card (Laddertop Vol. 1), and Derek the Ghost (Scary School), as they converse with moderator Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy. Room 5AB 

***2:45-3:45 Sons of Anarchy— Get an inside look into the world of FX's highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter (The Shield) and stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Ron Perlman, Maggie Siff, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Ryan Hurst, and Dayton Callie. Hall H 

***3:00-4:00 Axe Cop— Ethan Nicolle (Bearmageddon, Chumble Spuzz) discusses the growing world of Axe Cop, including the new President of the World miniseries from Dark Horse comics and his involvement the TV show in production at FOX. With a possible appearance in person or digitally from his brother/co-creator Malachai Nicolle plus possible surprise guests. Room 6DE 

3:00-4:00 Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composers and Singers on Creating the Perfect Sound for TV and Film— Singer and composer collaborations are essential to the creation of poignant and thrilling moments in TV and film. Learn how these dynamic collaborations work and how a singer's voice can amplify an original score from composers Trevor Morris (The Borgias), Danny Jacob (Phineas and Ferb), and Robert Duncan (Castle), singers Lisbeth Scott (True Blood) and Laura Dickinson (Phineas and Ferb), and others. Moderated by Phineas and Ferb creators Jeff "Swampy" Marsh and Dan Povenmire.TBA Room 7AB 

3:00-4:00 Making Comics for Kids— Want to know what it takes to make super-awesome comics for kids? Hang out with the guys and girls who are the creative forces behind some of the coolest kids' comics around: Neo Edmund (writer/editor for Silver Dragon Books), Joe Lefavi (editorial director for Jim Henson Co), Tim Beedle (Fraggle Rock), Paul Morrissey (editor of Eisner award-winning Mouse Guard), and Adira Edmund (JumpStart's Windy Hollows). Room 11AB 

3:00-4:00 Steampunk Attire: From Handmade to Purchased and Everything in Between— Robin Blackburn (League of Steam), Alexis Harlan (Retroscope Fashions), Cat Frazier (costumer), Amy McCain (thrift store afficionado), and Randy Burks (hunter) discuss costuming for steampunk, with hints on patterns for sewing your own, websites for purchasing pieces or whole costumes, stores for off the shelf and thift store finds. Moderated by Thomas Oliver. Room 24ABC 

3:00-4:00 The Business of Cartoon Voices— Have you ever been interested in a career doing voices for animated cartoons? Every year, voice director Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show) gathers together experienced actors and folks involved in casting and hiring and presents an informational panel on how the business works and how to avoid the most common mistakes of aspiring voice performers. The odds are against you, but they might get a little better if someone speaks the truth to you about what to expect and why. Room 25ABC 

3:00-4:00 Publishers Weekly Comics World: Serious Pictures: Comics and Journalism in a New Era— What better way to bring information to the public than the judicious combination of words and pictures? Comics offer the ability to attract attention and focus it, while making a complex journalistic narrative both lively to read and, as studies have shown, easier for readers to comprehend. This panel offers historical and contemporary examples of the use of comics as a journalistic tool and shows how the wedding of comics and nonfiction reporting is a match made in media heaven. With Susie Cagle, Andy Warner (Cartoon Picayune), Stan Mack (Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels: A History in Comics of the American Revolution), Jen Sorenson (Slowpoke), Ed Piskor (WizzyWig), Dan Carino (Cartoon Movement), and Chris Butcher (The Beguiling.) Moderated by PW Comics World co-editor Calvin Reid. Room 32AB 

3:30-5:00 Starship Smackdown All*Stars: InterGalactic 3D Edition— The must-see panel of Comic-Con, brought to you by the new Geek Magazine, as featured on National Public Radio, returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate cosmic conflagration for the highly-coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con's most scholarly and erudite panel. Will the Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? In space, can anyone hear you scream on the Prometheus and can you actually get cell reception in the TARDIS? And what exactly is the "Captain's Courageous" lightning round anyway? Join our panel of expert spaceshipologists as they outwit, outplay and outphaser, starring Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, The Hills Run Red), Kay Reindl (Millennium, Twilight Zone), and the Gene Rayburn of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Femme Fatales, DOA: Dead Or Alive), along with some surprise guests. End your weekend with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All new ships, all new quips as the Smackdown beams down to San Diego for its final mission. Courtesy of the all-new Geek Magazine. Room 6A 

***3:30-4:30 Buffy the Musical "Once More with Feeling"— Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Fandom Charities Inc. and Whedonopolis.com present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More With Feeling"! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin'-back, that is -- and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Room 6BCF 

3:30-4:30 Comic-Con Talkback— John Rogers, president of the Comic-Con board of directors, will be present to listen to attendees concerns about this year's event. Room 23ABC 

3:30-4:30 The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-fi as an Educational Tool— With a decade of experience teaching science fiction as literature to high school and graduate students, Patrick Murphy (Fremont High, Weber State University) discusses science fiction as a device for improving reading comprehension, critical thinking, and enjoyment. The presentation will include the scope and sequence for a year-long course, unit breakdowns, costs, and discussions examining core standards and end-of-level testing. Room 26AB 

3:45-4:45 Drew: The Man Behind the Poster— Screening a premiere clip from the feature-length documentary about movie poster artist Drew Struzan, which includes exclusive interviews with George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Michael J. Fox, Frank Darabont, Guillermo del Toro, Steven Spielberg, and many others. Followed by a Q&A panel that will include artist Drew Struzan, actor Thomas Jane, director Erik P. Sharkey, producer Charles Ricciardi, composer Ryan Shore, co-cinematographer and supervising editor Greg Boas, editor Jeff Yorkes, Stephen Saffel of Titan Books, and Zach Martin of Skywalker Sound Studios. Room 5AB 

4:00-5:00 Creating Comics for All Ages— Victor Flores (High Tech High Graphic Novel Project student host) interviews fellow HTH GNP members and guest professional comic artists Shane Houghton (Reed Gunther, Peanuts, Casper's Scare School) and Chris Houghton (Reed Gunther, Kung-Fu Panda Comics, MAD magazine, Adventure Time) about the challenges and advantages of creating comics for all-ages audiences. Room 4 

4:00-5:00 15 Years Since Philosopher's Stone: Harry Potter Fandom in 2012— Seven books from J. K. Rowling -- or ten, depending on how you count -- plus hundreds of thousands of fanfics. Eight studio movies -- plus dozens of popular fanfilms, musicals, and songs. One theme park -- but soon there'll be three or more! An international museum exhibition -- and piles of fan-made shirts, crafts, fanart, CDs and DVDs. An encyclopedic website -- and fancons, fan-made wikis, and history courses on the impact of the Harry Potter fandom. We'll look back at 15 years of Harry Potter fandom and try to predict -- better than Trelawney! -- where we go from here. Room 6DE 

4:00-5:00 A Cross-Generation Collaboration: The Inside Scoop of a Comic-Con Success Story— In 2009, a nine-year-old San Diego artist and award-winning film critic Perry Chen (Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest) met Oscar-nominated animation legend Bill Plympton (Guard Dog) at Comic-Con and drew a "Hot Dog" next to the one Plympton drew for him from his acclaimed animation series. A year later, Perry was hired to work on an animation short, Ingrid Pitt: Beyond the Forest, about a young Holocaust survivor (actress Ingrid Pitt's story), under the guidance of Plympton. The rest is history. A panel of the creative team, sponsors, and distributor, including Perry Chen (animator), Kevin Sean Michaels (director), Bill Plympton (storyboard and character design), Zhu Shen (producer), Karina Bessoudo (Toon Boom Animation, vice president of marketing and communications), Douglas Little (Wacom, public relations), and Linda Olszewski (Shorts International co-head of worldwide acquisition), share the amazing behind-the-scenes story: how a first-time child animator's film got sponsorship from leading animation companies, went on to premiere at the 2011 Comic-Con and LA Shorts Fest, won multiple film festival awards, was featured in Animation magazine and on 2011 Animation Show of Shows, qualified for an Academy Award, touched many hearts, and secured worldwide distribution by Shorts International, the distributor of Oscar-nominated shorts and other outstanding short films. This lively panel, moderated by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) will share tips and lessons learned not only about getting started with animation, but also how to identify and secure corporate sponsorships; how get your film produced, marketed, and distributed; and how to select the right film festivals for your film. Room 7AB 

4:00-5:00 Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule— Learn the secret to using part-time collaboration to achieve full-time results! No matter which industry (comics, illustration, movies, design, animation, costuming/cosplay), breaking into today's media is a full-time job, even if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. Topher Davila (art director, GeekdomWear.com), Aleister Gilgrim (head of product for Readz/Star Labs Ltd), Sean Glumace (digital arts instructor at Golden West College), Tara Strand (co-founder, Gotham Public Works), Mario Martinez (co-creator, TomatoTV.net), Kevin Flessing (TheGeekGirlProject.com), Ron Coleman (molecular geneticist and writer), Jody Patterson (main contributor, RatBoxProductions.net), Cat Smith (voice actress, CatSmith.net), and moderator Chad Welch (illustrator, ChadWelchArt.com) talk about how they successfully juggle time between the creative and business sides while being involved in goal-oriented groups and discuss the process, pitfalls, and potential of part-time collaboration from their experiences in illustration, writing, design, animation and costuming/cosplay from a variety of levels of administration and sizes of organizations. Whether you're a hobbyist or looking to go pro, if you struggle with deadlines, need help finding collaborators, want to know how to effectively work with a team without mortally wounding each other, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is for you! Room 24ABC 

4:00-5:00 How to Create Your Own Novel: From the First Idea to Publishing— America's youngest multiple award-winning authors, the Winner Twins, will teach you how to create your own novel step by step. The twins, now in high school, are national bestselling authors who have written four science fiction novels. Drawing from their own experience, they will discuss the process from creating your idea to getting it published. They have taught their unique creative writing method to hundreds of thousands of teachers and students across the country. Guest panelists will be announced. Room 32AB 

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