Full Comic-Con 2010 Schedule for Sunday July 25th

Comic-Conby Joey Paur

Here it is gang! The full schedule for the final day at Comic-Con, Sunday July 25th. There really isn't much happening on Sunday, it looks like it's gonna be a pretty relaxed day. There's a few panels we are going to catch, but I think we'll be playing catch-up on some articles. Sunday is traditionally known as Kids day, which features 27 Special Programs just for Kids. I've highlighted all of the events we hope to attend below. We are also planning a meet-up at Comic-Con with all of our readers. Details on the meet-up will be revealed soon. Check out the full Sunday schedule below and start planning out your day!

Sunday July 25th

Last changed: Sun, Jul 11, 8:51am

10:00-11:00 Emily The Strange Get your last day of Comic-Con off to a strange start with Dark Horse's Emily the Strange panel! Meet Emily's creator Rob Reger and Dark Horse editor Shawna Gore, and come prepared to quench your curiosity about all things Emily. Exciting announcements, wacky wordplay, and tasty news bits are all on the menu for this early bird panel! Room 3

10:00-11:00 Jack Kirby Tribute— It's time once again to pay tribute to Jack "King" Kirby, the prolific writer/artist who co-created some of the world's most famous superheroes, including the Fantastic Four, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, the New Gods, and many more. Kirby biographer and friend Mark Evanier (Kirby: King of Comics) hosts this annual Comic-Con tradition and is joined this year by writers Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula, New Teen Titans), and Kurt Busiek (Astro City, JLA/Avengers) and other Kirby fanatics to discuss the King. Room 4

10:00-11:00 Spotlight on Rick Riordan Comic-Con special guest Rick Riordan discusses his blockbuster book series Percy Jackson & the Olympians as well as his recently released The Kane Chronicles series and the upcoming all-new The Heroes of Olympus series. Join Rick for this one-on-one interview and Q&A session! Room 6A

10:00-11:00 Nickelodeon Presents: SpongeBob, Fairly OddParents, Fanboy, and The Troop Don't miss this screening of your favorite Nickelodeon shows! Catch new episodes of SpongeBob SquarePants, The Fairly OddParents, Fanboy and Chum Chum, and Nick's hit live-action series, The Troop. Room 6DE

10:00-11:00 Super Hero Squad Online: How We Built the First All-Ages Marvel MMO— Gazillion's The Amazing Society offers a sneak peek at SHSO, including new areas unveiled at Comic-Con. Moderator Serena Robar (community manager, TAS), Jason Robar (VP and studio manager, TAS), Jay Minn (creative director, TAS), Nik Davidson (senior game designer, TAS), Franz Felsl (senior game designer, TAS) and Matt Bell (art director, TAS) present a fun and interactive Q&A! Room 7AB

10:00-5:00 Children's Film Festival— The 7th annual San Diego International Children's Film Festival again off on Kids Day at Comic-Con International, with more than 60 short films from around the world -- animation, live action, and documentary -- good for all ages. Filmmakers and animators will appear to talk about their work and take questions from the audience. The complete program will be posted on our site soon. Room 9

10:00-11:00 Smallville Screening and Q&A

Comic-Con favorite Smallville returns for its last visit to Comic-Con in advance of the show's 10th and final season, as showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson join star/executive producer Tom Welling and series stars Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, and Justin Hartley to talk about the year ahead, answer fan questions, and give an exclusive sneak peek at clips from the final season. From Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink in association with Warner Bros. Television, Smallville airs Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 7. Ballroom 20

10:00-11:00 BOOM Kids! Muppets Spotlight— Mark Waid moderates as Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Roger Langridge gives up all the secrets behind creating the critically acclaimed fan-favorite The Muppet Show Comic Book. A must-attend spotlight for all Muppets fans! Room 24ABC

10:00-11:00 Techland Presents: Comics and Digital Piracy— Just about every comic book is now available online within hours of its release in stores -- whether or not its publisher is selling it in digital form. Techland.com's Douglas Wolk moderates a discussion of what's happening in the online comics Wild West with David Steinberger (comiXology), as well as publishers, scanlation experts, digital-rights specialists, and an opinionated creator or two. Room 25ABC

10:00-11:00 Manga Drawing For Kids— b>Austin Osueke (eigoMANGA), David Karrow (Alpha League), David Kolodny Nagy (Mad Beanz), and Natashia McGough (Palbot) are professional manga illustrators and cartoonists from eigoMANGA. The team visits Comic-Con to teach another year of manga artwork and anime storytelling specially designed for kids and young people of all ages. Room 30CDE

10:00-11:00 Sideshow Collectibles

The Sideshow Collectibles Design and Development Team present an in-depth look at some of Sideshow's most popular product lines and licenses, including Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Marvel Comics, The Lord of the Rings, and many more, offering insight into the design process, sneak peeks of upcoming products, a Q&A session, and giveaways. Room 32AB

10:00-11:00 Christian Comics: The Word in Pictures— From Andre LeBlanc's classic Picture Bible to Robert Crumb's recent adaptation of Genesis, there is a long tradition of Bible-based comics. Moderator Buzz Dixon (Snokie Stories) and panelists Sergio Cariello (The Action Bible) and Eric Jansen (The Christ of Prophecy) discuss the challenges involved in adapting the words of scripture into visual media. A short devotional message will precede the panel discussion, put on by the Christian Comic Arts Society. Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Hotel and Marina

10:30-11:30 Spotlight on Doug TenNapel Writer/artist, video game creator, filmmaker—Comic-Con special guest Doug TenNapel has it all covered. His graphic novels, including Creature Tech, Tommysaurus Rex, Monster Zoo, and Ghostopolis, have been optioned as big-budget movies. Hear what's next from this multitalented creator! Room 5AB

10:30-11:30 ABC's Castle: Nathan Fillion & Stana Katic

Up close and personal with actors Nathan Fillion (Firefly) and Stana Katic (Quantum of Solace), creator Andrew Marlowe (Air Force One), and executive producers Rob Bowman (X-Files) and Laurie Zaks. BE sure to be on hand for the Q&A session, filled with exclusive videos and fun surprises. Whether you're a fan of the show or a fan of Nathan Fillion, you won't want to miss this panel! Room 6BCF

10:30-11:30 Spotlight on Ann and Jeff VanderMeer: Dr. Lambshead, Steampunk, Weird Tales, Imaginary Animals, and You— Weird Tales editor and Hugo Award winner Ann VanderMeer and her World Fantasy Award–winning husband, writer/editor Jeff VanderMeer, take you on a whirlwind exclusive inside look at a cornucopia of exciting new projects, from The Thackery T. Lambshead Cabinet of Curiosities, featuring work by Mike Mignola and Greg Broadmore, to the Steampunk Bible coffeetable book, from the rejuvenated Weird Tales to the insanely entertaining Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals, featuring recipes for Wookiee and Cthulhu by Ace of Cake's Duff Goldman. With discussion, interrogation, arguments, and, er, Mongolian Death Worms. Nom nom. Room 8

10:30-12:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #13: Queer Comics— Lien Fan Shen (University of Utah), the artist of I Will Be Your Paradise traces the production process of her manga, reveals the author's struggles with the publisher, and examines the negotiations of her "queer" identity and Taiwanese identity since publication. Ben Bolling (UNC-Chapel Hill) looks at how the "truth" about Marvel's Northstar -- who he is, whom he loves, whether he lives or dies -- is not simply written by creators and handed down unilaterally to fans, but instead operates in an ongoing and often heated negotiation between creators and Northstar's gay fans. Harry Thomas (UNC-Chapel Hill) argues that rise of the Midnighter to "iconic, breakaway star" status in the Wildstorm universe has been accomplished by the subtle but consistent feminization of his partner Apollo, curtailing the radical potential of a queer couple by coding them as a traditional male-female relationship. Mark Miner (Poet-at-Large) draws on the Greek tradition of underage partners and rhetorical competitions exemplified by Plato's Phaedros to understand Yun Kouga's manga Loveless, which features a similar same-sex, under-age partner relationship. Room 26AB

11:00-12:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers— Navigate the wonderful world of comic books with professors of education Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University) and Dr. Bill McGrath (National University), writer/artists Bill Galvan (Archie) and Jim Valentino (Image Comics), and comics store owners Nancy McCann (Comics Unlimited, Westminster, CA) and Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City, UT). Panelists discuss how teachers, librarians, retailers, and publishers can work together to bring comic books into the classroom for use as an innovative and motivating cross-curricular teaching tool. This multimedia presentation includes personal remarks and a Q&A session; the speakers will present an overview of the medium and highlight specific ways that comic books and graphic novels have been used to engage a variety of learners while promoting reading and literacy. Room 3

11:00-12:00 DC Kids: Aww Yeah!— Don't miss your chance to chat with Mike Norton, Art Baltazar, and Franco, the creative team behind Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam and the best kid-friendly comic on the market, Tiny Titans! DC co-publisher Dan DiDio hosts what is sure to be entertaining discussion for the whole family! Room 4

11:00-12:00 Marvel: The Women of Marvel

One of the most talked-about panels from last year is back! Forget Storm and She-Hulk; meet the real Ms. Marvels of the comic world! Join women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel to hear what it's like working as a woman in comics today and how you can join them. Say goodbye to the so-called "Boy's Club" -- these ladies are busting down the four-color ceiling! Panelists include Marjorie Liu (Black Widow), Kathryn Immonen (Heralds), Christina Strain (Shadowland), and others. Room 7AB

11:00-12:30 Comic-Con How-To Session: Bryan Tillman— Animator and art instructor (Department chair of media arts and animation, game art and design, visual game programming, visual effects, and motion graphics at the Art Institute of Washington, DC) Bryan Tillman will cover character designs for animation and what makes them different from comics. Bryan is the owner and CEO of the Kaiser Studio Productions, a production studio for comics, toys, animation, and games. Room 18

11:00-12:00 Entertaining One's Inner Child— Ever since Harry Potter burst onto the scene, children's books have been taking over the bestseller lists. Creators discuss the thrills and challenges of creating memorable characters for the younger set. Panelists include Jimmy Gownley (Amelia Rules), Sina Grace (Among the Ghosts), Matt Holm (Babymouse), Adam Rex (Fat Vampire), David Steinberg (Daniel Boom), Greg Van Eekhout (Kid Vs. Squid) and moderator Jennifer Holm (Babymouse). Q&A to follow. Room 24ABC

11:00-12:00 Archaia: The Jim Henson Company— The first series of Fraggle Rock comics were a rousing success, so what do Archaia and The Jim Henson Company have in store next? Find out exclusive information on upcoming Archaia/Henson comic book and graphic novel ventures from Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy and artist/illustrator Brian Froud, who worked closely with Jim Henson on The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth movies as a concept artist. Joining them will be Fraggle Rock editors Tim Beedle, Paul Morrissey, and Joe LeFavi, plus Fraggle Rock writer Heather White. Room 25ABC

11:00-12:00 How to Draw Star Wars for Kids— Lucasfilm's Bonnie Burton (You Can Draw: Star Wars) and artist Katie Cook (The Clone Wars web comic) help kids draw fun Star Wars characters. Lucas Online Senior Editor Bonnie Burton edits the drawing tutorials and craft projects, which can be found at Starwars.com/kids. Artist Katie Cook has done licensed art for Star Wars, DC, Marvel, Heroes, and Lord of the Rings. She often dreams of being a Wookiee, which explains why she could use a haircut. Room 30CDE

11:00-12:00 Halo Universe Panel

Frank O'Connor (343 Industries) hosts this panel of renowned Halo creators, including appearances by authors and representatives from long-standing partners such as McFarlane Toys and Weta. Room 32AB

11:15-12:30 Cartoon Voices II— With so many great cartoon voices, we had to do two panels! Mark Evanier and co-host Earl Kress talk to Phil LaMarr (Futurama), Janet Waldo (The Jetsons), Laura Summer (The Garfield Show), and a few surprises. Meet the people behind the voices of your favorite cartoons! Room 6A

11:15-12:15 Cartoon Network: Tower Prep with Firebreather Sneak— Executive producer and series creator Paul Dini (Lost, Batman Beyond) and executive producer Glen Morgan (Bionic Woman) offer fans an exclusive first look at Cartoon Network's newest live-action mystery series Tower Prep. Meet the series stars Drew Van Acker (The Lake), Elise Gatien (Bionic Woman), Ryan Pinkston (Punk'd), and Dyana Liu (Parenthood). Fans will also get an exclusive look at Firebreather, Cartoon Network's first world premiere original CGI movie event based on the comic book series with creator and co-executive producer Phil Hester (The Wretch), co-executive producer Andy Kuhn (Freedom Ring), and writer/director Peter Chung (Aeon Flux). Room 6DE

11:15-12:15 Supernatural Screening and Q&A— Cast members, executive producers Sera Gamble (Eyes) and Ben Edlund (Angel), and creator/executive producer Eric Kripke (Boogeyman) present an exclusive sneak peek at footage from the highly anticipated sixth season of Supernatural, which moves to a new day, Fridays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW this fall. The panel will answer questions from the audience and also show a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Fifth Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 7. Supernatural is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television. Ballroom 20

11:30-12:30 LEGO Universe Building Creativity Show & Tell— Take an in-depth look inside the creative process of bringing LEGO worlds to life through storytelling and fan collaboration, to create a truly unique MMOG. Six LEGO Group and NetDevil panelists discuss their roles in the development of LEGO Universe, from senior directors to mega fans and builders. The panel includes Ryan Seabury (creative director), Mark Hansen (senior director), Chris Brubaker (media coordinator), Ryan Baier (videographer), and two representatives from the LEGO Universe Partners program. Room 5AB

11:30-12:30 Dark Horse: Yoshitaka Amano— Please join Dark Horse Comics to celebrate the career and the rare U.S. appearance of legendary Japanese artist Yoshitako Amano. The creator of Vampire Hunter D will be joined by Hollywood darling "Mink" to discuss their recent collaboration, Shinjuku, an epic work of artistic genius that explores the seedy underworld of modern Tokyo. Room 8

11:45-12:45 Comic-Con Debut: International Hit Merlin There will be magic and adventure aplenty as the global sensation Merlin (airing on the BBC and in 170 countries, including Syfy in the U.S.) makes its Comic-Con International debut. Series stars Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and Merlin himself, Colin Morgan, join co-creators and executive producers Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy to guide fans through a mystical behind-the-scenes tour of the popular series, providing an exclusive sneak peek at scenes from the upcoming third season and taking an insightful and often humorous glance back at the series' first two seasons. Room 6BCF

12:00-1:00 WildStorm Focus on RED: the Comic Book— Wanna know more about RED -- one of this fall's most anticipated movies with an all-star cast led by Bruce Willis? Artist Cully Hamner is up front-and-center to tell all about his exciting thriller co-created with Warren Ellis. Plus, with your hosts, senior VP for creative affairs Gregory Noveck and VP/general manager Hank Kanalz, there's more RED comic news with screenwriters Erich Hoeber, John Hoeber, Doug Wagner, and others on what's in store for this ageless hero! Room 4

12:00-1:00 Hot Wheels Battle Force 5: Season 2 World Premiere!— Be the first to see the premiere episode from the second season of the hit Emmy-nominated CG-animated series Hot Wheels Battle Force 5! Watch 26 new episodes this fall on Cartoon Network, continuing the adventures of a group of teen drivers and their ultra-cool, ultra-fast battle vehicles. This time around, Battle Force 5 must face all-new villains -- the Red Sentients. After the screening, producers Audu Paden and Ira Singerman are joined by real-life Hot Wheels car designers for a behind-the-scenes peek at how the series was created. Plus, don't miss fun activities, trivia, and lots and lots of great prizes! Room 7AB

12:00-1:00 Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Teen Angst in Young Adult Fiction— A discussion of the appeal for youthful protagonists in young adult fiction and beyond. Authors include Emily Drake (The Magickers novels), Nancy Holder (Wicked series), D. J. MacHale (Morpheus Road series), James Owen (Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographic series), Christopher Pike (Thirst series), Kathy Reichs (Virals), Neal Shusterman (The Skinjacker Trilogy), and Michael Spradlin (The Youngest Templar Novels). Moderated by author Cindy Pon (Silver Phoenix). Room 24ABC

12:00-1:00 Spotlight on Dennis O'Neil One of comics' most legendary writer/editors, Comic-Con special guest Dennis O'Neil is best known for his work on Batman. O'Neil's long career includes writing and editing at Marvel and guiding the Caped Crusader at DC Comics for many years. Dennis will talk about his career and what's up next for this fan-favorite creator. WildStorm's Scott Peterson moderates. Room 25ABC

12:00-1:00 Comics Arts Conference Session #14: The Superhero as the American Ideal— Sandy Palas (CSU-Fullerton) traces the social impact of Captain America as physical exemplar of the ideology of strength and power and his extension beyond America's borders as a protector figure for and from other countries. Keegan Lannon (Aberystwyth University) examines how Marvel's Civil War questions the role of the superhero and how the superhero is constructed through parallel story arcs. Room 26AB

12:00-1:00 Kids Draw with James Sturm Create your own cartooning adventure in this fun, interactive drawing session with Eisner Award–winning cartoon adventurer James Sturm (Adventures in Cartooning)! Using simple building blocks, you'll learn how to put together an adventure of your own -- and have fun along the way! Room 30CDE

12:00-2:00 Browncoats Fan Group— Fans of Firefly and Serenity are welcome to join the California Browncoats. Get the scoop on upcoming 'verse-related and 'verse-friendly events and products that you'll really love. Drop by any time to join the fun and find out what the group is up to, but those arriving by 12:20 can enter to play "Serenity Spin": put your 'verse-related trivia to the test to win shiny prizes! You never know what else might happen! Room 32AB

12:00-2:00 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, Iplehouse, and many others. 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! Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Hotel and Marina

12:30-1:30 Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakout Sessions— Stay for breakout sessions with Secret Origin of Good Readers panelists.  Free 70-page The Secret Origin of Good Readers companion resource book (PDF) and other exciting materials at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin. Room 3

12:30-2:00 CBLDF Live Art Jam— Watch Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), Ale Garza (Fathom), Chris Burnham (X-Men: Manifest Destiny), and Daniel Leister (Hack/Slash) battle it out to see who can make the coolest art before your eyes! Get an inside look behind the scenes at how these artists work, as they make live art projected onto the big screen at the CBLDF Live Art Jam! All art will be auctioned off at the end of the event to benefit the First Amendment legal work of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. Room 5AB

12:30-1:30 Phineas and Ferb Hey Ferb, I know what we're  gonna  do today! Go to the Phineas and Ferb panel! Creators Dan Povenmire (Family Guy) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Rocko's Modern Life) along with the voice of Phineas, Vincent Martella (Everybody Hates Chris), the voice of Jeremy, Mitchel Musso (Hannah Montana), and other surprise cast members will be on hand to answer your questions and show you new and exciting content from Disney Channel and Disney XD's hit animated series, including a sneak peek of a special Phineas and Ferb Comic-Con episode guest-starring Seth MacFarlane and Kevin Smith, plus much much more! Moderated by Jill Sanford, director, original series for Disney TV Animation. Room 6DE

12:30-1:30 The Funny Stuff: Humor in Comics and Graphic Novels— The world of comics isn't just about dark and mysterious superheroes. There are a lot of great funny books out there. The Cartoon Art Museum's Andrew Farago talks to Comic-Con special guests Peter Bagge (Hate), Howard Cruse (Wendel), Nicholas Gurewitch (The Perry Bible Fellowship), Keith Knight (The K Chronicles), Larry Marder (Beanworld), and Doug TenNapel (Monster Zoo) about the humorous side of comics. Room 8

12:30-1:15 American Dad See a never-before-seen episode of American Dad in various stages of animation followed by a Q&A session with producers Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman and cast members Dee Bradley Baker, Scott Grimes, and Rachael MacFarlane. Ballroom 20

12:45-1:45 Marvel: Spider-Man— The hunt has begun and the moment that everyone's been clamoring about is almost here! How much more can everyone's favorite web-slinger take? You've got questions and these people have answers! Dan Slott (Amazing Spider-Man), Marvel's talent liaison C. B. Cebulski, and Amazing Spider-Man assistant editor Tom Brennan talk about what's on the horizon for Peter Parker and just what is "Origin of the Species"? There's only one way to find out, True Believers -- attend this panel! Room 6A

1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Al Wiesner This writer/artist has been doing it his way for 25 years! Comic-Con special guest Al Wiesner created his own superhero, Shaloman, after many years of searching for a Jewish superhero. Some 38 issues later the "Kosher Crusader" is still thrilling readers around the world! Al talks about his series in this special Spotlight panel. Room 4

1:00-2:00 Unnatural History Episode Screening and Q&A— Join the adventure! Cartoon Network's first live-action mystery series, Unnatural History, journeys to San Diego for its Comic-Con debut. Unnatural History chronicles the adventures of Henry Griffin, a teenager with extraordinary skills acquired while traveling the world with his anthropologist parents. His unique abilities come in handy when he moves to Washington D.C. -- and begins exploring the mysteries of a charter high school within the National Museum Complex. Fans will be treated to a premiere screening of an episode, as well as a Q&A with series stars Kevin G. Schmidt (Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel), Jordan Gavaris (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Italia Ricci (Greek) and Martin Donovan (Weeds) as well as creator/executive producer Mike Werb (The Mask, Face/Off). From Warner Horizon Television, Unnatural History airs Tuesday nights at 8pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network. Room 6BCF

1:00-2:00 Nickelodeon's The Troop: A Monster a Day Is All We Ask!— Ever wonder what happens inside the sacred walls of a comedy writers' room? Or how they come up with all those cool monsters and action sequences? How they are able to blend comedy, action, and scares all in 22 minutes? The creators and executive producers of The Troop give you an exclusive inside look into the inner workings of this cult comedy/horror hit. Executive producer Tommy Lynch (Alex Mack), executive producer Jay Kogen (The Simpsons), show creators Max Burnett (Possums) and Greg Coolidge (Employee of the Month), and the entire writing staff will divulge their secrets to the show in addition to sharing never-before-seen footage of the upcoming season. Moderated by Eric Kim, executive in charge for Nickelodeon. Room 7AB

1:00-3:00 Comic-Con How-To Session: Sze Jones— Character artist Sze Jones will demonstrate the process of making striking cinematic heroines for games using Z-Brush. He will cover artistic and technical aspects, with supporting imagery and videos, and share insights on character concepts, costume designs, paintings, and sculpting. Room 18

1:00-2:00 BOOM Kids! Get-a-Sketch Panel— Darkwing Duck creator Tad Stones moderates the first-ever BOOM Kids! "Get-a-Sketch" panel. Darkwing Duck comic artist James Silvani, WALL*E artist Morgan Luthi, Incredibles artist Ramanda Kamarga, and a host of other BOOM Kids! artists will be drawing sketches to be handed out to some lucky attendees! Also in attendance: Toy Story writer Jesse Blaze Snider with his Muppet Snow White co-writer Patrick Storck. Learn everything that goes into making a BOOM Kids! comic and maybe get a free sketch! Room 24ABC

1:00-2:00 Cover Story: The Art of the Cover— Despite the old adage, you can tell a book by its cover, especially if it's a comic book! Mark Evanier talks with fellow Comic-Con special guests Neal Adams (Batman, Green Lantern/Green Arrow), Dave Dorman (Star Wars), Sean Phillips (Criminal, Incognito), and Ivan Reis (Blackest Night, Green Lantern) about what makes a great cover. Room 25ABC

1:00-2:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #15: Alternative Comics— Amy Taylor (School of the Art Institute of Chicago) examines the cathartic pleasures of fictional violence and identity in Jhonen Vasquez' Johnny the Homicidal Maniac. Kathleen Dunley (University of Advancing Technology) amends the misunderstanding of Seth's Palookaville and George Sprott as nostalgic by framing Seth as a "memory individual" who artistically directs and focuses the reader's attention to the smallest, but necessary, traces of the past. Sheri McCord (Saint Louis University) argues that Jaime Hernandez's characters Maggie and Hopey reveal the complexities of being sexual women to their audience and illustrate the conflict between friendship and attraction, love and desire. Room 26AB

1:00-2:00 How to Draw Monsters— Marshall Vandruff will show drawings of monsters by great masters and explain how today's artists still use the old methods of drawing even after 500 years. He will demonstrate how to come up with ideas for monsters and draw them so they look realistic. Room 30CDE

1:30-2:30 Spotlight on Douglas E. Richards Comic-Con special guest Douglas E. Richards is the author of The Prometheus Project series -- science fiction thrillers that have been widely acclaimed by kids, adults, and SF fans alike (including Asimov's Science Fiction magazine). Douglas has also written extensively for National Geographic KIDS and American Fencing magazines. Bring your kids and join Douglas as he gives a fun and engaging presentation that has delighted students at middle grade assemblies. Douglas will touch on the secret to happiness, fiction plotting and writing, continuity errors, a behind-the-scenes look at his books, and more -- followed by a Q&A. Room 3

1:30-2:30 The Winner Twins— The Winner Twins, Brianna and Brittany (authors of The Strand book series), America's youngest multiple-award-winning authors announce that their first book in the Strand Series, The Strand Prophecy, is now in development as a major motion picture. They will be discussing their method of writing novels and adapting content for television and film production in Hollywood. Joining the Winner Twins are panelists Mike Greenfield (Beverly Hills Talent Management), Mickey Stern (CEO, BASE Productions), Eric Gozlan (Shivita Films), Jack Hozel (Shivita Films), and Jeff Winner (author). Room 8

1:30-2:30 Glee

One year after the cast and creators of Glee came to Comic-Con for the first time, the show has exploded with blockbuster ratings, number-one albums and a sold-out concert tour. Get an exclusive first look at what's in store for season 2 from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, along with stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera, as they share some never-before-seen footage, spill behind-the-scenes secrets, and take questions from the crowd. Ballroom 20

1:45-2:45 Sneak Peek into the LEGO Group's New Constraction Property: Hero Factory!— The LEGO Group, creators of the ever popular Bionicle franchise, is proud to present their new action constraction property: Hero Factory. Come meet the product designer, get a firsthand look at the products launching this fall, learn the back story on Hero Factory, get a sneak peek of the new TV show and see if you have what it takes to be part of the Hero Factory! Room 6DE

2:00-3:00 Keenspot 2010...in 3D!— Pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot returns for their 10th annual Comic-Con panel! Creators scheduled to appear include Bobby Crosby (Dreamless, Marry Me, Last Blood), Sarah Ellerton (Dreamless, The Phoenix Requiem, Inverloch), R.C. Monroe (Out There), and Benny Powell (Wayward Sons). Additionally, director Jay Weisman will be debuting an exclusive 3D trailer of his upcoming shot-in-3D feature film Shockwave Darkside, a Red Giant Media/Pipeline Entertainment sci-fi thriller about a war on the moon! Joining Jay from the film will be stars Mei Melancon (Psylocke in X-Men: The Last Stand, The L Word) and Rich Ceraulo (Death Sentence), and previews of the Keenspot webcomic based on the film will be shown. The film is produced by Aimee Schoof, Isen Robbins, Kevin Fox, Christian Beutel, Dan DeFilippo, Dave Marken and stars Bill Sage (Precious), Mei Melancon (X-Men: The Last Stand), Sonequa Martin (The Good Wife), Rich Ceraulo (Death Sentence), and Alex Cendese  (Law & Order). Room 4

2:00-3:00 The Digital Age of Comics— Have we moved from the Bronze Age to the Modern Age to...the Digital Age of Comics? This lively discussion about eComics is moderated by Macworld senior editor Jason Snell, with IDW's Jeff Webber, iVerse Comics' Michael Murphey, Sony PSP's Adriana Eyzaguirre, and creators Jeff Smith and J. Scott Campbell. Room 5AB

2:00-3:00 DC Focus: Premiere Teams— DC Comics knows a thing or two about teams. From the company that brought you the first team in comics' history (Justice Society of America), don't miss this panel on the DCU's top teams roaming Earth (JLA, JSA, Secret Six, Titans), the farthest reaches of space (R.E.B.E.L.S.), and even across time (Legion of Super-Heroes)! Senior group editor Mike Carlin is joined by Tony Bedard (R.E.B.E.L.S.), Marc Guggenheim (Flash), JT Krul (Titans), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), James Robinson (Justice League of America), Matthew Sturges (JSA All-Stars), and others for this collaborative panel! Room 6A

2:00-3:00 "The Batman Dreams of Hieronymus Machines," or The Matt Fraction Spotlight Panel— Comic-Con special guest Matt Fraction (Casanova, Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, The Mighty Thor) performs "The Batman Dreams of Hieronymus Machines," a weird spoken-word history of comics, art, and his own experiences with both and how comics -- and art -- can save your life. Also: Bruce Lee, cave paintings, Stilt-Man, and profound brain injuries. First performed as a part of W00tstock 2.0, now it's coming to San Diego! Then, after that, probably a discussion and some Q&A and stuff moderated by Bill Hader (SNL, Paul, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Room 7AB

2:00-3:00 Harry Potter Fandom Panel— This summer sees the Harry Potter series and fandom slip into the future with the close of filming on Deathly Hallows and the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. What is the impact on the fans, fandom, and their future? Insights from Melissa Anelli (webmaster of The Leaky Cauldron and author of Harry: A History), Darren Criss (actor/composer, A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel), Leslie Combemale (ArtInsights Gallery, official/exclusive HP art supplier), Eddie Newquist (executive producer, Harry Potter: The Exhibition) and Andrew Slack (HP Alliance Creator and Executive Producer). Moderated by Heidi Tandy (HPEF/Ascendio 2012, FictionAlley). Room 24AB 

2:00-3:00 Business of Cartoon Voices— An agent, a casting director, and some voice actors walk into a Comic-Con program book...wait, this isn't a joke. It's a serious "how to" look at the business of cartoon voices, telling you what it takes to get in and how to avoid getting ripped off. Mark Evanier talks to an agent, a casting director, and actors to give you a no-nonsense look at the industry. Room 25ABC

2:00-3:00 Manga Style Drawing with Billy Martinez— Billy Martinez, artist of the Deepest Dark, Wildflower, and Kickass Girl, will be demonstrating techniques on drawing dynamic anatomy and facial expressions. This lesson is for all ages, beginner and advance artist are welcome to come join in on the fun. Room 30CDE

2:00-3:00 Growing Up with Archie Panel— Archie Comics creative staff share inside perspectives on the creation of Archie, how Archie Comics has evolved, and why Archie titles dominate the newsstands and supermarkets in comic sales. Panelists include Archie Comics president/editor-in-chief Victor Gorelick, Archie Comics VP/managing editor Mike Pellerito, and creators George Gladir (Sabrina), Dan Parent (Betty & Veronica), Batton Lash and Bill Galvan (Archie Freshman Year), Rich Koslowski (Archie), Tania del Rio (Sabrina), Arie Kaplan (Archie & Friends), Craig Boldman (Jughead), and Andrew Pepoy (Katy Keene). This is your chance to meet the Archie Comics creators face-to-face. The panel will feature a Q&A session with the fans as well as a comic giveaway to all fans in attendance. Room 32AB

2:15-3:15 Scooby-Doo Screening and Q&A— Those meddling teens are at it again! Find out what Shaggy, Fred, Daphne,  Velma  and, of course, Scooby-Doo are up to with a sneak peek at upcoming titles from this beloved family franchise. Actor Matthew Lillard (Scooby-Doo feature films, the voice of Shaggy), supervising producers Spike Brandt  and Tony Cervone (both Duck Dodgers), producer Mitch Watson (Ben 10: Race Against Time), and art director Dan Krall (Coraline) screen a never-before-seen episode of the new Cartoon Network/Warner Bros. Animation series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (airing Mondays at 7pm ET/PT on Cartoon Network) and take fan questions. Additionally, they will unveil the trailer to Warner Home Video's upcoming original animated movie Scooby-Doo! Camp Scare (release date: September 14) and will provide fans with a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's forthcoming Scooby-Doo! and the Spooky Swamp video game, coming September 14. Panel attendees will be served a full course of all things Scooby-Doo, as they will also hear about additional upcoming Scooby-related projects from Warner Premiere and Warner Bros. Consumer Products. Room 6BC 

2:30-3:30 Archaia: All-Ages— All-ages books are not necessarily children's books -- they're books that readers of all ages can enjoy! Join Archaia for updates, previews and exciting new information on several of its all-ages titles, including Berona's War, Fraggle Rock, Gunnerkrigg Court, Mouse Guard: The Black Axe, and Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard with creator David Petersen and contributors Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Katie Cook (Fraggle Rock), and Karl Kerschl (The Abominable Charles Christopher), and Return of the Dapper Men with artist Janet Lee. Moderated by Archaia's Mel Caylo. Room 3

2:30-5:00 Comic-Con 2010 Masquerade Playback— 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 Comics Arts Conference Session #16: The Culture of Popular things: Ethnographic Examinations of Comic-Con 2010— Matthew J. Smith (Wittenberg University) moderates a panel of graduate and undergraduate students (Kane Anderson, Evan Dossey, Melissa Miller, Emily Saidel, Max Wassmann, Tanya Zuk, Cameron Catalfu, Pamela Geranios, Samuel Kinney, and Jacob Sigafoos) from a range of universities who present initial findings of a week-long field study of the intersection of fan practice at the nexus of cultural marketing and fan culture at Comic-Con. Discussion with the audience follows the presentations. Room 26AB

2:45-3:45 X: Sons of Anarchy and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Appearing at Comic-Con for the first time is Sons of Anarchy, with series stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal (Futurama), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Beauty and the Beast) and series creator Kurt Sutter. Next up is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito), the self-centered owners of Paddy's Pub in Philadelphia who will do just about anything -- no matter how reprehensible -- in an attempt to better their own situation. Ballroom 20

3:00-4:30 Comics Pro/Fan Trivia Match— Len Wein (Microbots), Kurt Busiek (Kool-Aid Man), and Mark Waid (Batman Electric Talking Toothbrush) face off against fans Tom Galloway (former Google employee), David Oakes (college professor), and Michael Grabois (rocket scientist) in a match on significant pre-Crisis DC events in celebration of DC's 75th anniversary. Peter David (Captain America's War on Drugs) will moderate. Room 4

3:00-4:00 Yo Gabba Gabba! First Look and Live Show Ticket Giveaway Yo Gabba Gabba! producers The Magic Store and W!LDRBAIN Entertainment present an all-new episode of Yo Gabba Gabba! In the episode "Space," the Gabba! gang goes on a space adventure in a flying saucer to explore stars and planets. While in space, they meet new friends and discover a new planet. Featured songs include "Little Lights in the Sky," "Rocket Ride," and "Everyone is Different." The band Electrocute performs the song "Rocket Run." This never-before-seen episode will be followed by a special screening of the episode "Superhero," starring Mos Def as Super Mr. Superhero, the Aquabats, and Super Music Friends Show guests Devo perform "Watch Us Work It." The show also features the animated segment "Super Martian Robot Girl." As a special bonus, there will be a contest giveaway where one lucky recipient will receive a family four-pack of tickets to see Yo Gabba Gabba! Live!: There's a Party in My City. Room 5AB

3:00-4:00 Phineas & Ferb Special— Be among the first to watch the World Premier of Disney XD's Phineas and Ferb "Summer Belongs to You," a one-hour special event. Phineas and Ferb plan to make the most of the longest day of the year by traveling around the world in one day "chasing the sun." Don't miss the best sun-chasing, globe-hopping, adventure-filled, vacation day ever! Premieres Monday, August 2 at 8pm/7pm on Disney XD. Room 6DE

3:00-4:30 Starship Smackdown XVIII: Ultimate Platinum Collector's Edition— The must-see panel of Comic-Con and WonderCon returns for another action-packed year as the greatest spaceships in the history of the universe and this or any other dimension compete for the highly coveted Smackdown title. Will the Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? And what exactly is the Captain's Courageous lightning round anyway? Join our panel of expert spaceshipologists as they outwit, outplay, and outphaser, starring Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise I & II, The Hills Run Red), Chris Gossett (The Red Star), Ashley E. Miller (Fringe, Thor), Steve Melching (The Clone Wars, Transformers), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Andromeda, Deep Space Nine), Kay Reindl (Millennium, Legend of the Seeker), and the Richard Dawson of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (DOA: Dead or Alive, The Unknowns), along with some very special surprise guests. End your weekend the Comic-Con way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all-time in this or any other dimension known or unknown. Room 7AB

3:00-4:30 Comic-Con How-To Session: Elvin A. Hernandez— Storyboard artist and art instructor (Media Arts and Animation Department at the Art Institute of Washington, DC) Elvin A. Hernandez will be presenting "Sequential Storytelling: Comics, Storyboards, and other Visual Narratives," a workshop covering the similarities and differences between various types of sequential art, while explaining the nature of sequential art. Room 18

3:00-4:00 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), breaking into today's media is a full-time job, even if you have only part-time hours to accomplish it. Hear Topher Davila (editor and co-creator of TomatoTV and TomatoTVAnimation), Mario Martinez (co-creator of TomatoTV), Kevin Flessing (TomatoTV columnist and staff writer for TomatoTVAnimation), Jonelle Cobb (web designer, art director), Ron Coleman (TomatoTV columnist), and Jessica Grimshaw (animator), talk about how they successfully juggle time between the creative and business sides from their experiences in illustration, business branding, writing, design, and animation. Whether you struggle with deadlines, are a creative hobbyist, or simply want to know how to get your foot in the door, this panel is not to be missed! Room 24ABC

3:00-4:00 DC Town Hall Meeting— All are welcome to join DC co-publishers Dan DiDio and Jim Lee for a relaxed Sunday afternoon discussion. Share your thoughts on what you love about comics now and what you hope to see in the future! Room 25ABC

3:00-4:00 Dynamite Entertainment Speaks with Fans One-on-One— Fans can meet with Dynamite's president and publisher Nick Barrucci and editor Joseph Rybandt in a "one-on-one" with fans in their first-ever Comic-Con panel. Room 32AB

3:15-4:15 Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil Dare to be awesome at the Kick Buttowski panel! Creator Sandro Corsaro (Kick Buttowski), director Chris Savino (Dexter's Lab), and other special guests talk about the hit Disney XD animated series and answer your questions. Action, guts, glory, and cool prizes -- all in one panel! Watch a special sneak peek of a new Disney XD animated show. Moderated by Eric Coleman, SVP,  original  series for Disney TV Animation.  Room 6A

3:30-4:30 Comic-Con Talkback— Another Comic-Con -- the 41st! -- is coming to a close. Here's your chance to come and tell the CCI organizers what they did wrong and right. Talk to Comic-Con executives about this year's event and your concerns. Room 3

3:30-4:30 501st Costumes— 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 various costume categories, and how much time is involved in creating a costume that is screen accurate. A panel of experts describe, display, and demonstrate tips and techniques used for their costume specialty. Room 26AB

4:00-5:00 Buffy the Musical

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" as Comic-Con 2010's big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffy-verse. 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. Ballroom 20

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