Movies Dominate Saturday's Comic-Con Programming

Comic Con Sold Out

After yesterday's TV-heavy offerings, it's probably no surprise that the big movies of this year's Comic Con are presenting on Saturday, July 19. Marvel Studios will present that day--and so will Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures. It's expected that either there, or at the day's Superman at 75 presentation in Room 6A, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment  will announce their next film project. Check out the schedule below! Saturday, July 20 10:00am A&E Bates Motel The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the show's unique backstory and creation. Fans will get an opportunity to hear more about season 2, debuting in 2014 on A&E, and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. Moderated by Tim Stack from Entertainment Weekly. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 6A 1: Programs, Horror and Suspense, Mysteries & Crime Dramas, Television 10:00am Behind the Creatures Kirk R. Tatcher (Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, Star Trek IV, The Muppets) and Tony McVey (The Dark Crystal, Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, The Phantom Menace) relive their greatest behind-the-scenes stories from your favorite movies, including the Rancor that never was and Captain Kirk's surprise. Moderated by Sean Murphy. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 29A 1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Fandom, Movies 10:00am Comic-Con Film School 103: Working with Actors and a Crew Day 3 of our course on microbudget moviemaking deals with how to direct actors, organize a crew, and keep them all happy without anybody making a dime. Panelists include Valerie Perez (producer/star of the Paula Peril series), Vera Vanguard (producer of The Building of Good and Evil), Nick Murphy (writer/director of Pizza and Bullets), Jack Conway (writer/producer of Fear News), Sean Rourke (writer of Ballistica), and actors Kat Steel, Josh Perilo, and Bradley Upton. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina 1: Programs, CCI-IFF and Film School, Marriott Programs, Movies, Seminars & Workshops 10:00am Comic-Con How-To: Writing Your Superhero Novel Tom King, the author of a A Once Crowded Sky offers a step-by-step, practical approach to creating a superhero novel. Topics will include world building, character development, voice, POV, plot construction, experimentation, writing habits, revision, and publication. The class is intended to provide specific methods that work in putting comic book supermen into prose. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 2 1: Programs, Comic-Con How To, Comics, Superheroes, Writers & Writing 10:00am Creating Animated Series What does it take to create or develop an animated TV series? Do you have to be a writer? An artist or animator? Both? Neither? What do you have to have to pitch an idea, and what are the studios and networks looking for? Members of the Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus who have created and developed series and network/studio executives who buy them talk about it and answer your questions. Ted Biaselli (VP, programming and development, The Hub), Steven Melching (Transformers Prime, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Craig Miller (Pocket Dragon Adventures, Trash Pack), Bob Roth (Disney's Legend of Tarzan, Penguins of Madagascar), and Dean Stefan (Matchbox Big Rig Buddies,Quack Pack) join the discussion. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 9 1: Programs, Animation, Art and Illustration, Seminars & Workshops, Television, Writers & Writing

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10:00am Hasbro Studios: My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic Representatives from Hasbro Studios and The Hub TV Network's My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic share details of the making of the popular animated series and how the "friendship" and "magic" are brought to life. Also includes Q&A time. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 25ABC 1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Animation, Kids, Television 10:00am Machinima: Redefining the 'Fan Film' Machinima, a network that has been pushing the envelope on content development and creation since day one, has upped the ante once again. Joining forces with some of the most creative upcoming talent around, Machinima will discuss its fan films, the wildly successful Machinima Interactive Film Festival, and all the other mind-blowing content it has up its sleeves. Be a part of the discussion, with the slightly off-their-rocker folks at Machinima, along with a few equally insane special guests, as they talk about setting the bar with a new breed of content development, creation, and interaction. And of course, a bunch of exclusive, never-before-seen footage will be shown for your viewing pleasure. So you know where you're going to be Saturday morning, don't you? Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront 1: Programs, Animation, Fandom, Games, Hilton Programs, Movies, Web 10:00am March: The Graphic Novel Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of the key figures of the civil rights movement. His commitment to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from state troopers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the first African American president. Now, remembering how a 1950s comic book helped spread the philosophy and tools of nonviolent resistance among his generation of activists, Congressman Lewis has a new project to do the same for today's youth. Together with co-writer Andrew Aydin and artist Nate Powell (Swallow Me Whole, The Silence of Our Friends, The Heroes of Olympus), he brings his incredible story to comics, in the graphic novel trilogy March. As we approach the 50th anniversary of the day Martin Luther King, Jr. said "I Have a Dream," meet the last living person who spoke from that podium, and see his incredible story come to life in a gorgeous graphic novel from Top Shelf Productions. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 23ABC 1: Programs, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics


10:00am Remembering Joe Kubert We lost one of comics' most beloved and respected creators in August 2012. Joe Kubert started drawing comics when he was twelve years old and didn't stop until he'd inspired and taught a couple of generations how it was done. Hear all about this extraordinary man from folks who knew and worked with him: Sergio Aragonés, Neal Adams, Paul Levitz, Russ Heath, Tom Yeates, Jon Cooke, and your moderator, Mark Evanier. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 4 1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances, Comics, Tributes 10:00am Urban Fantasy: Myth and Magic in the City Paris, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Tucson, and cities of our own imagination come to life when tales of myth and magic are blended with the urban landscape. These stories are collectively known as Urban Fantasy, and many of today's popular authors are adding their otherworldly ingredients to the melting pots of modern (and not-so-modern) society. Authors Jim Butcher (Cold Days), Max Gladstone (Three Parts Dead), Kevin Hearne (The Iron Druid Chronicles), Richard Kadrey (Kill City Blues), Marlene Perez (Strange Fates), Kevin J. Anderson (Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.), and Liesel Schwarz (A Conspiracy of Alchemists) discuss the art of writing Urban Fantasy with Diana Gill of Harper Voyager US. Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 7AB 1: Programs, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Writers & Writing 10:00am You've Broken into Comics, Now What? How to Be a Pro You've found your collaborators, you've worked hard and gotten some comics made. Oh God, now what? Co-moderators writer Christopher Sebela (High Crimes) and Oni Press editor Charlie Chu (The Sixth Gun) address having a career in comics, behaving like a professional, and managing expectations once you are a working creator. Panelists include writer Cullen Bunn (Helheim), writer Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight), and writer/artist Natalie Nourigat (It Girl and the Atomics). Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Room 28DE 1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Comics, Seminars & Workshops, Writers & Writing 10:15am Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole! Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost and Tron: Legacy) introduce the world premiere screening of their newest series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. This strange new land takes you to the other side of the rabbit hole, where you'll meet Alice, the Knave of Hearts, the White Rabbit and a host of other characters. Q&A as well as surprise guests will follow the screening. You won't want to miss who shows up at this panel! Saturday July 20, 2013 10:15am – 11:00am Ballroom 20 1: Programs, Animation, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Television 10:30am Comic Book Law School 303: More! On Thursday, you learned the basics, and on Friday you gained a better understanding of contracts, licenses, and agreements. It's now time to learn about some of the more complex issues facing creators, publishers, and other business owners. Noted attorney Michael Lovitz, author of the classic The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book, returns to address some of the more advanced (and often confusing) issues facing the creative and business communities, particularly in light of the ever-expanding worlds of new media, self-publishing and social networking. And this time, he's not alone, as attorneys David Branfman and David Lizerbram and Professor Marc Greenberg join Michael to share their collective knowledge and insights in some of the more cutting-edge legal issues faced by creators and businesses and discuss important recent legal decisions. Still interactive and four times as informative, the panel will touch on as many of the topics as time allows, including recent rulings in comic book creator and publisher litigations; the interplay of copyright terminations and work-for-hire agreements; blogs, podcasts, tweets, and cybersquatters; knockoffs, tarnishment, and dilution; satires, parodies and fair use; and the legalities of fan art and fan fiction. Plus: practical advice on how recent legal decisions and pending cases are likely to affect the field of popular culture and the role they may play in your creative and business plans. Please note: The Comic Book Law School seminars are designed to provide relevant information and practice tips to practicing attorneys, as well as practical tips to creators and other professionals who may wish to attend. [This program is approved for 1.5 credits of California MCLE.] Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am – 12:00pm Room 30CDE 1: Programs, Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles, Animation, Art and Illustration, Cartooning and Comic Strips, Comics, Comics Law School, Games, Movies, Seminars & Workshops, Television, Web, Writers & Writing 10:30am Comics Arts Conference Session #9: What Is A Superhero? Professional and Scholarly Views Contributors to What Is a Superhero? (Oxford University Press, 2013) explore the definition of the superhero and the role of the supervillain in the genre from a range of disciplinary, scholarly, and professional perspectives. Co-editors Robin Rosenberg (Huffington Post) and Peter Coogan (Washington University in St. Louis), are joined by contributors John Jennings (University at Buffalo), Stanford Carpenter (Institute for Comics Studies), Dana Anderson (Maine Maritime Academy), Paul Levitz (Legion of Super-Heroes), and Fred Van Lente (Brain Boy). Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am – 12:00pm Room 26AB 1: Programs, Comics, Comics Arts Conference, Superheroes 10:30am Film and TV Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild In collaboration with a highly skilled art department, the production designer lays out the plan that will create small worlds to warm the heart, and entire civilizations to fire the imagination. Moderator Jim Bissell (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol) joins panelists Darren Gilford (Oblivion, Tron: Legacy), Corey Kaplan (Scandal, The X-Files), Alex McDowell (Man of Steel), and Robert Stromberg (Oz the Great and Powerful, Avatar). Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am – 11:30am Room 24ABC 1: Programs, Art and Illustration, Movies, Television

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10:30am Marvel Television Presents It's the biggest, most animated Marvel Television panel ever! Join Marvel's head of television, Jeph Loeb, for the latest from inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD, including what's next for Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man, a new episode of the hit series Marvel's Avengers Assemble, and the wor