SDCC 2015 – So many panels, so little time

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SDCC 2015 – So many panels, so little time

Once again it’s a nerd’s favorite problem: how to fit in all the San Diego Comic-Con panels you want to see and still have time to get cosplay photos, buy decorations for your personal Starbase, and maybe remember to eat something.

The following panels are a teeny percentage of the ones I thought looked cool. (The full schedule is here.) Some of them have time conflicts, so I’ll either have to make a decision, or race from one to the other as fast as Security will let me go. I’ve got my running shoes, someone distract the guards…


Amazon: Hand of God

Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role since Sons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in the midst of a mental and emotional breakdown, he experiences what he believes to be a religious epiphany. Compelled by forces he can’t understand, he sets out to get vengeance for the heinous crime that ultimately caused his only child to attempt suicide. Joining Perlman will be series creator Ben Watkins (Burn Notice), Garret Dilahunt (Justified), Andre Royo (Happyish), Alona Tal (Supernatural), Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars), Emayatzy Corinealdi (Criminal Minds), and Elizabeth McLaughlin (Betrayal).
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6A

You had me at “Ron Perlman” and convinced me at “get vengeance for the heinous crime…”

Spotlight on Jill Thompson

Comic-Con special guest and Eisner Award-winning comics creator Jill Thompson will be doing a live painting demonstration and Q&A. See how Jill paints a comics page using real watercolor paint and actual paper. It’s unique and it’s vibrant! The Q&A is totally improvised and all questions are welcome. There will be stories and prizes!
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am – 11:30am
Room 4

19 years later I still have the poster an ex gave me of Jill Thompson’s Sandman “Brief Lives” poster, and if that doesn’t say “fangirl” I don’t know what does. (It does not say anything about the ex. Sorry dude. Thanks for the poster!)

Transformers Generations: More Than Meets the Eye

Come see what the Transformers characters are up to as you are entertained with sneak peeks of the all new Activision video game trailers, IDW comic prints, and other special surprises. Then get your collector action on as you get an exclusive glimpse at the latest and greatest Transformers generations combiner wars toys that have yet to hit toy shelves. The Transformers team members will also host a Q&A session to answer your burning questions.
Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

If it has “Transformers” and “IDW” in the same description I’m going to like it.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

Lionsgate presents an exclusive first look at one of the studio’s highly anticipated films coming to theaters this fall. Get a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic The Hunger Games film franchise. Attendees will be shown exclusive, never-before-seen footage from Mockingjay: Part 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session revealing details on the big-screen finale.
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm – 1:15pm
Hall H

I might actually brave the Hall H line for this one. I’d enjoyed the second book in the Hunger Games series, but I really liked the movie better. I’m hoping the final movie in the series does the same; the book did not leave me happy.

Spotlight on Jim Lee

“What kind of pencil do you use?” Find out the answer to that ever-popular question and more as Comic-Con special guest and DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) sketches live on stage and answers your life-long comic book questions in this fun and interactive panel.
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Room 6DE

I’ve been a sucker for anything Jim Lee-related since the X-Men reboot in the 90s.

Trailer Park

See the latest and greatest trailers with all of your pop culture-loving friends here on the big screen at Comic-Con.
Thursday July 9, 2015 1:30pm – 2:00pm
Hall H

The Trailer Parks at Comic-Con and WonderCon are my favorite; a chance to kick back and watch one awesome trailer after another. Though, at this last WonderCon they showed the first Fantastic Four trailer, and it was followed by total silence and then one audience member yelling an unenthusiastic “Boo.” That’s worth your time right there.

Spotlight on Skottie Young

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about Eisner Award-winning artist Skottie Young (I Hate Fairyland, Rocket Raccoon) and then some. Jim Viscardi (ComicBook.com, Let’s Talk Comics) grills the artist about his career, his new books, and where he get’s his inspiration from. Want to know which is his favorite young Marvel character to draw? Does he hate Fairyland? Find out here!
Thursday July 9, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 28DE

As far as I’m concerned everything this man touches is gold. He’s doing 3/4ths of the variant covers for Marvel right now and I’d really like him to do ALL of them.

Doctor Who: BBC America’s Official Panel

Following his record-breaking first season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at Comic-Con with stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and Michelle Gomez (Missy), and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the time traveler who will continue to journey through all of space and time in epic adventures in the new season premiering this fall. Capaldi’s first season delivered BBC America its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms.
Thursday July 9, 2015 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Hall H

The line for this one will definitely one of those “camp out in line and sleep on the ground all night” kind of things, but it’s Doctor Who: it might actually be worth it.

The One and Only IDW Artist Edition

Join Artist’s Editions editor Scott Dunbier as he leads you on a tour of these big and beautiful books! There will be several announcements, a surprise guest or two, and some good old-fashioned art talk.
Thursday July 9, 2015 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 4

If there’s even the slightest chance that “surprise guest” means Alex Milne or Livio Ramondelli, I really have to go.

Sherlock

Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer, and writer), Sue Vertue (executive producer) and Rupert Graves (actor, DI Greg Lestrade) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. Sherlock will return to PBS Masterpiece in a forthcoming special.
Thursday July 9, 2015 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Ballroom 20

It’s going to be SO LONG until we get another season of Sherlock, I will take any content I can get. Plus I could listen to Moffat talk all day.

Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Playback Free Play

Didn’t get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this two-and-half-hour block that rebroadcasts some of the day’s popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It’s democracy at its finest, and it’s a second and maybe even a third chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)
Thursday July 9, 2015 6:30pm – 9:00pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

One of many chances I’ll have to see the content that I was too much of a line-wuss to see.

Spirited Away Screening

Hayao Miyazaki’s Spirited Away has captured the hearts of viewers all over the world. Join Her Universe and Hot Topic for Studio Ghibli trivia, prizes and a special screening of the beloved film, hosted by Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.
Thursday July 9, 2015 9:00pm – 11:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

I own this movie, and I still wouldn’t pass up a chance to see it on the big screen.

Marvel: Secret Wars

The Secret Wars rage on! And the architect of Marvel’s universe-destroying event, Jonathan Hickman himself, is on hand to answer your Secret Wars questions! He will be joined by executive editor Tom Brevoort and writer Sam Humphries (Planet Hulk). Prepare for a tour of Battleworld and some of its most unique and dangerous territories!
Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE

Not kidding, I have loved EVERY SINGLE ONE of the Secret Wars books I’ve read, Marvel’s doing everything right with this event. And since I can’t afford to buy ALL the books, I want the chance to see as much of Battleworld as I possibly can.

Spotlight on Luis Royo

Luis Royo (fantasy illustrator, The Ice Dragon, Malefic Time) presents his new series of fantasy illustration books Malefic Time, followed by a Q&A session.
Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 29AB

It’s Luis Royo. I’ve actually bought a PlayBoy, in an actual brick and mortar store, just because it had a story by him. That’s how awesome his art is.

Lucifer Pilot Screening and Q&A

Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now. Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer premieres Midseason on FOX.
Friday July 10, 2015 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 6BCF

I’m a fan of anything related to Neil Gaiman, and I loved the Lucifer graphic novels. I don’t want to believe that they’re ruining the series by turning it into another police procedural. I want to give it the chance it deserves. If they let me down, I will hold Neil Gaiman completely blameless. And I will burn FOX logos in effigy.

Star Wars Goes Steampunk

From Admiral Ackbar to Master Yoda, enjoy a lively discussion and slideshow on how your favorite Star Wars characters and designs have been re-engineered in Steampunk style. Steampunk artist and Star Wars fan, Brian Kesinger (artist/writer Walking Your Octopus) and fellow Southern California Star Wars Steampunks will discuss what it takes to create Steampunk concepts based on traditional designs until the art becomes cosplay reality. The program will finish with “How to Steampunk a Star Wars Character in 60 Seconds” with all Steampunks and Star Wars cosplayers brought forward to show off their incredible creations! Panelists include Shawn “Obi-Shawn” Crosby, Rebecca “Lady Fett” Eusey, and Alex “Dapper Fett” Vargas. Moderated by Anastasia Hunter (chair, Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention).
Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 14A

Yes okay, the description’s great, but I was already plugging this into my calendar at “Star Wars” and “Steampunk.”

AMC’s The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, and Lennie James join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the shocking finale of Season 5 and what to look forward to in Season 6, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Season 6.
Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hall H

Another “sleep on the ground in line” kind of panel. But last year Norman Reedus happened to walk right past me. I would’ve jumped up and tackled him if I could’ve made my legs work. I doubt I’ll be that lucky two years in a row, so maybe I’d better brave the line if I want to see him that much. (Norman: I promise I won’t tackle you. Your security looks tough and your girlfriend is awesome.)

Friday Playback Room Block #2

The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC’s The Walking Dead, AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead, and The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)
Friday July 10, 2015 12:30pm – 3:00pm
The Playback Room, Omni Hotel, 4th Floor Ballroom

…or if I don’t brave the line to see Norman Reedus, I can see him here.

Women of Transformers

From Windblade and Arcee to Strongarm and the brand-new Combiner making her debut at SDCC, female Transformers characters have finally gotten their due; but behind the page and in fandom, even bigger changes have been happening. Panelists include Transformers comics writers Mairghread Scott and Georgia Ball, artists Corin Howell and Sara Pitre-Durocher, Hasbro’s Sarah Carroll, and special guests.
Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Room 8

It’s not just that “IDW” and “Transformers” combination that’s getting me, but every single woman listed in this panel is knocking it out of the park when it comes to creating Transformers stories that I love.

The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A

The Originals will be returning for more sexy, supernatural intrigue, romance, alliances, and bloodshed in New Orleans this fall. Join executive producers and series stars for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air in its new timeslot this fall, Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22.
Friday July 10, 2015 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Ballroom 20

This show is absolutely one of my favorite guilty pleasures, I HAVE to see these people in the flesh.

Adobe Photoshop Insights from the Photoshop Team and Pros

Daniel Presedo (Photoshop), Chris Cox (Photoshop), Nikolai Svakhin (Photoshop), and Brian Haberlin (Witchblade, Anomaly) celebrate 25 years of Photoshop. Find out what’s new in Photoshop, the industry standard for digital imaging, and then prepare for a lively discussion and Q&A.
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 30CDE

As a professional designer I really need to attend this one. I probably utilize .002% of Photoshop’s full capabilities, that needs to change.

Welcome to Night Vale: The Novel

Coming October 2015 from Harper Perennial, Welcome to Night Vale is the debut novel from the creators of the international hit podcast. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will give an inside look into the book and how it fits into the world of the podcast and live shows.
Friday July 10, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 9

As one of two people on the Binary System Podcast, which started out as The Night Vale Recap Podcast, I have to be here. No, I HAVE to be here. The Glow Cloud (all hail) told me so. And also…treeeeeeees, they are US….

Warner Bros. Presentation

Keen to deliver a taste of one of next year’s most eagerly awaited pairings, director Zack Snyder and stars Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill take the main stage with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. They are joined by castmates Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter and Gal Gadot for a sneak peek at the 2016 action adventure that brings the Super Heroes together on the big screen for the very first time, from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. From Pan, Hugh Jackman, Garrett Hedlund and Peter himself, Levi Miller, together with director Joe Wright, soar into town with their high-flying adventure, coming to theaters this fall from Warner Bros. Pictures and RatPac-Dune Entertainment. Henry Cavill takes the stage with Armie Hammer, a duo with a very different dynamic in this summer’s fresh, über-stylish actioner from filmmaker Guy Ritchie, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., along with fellow stars Alicia Vikander and Elizabeth Debicki.
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:30am – 12:00pm
Hall H

Another panel that I will have to sleep on the ground to see. But…Hugh Jackman! Garrett Hedlund! Armie Hammer! Can I really pass this one up? Well, sure. But Adding Holly Hunter, Amy Adams and Jeremy Irons in there and no, I don’t think I can.

Andre the Giant: The Man Behind the Legend

The beloved pro wrestler’s daughter Robin Christensen joins the creative team of Lion Forge’s authorized graphic novel biography includeing Brandon Easton (Andre the Giant: Closer to Heaven) and Shannon Eric Denton (senior editor, Lion Forge Comics) to discuss the real man known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” Join this panel to reminisce about one of sports entertainment’s most legendary figures. Surprise guests will be featured.
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 29AB

Aw. Having just watched The Princess Bride last weekend, I really want to see this one.

Childhood’s End

Syfy’s upcoming miniseries based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort), and Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black). The cast will be on hand, along with director Nick Hurran (Sherlock: His Last Vow) and screenwriter Matthew Graham (Doctor Who) to discuss how they brought the iconic novel to screen for the very first time.
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Wait, how did I miss that this was going to be a thing? One of my favorite classic sci-fi novels is going to be a miniseries? Sold!

The India Inkblot Test: Why Comics Are Good for Mental Health, and Mental Health is Good for Comics

As public awareness of mental health issues increases and the stigma associated with mental disorders and their treatment recedes, will mental health advocacy in comic books become more widely embraced? As with efforts to better represent women in comics have paid off in terms of new readers, can more accurate portrayals of mental disorders unlock a new demographic? Forensic psychiatrists H. Eric Bender, M.D. and Praveen R. Kambam, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) discuss why accurate mental health depictions matter and how less stigmatizing and more creative representations can benefit both patients and publishers alike. Gail Simone (Batgirl, Red Sonja) will talk about her efforts to accurately represent people with mental disorders and her consultation with clinical psychologist Andrea Letamendi, Ph.D. (Under the Mask,The Arkham Sessions) on the depiction of posttraumatic stress disorder and its treatment in DC Comics’ Batgirl. Clinical psychologist Janina Scarlet, Ph.D. (Superhero Therapy) will share moving stories of patients inspired by accurate comic book depictions of mental disorders in their recovery from mental illnesses. Forensic psychiatrist Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) will discuss his short story about a stigmatized superhero with bipolar disorder, Aura, published in RISE: Comics Against Bullying from Northwest Press. Attorney Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal) will moderate, contextualizing the changing landscape of mental health depictions in comics with the complicated history between comic books and mental health.
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 25ABC

I’ve been lucky enough to talk with Janina Scarlet in person, and I would love to see her talk on this subject. Gail Simone is just icing on the cake.

Nerdist Industries with Chris Hardwick

Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) is joined by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Battlebots) and the editorial team from Nerdist online, including Rachel Heine (editor-in-chief of Nerdist), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Malik Forté (Nerdist Play), Matt Grosinger (Celebrity Playlist), Kyle Hill (Because Science), Nerdist Podcast Network producer Katie Levine, and a special guest or two. Join this panel for a lively conversation about the big things to come for Nerdist in the near future. Surprises, announcements, and, of course, quemments await. Come and enjoy your burrito!
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Despite having been a convert to the Church of Nerdist for a year now, I’ve yet to see Chris Hardwick speak live. Since this isn’t a Hall H panel, I might actually make it into this one…

Spotlight on Stan Lee

Comic-Con special guest Stan Lee discusses his past, present, and future projects, followed by a Q&A session.
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 6A

This is a nerd article on a nerd website talking about Nerd Mecca. How am I not going to mention Stan Lee?

IDW and Hasbro: Transformers, Jem, Ponies and More

IDW editors John Barber and Bobby Curnow, along with Michael Kelly (Hasbro’s senior director, global publishing), present a comprehensive overview of all things IDW and Hasbro; Transformers, My Little Pony, Jem, G.I. JOE, Dungeons & Dragons. Get the inside scoop on the latest news and announcements. Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, artist Agnes Garbowska, and more special guests.
Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 24ABC

There’s that “IDW” and “Transformers” connection again, gotta be there.

Legendary Pictures

Filmmakers and talent from Legendary’s upcoming Warcraft and Crimson Peak, distributed by Universal Pictures, will discuss the innovative slate and present never-before-seen material. Chris Hardwick (AMC’s Talking Dead) hosts the panel that will also include surprises from highly anticipated legendary movies, including Great Wall, Krampus, and more.
Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Hall H

I’ve heard Tom Hiddleston will attend this year to promote Crimson Peak. This would be that panel, right? Right?

Anything Goes with John Barrowman

John Barrowman (Arrow, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is an entertainer with a capital “E.” He sings, he dances, he acts, he presents, he judges; ask him anything!
Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

I’d watch John Barrowman read the yellow pages. Wait, does anyone know what those are any more? Okay, I’d watch John Barrowman read the instructions to hook up a Roku. Better.

Spotlight on Greg Capullo

Current Batman artist Greg Capullo (X-Force, Spawn, The Creech) talks your ear off and answers almost all of your questions.
Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

There’s not a lot going on in DC Comics that interests me these days. But Greg Capullo is worth watching. His artwork is stunning.

Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insights into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much, much more.
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:45pm – 5:30pm
Hall H

IT’S JOSS WHEDON NO NEED TO EXPLAIN. TAKE MY MONEY I’LL SLEEP ON THE GROUND RIGHT HERE.

20th Century Fox

20th Century Fox Presentation.
Saturday July 11, 2015 5:45pm – 7:30pm
Hall H

Usually a lot of trailers. And they rarely disappoint.

(After this point I’m off watching the Star Trek: Into Darkness on the big screen in Embarcadero Park while the San Diego Symphony plays all the music live, see you Sunday.)

The Vampire Diaries: Special Video Presentation and Q&A

The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego, for the first time in Hall H, for a sizzling seventh appearance at Comic-Con. Series stars will join executive producers on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Sixth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 1.
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Hall H

I suspect next season might be the last one for another of my favorite guilty pleasures. I’d definitely like to catch a glimpse of the cast together while I still can. (Also, I have Vampire Diaries con-bags from the last three years. So this year if I can’t find one and you have one, track me down, we’ll talk.)

Spotlight on Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith discusses all things Bone, his Eisner Award-winning science fiction thriller RASL, the new series TUKI Save the Humans. Also, learn about a new citywide cartoon festival he is helping to build in Columbus, Ohio known as CXC.
Sunday July 12, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 4

I read the first RASL graphic novel, and it didn’t really speak to me. But I love Bone enough to grab the opportunity to see Jeff Smith any time I can. Plus a “citywide cartoon festival” sounds awesome.

Danger Mouse New Series: Exclusive Reveal

He’s the greatest. He’s fantastic. And he’s back! Ahead of the iconic series return to CBBC (UK) later this year and Netflix (U.S. and internationally) in 2016, members of the Danger Mouse production team, Sarah Muller (executive producer, head of CBBC acquisitions, animation and drama development, Wolfblood, Strange Hill High) and Chapman Maddox (director of development, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment Grojband, Max Steel) invite you to join this lively panel moderated by Bob Higgins (executive producer, FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment, Aquabats Supershow, The Ricky Gervais Show). The panelists will discuss the series return, provide exclusive character reveals, and offer a sneak peek at this surreal new spinout animated comedy series.
Sunday July 12, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 29AB

MY FAVORITE BRITISH CARTOON EVER HOW DID I NOT KNOW THIS WAS GOING TO BE A THING?

How To: Drawing with Jim Lee

DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman), he talks about his over 25 years in the comics industry and sketches your favorite characters live on the big screen in this engaging panel. This is a great opportunity to watch the creative process firsthand and learn the tips of the trade that bring DC Entertainment’s characters to life.
Sunday July 12, 2015 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Room 2

90 minutes of Jim Lee teaching us how to draw? Sold.

Buffy Musical: Once More With Feeling & Juliet Landay Q&A

Let’s end this show with a bang! For the first time since 2008, Juliet Landau (Buffy/Angel) is attending Comic-Con just to join the fans for a quick rollicking Q&A and special announcements about her latest project, “A Place Among The Undead” with a special Comic-Con exclusive sneak peek, as well as special announcements about our own upcoming event, Whedonopolis 2016. Then Juliet will help us kick off the closing event with a bang: The powers that be behind Whendonopolis.com, FandomCharities.org and Whedonopolis 2016 present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More With Feeling,” as Comic-Con’s big closing event! Many say that 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, shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn’t just for flashmobs and hipsters anymore.
Sunday July 12, 2015 2:45pm – 4:15pm
Room 6BCF

Singing along a Buffy Musical with hundreds of musical nerds is a great way to end Comic-Con. And if Joss happens to wander by? And I’m not saying he would? But if? Even better.

Did I miss your favorite panel? Let me know! Leave a comment and tell me what awesomeness I should be attending.