(Photo by Kevin Green ©2014/SDCC)
The exhibit hall at Comic-Con International: San Diego. (Photo by Kevin Green ©2014/SDCC)

The animation industry and its fandom cruise into this year’s Comic-Con blowout knowing a few key points: Adventure Time has been renewed for an eighth season, Harry Shearer is back on The Simpsons, and the creators of Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra are writing their own comic books before they make another animated series — probably out of their own comic books.

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But there are still discoveries to be made at the four-day convention in San Diego. All of Comic-Con 2015’s animation-specific events are comprehensively collected below, unless we missed a few — and please let us know if we did. Hope you find what you’re looking for!

THURSDAY, JULY 9

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The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay’s Super Team
Director Sanjay Patel and producer Nicole Grindle present a peek behind the curtains at Pixar Animation Studio’s latest short, Sanjay’s Super Team. The filmmakers will discuss the production process as well as the unique inspiration for this incredibly personal film that features superheroes like you’ve never seen them before.
11:00am – 12:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Spotlight on Lalo Alcaraz
Lalo Alcaraz (creator of La Cucaracha, writer at Bordertown) will showcase his political cartoons and daily comics, plus play animated sneak peek clips from the Seth MacFarlane-exec-produced FOX TV show, Bordertown.
11:30am – 12:30pm, Room 8

Voice Over Celebration with Beloved Cartoon, Video Game, and Film VO Actors
From zero to sixty, a voice actor must convey a plethora of emotions, often impromptu. You will get an in-depth look into how voice actors approach the art, beauty, and challenges of performing on the spot. Susan Eisenberg, Rob Paulsen, Caitlin Glass, Anthony Bowling, Matt Mercer, Tara Platt, and Yuri Lowenthal from beloved titles including Wonder Woman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Diablo, Pinky and the Brain, League of Legends, Full Metal Alchemist, Call of Duty, Samurai 7, Attack on Titan, The Devil is a Part Timer, Final Fantasy, and Resident Evil discuss this pivotal topic, led by Genese Davis (The Holder’s Dominion, MMORPG).
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Return to Gravity Falls
Creator and executive producer Alex Hirsch (Grunkle Stan) and other special guests uncover the mysteries of Disney XD’s hit series Gravity Falls. Find out what’s next for the Pines Family after Season 2’s shocking cliffhanger with an exclusive look at the upcoming episodes and an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of Pickle and Peanut and Future-Worm! — two new animated shows coming to Disney XD!
12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 6A

Science Channel: Raiders, Raptors, and Rebels: Behind the Magic of ILM
Fans will get to see exclusive clips and receive unprecedented access behind the scenes at Industrial Light and Magic, as science and creativity give birth to some of today’s top films. The secrets behind Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Wars, Jurassic Park and many more will be revealed during this once-in-a-lifetime panel. Join Science Channel as they celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Industrial Light and Magic at this year’s Comic-Con like no one else can. Surprise guests and exclusive footage along with a very special prize will be given away at this VIP experience where the science behind the movies is unveiled for the first time ever.
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 25ABC

Looney Tunes Legacy: Linda Jones and Ruth Clampett on The Life and Art of Animation
Chuck Jones and Bob Clampett are two of the most important animators in cartoon history. Their daughters, Linda Jones (Emmy Award-winning producer, founder of Linda Jones Enterprises) and Ruth Clampett (founder of Clampett Studio Collections, former head of Warner Brothers art program) keep their dads’ legacies alive. These powerful Hollywood businesswomen also made collecting the art of animation and film accepted and embraced around the world and own all rights to sell official Warner Brothers cartoon art, Vintage WB movie art, DC comics art, and the art of Harry Potter. They’ll talk about growing up with two geniuses and how they built empires of their own making geek art cool. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (ArtInsights Animation and Film Art Gallery).
2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 24ABC

Transformers: Robots in Disguise
Roll out with the cast and creatives behind Transformers: Robots in Disguise as they share details of the making of the popular animated series and give a sneak peek into the rest of Season 1, now airing on Cartoon Network. Followed by a Q&A.
3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 5AB

Animated Effects in Live Action
When the word animation is used, we think of cartoons. However, the line between live action and animation is becoming blurred due to technological advances. Industry professionals who create some of the most memorable animated visual effects will have a lively discussion on how they blend animation with live action seamlessly. They include David Derks (ASIFA Hollywood), and Adam Howard (Birdman, Pee Wee’s Big Holiday).
3:30pm – 4:30pm, Room 26AB

The TV Animation Story Editors/Head Writers Panel
Do you have dreams of writing for kids TV animation? This panel of veteran story editors and head writers will reveal what you need to know to break into the business, and stay in it. Topics include creating appropriate writing samples, landing a first gig, meeting deadlines, and keeping your story editor happy. Moderator Neo Edmund (Red Riding Werewolf Huntress, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters) is joined by panelists Andrew Robinson (senior writer at Blizzard Entertainment, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters), Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Spooksville), Charlotte Fullerton (Ben 10 Omniverse, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic), Eugene Son (Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble), and Craig Miller (Transformers, Curious George).
3:30pm – 4:30pm, Room 24ABC

Captain Action’s 2nd Annual Con Custom Contest and Animation Preview
Calling all 1/6th scale customizers! It’s time for the Captain’s 2nd Annual Customizing Contest. As the original superhero action figure, Captain Action is all about customization, change, and the power of imagination. This year’s theme, “Bring on the Bad Guys,” will highlight villainous creations. The panel of judges, along with all the fans in the room, will choose a winner from the six best finalists and award prizes. Also, a sneak peek at the upcoming animated series. Panelists include Marv Wolfman (Teen Titans, Deadshot), J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide ), Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider), Michael Polis (Atomic Toybox), and Michael Crawford (MCW Toys). Moderated by Ed Catto (Captain Action).
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 32AB

VIZ Media
Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, they mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime. VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles, including huge hits like Naruto, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1/2 and Tokyo Ghoul. Warning: Panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling and probably some clapping. Hosted by Urian Brown, Charlene Ingram and VIZ Media staff, with special guests.
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 7AB

Thunderbirds Are Go
ITV Studios and Pukeko Pictures, in association with Weta Workshop are bringing the U.S. premier of Thunderbirds Are Go exclusively to Comic-Con. Join executive producer Richard Taylor (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) and head writer Rob Hoegee (Teen Titans, Generator Rex), to watch an episode and ask your questions of some of the team responsible for creating this beautiful re-imagining of the much-loved classic series that is already entertaining and delighting millions of fans in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, with further international roll out planned for 2015 and 2016
4:30pm – 5:30pm, Room 24ABC

First Look at Crackle’s SuperMansion
Calling all Stoopid Buddy Stoodios fans! Be the first to catch a sneak peek at the new stop-motion animated comedy series SuperMansion. The cast, voiced by Emmy-award winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Seth Green (Family Guy), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Matthew Senreich, and Zeb Wells (Robot Chicken) discuss the world of superheroes and more. Special surprises may occur.
5:00pm – 6:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

FUNimation Industry Panel
From Akira to Dragon Ball Z, hear the latest news and information from North America’s largest anime distributor, FUNimation.
5:30pm – 6:30pm, Room 24ABC

Creating Characters
Top writers, character designers, and voice actors including Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars), Thomas Hart (Kim Possible, Mickey and the Roadster Racers), Steven E. Gordon (X-Men: Evolution, The Ultimate Avengers), Sasha Marina Palacio (Duck Tales: Remastered, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero), Debi Derryberry (Jimmy Neutron in Jimmy Neutron, Draculaura in Monster High), and Gregg Berger (Odie in Garfield, Grimlock in Transformers) discuss their methods for creating characters, how their tasks and methods both overlap and differ, and how what they do affects the shows and films they’re working on as well as the work of the others.
6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 32AB

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World Premiere of Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery!
Starchild, Demon, Catman and Spaceman join everyone’s favorite teen sleuths in an explosive, new, must-see musical adventure no KISS Army member will want to miss! In Scooby-Doo! And KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery, the Mystery Inc. gang travels to KISS World, an amusement park dedicated to the band, for a special Halloween concert headlined by the legendary rock group. Six KISS songs are featured alongside an original new song performed by the band written just for the film. Be part of the first audience to see this landmark merging of pop culture icons, then stay for a panel featuring the legendary band KISS – Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer; NCIS star Pauley Perrette and longtime “Shaggy” and “Daphne” voices Matthew Lillard (The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated), director Tony Cervone (Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon) and writer Kevin Shinick (Mad, Robot Chicken). The panel will be moderated by director/actor/writer Kevin Smith, who also has a role in the film along with Jason Mewes. Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery! will be released via Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD July 10 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack & DVD July 21.
6:00pm – 8:00pm, Hall H

Robotech: The Next 30 Years
Kevin McKeever (VP of marketing at Harmony Gold) showcases all the latest merchandise, along with the latest updates on the live-action Robotech film.
7:30pm – 8:30pm, Room 24ABC

The 2nd annual Adventure Time Royal Ball!
Last year, Cartoon Network filled a ballroom with the most righteous of warriors and the fairest in all the Land of Ooo, and this year they’re returning with more fan-favorites, another first-look Adventure Time episode, and a very special world premiere screening of the newest Cartoon Network hit series We Bare Bears! Don’t forget to dress up in your most inspired outfit for the royal procession and your chance to win righteous prizes. Now come one, come all for a night of mathematical magic!
8:00pm – 9:00pm, Room 7AB

Floyd Norman Documentary
Filmmakers Michael Fiore (producer of the upcoming feature Home Invasion) and Erik Sharkey (director of Drew: The Man Behind the Poster) will show clips from their original feature-length documentary and reunite Floyd Norman (legendary Disney and Hanna Barbera animator and story artist) with many animators and artists that he influenced and worked with over his 60-year career. Panelists will include notables featured in the documentary including Paul Dini (animation writer/producer), Gary Trousdale (co-director of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast), Scott Shaw! (cartoonist, humorist, historian), Leo Sullivan (animator, producer, publisher), Ken Mitchroney (writer, director, story artist), Adrienne Nichelle Brown-Norman (illustrator, Disney Publishing), and Tom Sito (animator, professor of animation, USC). The documentary also features interviews with such notables as actress Whoopi Goldberg, cartoonist Sergio Aragonés, Disney music composer Richard Sherman, producer Don Hahn, Maleficent), Ralph Guggenheim (former Pixar VP of animation), and film critic/historian Leonard Maltin. The documentary is supported by a musical score composed by Ryan Shore (composer, Disney’s Penn Zero and WB’s Scooby-Doo!). The filmmakers will moderate a Q&A session and celebrate Mr. Norman’s 80th birthday
9:00pm – 10:30pm, Room 9

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.
9:00pm – 11:30pm, Horton Grand Theatre

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra
Come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: co creators and executive producers Mike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past storylines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.
10:00am – 11:00am, Room 25ABC

The 16th Annual Animation Show of Shows
A program of new award-winning short films, but mostly unknown by the public and mini-portraits documentaries about selected filmmakers. Includes an introduction and Q&A with panelists to be announced, moderated by Ron Diamond.
10:00am – 11:30am, Hall H

Fandemonium Panel Extravaganza, featuring Regular Show & Uncle Grandpa
You love us! You really love us! But guess what….we love you too! Cartoon Network has the best fans in the world, which is why we’re hosting the most FAN-tastic, FAN-centric, FAN…uhhh…MAZING panels SDCC has ever seen! Join cast and crew of hit shows Regular Show and Uncle Grandpa as we celebrate YOU with major announcements, first looks, contests, and special appearances. The panel features Regular Show superstars JG Quintel (Creator, Voice of Mordecai), William Salyers (Voice of Rigby), Sean Szeles (Supervising Producer), and Sam Marin (Voice of Benson, Pops, Muscle Man), alongside Uncle Grandpa mega-talents Pete Browngardt (Creator, Voice of Uncle Grandpa), Eric Bauza (Voice of Bellybag), and Kevin Michael Richardson (Voice of Mr. Gus).
10:00am, Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

My Little Pony
The cast and creatives behind My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic and My Little Pony Equestria Girls share details of the making of the popular animated series and a sneak peek into the rest of Season 5 and the new My Little Pony Equestria Girls Friendship Games movie coming this fall.
10:30am – 11:30am, Room 6A

Warner Archive Collection’s Atom Ant Animation Spectacular!
Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original pint-sized powerhouse Atom Ant, along with a bevy of animation favorites from throughout the ages, including a look at the upcoming Warner Archive release of the beloved 1983 Lucasfilm animated movie, John Korty’s Twice Upon a Time. Spend an hour reminiscing over great animation with WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and DW Ferranti, as well as Twice Upon a Time animator Brian Narelle (Dark Star’s Lt. Doolittle) and animation historian and Comic-Con special guest Jerry Beck, along with a few special guests. Moderator Gary Miereanu might even have a few WAC Blu-rays and DVDs for audience members.
11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 25ABC

Cartoon Network Presents: Adventure Time and Steven Universe
Comic Con is the ultimate destination for amazing fans in Finn hats and crystal gem bellybuttons, which is why Cartoon Network is celebrating YOU in a one-of-a-kind Fandemonium celebration! We’ve got BIG NEWS you’ll want to hear first, behind-the-scenes access, and special musical performances by the cast and crew from hit shows Adventure Time and Steven Universe! The panel features Adventure Time legends Jeremy Shada (Voice of Finn), John DiMaggio (Voice of Jake), Olivia Olson (Voice of Marceline), and Adam Muto (Co-Executive Producer), alongside Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar (Creator), Zach Callison (Voice of Steven), Estelle (Voice of Garnet), and Ian Jones-Quartey (Supervising Director).
11:00am-12pm, Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Secrets of the ooze are revealed by the mutated minds making Nickelodeon’s hit animated series. Moderated by the Internet’s biggest fanboy, Andre Meadows (a.k.a. BlackNerd), the panel features executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman as they provide sneak peeks into Season 4 and discuss the epic and bizarre adventures in store for the four talking turtles. Also on hand will be the extraordinary and talented voice actors of the TMNT world: Seth Green (Leonardo), Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), and more special guests. Booyakasha!
11:45am – 12:45pm, Room 6A

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever and Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell
Join us for a panel to celebrate the upcoming second season of Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell and mourn the end of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Forever. Join as they discuss office politics in Hell, reflect on 13 seasons of Aqua Teen and show clips from both new seasons. Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen & Squidbillies) will moderate the panel and help you say your goodbyes to the longest-running Adult Swim original series. Aqua Teen & Your Pretty Face co-creator Dave Willis (Squidbillies), Your Pretty Face co-creator Casper Kelly (Too Many Cooks), and Your Pretty Face cast members Henry Zebrowski (The Wolf of Wall Street), Craig Rowin (The Jack and Triumph Show), and Matt Servitto (Banshee)
12:15pm, Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

Teen Titans Go! Video Presentation and Q&A
No trip to Comic-Con is complete until you spend some time with the liveliest and craziest superhero team on television. Find out what new adventures, food fights, and staring contests await Robin, Starfire, Beast Boy, Cyborg, and Raven in Season 3 of this hit animated series. Producers Michael Jelenic (Batman: The Brave and The Bold) and Aaron Horvath (MAD) and members of the voice cast screen a new episode as well as take your questions on all things Titans.
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 6A

Rick and Morty
A sneak peek of the upcoming second season, premiering July 26th on Adult Swim. Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) & Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community). Moderated by Brian Q. Quinn (Impractical Jokers).
1:15pm-2pm, Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

Disney Animators: The Power of 2D
A luminary panel of former and current Disney animators spanning from Lady and the Tramp to Moana talk about the importance of 2D animation in the history of Disney, as well as the part it plays in guiding advancement of its future. Panelists are Willie Ito (Lady and the Tramp, Inkpot Award-winning animator), Dale Baer (Robin Hood to Moana), Randy Haycock (The Lion King to Moana), Tom Sito (The Little Mermaid, author of Moving Innovation), Adam Dykstra (Tangled, Tarzan), and Mike Polvani (Hercules, 2D Animation School founder). Changes in technology, artistic expression, and the value of cooperative interplay between 2D and 3D artists to create the best animation will be discussed. There will be a Q&A moderated by Leslie Combemale (Animation expert, ArtInsights Gallery).
1:30pm-2:30pm, Room 24ABC

ILM 40th Anniversary
For forty years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation, and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 7AB

Mike Tyson Mysteries
It was a unanimous victory last year but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. After a season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team will be back at it again with all-new episodes on Adult Swim this fall. Join series stars for a first look at the upcoming second season. Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show)
2:15pm, Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

Disney XD’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Star vs. The Forces of Evil
Join the creators and stars of Disney XD’s newest animated series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Star vs. The Forces of Evil, including show creators Sam Levine and Jared Bush (Penn) and Daron Nefcy (Star). See exclusive clips from the shows, as well as sneak peeks at Pickle and Peanut and Future-Worm! — two new animated shows coming to Disney XD.
2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 5AB

How Comic Books Took Over Hollywood
Marvel Comics’ editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, Fanboys director Kyle Newman, Batman: The Animated Series writer/producer Paul Dini, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars voice actress Ashley Eckstein discuss why Hollywood “gets” comic book storytelling now when for decades it didn’t. Panelists will participate in a Q&A session moderated by Christian Blauvelt (Deputy Culture Editor, BBC online).
3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 25ABC

Robot Chicken
Discussion of the Emmy-winning series, which returns for its eighth season this fall on Adult Swim. DC Entertainment chief creative officer Geoff Johns will also be joining the panel for an early look at the upcoming third Robot Chicken DC Comics Special. Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, executive producer / co-head writer Tom Root, and actor/writer Breckin Meyer.
3:15pm, Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

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Bill Plympton
Two-time Oscar-nominated director Bill Plympton (Cheatin’, Idiots and Angels) and writer/animator Jim Lujan discuss their upcoming animated feature, Revengeance, as a work in progress. They’ll screen clips from this comic look at L.A.’s underworld scene and talk about funding the film via Kickstarter, collaborating, and possible distribution strategies. Also, Bill will screen some of his recent shorts and discuss making and promoting his films in the new digital marketplace. Plus everyone who attends will get a free Plympton drawing.
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 23ABC

Bob’s Burgers
The always-entertaining cast and creators behind Bob’s Burgers bring their Emmy award-winning animated series back to San Diego. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Archer
Archer, the award-winning animated comedy about a spy agency whose employees constantly undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gain, will bring together creator Adam Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson, along with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates. In addition to the panel, fans will see an exclusive screening of a “best of” reel highlighting many of the series’ best moments.
5:00pm – 6:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

ASIFA: Hollywood The State of the Industry
What do the pros think of the animation scene today? Is 2D dead? What’s happening in VFX? How do I get a job? Join Tom Sito (Beauty & the Beast), Beth Sleven (Wallykazam), Musa Booker (Robot Chicken), Zahra Dowlatabadi (Bobbie Page), Rick Farmiloe (Boxtrolls), Jim Hillin (Spiderman), and Einar Baldvin (Pride of Strathmoor) for the discussion.
5:00pm – 6:00pm, Room 28DE

Pixies, Lovecraft, Poe, and Steampunk: An Unlikely Animation Slate
Arcana’s animation slate based on their books has begun. June 5th saw the animated feature film Pixies debut in theaters starring Christopher Plummer, Bill Paxton, and Alexa Vega. Howard Lovecraft & The Frozen Kingdom is in production for a May 2016 delivery and an October 2016 release. In development is The Steam Engines of Oz and the Edgar Allan Poe-inspired The Hope Virus. Get a behind-the-scenes look at this unlikely animation slate. Get free comics, free plush toys, and free shirts. Cthulhu plush toys and more will be given away to those with questions.
5:00pm – 6:00pm, Room 23ABC

FUNimation: Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’
This summer, Dragon Ball Z returns to the big screen as the series’ most evil villain seeks his revenge. Get an exclusive sneak peek at the next feature-length film in the Dragon Ball Z franchise, Resurrection “F” as well as a panel and Q&A with stars Sean Schemmel (voice of Goku) and Christopher Sabat (voice of Vegeta/ADR director).
5:30pm – 6:30pm, Room 24ABC

Spotlight on Jerry Beck
Animation historian Jerry Beck (The 50 Greatest Cartoons, The Hanna Barbera Treasury, The Spongebob Squarepants Experience) discusses his career as a writer, researcher, animation producer, blogger (for Animation Scoop and Cartoon Research) and cartoon DVD curator (Looney Tunes Golden Collection). He will screen several rare animation clips and discuss the reasons some of your favorite animated films have never been released on home video. He’ll also announce news of several exciting archival animation projects he’s been working on. Join Jerry for this Q&A session moderated by Danny Fingeroth (author, Stan Lee Universe and Superman on the Couch).
6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 4

The Future of Mexican Animation in the U.S.
This panel, moderated by Edward James Olmos, features filmmakers Ricardo Arnaiz and Mike Kunkel, as well as Ricardo Gomez Quinones (Kaxan), Andres Reyes Botello (Boxel), and Veronica Arceo (Nahuala Productions) who will share their experiences on producing the Mexican/American animated movie El Americano 3D and share inside information about independent distribution and their future projects. They will be joined by a group of Mexican and American producers, directors, and animators from Animex, Anima Estudios, Huevocartoon, Boxel, Imagination Films, Metacube, and Kaxan, who will also premiere their animated movies in the U.S. during 2015 and 2016.
6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 29AB

World premiere, Justice League: Gods & Monsters
The latest installment of the Timmverse from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) revises the DC Animated Universe’s Justice League for a more multicultural era. Superman (Benjamin Bratt), Wonder Woman (Tamara Taylor) Batman (Michael C. Hall), Lois Lane (Paget Brewster) is also featured in the clip. Tamara Taylor and Paget Brewster have already been confirmed to attend the World Premiere at Comic-Con.
7pm, Ballroom 20
Encore Screening: 9:00pm – 10:30pm, Ballroom 20

Cartoon Network’s Clarence and Friends Pajama Party
Clarence throws the best parties, and you’re invited! Join Spencer Rothbell (head of story and voice of Clarence) for awesome episodes of your favorite Cartoon Network shows and super cool pwizes! But hey, hey, guess what, there’s more! Clarence invited his new friends Grizz, Panda and Ice Bear, and they’re going to show an episode of their brand new show We Bare Bears for everyone to see for the very first time! How cool is that!? So put on your favorite pajamas and maaayyyybe you’ll get a swing at the myyystewy piñata!
8:00pm – 9:00pm, Room 7AB

Worst Cartoons Ever
For the thirteenth year, Jerry Beck (Cartoon Research) has once again compiled a new election of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn ,and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. Cartoons include Mighty Mr. Titan (a physical fitness superhero) and Super President (a one-man weapon of mass destruction). Be sure to enjoy some of the worst there is out there in this hilarious salute.
8:15pm – 9:15pm, Room 6BCF

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation/Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation
Not for the faint of heart! Bear witness to outrageous hilarity of everything thought possible and impossible of Sick & Twisted Animation. You, the lunatic fringe of society, vote on the films as they screen in front of you. Amazing new films from Bravest Warriors director Breehn Burns and Barely Political YouTube producer Mark Douglas will be shown, as well as many other pop culture and viral animations. Meet Spike, who will be introducing the show in person.
9:30pm – 11:30pm, Room 6BCF

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Spongebob Squarepants
The cast of SpongeBob is back! All your Bikini Bottom favorites are on hand to perform Idiot Box at a live table read as chosen by the fans online. Featuring Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick Star), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward) and Dee Bradley Baker (all other Biukini Bottomites). Following the performance will be a Q&A with the cast and creative director, Vincent Waller. Plus, a sneak peek at a new episode and fan trivia with prizes. Hosted by Claudia Spinelli, VP of current series animation for Nickelodeon. All landlubbers welcome.
10:00am – 11:00am, Room 6A

Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. For over six years, Avatar Legacy has been hosting panels celebrating the fans’ love and loyalty. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, this year’s panelists are Magda E. (artist), Kevin Coppa (Puppetbenders creator), Giancarlo Volpe (director ATLA, producer Green Lantern the Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (head writer ATLA), Dante Basco (voice actor, Zuko), Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka), and Darcy Rose Byrnes (Voice actor, Ikki). The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered.
10:00am – 11:00am, Room 25ABC

Let’s Create a Cartoon Series
A combination of actual show creation and an improv game with high audience participation. Experienced animation show creators including Dean Stefan (Matchbox Big Rig Buddies, Quack Pack), Rob Hoegee (Thunderbirds are Go!, Teen Titans), Holly Huckins (Rugrats, Sheriff Callie’s Wild West), John Derevlany (LEGO Legends of Chima, Endangered Species) and Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars) take suggestions called out by people in the audience for a genre, a main character, other characters, and the world it takes place in. The panel will provide a take on how a show is created, all the elements you need to take into consideration, and why the idea of it being about this or that would be too expensive. Why would we like this main character? What age group is this for? And as people shout out different ideas, you will learn why a producer or studio might say no or yes to various aspects.
10:00am – 11:00am, Room 9

Marvel Animation Presents
The Marvel Animation Studios team returns for one of the most anticipated television panels at San Diego. Join Stephen Wacker (VP, current series Marvel Animation Studios), Cort Lane (VP, animation development and partnerships) and Eric Radomski (SVP, production and creative director, animation) for exclusive first looks at the exciting new seasons of the hit animated series Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution and Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6. Plus, experience the world premiere of never-before-seen footage from Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy animated series, starring Star-Lord, Groot, Rocket, Gamora, and Drax in the highly anticipated new animated series coming to Disney XD this year.
10:30am – 11:30am, Room 6BCF

The Simpsons
Going into its record-demolishing 27th season! Join this panel for a sneak peek behind “Treehouse of Horror XXVI” and much, much more with creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike Anderson, long-time director David Silverman and the woman behind Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz, and Ralph Wiggum, Nancy Cartwright. Ay carumba indeed.
12:00pm – 12:45pm, Ballroom 20

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The fine art of giving voice to animated characters is again demonstrated by a dais of the best. This year, join Keone Young (Star Wars Rebels, G.I. Joe), Pat Musick (Rugrats, Extreme Ghostbusters), Eric Bauza (Ben 10, The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Jessica DiCicco (Gravity Falls, Pound Puppies), Phil Morris (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Ultimate Spider-Man) and Josh Robert Thompson (Family Guy, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson). Mark Evanier, as usual, gets these talented folks to demonstrate what they do so well.
1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 6BCF

Seth MacFarlane Animation Block
A Comic-Con first! The Renaissance man of entertainment will participate in a panel featuring sneak peeks at the upcoming seasons of fan favorites Family Guy and American Dad plus an exclusive look at his newest project, Bordertown! Joined by the casts and executive producers from each show, including Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Matt Weitzman, Brian Boyle and from Bordertown, Missi Pyle, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Mark Hentemann.
1:00pm – 2:45pm, Ballroom 20

Spotlight on Yu-Gi-Oh! and Creator Kazuki Takahashi
Get a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the Yu-Gi-Oh! phenomenon and a sneak peek at the third Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film through the eyes of world-renowned manga artist and Yu-Gi-Oh! creator Kazuki Takahashi, and other distinguished panelists. Get the inside scoop on the brand, setting the stage for an all-new Yu-Gi-Oh! feature film in 2016.
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 7AB

The Awesomes: A Hulu Original
Hulu’s hit original series The Awesomes is back! This animated show for adults combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the hallmark irreverent and inspired comedy of co-creators Seth Meyers (Late Night with Seth Meyers) and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). It’s the story of the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. In Season 3, the new Awesomes and team leader Prock (Seth Meyers) have finally been accepted by America. Their only problem: The team’s founder and Prock’s Dad, Mr. Awesome, has returned from space, he’s been infected with Dr. Malocchio’s evil serum, and he has a plan to destroy his own son’s team. Meyers and Shoemaker are joined by cast members for a program and audience Q&A that will include some never-before-seen footage. The third season of The Awesomes premieres this fall on Hulu. It is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live) and Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers).
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The Return of Invader Zim
Join Oni Press, Jhonen Vasquez (creator of Invader Zim), and the legendary creative team of the new Invader Zim comic for world domination and a panel about the revival of this much-loved series.
2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 29AB

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Wander Over Yonder: The Galactic Domination Tour
Join creator Craig McCracken along with the stars of the series for a special sneak peek at the epic new season of Disney XD’s Wander Over Yonder. What happens when Wander (Jack McBrayer), the friendliest face in outer space, comes up against the vilest villain in the universe, the mysterious Lord Dominator? And what does this fearsome new foe have in store for a suddenly outmatched Lord Hater? And just who the heck is this Dominator guy anyway? So many questions! Find out some answers with exclusive clips from the upcoming season and an audience Q&A. The panel will also feature sneak peeks of Pickle and Peanut and Future-Worm!, two new animated shows coming to Disney XD.
2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 5AB

Milestone 2.0: The Return of the Mack
What’s going on with the Static Shock live-action digital series? Who’s in the cast? When does it start shooting? When does it debut? Will there be action figures of the classic Milestone characters? When do the new Milestone Comics debut? Who’s working on the books? Denys Cowan, Reginald Hudlin, Derek Dingle, and other surprise guests set the record straight.
4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 9

Concept image from Patrick Osborne's "Pearl." (Click to enlarge.)
Concept image from Patrick Osborne’s “Pearl.” (Click to enlarge.)

An Inside Look at Google Spotlight Stories
Karen Dufilho-Rosen (executive producer, Google Spotlight Stories) moderates a panel featuring Jan Pinkava (director, Windy Day, creative director, Google Spotlight Stories), Glen Keane (director, duet), Shannon Tindle (director, On Ice), Patrick Osborne (director, Pearl), Felix Massie (director, Rain or Shine), Max Keane (production designer, Duet), Lou Romano (art director, On Ice), Scott Stafford (creative director, sound and music, Google Spotlight Stories), and Rachid El Guerrab (technical project lead, Google Spotlight Stories), who share their insights and experiences regarding the creation of this new, narrative format for 360-degree, immersive, interactive stories made especially for mobile devices.
4:30pm – 5:30pm, Room 24ABC

Voice Acting Workshop with Voice Actor Wally Wingert
Learn methods and techniques on how to be a successful voice actor from voiceover artist Wally Wingert (The Riddler from Batman: Arkham Game Series, Ant-Man from The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes). Wally will cover all aspects of voice acting (animation, video games, anime, commercials, promos, narration, singing) and participate in a Q&A session co-moderated by James Braddock and Mark Fullerton.
6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 30CDE

Spotlight on Reginald Hudlin
Reginald Hudlin (House Party, Django Unchained, Black Panther), the writer/director/producer of movies, TV shows, and comics, will have a no-holding-back discussion of both upcoming projects and classic work like the Black Panther comic book and animated series; the return of Milestone Media, including the upcoming Static Shock live action series; and the Django/Zorro comic book, as well as his experiences on groundbreaking projects like The Boondocks, Bebe’s Kids, Boomerang, and more. There will be several special guest stars, including CNN host Van Jones.
6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 9

The Jinnrise Journey: From Comic Book to Animated Series
For genre producers, today’s transmedia (film, television, toy) possibilities have never been greater. However, with each opportunity comes the potential loss of creative control and exploitation without reward. Taking matters into his own hands, moderator Sohaib Awan (CEO of Jabal Entertainment and creator of Jinnrise) is spearheading Jabal Entertainment’s Jinnrise 3D/CG animated series. Along with panelists James Arnold Taylor (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Bryce Papenbrook (Attack on Titan), Russ Carney (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Ron Corcillo (Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), David W. Collins (LucasArts sound designer), and Chris Ryall (editor-in-chief, IDW Publishing), Sohaib will walk attendees through the step-by-step process of independently taking an original intellectual property and translating it into another medium like television. Exclusive footage from Jinnrise the Animated Series will be shown.
6:30pm – 7:30pm, Room 8

Nickelodeon’s Variety Show Featuring Breadwinners Live
Nickelodeon Animation takes over the Horton Grand Theatre to bring you a cartoon-copia of surprises, including swag bags packed with exclusive collectibles. Hosted by DJ Boogie. You can meet SpongeBob, Patrick, and the Dino Charge Power Rangers. Watch exclusive cartoons and the world premiere of two new shows, Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House. See the stars of Henry Danger unmask a super-secret surprise ,and laugh with the voice cast of Breadwinners as they perform and sing at a live table read. Yip-Yip! Scheduled to appear are Robbie Daymond (SwaySway), Eric Bauza (Buhdeuce), and special guests. [Ticket required: get free tickets in the Autograph Area of the Sails Pavilion.]
7:00pm – 8:30pm, Horton Grand Theatre

Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block
DC fans, get ready for Super Hero Saturday Night! Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment welcome fans into the world of some of DC Comics’ greatest characters during a three-hour experience in Hall H. The exclusive evening will feature a pilot screening of the highly anticipated new drama series Supergirl, followed by a Q&A with stars and producers, plus individual special video presentations and Q&A’s with stars and producers from Arrow, The Flash and Gotham. Also, don’t miss a special Q&A with cast and producers of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow and a peek at the new digital series Vixen.
8:00pm – 11:00pm, Hall H

Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation
Featuring award-winning, critically acclaimed short animations from across the globe. Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. You’ll see new films from Bravest Warriors director Breehn Burns and Barely Political YouTube producer Mark Douglas, and meet Spike in person.
9:15pm – 10:15pm, Room 6BCF

SUNDAY, JULY 12

The Last Day of Summer: TV Guide Magazine’s Farewell to Phineas and Ferb
After more than 200 best days ever, the ride’s over for Phineas and Ferb and their pals, not to mention Perry the Platypus and archnemesis Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz. For a final trip to the Tri-State Area,TV Guide Magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider gathers the creators/executive producers of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire (voice of Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh (Major Monogram), along with stars Vincent Martella (Phineas), Alyson Stoner (Isabella) and Dee Bradley Baker (Perry) to seize the day, one more time.
10:00am – 11:00am, Room 6BCF

Sixty Years of Gumby
Joe and Joan Clokey show behind-the-scene clips from Gumby‘s studio (Clokey Productions) and answer questions with a panel that includes Gumby animation director Anthony Scott (Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline), longtime Gumby animator and FX guru Harry Walton (Indiana Jones, Nightmare Before Christmas), Gumby comic book writer Bob Burden (Mystery Men, Flaming Carrot), Gumby comic book illustrator Rick Geary (National Cartoonist award winner), and Mary Flynn.
11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 29AB

World Premiere of LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom
Crime is on the run as the newly formed Justice League keeps Metropolis safe, and this makes evil genius Lex Luthor very unhappy. Together with Black Manta, Sinestro, and a gang of ruthless recruits, Lex builds his own league and declares them the Legion of Doom. With this super-powered team of terror and a plan to attack the top-secret government site Area 52, can Lex finally be on the verge of victory? The bricks are gonna fly when Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and the rest of the Justice League face off against the world’s greatest supervillains. Catch the premiere, and then enjoy an entertaining panel led by actors Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Josh Keaton (Green Lantern: The Animated Series), and Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), producer Brandon Vietti (Batman: Under the Red Hood), director Rick Morales (Beware the Batman), and writer Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series). As always, surprise guests might pop up, and there will definitely be exclusive prizes for some lucky fans.
11:15am – 12:45pm, Room 6BCF

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Another panel of experts at voicing animated characters convenes for your edification. They’ll tell you what they do, show you what they do and probably fracture a fairy tale in the process. This time, we have Julie Nathanson (Final Fantasy, Spider-Man), Bob Bergen (Porky Pig, Star Wars), Misty Lee (Ultimate Spider-Man, Hulk and the Agents of SMASH), Wally Wingert (Batman: Arkham Asylum, The Garfield Show) and Chris Edgerly (The Simpsons). Hosting and directing is Mark Evanier (The Garfield Show).
11:30am – 12:45pm, Room 6A

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.
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 29AB

Dr. Zhivago’s Innovation in Education: Basic Cartoon and Animation Combine Drawing and Vector Graphic Tools in the Schools
Dr. Zhivago (cartoonist/author) along with Chula Vista City Arts & Youth Advocates, principals Dr. Eric Banatao and Lalaine Perez, Chula Vista City Cultural Arts commissioner Jennifer Rodriguez, and business owner/brand licensing partner Sole Leano discuss the importance of the arts in schools. They will share a successful three-year program in basic cartoon and animation that utilized digital drawing and vector graphic tools in the schools. Guests participate in a creative workshop and presentation moderated by Analyn Simon.
12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 30CDE

Nickelodeon Returns to Comics
Eric Esquivel (writer, Sanjay & Craig), Sam Spina (artist, Sanjay & Craig), and Jim Salicrup (editor-in-chief, Papercutz), along with special guests, give you an inside look at how Nickelodeon’s hit properties Sanjay & Craig, Breadwinners and Harvey Beaks are being turned into Papercutz graphic novels. The panel features the editors, writers, and artists who make comics out of these awesome shows.
12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 8

Official Sailor Moon Panel
VIZ Media is releasing the 200-episode classic Sailor Moon series for the first time on Blu-ray and with an all-new completely uncut and uncensored English dub. Join members of the VIZ Animation team for a presentation on all the ins and outs of the production of this legendary anime series as well as get news about the all new series, Sailor Moon Crystal.
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 6A

World Premiere of Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem
The Dark Knight isn’t seeking tricks or treats when Gotham City’s most lethal villains take to the streets on Halloween night in the newest DC Comics animated film, Batman Unlimited: Monster Mayhem. Be part of the World Premiere when Batman, Green Arrow, Cyborg, Nightwing, and Red Robin cross paths with the Joker and his crew of misfit criminals in a battle for control of Gotham City. Enjoy the movie, then stick around for a lively panel featuring Roger Craig Smith (Batman: Arkham Origins), Troy Baker (Batman: Assault on Arkham), Khary Payton (Teen Titans Go!), Will Friedle (Batman Beyond, Boy Meets World), Yuri Lowenthal (Ben 10), and screenwriter Heath Corson (Batman: Assault on Arkham). Moderator Greg Miller (KindaFunny.com) will have exclusive prizes, and he might even introduce a few surprise guests.
1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 6BCF

The Art Heroines
The Art Heroines are a group of veteran female artists working in film/live action, TV, animation, commercials, and toy industries. They offer an exclusive look into their work, including displayed props, puppets, and works in progress, and discuss how to maintain a successful career while staying creatively fulfilled. Danelle Vierkant (designer/builder,Slither, Disney’s Lab Rats, Comedy Bang Bang), Ivonne Escoto (designer/builder, Tron Legacy, Alien vs Predator, The Creature Shop Challenge), Denise “Dee” Chavez (background designer, Nickelodeon’s Sanjay and Craig, El Tigre, and creator of HamCat), Melissa Doss Diwa (designer/builder, KISS live show, The Creature Shop Challenge), and Lex Rudd (designer/builder, The Creature Shop Challenge, Folkmanis Puppets/Primal Visions). Moderated by Christine Papalexis (World Police and Alien Resurrection).
1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 29AB

From Comics to Animation
Working across mediums can be challenging, and keeping true to your vision even more so. Moderator Mark Waid (Thrillbent) leads panelists Jerry Beck (The Hanna-Barbera Treasury), Michael DeForge (Adventure Time), Reginald Hudlin (Black Panther animated series), Jill Thompson (The Scary Godmother), Jhonen Vasquez (Invader Zim) and Lalo Alcaraz (La Cucaracha) in a discussion about working in both comics and animation. Learn what it takes to convert a comic to an animated project and how to succeed in both.
1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 23ABC

Nickelodeon Animation Featuring Sanjay and Craig
Sanjay and Craig returns to Comic-Con with a live table read followed by Q&A with the cast and creators. Featuring co-creators Jay Howell and Jim Dirschberger, Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), Matt Jones (Breaking Bad), and other special guests. Moderated by Claudia Spinelli, VP of current series animation for Nickelodeon. But that’s not all! After the Q&A there will be a screening of sneak peeks from Sanjay and Craig and Harvey Beaks, plus, a special sneak preview of Nick Animation’s new shows Pig Goat Banana Cricket and The Loud House.
1:45pm – 3:15pm, Room 6DE

Landing that TV Animation Storyboard Job
Storyboarding is the most direct way to score a job in TV animation. With more animation jobs being outsourced, competition for these spots is fiercer than ever. So how can you get a leg up? Join veteran storyboard artists, Disney master teacher Karl Gnass (Darkwing Duck) and animation director Phil Weinstein (Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms), for the inside track. They’ll tell you how to make an impact, prepare your story portfolio for reviewers, appear professional (even without experience), and avoid entry-level mistakes. Moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.
2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 23ABC

Queer Imagery in Animation
LGBTQ issues and characters are appearing in a variety of cartoons on television and in the movie theaters. Join Prism Comics for a panel discussing works of animation that tackle same gender attraction and gender identity exploration including The Legend of Korra, Bob’s Burgers, American Dad, Paranorman and Steven Universe. Moderated by P. Kristen Enos (Prism Comics board member, Web of Lives), the panelists include Diane Anderson-Minshall (The Advocate, Queerly Beloved), Matt Kane (GLAAD), and Emily Quinn (Adventure Time, Faking It).
3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 28DE

Business of Cartoon Voices
How does one get into the business of doing cartoon voices? Well, careers have been launched by folks coming to this panel and listening to some serious free advice from people actively engaged in the process from all sides. Explaining the industry this year is Paul Doherty (secretary-treasurer of the Cunningham-Escott-Slevin-Doherty Talent Agency), actors Bob Bergen and Misty Lee, and your moderator (and voice director/supervising producer of The Garfield Show), Mark Evanier. Only serious students need show up.
3:00pm – 4:30pm, Room 25ABC

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