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Daily Newsletter of Comic-Con International
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Featuring: * Highlights * Last Minute Updates * Autograph Info * Anime and Film Schedule * Programming Grids * Photo Gallery * And More Inside!
Top left: Crowds swarm into the Gaslamp Quarter as the convention winds down for the day. Top right: Cartoon voice actress Debi Derryberry entertains a packed room with her impressions of Snow White. Middle left: Lucky fan Mike Castelo got a personal recognition from Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist) during the Warner Bros. presentation. Middle right: The 501st Legion gathers for their annual Comic-Con picture. Bottom left: Keith Knight participates in his first ever Quick Draw with Scott Shaw!, Sergio Aragonés, and Mark Evanier. Bottom center: Aaron Paul gets in a Fan’s face at the Breaking Bad signing. Bottom right: The Rellama familty stays together by cosplaying together.
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For a complete listing of all things Comic-Con, see the Events Guide.
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10 COMIC-CON HOW-TO ROOM
From Manuscript to Industry
From Book in Print to Reader’s Hand
Spotlight on Jason Shiga
Spotlight on Angelo Torres
Cartoon Network: Level Up
DC Comics: Young Justice
Comic Strip Legends
Espenson: An Anagram for Openness
Digital Comics Price Fight
Spotlight on Thomas Yeates
Max Brooks: Zombie Survival 101
What’s Cool in Graphic Novels
Starship Smackdown All-Stars Intergalactic 3D Edition Buffy the Musical: “Once More With Feeling” Axe Cop
Harry Potter: 15 Years Since The Philosopher’s Stone
Behind the Music
A CrossGeneration Film Collaboration
Kids Can Draw Comics
Manga Drawing for Kids
Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakouts
Drawing DC: Kids Edition
Super Secrets: Lifting the Curtain on the Man of Steel
Sonic and Mega Man: Video Game Comics Showcase
Playstation: All-Star Battle Royale
Reinventing the Graphic Novel for the iPad
BOOM! Studios: All-Ages Comics: A New Hope
501st Costuming 101
Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Spotlight on Peter F. Hamilton
What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction
Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two
Secret Origin of Good Readers
CAC #13: Super-Bodies: Overcoming Disability Through Superheroism
CCAS Sunday Devotional Christian Comics Panel 10:00: Fringe
Chilling Archives of Horror Comics: Zombies 11:15: Supernatural
Spotlight on Alison Bechdel
C O M I C S A RT S C O N F E R E N C E CAC #14: Character CAC #15: Politics, Generation: Cultural, Economics, and Ideology Economic & Identity
California Browncoats Meet-up
10:25 Gakuen Alice
10:25 And Yet the Town Moves
10:50 Squid Girl
10:50 Mobile Suit Gundam 0079
11:15 Our Home’s Fox Deity
11:15 Pani Poni Dash!
11:40 Super Gals 2
11:40 Kimi Ni Todoke—From Me
12:05 Ramen Fighter Miki
12:30 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
12:55 Shrine of the Morning Mist
12:30 Aria the Origination
12:55 Gun X Sword
1:20 Psychic Squad
1:45 Fushigi Yugi
1:45 Dirty Pair
2:10 Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan
1:45 K-ON!! 2
2:10 Towa No Quon
2:35 The Melancholy of Haruhi-
3:00 Sound of the Sky
3:25 Gin Tama
3:00 The Melancholy of Haruhi-
Chan Suzumiya 2:40 Rental Magica 3:05 Puella Magi Madoka
Chan Suzumiya 3:05 Toradora!
Magica 3:30 Legend of the Legendary
3:30 Hayate the Combat Butler 3:55 Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu!
3:55 Tales of the Abyss
4:20 Sengoku Basara: Samurai
4:45 The Melancholy of Haruhi
4:20 The Girl Who Leapt Through Space 4:45 Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood
11:05 CCI-IFF Awards Presentation AWARD WINNERS SHOWCASE 12:00 See all the 2012 CCI-IFF Award Winners!
Watch for info on how to enter your film in the 2013 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival coming soon to our website
Full-Time Creative Work on a Part-Time Schedule
Business of Cartoon Voices The Nerd in the Classroom
Serious Pictures: Comics & Journalism in a New Era
1:45: The Cleveland Show
12:30 Rozen Maiden Ouverture 1:20 Fairy Tail
MARRIOTT HALL 2 10:00 Comic-Con Film School 104
CAC #16: The Culture of Comic-Con: Field Studies of Fans
Ball-Jointed Dolls Collectors Group
12:30: Doctor Who
10:00 Gad Guard
COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL
MARRIOTT HALL 6
10:00 Clamp School Detectives
Making Comics for Kids
MARRIOTT HALL 5
10:00 Someday’s Dreamers
San Diego International Children’s Film Festival
Emily the Strange
Drew: The Man Behind the Poster
Comic-Con Masquerade Playback
Creating Comics for All Ages
Buffy Turns 20
Cartoon Network: Ben 10 Omniverse
Artemis Fowl: 8 in 8 with Eoin Colfer
Darwyn Cooke and the Man Called Parker
MARRIOTT HALL 4
Nickelodeon: SpongeBob SquarePants
DC Nation Screening and Q&A
SUNDAY ANIME • FILM FESTIVAL ANIME SCREENINGS • MARRIOTT MARQUIS & MARINA
Heroes for the Middle Grade Reader (And You Too!)
Foes Beyond Fur and Fangs
Marvel: Amazing Spider-Man
Jim Lee in Conversation with Scott Brick
Keenspot 2012: Kickstarting Your Webcomics Career
Where Do Ideas Come From?
Image Comics’ 20th Anniversary
Meet the Companions of Star Wars: The Old Republic
CBLDF Rock Art Jam
DC Comics: Meet the Co-Publishers
The Fine Line of Inking
Cartoon Voices II
New Methods in Digital Painting and Coloring with Brian Haberlin
Marvel: Women of Marvel
Jack Kirby Tribute
PANELS FOR KIDS OF ALL AGES
How to Create Your Own Novel
2:45: Sons of Anarchy
Due to some mature themes and content, no one under the age of 18 will be allowed into the anime rooms after 10:00 PM unless accompanied by a parent or adult legal guardian. This schedule is subject to change. Please check the signs outside of the anime rooms for updated schedule information.
FOR COMPLETE PANEL DESCRIPTIONS, SEE THE PROGRAM SCHEDULE ARTICLE BEGINNING ON PAGE 12 OF THE EVENTS GUIDE. THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE. PLEASE CHECK THE SIGNS OUTSIDE OF EACH PROGRAM ROOM FOR UPDATED INFORMATION.
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The Newsletter bins located thru-out the center are for the distribution of Comic-Con Today only. Any other material left in these bins will be discarded without notice, so if you like paying your hard-earned money to have stuff printed, only to have us recycle it, more power to you.
Each year more and more attendees line up for Comic-Con preregistration. Currently no location is available with adequate space to accommodate all those who line up; therefore, Comic-Con 2013 preregistration will be conducted online only. Attendee badges will be available for purchase online through the EPIC registration website in August. There will be no onsite preregistration. Only those who have purchased a 2012 four-day attendee or one-day attendee badge will be eligible to participate in the August preregistration. Professionals, guests of
Exhibit Hall The listing for Surf City Comics (1107) was inadvertently left out of the Events Guide. It should appear as follows:
Due to a scheduling conflict, The Comic-Con How-To panel, The Art of Writing with Gregg Hurwitz, was held yesterday. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Surf City Comics, 1107 Meet Mark Texeira, the artist from Marvel Comics Ghost Rider, Hercules, Moon Knight, Wolverine, and the upcoming Space Punisher. He will be signing a limited number of exclusive art prints and Space Punisher #1 from 10:00-1:00. Three item limit.
Moderator Michael Spradlin (Young Templar series) will join the Heroes for the Middle-Grade Reader (and You, Too!): Middle Grade Books That Will Rock Your Socks Off panel (2:45−3:45, Room 5AB)
For the complete listing of Autograph Area signings, see the Events Guide, pp. 160–166. Limited Signings Unless specified otherwise, drawings for Line Tickets for all limited signings to be held at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area. Kate Beaton, cartoonist (Hark! A Vagrant!) AA20 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Eoin Colfer, Author (Artemis Fowl series) AA1 2:30 am - 3:30 pm Criminal Minds (Jeanne Tripplehorn, Kristen Vangsness, AJ Cook, Matthew Gray Grubler, Shermar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Joe Mantegna) CBS booth signing. Drawing for Line Tickets to be held at 9:00 am in the Autograph Area. Guillermo del Toro, Author/Director (The Strain Trilogy, Hellboy series, Pan’s Labyrinth)
Heroes for Middle Grade Readers (And You Too!) Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar series); E.J. Altbacker (Shark Wars series); Cornelia Funke (Ghost Knight); Lisa Yee (Warp Speed); Brandon Mull (The Beyonders Series); Tony DiTerlizzi (The Search for WondLa) AA09 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Power Rangers, Jessica Rey, Nakia Burrise, Jason Faunt AA19 10:00 am - 1:30 pm Larry Thomas, actor (Seinfeld, Not Another B Movie), Mitzi Donahue, executive producer/director/actor (The Process, Silk Stalkings) AA23 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Richard Anderson, actor (The Six Million Dollar Man, Dynasty) AA25 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm Sid Haig, actor (The Devil’s Reject, The Infliction) AA32 1:30 pm - 05:00 pm
Doctor Who, Members of the cast and crew
Jordan Hart, author/illustrator (Steel Rainbow: The Legendary Underground Guide to Becoming an ‘80s Rock Star)
AA3 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
AA18 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Merlin, Colin Morgan, Katie McGrath, Anthony Head, Johnny Capps, Julian Murphy
Andrew Hussie, Cartoonist (MSPaint Adventures)
AA3 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The Return of Captain Underpants
AA8 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
AA07 11:00 am - 1:00 pm AA02 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
DC Entertainment (1915) Rafael Albuquerque, 4-5 Brent Anderson, 10-11 Franco and Art Baltazar, 11-12 Tony Bedard, 1-2 Ryan Benjamin, 2-3 Mark Buckingham, 1-2 Bernard Chang, 10-11 Amanda Conner, 3-4 Darwyn Cooke, 3-4 Paul Cornell, 11-12 Shane Davis, 12-1 Josh Fialkov, 2-3 Kyle Higgins, 2-3 Jamal Igle, 2-3 J.T. Krul, 10-11 Jim Lee, 4-5 Steve Leialoha, 1-2 Jeff Lemire, 4-5 David Lloyd, 3-4 Aaron Lopresti, 12-1 Trevor McCarthy, 2-3
Moritat, 1-2 Jimmy Palmiotti, 1-2 Tom Richmond, 12-1 Gail Simone, 10-11 Alex Sinclair, 4-5 Duane Swiercynski, 11-12 Len Wein, 3-4 Freddie Williams, 10-11 Bill Willingham, 1-2 Fantagraphics Books (1718) 11:30-1:30 Jaime Hernandez Gilbert Hernandez Mario Hernandez 10:30-11:30 Michel Gagne Mark Kalesniko Mysterious Galaxy (1119) Tickets for all signings are available the day of
the signing from booth staff when Exhibitor Hall opens. Item limits may be subject to change. Unless specified otherwise, all signings limited to 75 tickets. Books are provided for sale. Signer will sign other items – three item limit. No posed photos. 11:00 – 11:50 Jeyn Roberts Surf City Comics (1107) 10:00-1:00 Mark Texeira Vanguard (1709) 10:00-11:00 Michael Golden
Toucan Tip of the day! Want a nice souvenir of the convention? The Comic-Con Boutique (2515) has t-shirts and the 40th anniversary book.
Comic-Con Today, Sunday, July 15, 2012 Staff: Editor, Chris Sturhann; Assistant Editor/Photographer: Barry Brown; Editorial Assistant/ Writer: Brian Norquist. Comic-Con and the Comic-Con logo are registered trademarks of San Diego Comic Convention. © 2012 San Diego Comic Convention Cover Art: ©2012 Viacom, International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. MISSION STATEMENT: Comic-Con International is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to creating awareness of, and appreciation for, comics and related popular art forms, primarily through the presentation of conventions and events that celebrate the historic and ongoing contribution of comics to art and culture.
professionals, exhibitors (and exhibitor-purchased attendee badges), volunteers, staff, and press will not be able to participate in online preregistration in August; open online registration for these categories will occur at a later date. Those eligible for Comic-Con 2013 online preregistration will be able to purchase up to three badges. You will need a unique Member ID for each badge. Eligible 2012 attendees may purchase badges for other eligible 2012 attendees, but they will not be able to purchase badges for those who did not attend Comic-Con 2012 or for any of the ineligible categories listed above. Eligible attendees will be notified via email,
Masqurade Results! Last night the 38th annual Comic-Con Masquerade, sponsored by HBO, filled Ballroom 20 and most of the overflow rooms and Sails Pavilion, totaling a viewership of 7,000. It featured 35 entries, with a total of over 80 costumes crossing the stage. Our Masters of Ceremonies were artist/writers Phil and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio, and our panel of judges included film, TV, and theatrical costume designer Allison Leach, theme-park show designer and former Broadway performer Diane Duncan, costume and effect designer Dragon Dronet of Hollywood’s Renegade Effects, and as workmanship judge the very experienced convention costumer Jeanne Clason. The winners were: Best in Show: Project Runway All Star Wars – Worn By: Caitlin, Cassidy, Catherine, Chad, Connor, Cordelia, Danica, Daniel, Desiree, Laura, Nicole and Rogue. Designed and Made By: Audrey, Caitlin, Cassidy, Catherine, Chad, Connor, Cordelia, Danica, Daniel, Nicole and Rogue Judges’ Choice: Party Rock Halo – Worn By: Jen King, Michael King, Francesca Kraemer, Veronica Golenia, Doug Fourtney, Jenniane Fourtney, Ethan Armenta-Davis. Designed and Made By: Jen King, Francesca Kraemer, Regine Dial, Veronica Golenia Best Re-Creation: Nightmare – Worn By: Edgar Mayoral and Alejandra Estrella. Designed and Made By: Edgar Mayoral and Alejandra Estrella Best Original Design: Fallen Angel – Worn By: Rebecca P. Davis. Designed and Made By: Rebecca P. Davis Best Workmanship: Justice League VS. Lex Luthor – Worn By: Allan Lavigne, Grant West, Jenette Gomez, Stephanie Shatz. Designed and Made By: Allan Lavigne Best Presentation: Scar – Worn By: Devon Jopling. Designed and Made By: Devon Jopling Most Humorous: Adventure Time: Finn’s World – Worn By: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts. Designed and Made By: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts Most Beautiful: Tier 5 Night Elf Rogue – Worn By: Jessica AlKhalifah. Designed and Made By: Jessica Al-Khalifah Best Young Fan – Battle for Skyrim – Worn By: Wesley Tarr and Lauren Tarr. Designed and Made By: Bryn Tarr and Lauren Tarr All the winners above also received FREE full memberships to next year’s San Diego Comic-Con (up to 4 memberships per winning group), our extra thank-you for all the hard work and dedication! In addition, the judges awarded: Honorable Mention for Re-Creation: Galactus, Devourer of Worlds – Worn By: Kevin Pishion. Designed and Made By: Kevin and Laura Pishion Honorable Mention for Original: Lady Verity Daemangiel – Worn By: M Edgecomb. Designed and Made By: M Edgecomb Honorable Mention for Presentation: Disney Princess Pirates – Worn By: Snow White, Rachel Grady, Belle, Sarah Saad, Ariel, Della Price. Designed and Made By: Rachel Grady, Sarah Saad, Della Price
with the date, time, and link for online badge preregistration. The notification will be sent to the email associated with the Member ID account. Please be sure to “opt-in” to email correspondence to receive the preregistration badge sales announcement. To check your Member ID notification “opt-outs,” log in to your account at https://secure2.comiccon.org/memberid/ and select the option “Change my preferences/ unsubscribe.” Thank you for your support of ComicCon, and check the Comic-Con website for additional 2013 preregistration details.
Company & Organization sponsored prizes presented: DC Comics presented a special DC Direct collectible worth over $300 to Lego My Batman – Worn By: Blair Heald. Designed and Made By: Blair Heald That’s My Entertainment awarded $100 cash plus prizes for best game to Once Upon a Time in Outworld – Worn By: Daniel Proctor, David Proctor, Nikki CJ., Rochelle Anne, Reggie Duke, Kasea VP. Designed and Made By: Daniel Proctor, David Proctor, Nikki CJ., Rochelle Anne, Reggie Duke, Kasea VP, awarded $100 for Best Movie Representation to Scar – Worn By: Devon Jopling. Designed and Made By: Devon Jopling, plus, $100 for the People’s Favorite Adventure Time: Finn’s World – Worn By: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts. Designed and Made By: Anything Goes School of Masquerade Arts. Courtesy of their parent company, The Testmarket Evolution.
If you like free stuff, be sure to visit the Freebies Tables near the Registration area in the Sails Pavilion of the Convention Center. You’ll find everything from posters, buttons, and special items to special coupons for booths in the Exhibit Hall. The items on the Freebies Tables are replenished and changed daily, so make sure you check back from time to time. Freebie table hours are from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm today.
Congrats to Amanda and Wes! On Friday evening at the Meet the New Geek Roundtable, Wesley Strawther proposed to his girlfriend, Amanda Marquez. Amanda and Wes are both Staff in the Programming Department. Comic-Con wishes the happy couple a long happy life together.
Daniel, Desiree, Laura, Nicole and Rogue. Designed and Made By: Audrey, Caitlin, Cassidy, Catherine, Chad, Connor, Cordelia, Danica, Daniel, Nicole and Rogue Sideshow Collectibles presented a $350 gift card for use on their web site for the entry with the biggest WOW factor to Justice League VS. Lex Luthor – Worn By: Allan Lavigne, Grant West, Jenette Gomez, Stephanie Shatz. Designed and Made By: Allan Lavigne Comic-Con gives a hearty thanks to everyone who participated with the show!
Scar – Worn By: Devon Jopling. Designed and Made By: Devon Jopling
Anime Pavilion – $150 booth credit to their first choice for best young fan, given to Star Wars Republic Commando Scorch – Worn By: Mark Vogt. Designed and Made By: Mark Vogt, $50 booth credit for runner-up, given to Don’t Play Games With Commander Shepard – Worn By: Jenna Lyon, David Lyon, Brad Shelton. Designed and Made By: David and Jenna Lyon, and $40 booth credit for best costume, given to Once Upon a Time in Outworld – Worn By: Daniel Proctor, David Proctor, Nikki CJ., Rochelle Anne, Reggie Duke, Kasea VP. Designed and Made By: Daniel Proctor, David Proctor, Nikki CJ., Rochelle Anne, Reggie Duke, Kasea VP The Costume Designers Guild Local #892 presented a CDG award statue, subscription to Costume Designer Magazine, plus a gift certificate from International Silks and Linens to their favorite entry Once Upon a Time in Outworld – Worn By: Daniel Proctor, David Proctor, Nikki CJ., Rochelle Anne, Reggie Duke, Kasea VP. Designed and Made By: Daniel Proctor, David Proctor, Nikki CJ., Rochelle Anne, Reggie Duke, Kasea VP The David C. Copley Prize For The Most Innovative Costume, courtesy of the UCLA David Copley Center For The Study of Costume Design, $250 cash plus a copy of costume designer Deborah Landis’ beautiful $75 book Dressed: A Century of Costume Design was awarded to Galactus, Devourer of Worlds – Worn By: Kevin Pishion. Designed and Made By: Kevin and Laura Pishion
Justice League VS. Lex Luthor – Worn By: Allan Lavigne, Grant West, Jenette Gomez, Stephanie Shatz. Designed and Made By: Allan Lavigne
Party Rock Halo – Worn By: Jen King, Michael King, Francesca Kraemer, Veronica Golenia, Doug Fourtney, Jenniane Fourtney, Ethan Armenta-Davis. Designed and Made By: Jen King, Francesca Kraemer, Regine Dial, Veronica Golenia
Frank & Son Collectable Show, of the City of Industry, CA, bestowed $1,000 cash, plus a fabulous trophy to their favorite entry Party Rock Halo – Worn By: Jen King, Michael King, Francesca Kraemer, Veronica Golenia, Doug Fourtney, Jenniane Fourtney, Ethan Armenta-Davis. Designed and Made By: Jen King, Francesca Kraemer, Regine Dial, Veronica Golenia Lucasfilm presented fabulous Star Wars collectibles from their Archives to the Best Star Wars universe entry Project Runway All Star Wars – Worn By: Caitlin, Cassidy, Catherine, Chad, Connor, Cordelia, Danica,
Project Runway All Star Wars – Worn By: Caitlin, Cassidy, Catherine, Chad, Connor, Cordelia, Danica, Daniel, Desiree, Laura, Nicole and Rogue. Designed and Made By: Audrey, Caitlin, Cassidy, Catherine, Chad, Connor, Cordelia, Danica, Daniel, Nicole and Rogue