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PROGRAM GUIDE SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER 111. W HARBOR DRIVE


COMIC CON

INTERNATIONAL OFFICIAL PROGRAM GUIDE


Comic-Con is a nonprofit educational corporation 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. Comic-Con International: San Diego began in 1970 when a group of comics, movie, and science fiction fans–including the late Shel Dorf, Ken Krueger, and Richard Alf–banded together to put on the first comic book convention in southern California. Comic-Con started as a oneday “minicon,” called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Minicon, on March 21, 1970 at the U.S. Grant Hotel in downtown San Diego. The purpose of this single-day event—which included two special guests, Forrest J Ackerman and Mike Royer, and drew about 100 attendees was to raise funds and generate interest.

The success of the minicon led to the first full-fledged, three-day San Diego Comic-Con (called San Diego’s Golden State Comic-Con), held August 1–3, 1970, at the U.S. Grant Hotel, with guests Ray Bradbury, Jack Kirby, and A. E. van Vogt. Over 300 attendees packed into the hotel’s basement for that groundbreaking event, which featured a dealers’ room, programs and panels, film screenings, and more: essentially, the model for every comic book convention to follow. The show’s main home in the 1970s was the fondly remembered El Cortez Hotel.


In 1979, Comic-Con moved to the Convention and Performing Arts Center (CPAC), and stayed there until 1991, when the new San Diego Convention Center opened. Comic-Con has been at home in that facility for over two decades.

With attendance over 130,000 in recent years—in a convention center facility that has maxed out in space—the event has grown to include satellite locations, including local hotels and outdoor parks. Programming events, games, anime, the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival, and the Eisner Awards all take place outside of the Convention Center, creating a campus-type feel for the convention in downtown San Diego.

Over the years, Comic-Con has become the focal point for the world of comics conventions. The event continues to offer the complete convention experience: a giant Exhibit Hall (topping over 460,000 square feet in its current incarnation); a massive programming schedule (over 600 separate events in 2012), featuring comics and all aspects of the popular arts, including hands-on workshops and educational and academic programming such as the Comics Arts Conference; anime and film screenings (including a separate film festival); games; the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the “Oscars” of the comics industry; a Masquerade costume competition with prizes and trophies; an Autograph Area; an Art Show; and Portfolio Reviews, bringing together aspiring artists with major companies.

Comic-Con has presented literally thousands of special guests at its conventions over the years, bringing comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers, and creators from all aspects of the popular arts together with their fans for a fun and often times candid discussion of various art forms. The event has seen an amazing array of comics and book publishers in its Exhibit Hall over the years. That love of the comics medium continues to be its guiding factor as the event moves toward its second half-century as the premier comic book and popular arts style convention in the world.


SCHEDULE THURSDAY, JULY 24

6:30 AM

FOX Graphitti Designs Hasbro WB

9:00 AM

Divergent Ender’s Game (Signing #1) Pathfinder Society Organized Play

10:00 AM

Gad Guard Gakugen Alice Kill Me Baby The Last Dragon Walt Disney Animation Studios Whatnot!? Entertainment, Inc. Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel the Master Magic: The Gathering Atlas Games: Gloom

10:15 AM

MAD Screening and Q&A

10:25 AM

Bunny Drop Pani Poni Dash Gao-Gai-Gar

10:45 AM

Talent from Intelligence


PROGRAM GUIDE CONT.

FRIDAY, JULY 25

11:50 AM

The 14th Annual Animation Show

12:00 PM

Beauty and the Beast Comedy Legends of TV Land Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Revolution & Munchkin: Bites Spotlight on Ruth Sanderson Paranormal Passion The Pitching Hour

12:05 PM

Aira the Natural Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl Psychic Squad

12:30 PM

Fafner Maid Sama Natsume’s Book of Friends Dave McKean: Blue Tree Spotlight on Gene Deitch

12:55 PM

Bodacious Space Pirates Fushigi Yugi Hyakko

6:00 PM

Tegami Bachi: Letter Bee D&D Board Game Open Play Mayfair Games LooneyLabs: Fluxx

6:25 PM

Vampire Princess Miyu

6:50 PM

Hakuoki

7:15 PM

My Bride is a Mermaid

7:40 PM

The World Only God Knows

8:05 PM

Accel World

8:30 PM

Gokusen

9:20 PM

Blood-C


SATURDAY, JULY 26

2:00 PM

Comedy Central Workaholics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles D&D Board Game Open Play Comic-Con’s Toucan Blog Yu-Gi-Oh! Win-A-Mat Alien Labyrinth Pathfinder Society Organized Play

2:10 PM

A-Channel Fractale Rental Magica

2:30 PM

Blind Luck Captain Action The Sergio and Mark Show Academy of Art University

2:35 PM

Adrian Paul Cas Anvar Chris Warner Nicholas Brendon Debi Derryberry Rana McAnear Regi Bannister Irwin Keyes Trina Parks

3:00 PM

Heaven’s Memo Pad Martian Successor Nadesico Toradora!

3:25 PM

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Gin Tama Inuyasha: The Final Act

3:30 PM

Summer Bummer

4:00 PM

Spotlight on Jeff Smith VIZ Media Panel Hollywood Location Scouts Wilfred: Screening and Q&A Pathfinder Role Playing Game


PROGRAM GUIDE CONT.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

11:50 AM

The 14th Annual Animation Show

12:00 PM

Beauty and the Beast Comedy Legends of TV Land Editing Comics: The BOOM! Studios Revolution & Munchkin: Bites Spotlight on Ruth Sanderson Paranormal Passion The Pitching Hour

12:05 PM

Aira the Natural Jubei-Chan: The Ninja Girl Psychic Squad

12:30 PM

Fafner Maid Sama Natsume’s Book of Friends Dave McKean: Blue Tree Spotlight on Gene Deitch

12:55 PM

Bodacious Space Pirates Fushigi Yugi Hyakko

1:00 PM

Batman: Arkham Origins Gender in Comic Books Marvel: House of Ideas Superman: The Julie Schwartz Era Mattel and WWE: Bring on the Action! USA Network’s Psych Kaiser Studio Game Demos

1:10 PM

Europa Report

1:20 PM

Fairy Tail K-ON!! Tiger and Bunny

1:35 PM 1:45 PM

Project Arbiter Dirty Pair Persona 4 Ramen Fighter Miki Ode to Nerds


SPEAKERS THE BIG BANG THEORY

Steve Molaro // American Television writer and producer

Molaro has been nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series two times along with fellow writers Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady, in 2011 and 2012. He also shared the Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy, with Lorre, Prady and The Big Bang Theory editor Faye Oshima Belyeu, in 2012 and 2013. Under the rich three-year pact, Molaro will develop new projects for the studio and continue to serve as EP and showrunner on the series created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady. Molaro took over showrunning duties on the Emmy-nominated series in season six, guiding the series to new highs both last year and in its current seventh season. Through a rich three-year pact, Molaro will develop new projects for the studio and continue to serve as EP and showrunner on the series created by Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady.


GAME OF THRONES The Cast

EMILIA CLARKE // DAENERYS TARGARYEN

Game of Thrones: Panel Game of Thrones is a fantasy drama television series created for HBO by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss. It is an adaptation of A Song of Ice and Fire, George R. R. Martin’s series of fantasy novels, the first of which is titled A Game of Thrones. The series, set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos at the end of a decade-long summer, interweaves several plot lines. The first follows the members of several noble houses in a civil war for the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms; the second covers the rising threat of the impending winter and the mythical creatures of the North; the third chronicles the attempts of the exiled last scion of the realm’s deposed dynasty to reclaim the throne. Through its morally ambiguous characters, the series explores the issues of social hierarchy, religion, loyalty, corruption, civil war, crime, and punishment. Game of Thrones has obtained an exceptionally broad and active international fan base. It received widespread acclaim by critics, although its use of nudity and violence has caused controversy.

PETER DINKLAGE // TYRION LANNISTER

MAISIE WILLIAMS // ARYA STARK


VERONICA MARS Rob Thomas //

American Television Writer

REVOLUTION [NBC] Erick Kripke

American Television writer and producer

Veronica Mars is an American television series created by screenwriter Rob Thomas. The series is set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and stars Kristen Bell as the title character. The series premiered on September 22, 2004. Thomas initially wrote Veronica Mars as a young adult novel, which featured a male protagonist; he changed the gender because he thought a noir piece told from a female point of view would be more interesting and original. Revolution is an American postapocalyptic science fiction television drama series that takes place 15 years after the start of a worldwide blackout. It was created by Eric Kripke and produced by J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot Productions for the NBC network. In October 2012, NBC picked it up for a full season of 22 episodes. which was later reduced to 20 episodes.

Kristen Bell //

American Actress. Veronica Mars


Airport

5 Date St. Cedar Beech Ash

Ferry

USS Midway

Train Depot

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RESTAURANTS $$$ Bandar Restaurant

Bandar is the proud recipient of many awards since 1996. Rated excellent by Zagat Survey, awarded Best Service, and voted as the Best Persian, Ethnic, Business, Fine Dining experience. 845 4th Ave., San Diego, 92101

$ Meze Greek Fusion

The word “meze” translates as “taste” meaning both “flavor” and “a taste of something” At Meze you’ll find both with menus that feature finely crafted regional cuisine with a Greek twist.

$$ Crossroads at House of Blues

551 J ST, San Diego 92101

Crossroads at House of Blues features a new menu inspired by celebrity chef, Aaron Sanchez. Guests can enjoy contemporary classics with live music. 1055 5th Avenue, San Diego, 92101

$$ barleymash

barleymash is the downtown placeto-be for locals and tourists alike. Set amidst reclaimed wood with a warm modernist design. 600 5th Ave., San Diego 92101


HOTELS & Hostels Courtyard by Marriot San Diego Old Town

Hard Rock Hotel Downtown San Diego

Holiday Inn Express Airport Old Town

Hostelling International Downtown San Diego

2435 Jefferson Street, San Diego 92101

1955 San Diego Ave., San Diego 92101

207 Fifth Ave., San Diego, 92101

521 Market St., San Diego 92101

Attractions & ACTIVITIES San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo houses over 3,700 animals of more than 650 species. 2920 Zoo Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

USS Midway Museum

No carrier has the history of the crew to match the Midway. A 47 year odyssey that spanned the end of WWII. 910 N. Harbor Dr., San Diego 92101

The American Comedy Co.

The Greatest Comedy Club in the Country, featuring an all star lineup of the best nationally and internationally known stand up comedians. 818 B 6th Ave., San Diego 92101

Fiesta de Reyes

A complex of shops and restaurants in Old Town San Diego. 2754 Calhoun St., San Diego, 92101


COMIC CON INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO JULY 24-27, 2014

PREVIEW NIGHT: JULY 23 SAN DIEGO CONVENTION CENTER 111 W. HARBOR DR., SAN DIEGO, CA 92101 IMPORTANT INFORMATION All event and program rooms have limited capacity as set by the Fire Marshal. Even though your badge is needed to get into all the events, it does not guarantee you access to any event if it has reached its capacity. We do not clear rooms betweena events. Most autograph signings are of a limited nature. Your badge does not guarantee autographs at any event.



Comic Con: Program Guide