Check out GLAAD's guide to LGBTQ-inclusive programming at Comic-Con 2019!

Each year, Comic-Con International: San Diego brings together comic book, film, and television fans together with creators and celebrities to engage with each other and discuss their favorite content in an assortment of panels, screenings, and workshops. This year’s programming schedule features an assortment of panels centered on issues of representation in comics and other forms of media, presentations from LGBTQ-inclusive shows, and conversations with LGBTQ creators.

Don't miss Megan Townsend, GLAAD's Director of Entertainment Research & Analysis, who will be on Thursday’s "Entertainment is LGBTQ" panel to discuss LGBTQ representation in pop culture, presented with BOOM! Studios. Other panelists include Lilah Sturges (The Magicians: Alice's Story, Lumberjanes), actor/comedian Zachary Barack (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Sina Grace (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, Ghosted in LA), artist Noah Hayes (The Avant-Guards), and moderator Joshua Yehl (senior features and news editor, IGN).On Friday, Townsend will also moderate "Creator Origins: A Candid Conversation on LGBTQ Comics Creation," a panel focused on LGBTQ comic creators and content publishers presented by Comixology, with Joe Glass (The Pride), Clive Hawken (Delver), Spike Trotman (Iron Circus Comics), and Ivan Salazar (comiXology).

Follow @GLAAD on Instagram to see more from SDCC! Below, check out this year’s schedule of LGBTQ-inclusive programming at SDCC (descriptions taken from the official programming guide). We've also included all panels tailored to marginalized populations:

Wednesday, July 17

World Premiere Screenings of Batwoman and Pilot Screening of New Series Pennyworth Plus Special Sneak Peek Screening of The 100 and Rooster Teeth

Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition with the exclusive world premiere screening of new series Batwoman and a pilot screening of new series Pennyworth as well as a sneak peek of fan favorite The 100, Rooster Teeth, and more.

Wednesday July 17, 2019 6:00pm - 10:00pm 
Ballroom 20

Thursday, July 18

They Look Like Me: Bodies in Nerd Culture

The media we love affect how we view ourselves and how we feel about our bodies. Sam de Leve (Callisto 6) moderates a panel of creators and fitness experts from across the nerd world, including Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, I Love You So Mochi), Christy Black (Hero's Journey Fitness), B. Dave Walters (Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish), and Mairghread Scott (Netflix's Magic: The Gathering, Marvel Rising), in a discussion of body image in geeky media. Where are we doing well? Where do we need to improve? And, how does seeing ourselves reflected in the books, movies, cartoons, and comics we cherish change the nature of our fandom and our feelings about ourselves?

Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am 
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Reading and Raising Our Voices: From Comics to Community Organizing

Hear from creators who have tapped the graphic medium to record the history and experiences of marginalized peoples, to take control of their own narratives, and to inspire a new generation of activists, as well as from librarians crafting large-scale initiatives around comics that focus on historically underrepresented communities. With Chloe Ramos, Ezra Claytan Daniels, Candice Mack, Maia Kobabe, and Henry Barajas.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Hollywood Game Changers: A Conversation with the Creative Women Behind Popular Films and TV Projects

Meet the talented women changing the status quo in film and television projects like Game of Thrones, Better Call Saul, The OA Part II, Watchmen, Space Jam 2, Clueless, Santa Clarita Diet, Unikitty!, Enchanted, BoJack Horseman, Black Monday, Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, Fahrenheit 451, War for the Planet of the Apes, Rampage, and more! Get insight from famed composers, costume, production, and sound designers on how they use their craft to champion for women empowerment, diversity, and inclusion in entertainment. These fearless women are revolutionizing Hollywood and they’re here to stay. Part 1 of 2 from Impact24's "Behind-the-Camera Superblock" panel series. Panelists include Paula Fairfield (Game of Thrones), Judy Rhee (Better Call Saul), Mona May (Clueless, Enchanted, Santa Clarita Diet), Meghan Kasperlik (The OA Part II, Watchmen), Melissa Bruning (Space Jam 2, War for the Planet of the Apes), Anna Drubich (Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), Anna Hollingsworth (Unikitty!, BoJack Horseman), and more panelists to be announced. Moderated by Chandra Feltus (partner and director at Neer Motion) and Fiorella Occhipinti (cinematographer). Introduction by Impact24 PR's Andrea Resnick.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Room 25ABC

Sassy Smart Women of Pre-Super Hero Comics

Brad Ricca (Mrs. Sherlock Holmes, Super Boys), Trina Robbins (Last Girl Standing, The Great Women Cartoonists), Alex Grand (CBH), and Nicky Wheeler-Nicholson (DC Comics Before Superman) discuss the legacy of heroines Miss Fury, Sandra of the Secret Service, and Sally Norris of Bart Regan, Spy, all of whom appeared before Superman and Wonder Woman.

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

SuperheroIRL: Avengers of Bullying and Injustice

Got your own personal Thanos? Come avenge injustice with Impractical Jokers' Joe Gatto—he'll tell you how and leave you ROFL! He'll be joined by celebs Adam Bouska and Jeff Parshley (founders, NOH8 Campaign) to show why Birth, Movies, Death called this panel, "one of the most beautiful conversations we've ever had the opportunity to listen to.” Featuring Dr. Janina Scarlet (author, Superhero Therapy; Therapy Quest), curriculum creators Brandon Matsalia and Vanée Matsalia (Black Girl Nerds), Bettina Hausmann (executive director, United Nations Association San Diego), and Coalition founder Chase Masterson (Star Trek DS9, Doctor Who Big Finish). Join the conversation on how you can be a superhero against bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQI-bullying, cyberbullying, and other forms of injustice!

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Room 7AB

Sneak Peak for Season 4 of SYFY's Van Helsing

Hear from the cast, producers, and writers of the hit TV show Van Helsing, including Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Neal McDonough, Jennifer Cheon Garcia, Tricia Helfer, Aleks Paunovic, and introducing Keeya King and Nicole Munoz, with showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker and executive producers Chad Oakes and Michael Frislev, moderated by Bevin of the one and only Den of Geek. Get a sneak peek at what's in store for the explosive season 4, and be sure to arrive early to get your very own season 4 cast poster!

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Afro-futurism, "Black to the Future Too": The Revenge (This Time, It's Personal)

For decades, Daffy Duck was the only black actor getting any consistent work in Hollywood. Hiring practices that even Daffy would describe as, “Deth-picable!" A year after the Marvel-U.S. debut of the Black Panther movie, has anything really changed? What do you want to see next out of Hollywood? Can we truly go black to the future . . . before we go black to the past? Right on, brothers and sisters! Panelists include Denys Cowan (Milestone Media, The Boondocks), Kevin Grevioux (Underworld, I, Frankenstein), Professor Ajani Brown (San Diego State University), La Quia Howard (Kemet, I Choose 2 Be Me), and Rico Anderson (The Orville,Star Trek: Renegades). Moderated by Jimmy Diggs (Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine).

Thursday July 18, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm 
Room 24ABC

Entertainment Is LGBTQ

BOOM! Studios and GLAAD present an in-depth roundtable discussion about LGBTQ representation in pop culture and the path forward to a brighter, more inclusive future, with panelists from all corners of the entertainment world, including Lilah Sturges (The Magicians: Alice's Story, Lumberjanes), actor/comedian Zachary Barack (Spider-Man: Far From Home), Sina Grace (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, Ghosted in LA), artist Noah Hayes (The Avant-Guards), Megan Townsend (director of entertainment research and analysis, GLAAD), and more. Moderated by Joshua Yehl (senior features and news editor, IGN).

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Room 28DE

A Long Story Short: Mexican Comic Books

Luis Gantus (writer, The Incredible and Sad Story of the Naïve Historieta and the Heartless Industry) is joined by Daniel Garcia (editorial coordination, El Violin Negro) for a conversation about the fascinating story on Mexican comic books and how an industry was created and almost destroyed in the span of 50 years. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.
Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Artists’ Loft, BarrioHaus

Diversity in Manga

Many people love manga but sometimes don't see themselves represented as often as they'd like—or even at all. TOKYOPOP will host a discussion about the importance of increasing diversity in manga titles and give attendees a preview of upcoming International Women of Manga releases. Plus giveaways!

Thursday July 18, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Room 29AB

Comics Censorship in 2019

Learn how comics are under attack and what you can do to help! From lawsuits against schools for using LGBTQ comics to intimidation of manga readers by customs authorities and persecution of cartoonists around the world, comics censorship remains an urgent problem. CBLDF experts showcase the current censorship landscape at this riveting and informative presentation.

July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Room 11

Creating Kickass Comic Book Women

Captain Marvel, Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn. Comic book women have been kicking ass across panels and pages for decades. But what is the secret sauce that makes some of these characters take off and others fall flat? Ming Chen (cast member, AMC's Comic Book Men, I Sell Comics! podcast), Amy Chu (writer, Poison Ivy, Red Sonja), Alitha Martinez (artist, Batgirl, Black Panther: World of Wakanda), and Terry Moore (creator, Strangers in Paradise, Motor Girl) analyze the key ingredients of successful character building and discuss the challenges of writing and drawing for today's audiences.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Room 25ABC

From Mexico to the USA, a Bridge One Comic at a Time

Joel Ojeda Lopez (The Death of Superman part one), Adalisa Zarate (Building Blocks), Adriana Rodriguez Leon (Studio XIII), Fers Sanchez (SoulKeepers), and Oscar Seal (coordinator, Draw Break) talk about the challenges and rewards of working with American editors and artists and how comics and animation create bonds between both countries. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Thursday July 18, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Artists’ Loft, BarrioHaus

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: The Next Frontier

Glass ceilings have been shattered and shows and films such as Star Trek Discovery, Captain Marvel, Steven Universe, and Avengers: Endgame are major entries in terms of women's representation—but is it enough? What comes next on the journey to see more women and more types of women represented in pop culture? Tamara Brooks (DCComics.com, Geek & Sundry), Valerie Complex (film critic, screenwriter), Dani Fernandez (Nerdist, writer for Comedy Central), Jennifer Kretchmer (D&D Beyond's Heroes of the Vale, Veronica Mars), Toni Sanchez (writer/host, That Hashtag Show), and Jessica Tseang (Little Geek Girls, comic book historian) discuss recent breakthroughs and look toward the future for women's representation in the nerdy frontier

Thursday July 18, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Women on the Dark Side

Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just enough humor and whimsy to counterbalance all that darkness. Whether it's comic books, novels, or art, these are the women who are creating content that connects with the deeper, darker side of all of us. Panelists include Mairghread Scott (Netflix's Magic, The Gathering, Marvel Rising), MD Marie (Vindication),Susan Lee (founder, Women on The Dark Side), and Madeleine Holly-Rosing(Boston Metaphysical Society), moderated by Joelle Monique (Black Girl Nerds).

Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm 
Room 24ABC

Stumptown

Based on the Stumptown graphic novel, ABC's new drama series follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted Army veteran with a complicated love life, a gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police. Panel participants include cast members Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, andAdrian Martinez, with executive producer Jason Richman and Stumptowngraphic novel author Greg Rucka.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Higher, Further, Faster. Are We There Yet?

Female superheroes are finally getting their due on screen and reigning at the box office. Star Wars now centers on a female Jedi, Black Panther brought a dynamic array of female characters to the MCU, and there is the first female Doctor since the character's 1963 debut. Women-owned companies like Jordandené and subscription boxes like FanMail provide female-fan-forward fashion and merchandising opportunities that didn't exist a decade ago. Online commentary from sites like SYFYFangrrls, fangirl-run podcasts, and events like GeekGirlCon continue to successfully challenge the notion that fandom is a male-dominated space. So why are women still having to prove themselves as consumers and community members, as well as pop culture enthusiasts and producers? Why has the “fake geek girl” myth persisted? Join Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazon;co-founder GeekGirlCon), Suzanne Scott (UT Austin, Fake Geek Girls), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Complex, Shadow of the Batgirl), Britta Lundin (Ship It,Riverdale), Rose Del Vecchio (FanMail), and Rebecca M. Davis (NW POC Geeks; Nerdlesque MC; GeekGirlCon), and C. B. Lee (Not Your SidekickNot Your Villain) as they punch holes in the sky for a dynamic, inquisitive, compassionate, community-building discussion exploring how far they've come culturally as female fans, struggles they still face as cultural critics and culture makers—and ways for us all to go higher, further, and much much faster.

Thursday July 18, 2019 4:30pm - 5:30pm 
Room 26AB

Game Changers: Women Entrepreneurs Rewriting the Rules of the Games Industry

Video games have changed a lot over the past decade, affecting platforms, playstyles, socialization, and many other areas. But the games industry and studio culture have been slow to change. This panel presents several women, each with years of experience working on successful game titles, who have decided to shape their own careers and reshape the industry they love. Leah Hoyer (Level Headed Games, Telltale, Xbox), Jessie Quinn (Leaftail Labs, Xbox, Bungie), Genese Davis (Omensight, The Holder's Dominion), and others talk about working in games and the future they see for the industry.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Room 5AB

Prism Awards: Diversity and Recognition in Comics

The winners of the Third Annual Prism Awards will be revealed in this part panel discussion and part awards ceremony full of fabulous fun! Founders Maia Kobabe(Gender Queer: A Memoir), Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics), and Nina L. Taylor Kester (Cartoon Art Museum/Queer Comics Expo), and judges Heidi McDonald(Comics Beat) and Mey Rude will discuss the awards and their emerging role in recognizing, promoting, and celebrating diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics and present the handcrafted Prism Awards to the winning creators. Plus, you never know what queer icons just might show up!

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Room 28DE

Painting American Gods

Scott Hampton takes the audience through the process of bringing artist P. Craig Russell's pages of American Gods to life on the comics page. Scott will also do a painting demo using traditional tools (pen, ink, acrylic paint). His work on Silverheels from Pacific Comics in 1983 is regarded as the first continuing painted comic. His credits include Batman, Sandman, Black Widow, Hellraiser, and Star Trek, as well as Magic: The Gathering cards. Also on the panel will be Jennifer Lange, who has worked as a colorist for Dark Horse's adaptation of American Gods.

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Room 2

Superstore

Attention, Cloud 9 shoppers! Universal Television brings NBC's hit workplace comedy Superstore to Comic-Con 2019. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless seasonal hires, together the employees tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters and riot-causing sales, as well as the varied complex issues facing the American working class today. Join your fellow Cloud 9 employees for a Q&A session with the cast and producers: America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Mark McKinney (Saturday Night Live), Lauren Ash (Super Fun Night), Colton Dunn (Parks and Recreation), Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians), Nichole Bloom (Shameless), Kaliko Kauahi(Raven's Home), and executive producers Justin Spitzer (The Office), Gabe Miller (The Office, The Mindy Project), and Jonathan Green (The Office, The Mindy Project).

Thursday July 18, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Crush: First Love, New Comics Talent

A new generation of LGBTQAIU comics creators are making a splash in the world of queer indie comics exploring their lives and diverse experiences. Prism Comics and Stacked Deck Press are featuring some of today's most talented emerging artists in their newly released anthology, Crush: First Love, New Talent. What challenges do genderqueer and gender nonconforming people face in finding love? How do asexual people approach romance? What complications can polyamory bring to young love? Moderator Tara Madison Avery (We're Still Here, Stacked Deck Press, Prism Comics board member), Viktor Kerney (Strangelore, Crush co-editor, Prism Comics board member), and Crush contributors Mike Ciriaco (WeHo TV News), Hayden Harwood, EJ Oakley, Rachel Gorman, Max Spragovsky(Woof Galaxy), and others will look at how first loves and other timely topics are presented in comics.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Room 28DE

Marginalized Voices in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror

Authors Rebecca Roanhorse (Trail of Lightning) and Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao) explore the underrepresented experiences of the Navajo Nation and mainland China through their works of speculative fiction. Listen to them and other authors discuss the widening scope of voices, perspectives, and representation in SFF literature.

Thursday July 18, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Room 4

Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium

Women in Comics Collective International is an organization that highlights the merit and craftwork of women and nonbinary people in the comic book industry. They host events around the country, including their own Women in Comics convention. In this installment of their ongoing panel series, they discuss how they maintain their career longevity within an ever-changing industry while ushering in a new generation of creators who will help broaden the scope of the comic book medium as a whole. Panelists include Eisner Award–winning artist Alitha E. Martinez, comic book historian and English professor Dr. Shamika Mitchell, digital painter and cover artist Sheeba Maya, illustrator and journalist Alice Meichi Li,educator Vanée Smith-Matsalia, illustrator and colorist Sara Gomez-Woolley, and moderator Regine L. Sawyer, the coordinator and founder of the Women in Comics Collective International.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Room 9

You Could Be Heroes: Harnessing the Power of Art and Media for Change

Today our world needs real heroes. Through example and practice, this panel empowers and harnesses the potential of fans and creators to communicate and inspire social good. Starting with a guided audiovisual tour of POC writer-director Andres Useche's collaborations with artist-activists like Ben Stiller, Paul Rudd, Woody Harrelson, and Jennifer Aniston as well as leaders like Barack Obama, the presentation will dig into how everyone, including underrepresented and oppressed folks, have taken a stand for themselves and for others. Learn about how comics, films, and transmedia can engage others and voice your calls for social and environmental justice, equality, and diversity. Includes short screenings, live performance, and Q&A.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

American Comics Made in Mexico

Peter Parker marrying Mary Jane? Galactus fighting a Latin American hero? Luis Gantus (writer, Aragonés between panels), and Adalisa Zarate (artist, Upper Deck) relate how American comics—and even manga—had some interesting “original stories” written and drawn in Mexico. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Thursday July 18, 2019 7:30pm - 8:30pm 
Room 26AB

Friday, July 19

The 2019 Black Panel

The Plot Against Static Shock: Are some banned Black creators deliberately set up by publishers? Yeah, it's like that, and that's the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it. I know you were expecting RUN DMC but got KC & The Sunshine Band instead. Well, Don McGregor (writer, Black Panther), Steve Geppi (owns Baltimore—yep, the entire city), and Greg Resse (journalist) love that song and are part of this year's panel. Wayne Brady (everything), Bill Duke (director and runner of red lights), andLakita Garth-Wright (writer, media consultant) will join them. Also joining the panel will be Darryl McDaniels, better known as DMC. It's like that, and that's the way it is. Look for some big surprises. Any spokesperson who makes a Michael Davis announcement and isn't Michael Davis is lying.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am 
Room 5AB

DreamWorks She-Ra and the Princesses of Powers, a Netflix Original Series

Join the Rebellion! Executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero(Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in a conversation moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior editor Patrick Gomez.

Friday July 19, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am 
Room 6BCF

Build a Better World Through Gaming: A Women in Gaming Panel

Sarah Hebbler (executive producer, Psyonix), Stephanie Thoensen (senior communications manager, Psyonix), Janessa Herrera (account manager, Online Performer's Group), Candela S. Rebot (founder/chief creative officer, Sparkd Studios), and Helen Theriault (store manager, Microsoft) are the panelists who will be discussing the ways to improve the cultural differences and experiences of women in the gaming industry. A Q&A session will follow the panel discussion. Moderated by Donnell Hilliard (assistant store manager, Microsoft).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Women of the Hollywood Art Department

Hear from a panel of talented women from the Art Directors Guild whose careers span a variety of design roles within the film and TV industries. They will discuss their professional journeys in the industry, how they envision the Art Department of the future, and the unique challenges they face as visual storytellers, creating distinct and wondrous worlds for today's most popular films and TV shows. Oscar-winning production designer Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Moonlight), art director Aashrita Kamath (Avatar 2 and 3, Kong: Skull Island), graphic designerEllen Lampl (Bumblebee, Jurassic World), specialist set designer Andrea Onorato (Avatar 2 and 3, Westworld), art director Erin Riegel (Birds of Prey, Captain Marvel), and moderator Kate Weddle (set designer).

Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Room 9

CBLDF: Take Pride in Comics

Why are comics and other literature centered on LGBTQ+ characters targeted so frequently by censors? What can be done to ensure these important books stay on shelves? CBLDF and a panel of creators, educators, librarians, and retailers discuss the challenges facing LGBTQ comics and ways communities can help overcome them.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Room 11

Fear the Walking Dead

Season 5 of AMC's Fear the Walking Dead saw the group on a clear mission: locate survivors and help make what's left of the world a slightly better place. Cast and producers will discuss this mission and the challenges they've faced as they head into the midseason finale on Sunday evening. They'll also preview what's to come in the second half of the season, returning in August. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, panelists include chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and Greg Nicotero and co-executive producer and director Michael Satrazemis, along with cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Maggie Grace, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Austin Amelio, Alexa Nisenson, Karen David, Jenna Elfman, and Rubén Blades.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Hall H

Feminist Comics That Rock

Let's celebrate the diversity of strong female characters, authors, and publishers in contemporary kids' comics! Panelists include Raina Telgemeier (Guts), Peggy Burns (publisher, Drawn & Quarterly), and Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America), and Jennifer Holm (Sunny Rolls the Dice). Moderated by Candice Mack (Eisner Awards judge, Los Angeles Public Library). In conjunction with CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Comics in Mexico: A Rich History and Vibrant Present

Comics have been created, published, and read in Mexico since the 1930s. The history of Mexican comics encompasses celebrities, filmmakers, classic characters, and Mexican culture and folklore. Moderator Hugo Castro (Gamacon founder and CEO) and panelists Oscar Bazaldua (comics writer and artist), Luis Gantus(comics historian, writer and editor), Bernardo Guerrero (founder of Bazar del Comic), and Adalisa Zárate (cartoonist, writer and editor) will take a look at this rich history. They also will touch on the work of the editors who bring to Mexico great stories created around the world to the delight of Mexican readers.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

LGBTQ+ YA Graphic Novels

Panelists Rosemary Valero-Connell (Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me), Sarah Graley (Kim Reaper), Claudia Aguirre (Morning in America) and Lilah Sturges (Lumberjanes: The Infernal Compass) discuss LGBTQ+ in Young Adult graphic novels, from developing authentic visual stories to comics as a safe space for all identities. Moderated by Amanda Melilli (ALA Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table). In conjunction with CBC Graphic Novel Committee.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Steven Universe

Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but in Steven Universe: The Movie, he will face his biggest challenge yet. Moderated by self-proclaimed "ruler of the skies" Shelby Rabara (Peridot), hear Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz(Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), and series creator Rebecca Sugar talk about why it's more important than ever to believe in Steven. They'll answer your burning questions about "The Battle of Heart and Mind" special, perform a few songs, and present the worldwide debut of the official trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie.

Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Ballroom 20

Comics Arts Conference Session #8: Queer Latin American Identity and Comics: A Conversation with LGBTQ Comic Creators from Latin America

This panel explores the "formally queer" nature of comics and how queer kinship functions across Latin America and beyond. Stereotypical and hegemonic regional, national, religious, and ethnic factors throughout Latin America often erase or oppress individuals' identities that do not conform to patriarchal, Eurocentric, or heteronormative ways of being. For the comic creators participating on this panel, the LGBTQ community and their comics work provide an identity that feels more authentic than other traditional forms of identification. Sam Cannon (Louisiana State University Shreveport) and Camila Gutiérrez (The Pennsylvania State University) present brief academic analyses of and locate comics as a site of belonging for individuals who otherwise transgress borders, languages, nationalities, sexualities, and genders. MJ Barros (Corazón do Obsidiana), Barbara Perez Marquez (The Cardboard Kingdom), and Vicente Casanova(Noiso.Me) discuss their experience as queer Latin American comics creators and their processes of identification and kinship through sequential art.

Friday July 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Room 26AB

The Future of Film is Female

After a groundbreaking panel last year, Fandango and TCM correspondent Alicia Malone (author, Backwards & In Heels; The Female Gaze) returns to Comic-Con to conduct a new conversation about women working in genre film, the essential movies, the pioneers who paved the way, and the evolving landscape. Experts and filmmakers will give insights, discuss favorites, and share sneak peeks of their upcoming movies. There will be free movie tickets for select attendees who participate in Q&A.

Friday July 19, 2019 2:30pm - 3:30pm 
Room 5AB

“It’s Women Who Love Horror”: The Forgotten British Girls’ Comic

Misty was the groundbreaking British comic for girls that laid the way for women's horror comics. This diverse panel will discuss how, while horror has often been seen as a male-centric genre, it has always been driven by a huge female fandom and how the revival of Misty can once again pave the way for a new kind of comics. Moderated by journalist Rosie Knight.

Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Room 29AB

BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours

Discover your new comic book obsession at this panel! Hear from some of the most acclaimed and exciting creators in comics for a jam-packed, interactive panel featuring Kieron Gillen (Once & Future), Lev Grossman (creator of The Magicians), Lilah Sturges (The Magicians: Alice's Story, Lumberjanes), Carly Usdin (The Avant-Guards), Bryan Hill (Angel), Sina Grace (Saban's Go Go Power Rangers, Ghosted in LA), and Matt Gagnon (editor-in-chief, BOOM! Studios). They'll discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! with surprises for everyone in the audience. Moderated by Filip Sablik (president, publishing and marketing, BOOM! Studios).

Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Room 32AB

The Diversity of Star Wars

Despite taking place in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars remembered representation was important. From Rose Tico, Poe Damaron, Finn, Rey, Jyn Erso, and the cast of Rogue One, it only made the recent announcement of The Mandalorian so much more exciting. Special Star Wars actors, film critics, and cosplayers discuss with the founder of Positive Pop Culture/Persisted Media Group the coming of diversity for Star Wars and their hopes for the future.

Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Horton Grand Theatre

Legacies Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Legacies is the third installment of this supernatural series about witches, vampires, and werewolves. Legacies follows 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, daughter of Klaus Mikaelson, along with Alaric Saltzman and his twins at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted as they come of age in the most unconventional way. Returning for its second season in the fall of 2019, the series will pick up immediately following Hope Mikaelson jumping into the pit to save Landon and erasing herself from everyone's memories. Series stars Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shaghashemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, and Matt Davis, as well as executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Mathews, will give attendees a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From My So-Called Company and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, Legacies is currently available to stream on Netflix and returns this fall, Thursdays 9/8c on The CW.

Friday July 19, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm 
Room 6BCF

Creating For Change: Tackling Big Issues with Great Books

In this exciting era of comics storytelling, marginalized communities, voices, and topics are being brought to the attention of audiences everywhere. Creators Marc Andreyko (Love Is Love), Harmony Becker (Himawari Share, They Called Us Enemy), Regine Sawyer (Women in Comics NYC Collective), and additional guests will present a thoughtful discussion on the utility of sequential storytelling for stimulating meaningful debate and—dare we hope—change. Moderated by They Called Us Enemy co-author Justin Eisinger.

Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Room 4

You Do What? Women in Film Production

A woman's place is anywhere she wants on a Hollywood set! Ever wonder what all the titles mean in the end credits? Do you dream of making movies, but not sure how or where to start? Join a discussion with Kacie Kane (director of post production, Marvel Studios), Amanda Rohlke (producer, Nat Geo's MARS), Temma Hankin (unit stills photographer, The Invitation), Meg Wilbur (SFX makeup artist, ALIEN Anthology), and Stephanie Gangel (assistant music editor, HBO's Deadwood) as they explore all the ways to get involved in film and television. Following Q&A session moderated by entertainment publicist Brittany Sandler.

Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Entertainment is Female: A Conversation with Hollywood Executives

From the production companies that brought you Transformers, Deadpool, LEGOmovies, The Walking Dead, Lumberjanes, and Mission Impossible, women executives discuss how they are pushing for female representation in Hollywood while adapting comics and games to the big screen. Moderator Tiffany Smith (DC All Access) is joined by panelists Jeannette Francis (Bad Robot), Mette Norkjaer(BOOM! Studios), Nikki Baida (Genre Films), Grey Cusack (Hasbro/Allspark Pictures), Aubrey Lee (Lord Miller), and Sam Crawley (Skybound Entertainment).

Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Room 25ABC

Filipinx Voices in Podcasting

The hosts of Diverse Geeks in Focus will do a live recording on Filipinx and Filipinx American voices and the culture's effects on pop culture as a whole. Gemma Vidal(host, Diverse Geeks in Focus), Alix Catherine (host, Ready Set Geek!), Justin Quizon (Screen Rant, That Hashtag Show), Elaine Dolalas (host, This Filipino American Life), Earl Baylon (Tomb Raider series, Pangeekery), and JPG (CEO, Geek Say What? Network) address the Filipinx diaspora, telling their own stories, and how Filipinx voices neatly fit into geek culture.

Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm 
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Gay Geeks and Where to Find Them

Entertainment industry professionals Ted Biaselli (executive of development, Netflix original programming), Gordon Bellamy (CEO, Gay Gaming Professionals/visiting scholar), Michael Vogel (animation showrunner/producer), Rick Montano and Vinnie Ingrao (writers, CW Roswell, New Mexico), Cat Staggs (comic book artist), and Chandler Poling (White Bear PR) discuss how to turn your favorite geeky fandoms into flourishing careers, the challenges and rewards of growing up gay, and how being a member of the LGBT community influenced their work. Moderated by Chris Riley.

Friday July 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Creator Origins: A Candid Conversation on LGBTQ Comics Creation

Every hero has an origin story—the defining moment where they took the leap into greatness—and so do your favorite comic book creators. Moderator Megan Townsend (GLAAD) hosts some of the industry's brightest LGBTQ comic creators and LGBTQ-content publishers, in a tell-all panel where they'll recount their comics beginnings and their journey to stardom. Including Joe Glass (The Pride), Clive Hawken (Delver), Spike Trotman (Iron Circus Comics), and Ivan Salazar (comiXology).

Friday July 19, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Room 9

Breaking Borders: The New Chicano Popular Arts and Comics

The bilingual manager of the Athenaeum Arts center Danillea Kelly moderates a discussion with Claudia Dominguez (graphic novelist of More Than Money, her harrowing account of escaping to San Diego from Mexico City), William A. Nericcio (publisher of Amatl, an SDSU Publishing imprint), Mario Torero (Chicano artist, muralist, and this year's inductee into the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian), Joaquin Junco (young San Diego–based cartoonist for La Prensa, San Diego Free Press, and now assisting Chicano Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz on his award-winning syndicated newspaper strip La Cucaracha), Lalo Alcaraz himself (consultant on Pixar's animated feature Coco), and Paul Guinan (creator of the award-winning Aztec Empire, the comic of the conquest debuting in print at this year's San Diego Comic-Con). Chicano culture is American culture with a rich tradition of storytelling murals, art, cartoons, and comics. Chicano popular art isn't just in Spanish, it draws on the legends of the Aztecs, Mayan, and Inca mythologies and histories, creating what are actually indigenous artforms. Recently there's been a great deal of controversy in the news regarding the crossing of borders, Latino migrants, Central American refugees, and who does and does not qualify to live in America. Chicano art and comics remind people that this popular culture owes its power to the melding of influences and traditions that in combination preserve this uniquely American popular culture.

Friday July 19, 2019 6:30pm - 7:30pm 
Room 8

Preacher

Executive producer Seth Rogen and cast celebrate the beginning of The End. As AMC's Preacher inches closer to the series finale, God's endgame for the universe begins to click into place. Trapped between heavenly prophecies, hellish prisons, and all-out nuclear war, Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy make their bloody way to the Most High. Whether they can reach God in time—or whether all this carnage is part of His divine plan—will soon be revealed as Preacher barrels toward the end of the world. Moderated by Terri Schwartz (IGN), panelists will dive into past seasons that often pushed the boundaries with the most outrageous scenes on TV and reveal a sneak peek at the final season, which promises fans of the comic book they're going out with a bang!

Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Hall H

Queer Fear

The queer community has had a long history with the horror genre, from “coding” within the Universal monster classics to the oft-cited A Nightmare on Elm Street 2and beyond. Does a queer horror genre exist, and if so, what makes it different from mainstream horror? Furthermore, how does the current cultural and societal climate alter the lens through which we celebrate and connect to the macabre? Learn more from Prism comics and moderator/filmmaker Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Deathcember) and an array of panelists including Jane Clark (Crazy Bitches, Meth Head), BJ Colangelo (Powerbomb, journalist at Bloody-Disgusting, Day of the Woman), Sam Wineman (The Quiet Room, Santaland), Fernando Rivera(author of The Afterliving, writer/director of Where Monster Hides), Amanda Deibert (Wonder Woman '77, John Carpenter's Tales for a Halloween Night), and William O. Tyler (Ratboy, Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers)!

Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm 
Room 28DE

Your Hero’s Journey: Storytelling to Improve Mental and Physical Health

We all deserve to be fit and healthy, physically and emotionally. But when we feel depressed, anxious, or left behind by the traditional health and fitness industry, how can we begin to care for ourselves? Stories have been powerful aids for mental well-being throughout history, and physical and mental fitness programs that embrace storytelling as a motivating tool are just beginning to make an impact. Panelists Satine Phoenix (The Gilding Light), Sam de Leve (Callisto 6), Todd Stashwick (12 Monkeys), Edward Doty (Jukin Media), Christy Black (Hero's Journey Fitness), and Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions, UCLA) host a discussion of how storytelling, role-playing games, and the books, TV, movies, and comics we love can make a positive impact on our overall health. Moderated by David Nett (Starter Kit).

Friday July 19, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm 
Room 29AB

DisSDCC

Disability representation in media and fandom, discussion, and Q&A. Panelists include Shoshannah Stern (This Close), Nic Novicki (Easterseals Disability Film Challenge), Rachel Miner (D&D Live, Supernatural), Cindy Kapp, Kai Winchester, Emy Cook, and Lynn Gagne. Moderated by Tanya Cook (Always Keep Nerd Fighting).

Friday July 19, 2019 9:00pm - 10:00pm 
Room 28DE

Saturday, July 20

Women of Marvel: 10 Years and 200 Episodes

Celebrate 10 years of Women of Marvel panels and 200 podcast episodes! Hosts Sana Amanat (VP of Content and Character Development, Marvel) and Judy Stephens (producer, Marvel) and others will talk 80 years of Marvel history, what it's like working as a woman in comics, and the future of the industry.

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am - 11:30am 
Room 5AB

Batwoman Pilot Screening and Q&A
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city's criminal resurgence. But don't call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham's symbol of hope. Join cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Arrow, The Flash, Titans), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl). The cast includes Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black, The Meg, XXX: Return of Xander Cage), Rachel Skarsten (Reign, Fifty Shades of Grey, Lost Girl), Meagan Tandy (Survivor's Remorse, UnREAL, Teen Wolf), Nicole Kang (You), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage, The Sun Is Also a Star), Elizabeth Anweis (Twin Peaks), and Dougray Scott (Taken 3, Hitman, Mission: Impossible 2). Marcos Siega (You, God Friended Me, Blindspot) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer alongside David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Arrow, The Flash). Batwoman premieres this fall. airing Sundays at 8/7c on The CW and is based on characters from DC and is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Saturday July 20, 2019 10:30am - 11:45am 
Ballroom 20

Expanding the Black Comics Canon

Ezra Claytan Daniels (Bttm Fdrs), Ebony Flowers (Hot Comb), Alitha Martinez(Black Panther: World of Wakanda), and David Walker (Bitter Root) make comics that engage the Black experience in diverse ways. Whether Afro-futurist socio-horror comedy, literary fiction through the lens of hair, Wakandan adventures, sci-fi about the Harlem Renaissance, or queer supernatural stories, these contemporary Black comics rock! Calvin Reid, senior news editor at Publishers Weekly, moderates.

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Room 9

Tiki Art and Polynesian Pop in American Culture

Internationally known artists Shag, Bosko, BigToe, Susannah Mosher, and Devon Devereaux, mug designer Brandon Giraldez, and historian/writer Martin Lindsay discuss Tiki art and Tiki in pop culture inspired by the Maori of New Zealand and Pacific islander peoples of Oceania. Learn about ancient traditional Tiki through modern resurgent popular Tiki. Moderated by Tiki fan James Wasser.

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

The Women of Comic-Con

Yes, there were females at the earliest Comic-Cons, and they weren't all moms, girlfriends, or spouses of attending male fans. Several of the women who worked on the show in its first few decades tell stories about what it was like back then. Featuring Wendy All, Maeheah Alzmann, Robin Donlan, Beth Holley, Dina Kelso, Clydene Nee, Mikey Ritter, Brinke Stevens, Mary Sturhann, Janet Tait,and moderator Jackie Estrada.

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:30am - 12:30pm 
Room 5AB

Comics Art Conference Session #10: Conjuring Black Folx: Race, Space and Hoodoo in Contemporary Comics

How does the use of conjure or rootwork in comic narratives reconfigure identity, morality, and power? This panel explores how, despite its contentious nature, this folk magic has been a fruitful source of critique of the interplay of power and identity and sheds light on the shadowed spaces that still mystify our nation. John Jennings (University of California, Riverside) explores this folk magic as a symbolic narrative device in Jook Joint, Bitter Root, House of Whispers, and Bone Parish that boldly challenges the status quo in comics. Kinitra Brooks (Michigan State University) examines Black women's rootworking traditions via Harrow County and "conjure feminism." Stanford Carpenter (BCAF, Pocket Con) shows how nonbinary trickster figures in Juke Joint call the alignment of might and right into question by moving away from morality and centering the consequences of the struggle to survive and overcome.

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm 
Room 26AB

Enter the Star Trek Universe Panel

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon for the ages. Star Trek broke barriers then and continues to do so now, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life with its celebration of cultural diversity, scientific exploration, and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the Star Trek universe continues to thrive, exploring all new missions for Starfleet. CBS All Access invites you to join the cast and producers of its hit seriesStar Trek: Discovery and be the first to hear about two new upcoming additions to the Star Trek universe: the highly anticipated new series Star Trek: Picard starring Sir Patrick Stewart, and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. Star Trek: Discovery cast scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, and Heather Kadin, with series guest star Tig Notaro, who plays Chief Engineer Reno, moderating the conversation. Star Trek: Lower Decks will feature co-creator and executive producer Mike McMahan and surprise guests sharing an exclusive first look at the upcoming animated series. Star Trek: Picard cast members will come together for the series’ first Comic-Con. The panel will feature, Sir Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill,Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, and Heather Kadin.

Saturday July 20, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm 
Hall H

NBC’s The Good Place

From creator Michael Schur comes the critically acclaimed and unique comedy series about what makes a good person. Hear from the stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D'Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto and executive producers Michael Schur and Drew Goddard for a forking great conversation.

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

The New Wave of Latin American Horror Cinema

Panelists Victor Osuna (director, Las Reglas de la Ruina), Freddy Chavez Olmos(director, Duermete Niño), Mauricio Chernovetzky (director, Styria), Rigoberto Castañeda (director, KM31), Emilio Portes (director, Belzebuth), Gigi Guerrero(director, Culture Shock), Uriel Villalobos Alba (sound designer, La Posesion de Altair), and Isaac Ezban (director, El Incidente) participate in a casual chat about the past and the future of Latin American horror cinema. Moderated by Sebastian Fink.

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

Comics and Geek Items for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Blind and visually impaired people love comics, gaming, TV, movies, and all the sorts of science fiction/fantasy/horror artforms just as much as their sighted counterparts. How do they enjoy such things with little or no eyesight? Totally blind martial artist, competitive surfer, and unashamed geek Joshua Loya and actor/audio book narrator/writer Scott Brick will share available options for nonvisual entertainment. Panelists include Joshua Loya (champion surfer, martial artist, public speaker, and professional adventurer), Charles Constant (actor; studied with renown acting teacher Ted Liss in Chicago, and is currently participating in a two-year Meisner Technique program at the prestigious Baron-Brown Studios), Christina Stevens (audio description writer under Anna Capezzera at Deluxe; Christina has written for a significant number of titles, including Avengers: Infinity War and Endgame, Stranger Things, and Aquaman), and Scott Brick (American actor, writer, and award-winning narrator of over 850 audiobooks by bestselling authors, including Michael Crichton, Frank Herbert, and Isaac Asimov).

Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm 
Room 2

The Expanse

Calling all Earthers, Belters, and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer! The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home-thanks to help from the fans-as an Amazon Prime Video series. Be the first to hear about what's next for your favorite crew from the creatives and cast, and get an early look at what's to come when season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year. The Hugo Awardwinning series, based on the hugely popular science fiction novels, was developed and scripted by the Academy Awardnominated writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who executive produce season 4 along with Naren Shankar, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Dan Nowak. Shankar serves as showrunner for season 4. Panelists include: Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Naren Shankar, Ty Franck, Daniel Abraham,moderated by Kyle Hill (Nerdist).

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00pm - 1:50pm 

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

George Takei: They Called Us Enemy

In his brand-new graphic memoir They Called Us Enemy, the beloved actor, author, and activist George Takei revisits his haunting childhood in American internment camps, as one of 120,000 Japanese Americans imprisoned by the U.S. government during World War II. Experience the forces that shaped an American icon-and America itself-in this gripping tale of courage, country, loyalty, and love. You'll hear firsthand from George, as well as his co-authors Justin Eisinger and Steven Scott and artist Harmony Becker, about this dark chapter of our nation's history, its impact on Takei's astonishing life, and its urgent relevance for today's world.

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Room 25ABC

Your Childhood in Spanish

Se habla español! Meet Cristobal Orellana (Mexican Johnny, Hotel Transilvania), Beto Castillo (Mexican Dr. Strange and Mexican Maui), Memo Aponte (Mexican Andy, Toy Story), and Carolina Ayala (Mexican Draculaura) to learn how dubbing an American show or movie to Spanish is done, as well as the challenges the different cultures create for the actors. Moderated by Mylo Brizuela.

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

Westworld III

HBO's Emmy-winning series Westworld returns for its third season in 2020. Creators, executive producers, and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy and cast members Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright, will present an early look at the forthcoming third season of the drama series, a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the birth of a new form of life on Earth. Moderated by futurist Amy Webb.

Saturday July 20, 2019 1:15pm - 2:15pm 
Hall H

Women Rocking Hollywood 2019: Women-Powered Projects and the Push Toward Parity

There have been positive developments in the last year for women in television and film. Initiatives like the 4% challenge are making news, movies and TV identified as gender-balanced are getting ReFrame stamps, and companies like OWN, Annapurna, Netflix, and Sundance continue to expand opportunities for intersectional women, supporting great content in the process. Changes are happening, but are they happening fast enough, and how can industry insiders and fans help the forward momentum? Come see the inspired, talented powerhouse panelists of Women Rocking Hollywood 2019 share their perspective and talk about their exciting new projects. Scheduled to appear: Alison Emilio (director: ReFrame, advisory board: Horizon Award), Liesl Tommy (director, Respect, The Walking Dead), Gloria Calderon Kellett (executive story editor/producer, How I Met Your Mother; co-creator/writer/director, One Day at a Time), Catherine Hardwicke (director, Twilight, Don't Look Deeper), Cheryl Dunye (producing director, Queen Sugar; director, David Makes Man), Jen McGowan (director, Rust Creek; founder, Glass Elevator), Angela Robinson (producer/writer/director: True Blood, director: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women), and C Fitz (director, Jewel's Catch One, Queen Sugar). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (creator: WomenRockingHollywood, journalist: Cinema Siren website).

Saturday July 20, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Room 7AB

Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A

After spending time at Slabside, Oliver Queen wanted to give back to the city that he loves. Since everyone knows his true identity, Team Arrow worked alongside SCPD as vigilantes to help protect the city at all costs. However, last season led to Oliver finding out about Emiko, the bow-wielding assassin and ring leader of the Ninth Circle who also happened to be his half-sister. The season 7 finale saw them fighting for their lives-both in the present and the future. So, what will the state of Team Arrow look like in the show's eighth and final season? For answers to this and more, hear from the cast and producers at their final Comic-Con appearance, and be among the first to learn what this means for Oliver and the rest of his team. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will return to The CW for its final season this fall on Mondays at 9/8c. Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 20.

Saturday July 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:15pm 
Ballroom 20

Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass

A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam, Doctor Who), Betty Gilpin (The Hunt, GLOW), Ruby Rose (Batwoman), and Cobie Smulders (Stumptown) who open up about the power and privilege of playing women that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Hall H

Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Season 4 showed that truth, justice, and the American way are stronger than fear and hate, as Supergirl stopped Lex Luthor's anti-alien campaign with the power of the press, no cape required. As the world returns to normal, some things will never be the same now that Lena knows Kara's secret and the Monitor has arrived on Earth 38. Watch, like Leviathan, as new dynamics and relationships unfold for Supergirl and her friends and colleagues as their adventures continue in season 5. Hear from the members of the cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they'll discuss what's to come. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl 's fifth season will premiere this fall on Sundays in its new 9/8c time slot on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17.

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:00pm 
Ballroom 20

The Man in the High Castle

The fourth and final season of the Emmy Award–winning series The Man in the High Castle will premiere this fall. The final season will be rocked by war and revolution. The Resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion, driven by Juliana Crain's (Alexa Davalos) visions of a better world. A new Black insurgent movement emerges to fight the forces of Nazism and imperialism. As empires teeter, Chief Inspector Takeshi Kido (Joel De La Fuente) will find himself torn between his duty to his country and the bonds of family. Meanwhile, Reichsmarschall John Smith (Rufus Sewell) will be drawn toward the portal the Nazis have built to another universe, and the tantalizing possibility of stepping through a gateway to the path not taken. The series was developed by Frank Spotnitz (The X-Files), with Ridley Scott (The Martian), David W. Zucker (The Good Wife), Richard Heus (Ugly Betty), Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams), Daniel Percival (Banished). and David Scarpa (All the Money in the World) serving as executive producers for season 4. Percival (Banished) and Scarpa (All the Money in the World) are co-showrunners for season 4. Panelists include: Isa Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal, Frances Turner, and moderator Dominic Patten (Deadline).

Saturday July 20, 2019 4:15pm - 5:15pm 
Room 6A

Black Lightning Special Presentation and Q&A

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family return to the small screen this fall! At the conclusion of season 2, Lightning (China Anne McClain), along with her father Black Lightning, had seemingly taken down Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III), as he's exiled to a black site for lockdown. Lynn's (Christine Adams) desire to save the pods almost costs her her life, while Khalil's (Jordan Calloway) and Jennifer's (McClain) relationship seemingly comes to an end once Tobias pulled his coattail-or shall, we say, spine? And we can't forget Anissa, a.k.a. Thunder (Nafessa Williams), who continued to fight her way through Freeland's corruption. Hear from some of the series stars for a lightning round of a season 2 review and a tease of what's to come for season 3! In addition, this supercharged series stars Damon Gupton and James Remar. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning returns this fall to The CW on Mondays (9/8c), with the last two seasons available for streaming on Netflix. Black Lightning: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1.

Saturday July 20, 2019 5:00pm - 5:45pm 
Ballroom 20

Syfy and IDW Entertainment: Wynonna Earp

Saddle up, Earpers! SYFY's hit series and the 2018 People's Choice Award Winner for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show is back. Just because a mind-blowing season finale put an end to Bulshar and the Earp curse doesn't mean Wynonna's done kicking demon-ass or putting up one hell of a fight to rescue Waverly from the Garden of Eden. The cast and creators of the award-winning series, based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, will tease the upcoming 4th season and look back at the show's most hell-raising moments. Moderator: Kayti Burt. Panelists: Emily Andras, Melanie Scrofano, Katherine Barrell, Greg Lawson, Chantel Riley, Michael Eklund, Beau Smith.

Saturday July 20, 2019 5:00pm - 5:50pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

AMC’s NOS4A2

Based on Joe Hill's 2013 bestselling novel of the same name, NOS4A2 features Vic McQueen, a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx, a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland-a twisted place of Manx's imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Get a look at the making of AMC's different kind of vampire story with showrunner and executive producer Jami O'Brien, author and executive producer Joe Hill,and cast members Ashleigh Cummings and Zachary Quinto. Moderated by Clark Collis (Entertainment Weekly), panelists will discuss the transformation of Quinto into a 136-year-old vampire and provide a sneak peek into the final episodes of the season.

Saturday July 20, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Room 6A

Diversity in Writing: Women Writers and Producers Take Charge in TV, Animation, Comics, Games, Online

Award-winning diverse women writers and producers will discuss creating stories with strong diverse female characters across TV, animation, comics, and games; they'll also address the importance of diverse representation, getting started in writing, and their career paths from writing to executive producing top shows. Panelists include Nicole Dubuc (Star Wars Forces of Destiny, Rebels; producer of Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy; winner of WGA Animation Writing Award), Denise Downer (Marvel's Avengers Black Panther's Quest, Power Rangers: Beast Morphers), Keto Shimizu (DC's Legends of Tomorrow, executive producer and writer; Arrow), Silvia Olivas (Disney's Elena of Avalor, producer and writer; Moesha), Anne Toole (Horizon Zero Dawn, WGA Video Game Award winner; The Lizzie Bennet Diaries), Joelle Sellner (DC Super Hero Girls, Sonic Boom), and Gloria Shen (Disney Channel's Amphibia). Moderated by Kevin Winston, Digital LA, CEO.

Saturday July 20, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm 
Room 26AB

The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris's daughter Nora West-Allen, (a.k.a. XS). The stakes were higher than ever during the season 5 finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne's escape mean for Team Flash? For answers to this and all your other season 6 questions, come and see the cast and creators at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash will return to The CW this fall on Tuesdays at 8/7c. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.

Saturday July 20, 2019 5:45pm - 6:30pm 
Ballroom 20

SyFy’s The Magicians

Calling all Fillorians! Magic is back at Comic-Con with your favorite spellbinding millennials. Cast members Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran, andTrevor Einhorn, alongside executive producers Sera Gamble, John McNamara, and Henry Alonso Myers give you the exclusive scoop on the upcoming fifth season.

Saturday July 20, 2019 6:00pm - 6:50pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Black and Queer in Popular Media

Black representation has gained integral attention within the geek culture. However, Black Queer characters and stories continue to be limited or absent from the discussion. Prism Comics and moderator Viktor Kerney (StrangeLore, co-host of the MEGASHEEN podcast) and panelists Valerie Complex (Screenwriter, Entertainment Journalist), Eric Cooper (Knight Seeker, CEO of Black Label ComiCon), Eliot Sutler (BiNet, Bisexual Women of Color Collaborative) and William O. Tyler (Ratboy, Theater of Terror: Revenge of the Queers; Cinephiliaas they discuss a myriad of topics from portrayals of Black Queer people across media platforms to Black Queer contributions to the sci-fi, fantasy, comics genre.

Saturday July 20, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Room 29AB

DC Universe Series Sneak Previews and Q&A

DC fans, this is your Universe! DC Universe has established itself as the premium go-to destination for fans of all things DC, and they are just getting started! Spend your Saturday night with select producers and stars from DC Universe's original live-action and animated series and get the latest updates and sneak previews on Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Out in Comics Year 32: Tearing Down a Stonewall

The comic world's longest-running panel turns 32! With LGBTQ or LGBTQ-friendly creators as writers, artists, directors, producers, actors, entertainers, and journalists, what do their characters and creations mean for diverse representation, characters, and storylines on comics, film, and television? Just three weeks after the 50th anniversary of the of the Stonewall Riots-which changed the battle for gay rights forever-this diverse all-star panel will celebrate and spotlight creators, comics, and fans as they discuss the past, present, and future Out in Comics. Founding moderator and bestselling author Andy Mangels (Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Star Trek and Star Wars books and comics) again chairs the panel and welcomes panelists Justin Hall (writer/editor of Fantagraphics' No Straight Lines: Four Decades of Queer Comics, producer of the upcoming 2020 film No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics, and teacher at California College of the Arts), Maya Kern (artist of the Hearts Thorns and Scalesbook and the webcomic Monster Pop!, nominated for the 2017 PRISM Awards),Che Grayson (Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer for Image's Bitch Planet Triple Feature, IDW's Femme Magnifique, and Lion Forge's Noble), Alitha E. Martinez(GLAAD-award-winning artist of Black Panther: World of Wakanda; artist for Batgirl, NBC's Heroes, Riverdale, Iron Man, and more), Chad Michaels (RuPaul’s DragRace), Vincent J. Roth (writer, producer and star of cinema's first gay superhero films, 2004's Surge of Power: The Stuff of Heroes, 2017's Surge of Power: Revenge of the Sequel, and the upcoming 2020 film, Surge of Dawn), Chuck Rozanski (Colorado owner of Mile High Comics, one of the largest comic chains in the world, and nationally recognized drag queen and Imperial Sovereign Court Titleholder Bettie Pages), Brandon T. Snider (author of the queer-inclusive Avengers: Infinity War middle-grade books, and many Wonder Woman, Batman,Adventure Time, Peter Powers, and other young readers books), and Lilah Sturges (writer of the books Lumberjanes: The Internal Compass and The Magicians: Alice's Story; writer and co-writer of DC's Jack of Fables, Shadowpact, House of Mystery, Blue Beetle, and more). The panel will also include footage from WB's Batwoman, No Straight Lines, and Surge of Dawn, plus an all-ages trailer for the 2019 film festival Dirty Sexy Comics, a documentary by Robert Chandler. The panel will be followed by a brief Prism Comics Fan Mixer, allowing LGBTQ fans and allies to meet and mingle!

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm 
Room 29AB

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Come Join the Night Shift with the Nine-Nine! Universal Television brings NBC's hit comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine to Comic-Con. The hilarious heroes of New York's funniest police precinct solve crimes like only they can-with tons of humor and the heart to match. Featuring Andy Samberg, Melissa Fumero, Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Dirk Blocker, and Joel McKinnon Miller and executive producers Dan Goor and Luke Del Tredici.

Saturday July 20, 2019 7:45pm - 8:45pm 
Room 6BCF

Sunday, July 21

GeekEd: Esports, Gaming, and Playing with Gender

For generations, subcultures of gamers have fostered community and learning on college campuses and at Comic-Con. As esports, board games, LARP, and video games gain more mainstream attention, how can college campuses maximize the power of play to address issues of gender inside and outside the classroom? Panelists include Brian MacDonald (UCLA), Sarah Harker (UCSC), Aaron Trammell (UC Irvine), Cherie Lin (UC Berkeley), and David Surratt (University of Oklahoma).

Sunday July 21, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am 
Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Library

Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Now that the Gargoyle King has been revealed, The Black Hood is dead, and Hiram is in jail, can Archie and the gang have a normal senior year? Riverdale returns for its fourth appearance at Comic-Con to discuss the new mysteries of season 4, including the shocking finale flash forward and what it means for Jughead and the others. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Riverdale 's season 4 returns Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Riverdale: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 13.

Sunday July 21, 2019 11:45am - 12:45pm 
Hall H

LGBTQ, Mental Health, and Comics

Moderated by Lorran Garrison, the panel will talk about how comics, cosplay, video gaming, and other forms of pop culture foster mental health wellness of teens and young adults. More specifically, the panel will dive deep into the impact of comics and pop culture within the LGBTQIA community. Bullying and suicide ideation are two of the many issues the LGBTQIA community combats, and panelists will give advice and resources about coping with unsupportive families, finding/creating community, and ways family members can show up for their queer loved one. Lorran Garrison is a school psychologist student (San Diego, CA) with an early childhood development background. She has also been trained in parent education with Resources for Infant Educarers. Other panelists: Anthony E. Zuiker is the creator of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and co-founder and publisher of Zuiker Press. Tara Madison Avery is a publisher, cartoonist, and illustrator of Stacked Deck Press, specializing in LGBTQAIU interests. Dr. Janina Scarlet is a licensed clinical psychologist and founder/developer of Superhero Therapy, recipient of Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Award from the United Nations. Justine Mastin is a licensed marriage and family therapist and founder of Blue Box Counseling, which specializes in LGBTQIA interests and co-host of Starship Therapise podcast. Lara Taylor Kester is a licensed marriage and family therapist, co-creator of the Geek Therapy Library, and podcast co-host for Geek Therapy Radio.

Sunday July 21, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
Room 2

Diversely Geeks Discusses Representation in Media

Neisha T Mulchan (Diversely Geek CEO) sits down with Kevin Wood (DC and Warner Bros. artist) and Terri Lubaroff (Legion M COO) to discuss the importance of embracing diversity and changing the narrative.

Sunday July 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Artists' Loft, BarrioHaus

Women Below the Line

Panelist will explore gender roles of women in the modern entertainment industry. They will discuss their careers and experiences working in their various fields, focusing on success stories, and how to follow your dreams in the industry and creative professions. Moderated by Michelle Nguyen Bradley.

Sunday July 21, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm 
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

How to Ignite Conversations of Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Justice in the World of Comics

Panelists with a variety of backgrounds will share their stories of working on comics, films, television series, and games with a look at social justice and diversity, giving their thoughts on this topic and how current commentary on social justice and diversity have affected the comic book industry. Seeing ourselves in our superheroes shows us how we can be the best versions of ourselves in our own lives, and panelists will discuss if and how they see that reflection and how we can ignite more conversations about these topics in the minds of all who work and create in our industry. Moderated by Heather Newman (co-founder/CEO Creative Maven; host of Mavend Do It Better podcast), the panel features voice artists Mela Lee (Fallout, Fate/Stay Night), Jason Lewis (Superman in Justice League Action), James Mathis III (T'Challa in Marvel's Avengers: Black Panther's Quest), and Kellen Goff (Funtime Freddy and Fredbear from Five Nights at Freddy's).

Sunday July 21, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm 
Room 2

Diversity in Comics: Indian Superheroes Go Glabal!

Graphic India co-founder and creator Sharad Devarajan (Chakra the Invincible, Shadow Tiger, Astra Force, Baahubali The Lost Legends) will address globalization, East meets West, the new diversity and culture in comics, and the renaissance of Indian superheroes who are taking on the world. Graphic India will also discuss the future of Indian superheroes and their projects, including the animated series Baahubali: The Lost Legends on Amazon Prime Video and their new animated series Immortal: The Legend of Hanuman, as well as comic book projects including 18 Days, Avatarex, Ramayan 3392AD, Shadow Tiger, Devi, Empire of Blood, and many more.

Sunday July 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Room 28DE

Rebuilding and Reinventing the Modern Girl Through Stories

We're in a post–Wonder Woman and Captain Marvel world, well into a time where we all know that girls and women can kick ass and be strong protagonists. That girls can grow up to be president or walk on the moon, or be a queen or a superhero. But a lot of old stereotypes that still persist. How do we reinvent the new girl order to build new characters for the enlightened girl? How do we pay tribute to the heroines of the past while still looking toward the future? What's the difference between writing established heroines and creating your own? What do creators and fans want out of a powerful female protagonist? Panelists Cecil Castellucci (Snow White), Sarah Kuhn (Batgirl), Nilah Macgruder (Marvel Rising), Seanan McGuire (Spider-Gwen), Danielle Paige (Mera), and moderator Jenn Fujikawa (Star Wars and Marvel.com) discuss the challenges of building modern heroines in a variety of mediums for the modern girl.

Sunday July 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Diversity and Comics: Why Inclusion Matters

John Semper, Jr. (Spider-Man: The Animated Series, Fox TV Animation), Kinitra Brooks (Searching for Sycorax: Black Women’s Hauntings of Contemporary Horror, 2017 Bram Stoker Award nominee), David Walker (Bitter Root, Image Comics and Legendary Pictures), Stanford Carpenter (Black & Brown Comix Arts Festival), and Jazmine Joyner (pop culture journalist, Rotten Tomatoes) discuss diversity, visibility, and inclusion in comics and popular culture, moderated by Aaron Grizzell (executive director of the NorcalMLK Foundation).

Sunday July 21, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Room 4

Super Asian America

Whether it's tugging heartstrings in Always Be My Maybe, battling Tongs in the drug-infested streets of Warrior, or hunting down serial killers in Killing Eve, never have Asian faces and voices been so prominent in Western media. Join Racebending for our 9th annual discussion of all things Super Asian American, featuring Andrea Walter (Empty by Design), C.B. Lee (Not Your Sidekick), Wesley Chu (The Lives of Tao), Alyssa Wong (Overwatch), Jake Choi (Single Parents), and Vinny Chhiber (The Red Line).

Sunday July 21, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm 
Room 5AB

Super-Abled: Disability Representation in Comics, Movies, Games, and More

Diversity is bigger than ever in the world of superheroes and fan culture but there's one group that tends to be overlooked in the medium: people with disabilities. Travis Rivas (editor, Super-Abled Comics), Angel Giuffria (actress, Goliath,Green Lantern), Jay Justice (editor/co-founder of LGBT HQ), Trace Wilson(author, Uniquely Me), Sarah Tuberty (Disarming Disability podcast), and Jennifer Kretchmer (executive producer, cast member Monsters & Fables) take a look at how to accurately create fully realized characters while trying to avoid the stereotypes typically associated with disability while also discussing how to navigate the industry while having a disability, how disability can be a superpower, and about advocating for the disabled community at large.

Sunday July 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Room 4

Wonder Women CEOs – Female Owned and Operated Comic Publishers

One day a female comic publisher will be standard-until then, we have Wonder Women! All panelists are female owned and operated comic publishers. These ladies lead by example: Sandy King Carpenter (Storm King Comics), Enrica Jang (Red Stylo Media), D. Lynn Smith (Kymera Press), and C. Spike Trotman(Iron Circus Comics).

Sunday July 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Room 7AB

Buffy Musical Episode: “Once More with Feeling”

Let's end this show with a bang! The Powers That Be behind Whedonopolis, WhedonCon, and FandomCharities present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode "Once More with Feeling"! Many say 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 and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn't just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore!

Sunday July 21, 2019 3:00pm - 4:15pm 
Room 6DE

“Crazy” Talking: Fifty Years of Mental Health, Pop Culture, and Comic-Con

How has mental health representation in comics evolved over the past 50 years since the very first Comic-Con? Does mental health represent the next wave of diversity in comics, or is that just "crazy" talk? Russ Burlingame (ComicBook.com), Corrina Lawson (GeekDad.com), and others join forensic psychiatrists Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D. and Praveen Kambam, M.D. (Broadcast Thought) to discuss the state of mental health media representation and how a mental health/pop culture partnership can be a "win-win" for both the entertainment industry and people with mental illnesses. Moderated by attorney Jeff Trexler (The Beat, The Comics Journal).

View the full schedule for SDCC 2019 here!

Check out GLAAD's guide to LGBTQ-inclusive programming at Comic-Con 2019! | GLAAD

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