Welcome back! You’ve looked over the prime selections of Thursday’s San Diego Comic Con programming schedule and are back for more! Friday’s programming schedule packs an even bigger punch and just goes to show how massive a show this really is. But you knew that already, didn’t you? Let’s dive right in and get to what we think are some stand-out panels for Friday, July 10th!
We’ll just come right out and say it. Hall H on Friday is going to be a madhouse. Everyone you know will want to be in there because of the lineup, and chances are if you are reading this, you are nodding your head in agreement while trying to figure out how you can be in there yourself. Why? Here is the programming lineup:
16th Annual Animation Show of Shows
AMC’s The Walking Dead/AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead
Game of Thrones
Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors
If you are someone who wants to avoid all of that madness, here are some awesome panels you can check out for yourself!
Bob’s Burgers- Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The always-entertaining cast and creators behind Bob’s Burgers bring their Emmy award-winning animated series back to San Diego. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
Men of Cosplay- Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm – 5:00pm Room 14A
Chris Gore (G4 TV, PodCrash), William O’Neill (Lucasfilm, Hurricane Entertainment), Bernie Bregman (Nerds Like Us, Club Cosplay), Dave Turner (writer and actor in Trek: Isolation), and Steven Meissner (Solo Roboto Industries) highlight the men in the cosplay world and discuss cosplay from their perspective. Covering tips and tricks for cosplay, positive experiences, and more. Moderated by Ivy Doomkitty (Syfy’s Heroes of Cosplay, international cosplayer and model) with a Q&A to follow.
Disney Animators: The Power of 2D- Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm Room 24ABC
A luminary panel of former and current Disney animators spanning from Lady and the Tramp to Moana talk about the importance of 2D animation in the history of Disney, as well as the part it plays in guiding advancement of its future. Panelists are Willie Ito(Lady and the Tramp, Inkpot Award-winning animator), Dale Baer (Robin Hood to Moana), Randy Haycock (The Lion King toMoana), Tom Sito (The Little Mermaid, author of Moving Innovation), Adam Dykstra (Tangled, Tarzan), and Mike Polvani (Hercules, 2D Animation School founder). Changes in technology, artistic expression, and the value of cooperative interplay between 2D and 3D artists to create the best animation will be discussed. There will be a Q&A moderated by Leslie Combemale (Animation expert, ArtInsights Gallery).
Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra- Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am Room 25ABC
Come celebrate Nickelodeon’s Avatar universe with the brilliant minds who created it all: co creators and executive producersMike DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko. Mike and Bryan will discuss past storylines and tease the future at a panel full of surprises and behind-the-scenes stories.
From Novel to Comic to Film: Turning Books into Other Forms of Pop Culture- Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm Room 29AB
New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey sits down with his literary agent Kristin Nelson, John Nee (co-CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment and book packager), Paul Morrissey (Eisner-nominated editor, Jet City Comics), Jimmy Palmiotti (writer and owner of paperfilms), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Gary Whitta (Book of Eli) to discuss how popular novels are turned into comic adaptations and feature films. Get the behind-the-scenes and nitty gritty, from selling options to major film studios to working with visual artists and comic book writers in their adaptations. Hugh Howey’s novel WOOL is in development with Ridley Scott, and the comic adaptation and graphic novel are available from Jet City Comics. Gary Whitta is also adopting Howey’s novel SAND for television.
Orphan Black: BBC America Official Panel- Friday July 10, 2015 5:45pm – 6:45pm Room 6BCF
Stars Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Dylan Bruce (Paul),Kristian Bruun (Donnie), and Ari Millen (Mark and the Castor clones) and co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson look back at last season before filming begins on Season 4. Orphan Black Season 3 is currently on VOD. For those new to the Clone Club, you can also start watching the BBC America series by streaming the first two seasons on Amazon Prime or download the entire series from any of the major digital platforms.
Welcome to Night Vale: The Novel- Friday July 10, 2015 8:00pm – 9:00pm Room 9
Coming October 2015 from Harper Perennial, Welcome to Night Vale is the debut novel from the creators of the international hit podcast. Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor will give an inside look into the book and how it fits into the world of the podcast and live shows.
Beauty in the Beast- Friday July 10, 2015 7:30pm – 8:30pm Room 8
Entertainment designer and director Neville Page (Avatar, Prometheus, Star Trek, Super 8, Tron), shares his techniques for creating creatures and characters as well as revealing new techniques for makeup design.