Saturday, July 24
10:00-11:00 Writing Animated Feature Films
The Writers Guild of America's Animation Writers Caucus once again sponsors a panel on writing for animation. Some of the most successful films of the last decade have been animated. But how different are they to write from live-action features? From television scripts? And what about direct-to-DVD animated features? The writers of some of the top animated features will talk about the process of creating those films, their interactions with the artists and the studios, and how they came to be involved with their project. Panelists tentatively scheduled include Alan Burnett (Green Lantern: First Flight), Darren Lemke (Shrek Forever After), John Musker (The Princess and the Frog), Dean DeBlois (How to Train Your Dragon), Wallace Wolodarsky (Monsters Vs. Aliens), and moderator Craig Miller (Elfquest). Room 6BCF
10:00-10:45 Chuck Screening and Q&A
Chuck executive producers and co-creators Josh Schwartz (Gossip Girl) and Chris Fedak appear along with series stars Zachary Levi (Alvin and The Chipmunks: The Squeakuel), Yvonne Strahovski (upcoming The Killer Elite), Joshua Gomez (Without a Trace), Ryan McPartlin, Mark Christopher Lawrence (The Pursuit of Happyness), Vik Sahay (Good Will Hunting), Scott Krinsky (The O.C.), Sarah Lancaster (upcoming The Good Doctor) and Adam Baldwin (Serenity) for their usual hijinks-a Q&A to discuss the upcoming season four (made possible by the devoted fanbase) and a special video presentation. Produced by Fake Empire, Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Chuck airs Mondays at 8pm ET/PT on NBC, and Chuck: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 7. Ballroom 20
10:30-11:30 Film Illustrations, Storyboards, Concept Art: The Art Behind the Images
Meet the pros who use their artistic talents to create the visual magic that producers, directors, writers, and production designers depend on to create iconic images. Panelists include moderator Len Morganti (The Twilight Saga: New Moon), Harrison Ellenshaw (Tron Legacy), Dave Lowery (Cowboys and Aliens), Simeon Wilkins (Hellboy), Tim Burgard (2012), and person (How to Train Your Dragon). Room 24ABC
11:00-11:45 Family Guy
A freakin' sweet discussion on all things Family Guy with Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and others. And don't miss never-before-seen clips of the Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi parody. Ballroom 20
11:00-12:00 Hollywood and Ghost Recon Join Forces
Little Minx, a company of Ridley Scott and Associates (RSA), presents Oscar-winning director François Alaux (Logorama), associate producer and technical advisor to all RSA films Harry Humphries, and a feature actor from the short film, who will be joined by Tom Clancy 's Ghost Recon: Future Solider video game studio associate producer in a panel discussing the upcoming short film, as well as connections between the film and the game. Attendees will be treated to the world premiere debut of the film trailer, as well as a live demo of the upcoming video game. Room 25ABC
11:15-12:15 The Event: World-Premiere Pilot Screening and Q&A with Cast and Producers
Debuting on NBC this fall, the highly anticipated conspiracy thriller The Event follows an unlikely hero who gets entangled in one of the government's biggest cover-up operations that could ultimately change the fate of mankind. Be the first to watch the pilot episode. Moderated by E! News' Kristin Dos Santos, participate in a Q&A session with the cast: Jason Ritter (The Class), Blair Underwood (In Treatment), Laura Innes (ER: And In the End...), Sarah Roemer (Fired Up), Zeljko Ivanek (In Bruges), Ian Anthony Dale (Tekken), and the producers: Evan Katz (24), Steve Stark (Medium: You Give Me Fever), Jeffrey Reiner (Trauma: 13), Nick Wauters (The 4400: Audrey Parker's Come and Gone), and James Wong (Dragonball Evolution). Room 6A
11:15-12:15 Marvel: Cup O' Joe
This is it, Mighty Marvel fans-the no-holds-barred, anything-goes, full-of-surprises panel you've waited for all year! Marvel's EEK (editor-in-chief) and CCO Joe Quesada takes on all questions, shocks the audience with jaw-dropping announcements, and keeps you guessing with surprise guests. You never know who will show up, but you better be here, because this is the panel that everyone will be talking about! Room 6BCF
11:45-12:30 The Cleveland Show
Join the cast and producers of The Cleveland Show for a sneak peek at Season Two, a live table read of one act of Cleveland's upcoming trip to Comic-Con, and an audience Q&A session featuring Seth MacFarlane, Mike Henry, Richard Appel, Sanaa Lathan, and Kevin Michael Richardson. Ballroom 20
11:45-1:15 Warner Bros.: Green Lantern, Sucker Punch!, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II
Warner Bros. showcases three eagerly awaited upcoming new films in this Hall H presentation!
Green Lantern - Get a first look at the upcoming sci-fi action adventure Green Lantern, directed by Martin Campbell. Green Lantern is an epic adventure that crosses galaxies to bring to life the legendary Silver Age superhero Hal Jordan, who is chosen by the ring itself to become the first human member of the Green Lantern Corps and take on the vast and powerful Parallax as it threatens to destroy the world. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan, Blake Lively as Carol Ferris, Peter Sarsgaard as Dr. Hector Hammond, and Mark Strong as Sinestro.
Sucker Punch! - Fasten your seatbelt for a sneak peek at the dark action fantasy Sucker Punch!, from director Zack Snyder, who previewed his films 300 and Watchmen at past Comic-Cons. A group of young girls escape the dark reality of their lives through their vivid imagination, which takes them to various fantasy locations in different realms. The ensemble cast features Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Vanessa Hudgens, Carla Gugino, Jena Malone, Jamie Chung, and Jon Hamm.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part II - Every saga has a final chapter. Kick off the year of Harry Potter with a first look at the coming screen adaptation of J.K. Rowling 's final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, with a program created just for Comic-Con fans. One way. One hero. One destiny. Don't miss it!
12:00-1:00 The Venture Bros.
Creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer host a laissez-faire chat about-what else?- The Venture Bros. They'll be joined by Patrick Warburton (voice of Brock Samson) and James Urbaniak (voice of Dr. Venture) as they screen sneak preview clips from the upcoming season, shamelessly plug their new DVD and line of action figures, and take questions from the audience. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront
12:30-1:30 Costume Designers and Costume Illustrators: Designing for Feature Films
Costume Designers work in collaboration with Directors, Production Designers, Directors of Photography and Actors in creating fantastic and memorable stories told via moving images. Characters created by writers and Comic Book Illustrators are made real for the screen via the artistry of Costume Designers. Meet the men and women who are the Costume Designers & Costume Illustrators on this year's blockbuster films. Moderator Susan Nininger, Costume Designer (Bodyguard), and Member of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, hosts Costume Designers and Illustrators from CDG, local 892: Michael Wilkinson and Phillip Boutte Jr. (Jonah Hex), Christine Bieselin Clark (Co-Designer, Tron Legacy) , Ha Phong Nguyen (Priest), Laura Jean Shannon (Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World), and Shawnelle Cherry (10,000 Days). Room 5AB
12:30-1:30 Comics Across all Media
Paul Feig (creator of Freaks and Geeks), Chip Kidd (Shazam!: The Golden Age of the World's Mightiest Mortal), Whitney Matheson (USA Today's Pop Candy blog), Brad Meltzer (The Inner Circle), and Michael E. Uslan (The Dark Knight) are five superstars who make headlines in television, the graphic arts, journalism, novels, and film. But they all have comics in common. As they reunite for another visit, join them for a discussion of all things nerd. It'll be like a 21st century Breakfast Club -- but with even better references. Moderated by audiobook star Scott Brick (The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant). Room 24ABC
Celebrate Futurama 's triumphant re-return to the airwaves! World-premiere footage will offer an exciting and informative glimpse of Comic-Con in the year 3010. Panelists include executive producers Matt Groening and David X. Cohen, cast members Billy West, John DiMaggio, Katey Sagal, and Maurice LaMarche, director Crystal Chesney-Thompson, writers Ken Keeler and Patric M. Verrone, and animation producer Claudia Katz. Ballroom 20
1:00-2:00 The Write Stuff: Creating Genre Television
An incredible insider look at the making of genre television from the scribes behind some of today's hottest shows who share their candid thoughts on how to make the series we love (and sometimes loathe)...and beyond. Featuring Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman: The Accidental Occidental Conception), Gabrielle G. Stanton (Castle: A Death in the Family), Jesse Alexander (Heroes: Villains), Jose Molina (Castle: Vampire Weekend), Robert Hewitt Wolfe (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Call to Arms), Charles Murray (V: Welcome to the War), Sarah Watson (Parenthood: Perchance to Dream), Ashley Miller (Casualty: Blame), Steven Kriozere (V.I.P.: 21 Val Street), Steven Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and Mark A. Altman (Castle: A Death in the Family). Moderated by Creative Screenwriting's Jeff Goldsmith. Room 8
Walk on the wild side at Syfy's highly anticipated Sanctuary panel. Moderated by Josh Gates (The Chameleon) and featuring Amanda Tapping (Helen Magnus), Robin Dunne (Will Zimmerman), and executive producers Martin Wood and Damian Kindler, you'll experience this revolutionary Syfy original series like never before. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront
1:30-2:30 Top Cow: "We Create" Multimedia
Top Cow founder Marc Silvestri (Wanted), president Matthew Hawkins (Alibi), and publisher Filip Sablik offer an exciting and lively multimedia presentation about Top Cow's plans for 2010 and 2011 in comics, film, television, and much more. Be the first to hear announcements and updates on film projects including Witchblade, Magdalena, (Alibi), Wanted, and The A-Team, plus announcements on new comic projects with creators including Ron Marz (Artifacts), Jeff Katz (American Original), and Phil Hester (The Darkness), along with surprise guests including directors, screenwriters, producers, and more! Room 9
1:30-2:15 The Simpsons
Now entering its record-annihilating 22nd season on Fox, The Simpsons has won 25 Emmy awards, has been the subject of a smash feature film in 2007, and has inspired an awesome ride at Universal Studios -- and Homer Simpson was just named the greatest television character of the last 20 years by Entertainment Weekly. Get insights into the daily doings of this series from creator Matt Groening, showrunner Al Jean, executive producer Matt Selman, and supervising director Mike Anderson. Ballroom 20
1:30-2:30 Overture: Let Me In
The cast and filmmakers of Let Me in, a haunting and provocative thriller written and directed by filmmaker Matt Reeves (Cloverfield), give the Hall H audience a sneak peek at this highly anticipated film. Let Me In is an astonishing coming-of-age story involving a young girl (Kick Ass's Chloe Moretz) and an alienated boy (Kodi Smit-McPhee) unlike any you have seen. Based on the bestselling Swedish novel Lat den Ratte Komma (Let the Right One in) by John Ajvide Lindqvist and the highly acclaimed film of the same name, Let Me in takes audiences straight to the troubled heart of adolescent longing and loneliness. Academy Award-nominee Richard Jenkins (The Rum Diary) also stars in this exhilarating reboot of the beloved original. Hall H
2:00-3:00 Teching Out on TV
Featuring hit talent and producers/technical directors from top CBS shows, panelists will discuss the role that technology plays on each show, how the characters relate to and use technology, and how the stars themselves use technology. The panelists include Anthony E. Zuiker (creator and executive producer, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Pauley Perrette (NCIS: Rule Fifty-One), Barrett Foa (NCIS: Los Angeles: Callen, G), Kirsten Vangsness (Criminal Minds: Our Darkest Hour), and Richard Catalani (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Long Ball). Room 7AB
2:30-3:15 V Screening and Q&A
The cast and creative team behind this thrilling drama series about the world's first alien encounter make their return to Comic-Con. Actors Elizabeth Mitchell (The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause), Morris Chestnut (The Game Plan), Joel Gretsch (National Treasure: Book of Secrets), Logan Huffman (Lymelife), Laura Vandervoort (The Lookout), Charles Mesure (Boogeyman), Morena Baccarin (Serenity), and Scott Wolf (Go) join executive producers Scott Rosenbaum (Chuck: Chuck Vs Operation Awesome) and Steve Pearlman (Better Off Ted: Lust in Translation) for a Q&A session with fans and to screen a special highlight reel from the show's first season. From HDFilms in association with Warner Bros. Television, V will return midseason on ABC, and V: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall. Ballroom 20
3:00-4:00 DC Showcase Original Shorts Collection
Jonah Hex, Green Arrow, and Beyond!- Warner Home Video, Warner Premiere, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation roll out the next wave of DC Showcase animated shorts with the world premiere of Jonah Hex, an advance look at Green Arrow, and details regarding the upcoming compilation Blu-ray/DVD release anchored by Superman/Shazam!: The Return of Black Adam. Executive producer Bruce W. Timm (DC Universe Animated Original Movies), Jonah Hex voice Thomas Jane (Hung: Sing It Again, Ray or Home Plate), producer Alan Burnett (Batman: Mask of the Phantasm), acclaimed comics writer and fiction author Joe R. Lansdale, and writer/producer Greg Weisman (Young Justice) present a peek at three never-before-seen shorts. Room 7AB
3:00-4:00 NBC's Community Cast and Creative Team
The cast and producers -- Joel McHale (The Big Year), Chevy Chase (Hot Tub Time Machine), Donald Glover (Mystery Team), Yvette Nicole Brown (Repo Men), Danny Pudi (Knights of Badassdom), Gillian Jacobs (Choke), Alison Brie (Scream 4) and executive producers Dan Harmon (Funny People), Joe Russo (You, Me and Dupree), Anthony Russo (Welcome To Collinwood), Neil Goldman (Scrubs), Garrett Donovan (Scrubs) and Russ Krasnoff (The Soloist) -- are on hand for an animated discussion and Q&A session about what's in store for viewers this fall. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront
3:15-4:15 No Ordinary Family: Exclusive Premiere
This is No Ordinary Panel! Michael Chiklis (The Shield: Family Meeting), Julie Benz (The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day), and executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Jon Harmon Feldman (Dirty Sexy Money: The Unexpected Arrival), and David Semel (The Cleaner: Pilot) present an exclusive screening of the new ABC series 15 No Ordinary Family. After the screening, join them for a Q&A session and find out more about the superpowers that made this family go from ordinary to extraordinary overnight! Plus, everyone in the room will receive a surprise. Room 6A
3:15-4:15 Fringe Screening and Q&A
Fringe returns to Comic-Con as Lance Reddick and Blair Brown make their first appearance at the convention, joining fellow series stars Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, John Noble, and Jasika Nicole plus executive producers Jeff Pinkner and J.H. Wyman for a Q&A with fans and an exclusive video presentation. Join the discussion of this critically acclaimed thriller, which explores the ever-blurring line between science fiction and reality, where hybrid monsters tear through sewers, thieves walk through walls and portals open to worlds unknown. From Bad Robot Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Fringe airs Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on FOX, and Fringe: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 14. Ballroom 20
3:30-4:30 DC Universe Online: The Next Legend Is You!
Superstars Jim Lee (Batman: Hush) and Mark Hamill (voice of The Joker in Batman: The Brave and The Bold: Chill of the Night!) join forces with the DC Universe Online development team to reveal the exciting backstory of this action MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) game. Jim, Mark, and key members of the development team from Sony Online Entertainment discuss how an earth-shattering chain of events will make you the key to the salvation or ruin of the DC Universe when the game launches this November. All attendees will receive a DCUO VIP Beta Key! Room 5AB
3:30-5:00 Warehouse 13 and Eureka
Don't miss two of Syfy's biggest hit series in one exclusive event. Catch back-to-back Warehouse 13 and Eureka panels, featuring Warehouse 13 's Eddie McClintock (Pete Lattimer), Joanne Kelly (Myka Bering), Saul Rubinek (Artie Nielsen), Allison Scagliotti (Claudia Donovan), and Jack Kenny (showrunner/executive producer) and Eureka 's Colin Ferguson (Jack Carter), Salli Richardson-Whitfield (Allison Blake), Neil Grayston (Douglas Fargo), James Callis (Grant), Jaime Paglia (co-creator/executive producer/writer), and Bruce Miller (executive producer/writer). Room 6BCF
3:30-4:30 Red Faction Armageddon: How to Build a Transmedia Universe
The biggest event in the mythology of one of the world's most popular video games is also a flashpoint in the launch of the Red Faction multiplatform universe. Get exclusive information about it and pick up tips on world-building and game concept development, along with info about the partnership with Syfy in this in-depth Q&A with creator Danny Bilson (EVP Core Games, THQ), Lenny Brown (director IP development, THQ), Hollywood's leading Transmedia producer Jeff Gomez (Avatar), Alan Seiffert (SVP, Syfy Ventures), and Erika Kennair (director, development, Syfy). Room 9
4:00-4:45 Screen Gems: Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D
In a world ravaged by a virus infection that turns its victims into the Undead, Alice (Milla Jovovich) continues on her journey to find survivors and lead them to safety. Her deadly battle with the Umbrella Corporation reaches new heights, but Alice gets some unexpected help from an old friend. A new lead that promises a safe haven from the Undead takes them to Los Angeles, but when they arrive the city is overrun by thousands of Undead and Alice and her comrades are about to step into a deadly trap. The fourth installment of the hugely successful Resident Evil franchise, Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D is again based on the wildly popular video game series and this time will be shot in 3D using the same state-of-the-art cameras created for Avatar. Writer/director Paul W.S. Anderson, along with the film's stars Milla Jovovich, Ali Larter, and Wentworth Miller, will be on hand to show you some stunning 3D sequences and answer your questions. Hall H
4:15-5:15 Marvel Animation: Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes
Enter the Avengers Mansion and become a part of the team! Celebrity voice talent introduce you to top-secret Avengers files, including never-before-seen footage and two full-length episodes from the all-new Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes animated series premiering on Disney XD this fall. The road to the Avengers starts here! Room 6DE
4:15-5:00 The Vampire Diaries Screening and Q&A
The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to take a bite out of Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Deathgames), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost: The End, Part 2: Enhanced), Michael Trevino (The Factory), and Matthew Davis (S. Darko) join executive producers/writers Kevin Williamson (Scream 4) and Julie Plec (Kyle XY: Bringing Down the House) to show fans a fang-tastic season-one highlight reel, followed by a Q&A session. This edgy, romantic drama quickly became the number one series on The CW in its first season. The Vampire Diaries director/co-executive producer Marcos Siega (Barry Munday) will moderate the panel. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries will return for its second season this fall, airing Thursdays at 8 pm ET/PT on The CW, and Vampire Diaries: The Complete First Season [5 Discs] will be released on Blu-ray and DVD August 31. Ballroom 20
4:30-5:30 Spotlight on J. Michael Straczynski
J. Michael Straczynski speaks (despite requests to the contrary) about his work on (and on and on) such comics as Superman (well, we guess it had to happen eventually) and Wonder Woman (at least they have the same fashion sense), his movies, including Shattered Union (shattered hopes that he wouldn't show up), Forbidden Planet (is that still going on?), and more he will be announcing here for the first time. Get the inside skinny on the writer's life from one of Hollywood's most prolific and hardworking writers (because you always have to work twice as hard when you don't know what you're doing). (Bob, very funny, just remember to edit this back to normal before uploading it to the Comic-Con schedule.) Room 6A
4:30-5:30 Spotlight on Terry Moore
Terry Moore (Echo) has been a fan favorite since beginning his classic series Strangers in Paradise in 1993. His hit series Echo has won fan and critical acclaim and will wrap up in early 2011. Find out what's next for Terry Moore as he heads toward The Echo movie and the 20th anniversary of Strangers in Paradise. The Q & A is not to be missed! Room 26AB
4:45-5:45 Universal: Paul and Cowboys and Aliens
Universal presents two upcoming films in this exclusive Hall H presentation.
Paul - Scheduled to appear for Universal Pictures' sci-fi comedy-adventure Paul are a who's who of film comedy. Director Greg Mottola (Superbad) will be joined by cast members Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Jeffrey Tambor, Seth Rogen, and Sigourney Weaver as they discuss the movie about two sci-fi geeks whose pilgrimage to Comic-Con ultimately takes them to America's UFO heartland. While there, they accidentally meet an alien who takes them on an insane road trip that alters their universe forever. Q&A session to follow.
Cowboys and Aliens -Director Jon Favreau discusses what's happening behind the scenes of Universal Pictures and DreamWorks' action-thriller Cowboys and Aliens, based on Platinum Studios' graphic novel. Currently shooting in New Mexico, Cowboys and Aliens stars Daniel Craig and Harrison Ford and takes audiences into the Old West, where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. Q&A session to follow.
5:00-6:00 Dark Shadows: The Classic Series, the Comic Books, and the Upcoming Film
Hermes Press celebrates Dark Shadows with a panel discussing the past, present, and future of the series. Join series stars Jonathan Frid (Barnabas Collins, via special video appearance), Lara Parker (Angelique), Kathryn Leigh Scott (Maggie Evans/Josette), with Jim Pierson (Dark Shadows) and Daniel Herman (publisher, Hermes Press) for a discussion and Q&A session. Room 3
5:15-6:15 Nikita Pilot Screening and Q&A
Comic-Con has gone rogue! International action star Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) stars in this sexy and suspenseful series as an agent who has escaped from the ultrasecretive and corrupt government agency that trained her to be an assassin...and then betrayed her. Catch a sneak peek screening of this action-packed thriller, and join Maggie Q, series stars Shane West (ER) and Lyndsy Fonseca (Kick-Ass), and executive producer Craig Silverstein (Bones) for an inside look at one of the most anticipated new shows of the fall season. From Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Nikita will air Thursdays at 9pm ET/PT on The CW. Room 6BCF
5:30-6:30 The Winston Effect
Creature and VFX luminaries discuss Stan Winston's impact on the art of character creation -- past, present and future. The panel will include messages from James Cameron and Tim Burton about a thrilling new Stan Winston endeavor. Panelists include John Rosengrant (Stan Winston lifer and co-owner of Legacy Effects), Shane Mahan (Academy Award nominated co-owner of Legacy Effects), J. Alan Scott (animatronic effects supervisor and co-owner of Legacy Effects), Alec Gillis (Academy Award-nominated co-founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.), Tom Woodruff, Jr. (Academy Award-winning co-founder of Amalgamated Dynamics, Inc.), Howard Berger (Academy Award-winning co-owner of KNB EFX), Van Ling (VFX supervisor), Alexander Álvarez (founder and president, Gnomon School of Visual Effects), and Matt Winston (actor and co-founder of SWSCA). Followed by a Q&A session. Room 7AB
6:00-7:00 War of the Worlds: Goliath
War of the Worlds: Goliath is an animated, 95-minute, battle epic set in a Steampunk 1914 Earth that has rebuilt and rearmed following the failed Martian Invasion of 1900. Set for release in early 2011, War of the Worlds: Goliath features voices by Peter Wingfield, Adam Baldwin, Elizabeth Gracen, Jim Byrnes, and Adrian Paul, among others. Producer Kevin Eastman (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Heavy Metal), producer/director Joe Pearson (Roswell Conspiracies), producer/writer David Abramowitz (Highlander), and producer Leon Tan screen footage from the upcoming feature, discuss the production process, and hold a Q&A session. Room 5AB
6:00-7:00 Marvel Studios: Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger
Producer Kevin Feige and special guests give you an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hall H
6:15-7:00 Human Target Screening and Q&A
Based on the DC Comics title, Human Target is an action-packed thrill ride about a mysterious private contractor who will stop at nothing to keep his clients alive -- even if it means literally becoming a "Human Target." The series moves to a new night this fall -- Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on FOX -- and executive producer Matthew Miller (Chuck) joins series stars Mark Valley (Fringe), Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies), and Jackie Earle Haley (A Nightmare on Elm Street) for a Q&A with fans and to screen a special video presentation. Human Target is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Wonderland Sound and Vision, DC Comics and Warner Bros. Television. Human Target: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD September 21. Room 6BCF
7:15-8:45 Kevin Smith
He's back! Spend a quiet, refined evening with the one-and-only Kevin Smith, who will no doubt solve all the bad things in the world for you or, at the very least, make you laugh a few hundred times. Hall H
8:00-9:00 Troma Troma Troma
Movie-making insights with irreverent filmmakers Lloyd Kaufman (Poultrygeist), Adam Green (Frozen), Adam Rifkin, Dennis Dreith (Creep Van), Darren Bousman (Mother's Day), James Gunn (Super), and moderator Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics). Troma Entertainment is Reel Independence! Room 8
8:30-10:30 With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story is a feature length documentary on Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee, the co-creator of Spider-Man, Iron Man, X-Men, Hulk and over 500 other comic book characters. Learn how Stan Lee rose from his humble Brooklyn beginnings to co-creating many of the world's most well known characters! Following the screening will be a brief panel with Stan the Man Lee himself, executive producers Michael E. Uslan (The Dark Knight) and Tom DeSanto (X-Men, Transformers), actor Lou Ferrigno (The Incredible Hulk TV Show), illustrator Jim Lee (Marvel, DC), writer Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics), Jack Kirby biographer Mark Evanier, and the With Great Power producing team of Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, and Will Hess. You won't want to miss this one! Room 6BCF
10:00-12:00 Kevin Smith presents Cop Out in "Maximum Comedy Mode"
Director Kevin Smith (Clerks, Chasing Amy) is on hand for the world premiere presentation of Cop Out in "Maximum Comedy Mode," the latest innovation in home entertainment viewing that showcases the comical stunts, improves, and hi-jinks that went into creating this side-splitting buddy cop film. Bruce Willis (Die Hard) and Tracy Morgan (30 Rock) star as bickering Brooklyn cops on the hunt for a stolen 1952 mint-condition baseball card, plunging them into a gun-slinging war with a deadly drug ring. "Maximum Comedy Mode" features Kevin Smith and Seann William Scott making onscreen appearances to guide Blu-ray viewers through the behind-the-scenes hilarity. Stop by for a bundle of laughs and a bucket of popcorn, courtesy of Warner Bros. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront
Dark Shadows was released May 11th, 2012 and stars Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Helena Bonham Carter, Eva Green, Jackie Earle Haley, Jonny Lee Miller, Bella Heathcote, Chloe Moretz. The film is directed by Tim Burton.
Thor was released May 6th, 2011 and stars Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins, Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Idris Elba. The film is directed by Kenneth Branagh.
Captain America: The First Avenger was released July 22nd, 2011 and stars Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell, Sebastian Stan, Tommy Lee Jones, Hugo Weaving, Dominic Cooper, Richard Armitage, Stanley Tucci. The film is directed by Joe Johnston.
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story was released April 27th, 2012 and stars Avi Arad, Sean Astin, Dick Ayers, Kenneth Branagh, Ian Bryce, Nicolas Cage, Gill Champion, Michael Chiklis. The film is directed by Terry Dougas, Nikki Frakes, Will Hess.