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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Day Four (July 21st) Light on Horror but Includes Supernatural, Under the Dome, The Skin Trade, and a Few Others

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San Diego Comic-Con 2013: Day Four (July 21st) Light on Horror but Includes Supernatural, Under the Dome, The Skin Trade, and a Few OthersTwo weeks from now SDCC 2013 will be winding down; are there enough horror offerings to entice attendees back to the show for Day 4 (July 21)? With “Supernatural” kicking things off bright and early, we say, “YES!”

Also on the schedule for Sunday (traditionally the family-themed day of the event) are “Under the Dome,” an update on the adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s werewolf/PI/serial killer mashup novella The Skin Trade, a chance to build your own monster, surviving in a post-apocalyptic world, a Neil Gaiman Spotlight panel, a look at what’s coming from Diamond Select Toys, a how-to on creating suspenseful, exciting, anxiety-inducing stories, and per usual, a screening of “Buffy the Musical: Once More with Feeling” to close things out.

Since the horror offerings are so light, we’ve expanded our Day 4 highlights list to cover such topics as the future of sci-fi novels, the 50th anniversary of “Doctor Who,” censorship in comics, the yearly Starship Smackdown, LARPing, the CCI-IFF Awards, and our current favorite non-genre TV series, “Breaking Bad.”

DAY 4: SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2013
10:00am – Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human), return to Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the ninth season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Eighth Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 10. The ninth season of Supernatural will premiere this fall in its new Tuesday nighttime period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am
Hall H

10:00am – Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Join Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and special guests to see the premiere of the Emily and the Strangers FIRST animated music video and single. See and hear private, behind-the-scenes footage in the recording studio and “making of” the animation. Take a sneak peek at the new comic book Emily and the Strangers #3 by Dark Horse Comics and hear more about the making of this new series and how it comes to life with Emily’s new band. There will be time for Q&A, including updates on the development of the motion picture with Universal Pictures and Dark Horse Entertainment. Reger will be encouraging “audience participation” to get giveaways, so bring on your strange and show him what you’ve got!
Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 23ABC

10:00am – World Premiere of Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map
Everyone’s favorite Great Dane splashes onto the screen with a new, groundbreaking look that combines state-of-the-art puppetry with a cartoon sensibility. Witness the world premiere of this entertaining film along with panelists like Tony Award winner Stephanie D’Abruzzo (Avenue Q), puppetmaster supreme Peter Linz (The Muppets) and the voice of Shaggy, Matthew Lillard (Trouble with the Curve), as well as filmmakers David Rudman (The Muppets) and Adam Rudman (Sesame Street) and Warner Bros. Animation’s Jay Bastian as they reveal their magical visual techniques during a fun postscreening panel. Scooby-Doo! Adventures: The Mystery Map will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment as a digital download and a Walmart DVD exclusive on July 23.
Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am – 11:15am
Room 6A

11:00am – What’s Hot in Young Adult Fiction
Strong protagonists, engrossing romance, humor, action, and angst! Join authors for a Q&A session and chat about the hottest new titles and trends in YA fiction. Moderated by Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar and the Interstellar Time Warp) and featuring Rachel Cohn (Beta), Mark Frost (The Paladin Prophecy), Rachel Hawkins (Hex Hall Series), Tahereh Mafi (Unravel Me), Chelsea Pitcher (The S Word), Ransom Riggs (Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children), Veronica Rossi (Through the Ever Night), Rainbow Rowell (Eleanor and Park), and Emma Trevayne (Coda).
Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 24ABC

11:05am – Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards
The films have been shown, now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2013 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’s Gary Sassaman talks to this year’s trio of judges — Alex DeMille (winner of last year’s CCI-IFF Judges’ Choice award for The Absence), journalist Geoff Boucher (senior writer at Entertainment Weekly and the force behind EW.com’s CapeTown) and acclaimed award-winning actress Kathy Najimy (Sister Acts 1 & 2, Hocus Pocus, Rat Race) — about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.
Sunday July 21, 2013 11:05am – 11:55am
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

11:15am – Breaking Bad
AMC’s Breaking Bad creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan appears with the cast of Breaking Bad, including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, and Bob Odenkirk. In a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick, Vince and the cast talk about what it was like to shoot the final episodes of one of the boldest and most intense dramas on television and how they are preparing for the series’ final moments. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad season 5, premiering Sunday night, August 11 at 9:00.
Sunday July 21, 2013 11:15am – 12:15pm
Hall H

12:00pm – Browncoats Meet-up
Stop by the meeting room this year to hang out with Browncoats and hear some news from around the ‘verse. Wear a cunning hat. Who knows what could happen? There’s no better way to share your love for Firefly, and it’s a lot more practical than starting a fight in an Alliance-friendly bar on U-day.
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 29A

12:00pm – Build Your Own Monster with Oni Press and Friends!
Join artists Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin), Joey Weiser (Mermin), and others for a fun interactive monster-creation art battle! Kids of all ages are welcome, and every attendee receives free comics!
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 32AB

12:00pm – George R. R. Martin Discusses the Skin Trade Adaptation
George R. R. Martin, the New York Times bestselling author and the mind behind HBO’s massively successful Game of Thrones, discusses his novels, his projects, and the wicked new Skin Trade comic book series! His novels are the most anticipated releases in fiction, and the Game of Thrones series has captivated audiences worldwide. This is your chance to find out direct from the creative mastermind himself what twists, turns, and unfortunate ends your favorite characters are in for and why Skin Trade will make your skin crawl.
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

12:00pm – Science Fiction and the Future
From spaceships and aliens to medical tampering and secret military weapons, science fiction books have never been as varied and exciting as they are now. James S. A. Corey (the writing team of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck; Abaddon’s Gate), Jason Hough (The Darwin Elevator), David Wellington (Chimera), Mira Grant (Parasite), Daniel Wilson (Amped), and D. J. MacHale (Sylo) discuss their new books and the vivid visions science fiction has to offer, from distant space to our own backyards. Moderated by Margaret Stohl (Icons).
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 24ABC

12:00pm – CCI-IFF Award Winners Showcase
The winning films from the 2013 Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival are show again. Come see the very best of this year’s festival!
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Marriott Hall 2, Marriott Marquis & Marina

12:15pm – CBLDF’s Banned Comics Jam!
Celebrate Banned Comics with Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Chris Burnham (Batman Incorporated), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash), and special guests who will create live art, paying homage to the cartoonists, authors and characters who’ve created the great banned books of our time. Some of the greatest authors have been banned, from Judy Blume and Neil Gaiman to Alan Moore and Mark Twain. Join the CBLDF and these great creators as they talk censorship and make once-in-a-lifetime art about the banned greats! Get a chance to watch live art made before your eyes, learn about censorship, and bid to win the pieces made here to benefit the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund.
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:15pm – 1:45pm
Room 5AB

12:30pm – BBC America’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary
BBC America presents the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel featuring Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, An Adventure in Space and Time star David Bradley, and award-winning writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere November 23, on BBC America. As part of the celebrations in November, An Adventure in Space and Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who, with David Bradley starring as the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell.
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Hall H

1:00pm – Chronicle Books: Behind the Scenes of a Pop Culture Powerhouse
With several New York Times bestsellers this year, Chronicle Books’ unique blend of distinctive, entertaining publishing hits the right spot for both consumers and creators. Get sneak peeks at upcoming projects and meet editor Steve Mockus, designers Michael Morris and Neil Egan, and authors Jeffrey Brown (Vader’s Little Princess), Francesco Marciuliano (I Could Pee on This), Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art), and Michael McMillian (True Blood: Field Guide to Vampires).
Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:00pm – What’s Behind the Door? Fiction That Thrills
Whether the entity lurking behind the door is an evil spirit, a serial killer, an alien, an assassin, or the government, a great thriller will work you into a heightened state of apprehension, excitement, and breathlessness. Peek behind the doors with moderator Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy and authors James Dashner (The Eye of Minds), Allen Zadoff (Boy Nobody), Ann Aguirre (Outpost), Kami Garcia (Unbreakable), Eve Silver (Rush), and Br and on Mull (The Beyonders), as they discuss the art of creating suspenseful, exciting, anxiety-inducing stories that keep readers up well into the night.
Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 7AB

1:45pm – Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange and Sgt Fury 50th
Marvel Comics’ first wave of superhero creations in the 1960s have proven to have remarkable staying power and worldwide appeal. The Avengers, X-Men, Dr. Strange, and Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (which introduced Nick Fury) all celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. When Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko created the characters half a century ago, little did they know what they brought into the comics world. Since then numerous writers and artists have told the tales of these heroes, including Comic-Con special guests Brian Michael Bendis (Avengers and X-Men), Frank Brunner (Dr. Strange), John Romita, Jr. (just about every Marvel hero), and Roy Thomas, who was there almost at the beginning with Stan, Jack and Steve and contributed his own memorable takes on the Avengers and X-Men.
Sunday July 21, 2013 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Room 5AB

2:00pm – Keenspot 2013: Red Giant Expands to Consume the Earth
Pioneering webcomics publisher Keenspot returns for their giant-sized 13th annual Comic-Con panel with strategic partner Red Giant Entertainment in tow! Earlier this year Red Giant formally announced its revolutionary free print comic book initiative, the “Giant-Size” line distributing one million free copies every single week to stores across the country beginning in 2014, and this is the place they’ll be revealing new details on each title and the awesome creators at their helms! Plus, get the latest news on the Last Blood and Wayward Sons movie adaptations and much more. Creators scheduled to appear include Benny Powell (Wayward Sons), David Campiti (Exposure), Terry Keefe (Tesla), John Gallagher (BuzzBoy), Steven Parke (Medusa’s Daughter), David Lawrence (Sherwood), Thomas Fischbach (Twokinds), and Bobby Crosby (Last Blood, Marry Me). All attendees will receive a free poster!
Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 4

2:00pm – Witches and Fey, Monsters and Mortals
That vamp’s a tramp; this witch is a real bitch. Pixies will pinch, and the fey go beyond fairly frightening. The ghouls are ghastly, and we mere mortals are growing testy. Oh, and that creepy-looking fella is sprouting fur from his feet, and who knows “were” else! Jeanne Stein (the Anna Strong series) encourages S. M. Wheeler (Sea Change), Leigh Bardugo (The Grisha Trilogy), Brom (Krampus), Morgan Rhodes (Falling Kingdoms), Amber Benson (The Calliope Reaper-Jones series), Seanan McGuire (The October Daye series), Rachel Caine (the Morganville Vampires series), and C. Robert Cargill (Dreams and Shadows) to provide perspective on the monsters of myth.
Sunday July 21, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 24ABC

2:15pm – Under the Dome
Stars Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), and Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight), along with executive producers Brian K. Vaughan (Lost), Neal Bear (Law and Order: SVU), and Jack Bender (Lost), invite you to go under the dome as they discuss the television event of the summer about a small town inexplicably sealed off from the rest of the world by an invisible and indestructible dome. Based on Stephen King’s bestselling novel, the series follows “Big Jim” (Norris), the only elected official left under the dome whose abiding love for the town may be surpassed only by his desire for power; Dale “Barbie” Barbara (Vogel), an army veteran with a mysterious past; and “Julia Shumway” (Lefevre), the editor of the local newspaper who is coping with the disappearance of her husband, among other residents who are all struggling to uncover the mystery of the dome that has descended upon their town. They must come together to find ways to survive and work to ultimately rebuild their democracy from the ground up, while facing postapocalyptic situations. Follow them on this journey under the dome, where no one can hide and no one’s secret is safe.
Sunday July 21, 2013 2:15pm – 3:15pm
Room 6BCF

2:30pm – Safety Not Guaranteed
Dystopian societies, post-apocalyptic scenarios, enhanced (and deadly) abilities, and mysterious government branches make the future a not-so-safe place to be. Moderator Anna Jarzab (Tandem) joins authors Marie Lu (the Legend series), Gen Albin (Crewel), Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart), Margaret Stohl (Icons), Amy Tintera (Reboot), and Michael Johnston (Frozen) as they discuss what it takes to survive in the future worlds they’ve created.
Sunday July 21, 2013 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Room 23ABC

3:00pm – Spotlight on Neil Gaiman
Comic-Con special guest Neil Gaiman has crossed over into numerous media. From comics to novels, from kids’ books to animation, from television to movies, Neil remains one of the most popular creators in the world. Visiting Comic-Con this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his seminal comics creation The Sandman, he’ll talk about everything that’s going on his career right now.
Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 6DE

3:00pm – Steampunk Generations: Views of a Genre from Both Ends of Time
Hannah Vaca (high school student), C. J. DeAngelus (educator), William Swanson (electrical engineer), Greg Broadmore (Weta Workshop), Kim Hutsell (Starburner Galactic Courier Service), and Duane Matthews (League of S.T.E.A.M.) discuss perspectives of steampunk as a unique genre, and its attraction to participants a half a century apart. Join the panelists for this discussion moderated by Daniel Bissonette (president, Live Steam Railroad Association).
Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 24ABC

3:00pm – Diamond Select Toys: The Best of All Worlds
Chuck Terceira (director, Diamond Select Toys) and Zach Oat (marketing supervisor) preview upcoming DST products, including Marvel Select, Star Trek Starships, Universal Monsters, Batman, and a brand-new license, with a Q&A to follow.
Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:30pm – Buffy the Musical: Once More with Feeling
Let’s end this show with a bang! The powers-that-be behind Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More with Feeling as Comic-Con’s big closing event! 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, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 6BCF

3:30pm – Starship Smackdown Redux 3D: Ultimate Platinum Collector’s Edition
The greatest spaceships in the history of the universe converge in the ultimate conflagration for the highly-coveted Smackdown title in Comic-Con’s most scholarly and serious panel ever convened. Will the Starship Enterprise once again defeat an Imperial Star Destroyer? Can the Serenity make mincemeat out of the Battlestar Galactica? Can you get cell reception in the TARDIS? And will Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson once again suddenly show up to save the Spaceship of the Imagination from certain doom? The panel of expert spaceshipologists outwit, outplay and outphaser, starring Daren Dochterman (ST: TMP Special Edition), Chris Gossett (The Red Star: Rapidfire, Tales of the Jedi), Ashley E. Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), Steve Melching (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Transformers: Prime), Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise, ST:TNG Blu-ray), Kathryn Reindl (Twisted, Twilight Zone), and the Gene Rayburn of the stars, moderator Mark A. Altman (Free Enterprise, Femme Fatales, DOA: Dead Or Alive), along with some very special surprise guests. End your weekend the San Diego way with the geekiest and most beloved panel of all time in this or any other dimension, known or unknown. All new ships, all new quips.
Sunday July 21, 2013 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Room 6A

4:00pm – Everything You Wanted to Know About Live Action Role Playing… But Were Too Embarrassed to Ask
Live action role playing or “LARP” is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, and it’s growing into a huge global movement. Besides being an oft-misunderstood activity in movies and television, LARP is used for psychological research, military simulation, business training, and classroom education. Our panel of experts will explain the differences and similarities between LARP and cosplay, transmedia, ARGs, jeepform, and all forms of participatory, interactive, communal storytelling. They’ll trace the history of LARP and examine what’s going on with LARP in other countries, including the Nordic nations, as well as in America. With Kaza Marie Ayersman (The Larp Girl), Nick Baumann (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Dave Funk (co-founder, Larping.org), Ira Ham (Wyrd Con, LLC), Tom Miller (lead designer of Larping.org), and Lisa Schaefer (IFGS). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (Founder, Seekers Unlimited).
Sunday July 21, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 30CDE

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