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The Horror of Comic-Con 2013 - The Scariest Panels

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Comic Con hasn’t been strictly superheroes in a long, long time. We have scoured the schedule for this year’s event and have pulled out the dark, the bloody, the monstrous, and the ghostly panels that look to be right up FEARnet readers’s alley.


Paranormal Passion Panel

Authors discuss the inclusion of romantic elements in their action-packed novels. Protagonists must battle the forces of evil while trying to keep the world (and often their lovers) safe from destruction. Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy leads a discussion with Comic-Con special guest Christine Feehan (The Dark Series), Claudia Gray (Spellcaster), Aprilynne Pike (Earthbound), Lauren Kate (The Fallen Novels), Kendare Blake (Antigoddess), and Magnus Flyte (City of Dark Magic).

Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am 

Room 24ABC

 

Masters of the Web

Some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more with a special focus on the world of horror this year. Moderated by the director and writer of the upcoming Lionsgate film You're Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett. Panelists include Ryan Turek (ShockTillYouDrop.com), Evan Dickson (Bloody-Disgusting.Com), Grae Drake (RottenTomatoes.Com), Heather Wixson (DreadCentral.Com), Lawrence Raffel (FearNet.com), James "Jimmy O" Oster (JoBlo.com), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres). AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year!

Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm 

Room 24ABC

 

Dark Horse: (Super)Powered by Creators

The latter half of 2012 saw the return of two of Dark Horse's classic characters, Ghost and X, the appearance of new faces like Michael Avon Oeming's The Victories and Francesco Francavilla's The Black Beetle, and the reimagination a hero from yesteryear, Captain Midnight! Join Dark Horse publisher Mike Richardson, PR director Jeremy Atkins, and a cast of the industry's top talent, including Joe Casey (Catalyst, Sex), Francesco Francavilla (The Black Beetle), Duane Swierczynski (X, Two Past Midnight), Joshua Williamson (Captain Midnight, Masks and Mobsters), Tim Seeley and Mike Norton (Revival, The Occultist), along with comics newcomer Donny Cates (Buzzkill), for a look at an exciting new cast of characters!

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Room 23ABC

 

Ghost Ghirls: A Behind-the-Scenes Paranormal Experience with Jack Black

Hey Comic-Con! Jack Black is bringing his new quirky web series Ghost Ghirls to you. Ghost Ghirls follows the hilarious antics of two very blonde best friends, Heidi and Angelica, as they attempt to juggle their personal and professional lives-as ghostbusters. Each episode details the adventures of the funny duo as they work to solve the mysteries behind paranormal phenomena while attempting to convince their clients, some otherworldly visitors, and themselves, that they are legit. The show stars Amanda Lund and Maria Blasucci as the two paranormal investigators. It was created by Drunk History's Jeremy Konner, along with stars Lund and Blasucci. You will see exclusive episodes before they premiere online. Executive producer and comedic genius Jack Black will join the creators to ghoul-out for an interactive panel session, share the inspiration for the show, and answer questions.

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

 

Europa Report

At the movies, it seems there's so much science fiction, but so little science. Sebastian Cordero's Europa Report seeks to change that. The film depicts a near-future crewed mission to Jupiter's moon Europa, seeking evidence for life in an ocean beneath the moon's icy surface. The movie uses current science to tell a story of discovery and danger. This panel features the film's crew and cast, alongside scientists involved with a NASA concept for a real robotic spacecraft, the Europa Clipper, designed to investigate the mysteries of Europa, including whether it has the elements to support life. Participants include Sebastian Cordero (director, Rage and Chronicles), Bear McCreary (composer, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead), producer Ben Browning, and actress Karolina Wydra, alongside JPL scientists Steve Vance and Kevin Hand. The panel will be moderated by astronomer Dr. Phil Plait (Slate magazine, Phil Plait's Bad Universe). Space.com called the film "One of the most thrilling and realistic depictions of deep-space exploration since Moon and 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Thursday July 18, 2013 1:10pm - 2:20pm 

Hall H

 

Roman Dirge REBUILT

Earlier this year, Lenore creator Roman Dirge was almost killed in a Sunset Boulevard hit-and-run that left him lying in hospital with a shattered leg. After months of painful physical therapy, Roman is back-better, stronger, but not necessarily faster-and here to discuss his long road to recovery, his return to the drawing board with Lenore issue #8, and his fourth Titan Lenore collection: Purple Nurples (which will be debuting at the show). One-on-one interview followed by Q&A.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Room 28DE

 

TV Guide Magazine Celebrates The X-Files' 20th Anniversary

It's been two decades since FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully first partnered to investigate unsolved paranormal cases. The X-Files made primetime safe for sci-fi, and spawned a generation of hugely successful writer/producers. Somewhere, the truth is still out there. TV Guide Magazine Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider leads a panel that is scheduled to include Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, plus series creator Chris Carter and writers/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong.

Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm 

Ballroom 20

 

The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary Panel

Robert Kirkman discusses the evolution of The Walking Dead and his plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, in a lively Q&A forum.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:15pm - 5:15pm 

Room 6A

 

Creepy and Eerie REBORN and UNDEAD

Are you ready to experience the Creepiest of the Creepy? An evil assemblage of ghoulish creators discuss all things Creepy and Eerie. Artist Jason Shawn Alexander (House of Gold and Bones), Creepy writer and editor Dan Braun, producer Josh Braun (Button Man), and moderator J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet Comic Book Price Guide) discuss the influence of the original Warren Creepy and Eerie magazines relaunched at Dark Horse in hardcover archival editions, new comic books, and artist compilation formats. They'll also divulge details about the upcoming Creepy feature film. With very special guests and extra-spooky giveaways!

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm 

Room 24ABC

 

Spotlight on J. H. Williams

This award-winning creator on such notable works as Promethea, Batwoman, and the upcoming Sandman with Neil Gaiman talks about why he loves comics, moderated by John Bultena (Lecturer Merritt Writing Program, UC Merced). Visual presentation, discussion, and Q&A session.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm 

Room 8

 

Entertainment Weekly's Brave New Warriors

A new generation of heroes has revitalized television. These daring, dauntless young actors have fans swooning and critics raving. Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), and David Giuntoli (Grimm) discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.

Thursday July 18, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm 

Ballroom 20

 

Teen Wolf

Join cast members Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O'Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Charlie Carver, and Max Carver plus executive producer Jeff Davis for a Q&A as they discuss season 3 and share a special video presentation exclusively for Comic-Con fans. Moderated by ETOnline reporter Jarett Wieselman.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Ballroom 20

 

The Goon Kickstarter and Beyond with Eric Powell and Blur Studios

Back in November, legions of fans rallied together to raise over $400,000 to put together a story reel for the David Fincher-produced feature film based on Eric Powell's hit comic book series The Goon! Now, Kickstarter supporters and Comic-Con attendees alike will have a chance to catch an exclusive glimpse of this work in progress! Creator Eric Powell, Blur Studios owner Tim Miller, and veteran visual effects guru Jeff Fowler present an update on this crowdfunded full-length motion picture.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Room 9

 

Behind the Music with CW3PR

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 02:13PM

The original composer panel is back for a fifth consecutive year at Comic-Con! "Behind the Music" brings you closer than ever before to the musicians behind Comic-Con's favorite films, TV shows, and video games. This year's panel is placing a special emphasis on how aspiring musicians can find themselves writing songs, lyrics and score for some of most prolific and exciting projects around! The panel will feature composers Geoff Zanelli (The Lone Ranger); Robert Duncan (Castle); iZLER (Revenge); FM Le Sieur (Being Human); Chris Tilton (Fringe); Kevin Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and more! With special guest moderators Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and Janina Gavankar (True Blood, Arrow). Join us for an electrifying panel with exclusive giveaways for fans!

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Room 32AB

 

Showtime: Dexter

You've been there for every edge-of-your-seat moment, every kill, inside Dexter's most intimate thoughts, watching him transform before your eyes. Now, after eight amazing seasons, it's time to say goodbye to America's Favorite Serial Killer. Join the cast, writers/executive producers, and surprise guest stars who are too big to mention, for a final farewell panel that even Hall H can't contain! Ralph Garman (KROQ entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), David Zayas (Batista), and James Remar (Harry). Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, and Manny Coto. Satisfy your Dexter obsession all weekend. The new season of Dexter airs Sundays at 9:00 ET/PT only on Showtime.

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Hall H

 

Hannibal: Feed Your Fear

Emmy Award-winning executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Martha De Laurentiis (Red Dragon), and star Hugh Dancy (Agent Will Graham) reveal juicy morsels from behind the scenes of the groundbreaking NBC drama Hannibal. This feast of many courses will serve key moments from the first season as an entree, followed by a digestif of sneak previews of the second season. Not to mention a few surprises along the way. Bon appetit, Fannibals!

Thursday July 18, 2013 6:45pm - 7:45pm 

Room 6A

 

Horror Comics from the Monsterverse

A discussion of upcoming horror comics from Monsterverse featuring Bela Lugosi and classic undead monsters delivered with a modern twist. Learn of horror media projects from Scratch Lightning Productions. Sam F. Park (Monsterverse West Coast editor and Scratch Lightning executive producer) is joined by Hollywood concept, storyboard and Monsterverse comic artists Benton Jew (G.I. JOE) and Henry Mayo (Ted) and writer Ed Polgardy (From Dusk Til Dawn). Followed by a Q&A session and media presentation.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

Room 28DE

 

Horror on the Panelled Page

For five years at Comic-Con, Ain't It Cool News's Mark L. Miller has led a panel full of comics most frightening creators in a lively discussion on what it takes to incite horror and suspense in graphic storytelling. Join a star studded panel of writers, artists, and other spooky characters to find out what makes them scared, how they scare others, and what to do and not to do in horror comic books.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

Room 5AB

 

Zombies in Pop Culture

Max Brooks (Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z), Matt Mogk (Zombie Research Society), Steven Schlozman (The Zombie Autopsies), Scott Kenemore (Zen of Zombie, Zombie Ohio), Aaron Sagers (Journalist and TV host), Bradley Voytek (neuroscientist), and Jonathan James (DailyDead.com) discuss why zombies are so popular today. Join this expert panel for a Q&A session covering everything from the origin of the modern zombie to the deep-rooted fears it represents.

Thursday July 18, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm 

Room 7AB

 

Not Guilty Due to Zombification? Law and Forensic Psychiatry in a Zombie Apocalypse

During a "zombie apocalypse" humans play by a new set of rules-or no rules at all. Zombies kill humans, humans hunt zombies, and humans murder other humans-with no legal repercussions. But suppose the zombie apocalypse ended after eradication of the zombies or the discovery of a cure that rejoined the dead with the living. When society's laws are restored, what would happen if humans, zombies, and former zombies alike stood trial for their actions? Would any of them be found guilty, or would the circumstances of the apocalypse excuse crimes like theft, breaking and entering, misuse of a corpse, murder, and cannibalism? What legal defenses might apply? The forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought-H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D.-along with an attorney from Law and the Multiverse, James Daily (The Law of Superheroes), and attorney and professor Jeff Trexler examine the legal issues faced by a post-zombie-apocalyptic world. In a mock trial, the lawyers will be the prosecution and defense, the doctors will be the expert witnesses, and you will be the jury. Will the walking dead be found guilty or will they walk free?

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm 

Room 7AB

 

Toy Break Presents Indie Toy Secrets

Learn how some of today's leading independent toy designers have taken their ideas from concept to production and beyond. Find out how action figures, minifigures, plush characters, and resin collectibles come to life with the help of veteran toy makers George Gaspar (October Toys), Scott Tolleson (Stolle Art), H. Eric "Cornboy" Mayse (The Four Horsemen), and Jay Garcia (MANA Studios). Moderated by Ayleen Gaspar (Toy Break).

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm 

Room 32AB

 

Holliston: Inside the Laughs, Screams, Metal, and Geekery!

Creator/star Adam Green (Hatchet), cast members Laura Ortiz (Happy Endings), and Oderus Urungus (GWAR), director Sean Becker (The Guild), and fan-favorite moderator Alison Haislip (The Voice) discuss the inner workings of their hit television series (now in its second season) and explain the process of creating a sitcom specifically for horror, sci-fi, comic, and heavy metal fans. Including exclusive clips and the world premiere of series character "Lance Rockett" (Dee Snider, Twisted Sister) and his band Dyver Down's first original music video from the upcoming Season 2 finale, this just might be the most you'll laugh all weekend long. Q&A to follow the presentation.

Thursday July 18, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm 

Room 24ABC

 

The World's End: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Reunited

The director and stars of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz have joined forces for a third movie-and it's "Barmageddon," their biggest yet. As ever, they're as happy to be here as you are. So expect candid chatter and spirited surprises as they take the wraps off their new comedy, which Focus Features is opening nationwide in the U.S. on August 23.

Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am 

Hall H

 

Kick-Ass 2 and Riddick

Universal Pictures presents an all-star panel featuring talent from two of its highly anticipated summer films. In attendance will be stars and filmmakers from the action-comedy Kick-Ass 2. Attending from Riddick will be the action-adventure's star/producer Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6), along with actors Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Riddick's writer/director David Twohy (The Fugitive).

Friday July 19, 2013 12:15pm - 1:15pm 

Hall H

 

Warner Archive Collection presents Attack of the Killer Bs

The movies you hate to admit you love-and the Warner Archive unabashedly adores- get their overdue marquee moment as panelists shine the spotlight on some of the very best of the B-movies-all those quirky and crazed sci-fi, horror, and action films that transcend their B-movie-ness to become permanent fixtures in our collective imaginations. From The Frozen Dead and The Green Slime to The Hand and The Beast with Five Fingers; from Joe Don Baker waging a one-man war in Mitchell to Peter Graves leading the 5-Man Army in an impossible gold train robbery; these B's (and many more) will get the TLC they greatly deserve as part of an hour-long discussion of B- movies and the reasons we love them. Join ever-informed, fan-centric WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and D. W. Ferranti, super-critic Leonard Maltin, and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) as they delve into cinematic fun, revealing highlights from WAC’s upcoming slate of entertaining releases.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Room 24ABC

 

AMC's The Walking Dead

Series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Scott Wilson, and Chad Coleman join executive producer and showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the record-breaking third season of The Walking Dead and what to look forward to in season 4, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season 4.

Friday July 19, 2013 1:35pm - 2:30pm 

Hall H

 

The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter

Trust No One...but IDW to bring back The X-Files in a big way. This special panel will feature series creator Chris Carter discussing 20 years of the X-Files, the new Season 10 comic, and more. Along for the ride will be IDW's Chris Ryall and Denton Tipton, X writer Joe Harris, and a surprise guest or two!

Friday July 19, 2013 1:45pm - 2:45pm 

Room 5AB

 

Four Colors of Fear: Horror in Comics Past and Present

Throughout comics' storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In 2012 Dark Horse released its most ambitious horror publishing slate to date. Now, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers! Join Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie, along with Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash/Ex Sanguine), Paul Tobin (Colder), Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Station to Station), and others, for an exciting look at this year's most promising thrills and chills!

Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Room 23ABC

 

The Following Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a second year, this time bringing the bacon to Ballroom 20. Series stars Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Shawn Ashmore (X- Men: The Last Stand) and Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream) and executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) for a Q&A and video presentation.Season 1 left a number of casualties in its wake, including Jacob's emotional killing of Paul, the kidnapping of Agent Parker that ended in her death, and Emma's murder of Jacob. The explosive finale featured the highly anticipated face-off between Ryan and Carroll, ending in Carroll's ultimate demise and leaving Ryan's true love, Claire, hanging on for her life. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following's second season premieres midseason on FOX.

Friday July 19, 2013 3:15pm - 4:00pm 

Ballroom 20

 

Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Delving into Season 8 and 9 with Series Artist Georges Jeanty

Comic-Con special guest Georges Jeanty takes you on an intimate journey through the life of the Scoobys as they continued on seasons 8 and 9 of the cult hit show. Anyone interested in Buffy, this panel is for you! Georges will be discussing his almost 20 years in the comic industry and talking about working with series creator Joss Whedon with stories and a Q&A about how these seasons came together...and maybe a little sing-along!

Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm 

Room 26AB

 

Sleepy Hollow

Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider-Man 2) and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) unveil their highly anticipated project with an exclusive world premiere screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A with fans featuring series lead Tom Mison (Parade's End) and Nicole Beharie (42, Shame).

Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm 

Room 6A

 

Wolves

A sneak peek at David Hayter's directorial debut, the action werewolf thriller Wolves, followed by a Q&A panel with David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen) and stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) and Lucas Till (X-Men:First Class).

Friday July 19, 2013 3:45pm - 4:45pm 

Room 5AB

 

Celebrating Strangers in Paradise's 20th Anniversary with Terry Moore

Fan favorite and Comic-Con special guest Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, ECHO, Rachel Rising) talks about 20 years of living and writing with Francine and Katchoo. Terry is also sure to fill you in on the latest from his hit horror series Rachel Rising.Don't miss the opportunity to ask Terry about your favorite characters!

Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Room 23ABC

 

Falling Skies

TNT's Falling Skies, which last year ranked as basic cable's #1 summer drama among young adults, tells the extraordinary story about life and survival in the wake of a catastrophic alien invasion. Stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Collin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Conner Jessup, and Doug Jones are on hand for a Q&A session, along with executive producers Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman. In addition, fans will get to enjoy exclusive, never-before-seen footage from the upcoming third season. Wil Wheaton serves as the moderator.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:30pm - 5:30pm 

Room 6BCF

 

The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad Screening and Q&A

A new digital series from Divide Pictures and CW Seed (The CW Network's digital studio) for CWTV.com, The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad chronicles the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students as they search for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity. Join DiVide Pictures producers Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and Russ Cundiff (Ultradome), along with writers/directors/actors John Dale (Funny or Die) and Michael Hobert (Scrubs), as they present new episodes and answer fan questions.

Friday July 19, 2013 4:45pm - 5:45pm 

Room 5AB

 

TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites

UPDATED: Mon, Jul 08, 05:34PM

TV Guide Magazine returns to San Diego for its annual all-star panel. Moderated by president/editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV's hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Candice Accola (The Vampire Diaries), Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Henry Ian Cusick (The 100), Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution), Clark Gregg (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), Joseph Morgan (The Originals), Blair Underwood (Ironside) and others.

Friday July 19, 2013 5:15pm - 6:00pm 

Ballroom 20

 

Max Brooks: Zombie Survival and Extinction Parade Insights

Screenwriter and author of bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, Max Brooks is the world's leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! His new all-original comic book series, Extinction Parade, introduces vampires into that mix and gives fans a new race of the undead to fear and prepare for. Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks shares his insights into the rotting minds of the undead, discusses zombies vs. vampires, and fields questions from zombie-phobic fans!

Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm 

Room 7AB

 

Dark Horse: Joss Whedon

Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plotlines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here's your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much more!

Friday July 19, 2013 6:15pm - 7:15pm 

Ballroom 20

 

At the Drive-In with Metallica

Join all four members of Metallica, one of the most influential rock bands in history -- James Hetfield (vocals, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (guitar, background vocals), and Robert Trujillo (bass, background vocals) -- along with director/writer Nimród Antal (Kontroll) and producer Charlotte Huggins (Journey to the Center of the Earth) for the world premiere of the theatrical trailer, poster, and an exclusive preview of footage, followed by a discussion on the making of this groundbreaking 3D motion picture. Metallica Through the Never stars Metallica and Dane DeHaan and combines a bold narrative and a spectacular never-before-seen live performance of the band's most iconic songs created exclusively for the film, which will be released by Picturehouse in North America on September 27, exclusively in over 300 IMAX 3D Theatres, and will expand into additional theaters on October 4.

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm 

Hall H

 

Scream Factory in the Bloody Flesh!

Launched in June 2012, Shout Factory's Scream Factory DVD and Blu-ray division devoted to fan-favorite retro horror and sci-fi films has taken on a life of its own. With classic titles such as They Live, The Howling, and Lifeforce already out, Scream Factory is just the place for horror aficionados. Cliff MacMillan (Scream Factory DVD producer) and Jeff Nelson (Scream Factory marketing director) take you behind the scenes, introduce exclusive footage, and announce future releases. Also featured is special "Scream Queen" actress Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), to coincide with the Blu-ray releases of John Carpenter's The Fog and Wes Craven's Swamp Thing. Moderated by Sean Clark (host, Horror's Hallowed Grounds).

Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

Room 24ABC

 

Famous Monsters of Filmland: Stake of the Union 2013

Join Famous Monsters publisher Philip Kim and executive EDitor Ed Blair in celebrating the world's oldest monster fan magazine. This year will feature some of FMF's most monstrous announcements to date, including special panelists Frank Frazetta Jr. (son of the legendary artist), Jeff Moore (VP of ESP Guitars), August Ragone (author and Kaiju expert), Giorgio Tsoukalos (Ancient Aliens), and much, much more.

Friday July 19, 2013 7:45pm - 8:45pm 

Room 5AB

 

A&E Bates Motel

The Bates Motel is open for business in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will release new footage from the highly acclaimed A&E drama series Bates Motel exclusively for Comic Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Academy Award nominee Vera Farmiga (Norma Bates), Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Max Thieriot (Dylan), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the show's unique backstory and creation. Fans will get an opportunity to hear more about season 2, debuting in 2014 on A&E, and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. Moderated by Tim Stack from Entertainment Weekly.

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am 

Room 6A

 

The Ever-Changing World of the Paranormal/Fantasy Genre

Christine Feehan (#1 New York Times bestselling author) and Anne Elizabeth (award-winning author creator) discuss the ever-growing genre and subgenres of paranormal/fantasy. Join Christine and Anne for this Q&A session moderated by Sheila English (author, CEO of COS Productions, international speaker).

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am 

Room 5AB

 

Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Preview Their Upcoming Lineups

Clips and special guests from upcoming films Godzilla, Seventh Son, Gravity, and 300: Rise of an Empire 

Saturday July 20, 2013 10:45am - 1:15pm 

Hall H

 

Apocalyptic/Zombie: It's the End of the World as We Know It

Some of the best zombie and apocalyptic authors-including S. G. Browne (I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus), Matt Mogk (Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Zombies), Nick Cole (Old Man and the Wasteland), Peter Stenson (Fiend), Alan Averill (The Beautiful Land), and Rick Yancey (The 5th Wave)- discuss the threat of zombies, how they imagine the end of the world, and the art of writing apocalyptic stories, alongside moderator Aaron Sagers (MTV/CNN pop culture contributor).

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm 

Room 23ABC

 

Spotlight on Richard Kadrey: Before and After Sandman Slim

Comic-Con special guest Richard Kadrey discusses his work, from Metrophage to The Smurfs (yes, those Smurfs), to the Sandman Slim series to what's coming in the future. Join him for an interview about his writing (and possibly photography). The interview will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Saturday July 20, 2013 12:30pm - 1:30pm 

Room 8

 

Image Comics and the Genre Fiction Renaissance

In the Golden Age of comics, readers devoured comics of every conceivable genre -- western, romance, war, fantasy, and horror. Some of Image's top creators discuss the rise and fall -- and the new rise -- of genre comics and how they're revitalizing and revolutionizing diversity in the comics canon with titles like Fatale, Five Ghosts, Revival, Peter Panzerfaust, Rat Queens, and Ravine. Moderated by Ron Richards, with Ed Brubaker, Frank Barbiere, Tim Seeley, Mike Norton, Kurtis J. Wiebe, and Ron Marz.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Room 7AB

 

Live Forever: The Ray Bradbury Odyssey

Joe Mantegna (Criminal Minds), Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange), Edward James Olmos (Dexter), Clifton Collins, Jr. (Star Trek), Michael O'Kelly (executive producer/director), Scott E. Smith (picture editor), Shawn K. Clement (composer), James W. Speight (music editor), and Ugo Derouard (supervising sound editor) come together to explore the creative process of bringing the extraordinary life of Ray Bradbury to the big screen. Join panelists as they delve into his fascination with sci-fi, magic, fantasy, and toys, and explore his imagination and legacy.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Room 25ABC

 

The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A

From the executive producer of The CW's #1 series and Comic-Con fan favorite The Vampire Diaries comes The Originals, a sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago-where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City. Join executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), and Charles Michael Davis (Switched at Birth) for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So- Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air Tuesdays 8/7c on The CW this fall.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

 

The Video Game Culture of Zombies - How Dead Rising 3 on Xbox One Kicks Off a New Generation of Mayhem

Experts from games and pop culture join together to discuss how zombies have invaded our lives through every avenue of entertainment. From TV and books to video games – especially video games! At the panel, fans will meet Dead Rising 3 developers from Capcom Vancouver and see gameplay from the upcoming Xbox One exclusive launch title, hear from internationally renowned author and zombie expert Max Brooks (Author, World War Z) and talk about zombies in video game culture with Game Informer senior editor Jeff Cork along with panelists Mike Jones (Producer, Capcom) and Josh Bridge (executive producer, Capcom).

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm 

Room 5AB

 

Lionsgate - Featuring I, Frankenstein and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I, Frankenstein stars Aaron Eckhart and Yvonne Strahovski appear with film director/writer Stuart Beattie and graphic novel author/writer Kevin Grevioux. Plus, the cast of the highly anticipated second installment of The Hunger Games: Catching Fire comes to Hall H for the first time. Panel moderated by Fandango chief correspondent Dave Karger. Never-before-seen footage is showcased from both films. Includes Q&A opportunity.

Saturday July 20, 2013 1:35pm - 2:35pm 

Hall H

 

Grimm Season 3: Q&A with Cast and Producers from the Hit Supernatural Series, Followed by an Exclusive Trailer of NBC's New Fall Drama, Dracula

In season 2's shocking cliffhanger finale, we were left screaming for answers! What will happen to Nick Burkhardt now that he's a zombie? What do the royal families want with Nick, and what will Captain Renard's next move be? Will Monroe and Rosalee ("Monrosalee") take their relationship to the next level? What will come of Adalind's royal baby? Is Portland doomed? Join your fellow "Grimmsters" for an hour filled with wesen, third season themes, and of course, a Q&A session with the cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, Todd Milliner, and Norberto Barba.

Saturday July 20, 2013 2:40pm - 3:50pm 

Room 6BCF

 

Hellboy 20th Anniversary Panel

This year's Comic-Con marks the 20th anniversary of Mike Mignola's best-loved beast. Hellboy has achieved the status in the industry typically reserved for characters created 40 years before him. Following up on the first arc on one of his most popular miniseries to date, the all-new Abe Sapien ongoing series, and the continuing adventures of the supporting cast of the BPRD, this will be one of the biggest Hellboy panels to date! Join creator Mike Mignola and Dark Horse editor-in-chief Scott Allie, for an open forum on your favorite cast of characters.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm 

Room 4

 

Vertigo: The Sandman 25th Anniversary and Beyond!

This year Vertigo's flagship title The Sandman returns to comics in an all-new series written by Neil Gaiman (TheSandman)! Join Neil for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of this timeless series and an exclusive look at what is in store for the Lord of the Dreaming with Neil and his past and future legendary collaborators, Dave McKean, Sam Kieth, Todd Klein, and J. H. Williams III.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:15pm - 4:15pm 

Room 6DE

 

True Blood Panel and Q&A session

Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated True Blood kicked off its sixth season June 16 on HBO. The series follows waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Oscar and Golden Globe award winner Anna Paquin), who can hear people's thoughts and vampires Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) and Eric Northman (Alexander Skarsgård). Brian Buckner serves as executive producer of the series, which also features Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, Anna Camp as Sarah Newlin, Michael McMillian as Steve Newlin, and Rob Kazinsky as Ben. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ballcreated and is also an executive producer on the series, based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.

Saturday July 20, 2013 3:30pm - 4:15pm 

Ballroom 20

 

Behind the Scenes with Telltale Games' The Walking Dead Game Series

Robert Kirkman (creator of The Walking Dead comic series), Telltale Game's CEO Dan Connors, and Kirsten Kennedy (Telltale Games, producer) discuss the inspiration behind developing the critically acclaimed game series. Along with PlayStation's Don Mesa (director of product planning and platform software innovation, SCEA), the team will walk fans through the origins of the game, reveal details on exciting new gameplay features exclusive to PlayStation Vita, and include a little sneak peek on what's to come for next chapter of The Walking Dead game series. Q&A moderated by Greg Miller (executive editor, IGN).

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Room 23ABC

 

Being Human

Itching to know what goes on behind the scenes of Syfy's smash hit series Being Human? Give in to temptation and join cast members Sam Witwer (Aidan), Meaghan Rath (Sally), Sam Huntington (Josh), Kristen Hager (Nora), and executive producer Anna Fricke as they discuss what's in store for a larger-than-life new season. Moderated by Aaron Sagers, entertainment journalist (CNN.com/MTV.com) and geek culture expert.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm 

Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

 

The Vampire Diaries Special Video Presentation and Q&A

Making their fang-tastic fifth appearance at Comic-Con, the cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries vamp it up in San Diego! Series stars Nina Dobrev (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Paul Wesley (Roll Bounce), Ian Somerhalder (Lost), Candice Accola (Juno), and Kat Graham (Honey 2) join executive producers/writers Julie Plec (The Originals, Kyle XY) and Caroline Dries (Melrose Place) on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. The CW's #1 series returns in the fall for its fifth season, promising twists, turns and-of course-(love) triangles in this new chapter for our heroes, post-graduation. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and UltraViolet in September.

Saturday July 20, 2013 4:30pm - 5:15pm 

Ballroom 20

 

Lost Girl: Season 3 and Beyond

Prodigy Pictures and Giant Ape Media present a fae-tastic panel with cast members Kris Holden-Ried (Dyson), Ksenia Solo (Kenzi), and Zoie Palmer (Lauren), joined by Jay Firestone (executive producer) and Emily Andras (executive producer) for a Q&A session moderated by producer Vanessa Piazza. Get behind-the-scenes tidbits and the first sneak peek at Season 4.

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:15pm - 8:15pm 

Room 6BCF

 

YOE! Books: Pre-Code Comics' Worst Horror: Dr. Fredric Wertham!

Join the award-winning comics historian Craig Yoe, his pal Steve Banes from "The Horrors of It All" blog, and additional panelists for a lively discussion and Q&A session about the comics that gave you night terrors, before the U.S. Senate and Dr. Frederic Wertham shut them down during THEIR OWN reign of terror! Hi-jinx, fun, and thoughtful discourse will abound!

Saturday July 20, 2013 7:30pm - 8:30pm 

Room 26AB

 

H. P. Lovecraft and the Necronomicon: 75 years of Mingling Fact and Fiction

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the History of the Necronomicon, a short essay written by iconic horror author H. P. Lovecraft and published a year after his death. Since then, the dreaded tome written by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred has appeared in movies, books, comics, cartoons, art, music, and games. Although originally a literary hoax, hundreds of products bear its name today. Come explore the truth and legend behind the greatest creation of the 20th century's greatest weird fiction writer, and learn how and why the book and its creator continue to influence all aspects of culture. With Brian Callahan (owner of Arkham Bazaar), Mike Dubisch (illustrator of The Black Velvet Necronomicon: Black Velvet Cthulhu), Cody Goodfellow (writer, All-Monster Action), Leslie S. Klinger (editor, The New Annotated H.P. Lovecraft, 2014), Mark Kinsey Stephenson (Randolph Carter in The Unnamable and The Unnamable II), Bryan Thao Worra (Innsmouth Free Press columnist), and Brian Yuzna (producer/director, Necronomicon: Book of Dead). Moderated by Aaron Vanek (organizer of the H. P. Lovecraft Film Festival-Los Angeles).

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:30pm - 9:30pm 

Room 8

 

HBO Presents the Comic-Con International Masquerade

Ballroom 20 becomes a showplace of spectacle as fabulous original and re-created costumes crafted by our talented attendees are showcased on stage before an audience of thousands, with impressive awards and cash prizes bestowed to those deemed most outstanding by our guest judges. Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45, but the line will start much earlier! Tickets will be required for seating and will be given out free to those lining up near Ballroom 20 beginning at noon on Saturday. Any remaining tickets will be available at the Masquerade Desk near Ballroom 20 after 4:00. The Masters of Ceremonies will once again be writers/artists and Girl Genius creators Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio. Intermission entertainment will feature the Saber Guild performance group.

Saturday July 20, 2013 8:30pm - 11:30pm 

Ballroom 20

 

Troma: Return to Nuke 'Em High

A live and uncut discussion with panelists working in cinema and the film festival, with Troma president and creator of The Toxic Avenger Lloyd Kaufman, along with Steven Paul (Ghost Rider), Judah Friedlander (30 Rock), Pat Swinney Kaufman (New York film commissioner), Zack Beins (Atom the Amazing Zombie Killer) and Ron Jermery (30 Rock). Moderated by Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics). See clips from the Troma/Starz upcoming theatrical release Return to Nuke 'Em High Vol. 1. Troma Entertainment is Reel Independence!

Saturday July 20, 2013 9:00pm - 10:00pm 

Room 9

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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