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Comic Con: San Diego Sunday, July 23rd  Schedule Of Events

10:30-11:30 Archie Comics 65th Anniversary Panel— Archie comics creators Craig Boldman (Archie newspaper strip, Jughead), Tania del Rio (Sabrina, Josie & the Pussy Cats), George Gladir (Archie, Betty, Betty & Veronica), Rich Koslowski (Archie & Friends, Jughead, Sonic), Andrew Pepoy (Archie & Friends: Katy Keene, Betty & Veronica, Sonic), Barbara Slate (Archie, Betty, Betty & Veronica), and staff Fred Mausser (vice president/director of circulation), and Rik Offenberger (public relations coordinator) will discuss upcoming plans at Archie comics, talk about comics for kids, and take questions from the audience. Room 1B

10:30-12:00 Media Tie-In Writers: United and Licensed to Thrill!— The hottest adventures for your favorite films and television shows aren't only happening on the screen. From Star Trek and Star Wars, to Buffy and Superman, to CSI and Monk, some of fiction's best-selling novels are media tie-ins. This year saw the organization of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and many of its members are here to share secrets from the familiar worlds they work to expand in print! This all-star panel of scribes are licensed to thrill! Alongside moderator Andy Mangels (Star Trek, Roswell) are Nancy Holder (Buffy, Smallville, Hulk), David Seidman (Fantastic Four, King Kong, Disney), Terry Erdmann (Monk, Last Samurai, Star Trek), Marv Wolfman (Superman Returns, Crisis on Infinite Earths), Jeff Mariotte (Angel, Superman, Conan), and David R. George III (Star Trek). Find out what the future holds in store for your favorite franchises! Room 2

10:30-11:30 Kids’ Day Drawing Workshop: Reading/Comics: Raina Telgemeier— What's your favorite book of all time? Ever wish it were adapted into a comic? Raina Telgemeier (The Baby-sitters Club graphic novels) will give you the tools and tricks you need to transform a book (or a movie, or a television, show, or anything!) into a short comic, which you'll draw on the spot. Room 3

10:30-12:00 Christian Comics Meeting— Join the CCAS for a Sunday morning time of Christian fellowship and interaction. The meeting will open with song and a prayer, followed by a panel discussion on the role of Christianity in the arts, as seen in the many varieties of Christian comics: educational, evangelistic, allegorical, inspirational, entertainment. Room 4

10:30-11:30 DC: The Big Three— For one year, DC's three finest heroes were gone. But now they've returned! Find out where they've been and what's in store for the World's Greatest Super-Heroes with the new iconic architects Geoff Johns (Action Comics, 52, Green Lantern, Teen Titans), Grant Morrison (52, Batman, WildCATS), Kurt Busiek (Superman, Aquaman), Terry Dodson (Wonder Woman), Paul Dini (Detective Comics), and group editor Eddie Berganza and senior editor Matt Idelson. Room 5AB

10:30-12:00 Nickelodeon Sneak Peek Screening— This can’t-miss screening for fans of Nickelodeon will feature a brand-new, never-before-seen episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, and that’s not all! You’ll also get a look at fresh episodes of Catscratch and The X’s before they hit your TV, as well as trailers for the upcoming one-hour special Avatar: The Secret of the Fire Nation, and the Danny Phantom special Urban Jungle. Plus, we’ll show you Nick extras you can’t get anywhere else. Room 6A

10:30-11:30 Spotlight on Walter Koenig What's a Star Trek 40th anniversary celebration without a member from the original crew that boldly went where no man had gone before? Walter Koenig, Chekov on the original Star Trek series, joins Comic-Con as a special guest and shares his memories and tells what's up next for this talented writer/actor. Room 6B

10:30-11:30 The Tick: Belated Tenth Anniversary— Never before released on DVD, the animated series’ creative forces, including Benjamin Edlund (creator), Townsend Coleman (voice of the Tick), Randolph Heard and Chris McCulloch (writers), and Bob Polio (comic book letterer) discuss the cult classic that will finally debut on August 29. Join them for a discussion and Q&A session. Room 6CDEF

10:30-11:30 Comic Arts Conference Session #11: Comics in the Classroom— Phillip Troutman (George Washington University) and Cathy Eisenhower (George Washington University), a writing professor and a research librarian, present the results from a collaborative project designed to expand and enrich the constituency of comics scholarship through use of GWU’s graphic novels collection. Kimberly Knight (UC Santa Barbara) and Elisabeth Swanstrom (UC Santa Barbara) explain how comics have been integrated into UCSB’s Introduction to Literature course as part of the school’s Culture of Information curriculum. Room 7B

10:30-11:30 Big-5 War: Spotlight on Luis Dominguez Famed comics writer Arnold Drake (Deadman) conducts a rare interview with Luis Dominguez (Weird War Tales) on his decades-spanning career in comics, including war, western, horror, and mystery genres. Room 8

10:30-11:30 History of Webcomics— Join writer T Campbell (Penny and Aggie, Fans, Rip and Teri) and some possible surprise guests to discuss 13 years of online comics, the challenges, conflicts and controversies of chronicling them, and where the project goes from here. Room 9

10:30-11:30 Friends of Lulu Annual Meeting— President Katie Merritt and director Shannon Crane discuss Friends of Lulu's past year as well as future plans. Learn what Friends of Lulu is all about and how you can help further FoL’s goals of increasing diversity within the comic book industry as well as breaking down stereotypes about women and comics. Nominations will be taken for the new Board of Directors for the 2006–2007 year. The meeting is open to all. Room 24A

10:30-11:30 Comic-Con Film School 104: Podcasting— The final day of our comprehensive course on micro-budget moviemaking will revolve around Podcasting. We will discuss this new form of exhibition as it relates to the future of moviemaking, as well as how to make your own podcasts. Our all-star panel includes Kent Nichols, Douglas Sarine, and David Peck of Ask a Ninja; Tim Street of French Maid TV; and Jack Conway and Brian Stevenson of Geek-Week.net. Valerie Perez and Sean Rourke will be moderating. Room 26AB

11:00-12:00 How To Get Your Graphic Novel Reviewed— Calvin Reid (comics editor for Publishers Weekly), Douglas Wolk (reviewer of graphic novels for the Washington Post & The New York Times), Jessa Crispin (founder of the blog BookSlut), Nisha Gopalan (comics editor, Entertainment Weekly), Charles Solomon (reviewer of graphic novels for The Los Angeles Times, has worked in animation, and appeared on NPR), and moderator Laurel Maury (reviewer of graphic novels for The Los Angeles Times) will explain what creators and publishers need to do to get their work reviewed in newspapers and magazines. Believe us—they’re interested! Room 1A

11:00-12:00 Trailer Park— A Comic-Con tradition. The very best in movie trailers appearing now—or very soon!—at a theater near you! Room 20

11:30-12:30 Digital Manga Publishing— Rachel Livingston (public relations), Eric Rosenberger (promotional manager), and Erica Jeng (general manager) will be announcing future releases from DMP and Juné. Plus: prizes and giveaways! Room 1B

11:30-12:30 Kids’ Day Drawing Workshop: How to Draw Star Wars Popular artist Randy Martinez will teach a class especially for kids on how to draw favorite Star Wars characters. Parents should be prepared to have fun too! Room 3

11:30-1:00 Cover Story: The Art of the Cover— What does it take to make a great comic book cover? Find out by listening to some folks who've done them, including Neal Adams, Adam Hughes, Mark Chiarello, and Comic-Con special guests Brian Bolland, Basil Gogos, and George Pérez, all being quizzed by your host, Mark Evanier. Room 5AB

11:30-12:30 Mondo Marvel— Get the scoop on all things Marvel, from Avengers to X-Men and everything in between. Editor-in-chief Joe Quesada, Jeph Loeb (Ultimates 3), Charlie Huston (Moon Knight), Greg Pak (Incredible Hulk), and more gather in one room to share secrets from the House of Ideas. Room 6B

11:30-1:00 Jericho: World Premiere and Panel Discussion— Executive producers Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), Stephen Chbosky (Rent), and Carol Barbee (Judging Amy) bring to the small screen a drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of the small, peaceful Kansas town of Jericho into chaos. Be the first to see the world premiere screening of CBS's new series Jericho, followed by a panel discussion with Turteltaub, Chbosky, Barbee, and stars Skeet Ulrich (Scream), Lennie James (Sahara), Sprague Grayden (Six Feet Under), Erik Knudsen (Saw II), and Ashley Scott (Dark Angel). Room 6CDEF

11:30-1:00 Comic Arts Conference Session #12: Ever-Ending Battle Symposium— Contributors to the Ever-Ending Battle Symposium, published in the International Journal of Comic Art (Spring 2006), apply thanatology—the study of death and dying, particularly its application to the bereaved or mourning—to the serial storytelling of sequential art and the cultural depictions of death in superhero comics. Jose Alaniz (University of Washington), Dr. Arnold T. Blumberg (Geppi's Entertainment Museum), William Duffy (SUNY Buffalo), Wilbur Farley (SUNY Stony Brook), Abraham Kawa (Aegean University), and Michael Niederhausen (Cuyahoga Community College) explore the deaths of Captain Marvel and Gwen Stacey, the Crisis on Infinite Earths, and the ways epics can be used to understand superhero comics. Room 7B

11:30-1:00 Comics Podcasting— Meet the faces behind the names of some of the web's most popular comic book podcasts. Find out what it takes to do a podcast and why they do it. Moderated by comics writer B. Clay Moore (Battle Hymn, Hawaiian Dick), the panel will feature podcasters Josh Flanagan (iFanboy.com), Bryan Deemer (Comic Geek Speak), Scott Hinze (Fanboy Radio), Lene Taylor (I Read Comics), Joe Gonzalez (Comic News Insider), John Siuntres (Word Balloon), Chris Marshall (Collected Comics Library), Charly La Greca (Indie Spinner Rack), Jose Brito (Los Comic Geekos), and Augie de Blieck Jr. (Comic Book Resources Pipeline). Room 8

Click to Enlarge 11:30-12:30 Spotlight on Gail Simone Meet Gail Simone, writer of Birds of Prey, Secret Six, The All-New Atom, and the upcoming Gen13! Gail sits down with her fans to discuss her sterling reputation as a comedy-action writer and her take on empowering the female hero/villain in this not-to-be-missed Q&A. Room 9

11:30-12:15 CCI:IFF 2006 Awards It’s the big event, as Comic-Con gives out the CCI: IFF awards. This year, there are seven major category awards along with the coveted “Judges’ Choice” award for the best film in the festival. Join judges Tom McLean and Chris Gore and Comic-Con’s director of programming Gary Sassaman, as the best films in the festival are given their due! Click here for more details on CCI:IFF. Room 26AB

12:00-1:30 The Secret Origin of Good Readers— The original lineup returns with special guests for this sixth edition featuring Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University, San Diego), Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics, Salt Lake City), Mike Carlin (senior editor, DC Universe) and Frank Beddor creator/author/producer, The Looking Glass Wars). The panelists will discuss how teachers, librarians, retailers, and publishers can work together to bring comic books into the classroom for use as an innovative and motivating cross-curricular teaching tool and a vehicle for promoting reading and literacy. Through a multimedia presentation, personal remarks, and a question-and-answer session, the speakers will present an overview of the medium and highlight specific ways that comic books and graphic novels have been used to engage a variety of learners. Breakout sessions will follow the main presentation. The 60+ page resource book The Secret Origin of Good Readers is available for free download at www.night-flight.com/secretorigin/index.html courtesy of Aros.net. Room 1A

12:00-1:00 Emily the Strange What's black and red and strange all over? Emily the Strange comics! Join the creators of the underground icon for this fun, freeform panel discussion about the world's most beloved 13-year-old weirdo, and get the inside scoop on the upcoming comic book issues, the first trade paperback collection, upcoming celebrity interviews, and whatever else you can dream of asking. Plus trivia, tall tales, and lots of rockin' Emily door prizes! A panel not to be missed, unless you are too square to know better. Room 2
12:00-1:00 Some Assembly Required: Putting Your Project Together Online— Creators discuss the joys and pitfalls of assembling creative teams through message boards, online want ads, and e-mail. Panelists include Kody Chamberlain (Tag, Bloodrayne), Tony Lee (Starship Troopers), Diana Greenhalgh (Legend of Isis), Chris Kirby (Lost Squad), and moderator Sean Dulaney. Room 4

12:00-1:00 Cartoon Network: Ben 10 Ben 10 follows the exciting adventures of 10-year-old Ben Tennyson who discovers a strange alien device resembling a wristwatch called the Omnitrix inside a crashed meteorite that allows him to transform into 10 different fantastic alien beings. Scheduled to appear are Sam Register (executive producer), Alex Soto (supervising producer), and Tramm Wigzell (director of development, Cartoon Network). Be ready for a few surprise guests, as well as a con exclusive giveaway from Bandai. Room 6A

12:00-1:30 Asian Ball-joint Resin Doll Collectors— Doll owners and nonowner enthusiasts will discuss and display various types of Asian ball-joint resin dolls (Volks, Cerberus Project, CustomHouse, Blue Fairy, Dream of Doll, SoulDoll, AngelRegion, Obitsu, Leeke, etc.). Trade tips on customizing, sewing for, and photographing BJDs. Come Share the beauty of your own unique doll, or come to see one of our dolls in-person for the first time! Make new friends—both live and resin! Room 24A

12:00-1:00 Columbia Pictures/Screen Gems— Those extremely vindictive Japanese ghosts are back to torment more beautiful young female American tourists in Columbia Pictures’ The Grudge 2. See the debut of the trailer and a panel with stars Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia) and Arielle Kebbel. Then, artist Tone Rodriguez will introduce the world premiere of the behind-the-scenes making of The Covenant graphic novel, along with the exclusive first look at the trailer for the new Screen Gems film, The Covenant, which is scheduled to open this September in theaters everywhere. Room 20

12:30-1:30 Star Trek Books: Daring to Explore— No TV series? No movies? No problem! Pocket Books continues to expand the Star Trek universe with fiction in every series—and beyond! Join authors Jeff Ayers (Voyages of Imagination), Kirsten Beyer (String Theory: Fusion), David R. George III (Crucible: Provenance of Shadows), Andy Mangels (Last Full Measure), Mike Sussman (Star Trek: Enterprise “In a Mirror Darkly”), and Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore (Vanguard: Summon the Thunder), along with editors Margaret Clark and Marco Palmieri, and find out just how vast this universe is—and where we’ll dare to venture next. Room 1B

12:30-1:30 Kids’ Day Drawing Workshop: Gil McCue: The Basic Skills— This session will introduce the basic skills and techniques used by all professional cartoonists. Learning these basic skills is the most important step in becoming a good cartoonist. This class is designed to assist young artists in applying these skills in creating their own cartoon drawings. Gil McCue is a cartoon art teacher, NCS member, and author-illustrator of his recently published book, Cartooning-The Basic Skills.com, now available online. Room 3

12:30-1:30 Spotlight on Christopher Paolini This young author took the fantasy world by storm with his book Eragon, written when he was just 17 years old! Christopher Paolini comes to Comic-Con as a special guest to discuss his "Inheritance" trilogy of fantasy books, including Eragon (soon to be a major motion picture), and Eldest. Paolini will be interviewed by noted fantasy writer (and Comic-Con special guest) Peter S. Beagle. Room 6B

12:30-1:30 What’s Up With Graphix? New Comics Series for Kids— Creative director David Saylor and editor Sheila Keenan will discuss with artists Raina Telgemeier (Baby-sitters Club) and Scott Morse (Goosebumps) how they adapted mega-bestselling children’s prose series into graphic novels. Room 9

1:00-2:00 SCIFI.com: The Pulse— Join the SCIFI.com team as they take you on a tour of SCI FI Pulse, the new broadband network where you can watch exclusive online web shows, behind-the-scenes extras, Red Carpet news reports, and even full episodes of your favorite series. Panelists include Matthew Chiavelli (mulitmedia director SCIFI.com), Craig Engler (senior VP SCIFI.com and magazine), Adam Stotsky (senior VP marketing and creative, SCI FI), Mark Stern (EVP original programming, SCI FI), and David Eick (executive producer, Battlestar Galactica). Room 2

1:00-2:00 The Jewish Side of Comics— Rabbi Simcha Weinstein (Up Up and Oy Vey) will present Biblical "superhero" archetypes; Danny Fingeroth (Disguised as Clark Kent) will discuss Jewish comics creators and the superheroes they dreamed up; J.T . Waldman (Megillat Esther) will talk about his biblical graphic novel adaptation; and Marv Wolfman (Homeland) will share his thoughts about the graphic novel he's writing, which presents the history of the state of Israel. Moderated by Steven M. Bergson (jewishcomics.blogspot.com). Room 4

1:00-2:00 Vertigo Voices: The Fables Forum— Vertigo group editor Shelly Bond will be joined by the talent behind the now-classic Fables and the spin-off series Jack of Fables. Meet Bill Willingham (Fables, Shadowpact), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Tony Akins (Fables, Jack of Fables), and amazing newcomer Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fables) as they reveal the secrets behind the magic of the Fable world. Room 5AB

1:00-2:15 WORLD PREMIERE! Brother Bear 2 The moose are loose in Disney's all-new motion picture Brother Bear 2. The wisecracking moose Rutt and Tuke return, along with your favorite characters and some new friends, in a hilarious adventure of destiny turned upside down. On DVD August 29. Room 6A

1:00-2:30 Cartoon Voices II— So nice, we decided to do it twice! A mainstay of Comic-Con’s Saturday programming slate, here’s an all-new Sunday edition of Cartoon Voices, hosted, as always, by Mark Evanier. Mark is joined by vocal impressarios Billy West (Futurama), April Stewart (South Park), Bob Bergen (Porky Pig), Kimberly Brooks (Mucha Lucha), and Wally Wingert (Family Guy). Room 6CDEF

1:00-2:30 Comic Arts Conference Session #13: The “Other” Superhero— Kristy Boney (Ohio State University) examines the way displacement affects the construction of identity for modern superheroines Wonder Woman and Shining Knight. Anita McDaniel (University of North Carolina, Wilmington) answers the question, Will marriage to the Black Panther change Storm? Chris Carpenter (Father’s Flicks) explores the mythologies of Superman and other messianic superheroes and links them to scriptural and other messianic traditions. Room 7B

1:00-2:00 Choose Your Own Adventure DVD— An exclusive screening of the film Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman (featuring the voices of William H. Macy, Frankie Muniz, and Mark Hamill) based on the classic interactive novel by R. A. Montgomery. Join producers Jeff Norton and Michelle Crames of Lean Forward Media and screenwriter Shawn Tanaka for a lively Q&A about creating the interactive movie. Room 8

1:00-2:30 Rogue Pictures— Rogue Gallery will feature previews of upcoming Rogue Pictures movies, plus special appearances by filmmakers and actors from Balls of Fury (Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, of Reno 911!) and Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, of Shaun of the Dead), and more guests to be announced! Room 20

1:30-2:30 The Secret Origin of Good Readers Breakouts— This year’s Secret Origin of Good Readers program offers an extended opportunity for attendees to learn and network through select breakout sessions following the main presentation. Participants will be able to choose from several options, including “Using Comic Book Concepts in the Classroom” facilitated by Dr. Robyn A. Hill (National University); “Promoting Diversity with the Scrapyard Detectives” with Bill Galvan (creator/artist) and Jesse McCann (noted children’s author); “Comics & Graphic Novels Collections in Schools and Libraries” with Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics) and Nancy McCann (Comics Unlimited); and “The Books/Comics/Graphic Novels/Movie Connection” with Frank Beddor (creator/author/producer, The Looking Glass Wars). Room 1A

1:30-2:30 Smart Pop Books: Boarding the Enterprise Celebrating Star Trek's influence on our society, cultural theorist Eric Greene, and Benbella Books editor-in-chief Glenn Yeffeth discuss how Trek has shaped our image of television and continues to mold our view of the real world as a preview to the new Smart Pop book Boarding the Enterprise. Room 1B

1:30-2:30 Kids’ Day Drawing Workshop: How to Draw Monsters with Marshall Vandruff— Marshall Vandruff will show examples of the great masters of monster drawing and explain how the way they work has not changed in over 500 years. He'll demonstrate how to come up with ideas for monsters and draw them. Vandruff has been a free-lance illustrator for Mad magazine, Hanna Barbera, Dark Horse Comics, Warner Brothers, and over 40 advertising agencies. Since 1984, he has taught hundreds of drawing and creativity courses at colleges, universities, corporate art departments and game companies. Room 3

1:30-2:30 Blade: The Series from Spike TV— David Goyer (Batman Begins), Geoff Johns (JSA), Kirk “Sticky” Jones (“Blade”), Jill Wagner (“Krista Starr”), and other cast members will appear together for the first time ever to showcase the hot new TV series of the summer based on the Marvel Comics super-hero. Join David, Geoff and the cast for exclusive never-before-seen scenes from upcoming episodes and participate in the following Q&A session! Room 6B

1:30-2:30 Comic-Con Masquerade Playback Comic-Con Masquerade Director Martin Jaquish reviews Saturday night’s big costuming event, answers questions, and presents a big-screen video of the show for those who missed it or who want a second look. (Sorry, we cannot sell copies of the show.) Room 9

1:30-3:30 California Browncoats Group Meeting— Browncoats are fans of Joss Whedon's Firefly and Serenity. Fans new and old, as well as anyone interested in quality storytelling, are welcome to the meeting. The group will be holding a thank you drawing for all those who donated at the Browncoat table on the show floor. They expect to have many unique and rare prizes from across the 'verse, including the Grand Prize: Adam Baldwin's cast signed shooting script from Serenity. You do not need to be present to win a prize. Tickets for the drawing and information about the fundraiser are available at the Browncoats tables, A11 and A12, in the Exhibit Hall. Room 24A

2:00-3:00 Into the Monster Engine: From Paint to Pixel— Dave DeVries (Marvel Comics painter and creator of The Monster Engine) and Alex Jimenez (video game designer for Capcom, The 3DO Company and Tesseraction Games) join forces to showcase art and ideas from their upcoming massive mutiplayer online game (MMOG). Based upon DeVries's hit book The Monster Engine from MWH Press, the game transforms kids’ drawings into startling 3D characters and lets them loose in fully customizable worlds that players control. The first half is a slide show that showcases the game's preproduction art as well as brand spankin' new paintings for the next book. The second half is a Q&A session/Photoshop demonstration that "monsterizes" a kid's drawing right before your eyes. Truly unique art! For more info go to: www.themonsterengine.com Room 2

2:00-3:00 DeGrassi Graphic Novels— Writer J. Torres (Teen Titans Go) and artist Ramon Perez (Butternut Squash), along with Simon & Shuster editor Jennifer Heddle, offer a sneak peek at Degrassi: Extra Credit, the new series of graphic novels based on the award-winning Degrassi: The Next GenerationTV show. Room 4

2:00-3:00 DC: Brave New World— Be here for the next step in the evolution in comics. The Crisis and its aftermath have led to this! Come join senior group editor Mike Carlin and senior editor Matt Idelson with Gail Simone (Secret Six, All-New Atom), Judd Winick (The Trials of Shazam, Green Arrow), Jimmy Palmiotti (Crisis Aftermath: The Battle for Bludhaven, Jonah Hex, Secret Six), Howard Porter (JLA, Trials of Shazam), and more as they take you inside DC’s Brave New World. Room 5AB

2:00-3:00 Dragonlance: The Lost Chronicles Authors Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman answer your questions about the new Lost Chronicles series of novels and will have exciting news about the Dragonlance animated movie currently in production. Jamie Chambers, of Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd., will be hand to talk about the Dragonlance RPG. And there is always the possibility of surprise guests! Room 8

2:15-5:00 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005)— Rated PG-13 (for sequences of fantasy violence and frightening images). Comic-Con’s Kids’ Day special movie programming continues with the latest adventure of Hogwarts’ favorite son and his friends during a prestigious multischool tournament. Room 6A

2:30-3:30 H.E.L.P.: Hosting Easy Library Programs— Graphic novels and anime are hot! So why not use them to get patrons of all ages into your library? Merideth Jenson-Benjamin and Steven Skuba (Glendale Public Library), Jill Patterson (La Habra Branch Library), and Hillary W. Chang (McCully-Moiliili Public Library) discuss and share simple but effective library program strategies. Room 1A

2:30-3:30 AnimEigo— AnimEigo producer Brian Godwin (Oh My Goddess!) gives an overview of the company, beginning with it roots in anime and extending into Japanese samurai cinema. Join Brian as he talks about the legendary Shogun Assassin (its first official DVD release in the U.S.), the films of Toshiro Mifune, and other upcoming releases! Room 1B

2:30-3:30 Kids’ Day Drawing Workshop: Introduction to Facial Expressions with Billy Martinez San Diego publisher (Neko Press), art teacher, and Comic-Con special guest Billy Martinez teaches this fun workshop on how to draw facial expression. From happy to sad, relaxed to intense, Billy covers it all! Room 3
2:30-4:00 Robot Rumble!— Presented by Geek Monthly. Starship Smackdown may be history, but the Robot Rumble has just begun. Comic-Con's legendary geekfest evolves (much like V'ger) into the ultimate robot rumble! Ever imagine what would happen if Gort battled Robby or Data did battle with the Gunslinger from Wetworld? Well, these folks did, and their expert panel of robot-ologists is on hand to deliberate over these earth-imperiling questions of galactic import. Robert Meyer Burnett (Free Enterprise), Daren Doctherman (Hollywood conceptual artist), Steve Melching (writer, X-Men Animated, The Batman), Kay Reindl (writer/producer, Millennium, Twilight Zone), Jeff Bond (CFQ magazine) and Chris Gossett (creator, The Red Star) will fill you in, along with moderator Mark A. Altman. The Daleks will be there, along with some special surprises! Will you? Room 6B

2:30-4:00 Neverwinter Nights 2 Obsidian Entertainment, the well-known development studio working on Atari's highly-anticipated Neverwinter Nights 2, will provide Comic Con attendees with an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming sequel to one of the best-selling role-playing games of all time. Obsidian founders Feargus Urquhart, Chris Avellone, Darren Monahan and lead designer Josh Sawyer will walk fans through every aspect of the game's progress from single-player design to multiplayer capabilities to demonstrations of the powerful editor and toolset included with Neverwinter Nights 2. Room 6CDEF

2:30-4:30 Treasures from the ASIFA Vault— ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archives has a massive collection of animation and animation memorabilia going all the way back to 1917, just 11 years after the creation of the animation process. See images of animation treasures and watch rare films from the largest nonstudio animation archive in the world. Hosted by Larry Loc (ASIFA-Hollywood board of directors). Room 7B

3:00-4:00 Comic-Con Talkback II— Speak now or forever hold your peace. Comic-Con is rapidly drawing to a close, and here’s your chance to talk about what you loved, hated, or just plain don’t get about this year’s show. Representatives from Comic-Con’s Board of Directors will be present to answer you questions and hear your concerns. Room 4

3:00-4:00 New Line: Lord of the Rings Find out the latest on upcoming DVDs and merchandise for The Lord of the Rings. Representatives from New Line Home Entertainment, Electronic Arts, and Sideshow Collectibles will be present with insight, sneak peeks, and Q&A. Room 5AB

3:00-4:30 24-Hour Comics Cartoonists’ Readings— Successful international 24-Hour Comics Day Challengers narrate PowerPoint presentations of their stories and share tips and challenges of creating with time constraints. Participating panelists include Nat Gertler (2005 24 Hour Comics Day Highlights), Stan Yan (The Wang), Ethan Wenberg (Mr. Flingpoo), Jenny Colaleo (Beanskin and the Internal Insanity), and Tod Parkhill (Young American Comics). Room 8

3:30-4:30 Breaking into Sci-fi Writing— In a relaxed writing workshop format, veteran and rising star science fiction authors tell you their secrets on how to kick in the door of the publishing industry. Panelists include Elisa Kassin (co-editor, Star Trek: Strange New Worlds) and Dayton Ward (Vanguard: Summon the Thunder), Paul Tseng, Cathy Pike, Frederick Kim, Geoff Thorne, andDavid Schibi. Moderated by Dr. Joseph D. Di Lella (author of Tao of Trek, Eastern New Mexico University). Room 1B

3:30-4:30 Kids’ Day Drawing Workshop: How to Draw Funny Animals with Marc Nadel— Children's book illustrator Marc Nadel (Bogus Beasts) leads an interactive workshop for boys and girls ages 6 to 10. Using simple geometric shapes in a series of visual exercises and games, you'll learn to draw humorous versions of your favorite furry and feathered friends. Room 3