Here is a list of Disney company related presentations for Friday at San Diego Comic-Con:
Marvel: Secret Wars
The Secret Wars rage on! And the architect of Marvel’s universe-destroying event, Jonathan Hickman himself, is on hand to answer your Secret Wars questions! He will be joined by executive editor Tom Brevoort and writer Sam Humphries (Planet Hulk). Prepare for a tour of Battleworld and some of its most unique and dangerous territories!
Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Star Wars Publishing 2015: Part 1
A dynamic, all-star New York Times bestselling panel of authors including Alexandra Bracken (the Darkest Minds series), Adam Gidwitz (A Tale Dark and Grim series), Tom Angleberger (The Origami Yoda series), and Tony Diterlizzi (The Spiderwick Chronicles series) converse with Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain about the new Star Wars retellings for a younger generation of fans. From picture books to novels, these authors present A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi in all new ways. The panelists will provide new perspectives that will change the way readers understand who these beloved characters are and how they became the legends for legions of fans.
Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am – 11:00am
Star Wars Publishing Update: Part 2
A variety of authors talk about their upcoming projects from a galaxy far, far away. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Mike Siglain, authors from Del Rey and other publishers will participate in a discussion on writing stories for the exciting new future of the Star Wars universe.
Friday July 10, 2015 11:00am – 12:00pm
Hasbro: Star Wars
Join members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm teams as they discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.
Friday July 10, 2015 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Marvel: All-New All-Different Avengers
Avengers fans assemble! Get ready for an all-new, all-different team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Executive editor Tom Brevoort, director of content and character development Sana Amanat, and writers Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Mark Waid(Daredevil), and Nick Spencer (Ant-Man) are all on hand to discuss the newest developments with your favorite superhero team.
Friday July 10, 2015
12:45pm – 1:45pm
Star Wars: Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Joining this panel will be Anita Castellar, a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardlines categories at Lucasfilm, such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotive, and more.
Friday July 10, 2015 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Disney Animators: The Power of 2D
A luminary panel of former and current Disney animators spanning from Lady and the Tramp to Moana talk about the importance of 2D animation in the history of Disney, as well as the part it plays in guiding advancement of its future. Panelists are Willie Ito(Lady and the Tramp, Inkpot Award-winning animator), Dale Baer (Robin Hood to Moana), Randy Haycock (The Lion King toMoana), Tom Sito (The Little Mermaid, author of Moving Innovation), Adam Dykstra (Tangled, Tarzan), and Mike Polvani (Hercules, 2D Animation School founder). Changes in technology, artistic expression, and the value of cooperative interplay between 2D and 3D artists to create the best animation will be discussed. There will be a Q&A moderated by Leslie Combemale (Animation expert, ArtInsights Gallery).
Friday July 10, 2015 1:30pm – 2:30pm
ILM 40th Anniversary
For forty years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation, and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way.
Friday July 10, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Disney XD”s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero and Star vs. The Forces of Evil
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s head of television) brings you exclusive news and surprises about your favorite action-packed Marvel series on ABC. Join Jeph, showrunners, and the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter for this can’t-miss panel that’ll have everyone talking!
Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm – 4:15pm
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Friday July 10, 2015 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Marvel Heroes 2015: More Amazing, Incredible, and Invincible Than Ever
Marvel Heroes just celebrated two years as one of the best free-to-play multiplayer PC gaming experiences, and it just keeps getting bigger and better (or, in some cases, smaller and better). See what Gazillion has in store for the rest of 2015 and beyond, including the game’s landmark 50th playable character. Expect some fun surprises, and come with some good questions for the Q&A session. Panelists include Gazillion’s own David Brevik (CEO and creator of Diablo), Ryan Collins (creative designer/community manager), Bridget MacFarland (game designer), Andrew Hair (gameplay engineer), and Chris Baker (senior social media manager).
Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm – 7:00pm