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Saturday, April 1

10:00am PDT

From Stage to Screen: Rock Stars on Becoming Film and TV Composers
Music lovers rejoice! An incredible lineup of musicians will talk about how they transitioned from famous rock stars to some of the most successful film and TV composers of our generation. They'll share stories from on the road, in the studio, and much more as they discuss the differences between working in the music, film, and TV industries. Panelists include Jeff Russo (Tonic, Legion, Fargo), Charlie Clouser (Nine Inch Nails, the Saw franchise, Wayward Pines), Mac Quayle (Rise Robots Rise, Mr. Robot, American Horror Story), Siddhartha Khosla (Goldspot, This Is Us, The Royals), Jeff Cardoni (Alien Crime Syndicate, Silicon Valley, Training Day), and Alec Puro (Deadsy, The Fosters, Sweet/Vicious) with celebrity moderators Stephanie Corneliussen (Mr. Robot, Legends of Tomorrow) and Amber Midthunder (Legion, Hell or High Water).

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
Room 207

10:30am PDT

Comics Arts Conference #4: Do Genre Definitions Limit Comics Storytelling?
What part has genre played in the rise of comics and comics-related TV and film? We all know that different types of stories exist, from superhero tales to horror, science fiction, mysteries, and more, but at what point do those categories help stories reach fans and at what point do they become limiting? Was Watchmen just a superhero story? What about Captain America: Civil War, or Netflix superhero shows like Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Daredevil that embrace wide-ranging social issues, gender issues, and much more? Christina Angel (Metropolitan State University of Denver), Hannah Means-Shannon (Neil Gaiman: The Early Years), and Ilan Mitchell-Smith (California State University, Long Beach) discuss the fan-embracing role that genres have played in the history and development of comics, and the ways in which assumptions about genre limitations may still stand in the way of comics and comics-based storytelling reaching their full potential.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 210

10:30am PDT

Discover the Secret to Reinventing Pop Culture
There's never been a better time to discover new visions of your lifelong favorite characters in comic books, but what's the secret to modernizing and diversifying beloved mythology without losing fans? Find out just what it takes to turn your favorite TV show, movie, and more into a successful comic book that balances entertaining longtime fans with bringing in new readers with an eye to the future of entertainment.

Saturday April 1, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am PDT
Room 208

12:00pm PDT

Spotlight on Andy Park
Concept artist and visual development supervisor for Marvel Studios films (Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnarok) and former comic book artist (Tomb Raider), Andy Park has worked on every single Marvel Studios film since 2010. Join Andy and moderator Pat Loika (Four Color Realities) for this visual presentation interview and Q&A session. There will be surprise giveaways at the end of the panel.

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT
Room 207

12:30pm PDT

Scoring the Future: Writing Music for Sci-Fi
How do you create music for something that doesn't exist yet? Panelists answer this question and many others about creating soundtracks for movies and TV shows set in a future that may or may not come to pass. Featuring composers Greg Edmonson (Firefly), Andrew Lockington (The Space Between Us), Heather McIntosh (Z for Zachariah), Tree Adams (The 100), and Michael Kramer (LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures). Moderated by senior director of film, TV, and visual media at BMI Anne Cecere and Chandler Poling of White Bear PR. Followed by a Q&A with the audience and a chance to receive exciting giveaways.

Saturday April 1, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Room 213

2:00pm PDT

ScreenJunkies Live! Honest Trailers/Movie Fights
Honest Trailers creator Andy Signore, writers Spencer Gilbert andJoe Starr, and editor/producer Dan Murrell present a special live Movie Fights and never-before-seen Honest Trailer with special guests.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Room 207

2:00pm PDT

The Fans' Perspective: Underrated Disney
Michele, Chantal, Lulu, and Jerry are here to present The Fans' Perspective. This time panelists will be taking a look at underrated Disney films, such as Atlantis, Brave, and Treasure Planet. Attendees are welcome to become a part of the panel with discussion and interesting topics.

Saturday April 1, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Avalon Room, Anaheim Hilton

3:15pm PDT

Rogue One: The Magic Behind the Mission
Hal Hickel (Industrial Light & Magic animation supervisor, Academy Award-nominated for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) describes his role in creating the groundbreaking visual effects in the first Star Wars stand-alone film. Access Hollywood's Scott Mantz moderates a Q&A session.

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
Room 300AB

3:30pm PDT

Hollywood's Illustrators Discuss Comics-Inspired Films
Before a camera is unpacked, before a set is built, the illustrators of the Art Directors Guild are brought in for pre-visualization-concept art, storyboards, key frames, and more. Panelists include Anson Jew (Wonder Woman, Passengers), Benton Jew (Wonder Woman, Logan), Robin Richesson (Preacher, Jack Reacher), Patrick Rodriguez (A Wrinkle in Time, Justice League), moderated by Tim Burgard (Independence Day: Resurgence, The Revenant).

Saturday April 1, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT
Room 208

4:30pm PDT

Warner Bros. Pictures
Get a sneak peek at upcoming films from Warner Bros., New Line, and DC Entertainment Films, with special guests TBA.

Saturday April 1, 2017 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT

5:30pm PDT

Cinematic Storytelling for Comics
Award-nominated animator/director/comic book creator Stephan Franck (The Iron Giant, Silver) discusses how to apply the visual principles of film language to the comics page for clarity, emotional and cinematic impact, and making the storytelling accessible to the broadest possible audience.

Saturday April 1, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm PDT
Room 213

7:30pm PDT

Nerd Up or Shut Up Live
Tune into Legion of Leia's own Nerd Up or Shut Up podcast. Join in on the conversation as you step into the next episode and chat and debate all things nerdy with hosts Anastasia Washington (Coyote Magnate), Maggie Olbrich (Nerd Up or Shut Up), Emalee Burditt (Nerd Up or Shut Up), Richard Sheehan (Nerd Up or Shut Up), and moderator Aabria Lipscomb (Coyote Magnate).

Saturday April 1, 2017 7:30pm - 8:30pm PDT
Room 208