The 2019 San Diego Comic-Con is just a few short weeks away and we now have a look at the Friday schedule of events taking place on July 19, 2019!
There’s a few panels that fall under the Disney umbrella and there’s also a few other goings on that Disney fans will enjoy, too.
Disney-related highlights include: DuckTales, A Conversation with the Russo Brothers, Writing Avengers: Endgame, Hasbro Marvel, and Hasbro Star Wars.
There’s a few other goings on that Disney fans might enjoy including Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee, Step Inside ILMxLAB’s Star Wars Stories, Marvel Comics: Spider-Man, and Marvel Animation Celebrates Marvel’s 80th Anniversary.
Below are details about all the great Disney-related events!
SDCC 2019 Friday Events
Writing Avengers: Endgame
Screenwriters/producers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame) chat with Backstory magazine’s (www.backstory.net) publisher/editor-in-chief Jeff Goldsmith (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith Podcast) about what it took to plot, write, rewrite, and film both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as back-to-back productions for this historic wrap-up of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s amazing 22-film journey.
Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am – 10:50am, Hall H
A Conversation with the Russo Brothers
For the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of an unprecedented four-film, seven-year journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has included some of the most iconic experiences in modern cinema. Come hear directors Joe and Anthony Russo reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends. With AGBO, the Russo Brothers aim to nurture talent and create best-in-class content while keeping creative control fully in the hands of the artists. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am – 11:50am, Hall H
Women of the Hollywood Art Department
Hear from a panel of talented women from the Art Directors Guild whose careers span a variety of design roles within the film and TV industries. They will discuss their professional journeys in the industry, how they envision the Art Department of the future, and the unique challenges they face as visual storytellers, creating distinct and wondrous worlds for today’s most popular films and TV shows. Oscar-winning production designer Hannah Beachler (Black Panther, Moonlight), art director Aashrita Kamath (Avatar 2 and 3, Kong: Skull Island), graphic designer Ellen Lampl (Bumblebee, Jurassic World), specialist set designer Andrea Onorato (Avatar 2 and 3, Westworld), art director Erin Riegel (Birds of Prey, Captain Marvel), and moderator Kate Weddle (set designer).
Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 9
It’s time for even more racecars, lasers, and aeroplanes with the cast and crew of Disney Channel’s hit series DuckTales ! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-executive producer Francisco Angones, and series stars Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec, House of Lies), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, Star Wars Resistance, We Bare Bears), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates, Don’t Think Twice), and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, Harvey Birdman) discuss more epic adventures for season 3 and show footage from never-before-seen episodes. It’s a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed, moderated by Variety ‘s senior editor Michael Schneider.
Friday July 19, 2019 11:45am – 12:45pm, Room 6A
Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee
Colleagues and friends of Lee, the legendary Marvel Universe co-creator who passed away in November, celebrate his life and legacy. Panelists include Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics), Marv Wolfman (former Marvel editor-in-chief), Michael Uslan (Batman movies executive producer), Denis Kitchen (Lee’s collaborator on Marvel’s experimental underground venture, Comix Book), Maggie Thompson (former editor of The Comics Buyer’s Guide), and Danny Fingeroth (author of the upcoming St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan biography A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee).
Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 28DE
Entertaining Science: The Real, Fake, and Sometimes Ridiculous Ways Science Is Used in Film and TV
Dr. Rebecca Thompson (physicist, Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones), Dr. Donna J. Nelson (chemist, The Science of Breaking Bad), and Dr. Clifford Johnson (physicist, science advisor for Marvel, author of the graphic science book The Dialogues) discuss the science behind some of the most remarkable scenes on TV. What do they get right? What do they get wrong? And what’s it like to be a science advisor on set?
Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten
Besides being awesome, the things we collect and bring into our lives are real expressions of the story we love. Join the excitement and learn firsthand what’s happening with your favorite Star Wars collectibles. Panelists will chat about prop replicas, statues, and much more, maybe with a surprise or two along the way.
Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Room 7AB
Marvel Comics #1000 Revealed: A This Week in Marvel Special Event
Marvel’s flagship podcast comes to Comic-Con loaded with secrets, giveaways, reveals, news, guests, and more. And, if you think you’ve got the stuff and want some swag, you can challenge the Marvel crew in a special House of Ideas Throwdown! Host Ryan Penagos (a.k.a. Agent M, VP and creative executive, Marvel) along with C. B. Cebulski (Marvel Comics editor-in-chief) and an array of Marvel creators dig into Marvel Comics #1000, one of the biggest Marvel Comics projects ever assembled, and celebrate Marvel’s 80th Anniversary!
Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 5AB
Behind the Design: Star Wars Fashion Collaborations
Star Wars has always been on the forefront of the “geek chic” fashion movement by bringing iconic characters and stories to life through the lens of modern-day fashion. Over the past decade, the portfolio of brand partnerships has grown significantly, allowing fans all over the world to celebrate their passion for the brand with more than just T-shirts. This panel will include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design and development process of Star Wars fashion and accessories, including two new collaborations being unveiled at SDCC this year.
Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 7AB
Masters of the Illustrated Film Poster
ASIFA–Hollywood and famed illustrators who have worked on entertainment art for the last 50 years will discuss their craft and what inspired them to pick up the baton and follow in the footsteps of their mentors. Moderator Stephen Kramer Glickman(actor, Big Time Rush, The Night Time Show) is joined by panelists Steve Chorney (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, Quigley Down Under), Robert Rodriguez(The Jewel of the Nile, City Slickers 2), James Goodridge (Deadpool, Book of Henry), Matthew Joseph Peak (Nightmare on Elm Street films), William Stout(Life of Brian, Wizards), Paul Shipper (Avengers: Infinity War, Star Wars: The Last Jedi), Akiko Stehrenberger (Kiss of the Damned, The One I Love), Rory Kurtz(Baby Driver; I, Tonya), and Jason Edmiston (Evil Dead 2, Texas Chainsaw Massacre).
Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm – 2:00pm, Room 23ABC
Marvel Comics: Spider-Man
Get caught in Spider-Man’s tangled web along with executive editor Nick Lowe, assistant editor Kathleen Wisneski, and writers Seanan McGuire (Ghost-Spider) and Frank Tieri (Absolute Carnage vs. Deadpool, Absolute Carnage: Lethal Protectors) to find out what’s on the horizon for all of your wall-crawling favorites! Spider-Man’s mysterious new foe sets his plan into motion! Ghost-Spider joins the Marvel Universe! And New York experiences Absolute Carnage!
Friday July 19, 2019 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 5AB
Bringing Films to Comic-Con
Believe it or not, films have been coming to Comic-Con since the beginning! As a matter of fact, in 1976 a small sci-fi movie about a moisture farmer’s boy was being promoted on its way to much future celebration. Hear from a few of the folks who have helped to bring films to Comic-Con discuss their roles and changes in the industry. Panelists Craig Miller (publicist, producer, author, Star Wars Memories), Jeff Walker (genre marketing consultant, long-time Comic-Con program participant), Steve Sansweet (former head of fan relations at Lucasfilm), and Gary Sassaman (Comic-Con director of programming, 2000–2007) discuss the film industry’s involvement in Comic-Con, with self-proclaimed semi-journalist, moderator Marc Bernardin (writer, The Authority, The Highwaymen, Castle Rock).
Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 25ABC
Hasbro Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm team 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. Panelists: Sarah Carroll and Sam Smith.
Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 7AB
The Genius of Animation: Building Character and Story in Classic and Contemporary Cartoons
Some of the best and most creative minds who have made or are making history in animation come together to talk about developing characters and stories and how advancements, changes in technology, and taste have influenced their work. Featuring Floyd Norman (Jungle Book, Monsters, Inc.), Willie Ito (What’s Opera Doc?,Lady and the Tramp), Jane Baer (Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Bill Morrison (Futurama, The Simpsons), Brendan Hay (Star Wars: Detours, Harvey Girls Forever), Aliki Theofilopoulos (Phineas and Ferb, Harvey Girls Forever), Tony Benedict (The Atom Ant Show, The Jetsons), and Mindy Johnson (Ink and Paint: The Women of Disney Animation, Tinker Bell: An Evolution). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (ASIFA: Hollywood, CinemaSiren).
Friday July 19, 2019 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 24ABC
Star Wars Audiobooks: Behind the Scenes
Get the inside scoop on how the Star Wars audiobooks are recorded and produced with some of the biggest Star Wars authors, voice actors, and producers in the business! You’ll hear from Janina Gavankar (voice of Iden Versio, narrator of Inferno Squad), Catherine Taber (voice of Padme, narrator of Queen’s Shadow), Cavan Scott (author of Star Wars audiobook exclusive Dooku: Jedi Lost), and Nick Martorelli (Penguin Random House Audio producer) about how they create characters, what it’s like in the recording booth, and how production builds different layers of voice narration, sound effects, and music into the final track.
Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 7AB
The Diversity of Star Wars
Despite taking place in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars remembered representation was important. From Rose Tico, Poe Damaron, Finn, Rey, Jyn Erso, and the cast of Rogue One, it only made the recent announcement of The Mandalorian so much more exciting. Special Star Wars actors, film critics, and cosplayers discuss with the founder of Positive Pop Culture/Persisted Media Group the coming of diversity for Star Wars and their hopes for the future.
Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Horton Grand Theatre
Marvel Animation Celebrates Marvel’s 80th Anniversary
Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Kalia Ramirez (director, Family Entertainment, Development and Partnerships), writers Mark Hoffmeier (Spider-Man: The Animated Series) and Marty Isenberg (X-Men: The Animated Series), and fan-favorite voice actors Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man, Marvel’s Avengers Assemble) and Jennifer Hale (Wolverine and the X-Men, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy) take a journey through highlights of over five decades of Marvel cartoons. Including behind-the-scenes dish on the making of classic shows, a rundown of all ten of Spider-Man series, and a 10th anniversary retrospective of Marvel’s Animation division, this is a panel you don’t want to miss! Plus a special in-memoriam look at Stan Lee’s greatest animation moments.
Friday July 19, 2019 12:30pm – 1:30pm, Room 5AB
Step Inside ILMxLAB’s Star Wars Stories
From your Jedi Trials on Tatooine to a walk on the dark side in Vader Immortal, ILMxLAB is taking Star Wars fans on immersive journeys to a galaxy far, far away. Alyssa Finley (senior producer), Jose Perez III (senior experience designer), and Sarah Barrick (production coordinator) will give attendees a look back at these incredible adventures and a sneak peek at Vader Immortal: Episode II. Moderated by Justin Bolger (ILMxLAB marketing manager).
Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm, Room 7AB
Comics Law: Disney, Malibu, and The Uncensored Mouse
Malibu Comics made headlines when it republished two volumes of public domain Mickey Mouse newspaper strips in The Uncensored Mouse . Disney sued Malibu and the series ended. Public domain law and the comics that get published will be discussed using The Uncensored Mouse as a case study. Hear the lively discussion with Tom Mason (Mouse editor), Dave Olbrich (Malibu publisher), Nat Gertler (About Comics publisher), and Michael Lovitz (trademark, copyright, and entertainment attorney and Comic Book Law School founder). What does it take to keep public domain material in print in 2019?
Friday July 19, 2019 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Room 24ABC
The Hasbro Marvel product experts discuss some exciting news around Hasbro’s ever popular Marvel Legends action figure line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions. Panelists: Jesse Falcon, Ryan Ting, Dwight Stall, Mike Pullano, and Becky Nuger.
Friday July 19, 2019 4:30pm – 5:30pm, Room 5AB
Mark McDonnell: How To Draw in Different Studio Styles
Being a good artist and facile with technology are two skills animation companies want. But there’s a third component rarely discussed—how well you can draw in the manner of each studio. Understanding and mastering these styles will increase your chances of getting hired. In this session, Disney master teacher Mark McDonnell will demonstrate the style quirks of Cartoon Network, Disney, DreamWorks, Laika, and Warner Bros., this time with particular attention to how types of characters—heroes, villains, and sidekicks—change across studios. Moderated by Fast Company’s Susan Karlin.
Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Room 11
Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
As we near the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga with Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors and artists gather to discuss new and upcoming stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Lou Anders (Pirate’s Price), Katie Cook (Creatures Big & Small), Zorida Córdova (A Crash of Fate), Delilah Dawson (Black Spire), E. K. Johnston (Queen’s Shadow), George Mann (Myths & Fables), Brian Rood (The Skywalker Saga), Cavan Scott (Dooku: Jedi Lost), Kevin Shinick (Force Collector), Charles Soule (Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith), Timothy Zahn (Thrawn: Treason), and Rebecca Roanhorse (Resistance Reborn). Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain and Jennifer Heddle.
Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Room 7AB
The State of the Industry: Animation Superstars
For the 13th year in a row, ASIFA–Hollywood brings together some of the greats in animation to discuss the industry, where it’s headed, and how they broke into the industry. Brooke Keesling (Animation Guild, ASIFA–Hollywood VP and longtime animation recruiter for Cartoon Network and Disney) will lead a lively discussion with animation giants Dave Thomas (director and producer, Wander Over Yonder, Mickey Mouse shorts, Fairly Odd Parents, El Tigre), Jeanette Moreno King(storyboard artist and director, Alien News Desk, Disenchantment, Futurama), Matt Braily (editor and writer, Star vs. the Forces of Evil, Loud House, Owl House), Hannah Nance Parlow (color designer, Tig ‘N’ Seek, Harley Quinn, Mike Tyson Mysteries), and David Shair (storyboard artist and writer: Looney Tunes Cartoons, Wander Over Yonder, Fish Hooks).
Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm, Room 28DE
Fanbase Press: The Art of Star Wars
Since 1977, fans have been clamoring for more Star Wars in all forms of media: movies, TV shows, comics, books, games, action figures, and more. Led by Michele Brittany (editorials manager, Fanbase Press), this panel—including Craig Miller (former director of fan relations, Lucasfilm), Barbara Randall Kesel (editor, The Dark Empire), Chris Fenoglio (artist, Star Wars Adventures: The Tales of Vader’s Castle), Ken Lashley (artist, Lucasfilm), and Brandon McKinney (artist, Star Wars Mighty Chronicles)—will share their artistic journey with the Star Wars property.
Friday July 19, 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm, Room 7AB
Breaking Borders: The New Chicano Popular Arts and Comics
The bilingual manager of the Athenaeum Arts center Danillea Kelly moderates a discussion with Claudia Dominguez (graphic novelist of More Than Money, her harrowing account of escaping to San Diego from Mexico City), William A. Nericcio (publisher of Amatl, an SDSU Publishing imprint), Mario Torero (Chicano artist, muralist, and this year’s inductee into the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian), Joaquin Junco (young San Diego–based cartoonist for La Prensa, San Diego Free Press, and now assisting Chicano Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz on his award-winning syndicated newspaper strip La Cucaracha), Lalo Alcaraz himself (consultant on Pixar’s animated feature Coco), and Paul Guinan (creator of the award-winning Aztec Empire, the comic of the conquest debuting in print at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con). Chicano culture is American culture with a rich tradition of storytelling murals, art, cartoons, and comics. Chicano popular art isn’t just in Spanish, it draws on the legends of the Aztecs, Mayan, and Inca mythologies and histories, creating what are actually indigenous artforms. Recently there’s been a great deal of controversy in the news regarding the crossing of borders, Latino migrants, Central American refugees, and who does and does not qualify to live in America. Chicano art and comics remind people that this popular culture owes its power to the melding of influences and traditions that in combination preserve this uniquely American popular culture.
Friday July 19, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Room 8
Don’t Dream It’s Over: What Fandoms Do When Long-Running Stories End
In the next year, many fandoms are facing an end of the universes they love (or at least the current storylines within those universes): Supernatural, Game of Thrones, and Arrow are leaving TV; Star Wars and Marvel’s long-running sagas are winding down. Our insightful panel featuring a mix of fans and pros, including Craig Titley (executive producer, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Joelle Monique (journalist, Teen Vogue, Playboy, A.V. Club), Justin Bolger (ILMxLAB/Lucasfilm), Elizabeth Minkel (co-host, Fansplaining), Dr. Lynn Zubernis (professor and author, Fangasm), Delilah Dawson (author, Star Wars: Phasma and forthcoming Firefly comics), and moderator Flourish Klink (Co-host, Fansplaining; Chaotic Good Studios), will discuss what fandoms can do when long-running canon ends.
Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Grand 12 & 13, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Star Wars Trading Card Collecting
David Neuhausel (admin of Star Wars Card Collectors Alliance), Shawn Mullen (founder/president of Science Fiction Coalition), and Carlos Esteban Munoz and Kenneth Burke (Star Wars trading card collectors) will address topics such as where to start, who to trade with, how to avoid pitfalls, and other dynamics of card collecting. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting out, you’ll have a blast hearing this discussion on base sets, chase cards, autographs, sketch cards, and promos, among other topics that may come up.
Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm – 8:00pm, Room 7AB
Judges on The Clone Wars
The Clone Wars represents some of the best Star Wars stories ever told. A panel of judges and attorneys report for duty to determine the duty to follow lawful orders vs. unlawful orders; child safety of younglings; secret marriages; clone rights; and the trial of Ashoka Tano. Panelists include Circuit Judge John B. Owens (9th Circuit Court of Appeals), Judge Carol Najera, Bethany Bengfort (US Courts), Stephen Tollafield (professor, Hastings School of Law), Bethany Bengfort (U.S. Courts), and Steve Chu (assistant U.S. attorney). Moderated by Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks).
Friday July 19, 2019 8:00pm – 9:00pm, Room 7AB
Star Wars Trivia Game Panel
Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society, veteran hosts of trivia panels at Comic-Con International since 2002, have created a new format this year that will allow for even more audience members to win valuable prizes. For those of you who think they know the galaxy far, far away, this is the panel for you. Returning this year will be a game round for kids ages 5–11 in which every child will win a prize. Following that will be the adult game rounds for ages 12 and up. Come test your knowledge of the galaxy far, far away, and you may win some of the many prizes provided by Star Wars licensees. The trivia panel hosts are Leia Hornedo, Linda Crispien, Brendan Prout, Carlos Munoz, Felicia Nykaza, and Collin Gomez.
Friday July 19, 2019 9:00pm – 10:00pm, Room 7AB
But Wait, There’s More!
Below are some of the announcements already made for SDCC 2019. Keep an eye here tomorrow for more SDCC announcements!
As always, all information is subject to change without notice. Find the full San Diego Comic-Con schedule here: comiccon2019.sched.org.