San Diego Comic Con 2011 - Sunday Programming Hightlights

Today is the start of San Diego Comic Con 2011. All the comic book fanboys and girls are rubbing the sleep out of their eyes, eating their complimentary continental breakfast bagels and coffee before walking and driving to the big event.

I've included here my last batch of highlights for Sunday, the last day of the show. As with all of these highlights, Please please please check the schedule provided by CCI. At this URL:

They are always making updates to accommodate all of the programming and the talent in the panels.


A great collaborative team on an awesome book from Dark Horse Comics. Worth checking out for sure:

10:00-11:00 Axe Cop— Meet Comic-Con special guests Ethan and Malachai Nicolle, the 30- and 7-year-old brothers behind the award-winning web comic and print series Axe Cop (Dark Horse Comics). With moderator Kevin Murphy (Mystery Science Theater 3000, Riff Trax) and other guests Ethan and Malachai discuss Axe Cop and give you an exclusive look at what's coming up in the world of the head-chopping policeman. At age 7, Malachi is Comic-Con's youngest special guest ever! Room 6DE

I loved this series of books when I was in high school and still reread copies now and then. Plus having George R.R. Martin and so many other great writers on a panel is just an interesting time.

10:30-11:30 Wild Cards— Top writers in the science fiction field discuss the positives and the pitfalls of re-creating the comic experience in a prose form. How can words ever compete with pictures? Or does the depth of characterization make up for the lack of visuals? Panelists include George R. R. Martin (Song of Ice and Fire), Melinda M. Snodgrass (Edge series,Wild Cards), Paul Cornell (Doctor Who and DC Comics), Carrie Vaughn (Kitty novels),Michael Cassutt (Heaven's Shadow), David Anthony Durham (Acacia Series), Caroline Spector (Wild Cards), Daniel Abraham (Leviathan Wakes, Dragon's Path), and Kevin Andrew Murphy (Supernatural Suburbia). Room 6BCF
Tags: Comics | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Superheroes | Writers & Writing

I love Firefly and Dr. Horrible, so a one on one with Nathan Fillion sounds good to me.
11:45-12:45 One-on-One with Castle Star Nathan Fillion— Nathan Fillion (Firefly) and the cast of Castle offer a lively discussion about their popular ABC crime-solving series. If you at last year's panel, you'll remember the fun and surprises. Enjoy a sneak peek into season four and walk away with Double Rainbow! Room 6BCF
Tags: Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Television

I can pull myself way from end of show sales in the expo floor for this certainly
12:30-1:30 BBC America's Doctor Who— Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, along with writers and producers, make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A! They're bringing exclusive new footage of the new season to be shown ahead of its late summer return on BBC America.Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger. From award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and starring BAFTA nominee Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond, the second season's Part One delivered record ratings for BBC America and marked the first time Doctor Who filmed on American soil. Also starring Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston, the Part One finale ended with the unveiling of a massive secret and the words "Let's Kill Hitler" on screen. Part One is now available on Blu-ray/DVD/iTunes, and Part Two premieres late summer on BBC America's Supernatural Saturdays. The panel will be moderated by Adam Rogers, senior editor, WIRED magazine. Hall H

Could be interesting
3:00-4:00 Disney/Marvel Team-Up— Everyone wondered what would happen when the Mouse House got together with the House of Ideas, and the answer is an amazing assortment of Marvelous kids books! Editors from Disney Publishing Worldwide and Marvel unveil their new line of Marvel Origin Storybooks for kids, featuring modern retellings of some of Marvel's most iconic characters, such as Thor, Captain America, Spider-Man, and the X-Men. From artwork to film adaptations to beginner books, find out all the upcoming excitement from the combined might of Disney and Marvel. With Ruwan Jayatilleke, senior vice president, Marvel; Rich Thomas, global editorial director, Disney Publishing Worldwide; and Michael Siglain, senior editor, Disney Publishing Worldwide. Room 24ABC

My kids love Yo Gabba Gabba! I'd attend this for the photos alone
3:30-4:30 Yo Gabba Gabba! Behind the Music— Since Yo Gabba Gabba! launched on Nickelodeon in 2007, it quickly became one of the most popular series on television with broad appeal among preschoolers, parents, teens and adults- thanks, in large part, to its musical content. Join show creator Scott Schultz, Lance Robertson (DJ Lance Rock), and the cast of Yo Gabba Gabba! music composers, includingAdam Deibert, Ricky Falomir, Jarond Gibbs, and Aaron Watene for an exclusive behind the scenes discussion about what it's like to compose Yo Gabba Gabba! songs for some of today's most popular names in music and entertainment, such as Jack Black, The Killers, The Shins, The Roots, Weezer and more. Be the first to hear music being composed for the highly anticipated season 4 and 2011 live stage show, followed by a fan-led Q&A. Attendees of the panel also will receive exclusive giveaways. Room 6BCF


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