The biggest week in all of Nerd culture is fast approaching, in a matter of days thousands of Geeks, Dorks and Nerds gather in San Diego, California to celebrate all things Comic Books at San Diego Comic Convention 2013!
Here at Comic Booked, we feel it’s our duty to keep you updated on all of the nerd worlds goings on, so here we have the complete panel and signing schedules for all of the major Comic Book publishers at SDCC ’13, first up Marvel Comics!
THURSDAY, JULY 18
Breaking into Comics the Marvel Way
Have a passion for the inner workings of the comics industry? Curious about breaking into the field as a writer or artist? Sit down with a group of Marvel professionals from every corner of the business, and get insider tips, advice, and firsthand accounts of what it takes to start a career in comics today! Panelists include Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, and a slew of great Marvel talent!
10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. PDT
House of Ideas Panel
Love having the best comics in the industry on your mobile devices? Want to know how Marvel stays on the cutting edge of technology while bringing you what you love? Want to learn more about Infinite Comics? Well, this panel is for you, True Believer! Get exciting news from Ryan Penagos (Executive Editorial Director of Digital), C.B. Cebulski (SVP, Creator & Content Development) and Arune Singh (Director of Communications) on what’s happening with the Marvel Comics App, Marvel Dot Com, Marvel’s vast social media presence and more in this can’t-miss panel!
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. PDT
MARVEL: Superior Spider Man
Calling all Spider-Fans: This July is Superior Spider-Month! Get the inside scoop on Spider-Man’s new allies, new foes, and new look, and get ready for some exciting announcements! This is one panel no true fan of the web-slinger will want to miss. Featuring Senior Editor Steve Wacker, Chris Samnee (DAREDEVIL) Nick Spencer (SUPERIOR FOES OF SPIDER-MAN), Arune Singh (Director of Communications) and other Marvel guests!
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. PDT
FRIDAY, JULY 19
Ultimate Universe Panel
Find out what’s happening in the Ultimate Comics Universe when Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Joshua Hale Fialkov (ULTIMATE COMICS ULTIMATES) and Brian Michael Bendis (ULTIMATE COMICS SPIDER-MAN) unveil the future of the Ultimates, the Ultimate X-Men, and everyone’s favorite web-slinger Miles Morales! PLUS: A startling announcement about the future of the Ultimate Universe!
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. PDT
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel
On Friday, July 19, Marvel Television introduces fans to the House of Ideas’ first live action television epic with the new ABC series, “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” featuring a panel with executive producer Joss Whedon, star Clark Gregg (Agent Phil Coulson) and Marvel’s Head of Television and series executive producer, Jeph Loeb. The show will also be spotlighted at the Marvel Entertainment Booth on the Convention Center floor throughout the entire weekend, with special surprises to be announced!
1:45 p.m.–3:00 p.m. PDT
Cup O’Joe Panel
Join us for this Convention favorite! Here is your chance to Q&A with Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, for this no-holds-barred exposé on everything Marvel. Got a question about a favorite hero? Want to hear groundbreaking news straight from the source? Need a rundown on breaking developments in Marvel comics, film, and T.V? This panel is for you! Plus, don’t miss out on the exciting developments in the biggest new series of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy! Featuring special guests Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Talent Scout C.B. Cebulski, David Gabriel (SVP, Print & Digital Publishing), Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS), Brian Michael Bendis (GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY) and some other Mighty Marvel guests!
3:15 p.m.–4:15 p.m. PDT
SATURDAY, JULY 20
Marvel Television Presents
It’s the biggest, most animated Marvel Television panel ever! Join Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, for the latest from inside Marvel Universe on Disney XD, including what’s next for “Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man,” a brand-new episode of the hit series “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble,” and the World Premiere of “Marvel’s Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.”
10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. PDT
Marvel Video Games
Join us for an hour of fun and surprises in the most ambitious Marvel video games panel to date! Hear the latest on all upcoming Marvel video games including the highly anticipated “LEGO MARVEL Super Heroes”! Find out what’s next for “Marvel: Avengers Alliance,” “Marvel Heroes,” “Marvel Pinball,” and “Marvel War of Heroes.” Our panel wouldn’t be the same without a few special guests, so stop by and see who takes the stage!
12:30 p.m.–1:30 p.m. PDT
Marvel’s INFINITY Panel
It’s the Avengers versus their greatest galactic foe, Thanos! Get the lowdown on Jonathan Hickman’s six-issue event that pulls in your favorite heroes from all corners of the Marvel Universe. Plus, get the 411 on all our other great Avengers titles! Featuring Editor in Chief Axel Alonso, Sam Humphries (AVENGERS A.I.), Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS),Charles Soule (THUNDERBOLTS), and Nick Spencer (SECRET AVENGERS)!
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. PDT
Marvel Action Figures Panel
Adam Biehl (vice president, Global Marvel line at Hasbro), Jesse Falcon (Director of Hardlines, Marvel), Dwight Stall(senior Marvel product design manager, Hasbro) and Maalvika Mantraprigada (senior manager, Global Marvel line) discuss Hasbro’s popular Marvel action figure lines. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming action figures. Adam, Jesse, Dwight, and Maalvika will also host a Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions!
4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m. PDT
Marvel Studios: “Thor: The Dark World” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Panel
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige, and many surprise guests, provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
6:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. PDT
SUNDAY, JULY 19
Women of Marvel
From Captain Marvel to the X-Men, from Twitter to Tumblr, women in comics has been one of the most talked-about topics in comics recently. Join the conversation as women from every discipline in the creative process at Marvel discuss what it’s like working as a woman in comics today and what it means for the future of the industry! Louise Simonson (NEW MUTANTS), Editor Jeanine Schaefer, Marvel AR Producer & Photographer Judy Stephens, and some other special guests!
Get the lowdown on “X-Men: Battle of the Atom,” the massive X-Men event that will forever change the landscape of the X-Universe! What happens when the original five X-Men come face-to-face with the future X-Men? Heads will roll, in this fateful time-space showdown! Plus, find out the latest on all the other corners of mutant-dom! Editor Jeanine Schaefer, Senior Editor Nick Lowe, Brian Michael Bendis (ALL-NEW X-MEN), Paul Cornell (WOLVERINE), Rick Remender (UNCANNY AVENGERS), Gerry Duggan (DEADPOOL), Sam Humphries (UNCANNY X-FORCE), and Brian Posehn (DEADPOOL) bring you your definitive one-stop shop for all things X-Men!
Avengers, X-Men, Doctor Strange and Sgt. Fury 50th Anniversary Panel
Marvel Comics’s first wave of super hero creations in the 1960s have proven to have remarkable staying power and worldwide appeal. The Avengers, X-Men, Doctor Strange, and Sgt. Fury and His Howling Commandos (which introduced Nick Fury) all celebrate their 50th anniversaries this year. When Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Steve Ditko created the characters half a century ago, little did they know what they brought into the comics world. Since then numerous writers and artists have told the tales of these heroes, including Comic-Con special guests Brian Michael Bendis (AVENGERS and UNCANNY X-MEN), Frank Brunner (DOCTOR STRANGE), John Romita, Jr. (just about every Marvel hero), and Roy Thomas, who was there almost at the beginning with Stan, Jack and Steve and contributed his own memorable takes on the Avengers and X-Men.
1:45 p.m.–2:45 p.m. PDT