MUST-SEE panels at #SDCC 2019 that Disney fans won’t want to miss!
Over the past few days, San Diego Comic-Con has been releasing its roster of panels taking place from July 18-21 this year and we’ve been taking a closer look for all the Disney-related goings on.
Now that the full schedule for #SDCC has been released, we’ve compiled a list of the must-see events that Disney fans will not want to miss at the con!
Thursday, July 18
Are you a fan of ABC’s Lost ? Then join Jay and Jack Glatfelter for their 13th annual SDCC panel. The co-hosts of the popular Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack will be joined by podcasters Ralph Apel (The Dharmalars, Kaiju) and Jo “JOpinionated” Garfein (Post-Show Recaps, co-founder of Cancer Gets Lost) to discuss the thoughts, theories, and legacy of one of the best serialized TV shows of all time and touch on other popular shows such as Game of Thrones, Deadwood, Watchmen, Stranger Things, and more.
Thursday July 18, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm, Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Get an inside look at the latest and greatest from Marvel Games. Attendees will see exciting new content from Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and Marvel’s Avengers, with many unannounced surprises and panel exclusives. Moderator Greg Miller(loudmouth at KindaFunny.com) will be joined by Bill Rosemann (VP and creative director, Marvel Games) and other panelists from titles throughout the Marvel Games family.
Thursday July 18, 2019 1:30pm – 3:15pm, Hall H
Beyond explanation . . . beyond understanding . . . lies the truth. Cast and executive producers will present a first look at the pilot episode of ABC’s new drama series Emergence, followed by a panel discussion. This character-driven genre thriller follows a police chief who takes in a young child she finds near the site of a mysterious accident who has no memory of what has happened. The investigation draws her into a conspiracy larger than she ever imagined, and the child’s identity is at the center of it all. Panel participants include executive producers Michele Fazekasand Tara Butters with cast members Allison Tolman, Donald Faison, Clancy Brown, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., and Zabryna Guevara.
Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The cast and producers of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. take over Hall H for the first time ever! Be the first to hear the scoop about the show-stopping conclusion for season 6 and what awaits in season 7 of Marvel’s flagship television show. With your favorite stars in attendance, including Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, along with executive producers Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb, this is a must-see panel to celebrate seven seasons with the world’s greatest fans! This action-packed series from Marvel Television and ABC Studios airs Fridays at 8/7c on ABC.
Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Hall H
Fans remember the life and legacy of the legendary Stan Lee. Starting with Fantastic Four for Marvel Comics in 1961, Stan (together with fellow co-creator artists Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko) brought to life the Hulk, Doctor Strange, Daredevil, and our favorite neighborhood Spider-Man! This panel will celebrate with a collection of fan art and the best of Stan’s cameos in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, plus stories from those who knew Stan and his genuine appreciation for his fans. Moderated by Christine Quimbo and Anastasia Hunter.
Thursday July 18, 2019 3:30pm – 4:30pm, Room 6BCF
Based on the Stumptown graphic novel, ABC’s new drama series follows Dex Parios (Cobie Smulders), a strong, assertive, and sharp-witted Army veteran with a complicated love life, a gambling debt, and a brother to take care of in Portland, Oregon. Her military intelligence skills make her a great P.I., but her unapologetic style puts her in the firing line of hardcore criminals and not quite in alliance with the police. Panel participants include cast members Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson, Michael Ealy, Camryn Manheim, Tantoo Cardinal, Cole Sibus, andAdrian Martinez, with executive producer Jason Richman and Stumptown graphic novel authorGreg Rucka.
Thursday July 18, 2019 4:15pm – 5:15pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Presented by Her Universe, Hot Topic, and She-Ra in partnership with Cartoon Network, the Her Universe Fashion Show has become one of the must-attend events on Thursday at Comic-Con, as 24 designers compete with their original “geek couture” designs to win the ultimate prize: the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection for Hot Topic. Hosted by actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein.
Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm, Harbor Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt
Friday, July 19
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
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
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 directorAashrita Kamath (Avatar 2 and 3, Kong: Skull Island), graphic designerEllen 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Saturday, July 20
Celebrate 10 years of Women of Marvel panels and 200 podcast episodes! Hosts Sana Amanat (VP of Content and Character Development, Marvel) and Judy Stephens (producer, Marvel) and others will talk 80 years of Marvel history, what it’s like working as a woman in comics, and the future of the industry.
Saturday July 20, 2019 10:00am – 11:30am, Room 5AB
The creative team at Disney Publishing discuss how they have taken beloved Disney franchises and reimagined them for a fresh new take on classic stories told from a completely different perspective. This is an official panel by Disney Publishing Worldwide. Featuring Jocelyn Davies(senior editor, Disney Book Group), Brittany Rubiano (editor, Franchise Creative Content), and Serena Valentino (author, Villains series). Moderated by Disney Publishing Worldwide’s Emily Meehan.
Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 29AB
The Jack Kirby Museum sits down with DC and Marvel artist Mark Badger, underground cartoonist Bruce Simon, and Kirby assistant and creative partner Steve Sherman for a historical slideshow on the life and career of Jack Kirby featuring an overview of his artistic progression from the 1940s through the 1980s, with an emphasis on his groundbreaking use of the spread. The panel will discuss the man behind the art from Simon’s and Sherman’s personal stories with Jack in the ’60s and ’70s, as well as the art itself. with an analysis of Kirby’s methods, theories, and design.
Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 7AB
2019 marks the 40th anniversary of the landmark multiplatinum Mickey Mouse Disco album, so put on your bell bottoms, and get ready to wind back the clock with D23: The Official Disney Fan Club. This panel will be a funky trip through Mickey Mouse’s influence on pop culture and a celebration of his past, present, and future-featuring a few familiar faces and rarely seen surprises!
Saturday July 20, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 25ABC
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry. This year’s lineup includes Marieve Herington(Big City Greens, Disney Junior), Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of Evil, The Adventures of Puss in Boots), Laraine Newman (The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz), Lex Lang (Star Wars Resistance, Curious George), Eric Lopez (Young Justice, The Spectacular Spider-Man), Fred Tatasciore (Family Guy, The Incredible Hulk), and maybe a few other members of the vocal majority.
Saturday July 20, 2019 1:00pm – 2:30pm, Room 6BCF
Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, The Matrix. All beloved stories that follow the hero’s journey-the mythic structure of all great stories. Though many have explored why this ancient template has inspired so many great works, it’s time to adjust our thinking for a modern age. What exactly is the hero’s journey? How do some of pop culture’s newest heroes-Captain Marvel, Miles Morales, Rey-follow or subvert this pattern? And what does the reaction to these characters say about the state of fandom and storytelling? Nerdist editor-in-chief Rachel Heine, Preeti Chhibber (author, Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal), Hector Navarro (host, DC Daily), Joshua Yehl (senior features and news editor, IGN), Danielle Radcliffe (writer, ScreenJunkies), and Jessica Delfanti(narrative lead, Fable Labs) break down what it truly means to be a “hero.”
Saturday July 20, 2019 1:30pm – 2:30pm, Room 5AB
Legendary writer Jonathan Hickman is joined by Marvel editor-in-chief C. B. Cebulski and other mighty Marvel panelists to bring you all the latest and greatest news straight from the House of Ideas. Learn what comes next for the X-Men after the senses-shattering revelations of the House of X and Powers of X !! Plus, stick around for a few things they can’t even hint at yet!
Saturday July 20, 2019 1:45pm – 2:45pm, Room 6A
Willie Ito discusses his 50 years in animation working for a multitude of companies such as Disney, Warner Bros., Bob Clampett, Hanna-Barbera, and Sanrio, as well as his comic book work with Marvel, Petersen Publishing, and Western Publishing. Having held such titles as producer/director for Aloha Productions, product designer for Disney Consumer Products, and publisher for Yabitoon Books, Willie will have much to speak about.
Saturday July 20, 2019 2:30pm – 3:30pm, Room 8
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Saturday July 20, 2019 5:15pm – 6:45pm, Hall H
Sunday, July 21
This annual panel celebrates Comic-Con’s first superstar guest, the man they call “The King of Comics,” Jack Kirby. Jack left us in 1994, but his influence on comics, film, and this convention has never been greater. Discussing the man and his work this year are Kurt Busiek (Astro City, Marvels), Buzz Dixon (Thundarr the Barbarian, Destroyer Duck), Mike Royer (Kirby’s favorite inker), attorney Paul S. Levine, and maybe a few surprise panelists. Naturally, it’s moderated by former Kirby assistant Mark Evanier.
Sunday July 21, 2019 10:00am – 11:15am, Room 5AB
Do you want to know what it takes to build your own droid from the Star Wars galaxy? Southern California R2 builders Mike Senna, Michael McMaster, William Miyamoto, Thomas Roeoesli, Chris Romines, and Victor Franco discuss how their robots are built and how they work. Topics include materials, blueprints, techniques, tools, and electronics used to bring their droids to life.
Sunday July 21, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am, Room 11
Floyd Norman (artist, animator, The Jungle Book, Toy Story 2) highlights the periods of his career not working for the Walt Disney Studios. Floyd will give a keynote presentation showcasing his fascinating projects working with people outside of the Disney company, including Fat Albertfor Bill Cosby, the Soul Train main titles, Smokey Robinson’s Bushead, and many more from over the years.
Sunday July 21, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm, Room 4
A slew of mighty Marvel panelists take you behind the scenes and show you how a Marvel comic book is made. Learn about every aspect of production, including writing, pencilling, inking, coloring, editing, and more, with creators on hand to offer personal insights and anecdotes.
Sunday July 21, 2019 11:15am – 12:15pm, Room 5AB
Josh Shipley (CCO, Evermore Park, former Walt Disney Imagineer), Logan Long (creative studio director, Evermore Park; Face Off multiple season contestant), Dave Powell (armor and weapons fabrication lead), and Brooke Wilkins (senior costuming supervisor) will be discussing the ongoing creation and storytelling of this new “living experience theme park.” Incorporating authentic European historical architecture, professional prop building, full body character costuming, and puppetry, Evermore Park is the living embodiment of fantasy themed immersive theatre, embracing a strong culture of audience cosplay and interactive role-play.
Sunday July 21, 2019 11:30am – 12:30pm, Room 8
With the smash-hit success of yesterday’s Cartoon Voices I panel, there’s no choice but to do another one-with different but equally talented actors from the world of animation voicing. Once again, moderator Mark Evanier has assembled an all-star dais that will include Jim Meskimen(The Adventures of Puss in Boots, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Robin Atkin Downes (Ben 10, Star Wars Rebels), Secunda Wood (Boss Baby, Days Gone), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad, Looney Tunes), Candi Milo (Fanboy & Chum Chum, Jimmy Neutron), and probably someone else.
Sunday July 21, 2019 11:45am – 1:15pm, Room 6A
Following up on his hit WonderCon panel The Science of Avengers: Endgame, Nerdist’s science editor and host of Because Science Kyle Hill(The Science of Mortal Kombat, MythBusters: The Search) breaks down the actual science behind Marvel’s latest web-slinging adventure, with help from star YouTubers Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced, MythBusters: The Search), Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl), Alie Caldwell (Neuro Transmissions, SciShow), and Kishore Hari (community organizer for Adam Savage’s Tested website). Q&A session to follow.
Sunday July 21, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm, Room 7AB
A diverse panel explore where Hollywood and technology is headed in 2019 and beyond. They’ll discuss the future of content distribution and access from some of the top providers of tech and content. Moderated by Forbes contributor David Bloom. Featuring participants from Paramount, AMC, Netflix, Disney, the TV Academy, and NBC/Universal.
Sunday July 21, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm, Room 24ABC
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- 2019 San Diego Comic-Con: Sunday’s Disney-related events!
As always, all information is subject to change without notice. Find the full San Diego Comic-Con schedule here: comiccon2019.sched.org.