I like to meet people at San Diego Comic-Con. This was not always the case. For the first couple of years I attended, I scurried about from the convention floor to panels to the hotel room. I didn't go to any parties, I didn't talk much... I have made leaps and bounds conquering my shyness since then. I try to get outside the convention center more and generally just say hi to people. Twitter has paved the way to make starting conversations easy. I'd love to meet as many of you as possible at SDCC to say hi and thank you for reading my scribblings. I know some places and parties that I will be at for sure, and if you're in the area, flag me down. If you see me on the convention floor, please say howdy. I promise I don't bite.
Oh, You Sexy Geek - 10:45-11:45am - Room 6A
"Does displaying the sexiness of fangirls benefit or demean them? When geek girls show off, are they liberating themselves or pandering to men? Do some "fake fangirls" blend sex appeal with nerdiness just to appeal to the growing geek/nerd market, or is that question itself unfair? And what's up with all the Slave Leias?"
Star Wars: The Clone Wars S4 Preview - 4:45-5:45pm - Room 6BCF
"The epic conflict of Star Wars: The Clone Wars intensifies in the upcoming season, as new battle lines are drawn, new threats arise, and old enemies resurface. Take an unparalleled first look into this fall's action, drama, and adventure as the creators of hit series from Lucasfilm preview some of what will astound Star Wars fans in Season Four."
Her Universe - What Women Want in Their Female Sci-Fi Heroes - 6:00-7:00pm - Room 25ABC
"In the early days of sci-fi, female characters were the designated damsels in distress. Thankfully, today a new generation of creative minds are molding the strong, intelligent, and powerful female roles we see in some sci-fi films, TV shows, comics and other media. What are the differences between past sci-fi adventures with female characters and today's feminine heroes that women can really connect with? How do you create truly interesting and unique female characters in the sci-fi universe? How are they different from their male counterparts?"
I might be at 3:00pm Game of Thrones panel, it depends on the line.
New Media Meet-Up - Meet-up is from 5:30-8:00pm and co-hosted by the League of Extraordinary Ladies.
I'll pretty much be in Room 7AB for Star Wars panels most of the day.
I will be on the floor cosplaying as Lady Indiana Jones for a few hours though.
Archaia: The Making of a Graphic Novel - 6:00-7:00pm - Room 9
Three new graphic novels coming from Archaia Entertainment's Black Label have some very interesting stories behind them, and if you ever aspire to create your own graphic novel someday, you may pick up some pointers!
Mythbusters - 7:45-8:45pm - Room 6BCF
A Comic-Con fan favorite, MythBusters is back with their traditional Saturday evening panel. Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara, and Kari Byron talk about their recent exploits and upcoming fall Mythbuster-y goodness!
Archaia & The Jim Henson Company - 10:00-11:00am - Room 4
Jim Henson was a creative genius responsible for some of the most iconic properties today, including The Muppets, Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal. But what was he like leading up to that success? Archaia and The Jim Henson Company explore his early works and creative process, complete with archival, rarely seen footage, brought to you by Henson archivist Karen Falk. Then, get an advance look at Tale of Sand, the new original graphic novel coming in September, based on a never-before-seen screenplay written by Jim Henson and his longtime collaborator, Jerry Juhl. Falk, Archaia editor-in-chief Stephen Christy, and A Tale of Sand artist Ramón Pérez will discuss the behind-the-scenes production of the book and debut some new images.
The Superhero Battlefield - 4:00-5:00pm - Room 4
What drives superheroes to keep fighting the good fight without getting burned out, disillusioned, or transforming into villains themselves? Trauma psychologist Dr. Andrea Letamendi (UCLA) explores the minds of your favorite comic book heroes and villains, linking them with the very real minds of actual trauma survivors. Alongside Dr. Letamendi are fellow psychologists Dr. Robin Rosenberg (The Psychology of Superheroes) and Dr. Travis Langley (Batman in his Belfry), as well as guest panelists including writer Len Wein (Swamp Thing).
Also, in case it comes up, I like Guinness and gin and tonics.