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GeekFest Film Festival

SciFi

SciFi

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

City of Imperium Trailer
The Island
Might
ReWrite
As They Continue to Fall
Plug

Fan Films

Fan Films

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Rogue One: A Star Wars Toy Story
Where No Jedi Has Gone Before
One PM
Arkham’s Journal
Committed
Injustice For All

Women in Indie Horro

Women in Indie Horro

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Learn from some of our favorite women working in indie horror. Producing, Directing and Distributing your indie from today’s top females in horror film!

Moderator:
Ivonna Cadaver (Macabre Theatre on YoutooAmerica)

Panelists:
Jessica Cameron (Indie Horror Director, Producer, Actor)
Lisa Loring (Wednesday Addams)
Genevieve Marie (Actor/ Producer, Horror Shorts)

Rated Horror 1 (Rated R Content)

Rated Horror 1 (Rated R Content)

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Death Metal
White Lily
Phoenix Run
The Chair

Rated Horror 2 (Rated R Content)

Rated Horror 2 (Rated R Content)

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Pioneers of Fear
Born Again
The Call of Charlie
The Night Watchman

The Final Frontier

NASA's Dawn Mission

NASA's Dawn Mission

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

What do TIE fighters and Dawn have in common? Is there a Hoth-like planet hidden in the main asteroid belt? Find out the answers to these questions and learn more about the Dawn spacecraft, which has been orbiting the dwarf planet Ceres since March 2015. In this talk, follow along with Dawn’s journey through time to explore some of the largest objects in the main asteroid belt and learn about the engineering behind the mission and the science that’s come out of it, including all of the latest mission updates!

Panelists:
Keri Bean- Doawn

Teenage Rover - 13 Years On Mars

Teenage Rover - 13 Years On Mars

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity has been exploring the surface of Mars for over 13 years now. What exactly has this plucky, solar-powered rover been doing? How do you drive a Mars rover? Is Opportunity experiencing the temperamental teenage years? Come find out from multiple team members how the rover is doing, what it’s been up to, and how they control the day to day life of Opportunity.

Panelists:
Doug Ellison
Keri Bean
Ashley Stroupe
Tanya Harrison
Mike Seibert

Virgin Orbit: Expanding Access to Space From Long Beach to Orbit

Virgin Orbit: Expanding Access to Space From Long Beach to Orbit

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Small, affordable satellites are revolutionizing the way we explore space and study our home planet-but only if they can find an affordable, reliable way to launch into orbit. Virgin Orbit is developing LauncherOne, a new dedicated small-satellite launch vehicle. In design and construction in Long Beach, LauncherOne will be air-launched from a 747 and deliver satellites for space-based.

Panelists:
Matt Wierman
Hannah McCallum

Exploring the Science & Technology of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

Exploring the Science & Technology of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

As far as mad scientists go, William “Willy” Wonka is as delightful as the come, but behind that wry smile, and impish behavior lies the mind of a chemical & technological genius. We will be discussing the Everlasting Gobstopper, the candy that never gets smaller, Fizzy Lifting Drinks, a liquid concoction that makes you float, Wonkavision, which sends physical objects across space, and finally the Great Glass Elevator, a transportation device that can take you anywhere with the push of a button. Come listen as Dr. Michael Dennin – World Renowned Physicist, Ben Sieper – Rocket Scientist and Daniel J. Glenn – Analytical Mastermind explain all these miraculous innovations, and show how his chocolate factory has more in common with DARPA than a conventional confectioner’s creation.

Moderator:
Daniel J. Glenn

Panelists:

Dr. Michael Dennin
Ben Sieper

So You Want to Build An R2D2?

So You Want to Build An R2D2?

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Did you know there’s a whole club of people dedicated to building R2-D2 and the other droids of Star Wars? Come learn the basics and see what it takes to build your own Astromech droid from folks that are building their own!

Panelists:
Members of the R2D2 Builders Club

Kids Can Cosplay: From the Parent's Perspective

Kids Can Cosplay: From the Parent's Perspective

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Moderator:
Jay Holliday

Panelists:
Mireille Hundric
Julliette Hundric
Richard Morales
Gabriela Morales

Live Painting with Camilla d'Errico

Live Painting with Camilla d'Errico

5:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Join Pop Surrealist painter and author Camilla d’Errico for a live painting demonstration of techniques from her how-to-paint book, Pop Painting. Have Q&A with Camilla while a new painting comes to life using her signature, eco-friendly, water-soluble Holbein Duo oil paints.

Leader:
Camilla d’Errico

The Lair

Spotlight: MY LITTLE PONY's Tony Fleecs

Spotlight: MY LITTLE PONY's Tony Fleecs

10:00 am to 11:00 am

LBCC welcomes MY LITTLE PONY writer/artist Tony Fleecs to this Long Beach Comic Con spotlight panel for pegasisters/bronies/fans of all ages! Legendary comics editor Barbara Randall Kesel interviews Tony, who will show off his art, tell stories, and answer fan questions.

Moderator:
Barbara Randall Kesel

Panelist:
Tony Fleecs

Comics For Everyone: When "All-Ages" Means ALL Ages

Comics For Everyone: When "All-Ages" Means ALL Ages

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

“All-Ages” comics aren’t just for kids- comics can be for everyone without being aimed at little ones. Talented creators Adam Beechen (BATGIRL, TEEN TITANS GO!), Alex Segura (THE ARCHIES), and Chynna Clugston Flores (BLUE MONDAY, SCOOTER GIRL) talk about the challenges and rewards of crafting stories designed to appeal to the widest possible audience.

Moderator:
James Gelberg

Panelists:
Adam Beechen
Alex Segura
Chynna Clugston Flores

40 Years of STAR WARS Collecting

40 Years of STAR WARS Collecting

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

2017 marks the 40th anniversary of STAR WARS: A NEW HOPE. Join the Science Fiction Coalition in discussing STAR WARS collecting for a fun and fascinating conversation for newcomers to the franchise or those who have been collecting since the beginning.

Moderator:
Shane Holly

Panelists:
Shawn Mullen
David Neuhausel Jacob Dubi
Shaylor Duranleau

STAR WARS Prop and Costume Making with the 501st Legion

STAR WARS Prop and Costume Making with the 501st Legion

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The 501st Legion and Rebel Legion are screen-accurate Star Wars Costuming Clubs – the 501st, the Bad Guys and the Rebel Legion, the Good Guys. We are approved by Lucasfilm and Disney to bear the name of Star Wars to conduct charity events for thousands of organizations worldwide. We provide costumers for an array of charity events including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Relay for Life, the Oscars, and more. Come to this panel to learn more details about the clubs’ mission and how you can become a member.

Moderator:
Brandon Jackson

Panelists:
Natalie Benavides
Dawn Bright
Shawn Crosby
Ramey Chanadet

The Writer's Journey: Breaking in and Managing a Career in Hollywood

The Writer's Journey: Breaking in and Managing a Career in Hollywood

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

This panel addresses what new writers need to do once they have material ready to go out to the masses. The shifting 21st-century digital frontier means the age-old methods of building a career have been rendered irrelevant, and this group of Hollywood screenwriters and graphic novel creators share insider information, publishing secrets, and the professional realities on how to develop your ideas into a viable property and market yourself accordingly. Moderated by 2015 Disney/ABC Writing Program winner and 2014 Eisner Award nominee Brandon Easton (MARVEL’S AGENT CARTER), the panel includes TV producer Geoffrey Thorne (THE LIBRARIANS, Marvel Comics’ MOSAIC), writer Ubah Mohammed (DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW), writer Brandon Thomas (Image’s HORIZON, Lion Forge’s NOBLE) actress/writer Erika Alexander (CONCRETE PARK) and artist/writer Tony Puryear (ERASER, CONCRETE PARK).

Moderator:
Brandon Easton

Panelists:
Geoffrey Thorne
Ubah Mohammed
Brandon Thomas
Erika Alexander
Tony Puryear

Licensed to Tell: Licensed Comics

Licensed to Tell: Licensed Comics

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Licensed comics give creators the chance to play with some of the greatest characters in fiction. Beyond classic work-for-hire superheroes, licensed comics allow creators to tell stories of your favorite characters in movies, television, and more. Join writers Jody Houser (STAR WARS: ROGUE ONE, ORPHAN BLACK), Ryan Parrott (STAR TREK: BOLDLY GO, POWER RANGERS: AFTERSHOCK) and Ron Marz (STAR WARS, SKYLANDERS), and artists Cat Staggs (SMALLVILLE) and Jamie Sullivan (STAR WARS) for stories of the highs and lows of playing with someone else’s toys.

Moderator:
TBA

Panelists:
Jody Houser
Ryan Parrott
Cat Staggs
Ron Marz
Jamie Sullivan

Pierre Bernard Jr. Figure Drawing Workshop

Pierre Bernard Jr. Figure Drawing Workshop

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

An LBCC favorite returns, as artist Pierre Bernard Jr. (LATE NIGHT WITH CONAN O’BRIEN) showcases his artistic chops and teaches beginners of all ages the secrets of life drawing (supplies – and models – provided) in this fun and interactive lesson. Find him in Artists’ Alley (table #D32) to learn this years’ theme and begin the lesson – starting around 3:00 – and then join him and his modeling crew for a group session.

Instructor:
Pierre Bernard Jr.

The Bridge

William Shatner Unplugged

William Shatner Unplugged

10:00 am to 10:30 am

Fanbase Press Presents: Things That Go Bump in Horror Comics

Fanbase Press Presents: Things That Go Bump in Horror Comics

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

We all enjoy a good scare, whether sitting around a campfire sharing ghost stories or in a darkened cinema watching alien species hunt their prey. Join writers Bryant Dillon (SOMETHING ANIMAL; IDENTITY THIEF) and David Lucarelli (CHILDREN’S VAMPIRE HUNTING BRIGADE), artist Megan Hutchison (WILL O’ THE WISP), INVADER ZIM’s Dave Crosland, and the HIGH MOON team of David Gallaher and Steve Ellis as they share what inspires them to write and illustrate horror in the sequential art medium, the challenges and benefits they face while working in the genre, and what they foresee in the future of horror comics.

PANELISTS:
Bryant Dillon
David Lucarelli
Megan Hutchison
Dave Crosland
David Gallaher
Steve Ellis

Extreme Studios 25th Anniversary Celebration

Extreme Studios 25th Anniversary Celebration

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

It’s the 25th anniversary of Extreme Studios, and four veterans of the glory days – Matt Hawkins, Todd Nauck, Shannon Eric Denton, and Norm Rapmund – share stories of their groundbreaking studio and the unforgettable era that changed comics for decades to come.

Moderator: Ivan Cohen

PANELISTS:
Matt Hawkins
Todd Nauck
Shannon Eric Denton
Norm Rapmund

Comics On the Edge of Forever: STAR TREK in Age of DISCOVERY

Comics On the Edge of Forever: STAR TREK in Age of DISCOVERY

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

With William Shatner at Long Beach and a new STAR TREK TV series premiering in just a few weeks, some of the best of modern Star Trek comic book writers and artists come to LBCC to celebrate the ever-expanding final frontier. Writer/producer Mark A. Altman (FREE ENTERPRISE, THE LIBRARIANS) welcomes Ryan Parrott, Scott and David Tipton, J.K. Woodward, and cartoonist Malachi Ward to the bridge.

MODERATOR:
Mark A. Altman

PANELISTS:
Ryan Parrott
Scott Tipton
David Tipton
J.K. Woodward
Malachi Ward

Howard Chaykin Spotlight

Howard Chaykin Spotlight

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Writer/artist Howard Chaykin’s work includes DC Comics’ first miniseries, THE WORLD OF KRYPTON, the original STAR WARS adaptation and ongoing series for Marvel Comics, and an unforgettable string
of revolutionary series and miniseries, including AMERICAN FLAGG!, THE
SHADOW, TWILIGHT, and BLACK KISS. Over the past decade, he’s created projects for Marvel, BOOM!, and Image, most recently THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA at Image and THE NEWSBOY LEGION AND THE BOY COMMANDOS SPECIAL for DC Comics as part of the
publisher’s Jack Kirby centennial tribute. We’ll go deeper than the highlights in a rare spotlight panel, with a boisterous Q&A.

Moderator:
Ivan Cohen

PANELISTS:
Howard Chaykin

Galaxy Quests: The Humor of STAR TREK (and beyond!)

Galaxy Quests: The Humor of STAR TREK (and beyond!)

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Humor was always an integral part of the original STAR TREK, but the influence of its comedy has permeated popular culture in new and unexpected ways. From SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE to GALAXY QUEST, THE BIG BANG THEORY to FREE ENTERPRISE to THE ORVILLE, and even BREAKING BAD and MAD MEN (come see for yourself), our panel of Treksperts, comedians, and filmmakers discuss comedy in and about STAR TREK. Join Jesse Alexander (Co-Executive Producer, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY) David A. Goodman (executive producer, THE ORVILLE, FUTURAMA), Dave Rogers (director, THE OFFICE and THE MINDY PROJECT), Daren Dochterman (visual effects supervisor, STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE – DIRECTOR’S EDITION), Roger Lay (producer, THE ALIENS ATE MY HOMEWORK) and moderator Mark A. Altman (writer/producer, FREE ENTERPRISE, THE LIBRARIANS) as they discuss the lighter side of Trek.

Moderator:
Mark A. Altman

PANELISTS:
David A. Goodman
Dave Rogers
Daren Dochterman
Roger Lay
Jesse Alexander

Writer's Room: Where Do Storytellers Come From?

Writer's Room: Where Do Storytellers Come From?

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Four writers with very different career paths share their origins and discuss their newest projects. Writer/producer Sandy King Carpenter, animation and comics writer Adam Beechen, actor/novelist Neo Edmund, and comics and video game writer Tony Bedard tell their stories.

Moderator: Grace Gordon

PANELISTS:
Sandy King Carpenter
Adam Beechen
Neo Edmund
Tony Bedard

The Video Games

The Video Games

5:30 pm to 7:00 pm

The Video Games What if the fate of your favorite video game characters rested in your hands?  Take control as they take the stage in THE
VIDEO GAMES, a parody of THE HUNGER GAMES. The tributes participating in the Battle to the Death have been substituted for video game characters from all the popular video game franchises.  Princess Zelda, Queen of the Console, is
celebrating the 64th Annual Video Games and needs the audience’s assistance (through social media) to ensure that this year’s Games are bigger, badder, and bloodier than the year before! By voting for their favorite characters, the audience will to alter the course of events throughout the performance. It’s a different show every night as iconic pixelated heroes and villains, such as Donkey Kong, Lara Croft, the Master Chief, and more compete to win the coveted title of Player One.

The Wardrobe

Cosplay Survival Tactics

Cosplay Survival Tactics

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Spending all day in a costume can be exhausting both physically and emotionally. Join Beauty and the Beard Cosplay and The San Diego Stitches Cosplay Repair Team as they provide tips and tricks to survive a day in cosplay from start to finish including self-care and emergency repairs.

Aliens & Creatures of Cosplay

Aliens & Creatures of Cosplay

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

Special guest star Keaghan Ashley from FACE OFF! Aliens and Creatures of Cosplay will discuss the process of using prosthetic make up such as sculpting, molding and casting techniques to create advanced cosmetic effects as well as cover the basics of body painting and airbrushing techniques. Displays will be provided and attendees are invited to interact with a Q&A session after.

Moderator:
Crystal Rose Creations

Panelists:
Nikki Bee
Christina Silvoso
Ashley Kamali-Jones
Keaghlan Ashley

CANCELLED

CANCELLED

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

Creating a Character with Makeup Effects has been CANCELED.

Plus Size Cosplay: Love the Skin You're In!

Plus Size Cosplay: Love the Skin You're In!

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Being plus size in the world of cosplay is often shunned and ridiculed we say no more! Our panelists will discuss how to work with posing, constructing, and rocking your cosplay to the next level while being plus sized.

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Panelists:
Katie M
Sasha C
Crystal R.S
Amanda L

Anyone Can Cosplay

Anyone Can Cosplay

2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Four very different cosplayers discuss whhy they joined the cosplay community, what keeps them in it, and where its taken them. Panelists focus on the idea that there is no right or wrong way to cosplay, and anyone can be a cosplayer.

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Panelists:
Angi Viper
Linz Stanley
Kelly Rose Curtiss
Chris Riley

Cosplay 101

Cosplay 101

3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Get your cosplay construction questions ready and ask cosplay guests what you can do to improve your skills. Feel free to ask questions on wigs, makeup, armor, and sewing tips.

Moderator:
Bernie Bregman

Panelists:
Alkali Layke
Ali Cat
Molecular Agatha
BexandRed Cosplay

Fashion Show Panel

Fashion Show Panel

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Do you love fashion? Want to learn the tips, trick and how tos? Are you aspiring to be in the fashion industry? Do you already work in the industry and want to grow your business & network? We would like to welcome you to “How to Design Geek: Fashion Design” where 6 of our Geek Fashion Designers of LBCC Fashion Show 2017 will open the doors of fashion in the geeky world. The designers will be discussing the inspiration, how to master that perfect instagram shot, steps to building your business from the ground up, how to make your impact in the industry, and many more!

Moderator:
Stephanie Sandmeier

Panelists:
Robin Walker
Lisa Heredia
Jen Egermeier
Elizabeth Yada
Samantha Peltz
Camille Falciola

Cosplay Pre-Judging

Cosplay Pre-Judging

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm

Cosplay Contest

Cosplay Contest

7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Hosted by Nerds Like Us’ Bernie Bregman! Judges: Alkali Layke, Nicole Marie Jean, Amanda Lynn Shafer, and Angi Viper

The Garage

Geeks Got Your Back

Geeks Got Your Back

10:30 am to 11:30 am

Anti-harassment has become a hot topic within the geek community over the last several years. Whether it is anti-harassment policies or grassroots awareness (such as Cosplay Is Not Consent), more and more geeks are looking for ways to make the geek community a better place to everyone. Come join us as we discuss ways in which we can all just be a little more excellent to each other.

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Playing Well with Others: Creators on Collaboration

Playing Well with Others: Creators on Collaboration

11:30 am to 12:30 pm

Three acclaimed creators who have worked solo AND with others discuss the differences between being the solo name above the title and sharing the creative responsibilities, and you get to be a part of it! Join Howard Chaykin (AMERICAN FLAGG!, THE DIVIDED STATES OF HYSTERIA), Gene Ha (TOP TEN, MAE), and Dean Haspiel (THE RED HOOK) for a freewheeling conversation.

Moderator: Ivan Cohen

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Writing for Video Games: The Real Behind the Virtual

Writing for Video Games: The Real Behind the Virtual

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

While stunning game play and graphics are the sizzle of a video game, story and characters make the difference between a fad and a franchise. Three writers – Shawn Kittelsen (INJUSTICE 2), Tony Bedard (AGENTS OF MAYHEM), and Jon Callan (RAW DATA) – share how they put their skills to work in some of your favorite games in a panel moderated by Cryptozoic co-CEO John Nee.

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The Expanding Universe of Video Games

The Expanding Universe of Video Games

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Story in video games is frequently extended into prose publishing, graphic novels, tabletop games, and merchandise. Cryptozoic co-CEO John Nee moderates an extraordinary panel with writers Marv Wolfman, Flint Dille, and Shawn Kittlesen, all of whom have experience telling stories that expand narratives beyond the original games.

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Filipino Americans in Comics and Animation

Filipino Americans in Comics and Animation

2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Film Creative hosts this unique panel that will take a look at the contributions of Filipino Americans in comics and animation. Join special guests Whilce Portacio (Creator of Bishop, WETWORKS, artist on X-MEN, X-FACTOR, and smany more), Leo Partible (animation and comic-book writer), Van Partible (creator of JOHNNY BRAVO), and other special guests as they talk about the history of Filipinos in comics/animation, their own contributions to the arts, how they got their start, and much more.

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Pitch, Pitch, Pitch: How to Sell Your Story

Pitch, Pitch, Pitch: How to Sell Your Story

3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

You have an idea for a story but nothing more. You have a fleshed-out idea, but don’t know how to cut it down to a size an editor will even CONSIDER reading. Join comics writer and editor Alex Segura (the DARK CIRCLE line), writer/editor Shannon Eric Denton (Alan Tudyk’s SPECTRUM), and editor Barbara Randall Kesel for advice and anecdotes about how to give your story the best chance of success in the brutal world of pitching.

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Creating the Perfect Portfolio

Creating the Perfect Portfolio

4:30 pm to 5:30 pm

Eisner Award winner Pia Guerra (Y: THE LAST MAN) joins Aspen Comics’ John Ercek and acclaimed writer and editor Barbara Randall Kesel to help aspiring artists understand what makes for the perfect portfolio: how to prepare and choose art that best showcases their talent in a way to show prospective editors or clients just what they’re capable of.

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Women on the Dark Side

Women on the Dark Side

5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

A great success at LBCE and Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to Long Beach! Not all female artists/creators are about unicorns and glittery vampires and silly pseudo-bondage. Some women create truly dark and challenging art and content, with just enough humor and whimsy to counterbalance all that darkness. Whether it’s comic books, novels, or art, these are some of the women who are creating content that connects with the deeper, darker side of all of us.

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