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Comic Con 2006

Ok.. it's next week.. who's going? I know I'll be there.

So far on tap tv/movie wise...

THURSDAY
12:00-1:00 A First Look at Flyboys — Inspired by a true story, the World War I action-adventure film Flyboys stars James Franco, Jean Reno, and Martin Henderson and arrives in theaters September 29, 2006. Producer Dean Devlin (Independence Day), director Tony Bill (My Bodyguard), actor David Ellison (The Chumscrubber), and VFX producer Mark Franco (Titanic) will present a sneak peak of the film with exclusive scenes, an original trailer, and more. The Q & A will be moderated by the editor-in-chief of iF Magazine.com, Anthony Ferrante. Room 6CDEF

1:00-2:00 Sony Animation — Join filmmakers and animators to see previews of the first two animated features coming out of the new Sony Pictures Animation division. First up, it’s Open Season, based on the humor of cartoonist Steve Moore (In the Bleachers), who, along with John Carls, serves as executive producer. The film is directed by Roger Allers (director of The Lion King) and Jill Culton (Monsters, Inc. and Toy Story 2). Legendary singer-songwriter Paul Westerberg is creating original songs and score. The CG animation is by Sony Pictures Imageworks. The film tells the story of Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, who has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Panel and footage presentation will include Jill Culton, Steve Moore, and Doug Ikeler (visual effects supervisor).

Then it’s Surf’s Up, which goes behind the scenes of the high-octane world of competitive penguin surfing. The film profiles Cody Maverick (Shia LaBeouf), an up-and-coming surfer as he enters his first pro competition and finds himself facing the legendary Geek (Jeff Bridges). Panel and footage presentation will include producer and Disney veteran Chris Jenkins (Aladdin, Hunchback of Notre Dame).

Plus, here’s your chance to see the new animated film Monster House in 3D! Screenings are Wednesday night at 10:00 PM, and Thursday 12:00, 2:00, 4:00, 6:00, 8:00, 10:00 PM and 12:00 AM at the United Artists Horton Plaza theater. Tickets are available at the Sony booth (#3945) on a first-come, first-served basis. Room 6CDEF

2:00-3:30 Warner Bros. Presents a Trio of Animated Features— First up is Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Director Kevin Munroe appears in person to preview this shell-raising return to the big screen of Laird and Eastman's classic quartet in a fully animated CGI feature film.

Next, The Ant Bully: Director John A. Davis (Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius) will appear in person to preview and discuss The Ant Bully—a witty and heartwarming story about a 10-year-old boy who embarks on a remarkable journey. New in town, friendless, and tormented by a neighborhood bully, young Lucas Nickle has been taking out his frustration on the innocent anthill in his yard. But one day the ants retaliate. Using a magic potion, they shrink Lucas down to ant size and sentence him to live like an ant in their colony. In this strange new world Lucas will learn important lessons about friendship, get a whole new perspective on life, and ultimately find the courage to stand up for himself. The voiceover cast features Julia Roberts, Nicolas Cage, Meryl Streep, Paul Giamatti, Bruce Campbell, and Lily Tomlin

And finally, Happy Feet: See an exclusive preview of director George Miller's comedy adventure set deep in Antarctica. Into the land of Emperor Penguins, where each needs a heart song to attract a soul mate, a penguin is born who cannot sing. Our hero Mumble, son of Memphis and Norma Jean, is the worst singer in the world; however, as it happens, he is a brilliant tap dancer! The voice cast includes Elijah Wood, Robin Williams, Brittany Murphy, Hugh Jackman, Nicole Kidman, Hugo Weaving, and Anthony LaPaglia. Happy Feet also features the tap dancing of Savion Glover.

Exclusive promotional items for all three films will be given away to everyone attending the presentation. Room 6CDEF

3:30-5:00 Lionsgate Presents Crank, Skinwalkers, and Saw III — Meet the cast and filmmakers and be one of the first to see exclusive footage from three of Lionsgate's highly anticipated films. From Crank: Jason Statham (Transporter), Amy Smart (Road Trip), Efren Ramirez (Napoleon Dynamite), and writer/directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. From Skinwalkers: director Jim Isaac (Jason X) and character/creature creator Stan Winston. From Saw III: director Darren Lynn Bousman, writer Leigh Whannell, producer Mark Burg, actress Shawnee Smith and Jigsaw himself Tobin Bell. Also included: a sneak peek of Neil Marshall’s The Descent. Room 6CDEF

5:00-6:00 The Tripper Movie Preview/Q&A— Get an exclusive look at the upcoming horror film The Tripper with writer and director star David Arquette (Scream, Eight Legged Freaks), along with executive producer Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), Joe Harris (co-screenwriter), and others. Starring Thomas Jane (The Punisher), Jason Mewes (Clerks 2), Paul Reubens (Pee Wee's Playhouse), and others, The Tripper follows a group of hippies as they head to a weekend-long concert for some fun, only to be stalked by a deranged killer with an unnatural obsession with Ronald Reagan. An exclusive trailer will be shown along with clips and stills from the movie, followed by a Q&A. Room 6CDEF

6:00-7:00 Guillermo del Toro: Pan’s Labyrinth — Famed director Guillermo del Toro (Hellboy) and Doug Jones (Hellboy) will discuss their latest collaboration, Pan's Labyrinth, a fanciful and chilling story set against the backdrop of a fascist regime in 1944 rural Spain. The film centers on Ofelia, a lonely and dreamy child living with her mother and adoptive father, a military officer tasked with ridding the area of rebels. In her loneliness, Ofelia creates a world filled with fantastical creatures and secret destinies. With postwar repression at its height, Ofelia must come to terms with her world through a fable of her own creation. Room 6CDEF


FRIDAY
10:30-11:30 ABC Family: Kyle XY — Who is Kyle XY? Find out with actors Matt Dallas (Wannabe), April Matson (Quintuplets), Chris Oliver (24), and producer Julie Plec (Scream 3) for a Q&A session and a sneak peek at upcoming episodes.Kyle XY follows the story of Kyle (Dallas), a mysterious teenage savant with no bellybutton. After being found wandering in traffic and put in an institution, he meets psychologist Nicole Trager, who brings him home, much to the chagrin of her two children. Even her husband is a bit wary of his wife’s latest patient. As Kyle begins to show signs of brilliance, solving the mystery of his origin and potential abilities becomes the family’s mission. Kyle XY airs Mondays (8:00 PM ET/PT) on ABC Family. Room 5AB

10:30-11:30 Hellboy Animated — Tad Stones (director) and Mike Mignola (creator) along with Hellboy movie director Guillermo del Toro, Phil Weinstein, Matt Wayne and Sean Galloway invite you to be one of the first to experience the new project Hellboy Animated from IDT Entertainment. Clips will be previewed, followed by Q&A session. Room 6B

11:00-12:30 Star Trek: Year 41 and Counting — Thought Star Trek was dead? Yeah, they thought Spock was dead, too! But everyone’s favorite television franchise is alive and well and boldly going into the future at warp speed. Panelists from throughout the Star Trek universe will be sharing nonrumor type information, revealing exciting projects, and answering most questions will be by official representatives! Lock onto Paula Block and John Van Citters from CBS Consumer Products as they discuss future possibilities for the franchise and sneak previews of products the fans have been asking about; editors Marco Palmieri and Margaret Clark as they reveal the novel future from Pocket Books; Star Trek consultants Michael and Denise Okuda with information about the upcoming Star Trek auction at Christie's; Sandy Stone with news from StarTrek.com; and TOKYOPOP’s Luis Reyes about the first ever Star Trek manga. Moderated by best-selling Star Trek author Andy Mangels, this will be the place to get all your Starfleet information! Room 6CDEF

11:00-12:00 Family Guy/American Dad — Fox TV Animation presents a Comic-Con double header! Join Family Guy and American Dad creators for a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage from this fall's season on Fox. A combined panel of writers, producers, and directors from both shows will be on hand to answer questions about upcoming episodes and fan favorites from seasons past. Panelists include David Goodman, Kirker Butler, Cherry Chevapravatdumrong, Zac Moncrief, and Dan Povenmire (Family Guy); Mike Barker, Matt Weitzman, Steve Hely, Chris McKenna ,and Matt McKenna (American Dad); and Kara Vallow (Family Guy/American Dad). Room 20

11:00-12:30 Warner Bros. Pictures Presents— In person, stars Hilary Swank and Anna Sophia Robb, director Stephen Hopkins, and producer Joel Silver of The Reaping, a supernatural thriller in which Hilary plays a world-renowned expert in disproving religious phenomena. But when she investigates a small Louisiana town that is suffering from what appear to be the Biblical plagues, she realizes that science cannot explain what is happening. Plus: Bryan Singer Returns! Please welcome long-time friend of Comic-Con director Bryan Singer to answer your questions about Superman Returns and give you an idea of what's next. Hall H

12:30-2:00 NBC: Heroes Pilot Screening and Q&A with Cast and Producers— Debuting on NBC this fall, the highly anticipated series Heroes chronicles the lives of ordinary people who discover they possess extraordinary abilities. Be the first to watch an exclusive 72-minute cut of the pilot episode, created specifically for Comic-Con. Join cast members Ali Larter (Final Destination), Greg Grunberg (Alias), Milo Ventimiglia (Gilmore Girls), Hayden Panettiere (Ice Princess), Sendhil Ramamurthy (Blind Guy Driving), and Masi Oka (Scrubs); creator/executive producer Tim Kring; executive producer Dennis Hammer; co-executive producer/comic book writer Jeph Loeb (Lost, Superman for All Seasons); and legendary comic book artist Tim Sale (Batman: The Long Halloween) for a Q&A session. Room 6CDEF

12:45-2:15 Twentieth Century Fox Presents— Twentieth Century Fox returns to Comic-Con in a big way, with a sneak peek at some of the studio's most anticipated 2006 and 2007 releases. It's a program so epic it couldn't be contained in one hour! Get ready for some very special guests, exclusive footage, screening announcements, and eye-opening—if not jaw-dropping—surprises. Hall H

1:30-2:00 Cartoon Network: The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy — Maxwell Atoms (creator) answers questions about The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy from Cartoon Network Studios. Billy and Mandy are normal kids who just happen to be best friends with the Grim Reaper. The panelists include Grey DeLisle (voice of Mandy), Carl Greenblat (storyboards/voice of Fred Fredburger), and storyboard artists Mike Deiderich, Alex Almaguer, and Ian Wasseluk. Room 5AB

2:00-2:30 Cartoon Network: Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends — Join Craig McCracken (creator) and Lauren Faust (supervising producer/writer) from the Emmy-Award winning series Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends for a Q&A. Also, come and see the voice of your favorite characters live and in person. Room 5AB

2:00-3:00 DVD Sneak Peek 2006 — Bill Hunt and Todd Doogan, editors of The Digital Bits.com (recently named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 25 Entertainment Sites of 2006) and a panel of some of Hollywood's leading special edition DVD producers will give you a first look at lots of great movie and TV DVDs on the way for 2006 and 2007! They'll talk about the new HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc high-definition formats and answer lots of audience questions. Scheduled to participate are Robert Meyer Burnett (Superman Returns, Free Enterprise: SE, Chronicles of Narnia), JM Kenny (Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder, Zoom, Rocky Balboa), Charles de Lauzirika (Kingdom of Heaven, Twin Peaks, Blade Runner), Andy Mangels (He-Man, She-Ra, Dungeons & Dragons), and Javier Soto (Pan's Labyrinth, The 4400). Room 6B

2:00-3:00 Afro Samurai Comic-Con Exclusive Worldwide Premiere!— Get introduced to the most brutally funkalicious series of all time through the eyes of the creators and builders, including Okazaki Takahashi, original creator of Afro Samurai; Eric Calderon, VP of creative affairs—Studio Gonzo; RZA, music composer—Kill Bill, Wu Tang Clan; and Leo Chu, VP of development, SPIKE TV. Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Afro Samurai is what you have been waiting for. Be the first to see the worldwide premiere of the trailer—exclusive to San Diego Comic-Con. Room 6CDEF

2:00-3:00 SCI FI: Battlestar Galactica — "The #1 television show of 2005"—Time magazine. "One of the most original and provocative programs on television"—New York Times. "The toughest, smartest show on television"—Rolling Stone. “A wildly intense gem . . . riveting . . . not to be missed"—TV Guide. If you’re not watching it, you should be. See what the buzz is all about. Be sure to stop by the SCI FI booth for a chance to win the ultimate BSG prize packet! Panelists include stars Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama), Mary McDonnell (Laura Roslin), James Callis (President Gaius Baltar), and Lucy Lawless (D’Anna Biers), plus executive producers David Eick and Ronald D. Moore and SCI FI VP for original programming Erik Storey. Moderated by Lisa Chambers, features director, TV Guide. Room 20

2:30-3:30 Paramount Pictures — Paramount Pictures is proud to present an early look at footage from the upcoming fantasy adventure film Stardust from director Matthew Vaughn (Layer Cake) and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura (Constantine, Four Brothers and the upcoming Transformers). After captivating audiences in both novel and graphic novel formats, Neil Gaiman's Stardust makes its big-screen adaptation debut next March starring Claire Danes, Robert DeNiro, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sienna Miller, Ricky Gervais, Peter O'Toole, Rupert Everett, and Charlie Cox. Neil Gaiman (The Eternals and co-writer with Roger Avery of the screenplay for the upcoming Beowulf), illustrator Charles Vess, co-screenwriter (with director Vaughn) Jane Goldman, and producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura will discuss the film, which is currently in production. (Credits not contractual.) Hall H

3:00-4:00 Richard Kelly’s Southland Tales — The cult-favorite writer/director of Donnie Darko is back with a new epic movie and a series of related graphic novel prequels, published by Graphitti Designs. Richard Kelly talks about Southland Tales, his story of Southern California on the brink of disaster in the not-too-distant future. Room 6CDEF

3:00-4:00 Fox: Bones — David Boreanaz is one of television's biggest stars. Boreanaz and Bones creator/executive producer Hart Hanson will dish up all the fun behind-the-scenes stories on the show and answer your questions! Room 20

3:30-4:00 Universal: Children of Men — Academy Award–nominated writer/director Alfonso Cuarón (Y tu mamá también, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban) will present scenes from his upcoming futuristic thriller Children of Men, starring Clive Owen, Julianne Moore and Michael Caine. The new trailer from Children of Men and never-before-seen clips from the film will be shown, along with a discussion of the filmmakers's work. Hall H

4:00-5:00 D.O.A.: Dead or AliveJaime Pressly (My Name Is Earl), Holly Valance (Prison Break and international music sensation), Sarah Carter (new CBS show, Shark), and Natassia Malthe (Elektra) star in this new movie from Dimension Films, based on the hit video game series, D.O.A. Join the stars and some special guests for the premiere of exclusive footage from the new movie and a Q&A with the sizzling hot cast. Room 6CDEF

4:00-5:30 Bruce Timm Retrospective/Legion of Super Heroes— Warner Bros. Animation president Sander Schwartz introduces a retrospective on the creativity of animation legend Bruce Timm (Batman Beyond, Superman: The Animated Series). Bruce will talk about his 20-year career, screen selected scenes from his body of work, and take part in a Q&A. Immediately following the Timm retrospective, Warner Bros. Animation presents a sneak peek at Legion of Super Heroes, a new Superman-themed half-hour adventure series inspired by the DC Comics series and set to air Saturdays this fall at 11:00 AM ET/PT in the Kids' WB! programming block on the new CW. Producers Linda M. Steiner (Teen Titans) and James Tucker (Justice League Unlimited), story editor Rob Hoegee (Teen Titans), and others from the show's creative team will join several of the Legion cast members, including Yuri Lowenthal (voice of Superman), Andy Milder (Lightning Lad), Shawn Harrison (Timber Wolf), and Michael Cornaccia (Bouncing Boy) for a Q&A session and debut of scenes from the upcoming show. Room 20

4:00-4:15 Universal Home Video: King Kong Deluxe Extended DVD— A sneak peek from the upcoming King Kong Deluxe Extended Edition DVD will be introduced by a message from director Peter Jackson. Hall H

5:00-6:00 The Boondocks: The Complete First Season — Join creator Aaron McGruder and the cast of Adult Swim's provocative, award-winning comedy series The Boondocks for a panel discussion in celebration of the release of The Boondocks: The Complete First Season on DVD and for PSP July 25. Cast members Regina King (Miss Congeniality 2), Cedric Yarbrough (Reno 911), Gary Anthony Williams (Malcolm in the Middle), Jill Talley (The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie), and Gabby Soleil (Johnson Family Vacation), along with McGruder, will discuss the stories behind the edgy, animated characters, and offer a first-ever sneak peek of the three-disc DVD. Room 6CDEF

5:45-7:00 New Line Cinema Presents Snakes on a Plane — Sit back. Relax. Enjoy the fright. New Line Cinema will show exclusive footage from Snakes on a Plane. Samuel L. Jackson makes his first San Diego Comic-Con appearance, along with director David R. Ellis, to discuss his new film! And, watch out—snake wrangler Jules Sylvester will also be on hand with live snakes from the movie. Also included in the presentation will be a special preview of New Line Cinema's upcoming The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning, while Final Destination 3 director James Wong and star Ryan Merriman demonstrate the unique "Change-Their-Fate" interactive feature on the upcoming DVD, available from New Line Home Entertainment on July 25. Hall H

6:00-7:00 The Jim Henson Company: Power of the Dark Crystal and Sneak Peeks— Lisa Henson (Power of the Dark Crystal), and Michael Polis (MirrorMask) from The Jim Henson Company will discuss current and upcoming productions. Panelists include Brian Froud (Labyrinth), Genndy Tartakofsky (Star Wars: The Clone Wars), and Scott Stewart (Superman Returns) will be on hand to talk about the much-anticipated sequel feature Power of the Dark Crystal. Other topics include the new puppet television shows for grown-ups as well as new DVD releases, manga books, and exciting new products from Jim Henson Designs. Room 6CDEF

7:00-9:00 Ultimate Avengers 2 Screening and Panel— Lionsgate and Marvel Studios present the worldwide fan premiere of Ultimate Avengers 2, with a screening of the complete film and a Q&A session featuring Craig Kyle (Marvel’s VP of animation creative development) and cast members Marc Worden (Iron Man), Fred Tatasciore (Hulk), and Grey Delisle (Wasp). Room 6CDEF

7:30-9:00 SNL: Saturday TV Funhouse with Robert Smigel — Join the Emmy Award–winning writer, producer and creator of Saturday Night Live's hilarious animated "TV Funhouse" segments, Robert Smigel, for a presentation and discussion about the upcoming DVD release of SNL: The Best Of Saturday TV Funhouse. Featuring clips of "The Ambiguously Gay Duo", "X-Presidents", "Saddam and Osama", "Mr. T" and other favorites, as well as notable "lost" cartoons, banned from the airwaves forever. Q & A to follow! With appearances by animator/director Robert Marianetti and—possibly—Triumph, the Insult Comic Dog. Note: Ladysmith Black Mambazo will not be present. Room 6B
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10:30-12:00 Lost: Season 3 — You won't want to miss this panel with Jorge Garcia (Hugo “Hurley” Reyes) and Daniel Dae Kim (Jin-Soo Kwon) from the cast of ABC’s hit show Lost as they are joined by co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producers Bryan Burk and Carlton Cuse to discuss the new season of Lost. They'll preview excerpts from the Lost Season 2 DVD box set, take questions from the audience, and perhaps even offer some surprises! Room 20

10:30-11:30 Warner Bros. Presents 300 — Appearing in person: Creator Frank Miller, director Zach Snyder (Dawn of the Dead), and actors David Wenham (Faramir in Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers and The Return of the King) and Gerard Butler (Phantom of the Opera; Lara Croft: Cradle of Life). Based on the epic graphic novel by Miller, 300 is a ferocious retelling of the ancient Battle of Thermopylae in which King Leonidas (Gerard Butler) and 300 Spartans fought to the death against Xerxes and his massive Persian army. Facing insurmountable odds, the Spartans’ valor and sacrifice inspire all of Greece to unite against their Persian enemy, drawing a line in the sand for democracy. The film brings Miller’s (Sin City) acclaimed Dark Horse graphic novel to life by combining live action with virtual backgrounds that capture his distinct vision of this ancient historic tale. Hall H

11:45-12:45 Grind House — Rose McGowan (Charmed), Marley Shelton (Sin City), Freddy Rodriguez (Six Feet Under), Michael Biehn (Aliens), and Jeff Fahey (Dark Hunters) star in Grind House, the new double feature from Dimension Films, directed by Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, hitting theatres in April 2007. Join filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and members of the cast for a quick trip to Rodriguez's “Planet Terror,” and be the first to hear exclusive news about what to expect once Tarantino’s “Deathproof” cameras start rolling. Hall H

12:00-1:00 The Simpsons — Heading into their unprecedented 18th season this fall, and with their historic 400th episode airing next spring, The Simpsons continues to entertain and delight. Members of the team responsible for the longest-running comedy on television will be on hand to answer the questions everyone wants to know, including: how do you continue to keep it so good? Panelists include Matt Groening, creator and executive producer; James L. Brooks, executive producer; Matt Selman, executive producer; Al Jean, executive producer and head writer; Don Payne, co-executive producer; Bill Odenkirk, co-executive producer; Matt Warburton, supervising producer; Mike Scully, producer; and David Silverman, director. Moderated by Bill Morrison. Room 20

12:30-1:30 ABC Family: Fallen: Q&A with the Actors and Author— Based on the hit books by Tom Sniegoski, Fallen is a classic battle of good vs. evil that chronicles the phenomenal journey of an 18-year-old who struggles to come to terms with his newly discovered identity as he is drawn into a world where angels—good and evil—walk among us. Appearances by actors Paul Wesley (Everwood) and Rick Worthy (Battlestar Galactica) and author Tom Sniegoski (Fallen, Outkast). Copies of the book on which this movie is based will be made available in limited quantities to those who attend this panel. Fallen, a two-hour movie event premieres Sunday, July 23 on ABC Family, with an additional four hours slated to air in 2007. The journey is just beginning. Room 5AB

12:30-1:30 Dark Horse Indie Films — Mike Richardson presents Dark Horse's new independent film label along with never-before-seen footage and guests from its first three titles, including Edward James Olmos (Battlestar Galactica), Ricky Ullman (Phil of the Future), Talan Torriero (Laguna Beach), and Diamond Dallas Page (Devil’s Rejects). Room 6A

1:00-2:30 Kevin Smith — The moment is here. Kevin Smith’s Clerks 2 is in theaters now, and the man, the myth, the legend behind it is here at Comic-Con to talk about the making of the film and whatever else he damn well pleases. Hall H

2:00-3:00 SCI FI: Stargate SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis — Diving into its tenth season, Stargate SG-1 has made history by becoming the longest-running sci-fi drama in U.S. television history. The show follows General Hank Landry (Beau Bridges) and his team as they travel through the Stargate—an ancient portal allowing instantaneous travel to distant galaxies—to explore the uncharted regions of the universe and save the Earth from destruction. Panelists for SG-1 include Christopher Judge (Teal’c) and additional cast members, plus executive producers/writers Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Nora O’Brien, VP original programming, SCI FI.

On Stargate Atlantis, currently in its third season, evidence of a secret base left by the originators of the Stargate is found in the most unlikely of places-on Earth. The implications of this discovery lead the team to the distant Pegasus galaxy, where they find the legendary city of Atlantis, and a primitive human civilization threatened by a sinister new enemy. Stargate Atlantis panelists include Joe Flanigan (Lt. Colonel John Sheppard), Torri Higginson (Dr. Elizabeth Weir), Rachel Luttrell (Teyla Emmagan), David Hewlett (Dr. Rodney McKay), Paul McGillion (Dr. Carson Beckett), executive producers/writers Joe Mallozzi and Paul Mullie, and Tony Optican, VP development and current programming, SCI FI.Gary Jones (Chief Master Sergeant Walter Harriman, Stargate SG-1) moderates both panels. Room 20

2:45-3:30 The Spirit Movie— Including a major announcement regarding the new movie featuring the beloved comics action hero! The Spirit will be coming to the big screen via a unique adaptation of Will Eisner’s engrossing story of a masked detective believed to be dead and operating out of a mausoleum, fighting crime in the dark shadows of Central City with his fists, cunning, and ingenious forms of punishment. Eisner, who originally introduced The Spirit in 1939, is considered the comic book’s master storyteller, with a name that graces the comic industry’s most prestigious awards at Comic-Con. The film will lend a modern perspective to these classic tales and will show the struggle and triumph of this powerful hero, who melts the hearts of many a femme fatale and escapes the clutches of many a super-villain using—in a unique twist to the genre—intellect and humor, without the assistance of any super powers. Participating panelists include Branded Entertainment’s Michael Uslan (Batman Begins, Constantine), Odd Lot Entertainment’s Deborah Del Prete, and Denis Kitchen, Will Eisner’s longtime agent. Hall H

3:30-4:30 A Marvel Studios Production: The Future of Marvel’s Film Franchises — The next great era of comic book films begins as Marvel Studios launches its new slate. The studio is currently developing many of its landmark titles for adaptation to the screen, including Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Nick Fury, and Ant-Man. At this presentation, the directors of Iron Man (Jon Favreau), The Incredible Hulk, and Ant-Man (Edgar Wright) will share their visions for these highly anticipated films. Producers Avi Arad, Kevin Feige, and Ari Arad will join the panel and be on hand to answer questions from the audience. Moderated by Borys Kit of The Hollywood Reporter. Room 6CDEF

3:30-4:30 TV Guide Presents: 2006 and Beyond — Craig Tomashoff, TV Guide’s West Coast bureau chief, hosts this look at the current successful supernatural/ fantasy/sci-fi television series and how they are paving the way for television series of the future. Panelists include Brannon Braga (Star Trek: Voyager), Rene Echevarria (Medium), Jorge Garcia (Lost), David Goyer (Blade), Jennifer Love Hewitt (Ghost Whisperer), Jeph Loeb (co-executive producer, Heroes), Bryan Fuller (consulting producer, Heroes), Frank Spotnitz (Night Stalker, Star Chamber), and Mark Stern (VP, original programming, SCI FI Channel). Room 20

3:45-4:45 Disney Previews: From Narnia to the Caribbean — Academy Award–winning producer Mark Johnson (Rain Man, Galaxy Quest, Young Sherlock Holmes) will preview never-before-seen footage from the upcoming four-disc limited-edition Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe DVD. You’ll see all-new scenes from the director’s cut of the film and hear some exciting details about this new release. Then join legendary ILM Visual Effects Supervisor John Knoll (Star Wars I, II, and III, Star Trek: First Contact, Pirates of the Caribbean) on board the Black Pearl and the Flying Dutchman for an insider’s look at the making of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest. Exclusive Comic-Con collectibles from these films will be made available to all who attend. Hall H

4:00-5:00 Adventures of Brisco County Jr. — The cult-favorite TV show returns with a screening of a special feature from the Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.: The Complete Series DVD. Featuring a panel discussion and Q&A with the show’s star Bruce Campbell (Army of Darkness), Carlton Cuse (Lost), John McNamara (Fastlane), and Julius Carrey (The Last Dragon). Room 6B

4:30-5:30 The 4400 — Get a sneak peek at upcoming scenes from CBS Paramount Network Television’s hit sci-fi series The 4400 for USA Network, followed by a panel discussion with series stars Joel Gretsch (Tom Baldwin), Jacqueline McKenzie (Diana Skouris), Patrick Flueger (Shawn Farrell), and Megalyn Echikunwoke (Isabelle Tyler) and executive producer Ira Steven Behr (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) and producer Craig Sweeny (Medium). The third season of The 4400 sparks a new beginning for the 4400 people who, over a span of years, mysteriously disappeared—only to be returned to Earth all together in a ball of light. Though the returnees have not aged physically, many of them reappeared with dramatic abilities ranging from enhanced reflexes to precognition. NTAC (National Threat Assessment Command) is the government agency responsible for keeping track of the returnees and investigating all things related to the 4400. Room 6CDEF

4:30-5:30 Veronica Mars — Series creator and executive producer Rob Thomas (Drive Me Crazy, Cupid) and cast members Kristen Bell (the upcoming movie Pulse, Showtime's Reefer Madness), Jason Dohring (Deep Impact), Francis Capra (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Ryan Hansen (Death by Engagement), Michael Muhney (upcoming Lovers, Liars & Lunatics), and Enrico Colantoni (Galaxy Quest) have brought to life some of the most memorable noir characters on network television today. Join Veronica and the rest of Neptune's residents for a Q&A session about the San Diego–filmed series moderated by tvguide.com's Daniel Manu. Room 20

5:00-6:30 Sony Presents — Sony Pictures proudly presents a pair of Marvels: The classic Marvel comic Ghost Rider comes to the big screen with Academy Award–winning Nicolas Cage playing Johnny Blaze. Appearing in person to answer your questions and show some previews will be the film's stars Nicolas Cage and Eva Mendes and director Mark Steven Johnson. Oh, and did we mention Spidey 3? Come find out why we don't have to say anything else . . . besides Sam Raimi! Hall H

5:30-7:00 [adult swim] 2 for 1— That's right. Here's your chance to see new stuff and ask dumb questions. Panel #1: Dave Willis and Matt Maiellaro (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Jim Fortier (Squidbillies), Dino Stamatopoulus (Moral Orel), and Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse) will kick off the first half of this year's panel. Panel #2 follows with Seth Green and Matt Senreich (Robot Chicken), Jackson Publick (Venture Brothers), Adam de La Pena, Todd James, and Peter Girardi (Minoriteam), and Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim (Tom Goes to the Mayor). The gang's all here. You should be too. Room 6CDEF

7:00-9:00 The Batman Q&A, followed by Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo World Premiere Screening— Warner Bros. Animation’s Emmy-winning action adventure series The Batman returns for a third season this fall, airing Saturdays at 11:30 AM in the Kids’ WB! programming block on the new CW. The Studio will screen selected scenes from the upcoming season, which will feature Robin joining the Dark Knight in his relentless quest to rid Gotham City of its supervillains, followed by a Q&A featuring supervising producer Michael Goguen (The Batman vs. Dracula: The Animated Movie), producer/art director Jeff Matsuda (The Batman vs. Dracula: The Animated Movie), story editor Michael Jelenic (Jackie Chan Adventures), and other members of the production team, as well as cast members Rino Romano (voice of Batman), Evan Sabara (Robin) and Danielle Judovits (Batgirl).

Right after Q&A, Warner Home Video presents the world premiere screening of the Warner Bros. Animation DVD feature Teen Titans: Trouble in Tokyo (to be released in 2007). Robin, Starfire, Cyborg, Raven, and Beast Boy are back to save the world in their very first film, which finds the Teen Titans battling a mysterious and menacing Japanese criminal known as Brushogun, who has sent a high-tech ninja to attack the young heroes. The battle has only begun for the crime-fighting five, who pack their bags and take off for Tokyo to destroy their newest menace. Producers Glen Murakami (Batman Beyond, Justice League) and David Slack (Stuart Little, Max Steel), along with cast member Greg Cipes (voice of Beast Boy), will be on hand to introduce the film. Room 6CDEF


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10:30-12:00 Nickelodeon Sneak Peek Screening— This can’t-miss screening for fans of Nickelodeon will feature a brand-new, never-before-seen episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, and that’s not all! You’ll also get a look at fresh episodes of Catscratch and The X’s before they hit your TV, as well as trailers for the upcoming one-hour special Avatar: The Secret of the Fire Nation, and the Danny Phantom special Urban Jungle. Plus, we’ll show you Nick extras you can’t get anywhere else. Room 6A

11:00-12:00 Trailer Park— A Comic-Con tradition. The very best in movie trailers appearing now—or very soon!—at a theater near you! Room 20

11:30-1:00 Jericho: World Premiere and Panel Discussion— Executive producers Jon Turteltaub (National Treasure), Stephen Chbosky (Rent), and Carol Barbee (Judging Amy) bring to the small screen a drama about what happens when a nuclear mushroom cloud suddenly appears on the horizon, plunging the residents of the small, peaceful Kansas town of Jericho into chaos. Be the first to see the world premiere screening of CBS's new series Jericho, followed by a panel discussion with Turteltaub, Chbosky, Barbee, and stars Skeet Ulrich (Scream), Lennie James (Sahara), Sprague Grayden (Six Feet Under), Erik Knudsen (Saw II), and Ashley Scott (Dark Angel). Room 6CDEF

12:00-1:00 Sony/Screen Gems — Those extremely vindictive Japanese ghosts are back to torment more beautiful young female American tourists in The Grudge 2. See the debut of the trailer and a panel with stars Amber Tamblyn (Joan of Arcadia) and Arielle Kebbel. Then, artist Tone Rodriguez will introduce the world premiere of the behind-the-scenes making of The Covenant graphic novel, along with the exclusive first look at the trailer for the new Screen Gems film The Covenant, which is scheduled to open this September in theaters everywhere. Room 20

1:00-2:30 Rogue Pictures— Rogue Gallery will feature previews of upcoming Rogue Pictures movies, plus special appearances by filmmakers and actors from Balls of Fury (Robert Ben Garant and Thomas Lennon, of Reno 911!) and Hot Fuzz (Edgar Wright and Nick Frost, of Shaun of the Dead), and more guests to be announced! Room 20
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I'll be there for work.
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One of these years, I'm going to drag myself out there to this event. I wish I was going this year, if only to go to the Marvel film franchise panel and ask them why they think anybody in the world cares about ant-man.
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Originally Posted by Jason
One of these years, I'm going to drag myself out there to this event. I wish I was going this year, if only to go to the Marvel film franchise panel and ask them why they think anybody in the world cares about ant-man.

Because it'll be a comedy from film makers who are responsible for a pretty funny show and film.
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What's this "Comic-Con" that you speak of?

Hey Jack, do you know (if you're allowed to say) what the Fox thing on Friday is all about? Or maybe I just wanna be surprised....
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Originally Posted by Jackskeleton
Because it'll be a comedy from film makers who are responsible for a pretty funny show and film.
Exactly, I've never understood why people assume a lesser known character can't be interesting. I'd rather see a Edgar Wright Ant-Man than a Uwe Boll Green Lantern.
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devlishalo, you left this little gem off the Friday schedule:

12:00-1:00 Snoop Dogg’s Hood of Horror— It's ghouls gone wild as EC Comics gets the urban treatment in this hip hop horror anthology hosted by the Hound of Hell, Snoop Dogg. Join Snoop for an exclusive sneak peek and Q&A along with co-writer/producer Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs, Driftwood), producer Martin Shore, and cast members Billy Dee Williams (Star Wars), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters), Danny Trejo (Devil's Rejects), Daniella Alonso (One Tree Hill, Wrong Turn 2) and Brande Roderick (Baywatch, Starsky & Hutch). Room 20


I won't be at this panel but it should be a real hoot
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Next time you can post the list..
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Originally Posted by devilshalo
Next time you can post the list..
Hey, I posted stuff last year!

Jack can handle the duty next year


There's a lot of good stuff this year but, compared to the last couple years, it's a little underwhelming. I think next year should be great, though.
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There's a lot of good stuff this year but, compared to the last couple years, it's a little underwhelming. I think next year should be great, though.
That's my impression. Seems a little .. lite. I don't think next year will be all that. Most of the big movies announced will already be out. Spidey 3, Transformers, Fantastic Four 2...

I'm surprised there's no mention of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix or Beowulf.
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Seems like it should be called "Movie Con" nowadays.

How do you decide where to go in a given timeblock, when there is a buttload of panels to attend (but I'm not going to be there, though my mind was reeling from the logistics of it)?

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You flip a coin. I already am tearing myself apart that the adult swim panel is at the same time as the sony panel.
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Originally Posted by Patman
Seems like it should be called "Movie Con" nowadays.
This is one reason why it's become so huge the last few years. I've heard it's around 40% comic-related content nowadays, with a high percentage of the convention being movie/tv/pop culture.

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How do you decide where to go in a given timeblock, the is just a buttload of panels to attend.
It's tough to decide. It really is. Plus you throw in the autograph section, happenings on the exhibit floor and your mind will reel.

You're always going to miss something you'd love to attend. Last year, I missed out on the panel with David Cronenberg so I can get in line to meet him. It was nice to be able to tell him how much I appreciate his work.
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So do they actually have some comic book events at this Comic-con? It seems to be a convention for everything but comics.
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Originally Posted by resinrats
So do they actually have some comic book events at this Comic-con? It seems to be a convention for everything but comics.
Here's the link.... check it for yourself. My best friend is really into comics and is drooling over some of the guest artists/writers.

Comic-Con 2006

You do realize this is the Movie Talk forum, so we're talking about the movie aspect of Comic-Con
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I'll be there Fri and Saturday.
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Man Id love to go to this thing. Even though I dont read comics the experience has got to be cooler than shit.

Id go just to see Bruce Cambell and hear his smart ass say something as well as see the Reno 911 guys. Not to mention get some autos
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Yeah, someday I'm going to have to go to this thing. I geek out over these lists every year.

Looks like there is going to be some good stuff. I'd go just for the Battlestar Galactica and Veronica Mars panels.
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Living in California, I'll make it a point to drag my ass there for whenever they have the Superman sequel presentation.
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Living in California, I'll make it a point to drag my ass there for whenever they have the Superman sequel presentation.
What? You mean you don't want to grill Singer at the WB panel for post-Superman Returns Q&A?

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