Comic Con Revolution, the inaugural event at the Ontario Convention Center in Ontario California, Saturday, May 13, 2017 is proud to announce programming highlights for the upcoming event. Much like the exhibit floor and guest list, the programming schedule is an exciting part of what makes any event a 'must attend' and an unforgettable experience. The diversity of the programming includes something special for all who attend.
Take a look at what we have planned!
#GenerationRevolution: How to Create Characters and Write Super Stories
Saturday 5/13 11:00am, 100AB
Do you want to create your own characters and write and draw their amazing adventures? Come join Super Siblings and Pandamonium cartoonist Patrick Scullin as he teaches how to make original picture books. Bring your imagination and some drawing supplies and Patrick will guide you through the steps of creating a story and putting it to paper. No drawing experience is required for this family-friendly session. Even if you don’t like to draw come join the fun!
Get My Good Side: The Path to Cosplay Photography
Robert Torres, Morgue Anna, Ron Zukowski, Kansas Johnson | Hosted by Crystal Rose Schaeffer
Saturday 5/13 12:00pm, 100AB
This panel will discuss tips and tricks on starting Cosplay Photography. Robert Torres, Morgue Anna, Ron Zukowski, and Kansas Johnson will discuss the do's and don'ts of Cosplay Photography such as setting up sets and backdrops, using lighting equipment, posing, advertisement, and post processing followed by a Q&A towards the end. Moderated by Crystal Rose Schaeffer.
Leading the Way: Comics About Your World
Scott Lobdell, Tara Madison Avery, Sebastian Kadlecik | Hosted by Beth Scorzato
Saturday 5/13 1:00pm, 100AB
Remember when the world was shocked to learn an X-Man would be gay? Times have changed and comics have led the way in progressive storytelling to the mainstream and independent audience. Come join a discussion on how comics started the revolution through using hot button topics and creating diverse representation. On the panel will be Scott Lobdell (No World), Sebastian Kadlecik (Quince) and Tara Madison Avery (Prism Comics). Moderated by Beth Scorzato (Spandexless)
#GenerationRevolution: Comics & Graphic Novels About Your Favorite Stuff!
Dennis Hopeless, Livio Ramondelli, Jon Schnepp, Neo Edmund | Hosted by Albert Ching
Saturday 5/13 2:00pm, 100AB
From wrestlers, robots in disguise, to popular 90's TV heroes; comics take on all fandoms big and small. Join Livio Ramondelli (Transformers), Neo Edmund (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Jon Schnepp (Slayer: Repentless) and Dennis Hopeless (WWE Comics) as they talk about getting to do comics about the fandoms they love. Moderated by Albert Ching from ComicBookResources.com
#GenerationRevolution: Animators Day Off
Mike Morris, Mike Collins, Steven E Gordon, Aaron Long, Anne Walker Farrell, Rachel Reed | Hosted by Craig Miller
Saturday 5/13 3:00pm, 100AB
What do artists and writers do when they aren't working on your favorite animated projects from film, TV, and video games? From comic books, children's books, even novels; what creative people do as a side job and for fun will amaze you. Join Mike Morris (Ducktales 2017), Mike Collins (Mr. Peabody and Sherman), Steven E Gordon (X-Men Evolution), Aaron Long (Bojack Horseman), Rachel Reed (Rockstar Games) and Anne Walker Farrell (Bojack Horseman).
How to Break Into Comics with Top Cow's Matt Hawkins
Saturday 5/13 4:00pm, 100AB
Top Cow's Matt Hawkins hosts a discussion on the topic of breaking into comics. Questions will be asked! Answers will be given! A can't miss opportunity!
Kids Can Cosplay - Cosplay From Our Point of View
Gavin Richter, Marilyn from MSG Cosplay & Juliette from Triple Threat Sisters | Hosted by Jay Holliday
Saturday 5/13 5:00pm, 100AB
Cosplay is for everyone, yet everyone has different experiences, especially us kids. We will share our hilarious stories and give you some helpful hints and tips on how to get the most fun out of cosplaying.
Pro Tips for Digital Art and Illustration
Saturday 5/13 6:00pm, 100AB
Are you ready to take the plunge into the world of digital art and illustration? Join illustrator and digital artist Patrick Scullin as he teaches digital inking and coloring techniques using the latest digital technology. Learn the tricks of the trade to take your art to the next level. Hope to see you there!
Bringing Comics to Screen
Matt Hawkins, Doug Jung | Hosted by John Nguyen & Mike Villareal
Saturday 5/13 11:30am, 103
Since the boom of the late 90's, film and TV has seen tons of your favorite comics go from page to screen. Come learn what goes into comics making the leap from creators working in the entertainment industry. On the panel: Doug Jung (Star Trek Beyond, Scalped) and Matt Hawkins (Witchblade, The Darkness Video Game). Moderated by NerdReactor.com's John Nguyen and Mike Villareal.
The Webcomics Advocates Present: The Webcomics Gathering
Saturday 5/13 12:30pm, 103
Join the Webcomics Advocates for a gathering of webcomics creators and fans. This is your chance to learn about creating webcomics, network with other artists, and maybe even pitch your webcomic idea in front of a room full of potential new readers!
#GenerationRevolution: All Ages vs Kids Comics
Derek Fridolfs, Beth Sotelo, Mike Kunkel | Hosted by Stacy Lott
Saturday 5/13 1:30pm, 103
What's the difference between comics for kids and all-ages comics? How has the sophistication of today's young reader changed comics? What books can you and your kids read together? Creators making comics for ages 0-99 share what the differences and best books are for everyone. On the panel is Mike Kunkel (Herobear), Beth Sotelo (Grump), and Derek Fridolfs (Lil Gotham). Moderated by Stacy Lott from TMStash.com
The Strength of Independent Comics
Hope Larson, Ray-Anthony Height, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Ron Marz, Karl Altstaetter | Hosted by Albert Ching
Saturday 5/13 2:30pm, 103
Independent comics are the lifeblood of the industry. They've become a place where new ideas emerge and established creators go to tell their stories . Join the discussion on where independent comics are headed with Hope Larson, Joshua Hale Fialkov, Ray Anthony Height, Ron Marz and Karl Altstaetter. Moderated by ComicBookResources.com’s Albert Ching
LARP 101: Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse
Jesse Kennedy, Eric Lopez, Candace Lopez, Hunter Mittelstaedt | Hosted by Anthony Estrada
Saturday 5/13 3:30pm, 103
This panel is for anyone interested in what LARP (Live Action Role Playing) is and how it is played/how to get into LARPing:-LARP Basics-Foam Weapon Fighting Basics-Weapon Making and Safety-Costuming and Props (where to buy/how to make)-Stories, Acting and Improv in LARP-How LARPing Can Improve Your Life
Cosplay Bullying: How to Prevent, Protect, and Prosper
Monique Archibeque, Ryan Ponce, Dawn Carroll, Sierra Taylor | Hosted by Crystal Rose Schaefer
Saturday 5/13 4:00pm, 103
Panelists Monique Archibeque, Ryan Ponce, Dawn Carroll, and Sierra Taylor will discuss the problems of Cosplay Bullying within our community and how we can prevent the bullying, protect ourselves and others by tips provided, and how we can prosper from the negativity without it affecting us. Moderated by Crystal Rose Schaeffer.
Iconic Art: Artists on Illustrating Your Favorite Comic Book Characters
Matthew Clark, Paolo Rivera, Art Thibert, Scott Koblish, Todd Nauck | Hosted by Stacy Lott
Saturday 5/13 4:30pm, 103
From DC Comics' Man of Steel to Marvel's most infamous web-slinger, drawing superheroes is a dream come true. Some of the artists who've drawn these characters started out as fans. Join the discussion as some of the best artists, inkers, and colorists talk about their favorite memories of your favorite characters. On the panel: Todd Nauck (Spider-Man), Art Thibert (Superman), Paolo Rivera (Daredevil), Matthew Clark (Wonder Woman), and Scott Koblish (Deadpool). Moderated by Stacy Lott from TMStash.com
Dylan Hobbs (Joker/Cyrus), Manuel Eduardo Ramirez (Croc), Dominique Bell (Riddler) | Hosted by Manuel Eduardo Ramirez
Saturday 5/13 5:30pm, 103
The epic full length fan film about the dark origins of the greatest villain of all time, the Joker! See where he came from, know his name and finally see what he turned into: The Clown Prince!
The Podcast Advocates Present: The Podcast Gathering
David King, Cheryl Jones | Hosted by Andrew Linde
Saturday 5/13 11:30am, 104B
Join our experienced podcasting panelists as they focus on the ins and outs of creating a podcast, growing your audience, and networking with other podcasters. This is a great opportunity for podcast fans and performers to interact. Independent podcasters in the audience will also have a chance to pitch their podcasts to the room!
John Carpenter's "The Thing" 35th Anniversary Art Book
Tim Bradstreet, Cat Staggs, Sandy Carpenter, Steve Hoveke | Hosted by Jon Schnepp
Saturday 5/13 12:30pm, 104B
In 1982 one of the most influential movies the world would ever know came to scare, thrill, and challenge audiences everywhere. 35 years later its influence is still felt as some of the most prolific artists around have come together for an artistic celebration of John Carpenter's classic in a new book published by Printed in Blood. Filled with art inspired by the film. Join special guests Tim Bradstreet, Cat Staggs, and Stormking Productions' Sandy King Carpenter as they take a look at some of the art being seen for the first time ever, and talk about their memories of watching John Carpenter's The Thing. Oh, and did we mention The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? filmmaker and Slayer: Repentless comic book writer Jon Schnepp is hosting?
Voices From Your Favorite Games
Josh Petersdorf, Anjali Bhimani, Fedor Chin | Hosted by John Nguyen & Mike Villareal
Saturday 5/13 1:30pm, 104B
Come join the voices from the hit game Overwatch as they talk about bringing life to some of your favorite characters: Josh Petersdorf (Roadhog), Anjali Bhimani (Symmetra), and Fedor Chin (Zenyatta). Moderated by NerdReactor.com's John Nguyen & Mike Villareal.
DBZ: Light of Hope
Donnie McMillin, Rita McMillin, Tyler Tackett and Kenny Leu | Hosted by John Nguyen & Mike Villareal
Saturday 5/13 2:30pm, 104B
Hope is worth fighting for! Join the creators and stars of the wildly popular fan made webseries, DBZ: Light of Hope, as they discuss the first pilot episode and the up coming episodes 2 & 3! Featuring Donnie McMillin (Co-Creator), Rita McMillin (Co-Creator), Tyler Tackett (Android 17) and Kenny Leu (Gohan) of this incredible adaptation of "The History of Trunks" TV Special. Directly after the panel, make sure to come by the GeekChic Promotions Booth, #619, for a free signing and meet & Greet with the actors and creators!
The Arkham Sessions Presents: The Psychology of Batman
Andrea Letamendi, Brian Ward, Livio Ramondelli
Saturday 5/13 3:30pm, 104B
Join co-hosts Dr. Andrea Letamendi and Brian Ward, as they bring their hit podcast, The Arkham Sessions, to Comic Con Revolution! Using episodes of the iconic '90s cartoon Batman: The Animated Series, The Arkham Sessions dishes out real knowledge about mental health and mental illness, as they analyze Batman and his infamous Rogues Gallery. Alongside special guest Livio Ramondelli (IDW's Transformers), this very special panel will take a look at the fan favorite episode ""Over the Edge.""
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Being Rita Repulsa
Carla Perez | Hosted by John Nguyen & Mike Villareal
Saturday 5/13 4:30pm, 104B
Her name is synonymous with villainy. For over 20 years Rita Repulsa has been one of our favorite villains on kids television. Actress Carla Perez answers Mighty Morphin Power Ranger fan questions in a special Q&A at Comic Con Revolution. Moderated by NerdReactor.com's Mike Villareal and John Nguyen.
TimeWarpers: First Look
Oliver Leroux (Denmark), Genine Heart (South Africa), Jaquelen Zilva ( Sweden), Max Forzan (Mexico) actor-director | Hosted by Craig Miller
Saturday 5/13 5:30pm, 104B
A hybrid of live action and animation made by comic book fans for comic book fans. TimeWarpers is a team of superheroes that travel through time to correct the forgotten time-line remade by the P.U.N. (Prosperous United Nations). Using their newly discovered genetic powers they warp through time and thus the future of mankind lies in the uncertain past. Join the film's writer Craig Miller (Star Wars, Curious George, The Dark Crystal), director Max Forzan, producer Gary Kurtz (Star Wars and The Empire Strikes Back), and members of the film’s cast.
1st Annual Cosplay Revolution Contest
Hosted by Angi Viper & DeadFNPool
Saturday 5/13 7:00pm, 104B
Time to put on your cape and hat, or your armor, or whatever youre into! Capping off Comic Con Revolution cosplayers from all around Southern California will have the opportunity to compete for cash & prizes in our 1st annual cosplay competition. Hosted by Angi Viper, our contest features a $500 cash prize for Best in Show, plus prizes from sponsor Dave & Busters. Prizes will be awarded in the categories of Best in Show, Best Male, Best Female, Best Duo or Group and Best Kids. All entrants must have registered in advance.
To enter as a contestant click here
Anyone Can Cosplay
Angi Viper, Linz Stanley, KellyRose Curtiss
Saturday 5/13 11:00am, 105
Three very different cosplayers discuss why they joined the cosplay community, what keeps them in it, and where it's taken them. Panelists focus on the idea that there is no right or wrong way to cosplay, and ANYONE can be a cosplayer.
Cosplay vs. Costuming 2: Dawn of Elitism
Traci Rayne Goodwin - Kitten Speaks Geek , van Jung - Vigilante Cosplay | Hosted by Eduardo Silva - Riverside Ranger
Saturday 5/13 12:00pm, 105
The return of our controversial debate: cosplay vs costuming. We will delve deeper into why these things are separate and how to bridge the gap in-between. Are you wearing a costume for fun, or are you embodying a character? Is there a right or wrong way to do it? Our panelists will answer all these questions, as well as from the audience if time permits.
Cosplay & Social Media: NerdBot Girls Edition
Ada Mist, Sandy, Miss E, and Deadly Z | Hosted by Stephanie Sandmeier
Saturday 5/13 1:00pm, 105
With NerdBot Media blowin' up to over 400k followers on Facebook, there's only so much space of opportunity in such department. Once NerdBot Girls came out with their photoshoots and livestreams, views bumped up to 6K+ overnight! We have some of the NerdBot Girls to talk about their niches within the NBG franchise, tips on social media and cosplay, and how you can still have fun while working! This round of the NerdBot Girls panel will feature Ada, Sandy, Elicia, and Pam! Each one has their specialty within the NerdBot Girls group and together they create a team of progressive action!
Adapting A Foam Prosthetic To Fit Your Character
Lexi Smith, Trey Barkley, Desiree Preston, Sean Schaefer, Codie Smith. | Hosted by Jeff Barkley
Saturday 5/13 2:00pm, 105
Want to be Beast from X-Men but can't find the correct face? Is the makeup shop out of Zombie face pieces? Makeup Effects Artist, Jeff Barkley, will demonstrate a couple of things to do to adapt a basic foam latex face prosthetic to work with your costume.
Makeup For Cosplayers On A Budget
Lexi Smith, Trey Barkley, Desiree Preston, Sean Schaefer, Codie Smith. | Hosted by Jeff Barkley
Saturday 5/13 3:00pm, 105
Makeup Effects Artist, Jeff Barkley, will show you how to create Makeup Effects using gelatin and other items readily available from the local supermarket.
Alan Bailey, Grayson, Zero | Hosted by Claudia Gonzalez
Saturday 5/13 5:00pm, 105
Are you a nerd? Ever want to start your own podcast? Then you must attend this panel! The Nerds behind the Nerdgasm Podcast will answer questions and walk you through how to start your own podcast on a low budget. The panel will start with a viewing (Yes, video) of a clip from our latest episode before the show starts. Join hosts Alan Bailey, Grayson and Zero as they host a LIVE podcast episode of Nerdgasm to talk about podcasting, the latest headlines in Nerd News and end the podcast with a live edition of Nerdbating (Nerds debating). Ask questions and learn tips and tricks to create your own podcast on a low budget that sounds like it was recorded in a million dollar studio. Plus, how to create your own website, podcast feed, set up your recordi
Defense Against the Dark Arts
Andrew J Alandy, Keaghlan Ashley, Michael Pao | Hosted by Stephanie Sandmeier
Saturday 5/13 6:00pm, 105
Defense Against the Dark Arts is a panel where model and cosplayer Stephanie Sandmeier and her trusty gang of guests explain how to safely navigate the halls of Comic or Anime conventions - where not even a Patronus can help you - from the Creepers, Death Eaters, self-acclaimed nice Nevilles, or handsy Harrys. There's security, there's "Cosplay is NOT Consent", but this is a "how-to" on identifying and confronting these people to help keep cosplay consensual and safe without needing the Unforgivable Curses. Triggered by watching fellow cosplay and model friends feel scared and uncomfortable while doing photo shoots with certain photographers, Stephanie has adopted Defense Against the Dark Arts for Muggles (and hidden Witches & Wizards) to help bui