Time to start planning and gearing up for the geekiest event of the year because the first programming schedules are officially here!
This year, fans attending San Diego Comic-Con will learn more about The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, a museum founded by George Lucas and expected to be completed by early 2021. The panel description states:
George Lucas’ new museum is under construction in L.A. Meet Lucas Museum curators Erin M. Curtis, Anastasia James, and Ryan Linkof and learn about a collection of visual storytelling that spans everything from ancient art to illustration, comic art, photography, and the arts of filmmaking, including storyboards, costumes, props, and visual effects.
“Narrative is one of the oldest and most important impulses in art,” said Lucas, as seen on the museum’s website. “It is also the most popular form of art. Tracing the arc of narrative art reveals how culture is created, reinforced, and then compelled to evolve.”
The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: Behind the Scenes panel will take place on Thursday, July 18, at 10:00 am in Room 5AB.
Afterward, fans can head over to the Careers in Geek Fashion panel to learn more about the geek fashion industry. According to the panel description:
Fans can express what they love and connect with most in pop culture through fashion. From clothing to jewelry, options continue to grow each year as the industry expands and fans can be more than just consumers of it. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (GeekFold), panelists Dan Richard (Development Plus Inc. and Bethesda Gear Store), Cindy Levitt (Mad Engine), Rosa Menendez (esports makeup), Jennifer Smilay (Her Universe), Allison Cimino (RockLove Jewelry), and Jeff Trexler (Fashion Law Institute) talk about their careers and the different ways people can work in the industry.
This is the perfect opportunity to participate in a Q&A and direct curious questions to some of your favorite geek fashion creators. The panel will take place on Thursday, July 18, at 1:00 pm in the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (Grand 10 & 11).
If geek fashion isn’t your thing, you can also catch Steven Melching (writer, Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars) at these two panels: Best Movies Never Made and The 4:30 Movie: 1989 Week.
Lastly, the perfect way to end the first full day at SDCC is to attend the Her Universe Fashion Show at the Manchester Grand Hyatt:
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 Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein, the theme for this year’s show is “The Power of Fashion.” This year’s panel of judges will include Ed LaBay (VP/GMM, Hot Topic), Liz Muñoz (CEO, Torrid), Lisa Baldzicki (VP Parks Merchandise & Product Development, Disney Parks), Meghan Camarena (@Strawburry17, Producer, Host, Actress), Merit Leighton (Voice of Frosta, on She-Ra and the Princesses of Power), Michaela Dietz (Actress, Voice of Amethyst, Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe), Kristi Siedow Thompson (Designer, 2018 Audience Winner), Cynthia Kirkland (Designer, 2018 Judge’s Winner), and Jane Burson (Designer, 2018 Singer Sewing Winner).
Admission is free. Most importantly, seating is limited, so make sure to line up early and be ready to grab a good seat when doors open at 5:15 pm.
For the rest of the Wednesday/Thursday schedule, find it here. We can’t wait to find out what the SDCC programming schedules will offer next, so stay tuned for more of our highlights.