San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner! While there’s a million things to do at this year’s event, we hope you can find time to squeeze these highlights into your schedule.
If you feel inspired after watching the Her Universe Fashion Show on Thursday, then stop by the Santa Rosa Room in the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina on Friday, July 19, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm to further immerse yourself in the business of geek fashion. Ashley Eckstein and a panel of industry professionals will take a deep dive into the business of fashion, fandom, and licensing in The Her Universe Workshop, so don’t miss your chance to ask questions and make connections.
Can’t get enough of geek fashion? Following the deep-dive panel with Her Universe, head over to the Behind the Design: Star Wars Fashion Collaborations (1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Room 7AB), where fans will learn more about the partnerships between Lucasfilm and a growing list of brands. They’ll also get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design and development process of a variety of Star Wars fashion and accessories, including two new collaborations being unveiled at SDCC. One of those collections is the Star Wars jewelry collection by RockLove Jewelry!
No point in moving from your seat because Hasbro Star Wars (2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Room 7AB) will kick off immediately after the geek fashion conversation comes to an end. Members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm team, including Sarah Carroll (director global brand strategy & marketing, Star Wars) and Sam Smith (product design manager, Star Wars), will give fans an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest offerings as well as drop a few surprises.
Later in the evening, Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain and Jennifer Heddle will take the stage for the Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away panel (5:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Room 7AB) and introduce an exciting group of talented Star Wars authors and artists, such as Zorida Córdova (A Crash of Fate), E. K. Johnston (Queen’s Shadow), George Mann (Myths & Fables), Kevin Shinick (Force Collector), Timothy Zahn (Thrawn: Treason), and much more as well as discuss new and upcoming stories.
For any artists attending SDCC this year, Disney/Lucasfilm Ltd. will have a Portfolio Review on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am to 2:30 pm (Sails Pavilion, PR 06). Here’s what to expect: “Troy Alders, art director at Lucasfilm/Disney Consumer Products, is conducting portfolio reviews, providing critiques, and offering tips to graphic designers and illustrators. Bring a portfolio selection of your best illustration and design work in and see if you have what it takes to create art for the ever-expanding Star Wars galaxy.”
Continuing with Saturday and Sunday highlights, find Steven Melching (writer, Star Wars Rebels/Star Wars: The Clone Wars) at Inside the Writers’ Room: The Breakdown and Starship Smackdown: We Built This Starship on Rock and Roll Edition.
Catch Lex Lang (Major Vonreg, Star Wars Resistance) and Fred Tatasciore (Bolza Grool, Star Wars Resistance) in Cartoon Voices I as well as Dee Bradley Baker (Clone Troopers, Star Wars: The Clone Wars/Star Wars Rebels) and Robin Atkin Downes (Cham Syndulla, Star Wars Rebels) in Cartoon Voices II. Both panels are dedicated to highlighting the artistry and skill behind some of the most talented voice actors. Last but not least, Steve Blum (Zeb Orrelios, Star Wars Rebels) will be present at these two panels: Horror Times Two: Critters Attack! and The Banana Splits Movie and World Premiere of LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters.
As if that wasn’t enough, Nicole Dubuc (writer, Forces of Destiny/Star Wars Rebels) will be a panelist in Diversity in Writing: Women Writers and Producers Take Charge in TV, Animation, Comics, Games, Online and more Star Wars authors will appear in the What’s New from Del Rey Books? panel.
Will you be attending SDCC this year? What panels are you adding to your schedule? Stay tuned for more updates as we get closer to the event.