"I Am Iron Man" With Bob Layton
3pm-3:50pm, Room 203
- Marvel Comics
"Back to The Future"
4pm-4:50pm, Ballroom B
We love you, Elisabeth Shue, but there's only one Jennifer Parker (Marty McFly's girlfriend) in the Back to the Future series. That's Claudia Wells, who portrayed the character in the original film. (Shue replaced Wells for parts 2 and 3 because Wells was unavailable.) For the 30th anniversary of the original film, Wells joins James Tolkan, who played Hill Valley High School authoritarian hall monitor Gerald Strickland, to talk about the iconic 80s time travel adventure.
Chad Hardin On "Harley Quinn"
With next year's release of The Suicide Squad, you'll want to familiarize yourself with one of its stand-out characters, if you're not already. Harley Quinn, the Arkham Asylum psychiatrist who fell madly in love with the Joker, was supposed to be a minor character when she was introduced on Batman: The Animated Series in 1992. But the Joker's sidekick made such an impression with fans that she made her way to the pages of DC Comics, ultimately earning herself a second ongoing series in 2013. The Harley Quinn series transformed her from an insane villain to an antihero and expanded her world outside of her association with the Joker and Batman. Harley Quinn illustrator Chad Hardin takes the stage to talk about the character.
The Art of Star Wars
- Dave Dorman
- "Lord Vader's Persuasion of the Outer Rim Worlds to Join the Empire"
Eisner award-winning illustrator Dave Dorman and photographer/illustrator Scott Harben have made a name for themselves for their art inspired by the Star Wars Universe. Dorman, whose work includes the Star Wars series for Dark Horse Comics, has been voted "The #1 Star Wars Artist of All Time." Harben, who has contributed work to various Lucasfilm/Star Wars projects, has shown his work at the the Star Wars Celebration art show. The two will share insight on the artistic portrayal of the iconic characters and worlds of Star Wars.
As someone who is unfamiliar with the novels in which HBO's Game of Thrones are based on, let me say this: If George R.R. Martin ever kills off the character of Hodor, so help me god, I will end him. (Not really, but seriously, George, don't.) Kristian Nairn, who portrays the childlike, lumbering giant on the series, has endeared GoT fans by bringing depth and charm to a character who utters only one word. Hear Nairn actually say something besides "Hodor" during this panel. And don't forget, he's spinning at the official Alamo City Comic Con after party, Rave of Thrones. Because when he's not carrying Bran beyond the wall, he's touring the world as an international electronic music DJ. Read our interview with Nairn here.