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Friday, February 14
 

10:00am

Walking Strong
Ten seasons of The Walking Dead on television, five for the spinoff Fear the Walking Dead and the third show World Beyond on the horizon… even with a downward trend in the ratings on AMC, the Walking Dead franchise still seems like it’s in high gear. We’ll discuss the history of, and the future of, the TV juggernaut.

MODERATOR:
Arnold T. Blumberg

Panelists

Friday February 14, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

11:00am

Torchwood: Everything's Changed
We’re coming up on the 15th anniversary of Torchwood so it’s time to dive back into the successful Doctor Who spinoff series: reexamining the stories, the amazing characters, the set pieces, the move of networks, and how the show has continued in comics, novels and audio plays.

MODERATOR:  
Salina Conlan

Panelists
avatar for Kevin Burnard

Kevin Burnard

Writer, filmmaker, Doctor Who fan. Currently writing/directing/casting for the Twelfth Doctor Adventures fan audio series, in addition to actual professional work.
avatar for Lily Lesh

Lily Lesh

Kingscrosscosplay
Cosplayer, photographer, all around nerd.
avatar for Salina Conlan

Salina Conlan

Screenwriter, Freelance
Screenwriter and maker of short films. I enjoy cosplay, karaoke, art, cinema, and other oddball things.


Friday February 14, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

12:00pm

Blake's 7: The Way Back
A look back at the classic Blake’s 7 series, 40+ years after its debut: the stories, the memorable characters, the best moments, those amazing cliffhangers… and of course, all its Doctor Who connections!

MODERATOR: 
Peter Anghelides

Guests
avatar for Michael E Briant

Michael E Briant

Classic Doctor Who Director
avatar for Tony Lee

Tony Lee

#1 New York Times Bestselling List comics writer, screenwriter and novelist Tony Lee was the ongoing writer for IDW’s Doctor Who comics series for both Tenth and Eleventh Doctors (now reprinted by Titan Books), and has written for Big Finish (Doctor Who, Bernice Summerfield, Dorian... Read More →
avatar for Una McCormack

Una McCormack

Novelist

Panelists
avatar for Erik Engman

Erik Engman

Writer, actor, director, lunatic, lover and poet. Erik has been a main staple in Los Angeles theater for many years. He has studied improv at Second City, IO West, The Groundlings and Chris Barnes' Comedy Dojo. He's a co-founder of the improv group Comicidal Tendencies and has... Read More →
avatar for Palle Madsen

Palle Madsen

Raconteur. Freelance peacekeeping agent. Gentleman adventurer. All things that sound very impressive in a short little bio like this. In reality, of course, an affable chap who's deeply into comics, sci-fi, mystery, and many other interesting things. Feel free to come on up to me... Read More →


Friday February 14, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

12:00pm

One Last Hurrah
A look back at some of the great genre television shows that have recently ended or are about to, from the recent ends of Game of Thrones and The Man in the High Castle, to upcoming finales for Supernatural, The Good Place and Good Omens, and even the ones up in the air.

MODERATOR:  
Risa Romano

Panelists
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Abie Ekenezar

BabsEk Productions
avatar for Crystal Martinez

Crystal Martinez

Crystal began her fascination with British TV in the early 90s thanks to the brit block on KTEH on Sundays- Red Dwarf, Monty Python, Are you Being Served, and (obviously) Doctor Who greatly shaped her, along with Wheel of Time, Harry Potter, and Game of Thrones in print. The past... Read More →
avatar for Risa Romano

Risa Romano

Writer/Vlogger Type Thing
Screenwriter, blogger (Ramble On: Nerdy Ponderings), creator of the defunct A Disused Yeti vodcast, geek, and Whovian. My Mental Breakdown vlogger, discussing personal battles with mental illness.
avatar for Valerie Estelle Frankel

Valerie Estelle Frankel

Author, Pop Culture Author
Valerie Estelle Frankel is the author of over 50 books on pop culture, including Harry Potter and Myth and How Game of Thrones Will End. Many of her books focus on women's roles in fiction, from her heroine's journey guides From Girl to Goddess and Buffy and the Heroine's Journey... Read More →


Friday February 14, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)

1:00pm

An Hour with Bill Blair
Actor Bill Blair is the Guinness World record holder in the category 'most special effect make-up characters portrayed in a career'. Come meet Bill and hear all about his experiences playing so many great characters!

Guests

Friday February 14, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

2:00pm

An Hour with Frazer Hines
Come meet Doctor Who actor and long-time Gallifrey One friend Frazer Hines for an informal chat!

Guests
avatar for Frazer Hines

Frazer Hines

Jamie McCrimmon


Friday February 14, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program F (California 3)

2:00pm

The War for Your Bank Account
We all wanted a la carte streaming options, and what we got was… the Streaming Wars. Now they’re pulling out all the stops for your business. Our panelists will pick their favorite streaming services today and discuss the fare they offer, including revivals of canceled shows, pop culture bonanzas , and great original genre programming you might not have seen.

MODERATOR:  
Nathan Skreslet

Panelists
avatar for Nathan Skreslet

Nathan Skreslet

Owner & Artist, PixelWho
Nathan is the artist behind PixelWho, and has loved Doctor Who since the age of 8. Nathan has been a professional graphic designer for nearly 25 years; with experience in graphic, concept, and commercial design. He has taken his graphic design and fine arts background and combined... Read More →
avatar for Paige Raph

Paige Raph

Writer
avatar for Ric Bretschneider

Ric Bretschneider

Podcast Producer, Writer, Fanboy Planet
Ric Bretschneider obsessively collects geek activities. If you Google him, you'd swear you're looking at five different guys. A professional software developer for decades, your computer likely has at least one application he's worked on. Founder of the San Jose branch of the Pecha... Read More →


Friday February 14, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

4:00pm

The Art of Storyboarding
Michael Collins, comics artist and storyboardist for the Doctor Who series, gives us a look into the process of storyboarding and how it affects the final product we see on TV. Robert Napton moderates.

Guests
avatar for Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Comics Artist, Writer, and Storyboard Artist for Doctor Who


Friday February 14, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program C (Pacific Coast 4/5)

4:00pm

Telos Publishing 20th Anniversary & Samantha Lee Howe Book Launch
This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Telos Publishing with a digital book launch for Samantha Lee Howe's "The Stranger In Our Bed". There will also be a raffle running all weekend to win a signed and numbered proof copy of the book from HarperCollins.

Guests

Friday February 14, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Program F (California 3)

5:00pm

Before the Rings of Power
There will soon be a Lord of the Rings prequel TV series on Amazon Prime, set in the Second Age, thousands of years before the War of the Ring story we know and love. This panel will discuss everything we know so far, including casting news, and storylines we know – or think we know – are coming with this show.

MODERATOR:  
Cathy Udovch

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Cathy Udovch

Cathy Udovch

Special Events Coordinator, TheOneRing.net
Travel Agent by day, Tolkien fan by night and on the weekends, and even a little crossover with work, such as when I take groups to New Zealand to visit LOTR and Hobbit filming locations. This is not to say I don't love Harry Potter, Star Trek, Babylon 5, Star Wars, Marvel, X-Files... Read More →
avatar for Ingrid de Beus

Ingrid de Beus

Reader, Freelance
I have written coverage for thousands of scripts and books. Ask me about the ones that got away.
avatar for Michael Urban

Michael Urban

Ogg is not famous nor extremely talented. He does like to share information, though.


Friday February 14, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

6:00pm

Onward, Orville
By popular demand, a second installment of one of last year’s more popular panels… Now going into its third season, albeit moving to Hulu instead of the FOX Network, The Orville has become a critical darling and a fan sensation. We’ll review the past season, check out some of the things coming in the next one, and hopefully convert a few of you naysayers into superfans!

MODERATOR:  
Crystal Lloyd

Panelists
avatar for Crystal Lloyd

Crystal Lloyd

Costumer, Wedding Officiant. Crystal is a Costumer for Renaissance Festivals and Cosplay. As a Wedding Officiant, Crystal is known for her themed weddings and was the Official Minister for Phoenix Comicon weddings from 2014-16.
avatar for Jan Fennick

Jan Fennick

Author - Event Planner - Cosplayer
Author: co-author of RED WHITE & WHO: THE STORY OF DOCTOR WHO IN AMERICA, essays in OUTSIDE IN VOL 1, OUTSIDE IN VOL 2, OUTSIDE IN BOLDLY GOES, OUTSIDE IN MAKES IT SO, OUTSIDE IN TAKES A STAB, OUTSIDE IN GAINS A SOUL, co-author of a forthcoming pop culture project [TBA], author of... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Griffiths

Katrina Griffiths

Podcaster, Verity! Podcast
Katrina Griffiths is a Canadian podcaster, writer, and above all fangirl, She co-hosts the Doctor Who podcast Verity! Podcast with five other wonderful women, does all the work on her solo musicpodcast Start the Music!, and occupies an improviser position on the Doctor Who/improv... Read More →


Friday February 14, 2020 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

7:00pm

Fan Video Happy Hour
The Internet has an endless array of fan-made music videos for every ‘ship and character in the Doctor Who Universe. Join us Friday evening for a showcase of the best Doctor Who fan videos on the internet. Bring your evening cocktails and come feel all the feels. You’ll never listen to “A Whole New World” the same way again.

Panelists
avatar for Kim Rogers

Kim Rogers

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels
I just have a lot of feelings
avatar for Sage Young

Sage Young

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels


Friday February 14, 2020 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Program C (Pacific Coast 4/5)

8:30pm

The Cornell Collective
Paul Cornell hosts another edition of his raucous Friday night, 18-rated talk show about all things Who.

Guests
avatar for Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
avatar for Una McCormack

Una McCormack

Novelist

Panelists
avatar for Andy Hicks

Andy Hicks

Audio and Video Producer, Writer, Composer and performer, WGBH, Coal Hill, and Sycorax Rock
Doctor Who, music, sound design, voice acting, doing impressions of various celebrities and cartoon characters, playing guitar, making up song parodies, media criticism, Black Mirror, the 90's "Britpop" movement, the '80s "Madchester" scene, alternative/punk/goth/indie rock in general... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Scrimshaw

Joseph Scrimshaw

Comedian, Writer, Podcaster
Joseph Scrimshaw is a writer, comedian, and podcast host based in Los Angeles. He\'s a writer for Adult Swim\'s fantasy comedy TV show, Tigtone, and has also written for the movie riffing group RiffTrax, Screen Junkies, and more. Joseph’s plays Adventures in Mating, An Inconvenient... Read More →
avatar for Kim Rogers

Kim Rogers

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels
I just have a lot of feelings
avatar for Riley Silverman

Riley Silverman

Writer/Comedian, SYFY Fangrrls, Nerdist, Bubble
I was the official Nerdist reviewer for Doctor Who series 11, I'm also a writer for SYFY Fangrrls, and the International Waters and Bubble podcasts, I've appeared on WhoHaHa, Comedy Central, and I'm right behind you right now. Don't turn around, it's already too late.


Friday February 14, 2020 8:30pm - 10:00pm
Program C (Pacific Coast 4/5)
 
Saturday, February 15
 

10:00am

Writing for Legacy Television
Screenwriters Julie & Shawna Benson host a discussion about the challenges and pitfalls of writing for legacy TV series, with Star Trek screenwriter David Gerrold ("The Trouble with Tribbles") and our three Doctor Who Series 11 writers, Pete McTighe, Joy Wilkinson and Vinay Patel.

Guests
avatar for Shawna Benson

Shawna Benson

Producer/Writer, Unt. Animated Star Trek Series
avatar for Julie Benson

Julie Benson

Writer
Television Writer - Wu Assassins (Netflix), The 100 (CW).Comic Book Writer - Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Green Arrow (DC Comics)
avatar for David Gerrold

David Gerrold

Novelist, Screenwriter
avatar for Pete McTighe

Pete McTighe

Writer, "Kerblam!"
avatar for Vinay Patel

Vinay Patel

Writer, "Demons of the Punjab"
avatar for Joy Wilkinson

Joy Wilkinson

Writer, "The Witchfinders"


Saturday February 15, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)

11:00am

Hit Me Now, or Tease Me Later?
It’s a major discussion happening within TV right now: the full-season drop of TV shows on streaming networks, or the weekly trickle that spreads the love across a season, like on classic TV. We’ll talk about the upsides and downsides of each, from the perspectives of fans and viewers as well as writers and producers, and how each streaming service and its offerings shape the consumption of its offerings.

MODERATOR:  
Richard Dinnick

Guests
avatar for Richard Dinnick

Richard Dinnick

Writer
Richard writes for TV, books and comics. He is the creator of new TV crime drama, Surface Tension for Chrysalis Vision and of Legendary Entertainment’s Rob (a new twist on Robin Hood). He has written on several TV shows, including the forthcoming final series of Thunderbirds Are... Read More →
avatar for Gillian Horvath

Gillian Horvath

TV Writer/Producer: Primeval New World, Beauty & The Beast, Sanctuary, Forever Knight, Highlander, etc. If it wields a sword or lives forever, I was probably part of the team. Native New Yorker and Vancouver Transplant.
avatar for Tony Lee

Tony Lee

#1 New York Times Bestselling List comics writer, screenwriter and novelist Tony Lee was the ongoing writer for IDW’s Doctor Who comics series for both Tenth and Eleventh Doctors (now reprinted by Titan Books), and has written for Big Finish (Doctor Who, Bernice Summerfield, Dorian... Read More →

Panelists

Saturday February 15, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

11:00am

The Early Days of Star Wars and Fandom
Craig Miller, author of "Star Wars Memories: My Time in the (Death Star) Trenches," joins us for a look back at the early days of Star Wars fandom, and how it impacted science fiction fandom, as well as his experiences as publicist for the first two Star Wars films.

Guests

Saturday February 15, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

12:00pm

Reeltime Pictures: Discussing "Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor"
Keith Barnfather of Reeltime Pictures joins us to talk about, and features some clips from, his new film "Sil and the Devil Seeds of Arodor".

Guests
KB

Keith Barnfather

Reeltime Pictures
DJ

David J Howe

Telos Publishing


Saturday February 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

12:00pm

Trekking the Next Frontier
By the time of this panel, Picard will have aired at least a few episodes, and we know our attendees will probably want to talk about it, about the Short Treks mini-episodes, and of course where we all think Discovery is heading for its third season. And… films on the horizon, anyone?

MODERATOR:  
James Kerwin

Guests
avatar for Una McCormack

Una McCormack

Novelist
avatar for Larry Nemecek

Larry Nemecek

Guest of Honor
Author, interviewer, host, archivist, producer, voiceover, actor…and fan: Larry Nemecek has a background in news and theatre, but it is “Trekland” where he’s worked ever since his bestselling “Next Generation” Companion became a classic. An historian/ pundit for Trek DVDs... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

1:00pm

Big Finish Talkback
Jason Haigh-Ellery, Sue Cowley and Matt Fitton participate in our annual 'talk back' session for listeners of the various Big Finish audio series.

Guests
avatar for Matt Fitton

Matt Fitton

Writer, Big Finish
avatar for Jason Haigh-Ellery

Jason Haigh-Ellery

Big Finish Productions


Saturday February 15, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

1:00pm

SF Television 2019: The Year in Review
Gallifrey One’s annual retrospective of the best and worst in science fiction & genre television. Our panel will take a look at what’s been on offer since we last convened, from TV series on networks and streaming services.

MODERATOR:  
Arne Starr

Guests
avatar for Michael Collins

Michael Collins

Comics Artist, Writer, and Storyboard Artist for Doctor Who
avatar for Dan Peck

Dan Peck

Writer/Role Player
Dan Peck is a writer on "Family Guy," as well as for the mobile game "Family Guy: The Quest For Stuff." He is also a cast member of the Doctor Who RPG actual play podcast, "The Game of Rassilon," where he is now in his second season playing the role of Travis, a companion of the... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Emily Blake

Emily Blake

Script Supervisor/ Cosplay Maker, Non-Compliant Fashion
Emily Blake is a script supervisor for film and television, and a screenwriter. She also runs a small business out of her home making custom cosplay pieces. She\'s kind of a big deal on Twitter.
avatar for Lee Whiteside

Lee Whiteside

Webmaster, AZSF.ORG
SFTV Guru, AZ Conrunner


Saturday February 15, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program C (Pacific Coast 4/5)

2:00pm

Looking Back at the Sarah Jane Adventures
Actress Anjli Mohindra joins writer/script editor Gary Russell, producer Steff Morris and composer Sam Watts to discuss their collective memories filming The Sarah Jane Adventures.

MODERATOR:  
Gary Russell

Guests
avatar for Anjli Mohindra

Anjli Mohindra

Rani Chandra / Queen Skithra
avatar for Steffan Morris

Steffan Morris

Line Producer, Doctor Who
avatar for Gary Russell

Gary Russell

Novelist, Screenwriter, Script Editor
Sweet, adorable, like a warm kitten. Scared of spiders and cows, allergic to onion.


Saturday February 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)

2:00pm

The Wonderful World of Crossover Comics
Scott and David Tipton and JK Woodward discuss the vast universe of "crossover comics," comic books that combine different genres… such as, what if the Doctor met up with the crew of the Enterprise?


Saturday February 15, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

3:00pm

A Tribute to Dorothy C. Fontana
A panel discussion about the life and legacy of Dorothy (D.C.) Fontana, whose contributions to television – and specifically to the Star Trek mythology – will be remembered for years to come, featuring four writers who knew her well: David Gerrold, Arthur Sellers, Shari Goodhartz and Wendy Pini.


Saturday February 15, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program C (Pacific Coast 4/5)

4:00pm

A Newer Hope
It’s the end of an era, as The Rise of Skywalker brings the story of Star Wars to a definitive conclusion… or is it? What’s on the horizon beyond the end of the Skywalker storyline? We’ll take a deep look at the history and future of Star Wars, dip into the current Mandalorian and the upcoming new TV shows, books and comics, and figure out what’s coming next.

MODERATOR:  
Joseph Scrimshaw

Guests
avatar for Jody Houser

Jody Houser

I am a writer working primarily in comics and screenwriting. I am also the creator of the webcomics Cupcake POW! and Brickgirl & Oscar.
avatar for Bob Miller

Bob Miller

Animator and Star Wars Historian
W.R. Miller - known informally as “Bob” – has been involved in animation for two decades, as a writer, character animator, special effects animator, and storyboard artist, with two Emmy wins on The Simpsons, and storyboard supervisor credits on Courage the Cowardly Dog, Lionhearts... Read More →

Panelists
avatar for Clare Moseley

Clare Moseley

I'm the co-hosts of three podcasts: Trash Compactor, Return to the Hellmouth and Drag Hags. I host my own YouTube show Fandom Equals Square Emcee, about theories and analysis of Pop Culture. I'm a writer and artist.
avatar for Joseph Scrimshaw

Joseph Scrimshaw

Comedian, Writer, Podcaster
Joseph Scrimshaw is a writer, comedian, and podcast host based in Los Angeles. He\'s a writer for Adult Swim\'s fantasy comedy TV show, Tigtone, and has also written for the movie riffing group RiffTrax, Screen Junkies, and more. Joseph’s plays Adventures in Mating, An Inconvenient... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2020 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)

5:00pm

Supporting Your Fandom and Keeping Conventions Alive
With fandom’s massive transition over the past two decades to online existence, it’s no wonder that in-person fandom has taken a dive; fan clubs are becoming ghost towns, and Doctor Who fan conventions (among others) are all taking a hit in attendance. Our panel will discuss the trends and suggest ways we can keep in-person fandom alive and well for years to come.

MODERATOR:  
Anastasia Hunter

Panelists
avatar for Anastasia Hunter

Anastasia Hunter

Chair & Director of Programming, Gaslight Steampunk Expo
Costumer, convention runner, steampunk, photographer, and practitioner of the arcane art of eniment domain for the State of California.
avatar for Steven Warren Hill

Steven Warren Hill

Programming Director, Chicago TARDIS
Owner of Gallifrey Base, BroaDWcast, and the Doctor Who Cuttings Archive. Author of the books "Silver Scream" Vols. 1 and 2, and "Red White and Who: The Story of Doctor Who in America." Programming Director and host for Chicago TARDIS. Creator and leader of Mysterious Theatre 337.Objects... Read More →


Saturday February 15, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

5:00pm

The MCU at the Crossroads
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is a juggernaut on film and television, but with Avengers: Endgame wiping the slate clean (so to speak) and the end of the shows coming on Netflix (as they are expected to move to Disney+), it does seem like things are up in the air. We’ll take a look at the MCU and figure out where it’s all heading.

MODERATOR:  
Mick Schubert

Guests
avatar for Scott Gray

Scott Gray

Doctor Who Writer, Editor, Artist

Panelists
avatar for Jack Arnal

Jack Arnal

Cognitive Psychologist
avatar for Mick Schubert

Mick Schubert

Science Maker
Professionally writing, editing, and making magic out of science. Come and chat!


Saturday February 15, 2020 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Program C (Pacific Coast 4/5)

6:00pm

Ready, Steady, Flash!
Paul Cornell hosts a game show/contest in which professional Doctor Who writers have to write against the clock to audience story title suggestions.

Guests
avatar for Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
avatar for Jody Houser

Jody Houser

I am a writer working primarily in comics and screenwriting. I am also the creator of the webcomics Cupcake POW! and Brickgirl & Oscar.
avatar for Vinay Patel

Vinay Patel

Writer, "Demons of the Punjab"
avatar for Emma Reeves

Emma Reeves

Screenwriter
I write for TV, stage and audio drama. A lot of children's TV, sci fi and some Big Finish audios.

Panelists
avatar for Lizbeth Myles

Lizbeth Myles

Writer, podcaster
Writer person. Does some Doctor Who for Big Finish. Co-editor of the Hugo-nominated Chicks Unravel Time, and Companion Piece. Regular on the Verity! podcast and co-host of The Hammer House of Podcast. Unapologetic fan of The Time Monster.


Saturday February 15, 2020 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)
 
Sunday, February 16
 

10:00am

The Art of Self Publishing
Whether you’re a believer in free expression or a critic about the editing process, self-publishing your own stories or material is a big thing today. Our panel will take a look at the best options for self-publishing, and address some of the criticisms and concerns.

MODERATOR:  
R. Alan Siler


Sunday February 16, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

11:00am

The Legendary Soundtracks of Science Fiction & Fantasy
A panel discussion on the greatest film and television soundtracks in the SF & fantasy genres, and the composers who created them.

MODERATOR:  
Sam Watts

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Crystal Lloyd

Crystal Lloyd

Costumer, Wedding Officiant. Crystal is a Costumer for Renaissance Festivals and Cosplay. As a Wedding Officiant, Crystal is known for her themed weddings and was the Official Minister for Phoenix Comicon weddings from 2014-16.
avatar for Mick Schubert

Mick Schubert

Science Maker
Professionally writing, editing, and making magic out of science. Come and chat!


Sunday February 16, 2020 11:00am - 12:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

1:00pm

Film 2019: The Year in Review
Our yearly look back at the best and worst in science fiction, fantasy, genre, horror and comic-themed films for 2019. We’ll look at the last year in film history, the good, the bad and the ugly, and discuss all the latest releases, biggest trends and hot topics.

MODERATOR:  
Sandro Monetti

Guests
Panelists
avatar for Craig Price

Craig Price

Host, Matinee Heroes
With experience as an award-winning comedian and speaker, Craig delivers consistent, quality interviews that balance appropriate tone and allow both interviewees and their audiences’ true voices to be heard. His wit and calm demeanor put nervous interviewees at ease and make it... Read More →
avatar for Derek McCaw

Derek McCaw

Editor-in-Chief, Fanboy Planet
I have run Fanboy Planet, a website and podcast covering comics, movies, and TV, for 20 years. I occasionally write comics and co-wrote "I Was Flesh Gordon," available now. A member of ComedySportz since 1989, I have recently been working on the webseries The Next Door Horror.
avatar for Nicholas Brandt

Nicholas Brandt

Writer/Director, Reasonably Epic Productions
Comic Book - Joshua Jace: Minimum Wage Henchman //Musicals - Glass Ceilings, Comic-Con The Musical //Film - Bad Behavior, The Secret Lives of Dorks, Hollywood Kills
avatar for Sage Young

Sage Young

Co-Editor, Head Over Feels


Sunday February 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

1:00pm

Pop Culture Hero Coalition
Once again, Chase Masterson brings her popular panel to Gallifrey One, discussing the latest work of this important charity organization and how they are tackling the issues of bullying and harassment head on.

Guests
Panelists

Sunday February 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)

1:00pm

Writing in a Shared Universe
A rousing discussion about writing scripts, novels, comics and audio dramas in someone else's universe: the rules, the restrictions, the characters and the creative freedom, or lack thereof.

Guests
avatar for Richard Dinnick

Richard Dinnick

Writer
Richard writes for TV, books and comics. He is the creator of new TV crime drama, Surface Tension for Chrysalis Vision and of Legendary Entertainment’s Rob (a new twist on Robin Hood). He has written on several TV shows, including the forthcoming final series of Thunderbirds Are... Read More →
avatar for Una McCormack

Una McCormack

Novelist
avatar for Vinay Patel

Vinay Patel

Writer, "Demons of the Punjab"
avatar for Emma Reeves

Emma Reeves

Screenwriter
I write for TV, stage and audio drama. A lot of children's TV, sci fi and some Big Finish audios.


Sunday February 16, 2020 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Program D (Pacific Coast 2/3)

2:00pm

Current Star Trek Comics
Our guests discuss the current state of Star Trek comic books, including some of today's trends and storylines, and where it's all heading.

Guests
avatar for Paul Cornell

Paul Cornell

Writer, Doctor Who
Cricket, matters Fortean, walking, Kate Bush.
avatar for Jody Houser

Jody Houser

I am a writer working primarily in comics and screenwriting. I am also the creator of the webcomics Cupcake POW! and Brickgirl & Oscar.
avatar for Christopher Jones

Christopher Jones

Artist, Christopher Jones Illustration
Christopher Jones is a comic book artist who has worked on DC's Young Justice, The Batman Strikes!, Batman '66, Justice League Adventures, Marvel's Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes, Re-Animator, Dr. Blink: Superhero Shrink & more! Cristopher is currently drawing the ALSO KNOWN AS... Read More →
CK

Collin Kelly

IDW Comics
DT

Denton Tipton

IDW Comics


Sunday February 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)

2:00pm

Writing For Impact
Sam Stone (AKA Samantha Lee Howe) explores how to grab the reader in this 90 minute writing workshop. Bring pen and paper! (Samantha regrets she cannot discuss other personal writing that doesn't occur during the workshop.)

Guests

Sunday February 16, 2020 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Program F (California 3)

3:00pm

Arne Starr's Inside the Sci-Fi Universe
Arne Starr presents his annual look at the best of science fiction film trailers for current and future releases in a cinema near you!

Guests

Sunday February 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program E (Pacific Coast 1)

3:00pm

Streaming TV for Anglophiles
Our panelists will share recommendations for their favorite UK TV shows, be they science fiction and fantasy, period dramas, crime stories, modern dramas and comedies, and how to best watch them. We’ll also talk about some of the things we’re excited about that are coming soon.

MODERATOR:  
Amanda-Rae Prescott

Guests
Panelists
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Amanda-Rae Prescott

Cosplayer, panelist, journalist, occasional podcast guest, fandom diversity advocate.
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David Whittam

British. Sub editor. Shortarse. Glasses. Fluffy hair. Northern. I unplugged your life support to make an outlet for my iPhone and then you died. Normally found drinking til 6am, like an idiot.
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Rachael Root

Practicing Pagan. Writer. Artist. Tarot Reader. Daughter of a diehard Anglophile. Forever Fangirl. Member of #SavetheOA
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Warren Frey

My day job is working as a reporter/editor/video producer in Vancouver, with occasional forays into Toronto, for two construction-focused trade newspapers. On the side I write fiction, make videos, and co-host and produce Radio Free Skaro, One of the more popular Doctor Who podcasts... Read More →


Sunday February 16, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Program B (Aviation Ballroom)