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Comic-Con Thursday Events Preview

10:30-11:30 Comics Arts Conference Session #1: Comics in Educational Settings. There are actually a series of panels looking at comics and education and literacy. Room 30AB

12:30-2:00 The Many Faces of the Graphic Novel: Jeffrey Brown ( Clumsy ), Becky Cloonan ( East Coast Rising ), Rene French ( The Ticking ), Jim Ottaviani ( Cowboys , Bone Sharps, and Thunder Lizards ), Andy Runton ( Owly ), and Doug TenNapel ( Creature Tech ). Room 4

1:00-2:00 Spotlight on Morrie Turner: Legendary comic strip artist Morrie Turner of Wee Pals . Room 3


1:00-2:00 Rosario Dawson: Actress Rosario Dawson ( Clerks II, Sin City, Grindhouse ) talks about her comic Occult Crimes Taskforce . Dawson was potted last year waiting in line with the ordinary Con-goers for a Hall H panel. That kind of behavior, along with the fact that she seems to genuinely love comics, makes her a fan favorite. Room 6A

Stardust (Paramount)

1:30-3:30 Paramount Pictures Panel: Paramount Pictures, DreamWorks Pictures, and Nickelodeon Movies turn the spotlight on their upcoming films Beowulf, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Stardust, Hot Rod, Iron Man, and the next installment of Indiana Jones. Appearing in person: JJ Abrams, Neil Gaiman, Roger Avary, and Saturday Night Live's Andy Samberg. Hall H

3:00-4:00 Spotlight on Daryl Cagle: Meet the cartoonist behind the huge political cartoon website . Room 2

3:00-4:30 Starz Media and Harryhausen Returns and Hatchet : First up its Harryhausen Returns , with motion picture special effects legend Ray Harryhausen talking about his upcoming feature film, Ares: God of War . Robert Englund (Freddy Krueger), and Tony Todd (Candyman) are also on the panel to talk about their roles. Room 6CDEF


3:30-5:00 Animation on a Shoe String. Room 30CDE

3:45-5:15 Lionsgate Special Preview Panel: Peter Fonda ( Ghost Rider ) and Ben Foster ( X-Men: The Last Stand ) ealk about teh new 3:10 to Yuma ; Clive Barker and the cast of Midnight Meat Train take you on a terror trip through hell; and Jessica Alba and Dane Cook are on hand to discuss Good luck Chuck. Hall H

4:00-5:00 Spotlight on Guy Delisle Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea and Shenzhen: A Travelogue From China. In his first U.S. appearance, Delisle will be interviewed about his work by editor Tom Spurgeon. Room 3

George Romero directing Land of teh Dead (Universal)

4:45-5:45 Spotlight on George A. Romero: The undisputed master of the zombie film is on hand to talk about all thing undead. This should be a real treat! Room 6CDEF

6:00-7:00 Spotlight on Roman Dirge: Roman Dirge, creator of the hit comic book series Lenore . Moderated by Spookyland websmaster and Ghouly Boys creator Christopher. Room 1AB

8:30-10:30 World Premiere! Superman Doomsday : Superman is deador is he? All will be revealed at Comic-Con's world premiere of DC Comics, Warner Bros. Home Video, and Warner Bros. Animation's Superman Doomsday . It's the highly anticipated first DC Universe made-for-DVD release. Ballroom 20

9:00-12:00 8th Annual Kung-Fu Superhero Extravaganza: Martial art movie master Ric Meyers presents clips from the wildest, most amazing and funniest scenes from Asia. Room 6CDEF

And finally in the Marriott Marina Ballroom D you can feel like a zombie in more ways than one by staying up till the wee hours of the morn with your favorite undead. The zom-film fest begins at 8pm with Night of the Living Dead followed by L and of the Dead, Shaun of the Dead and Night of the Comet. Long live the undead!

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