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Our Picks for Must See Saturday Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2010

19 July 2010 by

SDCC LogoEvery year we cry a little bit about not making it out to California for San Diego Comic-Con International (or SDCC for short). We’re a bunch of East Coast con-goers here at The Convention Fans Blog, and SDCC is happening July 22 – 25 at the San Diego Convention Center. Even though we won’t be attending SDCC 2010, we have looked over the schedule and created a list of “must see” events and panels that we would attend if we were there. Since that programming list so incredibly long, we’re breaking down these recommendations into specific days. So without further ado, here is The Convention Fans Blog List of Must See Saturday Programming at San Diego Comic-Con 2010. (Read our Thursday recommendations here, and our Friday recommendations here.)

11:00-11:45 Family Guy— As we’ve mentioned in our previous SDCC programming recommendations, our resident con photographer, Dan, is a big Family Guy fan. If you’re into the show, this is the must-see panel for you. It will feature Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, and others. There will also be never-before-seen clips of the third Star Wars parody episode. Location: Ballroom 20

12:30-1:30 Costume Designers and Costume Illustrators: Designing for Feature Films— Costuming is such a huge part of the fandom convention world, and this panel is a great chance to learn a little something from the folks who do costuming for a living. Moderator Susan Nininger, Costume Designer (Bodyguard), and Member of the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, hosts Costume Designers and Illustrators from CDG, local 892: Michael Wilkinson and Phillip Boutte Jr. (Jonah Hex), Christine Bieselin Clark (Co-Designer, Tron) , Ha Nguyen (Priest), Laura Jean Shannon (Scott Pilgrim), and Shawnelle Cherry (10,000 Days). Location: Room 5AB

2:00-3:00 The Guild— Here at The Convention Fans Blog we’re huge fans of The Guild. This is the event we’d plan our entire Saturday around. Writer/producer and Comic-Con special guest Felicia Day, producer Kim Evey, director Sean Becker, and the cast of The Guild (including Wil Wheaton!) will be on this panel. They will also debut some never-before-seen content and other surprises. Location: Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Hilton Bayfront

3:00-4:00 Spotlight on Ray Bradbury— Did you know renowned sci-fi author Ray Bradbury was at the very first San Diego Comic-Con? Well, he’ll be at this one too. Ray will be talking with biographer Sam Weller and moderator writer/producer Arnold Kunert at this panel. This is definitely not to be missed! I know Kelly is really jealous of everyone going to this event in particular. Location: Room 6DE

4:00-5:00 Comics After Paper— Is print dead? Maybe not, but this group is definitely looking into the future of the comic industry “after paper.” R. Stevens (Diesel Sweeties), Dylan Meconis (Family Man), Joshua Hale Fialkov (Tumor), and Robert Berry (Ulysses Seen), join moderator Douglas Wolk (Techland) to discuss making comics for new media. Location: Room 3

6:00-7:00 Roddenberry Presents— Seeing as how many members of The Convention Fans Blog staff are Trekkies, this is a panel we’d be sure to catch! Eugene “Rod” Roddenberry (CEO, Roddenberry Productions, and son of Trek creator Gene Roddenberry), Trevor Roth (head of development, Days Missing) and Tory Mell (production supervisor, Trek Nation) are “taking the name that created Star Trek and bringing it to levels not seen since the original days of the genre-changing television show.” Location: Room 25ABC

7:15-8:15 MythBusters— At Dragon*con 2009, Kelly and Dan had a chance to see a killer panel with MythBuster Adam Savage. At SDCC he’s bringing along Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara, and, Kari Byron. Fans will get to learn what myths they’re working on now, and see never-before-shown video. Location: Room 6BCF

8:30-11:30 HBO’s True Blood Presents: The San Diego Comic-Con International Masquerade— This is going to be a costume masquerade to end all costume masquerades! Doors will open for audience seating at 7:45 pm, but the line will start much earlier, warns organizers. Also, tickets will be required for seating and will be given out free to those lining up near Ballroom 20 beginning at 3:00pm Saturday until all tickets are gone. Location: Ballroom 20 (with additional live broadcasts of the event in Rooms 5AB and 6A, and in the Sails Pavilion)

Stayed tuned for our Sunday San Diego Comic-Con programming recommendations! You can see the entire list of Saturday programming at SDCC’s website.

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