I can’t wait to get back to in-person conventions with Comic Con November 26-28! It’s sure to be a different experience than in years past and certainly different from the At Home versions the past two summers. Here’s a guide to everything Star Wars, Disney, and Marvel so you can maximize your experience!

Below is a list of great panels covering topics we love here at The Skywalking Network. More details about the panelists, date, time, etc if you follow the link. Let us know in the comments if you come across any others in the programming schedule! I’ll be there all three days so check back here and on our social media for pictures and posts.

Hopefully there will be fun photo opportunities like in past years.

Star Wars:

The Science of Star Wars (hosted by Star Warsologies!!)

The Grant Imahara Tribute Panel (moderated by me!! A panel that got its start at ForceFest!)

Star Wars Trivia Game Panel

Star Wars Samurai Universe

Marvel / X-Men:

Shang-Chi: Cultural Impact and Celebration of Fight Choreography

Selling the Hit: What You Always Wanted to Know About the Stunt Industry

At the Ruins of Pop Culture: Saving the World One Story at a Time

How to Apply the X-Men and Other References: Learning and Supporting the Needs of Neurodiverse, BIPOC, LGBTQIA, and Others

The Long Run: Structure in the Very-Long-Form Mainstream Comics Narrative

X-Men Fandom Panel

Disney:

Spotlight on Alex NiƱo

The Nacelle Company: Boldly Going Forward . . . in Pop-Culture Entertainment!

Cosplay:

The San Diego Comic-Con Special Edition Masquerade

The 501st Legion: Star Wars Villainous Costuming

Causeplay: In Service to Others

Cosplay: The Spice of Life!

We Are Groot: Award-Winning Large Cosplay on a Budget

Fandom / All of the Above:

On the Mic Podcast Live from Comic-Con Special Edition

Spotlight on Ryan Benjamin

Steampunk Variants across the Pop Culture Divide

Spotlight on Sam Maggs

The Comic Con Museum is finally opening!

And don’t forget about the Comic Con Museum, which is having its soft opening! There are some great exhibits, including Cardboard Superheroes which comes with the opportunity to make life-sized versions of Captain America and Wonder Woman’s shields.

There’s also movies being shown during Comic Con, including the Disney classic Alice in Wonderland, Pixar’s Monsters, Inc., Muppet’s Wizard of Oz, and the nightmare-inducing (if you’re a child of the 80s like me) Return to Oz. These can all be watched virtually as well using Scener/Disney+!

The exhibit hall still covers A-G and includes staples like Funko and Artist’s Alley. Check out the map and exhibitor list for some great content and exclusives. There’s also a search function to help support BiPOC and LGBTQ businesses!

And if you’re interested in more “science of…” and other academic panels, I put together a list of those on my website, check it out!

As you can see, there’s a lot of great offerings during Comic Con Special Edition. Hope to see you in San Diego!

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