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Comic Con 2017: From Stan Lee to Buffy: Legion M’s SDCC Schedule Celebrates Pillars of Fandom



Legion M, the world’s first fan-owned entertainment company, releases their full San Diego Comic-Con schedule. The company will have a big presence uniting their investors and fans at the world’s premiere fan event. Fresh off of hosting Stan Lee’s groundbreaking hand and foot print ceremony in Hollywood, Legion M will celebrate the iconic career of the Marvel co-founder with “Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend.” Legion M will also celebrate and unite two of the most devout fan bases in pop culture, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Stargate SG-1, with individual 20th anniversary celebration panels and parties.

In just over one year, Legion M has released their first film – Neon’s Colossal starring Anne Hathaway – and have multiple TV/digital series in development including horror-anthology series The Field Guide To Evil and Pitch Elevator, where fans pitch their projects to TV and film executives for a chance to win a development deal. Additional projects include New York Rock Exchange, Upside and The Afterword. One of their series, ICONS: Face to Face, featuring Stan Lee and Kevin Smith, will debut first-look footage at Comic-Con. With the Legion M community now at roughly 12,000 members, the company is poised for another big year connecting with fans at the event at that inspired their inception.

Legion M’s full SDCC schedule is below.

Thursday, July 20

6:00 pm
Through the Gate: Celebrating the Stargate Franchise
Location: Marriott Marquis Grand, Room 1 & 2
Exclusive news, sneak peeks and giveaways will be shared during the 20th anniversary celebration panel. Damian Beurer (Community Manager, Legion M), David Read (Gateworld), Sam Toles (SVP of Digital & New Platforms, MGM), Kieran Dickson (Stargate Consultant and Editorial Director) and special guests will moderate.
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7:30 pm
Stargate 20th Anniversary Fandom Party hosted by LEGION M
Location: Side Bar – 536 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
Legion M invites Stargate fans to celebrate 20 years since the premiere of Stargate SG-1 with a Stargate cosplay contest, classic Stargate trivia challenges, exclusive videos and fan giveaways at the 20th anniversary celebration. In attendance will be Stargate super-fans Damian Beurer (Host, Cosplayer & Legion M Community Manager), David Read (Co-Host & Gateworld editor), Dean Newbury (Stargate Cosplayer) and Ryan Nixon (Stargate Cosplayer).
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Friday, July 21

10:30 am
Comic Book Law School: 202
Location: San Diego Convention Center Room 11
Learn how to tackle the advanced issues in commercializing your creative work with this interactive seminar featuring Terri Lubaroff (entertainment attorney and Legion M Content Acquisition), Michael Lovitz (attorney and author of The Trademark and Copyright Book comic book) and David Lizerbram (entertainment attorney).
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12:30 pm
SDCC: Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend
Premiere of ICONS: Face to Face VR Footage
Location: San Diego Convention Center Room 6DE
Join Felicia Day, Adam Savage and Max Anderson (Stan Lee’s manager) for an intimate discussion about Lee’s life and career. During the panel, Legion M will premiere footage from their virtual reality project, ICONS: Face to Face. The project features trailblazers who have shaped the entertainment industry. Lee is the first to be featured.
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Saturday, July 22

12:00 pm
Cospositive: Cosplay with Confidence
Location: Marriott Marquis Grand, Room 1 & 2
Ivy Doomkitty (SYFY’s Heroes of Cosplay, body positive advocate), D-Piddy (YouTuber, international cosplayer), and David Baxter (Legion M Head of Development, Larger Than Life Cosplay) discuss body image and confidence in oneself, self-worth, ways to work on confidence, and how to stay positive in the community when faced with negative people or negative comments on social media. Cosplaying regardless of age, skin color, gender, body type/size, disability, etc. will be covered. Moderated by Bernadette Bentley (actor, cosplayer).
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6:00 pm
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Fandom Party
Location: Side Bar 536 Market St., San Diego, CA 92101
Hosted by Legion M and 20th Century Fox, the 20th anniversary celebration includes a Buffy fandom feud trivia contest, Buffy cosplay contest and a chance for fans to reenact their favorite moments from the series.
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The HISTORY Channel’s “The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch” To Make Panel Debut at San Diego Comic-Con



“The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch,” a hit nonfiction series on the HISTORY Channel, is making its debut at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive panel. The panel will feature aerospace engineer, astrophysicist, and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor; Defense Intelligence Senior Executive (Retired) Jay Stratton; and others. The series follows current ranch owner Brandon Fugal and an accredited team of scientists, researchers, and experts as they conduct carefully curated scientific experiments, daring drilling and drone exercises, and more to uncover what’s taking place on the anomalous 512-acre hotspot of high strangeness and UAP-related activity. New episodes currently air on Tuesdays at 9/8c, with the two-hour season five finale airing on Tuesday, July 23 at 9/8c.

HISTORY’s “THE SECRET OF SKINWALKER RANCH” PANEL – Thursday, July 25 from 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Hilton San Diego Bayfront (Indigo Ballroom)

Can You Keep A Secret? Unveiling the Secrets of Skinwalker Ranch – Ever seen a UAP? Or witnessed something strange and unusual that you couldn’t explain? Join the experts from The HISTORY® Channel’s hit series The Secret of Skinwalker Ranch, including astrophysicist and lead scientist Dr. Travis Taylor and others, for a dynamic panel discussing the motivations, inclinations and secret findings currently taking place at one of the most infamous UAP and paranormal hotspots to ever exist. The moderator will be Matt Zoller Seitz (New York Magazine/Vulture). Cast subject to change.

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Adult Swim, the global leader in adult animation, unveiled plans today for San Diego Comic-Con which includes an ongoing Pirate-themed fan “parrrty” featuring a series of special evening events, exclusive panels diving into key Adult Swim programs, and the kick-off of a cross-country mobile tour to celebrate “Rick and Morty: The Anime.”

“For reasons too long to get into, we at Adult Swim have always used a pirate ship (and, owls, but maybe we’ll do that at a later con) as a metaphor for how we operate,” said Michael Ouweleen, president, Adult Swim. “We thought since we like to think of us, fans and network, as all one thing, that we should bring the pirate ship to the harbor of San Diego this year and let everyone join us on the – erm – poop deck.”


Adult Swim will crash onto the shores of San Diego with a shipwreck adventure on the network’s Adult Swim on the Green space outside the San Diego Convention Center (5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way). The “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will include custom games, exclusive first looks, giveaways, and evening entertainment including DJ laser sets – no badge required!

The space will also host a series of special evening events including:

  • AEW x Adult Swim “Battle for the Booty” Wrestling Tournament – Join a collection of AEW wrestlers who will face off in a tag team tournament against famous Adult Swim faces for a no-holds-barred event as each competitor vies for the chance to win the “Battle for the Booty” title. Thursday (7/25) at 7:30pm
  • Adult Swim’s Night of New – Comic-Con attendees will be the first to experience a collection of brand-new Adult Swim series at this special screening event featuring the full-length premiere episodes of “Common Side Effects,” “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” “Invincible Fight Girl,” and “Women Wearing Shoulder Pads” alongside more never-before-seen Adult Swim content.  The screening will also be livestreamed in real-time on Adult Swim’s YouTube Channel. Don’t miss your chance! Friday (7/26) at 7:30pm
  • Fun with Zach and Michael – Fresh off the finale of the hit series’ second season, join “SMILING FRIENDS” co-creators Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel for a special live-draw and fan Q&A event. Saturday (7/27) at 7:30pm

The first 1,000 attendees to join the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” at 1pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday will receive an exclusive giveaway! For more details on the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” visit here.


This summer marks the return of the famed Rickmobile and Mortymobile for Adult Swim’s “Anime-rican” tour in support of the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime,” and San Diego Comic-Con is its first stop! Fans attending the “Adult Swim Pirate Parrrty” will have a chance for a photo-op with the Mortymobile, while the Rickmobile will roam San Diego’s Gaslamp District with special giveaways. After Comic-Con, both the Rickmobile and the Mortymobile will cross the country for a nine-city tour that will conclude in Adult Swim’s hometown of Atlanta.


The fun continues inside with a series of can’t-miss panels featuring advanced looks, breaking news and insightful discussion from series creators and voice talent:

  • Adult Swim’s “Common Side Effects” Series First Look – Come experience the side effects of an incredible panel discussion about Adult Swim’s highly anticipated new series.  “Common Side Effects.”  From executive producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, and creators Joe Bennett and Steve Hely, this comedic thriller follows two former high school lab partners who take on big pharma and government agencies as they try to bring a medicine that cures everything to the whole world. Co-creator Steve Hely and writer/director Sean Buckelew will join the series voice cast including Martha KellyEmily PendergastJoseph Lee Anderson and Dave King to discuss the new series. Friday (7/26) at 11am, Indigo Ballroom
  • Adult Swim’s “Rick And Morty: The Anime” Series First Look – Go further into the multiverse of Rick and Morty with the new series “Rick and Morty: The Anime” as it lands at San Diego Comic-Con.  Writer/director Takashi Sano, producers Joseph Chou and Takenari Maeda, and Adult Swim’s head of action and anime Jason DeMarco will share details about the intergalactic adventure and show you the inner workings of the new series on Adult Swim. Friday (7/26) at 12pm, Indigo Ballroom
  • “My Adventures with Superman” Screening Presentation and Panel – Join executive producers Jake WyattJosie CampbellBrendan Clogher, and voice cast members Jack QuaidAlice LeeIshmel Sahid, and Kiana Madeira as they answer your burning questions from season two. Plus get the early scoop on all the action, comedy, and romance that awaits Clark, Lois, and Jimmy in season three. Airing on Adult Swim, “My Adventures with Superman” is produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Saturday (7/27) at 10am, Indigo Ballroom 
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BMI® and White Bear PR are excited to present “The Character of Music: The Art of Scoring for Animation,” at Comic-Con 2024. The panelists include BMI composers Sherri Chung, Deana Kiner, Kevin Kiner, Sean Kiner, Joy Ngiaw, along with composers The Newton Brothers and songwriter Alex Seaver. The panel will be moderated by White Bear PR’s Chandler Poling and introduced by BMI’s Director, Film, TV & Visual Media, Louie Stephens.

Step into the mesmerizing world where sound meets artistry at this year’s “The Character of Music: The Art of Scoring for Animation” panel. Discover how composers work hand in hand with animators and directors to weave a seamless tapestry of sound and imagery. The panelists include Deana, Kevin and Sean Kiner (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Star Wars: Rebels), Sherri Chung (Gremlins: Secrets of the Mogwai, Based On A True Story), Joy Ngiaw (Blush, Barbie Mysteries), The Newton Brothers (X-MEN ’97), and songwriter Alex Seaver aka MAKO (Arcane: League of Legends). 

San Diego Convention Center Room 6BCF
111 W. Harbor Dr.
San Diego, CA 92101 

Sunday, July 28, 2024 


2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PST

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