SDCC 2019: Friday Program Schedule

The official program schedule for Friday at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has been released. Just like we did for Wednesday and Thursday, we’ve gone through the schedule and pulled out any panels/events that deal with (or could deal with) Star Wars in a significant way. As you know, Friday is traditionally filled with quite a few big panels dedicated to all aspects of the GFFA and this year is certainly no exception. The three major merchandise panels are the Star Wars Collectibles Update, Hasbro Star Wars, and the Lucasfilm Publishing panel.

There’s even a little bit of Indiana Jones DNA represented at the convention via a panel spotlighting the work of the legendary Jim Steranko.

SDCC is scheduled for July 18-21 (Preview Night is July 17) at the San Diego Convention Center.

Bringing Mandalorians to Life: A Guide to Building Armor
Friday July 19, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 7AB

Members of the Mandalorian Mercs Costume Club provide a primer for cosplayers looking to start their first set of Mandalorian armor. Discussion will include techniques for shaping, painting, and weathering.

The Her Universe Workshop
Friday July 19, 2019 10:30am – 12:00pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

Want to get into the business of geek fashion? Calling all designers, artists, lawyers, entrepreneurs. Hear from the founder of Her Universe, Ashley Eckstein, and a panel of industry professionals, and take a deep dive into the business of fashion, fandom, and licensing.

Fun with Funko
Friday July 19, 2019 11:00am – 12:00pm
Room 7AB

Come meet the crew responsible for bringing the greatest story in the galaxy to the world of all your favorite Funko collectibles. Hear the stories behind their own deeply personal connections with “a galaxy far, far away” and how they channel that passion into constantly growing, ever-evolving Star Wars expressions. From their lifelong dreams to a literal dream come true, the story of Star Wars and Funko is one built from the hearts of true-blue fans.

Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten
Friday July 19, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 7AB

Besides being awesome, the things we collect and bring into our lives are real expressions of the story we love. Join the excitement and learn firsthand what’s happening with your favorite Star Wars collectibles. Panelists will chat about prop replicas, statues, and much more, maybe with a surprise or two along the way.

Behind the Design: Star Wars Fashion Collaborations
Friday July 19, 2019 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 7AB

Star Wars has always been on the forefront of the “geek chic” fashion movement by bringing iconic characters and stories to life through the lens of modern-day fashion. Over the past decade, the portfolio of brand partnerships has grown significantly, allowing fans all over the world to celebrate their passion for the brand with more than just T-shirts. This panel will include an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the design and development process of Star Wars fashion and accessories, including two new collaborations being unveiled at SDCC this year.

Hasbro Star Wars
Friday July 19, 2019 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 7AB

Members of the Hasbro and Lucasfilm team discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises. Panelists: Sarah Carroll and Sam Smith.

Spotlight on Jim Steranko
Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 25ABC

Spend a rockin’ hour with Jim Steranko, the inspiration for Mister Miracle, the designer of Indiana Jones, co-creator of S.H.I.E.L.D., and author of The History of Comics—telling tales from his switchblade youth to his status as one of the most controversial creators in the pop-culture world.

Star Wars Audiobooks: Behind the Scenes
Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB

Get the inside scoop on how the Star Wars audiobooks are recorded and produced with some of the biggest Star Wars authors, voice actors, and producers in the business! You’ll hear from Janina Gavankar (voice of Iden Versio, narrator of Inferno Squad), Catherine Taber (voice of Padme, narrator of Queen’s Shadow), Cavan Scott (author of Star Wars audiobook exclusive Dooku: Jedi Lost), and Nick Martorelli (Penguin Random House Audio producer) about how they create characters, what it’s like in the recording booth, and how production builds different layers of voice narration, sound effects, and music into the final track.

The Diversity of Star Wars
Friday July 19, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

Despite taking place in a galaxy far, far away, Star Wars remembered representation was important. From Rose Tico, Poe Damaron, Finn, Rey, Jyn Erso, and the cast of Rogue One, it only made the recent announcement of The Mandalorian so much more exciting. Special Star Wars actors, film critics, and cosplayers discuss with the founder of Positive Pop Culture/Persisted Media Group the coming of diversity for Star Wars and their hopes for the future.

Step Inside ILMxLAB’s Star Wars Stories
Friday July 19, 2019 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 7AB

From your Jedi Trials on Tatooine to a walk on the dark side in Vader Immortal, ILMxLAB is taking Star Wars fans on immersive journeys to a galaxy far, far away. Alyssa Finley (senior producer), Jose Perez III (senior experience designer), and Sarah Barrick (production coordinator) will give attendees a look back at these incredible adventures and a sneak peek at Vader Immortal: Episode II. Moderated by Justin Bolger (ILMxLAB marketing manager).

Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away
Friday July 19, 2019 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Room 7AB

As we near the epic conclusion of the Skywalker saga with Star Wars: Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors and artists gather to discuss new and upcoming stories set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Lou Anders (Pirate’s Price), Katie Cook (Creatures Big & Small), Zorida Córdova (A Crash of Fate), Delilah Dawson (Black Spire), E. K. Johnston (Queen’s Shadow), George Mann (Myths & Fables), Brian Rood (The Skywalker Saga), Cavan Scott (Dooku: Jedi Lost), Kevin Shinick (Force Collector), Charles Soule (Darth Vader: Dark Lord of the Sith), Timothy Zahn (Thrawn: Treason), and Rebecca Roanhorse (Resistance Reborn). Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain and Jennifer Heddle.

Fanbase Press: The Art of Star Wars
Friday July 19, 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 7AB

Since 1977, fans have been clamoring for more Star Wars in all forms of media: movies, TV shows, comics, books, games, action figures, and more. Led by Michele Brittany (editorials manager, Fanbase Press), this panel—including Craig Miller (former director of fan relations, Lucasfilm), Barbara Randall Kesel (editor, The Dark Empire), Chris Fenoglio (artist, Star Wars Adventures: The Tales of Vader’s Castle), Ken Lashley (artist, Lucasfilm), and Brandon McKinney (artist, Star Wars Mighty Chronicles)—will share their artistic journey with the Star Wars property.

Star Wars Trading Card Collecting
Friday July 19, 2019 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 7AB

David Neuhausel (admin of Star Wars Card Collectors Alliance), Shawn Mullen (founder/president of Science Fiction Coalition), and Carlos Esteban Munoz and Kenneth Burke (Star Wars trading card collectors) will address topics such as where to start, who to trade with, how to avoid pitfalls, and other dynamics of card collecting. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or just starting out, you’ll have a blast hearing this discussion on base sets, chase cards, autographs, sketch cards, and promos, among other topics that may come up.

Judges on The Clone Wars
Friday July 19, 2019 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 7AB

The Clone Wars represents some of the best Star Wars stories ever told. A panel of judges and attorneys report for duty to determine the duty to follow lawful orders vs. unlawful orders; child safety of younglings; secret marriages; clone rights; and the trial of Ashoka Tano. Panelists include Circuit Judge John B. Owens (9th Circuit Court of Appeals), Judge Carol Najera, Bethany Bengfort (US Courts), Stephen Tollafield (professor, Hastings School of Law), Bethany Bengfort (U.S. Courts), and Steve Chu (assistant U.S. attorney). Moderated by Joshua Gilliland (The Legal Geeks).

Star Wars Trivia Game Panel
Friday July 19, 2019 9:00pm – 10:00pm
Room 7AB

Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society, veteran hosts of trivia panels at Comic-Con International since 2002, have created a new format this year that will allow for even more audience members to win valuable prizes. For those of you who think they know the galaxy far, far away, this is the panel for you. Returning this year will be a game round for kids ages 5–11 in which every child will win a prize. Following that will be the adult game rounds for ages 12 and up. Come test your knowledge of the galaxy far, far away, and you may win some of the many prizes provided by Star Wars licensees. The trivia panel hosts are Leia Hornedo, Linda Crispien, Brendan Prout, Carlos Munoz, Felicia Nykaza, and Collin Gomez.

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.