SDCC 2019: Saturday Program Schedule

The official program schedule for Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has been released. We’ve gone through the schedule and highlighted the panels/events that pertain (or could pertain) to Star Wars in a significant way. A panel titled “A Fan’s Journey: From Wall Street to Lucasfilm to Rancho Obi-Wan” centering around our great friend Steve Sansweet headlines Saturday’s content. Be sure to also check out the earlier program breakdowns we did for Wednesday/Thursday and Friday.

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

Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd
Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 9

Chuck Terceira (president), Dev Gilmore (director of design and development), Jean St. Jean (sculptor), and Eli Livingston (sculptor) discuss the future of Diamond Select Toys and Gentle Giant Ltd., with a slide presentation of upcoming products and a Q&A session moderated by Zach Oat (marketing supervisor).

Meet the Star Wars Fan Groups
Saturday July 20, 2019 12:00pm – 1:00pm
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

An introduction to the International Star Wars Fan Groups: The 501st Legion, The Rebel Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guild, and Droid Builders, with moderator Ramey Chanadet (executive officer of the 501st Southern California Garrison). Hear from the local and international leadership of each club on what the clubs are all about and how to join. Panelists include Todd Mullin (501st San Diego Garrison Commanding Officer), Blair Douglass (Rebel Legion Membership Officer), Victor Silva (Mandalorian San Diego Clan Commanding Officer), Kelley Moreno (Saber Guild Los Angeles Assistant Local Director), and Ashly Jo (Southern California Droid Builder).

A Fan’s Journey: From Wall Street to Lucasfilm to Rancho Obi-Wan
Saturday July 20, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 4

Steve Sansweet (chairman of Rancho Obi-Wan) tells attendees how he went from being a reporter and editor to, according to George Lucas, Star Wars’ “ultimate fan” and the face of the saga from 1996 to 2011. He eventually opened Rancho Obi-Wan, the nonprofit museum that houses the world’s largest collection of Star Wars memorabilia.

Raising Skywalker: Parents, Padawans, and Psychopaths
Saturday July 20, 2019 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

In the Star Wars cinematic universe, traditional parent-child relationship dynamics become twisted and turned. Are the destinies of the heroes and villains determined by nature or nurture? Will it matter if Rey’s rise is prompted by lineage or legacy? Are Luke and Leia the substitute parents that Rey never had? Why does Ben Solo turn to the Dark Side of the Force, becoming Kylo Ren, while Luke Skywalker chooses to walk a different path? Does Kylo Ren have any chance at redemption like his grandfather before him? Does Emperor Palpatine “groom” his targets while the Jedi council encourage cult-like obedience? What does the “style” of killing and torturing others say about Darth Vader and Kylo Ren? Would they, or even Han Solo, have any psychiatric diagnoses if they existed in our world? The forensic psychiatrists of Broadcast Thought, Praveen Kambam, M.D., Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., and H. Eric Bender, M.D., tackle these questions as they explore parent-child relationships, psychopathy, adolescent development, and more in a galaxy far, far away.

What’s New from Del Rey Books?
Saturday July 20, 2019 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 5AB

Adventure, science fiction, fantasy, and fairytales; the publisher of some of genre’s best and brightest stars is here to talk about what’s next on the horizon from Del Rey Books. Hear from authors Pierce Brown (Red Rising series), Adam Christopher (Stranger Things: Darkness on the Edge of Town), Paul Krueger (Steel Crow Saga), Delilah S. Dawson (Kill the Farm Boy, Star Wars: Phasma), Chuck Wendig (Wanderers, Miriam Black series), and Timothy Zahn (Star Wars: Thrawn: Treason) as they discuss their new and upcoming books with moderator Tricia Narwani (Del Rey editorial director).

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.