SDCC 2015 – Blizzard Entertainment Panels Schedule
Blizzard Entertainment will have the traditional Blizzard Showcase Panel at SDCC 2015 where they will unveil upcoming licensed products. However, that’s not the only panel where some of the developers can be found leading a non-conventional Blizzard panel or where we can learn things about Warcraft.
Not all of these have a Blizzard developer. Some of them are intriguing, and if the panel doesn’t conflict with any other panel you planned earlier to check out; you probably might find this schedule interesting enough to add to your “My Schedule” favorites.
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JAKKS Collector Toys: Star Wars, DC, TMNT, Nintendo, Warcraft and More!
Get the latest sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes scoop, and a preview of really big things to come from all of your favorite toy brands, including Star Wars, the World of Nintendo, DC Heroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Halo, Power Rangers and the Warcraft 2016 film. Panelists include Dominic Laurienzo (senior VP Action Figure Design), Peter Skourtis (senior director design), Eli Halpert (senior designer), Jose Alvarez (senior designer), Alec Willis (creative services art director), and moderator Scott "Toy Guru" Neitlich (director Action Figure Marketing).
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Blizzard Entertainment Showcase
Chris Metzen (Blizzard Entertainment SVP story and franchise development) and a team of esteemed panelists reveal never-before-seen products and plans for 2015 and 2016. Talk to the designers, writers, and artists themselves, as the panelists dig into toys, books, collectibles, and more. The panel and an extended game Q&A session will be moderated by Kim Phan (host of BlizzCon coverage on DIRECTV).
Thursday July 9, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The TV Animation Story Editors/Head Writers Panel
Do you have dreams of writing for kids TV animation? This panel of veteran story editors and head writers will reveal what you need to know to break into the business, and stay in it. Topics include creating appropriate writing samples, landing a first gig, meeting deadlines, and keeping your story editor happy. Moderator Neo Edmund (Red Riding Werewolf Huntress, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters) is joined by panelists Andrew Robinson (senior writer at Blizzard Entertainment, Kaijudo Clash of the Duel Masters), Jim Krieg (Green Lantern: The Animated Series, Spooksville), Charlotte Fullerton (Ben 10 Omniverse, My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic), Eugene Son (Ultimate Spider-Man, Marvel's Avengers Assemble), and Craig Miller (Transformers, Curious George).
Thursday July 9, 2015 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Creating Multiplayer Worlds: Storytelling in MMOs and MOBAs
Game industry veterans James Waugh (director of story development, Blizzard), George Krstic (senior writer, Riot Games), and Leah Hoyer (director of narrative, ArenaNet) discuss their paths into game narrative, the challenges they face creating game story, and the strategies they use to allow players to explore their characters within great gameplay experiences. They will also talk about the projects they are working on and leave lots of time for Q&A.
Friday July 10, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
From Console to Comics: The Art of Video Games
Your favorite video games have expanded beyond your screen and into comics. Dark Horse editor Dave Marshall and panelists Nick Thornborrow (BioWare's Dragon Age), Paul Tobin (The Witcher, Plants vs. Zombies), Christofer Emgård (DICE's Mirror's Edge), and others discuss bringing some of gaming's most popular titles, including World of Warcraft, Halo, and more, to comics and art books.
Friday July 10, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Legendary Pictures Panel
Filmmakers and talent from Legendary's upcoming Warcraft and Crimson Peak, distributed by Universal Pictures, will discuss the innovative slate and present never-before-seen material. Chris Hardwick (AMC's Talking Dead) hosts the panel that will also include surprises from highly anticipated legendary movies, including Great Wall, Krampus, and more.
Saturday July 11, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm