Live Tweets from SDCC

It seems my live tweets at various conventions have become pretty popular, so I thought for Comic-Con International, I’d give you guys a heads up!

Here’s a link to my twitter.

Here’s what I’ll be definitely be live tweeting during the con:

Wednesday- Pictures of margaritas. No, seriously. Margaritas will be consumed.


Funimation Industry Panel, 3-4 p.m. PST: FUNimation Entertainment’s marketing manager Adam Sheehan and social media manager Justin Rojas talk about all the newest info and updates out of North America’s leader in anime, as well as answer questions from the audience.

Kodansha Comics, 4-5 p.m. PST: Representatives from the largest publisher in Japan discuss the exciting manga they’ll be releasing in the coming months. Kumi Shimizu of Kodansha USA talks with Dallas Middaugh about the imprint’s upcoming books, such as Bloody MondayCage of EdenLove Hina, and, of course, Sailor Moon!

(Side note: Going to meet one of my newest, and most important, clients here. So nervous!)

Manga: Lost in Translation, 6:30-7:30 p.m. PST: After a slump during the great recession, the manga business seems to be coming back, with the older companies leaner and new companies focusing on both digital and print. But “leaner companies” is not usually good news for freelancers. Find out how the downturn has changed the industry from panelistsWilliam Flanagan (Kobato), Jonathan Tarbox (Fist of the Northstar), Mari Morimoto (Naruto), Stephen Paul(Yotsuba&!), and maybe some surprise guests.


JManga: Manga!? Hear it Straight From Japan!, 11 a.m.-12 p.m. PST: The leaders of Japan’s manga industry present an in-depth discussion of where the international manga industry is and where it is headed in the near future. Also, catch a sneak peak of, Japan’s 39-publisher-strong Digital Comic Association’s new manga portal website. Panelists include Sam Yoshiba (Kodansha), Takashi Watanabe (Shueisha),Toshitaka Tanaka (Shogakukan), Kouji Shimano (Futabasha),Naobumi Ashi (Kadokawa), Motoi Suzuki (Shueisha), andSasaki Hisashi (editor-in-chief of Japan’s Weekly Shonen Jump, the world’s top-selling manga magazine).

VIZ Media Panel, 2-3 p.m. PST: VIZ Media’s 25th anniversary celebrations continue with a special panel packed with exciting news and prizes for our fans. VIZ Media staff will provide the latest updates on new acquisitions and upcoming releases, as well as give the scoop on groundbreaking projects they’ve yet to announce. Don’t miss a chance to win prizes such as $25 iTunes gift cards, special prizes from VIZ’s partners, and more!

Shonen Jump Panel, 3-4 p.m. PST: Have you ever dreamed of becoming a manga creator? This panel gives you an opportunity to learn the secrets to being a professional artist and a writer. Weekly Shonen Jump editor-in-chief Hisashi Sasaki will give you straightforward tips and advice on how to improve your manga. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the editor of Japan’s #1 manga magazine! Plus, a chat with Hiroshi Matsuyama, the president of CyberConnnect2, about an upcoming Naruto Shippuden video game.

Marvel Television Presents: Anime on G4, 4:30-5:30 p.m. PST: Marvel Television and G4 take your favorite characters — Iron Man, Wolverine, The X-Men, and Blade — to Japan to tell their stories in a whole new way, beautifully animated by the anime masters at Madhouse. Hosted by Attack of the Show‘s Blair Butler, watch a never-before-seen episode with Marvel’s head of TV Jeph Loeb and surprise guests. Plus, get a sneak peek atThe X-Men‘s explosive first episode.

Yen Press Panel, 6:30-7:30 p.m. PST: The Yen Press crew — publishing director Kurt Hassler, senior editor JuYoun Lee, and assistant editors Tania Biswas andAbby Blackman — unveil exciting new projects for 2012 and take questions from the audience. And of course, the swag. We mustn’t forget the swag!


Spotlight on Tsuneo Goda, 1:30-2:3o p.m. PST: Comic-Con special guest Tsuneo Goda (Domo) discusses his creation, Domo-kun, from its humble beginnings to its now worldwide popularity. He’ll cover all the finer points of this internationally recognized and beloved character, as well as some of his new projects and engage in a Q&A session.

Finally! Nickelodeon: The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra: Exclusive First, 4-5 p.m. PST: Creator team Bryan Konietzko and Michael Dante DiMartino, co-executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, supervising producer Ki-Hyun Ryu, and composing team Ben Wynn andJeremy Zuckerman give an exclusive sneak peek at the continuation of this element-bending saga. Moderated by Megan Casey, executive in charge for Nickelodeon.


BBC America’s Doctor Who, 12:30-1:30 p.m. PST: Stars Matt Smith and Karen Gillan, along with writers and producers, make their first Comic-Con appearance for a panel and Q&A! They’re bringing exclusive new footage of the new season to be shown ahead of its late summer return on BBC America. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of time and space, picking up companions along the way and almost always sidestepping danger. From award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and starring BAFTA nominee Matt Smith as the Doctor and Karen Gillan as his companion Amy Pond, the second season’s Part One delivered record ratings for BBC America and marked the first time Doctor Whofilmed on American soil. Also starring Arthur Darvill and Alex Kingston, the Part One finale ended with the unveiling of a massive secret and the words “Let’s Kill Hitler” on screen. Part One is now available on Blu-ray/DVD/iTunes, and Part Two premieres late summer on BBC America’s Supernatural Saturdays. The panel will be moderated by Adam Rogers, senior editor, WIRED magazine.

(Side note: This last one’s a bit of a maybe because it’s in Hall H. I’ve never done Hall H before and frankly I am a bit scared of it.)

About Daniella Orihuela-Gruber

Daniella is a freelance manga editor and blogger. She likes collecting out of print manga and playing with her puppy. Yes, someone got her a puppy already.
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6 Responses to Live Tweets from SDCC

  1. Ahavah says:

    You’re going to the Korra panel?! You are my hero!!! Yay! I can’t wait to find out what will happen at that one!

    Good luck with all the publishers! I hope you get some great jobs from Kodansha! (Let me know when you get in the position to suggest license decisions to them. They just need to bring the “Jellyfish Princess” manga to the US. :P)

    • Heh. Of course I’m going!

      Kodansha panel isn’t about me getting great jobs from them. I’m just meeting them in person for the first time. Also, chances are that I will never be in a position to suggest licenses, but I’ll be requesting Princess Jellyfish anyway.

      • Ahavah says:

        I watched the whole wonderful anime, which definitely ended on a good note. But the story’s not over yet, and only Kodansha, Vertical or Dark Horse release Kodansha manga in the U.S. these days.

        If someone could convince Kodansha to put out Josei, hard sci-fi (PLANETESSSSS!!!!!!), and some all-ages titles, I’ll be soooo happy!

        But I’m just glad you got a new gig. Good luck!

  2. Going to see Mari? I haven’t seen her in quite some time. But yeah, the manga panels look very interesting. J-Manga is really catching my interest.

  3. Angela says:

    I will definitely be checking in on the Korra panel. So excited! And I can’t wait to see what new manga licenses are announced.

    So disappointed I’m missing out on swag…

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