Saturday, September 12
"Dinosaurs & Pop Culture" With Thomas L. Adams (curator of the Witte Museum)
1pm-1:50pm, Room 204
Objectively, Jurassic World
, with its lapses in logic, poor characterization and un-Pratt Chris Pratt, is not a great film. But that climactic dino-battle was so damn satisfying. There's a reason Jurassic World
is the box office juggernaut of 2015. All the amazing and awe-inspiring dinosaur porn. It's clear the world's obsession with dinosaurs faces extinction no time soon. In this panel, the Witte Museum's Curator of Paleontology and Geology Thomas Adams is joined by dinosaur illustrator Brett Booth and kaiju artist Matt Frank explore how dinosaurs capture the imaginations of the scientists, artists and the public at large.
"Sons Of Anarchy"
3pm-3:50pm, Ballroom B
FX's crime drama Sons of Anarchy
, about a California biker gang, concluded its seven season run last year. This year at Alamo City Comic Con, eight cast members — Ron Perlman, Ryan Hurst, Tommy Flanagan, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Emilio Rivera and Michael Ornstein — will reunite on the stage of Ballroom B too look back at the show that brought biker culture back into the zeitgeist.
4pm-5pm, Room 205
Normally the artwork on a traditional deck of lotería cards showcase bright, rudimentary renderings of the people and objects each card represents. But San Antonio's John Pacacio, a two-time Hugo Award-winning illustrator, is working to release his own set with richly detailed art done in his trademark sci-fi/fantasy style. (The San Antonio Current wrote about the project last year.)
Get a look on Pacacio's take on loteria, as he leads an hour-long session of the classic Mexican game. Yes, there will be prizes.
5pm-5:50pm, Ballroom B
Do I even need to explain why you should attend this panel? Stan Lee, Marvel mascot and co-creator of iconic characters such as Spider-Man is back as Alamo City Comic Con. Just get your butt in a seat and Marvel at his presence. You wouldn't even be at Alamo City Comic Con had he stuck to writing obituaries.