Stephanie’s Picks for Thursday of Comic Con 2015

Comic Con is only 3 days away, are you a planner or a go with the flow person?
Either way… here are my top picks for things to do & see on Thursday of Comic Con this year! Keep a look out – I will be bringing you the top picks for Friday-Sunday also as well as the best fashion events!


The Wired Cafe

(it’s at the Omni) Open Bar, One Day Only – If you can get on the list – try to because everyone always raves that it’s their favorite part of Comic Con & I agree. It’s invite only and RSVP’s are required. Since it is only one day this year they are also throwing an after party.

Panels… Seems like most of the best ones are on Thursday…

Level-Up Your Style with Geek Fashion
Thursday: 1:00pm – 2:00pm   –  Room 14A

Geek Fashion saw unprecedented growth in the past year, and with more choices comes more opportunities to make these clothes fit your own unique geek. This will be a hands-on panel that will talk about how to express your own unique style with geek clothing and accessories, classic layering pieces, hair/makeup, nails, and more. The panel will also highlight their favorite designers, retailers, and trends and discuss where they would all like to see geek fashion go in the future. Join moderator Dina Kampmeyer (fashion judge, The Geekie Awards) and panelists Amy Ratcliffe(Nerdist, Star Wars online), Anastasia Washington (Fashionably Nerdy), Josephine Moss (Geekosphere community analyst), Katie Elspeth (theatre costumer), Stephanie Bray (Subtle Fashion Geek), and Stephanie Pressman (Fashionably Nerdy) and learn how to shop and style smart, the geek way.

(yup, Anastasia and myself are on this panel created by Geek Fashion Week – you should come we have some giveaways you will like…)

Greenlight Your Passion Project!
Thursday: 2:00pm – 3:00pm Room 7AB

Project creators, actors, producers, and crowdfunding professionals discuss the power of crowdfunding as it pertains to greenlighting your own project! This panel of pros has successfully raised millions of dollars for feature film, short-films, documentaries, and web-series. Join an informative and uplifting discussion on the power of crowdfunding your dreams, featuring Ericka Anderson (Seed & Spark director of crowdfunding), Mark Gantt (The Bannen Way, The Night Visitor), Etta Devine (The SellingDiani & Devine Meet the Apocalypse), Mark Netter (Nightmare Code, Dark Matter Productions), Jodie Bentley (COO Reinventing Films), Dan Mirvish (co-founder of Slamdance) and moderator Leah Cevoli (film producer and crowdfunding professional).

Jet Set Nerds
Thursday:  3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 14A

Anastasia Washington (Jet Set Nerds,, Stephanie Pressman (Geek 360, Fashionably Nerdy), Becky Sanders (Jet Set Nerds), Elle (Your Friend Elle), and Curious Joi (Curious Joi, Icon) help you Jet Set to Nerd Mecca with epic tales and tips on how to become a Jet Set Nerd, moderated by Stedmond Crowder (Action Figure Overload).(Yup, Anastasia & I return for another panel in the same room!)

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: The Good, the Bad, and the Deadly
Thursday: 5:00pm – 6:00pm – Room 25ABC

Everyone can all name a favorite villain or two: the Joker, Darth Vader, Loki. But how many of your favorite bad guys are actually bad girls? Here to discuss the best and baddest of the lady villains (and their lack of representation) is a panel of women equally dangerous in their own rights: Jenna Busch (founder of Legion of Leia, co-host of Most Craved), Susan Eisenberg (Justice League, Destiny), Jane Espenson (Once Upon a TimeHusbands), Jacqueline Goehner (costume designer, cosplayer), Katrina Hill (Action Movie FreakThe Walking Dead Psychology), Makayla Lynn (Legendary Digital Networks),Chase Masterson (The Flash, Star Trek: Deep Space 9), Dr. Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology), Stephanie Thorpe (The Ladies & The Gents, ElfQuest: A Fan Imagining), and Jessica Tseang (comics historian, founder of Little Geek Girls).

How to Make A Movie with a Camera Phone 

Thursday: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Room 5AB

Mobile Film Festivals are becoming the next big thing. Cell phone cameras now have the capability of shooting 4k – which makes cell phone filmmaking now a possibility to be taken seriously. San Diego Independent Filmmaker Paul Giret (Film For Food) will explain the process of how to use your everyday mobile device as a movie making tool. Giret recently was one of the 15 participants in the Qualcomm 4K Challenge in which contestants were given a 4K Motorola Droid to produce a short film that will also play at the San Diego Film Festival this year. He will be joined by his cast member Carol Morrow (Supergirl Unburdened) from his mobile film “Pitch and Hitch” and Mike Egbert who will elaborate on the production process. Topics will cover on what filmmaking tools, Dolly, Jib, Slider, Car Mount to use, how to properly attach the camera to these tools, what apps work best to control your exposure, what is the workflow and how to handle footage during post-production (editing) process. Join this panel along with Ty Mabrety (Bang Zoom Pow) and Crystal Hubbard (Supergirl Unburdened) who helped make Cell Phone Films from script to screen. With special guest moderator Machelle Noel (GeekRockTV & Faith Hollywood TV).

Careers in Costuming
Thursday: 5:00pm – 6:00pm Room 23ABC

The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 discusses costuming as a career and the many different possibilities that exist today. Panelists include vice president of the Costume Designers Guild, Catherine Adair, costume designer, Ivy ThaideCelia Rogus from FIDM, illustrator and concept artist Gina DeDomenico Flanagan, assistant costume designer, Christine Cover-Ferro, IATSE 705 Custom Made field rep Renee Nault and specialty key costumer Karen MasonEddie Marks, president of Western Costume, as well as Alan Scott and Shane Mahan from Legacy Effects. The panelists are here to answer your questions about making a career in costuming. Camden Toy (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) moderates.

All Shapes and Sizes Welcome
Thursday: 7:00pm – 8:00pm Room 14A

Outspoken actresses, talk-show hosts, models, comic book writers, and CEOs Miracle Laurie (Dollhouse), Helenna Santos (founder/CEO, Ms. In The Biz), Lynn Chen(founder, The Actor’s Diet), Sherry Lee Meredith (host and CEO, Go Curvy TV & Studios), Asha Dahya (host and editor-in-chief, GirlTalkHQ), Malia Miglino (Macabre MondaysLove or War), and Dani Dixon (TumbleCreek Press, Five Nations share their own journey with body image, eating disorders, and the road to recovery and self-love. They will discuss societal trends, healthy lifestyles, and acceptance for women of all shapes and sizes in the entertainment industry, while inspiring others to get out there, be the change, and live their best life. Moderated by Leah Cevoli (Robot Chicken, Deadwood).

Web Series Creators: The Next Generation
Thursday: 8:00pm – 9:00pm Room 29AB

Web series have established themselves as providing some of the most innovative content in the entertainment world. But where do they go from here? Join Jeff Burns(chairman of the International Academy of Web Television and host of Super Geeked Up) as he leads a discussion about the future of the digital space and how you can get involved! Featuring a panel of some of the most well-known stars of the web series world: Joanna Sotomura (Video Game High School, Emma Approved), Christine Lakin(Telltale Games The Walking Dead, Lovin’ Lakin), Jonathan Robbins (Out With Dad, Clutch), Nicole Wright (Progress, Super Geeked Up), and Vanessa Verduga (Justice Woman). And find out what exciting series you’ll be able to watch from these creators soon!


The Her Universe Fashion Show
Thursday: 6pm  at Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel Harbor Ballroom
(1 Market Place, San Diego, California, 92101)
2 years in the making, The Her Universe Fashion Show will feature 36 new fashions created by 36 designers. This inaugural event has an incredible twist: Two lucky designers will win a grand prize, chosen by a panel of judges and the other chosen by the audience, to co-design with Ashley an exclusive Her Universe fashion collection for Hot Topic. This out-of-this world “Geek Couture” Fashion Show is THE “must see” event at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con! Tickets are on a first come, first serve basis but you must have a San Diego Comic-Con badge to attend. Doors open at 5:30pm.

(Anastasia, Bonnie & I will all be modeling and walking the runway)

Geeks Go Glam
Thursday: 8pm at San Diego Public Library * Ticketed Event*

Geeks Go Glam is the only party at Comic Con where tuxedos, dresses and high heels are not only encouraged – they are part of the fun. Come in your best nerdy black tie or glamorous nerdy ensemble.
There will be live music, a tea party offering of tea, coffee and delicious snacks, a photo booth, a raffle with amazing prizes from your favorite chic nerdy retailers and lots of dancing with other glamorous geeks. The first annual Geeks Go Glam party is hosted by The Nerdy Girlie and Being Geek Chic!

buy tickets here:

So, that sums up Thursday! Anything I missed?!