Her Universe highlighted Saturday at SDCC

sdcc-logoWhile the bulk of San Diego’s Star Wars panels seem to happen on Friday, there are a few happening on Saturday and Sunday, including the Her Universe panel. Here are my picks:

Her Universe: Geek Girl Fashion: A Dialogue Between Fashion Professionals and Fans
Actress and entrepreneur Ashley Eckstein, voice of Ahsoka Tano from Star Wars: The Clone Wars and founder of Her Universe, the leading merchandise company for female sci-fi fans, is bringing together the decision makers in the genre fashion industry and the fans for an open discussion. This conversation is meant to be educational and informative, putting the executives and buyers in direct communication with the fans. Ashley will give fans a glimpse of how the retailers stay in tune with their customers and how they develop compelling designs. Audience members will be able to give their comments and recommendations.
Saturday July 20, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Room 24ABC

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Behind the Creatures
Kirk R. Tatcher (Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, Star Trek IV, The Muppets) and Tony McVey (The Dark Crystal, Return of the Jedi, Gremlins, The Phantom Menace) relive their greatest behind-the-scenes stories from your favorite movies, including the Rancor that never was and Captain Kirk’s surprise. Moderated by Sean Murphy.
Saturday July 20, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am. Room 29A.

Star Wars vs. Serenity
Without question, Serenity fans and Star Wars devotees are two of most passionate groups in fandom. From the ongoing charity work of the Browncoats and the 501st/Rebel Legion alike, fans have taken these two massive science fiction franchises far beyond the screen. Now, Dark Horse is set to bring these two groups together for exclusive announcements, games, prizes, and more. Join Dark Horse PR director Jeremy Atkins, editor-in- chief Scott Allie, and Dark Horse resident Jedi Randy Stradley, a cast of writers and artists, and even a few surprise guests, for what is sure to be one of these year’s most memorable programs!
Saturday July 20, 2013 1:30pm – 2:30pm. Room 24ABC.

Indyfans: The World of Indiana Jones
The adventure continues this year as the Indyfans reunite to discuss The Man in the Hat! This year they’ll dive right in and see what’s new to uncover. Moderated by Brandon Kleyla (Indyfans).
Saturday July 20, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm. Room 29A

Star Wars Trivia Game Show
Members of the San Diego Star Wars Society — Brendan Prout, Jessica Woods, Linda Crispien, and Dean Amstutz — veteran hosts of trivia game shows at Comic-Con International since 2002, have prepared an even bigger challenge this year for all fans who think they know their stuff about the galaxy far, far away. Returning this year will be one-game rounds for kids 12 and under, in addition to rounds for ages 13 to adult. Test your knowledge and win one of the many valuable prizes!
Saturday July 20, 2013 8:00pm – 9:00pm. Room 23ABC

501st Costuming 101: Dressing to Serve the Empire
Join presenters Sam Hornedo, David Biffath, Kevin Weir, Felix Weliver, and Eddie Dennis to learn the essentials about what it takes to create a costume that meets the standards of quality for entry into the 501st Legion. They will provide an overview of what is involved in creating a costume, the various costume categories, and how much time is needed to create a costume that is screen accurate. Panelists will demonstrate tips and techniques for their costume specialty.
Sunday July 21, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm. Room 29A.

Chronicle Books: Behind the Scenes of a Pop Culture Powerhouse
With several New York Times bestsellers this year, Chronicle Books’s unique blend of distinctive, entertaining publishing hits the right spot for both consumers and creators. Get sneak peeks at upcoming projects and meet editor Steve Mockus, designers Michael Morris and Neil Egan, and authors Jeffrey Brown (Vader’s Little Princess), Francesco Marciuliano (I Could Pee on This), Brandon Bird (Brandon Bird’s Astonishing World of Art), and Michael McMillian (True Blood: Field Guide to Vampires).
Sunday July 21, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm. Room 32AB.