Comic-Con Today: Saturday

Comic-Con Today: Saturday


Welcome to the Saturday edition of Comic-Con Today, your guide to the latest and greatest of Comic-Con@Home.



Madame Leota made me do It.


Have You Ever Looked a Iron Man in the Eye?

Well, you might get a chance to. The Comic-Con Special Edition Mask Guidelines require that approved masks be visible at all times and may not be concealed under costume headgear or masks.

All face coverings must fit properly and snugly, must secure under your chin, and fully cover your nose and mouth.

Not permitted are:

  • Face coverings that are not able to be secured under your chin, including bandanas or scarves.
  • Neck gaiters
  • Mesh face coverings
  • Face coverings that have exhalation valves
  • Damaged/torn face coverings

Again, approved face coverings must be visible at all times and may not be concealed under costume headwear/masks.

These are some of our favorites:


Masked cosplay


Masked cosplay
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Additions and Corrections

Three-Floor Map

CCSE map


Patrick Labyorteaux, actor (NCIS, The Last Sharknado: It's About Time, JAG)
AA15 11:00 AM–3:00 PM
Andy Le, actor (Shang-Chi)
AA04 | 1:30–3:30 PM
AA04 | 5:30–7:00 PM

Gigi Bannister
Reggie Bannister
Namina Forna
Tammy Locke
Stewart Strauss
Charlie Schlatter
Camden Toy

Games Correction

Into the Motherlands is scheduled for 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm in Room 6CF today, not Sunday.

Pinball Lounge Hours

The Pinball Lounge hours (Marriott Marquis, Pacific Ballroom, Rooms 21 and 22) are 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, not 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.


1:30–2:30 | Z2 Comics: Chuck D and Vince Staples, Room 6DE

New Room and Time. 12:00–1:00 | ComiXology Originals Brian Azzarello and Will Dennis, Room 23ABC
New Room and Time. 5:15–6:15 | Revolutionizing Animation, Room 6DE
New Room and Time. 5:30–6:30 | Stan Lee Alliances: An Expanding Universe, Room 8

12:00–1:00 | World Building and Storytelling, Room 23ABC
5:00–6:00 | You Are My Childhood: Stars of TV Shows from a Bygone Era, Room 23ABC
3:00–4:00 | Art Acquisition for Trading Cards and Games, Room 23ABC
5:15–6:15 | Join the Writers of Call of Duty: Vanguard, Room 6DE

Where Is It?

The “Where Is It?” section in the Program Book got a little lost this year. Please note the following updates:

Hospitality Suite is in Marriott Marquis Pacific Ballroom, Rooms 23–26, not Rooms 25–28.

Lost and Found is in Lobby, Hall E, not Lobby, Hall C.

Whole Lotta Games

Gaming has expanded to take over several areas at Comic-Con Special Edition. Stop by our locations for boundless fun and some great surprises! You’ll find board, card, and dice games; new and classic role-playing games; and LARPS!

Activities in the Mezzanine level of the Convention Center: Pokémon (Room 14); a huge game library available for people to check out and play board and tabletop games for free (Room 15); Dungeons & Dragons games (Room 16, 10 am–6 pm today and 10 am–2 pm Sunday); Fanboy Gaming with a wide selection of Xbox, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Switch games (Room 17A); along with free play and tournaments using retro-consoles and PCs, with SD Lan (Room 17B).

At the Marriott Marquis Pacific Ballroom, there are daily Magic tournaments and demos (Rooms 14–17), Stargate SG-1 role-playing game (Rooms 18–19), plus a Pinball Arcade (Rooms 21 and 22). To avoid confusion, the Pacific Ballroom is in the Marriott Marquis hotel.

In addition to the usual rooms on the Mezzanine and the Marriott, there are Game related programming on the top level of the Convention Center: an open play Star Trek game, Artemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator (Room 6B); and on Saturday Into the Motherlands, an Afro-centric sci-fi role playing game (Room 6CF).

As a special surprise, sponsored by The Army Painter, CMON, Dust USA, and Monument Creature Caster, Comic-Con Special Edition is hosting a Paint and Take on the Mezzanine level (room 15). You can paint your very own miniature and take it home with you! Learn basic techniques, color choice, and base coating of painting miniatures. Paints, brushes, miniatures, and other supplies will be provided. Paint and Take hours are: 10:00 am–6:00 pm and Sunday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm, Sunday.

Choosing figures for the Paint and Take

Choosing figures for the Paint and Take



Toucan Tip of the Day

The Special Edition Masquerade, our on-stage salute to cosplay and creativity is tonight at 8 pm in Ballroom 20; doors open at 7:30. Great costumes made by our attendees will cross the stage in competition for the coveted Masquerade Trophies and over $2,500 in prizes, plus entertainment by the Corps Dance Crew and The Saber Guild. It’s not too late to enter. There are still a couple of contestant slots open. Visit the Masquerade Desk outside Ballroom 20 today for more info






Comic-Con Today: Saturday


Comic-Con Special Edition Gallery

Brent Spiner

Mrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmrmr” I swear I’m smiling under this, Brent Spiner

Cosplay sushi bat

The mighty sushi up to ba

Turkey cosplay

Survived Thanksgiving

Cosplay at CCSE

Welcome to Comic-Con Special Edition

Cosplay at CCSE

Red Robes explore Comic-Con

Cosplay at CCSE

Waiting for instructions from the professor


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