Panelists

Here are bios for some of the panelists participating in SAM@Home 2020.

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11:00 Spotlight on Jim Lee

Jim Lee is the chief creative officer and publisher of DC Comics, and the artist behind Batman: Hush, Justice League, and Suicide Squad.


11:00 Licensing Works: The Winchester House

Walter Magnuson is the general manager of the Winchester Mystery House,


12:00 Spotlight on Marc Guggenheim

Marc Guggenheim is a writer and producer known for Arrow and Legends of Tomorrow on the CW, and also a comic book writer (X-Men: Gold, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). Instagram: marcguggenheim • Facebook: marc.guggenheim.3 • Twitter: @mguggeheim

Russ Burlingame has been writing about comics and pop culture for over 20 years, and at ComicBook.com for the last ten. Instagram: @russ.burlingame • Facebook: @RussBurlingame • Twitter: @RussBurlingame


12:00 Storytelling Through Film Editing

Beth Accomando is the host of the KPBS Cinema Junkie Podcast and is the KPBS arts and culture reporter.

Tatiana S. Riegel has been an editor on Pulp Fiction, Lars and the Real Girl, and The Way, Way Back. She received an Oscar nomination for I, Tonya and won the ACE Eddie award for comedy feature for that film. She is currently working on Cruella.

Stephen Mirrione has been an editor on The Revenant, Birdman, The Hunger Games, and Contagion. He won an Oscar for Traffic and an ACE Eddie for Babel. He is currently working on The Midnight Sky for director George Clooney.

Paul Machliss has been an editor on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World's End, The Gentlemen, and The Kid Who Would Be King. He received an Oscar nomination for Baby Driver.


1:00 Storytelling in Comics

Agnes Garbowska is an artist for DC Superhero Girls (DC Comics), achieving New York Times Best Seller status, and Gem and Ringo Awards. Her work is also seen on Teen Titans Go! (DC Comics), My Little Pony, and Care Bears (IDW Publishing).

Brandon Easton is a multitalented (writer, director, producer) whose work includes ABC's Agent Carter, Netflix original: Transformers: War for Cybertron, and documentary Brave New: Black Sci-Fi and Fantasy Writers of the 21st Century. Easton is an Eisner Award nominee and receiver of three GLYPH awards for his work on Watson & Holmes.

Jeffrey Veregge is an award-winning Native American artist & writer from the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe near Kingston, Washington. He has created over 100 comic book covers working for Marvel, IDW, Valiant, Dynamite, BOOM! & Dark Horse Comics. Veregge had a 15-month solo exhibit at the Smithsonian, "Of Gods & Heroes: The Art of Jeffrey Veregge," the end result being two 50-ft. murals that were purchased for the Smithsonian's permanent collection.


1:00 Spotlight on Matt Forbeck

Matt Forbeck has been making up games and stories for a living for over 30 years.

Marty Forbeck just graduated from the University of Wisconsin during a global pandemic.


2:00 Creating The Drops of God: An Intimate Interview

Shin and Yuko Kibayashi are the award-winning writers of The Drops of God, working under the pen name Tadashi Agi. Together they have worked on PsychoDoctorPshychoDoctor Kyosuke KaiPhantom Thief Levain, and The Drops of God, all published in the Morning manga magazine from Kodansha Ltd. In 2015, they have started serializing their current series Marriage: The Drops of God The Final Chapter.

Additionally, in 2008, Shin and Yuko Kibayashi were inducted into the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards Hall of Fame, making them the first Japanese creators to receive Gourmand International’s highest honor award. Together they helped select wines for world leaders attending the 2016 G7 Iseshima Summit, and in 2019, they received the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres medal from France in recognition of The Drops of God for its "significant contribution to the enrichment of the French cultural inheritance.

Ben O’Donnell joined Wine Spectator in 2009 and has managed the publication's Wine & Culture section since 2017, covering the intersection of drinks and art, music, movies, crime, history, sports, weird news and more. As an archaeology student in Italy and Greece, O'Donnell was introduced to the pleasures of vino da tavola. After graduating from Dartmouth College, he was hired to write a travel blog for the Francis Ford Coppola Presents brand, touring the major wine regions of France, Germany, Austria, Italy and Spain.


2:00 Storytelling and Tabletop Games

Jon Cohn designs games and knows who to call when there are ghosts.

Sen Foong Lim is currently in the Mystery Machine designing games with the gang.

Matt Forbeck is an American author and game designer from Beloit, Wisconsin.

Elisa Teague is a tabletop game designer who has worked on well over 100 titles.

Banana Chan is telling stories, designing games and taking on the industry.


3:00 SAM Squared: Spotlight on Sam Maggs

Sam Maggs is a cross-medium writer, on-air host, and Canadian geek gal.

Megan Logan is a children’s and young adult fiction editor and ‘90s rom-com sap.


4:00 Storytelling with Behind-the-Camera Creatives

Andrew McNally is a director at Lucan Studio, the team behind the climate change animated series, Isaura.

Bertie Gregory is a cinematographer whose work can be seen on BBC Earth's Seven Worlds, One Planet.

Johnny Renzulli is the CEO and founder of Chicken Bone VFX, whose work can be seen in shows like Westworld and Godless.

Kabir Akhtar is a director who has worked on shows like Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Never Have I Ever, and Julie and the Phantoms.

Laura Cristina Ortiz is the costume designer behind Synchronic and The Wretched.

Leo Birenberg is the composer of Pen15 and co-composer of Cobra Kai.

Rhonda O'Neal is a film and television hairstylist and founder of Beyond the Combs


4:00 Storytelling and Games on Twitch

Malika Eubank is CEO of HyperRPG and preparing to take their show on the road.

Markeia McCarty is a producer at Hunters Entertainment and rolls dice almost every day of the week.

Ash Minnick gathers gamers and storytellers alike for a fantastic weekend of gaming in a castle every year.

Becca Scott is the creator of Good Time Society and a gaming host.

Eric Campbell is a Twitch producer and is usually in the captain’s chair, ready to boldly go.


5:00 Storytelling with Music and Sound for TV

Sherri Chung is the co-composer of Riverdale and Batwoman, alongside composer Blake Neely.

Robert ToTeras is the composer behind Sugar Rush and Cold Justice.

Steve Pardo is a composer at SkewSound, the company behind the music of Signs of the Sojourner.

Carla Patullo is a composer behind Fangoria's Porno and Lotte that Silhouette Girl.

Annlie Huang is a re-recording mix technician on films like Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel.

Miguel Araujo is an ADR mixer on Lovecraft Country and The Old Guard.

Roman Molino Dunn is the composer of HBO's Huracán.


5:00 Storytelling for Kids

Victoria Ying (City of Secrets),

Stephanie Cooke (Oh My Gods!)

Lilah Sturges (Girl Haven),

Meggie Ramm (Teaching Kids Comics)

Sarah Kuhn writes books and comic books about Asian American superheroines and nerds in love. Instagram: @sarahkuhnbooks • Twitter: @sarahkuhn

Laura Jones (moderator, operations and programming coordinator for Comic-Con International:San Diego).


6:00 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Watch Along

Beth Accomando is the host of the KPBS Cinema Junkie Podcast and is the KPBS arts and culture reporter.

Paul Machliss has been an editor on Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The World's End, The Gentlemen, and The Kid Who Would Be King. He received an Oscar nomination for Baby Driver.