Peanuts panels at Comic-Con 2022

The full planned schedule for this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (or as everyone calls it, the San Diego Comic-Con) is now out. There are two planned Peanuts-centered presentations.  There’s the official one put together by the Peanuts people:

Celebrating 100 Years of Charles Schulz

Friday, July 22, 2022, 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Room 24ABC

Moderator Damian Holbrook (TV Guide) and panelists Robb Armstrong (JumpStart), Benjamin Clark (curator, Charles M. Schulz Museum), Melissa Menta (Peanuts Worldwide), Lex Fajardo (Creative Associates), and Hailey Cartwright and Promise Robinson (Armstrong Project scholarship recipients) discuss the centennial and legacy of the Peanuts creator; the publication of Charles M. Schulz: The Art and Life of the Peanuts Creator in 100 Objects; and Peanuts’ inspiring Armstrong Project (named for Franklin Armstrong, Peanuts’ first Black character): two $100,000 endowments to Howard and Hampton Universities to support the work of up-and-coming Black animators.

And then there’s the panel I’ve put together:

It’s a Filmstrip, Charlie Brown

Saturday, July 23, 2022, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Room 26AB
In the 1980s, kids got career advice from Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and pals (including a new Latina friend) in educational filmstrips produced by the Peanuts animation team. Benjamin L. Clark (curator, The Charles Schulz Museum) and Nat Gertler (The Aaugh Blog) discuss and present some of these filmstrips, with one live-cast voice performance by cartoonist Gladys Ochoa (Ribbons of Thought), Allison Gertler (Invisible Zeppelin), and more.
Hope to see some of you there! (If anyone’s looking for me: I will not be at the Friday panel. Saturday is my sole planned day at the convention.)
Oh, the Peanuts booth will be #1635. The “exclusives” have not been posted yet, but the booth will apparently have these shirts.
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