ASIFA-Hollywood at San Diego Comic-Con 2023

ASIFA-Hollywood is going to be at San Diego Comic-Con from July 19 thru July 23, 2023!
Be sure to visit our booth at space 1534 and say hello to us!
Sign up for an ASIFA-Hollywood membership at San Diego Comic-Con and receive cool swag! If you’re not a member, visit our booth for details on how to become a member, or just to chat!
We’ve got exciting panels that we’ll be presenting and we want you to be there!

Worst. Cartoons. Ever. Hosted by Jerry Beck

Making its 19th appearance at San Diego Comic-Con, esteemed animation historian Jerry Beck ( and ASIFA-Hollywood will once again foist a selection of the most terribly written, ugliest drawn, and unintentionally funniest animated films ever made. Cartoons include Con favorites Mighty Mr. Titan (the physical fitness superhero in his form-fitting costume a little too tight for comfort) and Johnny Cypher In Dimension Zero (worst. anime. ever.). Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

Thursday, 7/20/23, 7:15PM – 8:15PM, Room 6BCF

Animation Brain Trust: Animation’s Most Influential Authors Talk Cartoons

Come and participate in a captivating dialogue featuring six exceptionally knowledgeable and passionate scholars, educators, and writers as they delve into the world of animation. Join animation historian, author, and SDCC special guest Jerry Beck, Oscar nominated Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King producer an author Don Hahn, educator and expert on the history of women in animation Mindy Johnson, Emmy-nominated story artist and author Jenny Lerew, and renowned critic and animation historian Leonard Maltin for a lively discussion in which they lay some cartoon wisdom on all those in attendance. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (lead contributor, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, writer, Motion Picture Association’s The Credits).

Thursday, 7/20/23, 2:30PM – 3:30PM, Room 10

Games: Pioneers of 1990s Gaming Animation

As advancements in computer animation technology take video game development to ever-more impressive heights, ASIFA-Hollywood will look back at the early days with these pioneers of video game animation. Actor and writer John Omohundro (Bravest Warriors, Tokyo Revengers) will go back in time with Kevin VanHook (Bloodshot, Valiant Comics), Greg L. Goldstein (Chief Executive Officer & Founder at Four Color Arts), E. Daniel Arey (Creative Director at Niantic, VisionArey Entertainment), Mark Caldwell (CTO / Co-Founder Robot Cache, Inc.), and Lee Jacobson (Co-founder and CEO at Robot Cache, Inc.) to explore the challenges and celebrate the accomplishments of classic video games, such as “Myst” and “Turok: Dinosaur Hunter.”

Friday, 7/21/23, 4:30PM – 5:30PM, Room 24ABC