MARCH 7 – 10, 2019




The San Diego Comic Fest is the friendly comic convention with a casual atmosphere and an intimate scale that allows fans to mingle directly with professionals and exhibitors. It’s the place where you can indulge your love of comics, science fiction, and films, and meet an outstanding array of professional creators without high-priced tickets, crowding, or long lines.  Learn more here.

Scheduled appearances:

Spider-Man: The Animated Series 25th Anniversary with Producer/Writer John Semper (Montgomery Theater)
In 1994, Spider-Man: The Animated Series made its debut to audiences all over the world. The show was met with critical acclaim, an Annie Award nomination, a successful toy line and is still held in high regard among fans. Spider-Man producer and head writer John Semper leads the discussion with San Diego Comic Fest Chairman Matt Dunford. 2 PM Friday, March 8th

TV Animation Classics (Montgomery Theater)
Join Buzz Dixon (Thundarr, G.I. Joe, Transformers, Tiny Toons), Tony Benedict (The Jetsons, The Flintstones), Willie Ito (Beany and Cecil, Hanna-Barbera), and John Semper (Spider-Man: The Animated Series) as they talk about the classic animated TV series you know and love. With moderator TJ Shevlin. 5 PM Friday, March 8th

True Origins of the Spider-Verse (Lunar Cafe)
Recently, the film Into the Spider-Verse took the world by storm. But fans of Spider-Man: The Animated Series may recognize a few key plot points here and there. Join Spider-Man producer and head writer John Semper as he takes us back through Spider Wars the final episodes of the series and how spawned the Spider-Verse. Matt Dunford, John Semper  1 PM Saturday, March 9th

Spotlight on John Semper (Montgomery Theater)
Producer and head writer on the hit show Spider-Man: The Animated Series as well as writer and story editor for many other animated series, not to mention writer of Cyborg for DC, John Semper has brought many fan-favorite characters to life. San Comic Fest Chairman (and Spider-Man: The Animated Series superfan) Matt Dunford will interview John Semper and discuss highlights of his great career. 1 PM Sunday, March 10th

 How Toys Shaped Animation (Palm B)
Toys and cartoons are a match made in heaven. But there was a when toys shaped the animation industry. Buzz Dixon and John Semper are joined by some of San Diego's biggest toy fanatics to chat about how toys influenced animation. Buzz Dixon, Jordan Hammer (Toyshiz), Tawmis (The Toys That Made Us) Lounge, John Semper, TJ Shevlin 3 PM Sunday, March 10th

experience talks radio show

Mr. Semper has been a host and producer of the Experience Talks radio show on Sundays at 5:30 p.m. on 90.7 KPFK-FM Los Angeles since 2012. He has interviewed guests such as actors George Takei, Kathy Garver, and George Chakiris; author Charles Phoenix; musician Jerry Lawson; and many more creative people. Check the schedule on the Experience Talks website to find shows that he's hosting. You also can sign up there for the show's mailing list.

experience talks