comic-conThe line-up for the annual The Character of Music panel at Comic-Con in San Diego has been announced. This year’s Classic Horror Special Edition will feature a number of composers discussing the power of music in horror films with a Q&A to follow. Panelists include composers Charles Bernstein (Nightmare on Elm Street), Harry Manfredini (Friday the 13th), Laura Karpman (Carrie), Richard Band (Re-Animator), Tyler Bates (Dawn of the Dead), Maurizio Guarini of Goblin (Suspiria), as well as special guest actor Douglas Tait (Freddy vs. Jason). The event is co-moderated by Anne Cecere of BMI and Chandler Poling of Krakower Poling PR and will take place on Saturday, July 11 from 8:30pm to 9:30pm in room 8 of the San Diego Convention Center. In celebration of the fifth anniversary of the panel, there will be special signing with the participating composers, as well as some special guests on July 11 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at Sails Pavilion, 2nd floor, table AA07 inside the convention center.