Calling all fans! San Diego Comic-Con 50 is coming in hot in a couple of weeks, and we’ve got the scoop of what’s happening this year.
Wednesday, July 17 (Preview Night)
Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators
ScareDiego Presents: It Chapter Two
Join New Line Cinema’s ScareDiego for an exclusive peek at It: Chapter Two. Conan O’Brien will be hosting the event, and expect It: Chapter Two stars James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Bill Hader, Isaiah Mustafa, Jay Ryan, James Ransome and Andy Bean to be attendance. You can join the waitlist for the event here.
Where & When? ScareDiego, 7:30 p.m. PDT.
Warner Bros. TV Screenings
Batwoman, Pennyworth, Prodigal Son, Harley Quinn, and Teen Titans GO! will be screened.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT
Comic-Con Museum Presents: The Gathering with Batman
This special fundraiser will induct Batman as an inaugural member of the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame. Eat, drink, and be merry with some special guests at the main event and/or afterparty. Tickets are required.
Where & When? The future home of the Comic-Con Museum: 2131 Pan American Plaza, 5:00 p.m. – midnight PDT.
LEVEL UP: The Pop Insider’s Con Kick-Off Party
Spend the evening dancing, eating, drinking before you start your Comic Con experience. You can learn more about the party and secure your tickets here. 21+ Only.
Where & When? Coin-Op Game Room (789, Sixth Ave.), 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT.
Nerdbot’s READY PARTY ONE: A Most Excellent SDCC 2019 Experience
Where & When? Fluxx Nightclub (500 4th Ave), 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. PDT.
Thursday, July 18
IDW and Hasbro: Transformers: A Bold Universe
The Robots in Disguise turn 35 this year, and IDW and Hasbro want to celebrate with the launch of a multiple new titles. Artist Livio Ramondelli (Transformers: Galaxies, Optimus Prime), writer Tyler Bleszinski (Transformers: Galaxies, Vox Media), Hasbro’s Michael Kelly (VP, Global Publishing), Erik Burnham (Transformers/Ghostbusters), and a few surprise panelists will talk about what’s new in Transformers comics, announce upcoming projects, and talk about how to make the next 35 years of Transformers great. Moderated by IDW Transformers editor David Mariotte.
Where & When? Room 29AB, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Jim Starlin: The Infinity Guantlet Saga and Beyond
Legendary comic book creator and author Jim Starlin, the mind behind the Infinity Gauntlet saga and its main protagonist Thanos, discusses how his creations have become one of the biggest pop culture references of the 21st century, thanks to the 10-year, 22-movie Marvel Cinematic Universe and its conclusion, Avengers: Endgame. Moderated by ComicBook.com’s Jim Viscardi, go into the mind of the man who began it all and hear where he is headed next.
Where & When? Room 7AB, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: Behind the Scenes
Get the latest scoop on George Lucas’ new museum construction in L.A. Meet Lucas Museum curators Erin M. Curtis, Anastasia James,and Ryan Linkof and learn about a collection of visual storytelling that spans everything from ancient art to illustration, comic art, photography, and the arts of filmmaking, including storyboards, costumes, props, and visual effects.
Where & When? Room 5AB, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. PDT.
Popeye’s 90th Birthday Party
Celebrate Popeye’s big 9-0 with King Features president C. J. Kettler (executive producer of Netflix’s Carmen Sandiego and The Tick), IDW Popeye artist Tom Neely, animation historian and author Jerry Beck, and the Warner Archive Podcast team of D. W. Ferranti and Matthew Patterson. Explore the grand history of the beloved character, learn the full slate of new King Features content, exciting merchandise, and events for 2019, and get a glimpse of newly remastered footage from upcoming Popeye the Sailor: The 1940s releases. Moderator Gary Miereanu will no doubt be toting cool giveaways for select fans.
Where & When? Room 6DE, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PDT.
Funimation: My Hero Academia Panel
Prepare to go Plus Ultra! with this one-of-a-kind hero panel. Learn how to be a real hero as panelists discuss this hit anime series, featuring English voice actors Justin Briner (Deku) and Clifford Chapin (Bakugo), and professional football players Marcus Davenport (New Orleans Saints) and Adam Gettis (Atlanta Falcons). See the panelists arm wrestle, watch new episodes for season 4, engage in a Q&A, and get giveaways.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT.
Terminator: Dark Fate
Paramount Pictures brings a Terminator: Dark Fate panel discussion and footage presentation with talent and filmmakers.
Where & When? Hall H, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT.
Transformers Cyberverse: Season 2 Sneak Peek
What is The Power of The Spark ? Get a behind-the-scenes look into what’s next for Cartoon Network and Hasbro Studios’ Transformers Cyberverse. Jack Conway moderates the discussion with Cyberverse story editor Randolph Heard, writers Gavin Hignight, Zac Atkinson, Dan Salgarolo, and Mae Catt, Hasbro Studios’ Mikiel Houser, a TBD member of the Transformers Brand team and the voice of Bumblebee, Jeremy Levy. The team will talk new characters, new stories, and new toys and will be sharing an exclusive clip from season 2, as well as opening up the mic for an audience Q&A.
Where & When? Room 29AB, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT.
Star Trek: Year Five: The Writer’s Room
Step into the writers’ room of the critically acclaimed Star Trek: Year Five comic series. Jackson Lanzing, Collin Kelly, Jody Houser, Brandon Easton, and Jim McCann discuss their collaboration on the first issues of the series and the wild places the Enterprise will go on its way back home.
Where & When? Room 28DE, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT.
Conan at Comic-Con Taping
Surprise guest to be announced. Join the waitlist here.
When? 12:30 p.m. PDT.
SYFY’s Van Helsing Panel
The action-horror series returns to the convention this year with first-looks for its upcoming fourth season. Stars Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Christopher Heyerdahl, Tricia Helfer, Neal McDonough, Aleks Paunovic, Jennifer Cheron Garcia, Keeya King, and Nicole Munoz will be in attendance. Showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker and EPs Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes will also be on the panel. Those who arrive early will get their very own season 4 cast poster.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, at the Hilton Bayfront, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PDT. Signings will occur in Sails Pavilion later in the day, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Geek & Sundry Tabletop Lounge
Join Geek & Sundry for some talent meet and greets, free board games to play, and free stuff! Geek & Sundry’s T.J. Rotell will be hosting a D&D Beyond Character Creation panel, and a RPG worldbuilding panel is in the works! No admission fee or badge required—just bring some money for the cash only bar.
Where & When? Fluxx Nightclub, 500 4th Ave., 12:00 p.m. – 4:-00 p.m. PDT.
Batman Beyond 20th Anniversary
Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Batman Beyond won two Emmy Awards and three Annie Awards as it captured the imaginations of a new generation of Batman fans, setting new standards for superhero storytelling with innovative designs, outstanding voice acting, and an intriguing approach to DC’s iconic characters and stories. The series also spawned an acclaimed animated film, Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker. Come celebrate the series’ 20th anniversary with many members of the creative team behind the breakthrough production, including producers Bruce Timm(Batman: The Animated Series) and Glen Murakami (Teen Titans), eight-time Emmy Award–winning casting/dialogue director Andrea Romano (Justice League), director James Tucker (Batman: Hush), writers Bob Goodman (Elementary, Warehouse 13) and Stan Berkowitz (Justice League: The New Frontier), and the acting stars of the series: Kevin Conroy(Batman: The Animated Series) and Will Friedle (Boy Meets World, Kim Possible), the voices of Batman and Terry McGinnis, respectively. Stay to the end for some exclusive prizes and cool announcements.
Where & When? Hall H, 12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. PDT.
Netflix’s The Order Panel
The streaming website’s horror drama series will make an appearance at SDCC to hopefully share a sneak peek at the upcoming secon season. Stars Jake Manley, Sarah Grey, Adam DiMarco, Devery Jacobs, Thomas Elms, Louriza Tronco, and Katharine Isabelle will be accompanied by creator and showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/EP Shelley Eriksen, and EPs Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes at the panel.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT.
The Toys That Made Us
The minds behind the smash-hit Netflix series The Toys That Made Us are back with their signature brand of insight, wit, and unadulterated love of all things toys! What does the future hold for the continuing series about the toys that we all know? Hear from show creator Brian Volk-Weiss, eP Robin Henry, producer Richard Mayerik, editor Nick Ferrell, and production manager Jackie Palombo, and get an exclusive look ahead, along with a peek behind the curtain of season 3.
Where & When? Room 6A, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. PDT.
CBS’s Evil Screening
Join stars Katja Herbers, Mike Colter, Aasif Mandvi, and Michael Emerson alongside co-creators and EPs Robert King and Michelle King for an exclusive screening of the first episode. A panel discussion will follow afterward.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 12:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Stargate Command Celebrates Stargate Atlantis 15th Anniversary
It has been 15 years since the premiere of Stargate Atlantis, and Stargate Command is bringing the celebration to San Diego Comic-Con! Look back at the five years of adventures the intrepid Atlantis team encountered through the gate. View exclusive clips and never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, and hear surprise panelists tell you their personal anecdotes from the set!
Where & When? Room 7AB, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
The CW’s Nancy Drew Panel
Join stars Kennedy McMann, Leah Lewis, Maddison Jaizani, Alex Saxon, and Tunji Kasim, as well as EPs Noga Landau, Melinda Hsu-Taylor, and Stephanie Savage for a sneak peek at the series’ first episode and panel discussion.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Games Panel
Get a first look at MARVEL ULTIMATE ALLIANCE 3: The Black Order, Marvel’s Iron Man VR, and Marvel’s Avengers, plus be one of the first to learn about many unannounced surprises coming to the Marvel video game realm.
Where & When? Hall H, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT.
Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants: SpongeBob’s Big Birthday Blowout Panel
Join the cast of SpongeBob Squarepants, Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward), Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton), and Clancy Brown (Mr. Krabs) to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary. Talking points will include how the cast feels about their new, live-action appearances in Spongebob’s upcoming movie, The SpongeBob Movie: It’s A Wonderful Sponge. We’re also hoping to maybe see some early footage of the film, too, which opens May 22, 2020.
Where & When? Room 6A, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PDT.
Amazon’s Undone Panel
From Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy, the acclaimed creators of BoJack Horseman, comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre bending animated series, starring Rosa Salazar, about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death. Join Rosa Salazar, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Kate Purdy, and moderator Ben Travers for a discussion of this surreal show.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PDT.
A Celebration of Stan Lee’s Life and Legacy
Tom DeSanto (producer of X-Men and Transformers), Gill Champion (president of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment and longtime business partner of Stan Lee), Bob Sabouni (CMO of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment), and other panelists celebrate the life and legacy of Stan Lee and the unique influence he had and will continue to have on fans, creators, and pop culture worldwide. Panelists will share memories of Stan, talk about how he inspired their work, and discuss how his legacy will continue to be honored through future projects and endeavors. Fans will also have an opportunity to express the impact Stan had upon them.
Where & When? Room 5AB, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Dragon Ball Z: 30th Anniversary Panel
One of the greatest action animated series of all time celebrates its 30th anniversary this year! Join legendary DBZ voice actors Sean Schemmel (Goku), Christopher R. Sabat (Vegeta), Sonny Strait (Krillin), and Monica Rial (Bulma) for a celebration 30 years in the making, along with DBZ super-fan Mohamed Sanu, wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons.
Where & When? 6BCF, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. PDT.
Skybound Presents: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman
Join comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman for a Q&A with fans, discussing his latest projects including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Oblivion Song, and more.
Where & When? Room 6A, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT.
35th Anniversary of Ghostbusters
Farscape: The Official 20th Anniversary
Inglorious Treksperts: Celebrating 40 Years of Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Teen Titans GO! Panel
Go! Teen Titans Go! The Titans return to San Diego to kick off your Comic-Con weekend waffle fights, meatball parties and . . . if you’re good, they might show a brand-new episode too! Producers and members of the voice cast will show attendees an awesome time covering this favorite animated series.
Where & When? Room 6DE, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Television’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Panel
Join the cast & crew of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. for their Hall H takeover! Join a discussion on the finale of season six, as well as what’s in store for season 7. Stars like Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Elizabeth Henstridge, Iain De Caestecker, Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward, as well as EPs Maurissa Tancharoen, Jed Whedon, Jeff Bell, and Jeph Loeb are expected to attend.
Where & When? Hall H, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT. Signings will occur at 3:30 p.m. PDT at Marvel Booth #2329 on Friday, July 19.
SYFY WIRE’s The Great Debate
Let’s settle this inside! Fearless captain Aisha Tyler returns with a new group of celebrity nerds for one of Comic-Con’s most popular panels. They debate some of the biggest, best, and funniest issues in the geekverse. Is Darth Vader a worse parent than Homer Simpson? Were you sadder to see the MCU or Game of Thrones end? Who is science fiction’s ultimate coolest Captain? You’ll vote on all the winners, so remember: with great paddle comes great responsibility. Plus, you can get your own questions argued by Earth’s Mightiest Debaters! And there might be a special surprise or two.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT.
Nickelodeon’s TMNT: To Shell and Back Panel
Join three generations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle creators for a panel on all-things TMNT. Expect to see co-EPs Andy Suriano and Ant Ward from Rise Of, EP Ciro Nieli, and TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman.
Where & When? Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Cobra Kai: Past, Present, and Future
Hear from the cast and creators of the hit YouTube Original Series Cobra Kai, which launched its second season last spring to another round of fanfare and critical acclaim. From its iconic roots in The Karate Kid film franchise to the current YouTube series, fans can learn the moves it took to bring these popular characters back for a new generation—and try to wrestle free the surprises in store for its upcoming third season.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PDT.
HBO’s His Dark Materials Panel
Join James McAvoy, Dafne Keen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jane Tranter and Ruth Wilson for a look into HBO’s adaptation of Philip Pullman’s fantasy trilogy.
Where & When? Hall H, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Signings will occur at 2:45 p.m. PDT at the DC Warner Bros. booth #4545.
Homes Movies 20th Anniversary Reunion
The classic Adult Swim animated series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the first-ever Home Movies panel! Join co-creators Loren Bouchard and Brendon Small, as well as cast members H. Jon Benjamin and Melissa Galsky for a spirited reunion. Plus, our very own Dan Casey is moderating!
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PDT.
Geek & Sundry Presents: All Things RPG-E
Role-Playing Game Entertainment (or RPG-E) has never been more popular! And Geek & Sundry has been a pioneer in creating much of the RPG-based programming fans love. This panel will cover the range of G&S’s RPG-E content and will delve into this popular style of collaborative game-based storytelling, fueled by imagination and presented as content for an audience of gaming enthusiasts as well as anyone who likes a good story. Hear from both the creators and the talent as they share personal stories, insider advice, and their thoughts on the future of this new and exciting entertainment format. Moderated by Denise Pantoja (Producer Relics and Rarities) and featuring Deborah Ann Woll (Relics & Rarities, Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Jason Charles Miller (Starter Kit), Amy Dallen (Callisto-6. TBD RPG), B. Dave Walters (Vampire: The Masquerade – LA by Night, Writer Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish), and Eric Campbell (Callisto*6, Shield of Tomorrow).
Where & When? Room 7AB, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT.
NBC’s Superstore Panel
Attention, Cloud 9 shoppers! Universal Television brings NBC’s hit workplace comedy Superstore to Comic-Con 2019. From the bright-eyed newbies and the seen-it-all veterans to the clueless seasonal hires, together the employees tackle the day-to-day grind of rabid bargain hunters and riot-causing sales, as well as the varied complex issues facing the American working class today. Join your fellow Cloud 9 employees for a Q&A session with the cast and producers: America Ferrera (Ugly Betty), Ben Feldman (Mad Men), Mark McKinney (Saturday Night Live), Lauren Ash (Super Fun Night), Colton Dunn (Parks and Recreation), Nico Santos (Crazy Rich Asians), Nichole Bloom (Shameless), Kaliko Kauahi(Raven’s Home), and executive producers Justin Spitzer (The Office), Gabe Miller (The Office, The Mindy Project), and Jonathan Green (The Office, The Mindy Project).
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT.
Making Magic for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: An Interactive Masterclass
The incredible Magic and Illusions team from the record-breaking stage production Harry Potter and the Cursed Childtake to the Comic-Con stage in an interactive panel of Wizarding World discovery. With magical demonstrations, video footage, and never-before-told stories from the making of the show, you will learn how the magicians and actors use clever techniques and cunning psychology to make the impossible seem real—you’ll even learn to perform magic yourself! Joined by cast members, Magic and Illusions designer Jamie Harrison and his associate Chris Fisher give panel audiences an exclusive insight into the world of the mind-blowing stage effects of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT.
SHAZAM! Documentary World Premiere
Discover the unbelievable history behind the iconic, magical, and influential superhero who is really just a kid at heart: Shazam! Introduced in person by one of the film’s stars—Asher Angel—this DC spotlight (streaming later this summer on DC Universe) features interviews with the people who helped The World’s Mightiest Mortal evolve from comic book hero to pop culture icon. You’ll witness the enlightening perspectives of legendary DC writers and artists, including Geoff Johns, Jerry Ordway, Tom Mandrake, Jeff Smith, Gerry Conway, Jim Lee, and Dan DiDio; filmmaker/comic expert Kevin Smith; and the stars and makers of 2019’s hit film Shazam! : Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Asher Angel, Jack Dylan Grazer, Grace Fulton, Cooper Andrews, director David F. Sandberg, and producer Peter Safran.
Where & When? Horton Grand Theatre, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. PDT.
The Her Universe Fashion Show
Join Her Universe for another fashion show as designers compete with their original “geek couture.” Winner gets to design a Her Universe fashion collection with Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein for Hot Topic! Admission is free. For a map of the venue and gallery of previous looks, check out their website.
Where & When? Harbor Ballroom, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. PDT. Event begins at 6:00 p.m. PDT.
Celebrating 40 Years of Alien
Take a deep dive into the origins of Alien and its fandom with documentary director Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas, Doc of the Dead, 78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene), Diane O’Bannon (Dan O’Bannon Estate), Will Linn(Joseph Campbell Foundation), David Baxter (Legion M), and others as they discuss Philippe’s upcoming feature documentary Memory: The Origins of Alien, and the sustaining power of Ridley Scott’s masterpiece with fandom. Trailer debut from the Memory documentary will be shown.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. PDT.
Impractical Jokers: From Hidden Camera to Worldwide Success
One of television’s top-rated and longest running comedies is making its official Comic-Con debut in the show’s first-ever panel. Come see why millions of people love these four lifelong friends and comedians who have turned their hidden-camera TV show into a global sensation. Joe, Murr, Q, and Sal have sold out worldwide tours, their very own cruise festival (back for a 4th year), a feature film in the can, tons of merchandise (including a mobile game, action figures, and Halloween costumes), and a new TV game show on TBS called The Misery Index. Brian “Q” Quinn, SalVulcano, James “Murr” Murray, and Joe Gatto share their secrets to success and how four guys from Staten Island built an incredible and hilarious franchise from the ground up.
Where & When? Horton Grand Theatre, 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT.
Hall H and Ballroom 20 Thursday Playback Free Play
Didn’t get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! Do you like stuff? Of course you do! Then join programming coordinator for Comic-Con International Tommy Goldbach in this block in which Comic-Con will rebroadcast some of the day’s popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It’s democracy at its finest and it’s a second chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)
Where & When? 24ABC, 8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT.
The IMDboat Experience – Wendy’s BaconFest
Wendy’s is kicking off its huge summer event, the Wendy’s BaconFest on the IMDboat, by hosting the first-ever IMDb Fan Party. Wendy’s BaconFest is the ultimate bacon bash to celebrate fan’s love for bacon. Party attendees will enjoy Wendy’s Son of Baconator®, which boasts a quarter-pound of fresh, never frozen-beef, American cheese, plenty of Applewood smoked bacon, ketchup, and mayo, other bacon-inspired treats, dancing, nitrogen cocktails, and receive a special gift bag at the event. Guests will also check out the latest comics, graphic novels and manga titles in the comiXology reading area on-board. Follow @IMDb on Twitter for more details on the party and how to apply for access to #IMDboat.
Where & When? The IMDboat, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT.
IGN and Amazon’s The Expanse: Belter Party
Enjoy cosmic cocktails, good food, and dancing with the cast of The Expanse at this galactic shindig. 21+ only.
Where & When? The Amazon Prime Video Experience at Comic-Con (corner of MLK and 1st), time TBD.
Nerdist’s The Upside Down! A Stranger Party
Join us and Experience Level Entertainment for a fun night in Hawkins! Embrace the 80s nostalgia of Stranger Things with fun music and killer shoulder pads. 21+ only. Get tickets here and don’t forget to click “Going” on Facebook!
Where & When? Fluxx Nightclub (500 4th Ave), 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. PDT.
Kristian “Hodor” Nairn’s DJ Set at OMNIA Nightclub
Hold the Door! Kristian Nairn, aka Hodor, will be spinning tracks for you to enjoy after your first full day at the con! Make sure to RSVP and arrive early so you can squeeze in. Attendance is free.
Where & When? OMNIA Nightclub (454 Sixth Ave), 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. PDT.
World Premiere of the Banana Splits Movie
One banana, two bananas, three bananas . . . gore! Be among the first to witness the terrifying return of everyone’s favorite silly quartet as The Banana Splits Movie offers a new take on the classic characters, which were first introduced to audiences in 1968 with The Banana Splits Adventure Hour variety program. In the upcoming horror thriller, a boy named Harley and his family go to a taping of The Banana Splits TV show, which is supposed to be a fun-filled birthday for young Harley. But things take an unexpected turn—and the body count quickly rises. Can Harley, his mom, and their new pals safely escape? The film stars Sara Canning (The Vampire Diaries) and Dani Kind (Wynonna Earp), while Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons, Woody Woodpecker, UniKitty!) supplies the voices of the Banana Splits. The movie was written by Jed Elinoff and Scott Thomas (Raven’s Home, My Super Psycho Sweet 16) and directed by Danishka Esterhazy (Level 16). Produced by Blue Ribbon Content in association with Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and SYFY, The Banana Splits Movie comes to Digital on August 13 and Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.
Where & When? Horton Grand Theatre, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. PDT.
Friday, July 19
Writing Avengers: Endgame
Screenwriters/producers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (Avengers: Endgame) chat with Backstory magazine’s (www.backstory.net) publisher/editor-in-chief Jeff Goldsmith (The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith Podcast) about what it took to plot, write, rewrite, and film both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame as back-to-back productions for this historic wrap-up of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s amazing 22-film journey.
Where & When? Hall H, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. PDT.
DreamWorks TV’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power Panel
Join the Rebellion! Executive producer Noelle Stevenson, Aimee Carrero (Adora/She-Ra), Karen Fukuhara (Glimmer), Marcus Scribner (Bow), and Lauren Ash (Scorpia) offer a peek inside the highly anticipated third season of She-Ra and the Princesses of Power in a conversation moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior editor Patrick Gomez.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PDT.
SYFY WIRE’s It Came From the 90s
The ’90s gave us everything, from scrunchies to grunge to a vampire-fighting high schooler. It also birthed a generation raised on The X-Files and The Secret Life of Alex Mack who became the genre-obsessed fans of today. So lace up your Doc Martens and dust off that plaid shirt! SYFY WIRE is bringing together a panel of iconic ’90s genre stars, and today’s celebrity superfans, to work together to test their wits (and memories!) about some of the greatest movies, TV, and gaming of the decade. It’ll be as fun as playing Myst but way less impossible to beat!
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. PDT.
Cartoon Network First Look
The first Cartoon Network panel of SDCC 2019 is all about firsts! Be first in line to get the scoop on Cartoon Network Studios originals before anyone else. Conrad Montgomery, senior director, current series, will be on hand to deliver updates and first-look sneak peeks of everything you love about Cartoon Network. Joining him are Tiffany Ford from Craig of the Creek, Parker Simmons from Cartoon Network’s new series Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Diego Molanofrom Victor and Valentino, Niki Yang, from Summer Camp Island, and Stephen P. Neary from The Fungies. Why settle for second? Come get your first look at everything Cartoon Network Studios!
Where & When? Room 6A, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT.
The Her Universe Workshop
Want to get into the business of geek fashion? Calling all designers, artists, lawyers, entrepreneurs. Hear from the founder of Her Universe, Ashley Eckstein, and a panel of industry professionals, and take a deep dive into the business of fashion, fandom, and licensing.
Where & When? Santa Rosa Room at Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT.
A Conversation with the Russo Brothers
For the Russo Brothers, Avengers: Endgame was the culmination of an unprecedented four-film, seven-year journey through the Marvel Cinematic Universe that has included some of the most iconic experiences in modern cinema. Come hear directors Joe and Anthony Russo reflect on Endgame and their epic road to it as they segue into life beyond Marvel with their new company, AGBO, which happens to include an exciting array of new and old creative friends. With AGBO, the Russo Brothers aim to nurture talent and create best-in-class content while keeping creative control fully in the hands of the artists. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
Where & When? Hall H, 11:00 a.m – 11:50 a.m. PDT.
Hulu’s Veronica Mars Panel
Calling all marshmallows! Come watch the world premiere screening of the new season of Veronica Mars, followed by a conversation with Kristen Bell, Enrico Colantoni, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Francis Capra, Percy Daggs III, executive producer Diane Ruggiero-Wright and creator/executive producer Rob Thomas. The cult favorite returns after 10 years to Hulu with Veronica Mars (Bell) drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery as a series of bombs terrorize spring-breakers in Neptune.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT.
Nerdist News Live!
Join Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, G4), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave,Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Editor-in-Chief), Brian Compton (Nerdist producer), Erin Vail (Nerdist producer), Stephen Czerwinski (Nerdist producer), and Kate Meyers (Nerdist head of production) as they dig in to what’s happening in pop culture as only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. As always, you can expect hot takes, deep cuts, and theories, theories, theories!
Where & When? Room 5AB, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. PDT.
Disney Channel’s DuckTales Panel
It’s time for even more racecars, lasers, and aeroplanes with the cast and crew of Disney Channel’s hit series DuckTales! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-executive producer Francisco Angones, and series stars Ben Schwartz (Parks and Rec, House of Lies), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, Star Wars Resistance, We Bare Bears), Kate Micucci (Garfunkel and Oates, Don’t Think Twice), and Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds, Harvey Birdman) discuss more epic adventures for season 3 and show footage from never-before-seen episodes. It’s a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed, moderated by Variety ‘s senior editor Michael Schneider.
Where & When? Room 6A, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PDT.
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead Panel
Cast members in attendance are Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alex Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Rubén Blades and Karen David. Chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and EPs Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, EPs Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nicotero, and director and co-EP Michale Satrazemis will also appear on the panel.
Where & When? Hall H, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT.
[adult swim] Robot Chicken Panel
It’s happening! Season 10 is upon us! To mark this historic occasion, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC ready to celebrate ten seasons of animated insanity! They’re talking teaser trailers, brand-new clips, and a panel consisting of RC creators and top-secret panelists! Co-creator and executive producer Matthew Senreich is joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, writer/director Tom Sheppard, and wow! a special video message from Seth Green! Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PDT.
Excelsior! Remembering Stan Lee
Colleagues and friends of Lee, the legendary Marvel Universe co-creator who passed away in November, celebrate his life and legacy. Panelists include Paul Levitz (former president and publisher of DC Comics), Marv Wolfman (former Marvel editor-in-chief), Michael Uslan (Batman movies executive producer), Denis Kitchen (Lee’s collaborator on Marvel’s experimental underground venture, Comix Book), Maggie Thompson (former editor of The Comics Buyer’s Guide), and Danny Fingeroth (author of the upcoming St. Martin’s Press/Macmillan biography A Marvelous Life: The Amazing Story of Stan Lee).
Where & When? Room 28DE, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT.
Warner Bros. TV’s DC Super Hero Girls Panel
The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl, and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara—alongside their super hero friends—have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged supervillains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life, but add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. Producers and members of the voice cast will share new footage and answer your questions. DC Super Hero Girls airs Sunday afternoons at 4/3c on Cartoon Network.Enjoy a brand new episode and Q&A with the cast (TBD).
Where & When? Room 6DE, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Comics #1000 Revealed: A This Week in Marvel Special Event
Join Marvel’s official podcast host Ryan Penagos and Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski to discuss Marvel Comics #1000 with a variety of Marvel creators.
Where & When? Room 5AB, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT.
AMC’s The Walking Dead Panel
Cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura, and Cailey Fleming will be on the panel. Chief content officer of The Walking Dead universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and EP Angela Kang, EPs Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Ann Hurd, and Greg Nicotero will also be in attendance.
Where & When? Hall H, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
[adult swim] Rick and Morty
Wubba lubba dub dub! The Emmy Award–winning series Rick and Morty is back for a highly anticipated fourth season, premiering November on Adult Swim. Executive producers and co-creators Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs). and Chris Parnell (Archer) invite fans to take a look at what they have cooking for the new season. Moderated by Rob Schrab (Creepshow, Community).
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. PDT.
Steven thinks his time defending the Earth is over, but in Steven Universe: The Movie, he will face his biggest challenge yet. Moderated by self-proclaimed “ruler of the skies” Shelby Rabara (Peridot), hear Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz(Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), and series creator Rebecca Sugar talk about why it’s more important than ever to believe in Steven. They’ll answer your burning questions about “The Battle of Heart and Mind” special, perform a few songs, and present the worldwide debut of the official trailer for Steven Universe: The Movie.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Comics: Spider-Man Panel
Join executive editor Nick Lowe, assistant editor Kathleen Wisneski, and writers Nick Spencer, Seanan McGuire, and Frank Tieri to discuss new foes Ghost Spider, Absolute Carnage, and more in the recent Spider-Man comics.
Where & When? Room 5AB, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT.
Dark/Web: An Independent Sci-Fi Anthology Series
Actors Sibongile Mlambo (Netflix’s Lost in Space), Nicholas Brendan (Buffy), Clare Kramer (Buffy), Lana McKissack(Transformers), Michael Nardelli (Circle), and Noemi Gonzalez (Paranormal Activity), along with filmmakers Tim Nardelli, Mario Miscione, and Roxy Shih, will discuss the ambitions and challenges of crafting an entire season of one of TV’s first independently produced series, Dark/Web. Moderated by Greg Alba (YouTube’s The Reel Rejects).
Where & When? Horton Grand Theatre, 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. PDT.
[adult swim] Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal
The new animated series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal roars to life this year on Adult Swim. Creator Genndy Tartakovsky(Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack), art director Scott Wills (The Ren & Stimpy Show, Samurai Jack), and music composer Tyler Bates (Guardians of the Galaxy, Samurai Jack) will present a first look at the new series.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PDT.
The Immersive Experience of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Brush up on your spells and get your wand ready for an insider’s look at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new augmented reality (AR) real-world mobile game. Co-published and co-developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite invites players to take on the role of a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and explore real-world neighborhoods and cities to discover mysterious artifacts, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way. Join moderator Felicia Day (Supernatural, The Guild, Geek and Sundry) and team members Mary Casey (Executive Director of Product) and April Stegall (Senior Art Manager) from WB Games San Francisco, alongside Archit Bhargava (Director of Worldwide Marketing) and Alex Moffit (Product Manager) from Niantic, as they discuss how this immersive gaming experience was created. Audience members will also get to hear about upcoming features for the game.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Netflix’s The Witcher Panel
Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown will host a panel on Netflix’s adaptation of popular novel and video game series The Witcher. Stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, and Freya Allan will be attending , as well as showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich. If you’re impatiently waiting for this panel, there’s some great first look photos recently released!
Where & When? Hall H, 2:15 p.m – 3:15 p.m. PDT.
Entertainment Weekly: Brave Warriors
Join EW ‘s laugh-filled conversation among several of today’s male heroes including John Bradley (Game of Thrones), Cameron Cuffe (Krypton), Michael Emerson (Evil), Aiden Gillen (Project Blue Book), Cress Williams (Black Lightning), and William Zabka (Cobra Kai). They will discuss the thrill of playing iconic characters, their sometimes awkward encounters with fans, and the highs (and lows!) of a career in Hollywood.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. PDT.
The CW’s Legacies Panel
Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Legacies is the third installment of this supernatural series about witches, vampires, and werewolves. Legaciesfollows 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson, daughter of Klaus Mikaelson, along with Alaric Saltzman and his twins at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted as they come of age in the most unconventional way. Returning for its second season in the fall of 2019, the series will pick up immediately following Hope Mikaelson jumping into the pit to save Landon and erasing herself from everyone’s memories. Series stars Danielle Rose Russell, Aria Shaghashemi, Kaylee Bryant, Jenny Boyd, Quincy Fouse, and Matt Davis, as well as executive producers Julie Plec and Brett Mathews, will give attendees a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From My So-Called Company and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, Legacies is currently available to stream on Netflix and returns this fall, Thursdays 9/8c on The CW.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. PDT.
Netflix’s The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance Panel
Netflix offers an exclusive sneak peek at the highly anticipated fantasy series The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, based on Jim Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, The Dark Crystal. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.
Where & When? Hall H, 3:30-5:15 p.m. PDT.
Amazon’s The Boys Panel
Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT.
Conan at Comic Con Taping
Featuring the cast of Veronica Mars, including Kristen Bell, Jason Dohring, Enrico Colantoni, Ryan Hansen, Percy Daggs III, Francis Capra, and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. Join the waitlist here.
When? 3:30 p.m. PDT.
Geek & Sundry Live!
Established in 2012, Geek & Sundry has continued to produce groundbreaking original programming created around the theme of using play to both inspire and connect their dedicated audience. Whether it’s in front of or behind the camera, this panel will take a past, present, and future look at the G&S brand and what it takes to produce the unique content fans love. Moderated by G&S Head of Production T.J. Rotell, get the lowdown from a panel of G&S cast and creators, including Daryl Crittenden (Asinine Wisdom), Jake Bennett (Asinine Wisdom, TBD RPG), Erika Ishii (Game Engine, Vampire: The Masquerade – LA by Night Sagas of Sundry), Becca Scott (Game the Game, TBD RPG), Ivan Van Norman (Sagas of Sundry, We’re Alive: Frontier) and G&S Head of Video Sean Becker (The Guild).
Where & When? Room 5AB, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Animation Celebrates Marvel’s 80th Anniversary
Join SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment Cort Lane, director of Family Entertainment—Development & Partnerships Kalia Ramirez, writers Mark Hoffmeier and Marty Isenberg, voice actors Josh Keaton (Spectacular Spider-Man) and Jennifer Hale (Wolverine) for a journey through Marvel cartoons. Besides this history lesson, fans can also expect behind-the-scenes stories of making these shows, a complete history of the ten Spider-Man series, and a 10th anniversary retrospective of the company’s Animation division.
Where & When? 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PDT.
Farscape: 20th Anniversary VIP Party
A frelling awesome VIP Party with your favorite crewmembers from Moya, Ben Browder (John Crighton), Claudia Black (Aeryn Sun), Gigi Edgley (Chiana), Brian Henson (Executive Producer, Director) Rockne S. O’Bannon (Creator) and host James Ganiere presented by Rio Vista Universal with The Jim Henson Company. Special performance by Gigi Edgley and the Flux Capacitors. Purchase tickets here!
Where & When? Fluxx Nightclub (500 4th Ave), 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT.
FOX’s Bob’s Burgers Panel
Always one of the most entertaining panels at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgersreturns to San Diego with a few surprises in store! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard and executive producer Nora Smith will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and Megan Mullaly will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage followed by a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. PDT.
The 10th Anniversary of Parks and Recreation
Since the finale episode, Parks and Recreation has remained one of the most rewatched series on both Hulu and Netflix. Join Jessica Tseang (founder of Persisted Media Group/Positive Pop Culture) to celebrate Leslie’s love of waffles and government work with writers, producers, and members of the cast as they reflect back on the legacy that Amy Poehler, Greg Daniels, and Michael Schur created.
Where & When? Horton Grand Theatre, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT
EPIX’s Pennyworth Panel
A one-hour drama series based on DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger, Pennyworth is an origin story that follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth. A former British SAS soldier in his 20s, he forms a security company and goes to work with Thomas Wayne, Bruce’s billionaire father, in 1960s London. From executive producers Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series), who also directed the pilot, Pennyworth stars Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) as Alfred, Ben Aldridge (Fleabag, Skinny Dip) as Thomas Wayne, multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma Faith (Peter & Wendy, Doctor Parnassus) as Bet Sykes, Ryan Fletcher (Outlander, Shetland) as Dave Boy, Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Casualty, Eastenders) as Bazza, Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack, Press) as Martha Kane, Dorothy Atkinson (Mum, Harlots) as Mrs. Pennyworth, Emma Corrin (The Crown) as Esme, and Jason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Journey, The Missing) as Lord Harwood. Series stars Jack Bannon, Ben Aldridge, and Paloma Faith and executive producers Bruno Heller and Danny Cannon will present a special look at this exciting new origin series, followed by a Q&A. Pennyworth, which is produced by Warner Horizon Scripted Television, premieres Sunday, July 28, at 10/9c on EPIX.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. PDT.
Amazon’s Carnival Row Panel
Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans—forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom) and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society. This panel features a cast and executive producer discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. From Amazon Prime Video and Legendary Television Carnival Row is executive produced by Marc Guggenheim (Arrow, Eli Stone), René Echevarria (Star Trek, Teen Wolf, Castle, Medium), Jon Amiel (Outsiders), Orlando Bloom, and Travis Beacham (Pacific Rim, Clash of the Titans). Beacham’s A Killing on Carnival Row,on which the project is based, appeared on the very first installment of the Hollywood Blacklist in 2005. Panelists include: Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant, Travis Beacham, and Marc Guggenheim, moderated by Tim Kash (IMDB).
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PDT.
AMC’s The Terror: Infamy Panel
This series centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. Get a sneak peek inside the second season of AMC’s critically acclaimed anthology series, ahead of its August premiere, through this panel discussion with the show’s creators and executive producers Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein, along with cast members Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Cristina Rodlo, and George Takei. Moderator by Hanh Nguyen (Indiewire), panelists will discuss bringing this period of history to light with historical and supernatural elements and the importance of ensuring authenticity with its cast, costumes, and sets.
Where & When: Room 6A, 4:45 p.m. – 5:35 p.m. PDT.
Entertainment is Female: A Conversation with Hollywood Executives
From the production companies that brought you Transformers, Deadpool, LEGO movies, The Walking Dead, Lumberjanes, and Mission Impossible, women executives discuss how they are pushing for female representation in Hollywood while adapting comics and games to the big screen. Moderator Tiffany Smith (DC All Access) is joined by panelists Jeannette Francis (Bad Robot), Mette Norkjaer (BOOM! Studios), Nikki Baida (Genre Films), Grey Cusack (Hasbro/Allspark Pictures), Aubrey Lee (Lord Miller), and Sam Crawley (Skybound Entertainment).
Where & When? 25ABC, 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT.
FXX’s Archer Exclusive Screening and Q&A
Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy series, returns to San Diego in celebration of its 10th season. In Archer: 1999, fans find Sterling Archer, Lana Kane, and their crew of acid-tongued misfits onboard the M/V Seamus salvage ship exploring deep space and trying to outsmart giant aliens, intergalactic pirates, and vicious bounty hunters. See an exclusive sneak peek of the season 10 penultimate episode followed by a lively Q&A with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producers Matt Thompson and Casey Willis.
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HBO’s Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session
Join cast members Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Liam Cunningham, Conleth Hill, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright to talk about the end of the Iron Throne.
Where & When? Hall H, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m PDT. Signings will occur at 3:30 p.m. at the Warner Bros. booth #4545.
AMC’s Preacher Panel
Join EP Seth Rogan and cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish, and Mark Harelik for a discussion of the upcoming season 4.
When & Where? Hall, H 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT.
What We Left Behind: Star Trek: DS9
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine showrunner Ira Steven Behr, filmmaker David Zappone, and select DS9 cast members (including Andrew Robinson, Aron Eisenberg, and Penny Johnson Jerald) present an in-depth journey into What We Left Behind, the critically acclaimed documentary feature about Star Trek’s dark and often overlooked “middle-child” series. Moderated by Brian Ward (Shout! Factory), the panel will also feature footage not included in the film’s theatrical release.
Where & When? Room 32AB, 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT.
Amazon’s The Boys Fan Screening and Party
Where & When? Amazon Prime Video Experience (corner of MLK and 1st), 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. PDT.
Unboxing Pandora: The New Sci-Fi Series on the CW
Meet the cast and crew of the hit new CW sci-fi adventure series Pandora with stars Priscilla Quintana (“Jax”), Oliver Dench (“Xander”), John Harlan Kim (The Librarians), and Johann Urb (Arrow), along with series creator/showrunner and executive producer Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X) and executive producer Thomas P. Vitale in a panel moderated by Scott “Movie” Mantz. Pandora is produced by Radioactive Fishtank, Vital Signs Entertainment, and Starlings Television and distributed by Sony Pictures Television.
Where & When? Room 6A, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m. PDT.
World Premiere of Batman: Hush
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC, and Warner Bros. Animation returns for their traditional Friday night Comic-Con World Premiere of the latest DC Universe movie, and this time it’s a doozy—the long-awaited Batman: Hush. An adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life—which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Meet the filmmakers and voice cast behind this new classic for a post-screening panel that will include Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle) and Jennifer Morrison (Once Upon a Time) as the voices of Batman/Bruce Wayne and Catwoman/Selina Kyle, respectively; Maury Sterling (Homeland) as Hush, Geoffrey Arend (Madam Secretary) as the Riddler, Hynden Walch (Teen Titans Go!) as Harley Quinn, Bruce Thomas (Legally Blonde, Kyle XY) as Jim Gordon, director Justin Copeland (Reign of the Supermen), screenwriter Ernie Altbacker (Teen Titans: The Judas Contract), character designer Phil Bourassa (Young Justice), and executive producer James Tucker (Reign of the Supermen). Batman: Hush arrives on Digital starting July 20, 2019; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 7:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. PDT.
The IMDboat Party
Enjoy the fourth annual IMDboat party, hosted by Soylent and Fire TV this year. Special guests include: members of the cast of You’re Not a Monster including Kelsey Grammer and show creator Frank Lesser; Kevin Smith; industry influencers; and more. VIP attendees will enjoy dancing, appetizers, cocktails, gifts and more. This is an invitation-only event. Fans can watch Smith interview special guests from the public boardwalk viewing area.
Where & When? Fifth Ave Landing boardwalk & IMDboat, 7:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. PDT.
Mickey Mouse’s Disco Night by D23
Join the Mouse and dance the night away like it’s 1979! 21+ only. Get your tickets here.
Where & When? The House of Blues (1055 Fifth Ave). Doors open at 8:00 p.m. PDT. Event is 9:00 p.m. – midnight PDT.
Rooster Teeth Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Rooster Teeth is the legendary producer behind the most beloved series, podcasts, and personalities on the internet: the timeless comedy Red vs. Blue, international anime hit RWBY, star-studded sci-fi gen:LOCK, chart-topping Rooster Teeth podcast, and addictive gaming videos from Achievement Hunter. Hear from the Rooster Teeth founders, creators, writers and talent in this mega-panel featuring exclusive sneak peeks, announcements, and more.
Where & When? Room 6DE, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT.
AWESOME MIXER Vol. 2: An SDCC After-Party
Join Nerds Like Us and Experience Level Entertainment for drinks, dancing, and the opportunity to meet people! 21+ only. Purchase tickets here.
Where & When? Fluxx Nightclub (500 4th Ave), 8:00 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. PDT.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog and Karaoke Party
Come for the fun and sing-along as the California Browncoats screen the fan fave Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, then wow the audience with your own rendition! Karaoke signups for individuals and small groups will be available in the screening room just prior to screening. Space and time is limited-first to come, first to rock out!
Where & When? Room 6DE, 9:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. PDT.
Batman: Hush Encore Screening
Missed it the first time? Loved it so much, you must see it again? Warner Bros. Home Entertainment is proud to offer a second helping of its all new DC Universe movie, the much-anticipated Batman: Hush. an adaptation of the seminal DC classic tale, Batman: Hush centers on a shadowy new villain known only as Hush, who uses Gotham’s Rogues’ Gallery to destroy Batman’s crime-fighting career, as well as Bruce Wayne’s personal life-which has already been complicated by a relationship with Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman. Batman: Hush arrives on Digital starting today; on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 6; and the DC Universe streaming service on August 13.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. PDT.
Saturday, July 20
Cartoon Network’s Infinity Train Panel
The long-awaited series from Cartoon Network makes its debut at Comic-Con this year. Discover the first clues to unlocking the train’s mind-bending mysteries, involving talking Corgis, dour robots, puzzle doors, and perilous secrets. Plus, you’ll get an exclusive look at things no other fan has ever seen before! Cast members Ashley Johnson (Tulip), Jeremy Crutchley (Glad-One), Ernie Hudson (Atticus), Madeline Queripel (supervising director), and Owen Dennis (series creator and voice of Sad-One) will guide you through your inaugural trip aboard this arcane train.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. PDT.
Women of Marvel: 10 Years and 200 Episodes
Join hosts Sana Amanat and Judy Stephens for a discussion of working as a woman in comics.
Where & When? Room 5AB, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT.
The CW’s Batwoman Panel
Armed with a passion for social justice and a flair for speaking her mind, Kate Kane soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman, an out lesbian and highly trained street fighter primed to snuff out the failing city’s criminal resurgence. But don’t call her a hero yet. In a city desperate for a savior, Kate must overcome her own demons before embracing the call to be Gotham’s symbol of hope. Join cast and producers for a screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A. From executive producers Greg Berlanti (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl), Caroline Dries (The Vampire Diaries, Smallville), Geoff Johns (Arrow, The Flash, Titans), and Sarah Schechter (Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl). The cast includes Ruby Rose (Orange Is the New Black, The Meg, XXX: Return of Xander Cage), Rachel Skarsten (Reign, Fifty Shades of Grey, Lost Girl), Meagan Tandy (Survivor’s Remorse, UnREAL, Teen Wolf), Nicole Kang (You), Camrus Johnson (Luke Cage, The Sun Is Also a Star), Elizabeth Anweis (Twin Peaks), and Dougray Scott (Taken 3, Hitman, Mission: Impossible 2). Marcos Siega (You, God Friended Me, Blindspot) directed the pilot, for which he also served as executive producer alongside David Nutter (Game of Thrones, Arrow, The Flash). Batwoman premieres this fall. airing Sundays at 8/7c on The CW and is based on characters from DC and is produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PDT.
History’s Project Blue Book Panel
From Academy Award and Golden Globe–winning executive producer Robert Zemeckis and A+E Studios, HISTORY’s hit UFO drama series Project Blue Book returns to Comic-Con as fans gear up for season 2. Project Blue Book is based on the true, top-secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force in the 1950s and 1960s. Series stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Neal McDonough (Altered Carbon, Yellowstone), and Laura Mennell (Watchmen, The Man in the High Castle), along with producers, share details and a look into what to expect for the sophomore season. Cast subject to change.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. PDT.
The IMDboat IMDb Live at San Diego Comic Con Event
Kevin Smith and The IMDb Show’s Tim Kash will co-host “IMDb LIVE at San Diego Comic-Con,” a 6-hour live-streaming show broadcast on IMDb, Twitch, the Twitch app on Fire TV, and Twitter. The show will feature Smith’s wrap-up analysis of the convention and conversations with special celebrity guests including the casts of Riverdale, Supergirl and more. Also during the live show, IMDb will debut the trailer for its newest original series, You’re Not a Monster, including special guests Producer Kelsey Grammer and other cast members who will talk about this coming-soon animated series. Viewers will also learn about the LEGO Experience at San Diego Comic-Con from Master Builder Chris Erik Varszegi, and preview the new AI-Hosted Cinematic Board Game “St. Noire” powered by Amazon Alexa.
Where & When? IMDboat/Fifth Ave Landing boardwalk/online streams, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
CBS’ Star Trek Universe Panel
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon for the ages. Star Trek broke barriers then and continues to do so now, inspiring people of all generations and walks of life with its celebration of cultural diversity, scientific exploration, and the pursuit of uncharted frontiers. Today, the Star Trek universe continues to thrive, exploring all new missions for Starfleet. CBS All Access invites you to join the cast and producers of its hit series Star Trek: Discovery and be the first to hear about two new upcoming additions to the Star Trek universe: the highly anticipated new series Star Trek: Picard starring Sir Patrick Stewart, and the animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks. Star Trek: Discovery cast scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michelle Paradise, and Heather Kadin, with series guest star Tig Notaro, who plays Chief Engineer Reno, moderating the conversation. Star Trek: Lower Decks will feature co-creator and executive producer Mike McMahan and surprise guests sharing an exclusive first look at the upcoming animated series. Star Trek: Picard cast members will come together for the series’ first Comic-Con. The panel will feature, Sir Patrick Stewart, Alison Pill, Michelle Hurd, Evan Evagora, Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, and Harry Treadaway, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, and Heather Kadin.
Where & When? Hall H, 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT. Make sure to visit the Star Trek Universe booth #4337 to meet the cast and pick up some exclusive pins.
The Simpsons is now 30 years old and part of the mighty Disney empire. Get inside insights and secret tips on the upcoming season from Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike B. Anderson, Stephanie Gillis, and Yeardley Smith. There will be freebies!
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. PDT.
NBC’s The Good Place Panel
From creator Michael Schur comes the critically acclaimed and unique comedy series about what makes a good person. Hear from the stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto and executive producers Michael Schur and Drew Goddard for a forking great conversation.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 12:00 – 12:50 p.m. PDT.
Scooby-Doo’s 50th Birthday Bash
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) salutes that lovable Great Dane Scooby-Doo and the Mystery Inc. gang with a panel spotlighting half a century of crime-solving silliness. For 50 years, the Mystery Inc. gang has entertained fans with zany hijinks, action-packed adventures, and engaging mysteries that have captivated viewers of all ages. What started as a Saturday morning cartoon exploded into an enormously successful franchise encompassing multiple spinoff series, original animated and live-action films, consumer products, and much more. Included in the celebration will be several key showrunners, filmmakers, and stars of the franchise, including Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Grils, The Loud House) and Kate Micucci (Garfunkel & Oates, Unikitty!), the voices of Daphne and Velma, respectively-and a glimpse of the upcoming Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!: The Complete Series Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mystery Mansion box set from WBHE (available in stores on September 3).
Where & When? Room 6A, 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. PDT.
It’s a Smith-family Funday with “Hayley” (Rachael MacFarlane), “Steve” (Scott Grimes), and “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker), “Principal Lewis” (Kevin Michael Richardson), plus executive producer and co-creator Matt Weitzman and producers Kara Vallow and Jeff Kauffmann, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first-look at scenes from new episodes coming soon to TBS . . . plus a few surprises!
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 1:00 p.m. – 1:35 p.m. PDT.
Amazon’s The Expanse Panel
Join series stars Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, and EPs Naren Shankar and Ty Franck to get an early look at what’s to come when Season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year. Our very own Kyle Hill will be moderating!
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. PDT.
HBO’s Westworld Panel
Join creators/EPs/directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa joy as well as cast members Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, and Jeffrey Wright to discuss the upcoming season.
Where & When? Hall H, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. PDT. Signings at 11:45 a.m. PDT at Warner Bros. booth #4545.
We Love You 3000 Tour Event
Calling all Avengers fans! Join Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo and special MCU guest(s) at the IMDboat as they celebrate the in-home release of the film. Costumed guests will be welcomed aboard to participate in a special Marvel Studios Cosplay photo with the Russo Brothers and their special guest(s). General fans who arrive on-site will be gifted with a free ice cream courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s (while supplies last).
Where & When? IMDboat, 5th Ave. Landing Marina, Slip 5B, 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. PDT.
Nerdist: Subverting the Hero’s Journey
Star Wars. The Lord of the Rings. The Matrix. All beloved stories that follow the hero’s journey – the mythic structure of all great stories. And though have explored why this ancient template has inspired so many great works, we’re ready to adjust our thinking for a modern age. What exactly is the hero’s journey? How do some of pop culture’s newest heroes – Captain Marvel, Miles Morales, Rey – follow or subvert this pattern? And what does the reaction to these characters say about the state of fandom and storytelling? Join Nerdist Editor-in-Chief Rachel Heine, Preeti Chhibber (Author, Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal), Hector Navarro (Host, DC Daily), Joshua Yehl (Senior Features and News Editor, IGN), Danielle Radcliffe (Writer, ScreenJunkies), and Jessica Delfanti (Narrative Lead, Fable Labs) as they break down what it truly means to be a “hero.”
Where & When? Room 5AB, 1:30 P.M. – 2:30 P.M. PDT.
Hear from the cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Kara Vallow from FOX’s hit animated comedy Family Guy as they celebrate their 20th anniversary! Take a look back at some favorite moments over the last 20 years, and get a sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx in the upcoming season!
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 1:40 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing
During this panel, hosts Jonathan Hickman and C.B. Cebulski will discuss what’s next for the X-Men after the revelations concerning of the House of X and Powers of X.
Where & When? Room 6A, 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PDT.
Miraculous Ladybug Panel
Special guests, Q&As, and exclusive screenings are in store for fans of Miraculous Ladybug.
Where & When? Room 6a, 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m PDT.
From Emmy Award–winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 3 and stopping in San Diego! See the full crew of the U.S.S. Orville: Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Jessica Szohr, J Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad L. Coleman, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Jon Cassar, and Brannon Braga. get an exclusive look back to some never-before-seen moments of season 2 and an exclusive look forward to the new and exciting missions in the upcoming third season!
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. PDT.
Invader Zim Panel
Celebrate four years of Invader ZIM comics with Oni president and publisher James Lucas Jones, Jhonen Vasquez (Invader ZIM creator and overlord), Eric Trueheart (Invader ZIMwriter), Sam Logan (Invader ZIM comics writer), and others. Gain exclusive insight into Invader Zim comics, including information about the fabled issue #50 coming out in December.
Where & When? Room 24ABC, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. PDT.
Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary Panel
It all started in 1969 with a simple idea: Can television be used to get kids ready for school? 50 years later, Sesame Street is an educational force for change that’s seen in over 150 countries around the world. Sonia Manzano (“Maria” from Sesame Street), Matt Vogel (Big Bird and the Count, Sesame Street puppet captain and director), Eric Jacobson (Grover, Bert and Oscar), Ryan Dillon (Elmo), and Dr. Rosemarie Truglio (SVP, Sesame Workshop Content and Curriculum)-with special appearances by some fuzzy and feathered friends-will talk about Sesame Street’s legacy and future.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. PDT.
Snowpiercer on TBS: Panel and Exclusive First Look of Series Premiere
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice, and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. Stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, and Steven Oggand EP/showrunner Graeme Manson will give attendees an exclusive first look at TBS’s highly anticipated post–apocalyptic sci-fi thriller produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios).
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. PDT.
Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
Dark Horse Comics, Abrams Books, and Nickelodeon are thrilled to treat fans to a panel worthy of Aang himself! Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra co-creator Michael Dante DiMartino, Avatar: The Last Airbender-Imbalance writer Faith Erin Hicks, and Avatar, The Last Airbender: The Rise of Kyoshi writer F. C. Yee will provide further exploration of the beloved world. Fans will also have the opportunity to showcase their knowledge of the elements in a fun trivia competition for awesome prizes!
Where & When? Room 7AB, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT.
Conan at Comic Con Taping
The cast of Carnival Row, starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne. Join the waitlist here.
When? 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Comics: Marvel Fanfare with C.B. Cebulski
Join Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief C.B. Cebulski, as well as Rob Liefeld and Scottie Young to discuss House of X, Absolute Carnage, Dazzler, and more in this panel.
Where & When? 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT.
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
After spending time at Slabside, Oliver Queen wanted to give back to the city that he loves. Since everyone knows his true identity, Team Arrow worked alongside SCPD as vigilantes to help protect the city at all costs. However, last season led to Oliver finding out about Emiko, the bow-wielding assassin and ring leader of the Ninth Circle who also happened to be his half-sister. The season 7 finale saw them fighting for their lives-both in the present and the future. So, what will the state of Team Arrow look like in the show’s eighth and final season? For answers to this and more, hear from the cast and producers at their final Comic-Con appearance, and be among the first to learn what this means for Oliver and the rest of his team. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow will return to The CW for its final season this fall on Mondays at 9/8c. Arrow: The Complete Seventh Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 20.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. PDT.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Extraordinary Humans Revealed with Bruce Campbell
Host Bruce Campbell (Evil Dead) introduces fans to the extraordinary, the death defying, and the unusual people featured in Ripley’s Believe It or Not! “Cyborg” Angel Giuffria (Hunger Games) lives life with one of the most advanced prosthetic arms on the market. John “Hammerhead” Ferraro boasts a skull more than two times thicker than average, using it to shock sideshow audiences. “Half-man” Short E. Dangerously doesn’t let proportions stop him from challenging physics to perform. Ripleys.com editor Sabrina Sieck (producer, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!) also joins to dive down the rabbit hole of Ripley history.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Shohreh Aghdashloo (The Expanse), Freema Agyeman (New Amsterdam, Doctor Who), Betty Gilpin (The Hunt, GLOW), Ruby Rose (Batwoman), and Cobie Smulders(Stumptown) who open up about the power and privilege of playing women that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
Where & When? Hall H, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark: A Master Class with Guillermo del Toro, “The Making of a Monster”
Fantasy master and Academy Award winner Guillermo del Toro (producer) and acclaimed director André Øvredal (The Autopsy of Jane Doe) give movie fans an exclusive window into their visionary process bringing the book series’ iconic and terrifying illustrations to life for the upcoming thriller Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark . This intimate master class will also debut an original monster created specifically for the film and include a Q&A with the audience. It’s 1968 in America. Change is blowing in the wind . . . but seemingly far removed from the unrest in the cities is the small town of Mill Valley, where for generations the shadow of the Bellows family has loomed large. It is in their mansion on the edge of town that Sarah, a young girl with horrible secrets, turned her tortured life into a series of scary stories, written in a book that has transcended time-stories that have a way of becoming all too real for a group of teenagers who discover Sarah’s terrifying home. In theaters August 9. A CBS Films/eOne Entertainment presentation, a Lionsgate release.
Where & When? Hall H, 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Season 4 showed that truth, justice, and the American way are stronger than fear and hate, as Supergirl stopped Lex Luthor’s anti-alien campaign with the power of the press, no cape required. As the world returns to normal, some things will never be the same now that Lena knows Kara’s secret and the Monitor has arrived on Earth 38. Watch, like Leviathan, as new dynamics and relationships unfold for Supergirl and her friends and colleagues as their adventures continue in season 5. Hear from the members of the cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss what’s to come. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl ‘s fifth season will premiere this fall on Sundays in its new 9/8c time slot on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 4:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle Panel
With the 4th and final season of The Man in The High Castle premiering this fall on Amazon Prime Video, the series’ cast and creators, including Isa Dick Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal and Frances Turner, with moderator Dominic Patten, will take fans behind the scenes as the resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion. Dominic Patten (Deadline) will moderate.
Where & When? Room 6A, 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. PDT.
Black Lightning Special Presentation and Q&A
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) and his family return to the small screen this fall! At the conclusion of season 2, Lightning (China Anne McClain), along with her father Black Lightning, had seemingly taken down Tobias Whale (Marvin “Krondon” Jones III), as he’s exiled to a black site for lockdown. Lynn’s (Christine Adams) desire to save the pods almost costs her her life, while Khalil’s (Jordan Calloway) and Jennifer’s (McClain) relationship seemingly comes to an end once Tobias pulled his coattail-or shall, we say, spine? And we can’t forget Anissa, a.k.a. Thunder (Nafessa Williams), who continued to fight her way through Freeland’s corruption. Hear from some of the series stars for a lightning round of a season 2 review and a tease of what’s to come for season 3! In addition, this supercharged series stars Damon Gupton and James Remar. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning returns this fall to The CW on Mondays (9/8c), with the last two seasons available for streaming on Netflix. Black Lightning: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 1.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 5:00 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PDT.
SYFY and IDW Entertaiment: Wynona Earp
Saddle up, Earpers! SYFY’s hit series and the 2018 People’s Choice Award Winner for Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy Show is back. Just because a mind-blowing season finale put an end to Bulshar and the Earp curse doesn’t mean Wynonna’s done kicking demon-ass or putting up one hell of a fight to rescue Waverly from the Garden of Eden. The cast and creators of the award-winning series, based on the IDW Publishing comic book created by Beau Smith, will tease the upcoming 4th season and look back at the show’s most hell-raising moments. Moderator: Kayti Burt. Panelists: Emily Andras, Melanie Scrofano, Katherine Barrell, Greg Lawson, Chantel Riley, Michael Eklund, Beau Smith.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 5:00 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. PDT.
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and surprise panelists provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Where & When? Hall H, 5:15 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. PDT.
AMC’S NOS4A2 Panel
Join cast members Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, alongside showrunner and EP Jami O’Brien and author and EP Joe Hill for a discussion of the supernatural horror series. Moderated by Clark Collis (Entertainment Weekly).
Where & When? Room 6A, 5:30 p.m. -6:30 p.m. PDT.
The Flash Special Video Presentation & Q&A
Team Flash spent the last year dealing with not one but two Cicadas, the return of Eobard Thawne (a.k.a. Reverse Flash), and the surprise arrival from the future of Barry and Iris’s daughter Nora West-Allen, (a.k.a. XS). The stakes were higher than ever during the season 5 finale, which culminated in Barry and Iris losing their daughter after only just getting to know her. How will they deal with saying goodbye to their speedster daughter, and what does Thawne’s escape mean for Team Flash? For answers to this and all your other season 6 questions, come and see the cast and creators at their annual Comic-Con panel. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash will return to The CW this fall on Tuesdays at 8/7c. The Flash: The Complete Third Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 27.
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 5:45 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT.
SYFY’s The Magicians
Calling all Fillorians! Magic is back at Comic-Con with your favorite spellbinding millennials. Cast members Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Rick Worthy, Jade Tailor, Brittany Curran, and Trevor Einhorn, alongside executive producers Sera Gamble, John McNamara, and Henry Alonso Myers give you the exclusive scoop on the upcoming fifth season.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 6:00 p.m. – 6:50 p.m. PDT.
Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light Panel
Join narrator Yara Shahidi, co-writer Kat Rosenfield, co-creators Luke Lieberman and Ryan Silbert for a discussion on Stan Lee’s upcoming superhero story, A Trick of Light, produced by Audible.
Where & When? Room 7AB, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT.
FX’s What We Do in the Shadows
Join cast members Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch and the creative team for a special screening and discussion about this vampire mockumentary.
Where & When? 6BCF, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. PDT.
Batman 1989 Movie 30th Anniversary
Michael Uslan, originator and executive producer of the Batman movie franchise, celebrates the 30th anniversary of this revolutionary film that changed Hollywood and the world culture, presenting an extended version of his TED Talk on the ten-year human endurance contest to get this first dark and serious superhero movie made. Q&A to follow along with the first trailer that changed the perception of fandom and the world. Introduction by producer David Uslan.
Where & When? Room 6A, 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. PDT.
DC Universe Panel
DC fans, this is your Universe! DC Universe has established itself as the premium go-to destination for fans of all things DC, and they are just getting started! Spend your Saturday night with select producers and stars from DC Universe’s original live-action and animated series and get the latest updates and sneak previews on Titans, Doom Patrol, Harley Quinn and Young Justice: Outsiders.
Where & When? Indigo Ballroom, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT.
Studio Ghibli’s Kiki’s Delivery Service Screening
Celebrate the 30th anniversary of Kiki’s Delivery Service by watching the film and participating in Her Universe and Hot Topic’s Studio Ghibli trivia.
Where & When? Horton Grand Theatre, 7:00 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. PDT.
Star Wars: The Old Republic SDCC Cantina
Where & When? The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle. 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT.
Kevin Smith Reboots Hall H!
Like long lines and oversized giveaway bags, Ink Pot Award-winner Kevin Smith has become an inevitable fixture of Comic-Con. But instead of hitting the stage and talking about past glories like he usually does, this year Smitty’s bringing a new movie to Hall H-a new flick that’s built on . . . past glories. See the world premiere of the Jay & Silent Bob Reboot trailer, followed by a Hall H-only sneak preview of the movie-within-a-movie scene from the reboot Jay and Silent Bob are trying to stop: Bluntman V Chronic ! Joined by star Jason Mewes and other funny folks from the flick, this panel will be far from Silent, Bob!
Where & When? Hall H, 7:15 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT.
Rod Serling’s Night Gallery 50th Anniversary
Rod Serling’s classic 1970s horror series, which spawned the directing careers of Steven Spielberg and Leonard Nimoy and many stars of TV and film, celebrates 50 years. Join the artist who created the original Night Gallerypaintings, Tom Wright (director, NCIS, Supernatural), Scott Skelton (co-author, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour), Taylor White (publisher and proprietor of Creature Features), and others for a retrospective of the art, horror, and creative legacy of a show that has inspired so many genre creators of today. White and Skelton will be previewing their upcoming coffeetable book exploring the paintings from the series: Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: The Art of Darkness . Moderated by Jim Benson (radio host, TV Time Machine; co-author, Rod Serling’s Night Gallery: An After-Hours Tour).
Where & When? Room 8, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PDT.
Crunchyroll Industry Panel: The Latest and Hottest in Anime Today!
Hear about all the latest and greatest anime coming out of Crunchyroll straight from the source. A special gift for all who attend. Panelists: Adam Sheehan and Lauren Stevens.
Where & When? Room 7AB, 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. PDT.
Hall H and Ballroom 20 Saturday Playback Free Play
Didn’t get into either Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! Do you like stuff? Of course you do! Then join programming coordinator for Comic-Con International Tommy Goldbach in this 1.5-hour block in which Comic-Con will rebroadcast some of the day’s popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It’s democracy at its finest and it’s a second chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)
Where & When? Room 24ABC, 8:40 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT.
Amazon’s Carnival Row: Come As You Are Party
Come as you are! Whoever you choose to be, your individuality will be celebrated at this closing celebration of the 50th Annual San Diego Comic-Con. As you enjoy a drink, or a few, be on the lookout for characters from Carnival Row, enjoy a sneak peek of the upcoming series, and dance to a live DJ performance. 21+ only. RSVP here.
Where & When? Amazon Prime Video Experience (corner of MLK and 1st), 7:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. PDT.
NXonNetflix Presents the Comic-Con 2019 Masquerade
The stage becomes a celebration of costuming with a fun competition of comics and pop culture creativity, with impressive re-created and original design costumes crafted by talented attendees. Not a dance or party, it’s part talent show, part fashion show, with trophies, cash prizes, and other awards. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00, but the line for choice seating will begin hours earlier. Since the ballroom can fill up, tickets are distributed and will be given out free at noon to those lined up. Any seating tickets that remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will again be writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, with special live entertainment from The Corps Dance Crew and the Saber Guild performance group during the Judging Intermission. Overflow seating available in the Sails Pavilion and Room 6A (tickets not required for those rooms).
Where & When? Ballroom 20, 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. PDT.
Shooting Clerks: The Kevin Smith Biopic SDCC World Premiere and Q&A
In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Clerks, be the first to see an exclusive screening of the biographical comedy film depicting the indie filmmaking beginnings of Kevin Smith. Featuring 25 cameos from the original cult classic, the cast and crew, along with other panelists, will talk about an event a quarter of a century in the making.
Where & When? Room 5AB, 10:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. PDT.
Sunday, July 21
World Premiere of Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island
Pack your Scooby Snacks and join the Mystery Inc. gang as the teen sleuths embark on a wild and spooky vacation with zombies and cat people on Scooby-Doo! Return to Zombie Island, an all-new, original film. Be among the first live audience to see this follow-up to the classic, best-selling Scooby-Doo! film, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, as this new animated adventure finds Scooby-Doo and his pals taking a much-deserved vacation to a tropical island. Instead of getting rest and relaxation, however, they find themselves wrapped up in one of their biggest mysteries yet! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the film arrives on Digital starting September 3, 2019 and on DVD October 1, 2019 from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. PDT.
Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
See series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, and Alexander Calvert, along with executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming, Brad Buckner, and Robert Berens, for their final appearance in Hall H, as they answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense finale, as well as what’s in store for the 15th and final season of this long-running series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights as well as the show’s cast and producer Q&A. The 15th season of Supernatural will return to The CW on Thursdays this fall in its 8/7c time slot. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Supernatural: The Complete Fourteenth Season is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 10.
Where & When? Hall H, 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PDT.
Making Comics the Marvel Way
Learn what goes into making a Marvel comic book with this behind-the-scenes guide to every aspect of production, including writing, penciling, inking, coloring, editing, and more! Marvel creators will be appearing to share personal insights and stories about their process on Marvel comics.
Where & When? Room 5AB, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. PDT.
Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Now that the Gargoyle King has been revealed, The Black Hood is dead, and Hiram is in jail, can Archie and the gang have a normal senior year? Riverdale returns for its fourth appearance at Comic-Con to discuss the new mysteries of season 4, including the shocking finale flash forward and what it means for Jughead and the others. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. Riverdale ‘s season 4 returns Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Riverdale: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 13.
Where & When? Hall H, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. PDT.
World Premiere of Teen Titans Go! vs. Teen Titans
When the forces of evil unite from across time and dimensions, it’ll take the combined efforts of distinctly different, yet similar super hero teams to keep the universe secure in Teen Titans Go! Vs. Teen Titans. Come for the World Premiere of this blockbuster film, then stay for an incredibly entertaining panel discussion featuring the stars of the film—Greg Cipes (The Middle, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) as Beast Boy, Scott Menville (LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters) as Robin, Khary Payton (The Walking Dead) as Cyborg, Tara Strong (Batman: The Animated Series, My Little Pony, Unikitty!) as Raven, Hynden Walch (Adventure Time, Groundhog Day) as Starfire, Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo franchise, DC Super Hero Girls, The Fairly OddParents) as Mrs. Claus, and some surprise special guests . . . alongside producer/director Jeff Mednikow (Be Cool, Scooby-Doo!, Teen Titans Go!), screenwriters Marly Halpern-Graser (Batman vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC: Batman: Family Matters). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC, the feature-length animated film arrives this fall from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and Digital.
Where & When? Room 6BCF, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
FX’s Mayans MC Panel
This Sons of Anarchy spin-off show will present a sneak preview from the upcoming second season and include a conversation with co-creators/EPS Kurt Sutter and Elgin James, EP Kevin Dowling, and cast members JD Pardo Clayton Cardenas, Edward James Olmos, Sarah Bolger, Michael Irby, Antonio Jaramillo, Raoul Max Trujillo, Richard Cabral, Danny Pino, Emili Rivera, Frankie Loyal, Joseph Lucero, and Vincent Rocco Vargas.
Where & When? Hall, H, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Travel Channel’s Ghost Adventures Live! Panel
Join Zak Bagans and his paranormal team as they share stories of their most memorable and horrifying encounters while fans learn more about what goes on behind-the-scenes on the show. Never-before-seen footage and a giveaway are also in store for fans!
Where & When? Room 7AB, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
The Science of Spider-Man: Far From Home
Following up on his hit WonderCon panel The Science of Avengers: Endgame, Nerdist’s Science Editor and host of Because Science Kyle Hill (The Science of Mortal Kombat, MythBusters: The Search) breaks down the actual science behind Marvel’s latest web-slinging adventure, with help from star YouTubers Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced, MythBusters: The Search), Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl), Alie Caldwell (Neuro Transmissions, SciShow), and Kishore Hari (Community Organizer for Adam Savage’s Tested.com). Q&A session to follow.
Where & When? Room 7AB, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Pokémon Detective Pikachu Fan Activation
Experience the magic of Ryme City in an immersive walkthrough pop-up based on the hit film Pokémon Detective Pikachu. Guests will be able to explore the city and capture Instagrammable moments including the neon cityscape, Ryme City marketplace, film prop displays, an infinity room and more. Fans can win prizes while having the opportunity to take photos with multiple characters from the film including Detective Pikachu himself!
Where & When? Outside the Omni Hotel (675 L St.), Wed 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT, Thurs – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p .m. PDT.
John Wick Soundtrack Scavenger Hunt
Like a plot line right out of John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum, John Wick has been spotted in San Diego and it’s up to you to catch him and claim your bounty. On Thursday, July 18, follow the tweets from Varèse Sarabande Records that will lead you to three different locations inside and around the convention center. You’ll collect a John Wick related item from each location, and once you have all three, share a photo on social media with all three items and yourself, using the hashtag #HuntForWick.
On Friday, July 19, one lucky, random winner get to meet Tyler Bates, the composer of the John Wick trilogy, and get a personalized sign vinyl of John Wick, as well as signed sheet music
Where & When? Around the convention, Thurs. Winner event Friday.
Adult Swim on the Green
Adult Swim’s carnival is back on the green. Rick and Morty’s Rickflector will be there to trans-portal your melted minds directly into the animated work of Rich Sanchez himself. There are new games, exciting entertainers, old friends, free water, and the world famous Rickmobile will be there selling the most exclusively limited items C-137 has to offer. For Nighttime on the Green, check out all the events and gain tickets here.
Where & When? Convention Way & 5th Ave Pier, Thurs 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT. Fri – Sat, 12:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. PDT. The Rickflector will be open Fri – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT and Sun 9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT.
Nerdist Presents: Borderlands 3 Museum of Mayhem
Meet-and-greets with Nerdist and Geek & Sundry talent will take place at the photo spot within this Borderlands-inspired activation. Follow Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on Twitter to keep up to date with what’s happening all week long.
Where & When? Thursday-Saturday from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave).
Fox Fan Fair
Enjoy carnival and lawn games, a ferris wheel, and ice cream. Games and rides will be . themed around Family Guy, The Simpson’s, Bob’s Burgers, as well as upcoming show Bless the Harts. If you’re looking for something more high-tech, the fair will also have exclusive AR experiences and plenty of Snapchat filters for you to use. Make sure to pick up some collectibles while you’re there!
Where & When? 200 West Island Ave. (across Children’s Museum), Thurs 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT. Fri – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PDT.
CBS’ Shuttles and “Frightseeing Tours”
Step aboard a CBS shuttle to get around the Gaslamp quarter. In the evening, they’ll be offering “Frighseeing Tours” of the Old Town, with trailers of their new show Evil screened for passengers. Giveaways will also be taking place!
Where & When? Around the Gaslamp quarter. “Frightseeing Tours” occur Thursday and Friday nights.
CBS’ Step into the Twilight Zone Experience
Enter another dimension, not only of sight & sound, but of mind, as you step into The Twilight Zone Experience.
Where & When? Petco Park, Thurs-Sat, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
CBS’ Carpool Karaoke Experience
Step into a branded Range Rover and belt your heart out to your favorite songs in Classic Carpool Karaoke style.
Where & When? Space J at Petco Park, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily.
South Park Mini-Golf From Comedy Central
This free, no-badges-required activity will let fans play mini-golf on a 9-hole course themed to the show, and purchase limited edition South Park shirts, with a new shirt available each day.
Where & When? San Diego Wine & Culinary Event Center (200 Harbor Drive #120), Thurs – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Impractical Jokers Museum on Wheels
Visitors will see original costumes, props and art created over the past eight seasons, and learn about the behind-the-scenes production of the series. And that’s not all. Once fans exit the museum, they’ll have the opportunity to snap photos at an interactive Impractical Jokers photo booth using MTN DEW inspired props. Fans can share their photos on social media using the hashtag #JokersDew
Where & When? Petco Park Interactive Zone, Thurs – Fri. The Park at Petco Park, Sat.
Visit the Chilladelphia Winter Carnival in sunny San Diego! At the carnival from the blockbuster film Shazam! guests can play games to win exclusive prizes and pose for some fun photo ops.
Where & When? Outside the Omni Hotel (675 L St.), Wed 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT. Thurs – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT.
Discovery Shark Week “Sharkzilla”
Sharkzilla — the 40-foot-chomping-shark promoting Discovery’s Shark Week — returns to San Diego Comic-Con this year. You can catch the giant shark as he chomps down on jet skis, lifeguard chairs, and beer kegs all weekend long.
Where & When? Petco Park, Thurs – Sun.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot
Inflatable tube men, human car washes, and a pinball arcade—the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot has it all! Hawking some of the strangest vehicles money can buy—from the world’s smallest street legal car to a Landspeeder and Hummer made out of lottery tickets—lot owner LeRoy has a curious car for you. While you make your decision, step into LeRoy’s office, where you can snap a photo as a souvenir of searching for the strangest sedan or station wagon of your dreams! The Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Car Lot is full of surprises and sales at San Diego Comic-Con, so stop by!
Where & When? Petco Park, Thurs – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
The IMDboat Experience
From Thursday through Saturday, IMDb will produce original video coverage on the open-air top deck, including Kevin Smith’s interviews with the casts of Riverdale, Veronica Mars, The Walking Dead, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D and more. Between interviews, on-board talent, showrunners and filmmakers will enjoy a private lounge, cocktails and refreshments, a portrait studio and gifts provided by The LEGO Group, Fire TV, Soylent, IMDb TV, and more.
A lucky number of fans will gain access to the first deck of IMDboat to relax and unwind in the Daytime Lounge, where they can learn more about Fire TV and discover the latest titles streaming for free on IMDb TV by saying “Alexa, go to IMDb TV.” Soylent will be providing fans with all the nutrition they need to keep them going strong by handing out their classic ready-to-drink meal as well as their new snack, Soylent Squared. Guests can be among the first to step into character and learn more about the first-ever IMDb animated series You’re Not a Monster, and check out the latest comics, graphic novels and manga titles in the comiXology reading area. Additionally, Comic-Con attendees can play an IMDb trivia game on the massive IMDboat LED screen on the Fifth Avenue Landing boardwalk each morning. Fans can follow #IMDboat to learn how to be considered for access to the Daytime Lounge.
IMDb Correspondent Ian de Borja will also host daily LIVE streaming coverage of San Diego Comic-Con featuring cast and fan interviews and videos from the convention center and the open-air social studio on the bow of the IMDboat, presented by The LEGO Group. Guests including actress and director Pollyanna McIntosh, the casts of Pennyworth, Emergence, and more will discuss their latest projects, and viewers can learn more about the latest product launches from The LEGO Group. Fans can follow along at twitch.tv/imdb and stream live on the Twitch app on Fire TV.
Where & When? Fifth Ave Landing boardwalk/online streams, Thurs – Sun all day.
NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine Experience
Nine-Nine! Check out this recreation of the 99th precinct for giveaways, photo ops, and fun activities! Don’t be surprised if you have so join the squad and solve a mystery. Preregister for the event here.
Where & When? In front of Tin Fish Restaurant on Sixth Ave, Gaslamp Square, Thurs – Sun.
NBC’s The Good Place Experience
Holy forking shirt balls! You can visit the Neutral Zone’s IHOP, enjoy some tasty flapjacks, and casually experience the Time-Knife. Preregister for the event here.
Where & When? Maryjane’s Diner at the Hard Rock Hotel on Fifth Ave, Thurs – Sun.
NBC’s Superstore Experience
Attention Cloud 9 Shoppers! A Cloud 9 Department store is popping up in SDCC to offer you photo ops and exclusive content. Visit the customer service desk to be privy to some exclusive giveaways. Preregister for the event here.
Where & When? Inside the Hard Rock Hotel main lobby on Fifth Ave, Thurs – Sun.
Amazon Prime Video Experience
Travel into the worlds of The Boys, The Expanse, and Carnvial Row at the Amazon Prime Video Experience tower. Besides housing these experiences, guests can also see clips from the shows projected on the walls, eat burgers from Carl’s Jr., and get their portraits professionally taken while at the tower.
When & Where? Amazon Prime Video’s Experience (corner of MLK and 1st), 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day of the convention.
FXX Fearless Forum
Explore the “What We Do in the Shadows” Lair, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” Sunscreen Zone, and “Archer” O2 Station. To top it all off, “American Horror Story: 1984” will host a Face the Darkness Activation. Also expect a nightly light show while at the forum. You can register here.
Where & When? Hilton Bayfront Park, Thurs – Sat 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. PDT.
Stan Lee’s Alliances: A Trick of Light
A Trick of Light, narrated by Yara Shahidi, is the newest exploration of the world of superheroes through the audio form. Thanks to producer Audible, fans can enjoy immersive light and sound-driven experiences for one of Stan Lee’s final collaborations.
When & Where? 327 4th Ave (corner of K St. & 4th Ave). Thurs – Fri, 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT. Sat 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT.
AMC’s The Walking Dead Fan Experience: DeadQuarters
Explore settings from both Fear the Walking Dead and The Walking Dead in this immersive event. Brining canned foods to donate to Feeding America to receive and exclusive Hilltop token that can be used to unlock special details on food, retail and entertainment in the area. Guests will also be able to play VR demos of The Walking Dead Onslaught while at DeadQuarters. You can pre-register for the event here.
Where & When? Location TBD (outside of con). Thurs – Sat, 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. PDT. Sun 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT.
The Batman Experienced Powered by AT&T
To celebrate the Bat’s 80th anniversary, DC Comics and AT&T are inviting fans to explore the largest-ever collection of Batman-related costumes, props, vehicles, and rare DC Comics artifacts. While there, experience a VR skydiving experience over Gotham in “The Dark Knight Dive” exhibit. You can also play “Batman: Arkham Knight” and “WHAAM! KABOOM! POW! The Rogue Gallery Rumble” (a punching bag game) inside the “Batman gaming lounge.”
Where & When? Comic-Con Museum in Balboa Park, Thurs – Sun.
The Pennyworth Experience
Join EPIX in exploring the life of a young Pennyworth, Batman’s butler. Travel back to 1960s London, crack a secret code, and explore a high society club. Enjoy games of black jack, live entertainment, photo ops, and the secret headquarters of the show’s Raven Society.
Where & When? Oxford Social Club, 435 Fifth Ave., Thurs 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT. Fri – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT.
AMC’s The Walking Dead — Walker Horde
Come dressed up in your best zombie attire and help recreate a walker scene with cast members from The Walking Dead. The photo taken to celebrate the 10th season will be digitized into a limited edition poster for you to enjoy Registration and FAQ can be accessed here.
Where & When? PetCo Park, Saturday, 9:oo a.m. – 10:00 a.m. PDT.
FYE Pop-Up Shop
Shop exclusive collectibles, snap some photos with your favorite characters, and attending singings. The first 200 people to take a photo with Aggretsuko and to make a $20 Sanrio purchase will receive a free Aggretsuko Business Card Holder. Guardians of the Galaxy composer Tyler Bates, Child’s Play creators David Kirshner and Don Mancini, Ron English, Garbage Pail Kids artist Joe Simko, and more will be featured signings.
Where & When? Horton Plaza, Wed – Mon, July 22. Bates, Mancini, and Kirschner will be signing Friday afternoon. English and Simko will be signing Saturday.
Future Tech Live!
Explore the world of virtual reality, AI, and gaming as the industry’s best host a series of immersive experiences.
Where & When? Omni Hotel (675 L St.), Thurs – Sat 9:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Vikings Battle Axe Training
Test out your Viking skills by throwing some battle-axes! When you aren’t throwing the axes, participate in a Vikings trivia game and gets some sweet temporary tattoos. Some of the Viking cast will be there, too! Katheryn Winnick will be there from 3:30 p..m – 5:00 p.m. PDT and Alex Ludwig from 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. PDT.
Where & When? Throw it (339 7th Ave, 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. PDT.
Dragon Ball World Adventure
Try to make history at 3:30 p.m. on Wed by joining the (hopeful) largest gathering of people simultaneously performing the iconic Kamehameha super energy attack move. The first 1,000 participants to arrive will even receive a free Dragon Ball Scouter accessory to wear during the attempt — and actor Sean Schemmel, who voices Goku in the series, will be on hand to lead the attempt. Guinness World Records will also be on-site to supervise and validate the attempt. Interested? Be sure to join the Facebook event page.
During the regular event, you’ll be able to explore multi-faceted, interactive installations, take photos at the Animated GIF photo booth, and collect exclusives.
Where & When? Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina Terrace (333 W Harbor Dr), Thurs – Sun 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT.
Fans will get to experience an interactive, in-world experience, and receive custom SDCC exclusive Watchmen enamel pins, created by Yesterdays.
Where & When? Petco Park Home Plate Gate (at Gwynn Drive & Hoffman Way) or at the parking lot on the corner of 6th Ave and Island Ave. Thurs – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT. First come first serve.
Gundam Builders Workshop/Giveaway
Celebreate the 40th anniversary by attending a builder’s workshop at SDCC.
Where & When? Petco Interactive Zone, Thurs – Sat 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PDT. Sun 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. PDT.
Jean-Luc Picard: The First Duty exhibition
CBS will be celebrating the return of Picard with this exhibit, featuring original props costumes and other artifacts from Picard’s life. You’ll also be able to visit the U.S.S. Discovery and step into a transporter in another immersive experience. More details to come!
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