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Visit Nerdist House at Comic-Con for Live Shows, Interviews, and More

Visit Nerdist House at Comic-Con for Live Shows, Interviews, and More

Can you feel it in the air? San Diego Comic-Con International is only two weeks away. We know you’re making detailed plans about the panels you want to see, lines you’re willing to wait in, and exclusives you want to purchase. While you’re mapping out your convention schedule, don’t forget to factor in Nerdist House at Sparks Gallery!

That’s right, we’re returning to San Diego with entertainment, hang-outs, live Nerdist shows, a VR experience based on the sci-fi series SONA, a party for the 200th episode of Bizarre States and much, much more.

We’re celebrating all things Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and Alpha with live editions of shows such as Nerdist News, Because Science, and Talkin’ Toons. And you never know who you’ll see at Nerdist House, because all kinds of special guests are stopping by. We’ll have meet and greets with our incredible talent, authors V.E. Schwab, R.A. Salvatore, and Cory Doctorow, Talkin’ Toons host Rob Paulsen with special guests Maurice LaMarche and Randy Rogel, among others.

Plus, if you’re an Alpha member, you’ll receive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands for events and parties. Not at Comic-Con this year? Don’t worry: we’ll be streaming all of our conversations on Alpha as well. Use the code SDCC2018 to get 90 days of Alpha FREE at www.projectalpha.com.

Important Info: Sparks Gallery is located at 530 Sixth Avenue. Nerdist House is open to the public and free of charge, and you do not need a Comic-Con badge to attend. Follow @nerdist on Twitter using #NerdistHouse for up-to-date daily schedules during the convention. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nerdist House Schedule:

THURSDAY, JULY 19

All weekend: Lost in Space Robot photo op! Get up close and personal with the sexy robot that’s been causing a thirsty spectacle on the Internet. Make your own #RoboRomance.

10:15AM – 10:45AM: Nerdist News Talks Back
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the latest Comic-Con news!

12:00PM – 12:30PM: Dragon Ball Super: Broly
Nerdist’s resident anime expert Dan Casey in discussion with legendary Dragon Ball voice actors Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel.

1:15PM – 2:15PM: Alpha Comic Book Club with DC Comics
Hosts Hector Navarro, Ashley Esqueda, and Damion Poitier in discussion with DC Comics creators Zoe Quinn, Robbi Rodriguez, Tom King, and Mitch Gerads.

2:15PM – 2:45pm: Meet and greet Alpha Comic Book Club 

2:30PM – 3:00PM: SONA with Ashley Clements
Join Ashley Clements (The Lizzie Bennet Diaries) and Brendan Bradley, the team behind the new series SONA, for a look inside the inspiration and creation of a home made sci-fi show. (No, really, they built a spaceship in an apartment.)

3:00pm – 3:45pm: Meet and greet Ashley Clements

3:30PM – 4:00PM: Nerdist News Talks Back, Live from Comic-Con!
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the latest Comic-Con news!

4:15 – 5:15PM: SuperheroIRL! A Real-Life Justice League AKA: Don’t Be a Douche
Captain America knocked out Hitler, and @SuperheroIRL is knocking out bullying, racism, misogyny, LGBTQ-bullying and cyberbullying! Join celebrities TBA for empowerment & strategies to end injustice — from those bad JR high experiences through relationships, workplace bullying, social justice issues & more.

5:30PM – 6:00PM: Meet and greet with Nerdist’s Dan Casey and Kyle Hill

6:00PM – 6:30PM: Natural Selection Live
It’s science vs. fiction in this hilarious debate show where YOU help choose the winner! Pop culture expert Dan Casey (The Dan Cave) and science educator Kyle Hill (Because Science) put their knowledge and wits to the test in random – but IMPORTANT – match-ups like Spider-Man vs. Spiders or Dragons vs. Dinosaurs. Our illustrious Natural Selection host Dani Fernandez (Nerdificent Podcast) will be joined by guest judge Jessica Chobot, and they are not pulling punches this time around. Arrive early to secure a seat and meet the hosts.

7:00PM – 8:00PM: Alpha Book Club Wine Mixer
Join Alpha Book Club hosts Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine and chat about what books you’re reading!

Friday, July 20

10:15AM – 11:15AM: Stargate
Best-selling author Sam Maggs in conversation with the cast of Stargate featuring Chris Judge (God of War), Tony Amendola (Once Upon a Time), Kieran Dickson (Stargate Command), and Darren Sumner (GateWorld).

10:00AM – 10:45AM: Meet and Greet with Tor author VE Schwab.

11:45AM – 12:15PM: Deadpool creator Rob Liefield
A conversation with Deadpool creator Rob Liefield (The New Mutants, X-Force).

12:00PM – 12:30PM: Meet and greet with Tor author Susan Dennard.

12:30PM – 12:45PM: Avengers: Infinity War
Come see Markeia McCarty from Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and so much more, in conversation with Paul Bettany (Vision) and Pom Klementeiff (Mantis) from Avengers: Infinity War.

1:00PM – 2:00PM: Talking Toons Live with Maurice LaMarche and Randy Rogel
Rob Paulsen, one of the most accomplished and well-known voice actors of our time (Animaniacs, TMNT, Rick and Morty, and many more), is joined by Maurice LaMarche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama) and Randy Rogel (songwriter and composer for Animaniacs) to talk about the world of Animaniacs, sing classic hits, and premiere new music. Stick around after for a meet and greet with Rob, Maurice, and Randy.

1:30PM – 2:00PM: Meet and greet with Onyx the Fortuitous

2:00PM – 3:00PM Meet and greet with Rob Paulsen, Maurice LaMarche, and Randy Rogel

2:30PM – 3:00PM: Nerdist News Talks Back with Geoff Johns
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the latest Comic-Con news!

3:45PM – 4:15PM: Because Science Live
Nerdist Science Editor and host of Because Science Kyle Hill takes your nerdy science questions and answers them live! Have a curious conundrum from pop culture that you’ve always wanted solved? A mystery you’ve always wanted explained? Get all the answers at the Nerdist House.

4:15PM – 4:30PM Meet and greet with Kyle Hill

4:30PM – 5:30PM: Geek & Sundry Live
You love Nerdist! We all do! But did you know you ALSO love Geek & Sundry!? Well, now you do! — and you should come see our presentation when we take over the Nerdist House at SDCC! Join Eric Campbell, Erika Ishii, B. Dave Walters, Becca Scott, Jake Bennett, Ashley Clements, and Daryl Crittenden as they discuss Geek & Sundry’s past, present, and future — all in a panel moderated by Sax Carr.

5:00PM – 5:30PM: Meet and greet with Lost in Space‘s Ignacio Serricchio 

5:30PM – 8:00PM: Meet and greet with Geek & Sundry

5:45PM – 7:15PM: Geek & Sundry Horror
Geek & Sundry has revolutionized the horror genre by mixing it with tabletop game play and exceptionally high production value to create shows such as We’re Alive: Frontier, Sagas of Sundry: Dread, and Sagas of Sundry: Madness. But how exactly do they transfer the story from the table to the screen? Well now you can find out! Live! In person at the Nerdist House! Follow Gamemaster Ivan Van Norman as he leads a game of Dread to transform your choice of a happy, innocent children’s fairy tale into a twisted, terrifying not-so-innocent tale of horror with players Xander Jeanneret, Amy Dallen, Josh Petersdorf, Anjali Bhimani, and Denise Pantoja.

Saturday, July 21

10:00AM – 10:45AM: Meet and Greet with Tor author R.A. Salvatore.

11:15AM – 12:15PM: Maltin on Movies Live 
Leonard and Jesse Maltin, hosts of Maltin on Movies, are joined by RZA, Shameik Moore, Kat Graham, and Terrence Howard for a special live episode of their podcast.

11:30AM – 12:15AM: Meet and Greet with Tor author Cory Doctorow.

12:45PM – 1:15PM: Nerdist News Talks Back, Live from Comic-Con!
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the latest Comic-Con news!

1:30PM – 2:00PM: Orbital Redux: Live Sci-fi with Yuri Lowenthal!
Join us for a very meta introduction to the world of ORBITAL REDUX as actor Yuri Lowenthal (star of Spider-Man, PS4), gets in character as ex-NASA Astronaut Max Levodolinsky to recruit YOU for the future in a very special XED CHAT! Enjoy a taste of what goes on behind the scenes in a completely live-action, live-streamed science fiction production as Max covers the history of space travel before and after the global disasters of the 2030s, and why the most dangerous job off the planet might be perfect for you… ORBITAL REDUX, a new science fiction adventure series, is airing soon on Alpha, the premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks.

2:15PM – 2:45PM: Lost in Space
A conversation with the writers of Legendary TV and Netflix’s Lost in Space.

3:00PM – 3:30PM: Half Hour Happy Hour
Each week Alison Haislip and Alex Albrecht (& Tom) sit down for a Half Hour Happy Hour. Drinks and conversation covering stories around the world, as well as close to home. Sit and knock back a glass of your favorite adult beverage and welcome to the garage.

3:45PM – 4:45PM: Because Science: Nerd and Tell
Join Kyle Hill and his geekiest friends –Kari Byron, Dianna Cowern, and Allen Pan –as they share stories about the most mind-blowing things they’ve learned, discovered, or nerded out over that they simply can’t keep to themselves.

5:15PM – 5:45PM: Veruca Salt Live
Live acoustic set with Nina Gordon & Louise Post of Veruca Salt. Meet and greet to follow!

8:00PM – 12:00AM: Bizarre States 200th Episode Party!
Celebrate the 200th episode of Bizarre States with hosts Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser for a night of spooktacular thrills, haunting food, bubbling drinks, and music by IHEARTCOMIX DJ Franki Chan.

Sunday, July 22

10:30AM – 11:00AM: Nerdist News Talks Back, Live from Comic-Con!
Want to see the news broken down, frame by frame, and explained by a group of pop culture experts? Jessica Chobot and the Nerdist News team keep you up to speed on all the latest Comic-Con news!

11:00AM – 12:00PM: Meet and greet with Team Nerdist (Dan Casey, Kyle Hill, Jessica Chobot)

*All times and conversations subject to change. Stay up to date with the latest schedule by following @Nerdist on Twitter!

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