San Diego Comic-Con: What We Know So Far
As the press releases come in, Serious Insights will keep readers up-to-date so you know what we know. Let us know your interest, and we’ll try to cover the panel or activation as best we can. Sorry, but we can’t get you autographs or exclusives, but hopefully, this will you plan your visit if you are going, or help you ask your friends who are going for a favor.
This information is as accurate as we have, but it is all subject to change. Please pardon the layout as this content has been gathered from several sources.
“CHARMED” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL
11:15 AM–12:15 PM | BALLROOM 20
Guests: Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Rupert Evans, along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin
4:00 – 5:00 pm | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel
Guests: Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Vincent Gale (Bates Motel), Aleks Paunovic (Continuum), Rukiya Bernard (The Cabin in the Woods), Trezzo Mahoro (iZombie), Neil LaBute, creator/showrunner, Mike Frislev, executive producer, Chad Oakes, executive producer, Bevin, Den of Geek – moderator
MARVEL ANIMATION PRESENTS: MARVEL RISING
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM | Room 6DE
3-3:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Guests: Jeff Buhler, Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gene Klein, David Bartis
SYFY WIRE HOSTS THE GREAT DEBATE
4:45-5:45PM | Ballroom 20, Convention Center
“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND”: THE FINAL CURTAIN CALL
5:45–6:30 PM | ROOM 6A
Guests: co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna
5-5:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
MARVEL’S IRON FIST
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM | Ballroom 20
8-9pm | Room 7AB
21st Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza
8-10am, Room 6A
Disruptive Storytelling with the Cellarius Chronicles
10:00-10:50 a.m. | Room 9, San Diego Convention Center
Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room
10:15–11:15 a.m | Ballroom 20
Amazon Creators Panel
Friday, July 20 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm, Room: Ballroom 20
Prime Video brings together six exciting creators to share insights and behind-the-scenes looks into their highly-anticipated upcoming Prime Original series. Featured panelists include: Carlton Cuse (Lost), Executive Producer of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, premiering August 31; The Tick creator Ben Edlund (Gotham); Sam Esmail (Mr. Robot) director of Homecoming; world-renowned author Neil Gaiman (American Gods), creator-writer-showrunner of Good Omens; Lore Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead); and Naren Shankar (Almost Human) showrunner of The Expanse.
DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&A
12:30-1:30 p.m. | Room 6DE
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” PANEL
1:30–2:30 PM | HALL H
Guests: Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno
World Premiere of Hulu’s Castle Rock
12:45-2:00 p.m. | Ballroom 20
Executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) along with stars Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness) and Jane Levy (Suburgatory)
SYFY WIRE FANGRRLS: WOMEN CHANGING THE GAME
5:30-6:30PM | 6DE, Convention Center
MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM in Ballroom 20
THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME
7-8PM | 6BCF, Convention Center
“THE TWILIGHT ZONE” MARATHON SCREENING
7:15–9:15 PM | ROOM 6A
New CBS All Access series.
Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A
11:00–11:45 a.m. | Room: 6DE
Cress Williams, China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton and James Remar and producer Salim Akil
Noon-12:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Manifest Pilot Screening and Q&A
1:00-2:00 p.m | Indigo Ballroom
Guests; ff Rake (The Mysteries of Laura, The Tomorrow People, Boston Legal, Miss Match, The Practice) and series stars Melissa Roxburgh (Valor, Diary of a Wimpy Kid movies), Josh Dallas (Once Upon a Time, Thor)
MARVEL ANIMATION PRESENTS
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM in Room 6A
RZA: Movies, Music & Martial Arts
Saturday, July 21st from 2:45pm-3:45pm in Hall H
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM in Hall H
2:30 PM – 3:15 PM | Ballroom 20
Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
3:30–4:15 p.m | Ballroom 20
Melissa Benoist, Chyler Leigh, Mehcad Brooks, David Harewood, Katie McGrath and Jesse Rath and executive producers Robert Rovner, Jessica Queller and Sarah Schechter
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
4:15–5:00 p.m. | Ballroom 20
Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and Colton Haynes and executive producer Beth Schwartz
Man in the High Castle
4:15 pm – 5:15 pm, Room: 6A
The Man in the High Castle returns to SDCC to preview its upcoming third season on Prime Video. This engaging panel will feature cast and creator discussion, exclusive sneak peeks, and audience Q&A. Panelists will include Alexa Davalos (Mob City), Rufus Sewell (Victoria), Jason O’Mara (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Stephen Root (Dallas & Robo) along with Executive Producers Isa Dick Hackett (Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams) and Dan Percival (Strike Back).
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
5:00–5:45 p.m | Ballroom 20
Caity Lotz, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Tala Ashe, Matt Ryan, Jes Macallan, Courtney Ford, showrunner Phil Klemmer and producer Keto Shimizu
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
5:45–6:30 p.m. | Ballroom 20
Guests: Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Hartley Sawyer, Jessica Parker Kennedy, Danielle Nicolet and executive producer Todd Helbing
Saturday, 6-6:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
6:45-7:45PM | 6DE, Convention Center
Guests: Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras and Beau Smith
History Channel “PROJECT BLUE BOOK” PANEL
6:45pm-7:45pm | Room 6A
7-8PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Guests: John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil. Moderator: Felicia Day.
Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
10:30–11:30 a.m. | Hall H
Guests: Jensen Ackles, Jared Padalecki, Misha Collins, Alexander Calvert and executive producers Robert Singer, Andrew Dabb, Eugenie Ross-Leming and Brad Buckner
Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A
11:45a.m.–12:45p.m. | Hall H
Guests: KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Marisol Nichols, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Mark Consuelos, Casey Cott, Skeet Ulrich, Mädchen Amick, Luke Perry and Vanessa Morgan
Showing “From the Bridge,” A fandom documentary hosted by George Takei.
Thursday, July 19th in Ballroom 20 at 10:00am
Warner Bros. Manifest World Premiere and Special Sneak Peek Screenings
6:00–10:00 p.m. | Ballroom 20
Roddenberry Entertainment INSTANT
Thursday, July 19 1:30-2:30pm |Room 24ABC
Comedy Central South Park
Worldwide Debut of New Experiential South Park Escape Room Will be Unveiled at the San Diego Wine Center
and is Free and Open to the Public From Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22
Member Berries Challenge To Kick-off with a Preview Night on Wednesday, July 18 and Take Place All Weekend Long Free to All Badge Holders Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22 at Booth #23729 Inside Convention Center
Activations & Fun Around Town
MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – FAN ACTIVATION (on-site through Sunday)
10:00 AM Petco Park
The Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan fan experience will take place Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22 at the park located at the corner of 1st street and Martin Luther King Promenade – directly across from the San Diego Convention Center. It will be open daily from 9 am to 7 pm Thursday through Saturday, and 9 am to 5 pm on Sunday.
Buffy Vampire Hunt
To celebrate Buffy the Vampire Slayer, on Saturday, July 21st, 20th Century Fox Consumer Products invites Buffy fans on the first-ever Buffy Vampire Hunt through San Diego. Every fan becomes a slayer as they must locate each ‘Vampire Nest’ across the Gaslamp District and throughout San Diego’s Convention Center. At each location, fans will be rewarded with a wide-range of prizes including Buffy Funko figures, posters, stickers, pins, t-shirts, comics and much more.
“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND LIVE” STARRING RACHEL BLOOM, Saturday, 7:30 PM, BALBOA THEATRE
The cast of the CW’s award-winning musical dramedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is taking their show on the road in this live tour. Join Rachel Bloom, the rest of the cast and the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND songwriters as they bring the show’s songs to life in this very special live concert event. This is a ticketed event and is currently sold out. For more info, please visit:https://sandiegotheatres.org/rachel-bloom/
Taking center stage once again on the lawn of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel, FXhibition 2018 will incorporate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology for the first time as part of innovative installations from hit shows such as Legion, American Horror Story, Mayans M.C. andArcher. Fans may register in advance at FXSDCC.com and use NFC on-site to record each moment of their personalized journey through the space, which will be captured in a virtual online gallery.
Thursday July 19th, 12pm – 6pm
Friday July 20th, 10am – 6pm
Saturday July 21st, 10am – 6pm
Sunday July 22nd, 10am – 2pm
CBS COMEDY CARS
From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, CBS will offer complimentary rides throughout the Gaslamp District in branded electric cars. Featured shows will include the new fall comedies THE NEIGHBORHOOD and HAPPY TOGETHER. Trailers of the series will be screened for the passengers in those cars as well. Brand ambassadors will distribute giveaways making their debut at Comic-Con, including a variety of collectable emoji squeezies for THE NEIGHBORHOOD and HAPPY TOGETHER.
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” PEDICABS
From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, CBS will offer free “intergalactic” rides throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its armrests, which in this case will screen trailers for the highly anticipated second season of the show. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” MIRROR UNIVERSE GALLERY TAKEOVER
CBS is creating a fully immersive STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Mirror Universe experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego); Comic-Con badges are not required for entry. The exhibit, scheduled to run from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, will feature a photo opportunity with Emperor Georgiou’s throne and will showcase props and costumes from the series’ Terran Empire. The gallery will also house an official “Star Trek” shop with Comic-Con exclusives.
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Amazon Fire TV, “Fast Forward to the Future”
7th Ave and Market St.
Thursday July 19th – Saturday July 21st
Taco Bell Demolition Man Experience
Conan O’Brien Live
Wednesday, July 18
The Cast of Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna
Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Bob
Odenkirk and show creator Vince Gilligan
Thursday, July 19
The Cast of The Predator starring Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key,
Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Augusto
Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski and director Shane Black
Saturday, July 21
The Cast of Glass starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce
Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy and writer/director M. Night
Sunday, July 22
The Cast of Aquaman: To Be Announced.
The Ready Player One Experience at San Diego Comic-Con
The Gallery at The Omni Hotel
628 L Street
San Diego, CA 92191
July 18, 5pm-7pm | July 19-21, 10am-7pm | July 22, 10am-5pm
- Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Experience: Attendees can step inside the Turtles’ secret lair under the streets of New York City for a gif opportunity.
- Double Dare Hamster Wheel: Fans can take photos with the iconic obstacle course challenge.
- The Loud House Photo Opp. Enter the Loud family’s living room, sit on the couch and take a group photo with Lincoln Loud and his 10 sisters.
- Customized T-Shirt and Tote Station: Fans can purchase a t-shirt and tote from the retail shop and customize it on the spot with characters and art from their choice of seven fan-favorite Nick shows: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Loud House, Double Dare, Invader Zim, Hey Arnold! and Rugrats.
- Autograph Signings: Signing opportunities with Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice talent and executive producers, SpongeBob SquarePants’ Tom Kenny, Invader Zim voice talent and creator, and the Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel cast.
- Costumed-Character Appearances: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel will make appearances at Nick’s booth at select times during the convention.
- Retail: Attendees can purchase Comic-Con exclusive figures and collectibles, the summer edition of the Nick Box, t-shirts, pins and more.
- Giveaways: Enter for a chance to win special prizes over the course of the convention.
San Diego’s Gaslamp District
350 Fifth Avenue (between J & K Streets)
Friday, July 13 to Sunday, July 22, 2018
FRIDAY, JULY 20
Adult Swim Camp – 5thAvenue Landing and Convention Way
4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.
8:00 p.m. – AS Cosplay Competition Hosted by Henry Zebrowski
We invite cosplayers to show off their inspired creations, don their best Adult Swim themed garb and strut their stuff! Awards will be passed out and bragging rights will last a lifetime.
8:30 p.m. – The Venture Bros. Fan Event
Fans will watch two episodes from the new season of The Venture Bros. Creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Public on hand to reveal secrets of the new season in a special Q&A session.
10:00 p.m. – Let’s Play Pool Panic Live!
Join Adult Swim Games for a late-night of gameplay and friendly multiplayer competition.
Marvel Television Signings
JOIN CAST MEMBERS AND PRODUCERS OF YOUR FAVORITE MARVEL SERIES AS THEY MEET THE FANS AND SIGN AUTOGRAPHS! ***Please note that signings are ticketed events and passes will be available to win on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:15 AM on Thursday, July 19, Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at the Marvel Booth (#2329).
THURSDAY, JULY 19
Marvel’s Iron Fist – Signing Event
2:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Marvel Rising– Signing Event
5:00 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
SATURDAY, JULY 22
Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Signing Event
10:00 AM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Signing Event
12:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
The Gifted – Signing Event
3:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
SUNDAY, JULY 23
Legion – Signing Event
11:45 AM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
Marvel Animation – Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest – Signing Event
3:00 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)
- SS Georgie Blood-Spattered Diecast Boat
- Pennywise Red Balloon Premium Motion Statue
- Breaking Bad Pawzplay™
- Wonder Woman
- God Killer Sword Prop Replica Polished Blade (Unweathered) Version
- Batman Heavy Metals Miniature
- Back to the Future Part III Time Circuit Keychain
- Game of Thrones Direwolf Prone Cub Box Set
- Game of Thrones Wine Bottle Stoppers
Find their list here.
- Bandai Spirits Hobby Figure-Rise Standard Dragon Ball Vegito Model Kit
- Bandai Spirits Hobby 1/72 Scale Star Wars B-Wing Star Fighter Limited Edition Model Kit
More on Bluefin here.
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Laughing Prince Adam figure! Exclusively at the Hordak’s Lair pop-up event during Comic-Con International in San Diego!
Features include new Laughing head sculpt inspired by the HeMan viral video, new pink power sword and rainbow glitter packaging.
Wake up in the morning and step outside on July 18th-19th and stop by Hordak’s lair (located at 701 8th Avenue) to pick up this elusive figure! Here’s the video for reference: