Countdown to San Diego Comic Con 2018
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Another July and another San Diego International Comic-Con just days away! The Harold and Maudecast is getting prepped and ready and will be on site in San Diego for the entire Convention. Follow our Social Networks for our complete coverage.
Here's a look at some of the events, panels and exclusives we are most excited to see.
Every year at SDCC there's a mountain of fan favorite collectibles. This year Funko and HBO have teamed up for some super cool Game of Thrones exclusives.
Dorbz: Game of Thrones – Dragons 4-pack
The fearsome dragons of Game of Thrones just got a whole lot cuter! Rhaegal, Drogon & Viserion, as well as the ‘Icy’ Viserion raised from the frozen depths by the Night King in Season 7, are all smiles in their exclusive 4-pack!
Pop! Game of Thrones – Olenna Tyrell
Glass of wine in hand and wearing her signature ornate headdress, The “Queen of Thorns” now has her very own Pop! Funko!
Conan O’Brien returns to San Diego Comic-Con 2018 for his annual ConanCon live from Spreckels Theater in Downtown San Diego, Wednesday, July 18 - Saturday, July 21st.
This year's all-star lineup includes the casts of Breaking Bad, The Predator, Glass, and Aquaman.
Here's the schedule:
Wednesday, July 18 Taping – Airs on TV Wednesday, July 18 The Cast of Breaking Bad starring Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, AnnaGunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Giancarlo Esposito, Bob Odenkirk and show creator Vince Gilligan
Thursday, July 19 Taping – Airs on TV 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
Airs Saturday, July 21 (likely the Saturday taping)
The Cast of Glass starring Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan
Airs Sunday, July 22 (likely the Friday taping)
The Cast of Aquaman: To Be Announced.
Additionally and new this year at SDCC, House Coco comedy show offsite. Each night during the week of shows, fans will have the opportunity to win exclusive Conan access in San Diego.
Partnering with State Farm a few lucky con-goers will be awarded VIP tickets to attend that night’s Team Coco House comedy show and show tickets for the following day at Spreckels Theater. Details to follow on how that all works.
Panels & Events
Photo by Jake Essoe for The HMC Network
Preview Night, Wednesday July 18
New Line Cinema's Scarediego
9:30pm - Horton Grand Theater
Be the first to see footage from some of the company's eagerly anticipated 2018-2019 horror films and hear from special filmmaker guests.
Thursday, July 19
6th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero
10am, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
From the ominous horns of Jaws or A Quiet Place signaling fear, to the heroic Star Wars theme, music has always been an important supporting character in movies. In the world of superheroes, music sets an emotional tone more than virtually any other genre. This panel offers a behind-the-scenes look at the music of today's biggest superhero film and TV projects with unreleased film clips and never-before-heard music. Participating composers include Tyler Bates(Deadpool 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 2), Marco Beltrami (Logan, The Wolverine), Christophe Beck (Ant-Man and the Wasp), Kurt Farquhar (Black Lightning), and Blake Neely (The Flash, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow). Moderated by Ray Costa.
Blade Runner; Revelations: Storytelling in VR
10:30am, Room 6bCF
The team behind Blade Runner: Revelations, a new VR experience set in between Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049 reveal their creative approach and behind-the-scenes process to expanding the narrative and characters in this iconic neo-noir world. Featuring Eric "Giz" Gewirtz (CCO, Seismic Games), Trevor Sands(narrative director, Seismic Games), George Collins (executive producer, Alcon Interactive), Tyler Moore (actor), Valerie Arem (actor/PCB VO producer), and Jonathan Krusell (publishing producer, AR & VR, Google), with moderator Jennie Kong (creator, The Game Makers series).
20th Century Fox: The Predator
10am, Hall H
Expected to Appear: Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Sterling K. Brown, Thomas Jane, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Augusto Aguilera, Jake Busey, Yvonne Strahovski and director Shane Black.
A Discovery of Witches
1pm, Ballroom 20
Meet the cast and creatives behind the major new TV series. Teresa Palmer (Hacksaw Ridge), Matthew Goode (Downton Abbey), Alex Kingston (Doctor Who), and Owen Teale (Game of Thrones) join Deborah Harkness (All Souls trilogy), author of the original novel, to discuss the TV adaptation.
Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1:45PM-2:45PM, Room 6A Rise up! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are back with Nickelodeon’s brand-new mutation of New York’s half-shell heroes with a panel that celebrates the latest incarnation of Turtles and reinvention of the world famous franchise. Joining the discussion is the new voice cast–Omar Miller as Raph, Ben Schwartz as Leo, Josh Brener as Donnie, Brandon Mychal Smith as Mikey,Kat Graham as April O’Neil, and Eric Bauza as Splinter–along with the co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward, and legendary voice director Rob Paulsen. The panel will feature never-before-seen clips from the upcoming series and be moderated by Keely Flaherty (BuzzFeed).
Nightflyers 3PM-3:50PM, Indigo Ballroom From the mind of George R.R. Martin, this highly anticipated new SYFY series is a psychological thriller set in the year 2093 that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them out there — it’s already on their ship. Unlike anything you’ve seen before, NIGHTFLYERS combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as “Psycho in space.” Join the cast and creators for an exclusive look into this exciting new series. Panelists include: Jeff Buhler, Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gene Klein and David Bartis. Moderator to be announced.
Better Call Saul 3:30PM-4:30PM, Hall H Expected to Appear: Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Giancarlo Esposito, Rhea Seehorn, Michael Mando, and Patrick Fabian, as well as Gilligan and co-creator Peter Gould.
Breaking Bad 10th Anniversary Reunion 4:30PM-5:30PM, Hall H Expected to Appear: Actors Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Dean Norris, Anna Gunn, Bob Odenkirk, Giancarlo Esposito, Betsy Brandt, Jonathan Banks, and RJ Mitte will join creator Vince Gilligan.
Shooting Clerks 6:45PM-7:45PM, Room 6A Fresh off its feature on AMC TV’s Comic Book Men, the biographical comedy which dramatizes the making of Kevin Smith’s indie cult classic film Clerks is finally coming to indie cinemas around the U.S. later this year. Join Christopher Downie (writer/director), Brett Murray (producer/actor), Ryan James (producer/editor), Matthew Postlethwaite (actor), Jay Booton (actor), Stephanie Price (actress), special guests from Clerks and Comic Book Men including Marilyn Ghigliotti (associate producer), Ming Chen (actor) and more for an exclusive sneak peak, behind the scenes footage, and some very special announcements.
Mr. Mercedes 8PM, Room 7AB Star-studded cast and creators of returning original “Mr. Mercedes,” based on the trilogy by Stephen King, to present a panel and be available for interviews to discuss the all-new season. Get a sneak peek into the making of the highly anticipated season two of “Mr. Mercedes” by speaking with the fan-favorite cast and creators prior to their panel at San Diego Comic-Con on Thursday, July 19th.
21st Annual Superhero Kung Fu Extravaganza 8PM-10:30PM, Room 6A The whole world of action films is changing and we’re changing with it! This time Ric Meyers (Prof. Ric’s Action Film Autopsy) is staging an international summit of filmmakers, fighters, and fans from America and Asia to celebrate the best in movie mayhem with premieres, sneak peeks, and clips of 2018’s most mind-boggling, eye-bulging, jaw-dropping fight scenes. Already scheduled to appear are Comedy Film Nerds Graham Elwood (First Nations Comedy Experience) and Chris Mancini (Conversations from the Abyss), Eric Jacobus (God of War), Clayton Barber (Black Panther), Alvin Hsing (Luke Cage), Roger Yuan (Skyfall), and Erik Matti & Brandon Vera (BuyBust). Hey, we’re twenty-one this year. Let’s party! Expected to Appear: Erik Matti, Star Brandon Vera, Graham Elwood, Chris Mancini, Eric Jacobus, Clayton Barber, Roger Yuan.
Friday, July 20
Dreamworks Voltron Legendary Defender: A Netflix Original
10:30am, Room 6BCF
Rhys Darby, Bex Taylor Klaus, executive producer Joaquim Dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, and story editor Josh Hamilton show a first look at the seventh season of the Netflix original series DreamWorks Voltron Legendary Defender. All attendees will receive a San Diego Comic-Con exclusive poster created by the Voltron crew.
AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
11:15am, Hall H Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, and Garret Dillahunt join executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when the show returns August 12. Panelists will also participate in a Q&A session and offer an official sneak preview of the second half of season 4.
11:30am, Ballroom 20
Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), Alex Høgh Andersen (Ivar the Boneless), Georgia Hirst (Torvi), and Michael Hirst(creator/writer) will get fans excited about the upcoming midseason premiere by discussing last season's startling alliances, deaths, and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. An exclusive mid-season 5 sneak peek will be presented. (Cast subject to change.)
AMC's The Walking Dead
12:15pm, Hall H
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. The panelists will discuss the show's exciting new chapter and share some hints of what's to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC.
DC Super Hero Girls
12:30pm, Room 6DE
The DC Super Hero Girls universe continues to expand with new original graphic novels Out of the Bottle and Search for Atlantis and an all-new animated action-comedy series featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends). The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara, alongside their superhero friends, have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged super-villains 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. DC Group editor Marie Javins gives attendees a sneak peek at upcoming books, while producer Lauren Faust and other members of the creative team present a first look at this upcoming series. DC Super Hero Girls is coming soon to Cartoon Network.
Resident Evil Video Games
12:45pm, Room 6BCF
You have once again entered the world of survival horror. Hear from producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and staff of the recently announced Resident Evil 2 on how CAPCOM reinvented a celebrated classic 20 years later. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, the Raccoon City outbreak, and a few other surprises you won't want to miss. Cosplay is encouraged.
Hulu's Castle Rock
12:45pm, Ballroom 20
Escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King's psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You've read the books, you've seen the movies, you know the characters, but you've never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek(Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy(Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.
Star Trek: Discovery
1:30pm, Hall H
Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, Star Trek: Discovery continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. The cast and producers of this CBS All Access series look back on season 1 and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include 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. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.
Teen Titans Go! The Movie
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theater
Come see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed.
3:30pm, Room 6A
Solve a mystery and rewrite history with the cast of Disney Channel's hit series DuckTales! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones, art director Sean Jimenez, and series stars Ben Schwartz(House of Lies, Parks and Rec), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, We Bare Bears), Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors), and Entertainment Weekly's Marc Snetiker discuss the mystery of the boys' missing mom, epic adventures for season 2, and new footage from never-before-seen episodes. It's a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed in this can't-miss panel for fans new and old of the world's most iconic family of ducks!
Amazon Shows: Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, Good Omens, The Tick, Homecoming, Lore, The Expanse 3:30PM-5:30PM, 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.
Universal: Glass and Halloween 3:45pm, Hall H Filmmakers and actors from two of Universal's most-anticipated upcoming releases- Glass, from M. Night Shyamalan, and Halloween, from David Gordon Green-have a few riveting surprises in store for Comic-Con. Expected to Appear: Samuel L. Jackson, James McAvoy, Bruce Willis, Sarah Paulson, Anya Taylor-Joy and writer/director M. Night Shyamalan; Jamie Lee Curtis.
4:15pm, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Wear your best Belcher family costume and get in line early because fans of the Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob's Burgers won't want to miss this panel. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Larry Murphy, and David Herman will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively Q&A panel discussion.
Ray Harryhausen: The Return of the Special Effects Godfather
4:30pm, Room 26AB
Filmmaker John Walsh and collections manager Connor Heaney reveal Harryhausen Foundation's plans to bring his iconic cinema creations back to life. See a rare short documentary along with a Q&A and rare images from the founder of modern special effects.
Paramount: Bumblebee (5PM-6PM, Hall H). Attendees can stop by for the panel, which will feature cast members Hailee Steinfeld, John Cena, Jorge Lendeborg Jr. and director Travis Knight.
Sony: Venom and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 6:15PM-7:15PM, Hall H
Sony Pictures presents two of their most anticipated films produced in association with Marvel. First up, filmmakers and talent will show you what's in store as the lethal protector Venom finally gets his own movie.Then, the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse give you an inside look at their groundbreaking animated movie.
World Premiere of The Death of Superman
7pm, Ballroom 20
The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth-hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League-in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is the latest DC Universe movie to continue Warner Bros. Home Entertainment's tradition of debuts at Comic-Con International. Witness the film's world premiere, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring Jerry O'Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane, Jason O'Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, alongside the filmmaking crew of producer/co-director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight), co-director Jake Castorena (Justice League Action), screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi(Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), and executive producer James Tucker (Justice League Dark) . . . plus a few surprise panelists. The all-star cast also features Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as John Henry Irons, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, and Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski. The Death of Superman arrives July 24 on digital and August 7 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.
Saturday, July 21
Happy Birthday Frankenstein
10am, Room 7AB
This upcoming Halloween, there will be an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. And with that comes a plethora of books and movies rejoicing this occasion. At this panel, listen to authors talk about the influence that Mary Shelley's writing had on their works and why people still obsess over Frankenstein. And watch as they talk about the monsters that never die in their own novels. Good luck sleeping tonight! Panelists include Merrie Destefano (Shade series), Leslie S. Klinger (The New Annotated Frankenstein), Jonathan Maberry (Glimpse, V-Wars), Kiersten White (Bright We Burn and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein), and Carrie Sessarego of Smart Bitches, Trashy Books.
Warner Bros. Theatrical Panel
10:30am, Hall H
Get a first look at the studio's highly anticipated future releases. Films and special panelists from the casts of Aquaman, Wonder Woman 1984, Shazam and a look at the DC lineup plus the future of the Justice League!
Black Lightening Special Video Presentation and Q&A
11am, Ballroom 20
Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, he must return as Black Lightning to save not only his family but also the soul of his community. Series stars and producers give an electrifying look at season 2! In addition to Williams, the supercharged series stars China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin "Krondon" Jones III, 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, Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning returns this fall to The CW on Tuesdays (9/8c).
12pm, Ballroom 20
The Simpsons' team looks ahead to their 30th(!) season with creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, legendary director David Silverman,actress Tress MacNeille, and moderator Johnathan Fernandez. Warning: There will be prizes!
IFC's Stan Against Evil
1pm, Room 7AB
John C. McGinley, Janet Varney, Nate Mooney, Deborah Baker Jr. and executive producer Dana Gould share an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming season of IFC's horror comedy series Stan Against Evil, followed by a discussion about what lies ahead for the town of Willard's Mill in season 3. The panel, like the show, is guaranteed to be a hell-larious good time.
Family Guy 1:45pm, Ballroom 20
Cast (Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Seth Green, Mike Henry) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan) from FOX's hit animated comedy Family Guy look back at their favorite family memories and offer a sneak peek featuring hilarity and hi-jinx from the upcoming season!
Spotlight on Yoshitaka Amano
2:30pm, Room 24ABC
Join Comic-Con International in honoring one of the most recognized Japanese artists of the last half-century, Yoshitaka Amano. Amano's storied career spans decades with thousands of works, including Final Fantasy, Vampire Hunter D, and Neil Gaiman's Sandman: The Dream Hunters. Amano will delight fans by live drawing some of his original characters and will participate in a brief Q&A. Moderated by Michael Gombos.
RZA, Movies, Music and Martial Arts
2:45pm, Hall H
The maestro, the myth, the master known as RZA (The Man with the Iron Fists) is coming from Wu-Tang Mountain for a once-in-a-lifetime celebration of all great things . . . like his new movie Cut Throat City. Don't be surprised to see some of the all-star cast (Shameik Moore, Wesley Snipes, T. I., Terrence Howard, Demetrius Shipp Jr., Denzel Whitaker, Keean Johnson, Kat Graham), as well as exclusives and sneak peeks. It's RZA's amazing world, so bring your eyes, ears, heart, and soul to come experience it!
20 Years of Magic: 20 Years Inside Harry Potter
4pm, Room 6DE
Hear from the artists and editor who brought Harry Potter to life, including Jim Kay (Harry Potter illustrated editions), Kazu Kibuishi (Harry Potter 15th anniversary edition cover artist), Brian Selznick (20th anniversary edition cover artist), Arthur A. Levine (editor, Harry Potter), and David Saylor (art director, Harry Potter). Panelists will discuss their process and inspirations working on the most magical books of all time. See a special message from Mary GrandPré, the original U.S. Harry Potter illustrator.
The CW, DC Presentations: Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash
3:30pm - 6:30pm, Ballroom 20
Special video presentations and Q&As of the CW's DC shows, Supergirl, The Flash and Arrow.
4pm, Indigo Ballroom
From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, The Orville is back for season 2! Some of the crew members of the U.S.S. Orville,including Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, and Scott Grimes, along with executive producers David A. Goodman, Brannon Braga, and Jon Cassar, give an exclusive look at some of the new and exciting missions in the upcoming second season.
EW: Women Who Kick Ass
4pm, Hall H
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Regina King (Watchmen), Camila Mendes (Riverdale), Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Mind), and Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), who open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by EW's Jessica Shaw.
Netflix: Matt Groening's Disenchantment
5:30pm, Room 6A
Netflix and Matt Groening give a special sneak peek at the animation legend's newest and much anticipated series, Disenchantment. Get whisked away into the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where Matt tells the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean, her feisty elf companion Elfo, and her personal demon Luci. The cast and creators will be in attendance to show you an exclusive first look and answer all of your burning questions about this much anticipated television series.
The 2018 Comic-Con International Masquerade
8pm, Ballroom 20
The Ballroom 20 stage becomes a showplace for a fun competition of comics and pop culture creativity, with impressive re-created and original design costumes crafted by our talented attendees, presented before an audience of thousands. Not a dance or party, but a talent show on a stage, with trophies, cash prizes and other awards for the top entries. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00, but the line for choice seating will begin hours earlier. Tickets are required for seating and will be given out free at noon to those lined up. Any tickets that remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies are writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, with special live entertainment from The Corps Dance Crew and the Saber Guildperformance group during the judging intermission. Overflow seating available in the Sails Pavilion, 5AB, and 6A (tickets not required for those rooms)
Sunday, July 22
The Beatles Yellow Submarine Surfaces in a New Graphic Novel
10am, Room 25ABC
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles: Yellow Submarine, Titan Comics is proud to release the official graphic novel adaptation at SDCC 2018. See the Blue Meanies come to vivid life as The Hollywood Reporter's Graeme McMillanchats with writer/artist Bill Morrison (The Simpsons) about the years he's spent working on this deeply personal project.
10:30am, Hall H
The series' stars and executive producers answer questions about the shocking events in last season's intense finale and reveal what's in store for the 14th season, when the show will reach the rare milestone of 300 episodes! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights. Supernatural will return to The CW on Thursdays this fall in its 8/7c time period. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Enter the Fun Zone: New Immersive Arcades and eSports Stadiums
11am, Room 29AB
Dynamic and immersive virtual reality arcades are springing up around the world, as are eSports stadiums and studios. Location-based entertainment is evolving, and these panelists are leading the way. You can learn more about these experiences at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel. Join the first annual SDCC Hackathon too!
The Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards
11:05am, Marriott Grand Ballroom 3&4
Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival Awards—The films have been shown—now it’s time to award the recipients of the 2018 Comic-Con Independent Film Festival with their trophies and recognition! Comic-Con’s AdamNeese talks to this year’s trio of judges, Jessica Tseang (podcast host), Chase Masterson (actress, producer, host) and Robin Richesson (storyboard artist and illustrator) about the films and presents prizes and trophies to the winners.
11:45am, Hall H
Following yet another drama-filled season and shocking season 2 finale, don't miss Riverdale when it returns to San Diego for its third appearance at Comic-Con-this time in Hall H! Catch up with Archie and the gang as they continue to dive into the secrets that loom and keep emerging from the shadows in a town that once seemed like a quiet, ordinary place. The circumstances surrounding Archie's arrest kick off the drama of season 3 as the gang tries to #FreeArchie and Hiram Lodge continues to flesh out his plans to control not only Riverdale but the ever growing SoDale. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Supergirl, Blindspot, Arrow, DC's Legends of Tomorrow) in association with Warner Bros. Television, 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 starsand producers. Riverdale's season 3 returns Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
World Premiere of Lego DC Comics Super Hereos: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis
1:45pm, Room 6BCF
Aquaman must battle foes in the air, on land, and in the depths of the Seven Seas, along with some help from The Justice League, to save the day in his latest animated adventure, LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Aquaman: Rage of Atlantis. Enjoy the first-ever live showing of the film, then prepare for laughs when the postscreening panel takes the stage. Discussing the fun of making a LEGO movie will be actors Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!) as Aquaman, Troy Baker (The Last of Us, Batman: Arkham Knight) as Batman, Grey Griffin (DC Super Hero Girls) as Wonder Woman and Lois Lane, Cristina Milizia (Bunsen Is a Beast) as Green Lantern/Jessica Cruz, Susan Eisenberg (Justice League / Justice League Unlimited) as Mera, Eric Bauza (The Adventures of Puss in Boots) as Jimmy Olsen, and Fred Tatasciore (Batman Ninja) as the villainous Lobo. Filmmakers on the panel include Matt Peters (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Gotham City Breakout), screenwriters Jim Krieg (Batman: Gotham By Gaslight), and Jeremy Adams (LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: The Flash), and executive producer Brandon Vietti (Young Justice). As usual, expect some additional surprise panelists, plus everyone in the audience will receive an exclusive LEGO mini-figurine of Jessica Cruz/Green Lantern! Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment, and the LEGO Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on July 31 on Blu-rayT Combo Pack, DVD, and digital.
SDCC Gets Immersive!
For several years SDCC has embraced the future of technology through Virtual Reality exhibits, Augmented Reality scavenger hunts, and Immersive attractions. Continuing that tradition here are some of the oh-so-cool activations and immersive attractions coming to SDCC 2018.
Future Tech Live!
Future Tech Live!
July 19-22, 9:30am - 7pm, Omni San Diego Hotel
Future Tech Live! will be showing off the latest tech and innovations from the exploding areas of Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), Mediated Reality (MR), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Internet of Things (IOT), Blockchain/Cryptocurrency, Sustainable and Emerging Tech. The event covers entertainment, gaming, education, travel, design and more. Please note you do need a comic-con badge for entry.
Amazon Fire TV "Fast Forward to the Future"
Amazon Fire TV "Fast Forward to the Future"
July 19 - July 22, 9am - 6pm (Sunday ends at 5pm), Corner of 7th and Market, San Diego
Amazon, who has a history of creating memorable fan experiences at SDCC, is continuing the tradition this year with Fire TV and their “Fast Forward to the Future” activation. Not only does this mark Fire TV SDCC debut, but it will also be one of the first opportunities TV fans will have to try the all-new Fire TV Cube - a hands-free 4K Ultra HD streaming media player with Alexa, that allows you to control your TV from across the room. Taking place on the corner of 7th Ave and Market St, this activation will be in the heart of SDCC.
Expect an immersive, hands-on experience as “Fast Forward to the Future” will take you on a journey through the evolution of television, showcasing how Fire TV now makes it easier than ever before to watch all of your favorite TV shows and movies, control smart home devices, use Alexa skills, listen to music, and more. You will also have a chance to escape into beloved fan-favorite shows, including HBO’s Game of Thrones, NBC’s The Good Place, and Prime Video’s Jack Ryan.
You can visit “Fast Forward to the Future” and test out all of the Fire TV offerings, including the newly launched Fire TV Cube during SDCC beginning Thursday, July 19 through Sunday July 22 from 9:00AM – 6:00PM (Sunday hours end at 5:00 PM).
Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience
Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience
Thursday, July 19 – Saturday, July 21, 10am - 6pm, 643 G St, San Diego, CA 92101
The “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” will give fans a glimpse into the past and a peek into the future of the AT&T AUDIENCE Network original series based on the trilogy by Stephen King. Fans can be the first to play the virtual reality (VR) escape room game, “Mr. Mercedes: Lair Escape,” on the HTC Vive Pro – the next generation of VR headsets. In the “Mr. Mercedes: Finders Keepers” augmented reality (AR) adventure game, they’ll collect clues to unlock never-before-seen content and special prizes.
The “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” will include:
Augmented Reality Adventure Game – Download the app to embark on an AR-driven investigation helping Detective Bill Hodges crack the case and claim a reward if you succeed.
Virtual Reality Escape Room Game – Be fully immersed in a virtual escape room inside Brady’s lair. Escape before time runs out or you’re trapped forever!
Recreating the Physical World of “Mr. Mercedes” – The show’s set designers are recreating Finders Keepers, Mercy General Hospital and Brady’s lair using actual props.
Bringing Brady to Life Through Projection Mapping – 3-D light projection will creepily bring Brady to life in his hospital bed. Is he in a coma or did you just see him move?
Lenticular Photo Experience – This photo op will transform the participant’s face into Brady’s along with a socially shareable GIF.
Private Screening Room – Media, VIP and lucky fans will get the chance to watch a sneak peek of season 2.
Fans who pre-register for the “Mr. Mercedes Immersive Experience” will receive a commemorative pin and chance to get a fast pass.
Castle Rock Intersection of Front Street and Island Avenue, Thursday through Sunday. Tour the town of Castle Rock's bed and breakfast and explore its vast forest, with surprises around every corner. Visitors will question what's real and begin to understand why Castle Rock is called the unluckiest town on Earth as they journey through the multi-room experience. A Hulu campsite lounge will also serve as a refuge from the chaos of Comic-Con while offering a preview of the Hulu series.
Cloak and Dagger Petco Park, Thursday through Sunday, starting at 10 a.m. daily. Freeform and Marvel bring "The Experience" to Petco Park with two different interactive events. Features a re-created moment between characters Tyrone and Tandy when their powers interact in which a bungee will propel fans backwards and a slow-motion recording will capture the moment. FXhibition Hilton San Diego Bayfront lawn, noon-6 p.m., Thursday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Sunday. Cable network FX sets up camp again on the lawn of the Hilton San Diego Bayfront for its annual activation featuring installations from shows including Legion, American Horror Story, Mayans MC and Archer. Includes the Legion Chamber and AHS Eccentricities Gallery, Mayans deconstructed bike zone, Archer sound boxes and more. Register in advance at FXSDCC.com. Jack Ryan Training Field
Corner of First Street and Martin Luther King Promenade9 a.m.-7 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday. Experience the world of Amazon's forthcoming drama with a VR experience at the park at the corner of First Street and Martin Luther King Promenade, across the street from the convention center. The 30-foot-tall facility uses Optitrack 4D and Oculus Rift tech to create experiences ranging from rappelling from a helicopter and zip lining. The Purge's Purge City store 215 Tony Gwynn Drive, Thursday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The immersive experience transports shoppers into the world of USA Network's The Purge with a tongue-in-cheek, one-stop shop for the perfect Purge Night, where "Purge City" staff will help visitors stock up on emergency candles, masks and energy drinks. Shoppers can also take part in product demos, photo ops and get a glimpse of the TV series based on the Jason Blum feature of the same name. Free. The Walking Dead's "Dead Quarters" Martin Luther King Promenade in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel at Fourth Avenue and L Street. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. The activation returns for its second year as the immersive experience features a curated walk through settings (the Sanctuary) on both the flagship drama and spinoff Fear the Walking Dead. Plus a 22-foot zombie slide, photos with Negan's "flaming Lucille" and other activities.
Lost in Space "Robot"
Nerdist House at Sparks Gallery, Thursday-Sunday, 10am – 6pm
Legendary Television in partnership with Nerdist will present "Robo Romance", a free-to-fans interactive photo installation with ROBOT. Located at the Nerdist House at Sparks Gallery, participants can customize the setting of their photo meet up with "Robot" including a special romantic background for enamored fans. Free Lost in Space giveaways will also be offered daily.
DC UNIVERSE Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, 401 K St, Thurs-Sunday, 9:30am-7pm (5pm Sun)
DC UNIVERSE is a first-of-its-kind digital subscription service designed especially for fans, will come to life with over half a dozen immersive, interactive experiences at Comic-Con International: San-Diego. You will have the opportunity to experience the DC Universe like never before and walk through new original live-action and animated series, classic films, and TV series and a special selection of comic books for the first time, in one place.
South Park Escape Room
San Diego Wine Center, 200 Harbor Drive #12, Thursday-Sunday
The South Park Comic-Con escape room will give fans a sneak peek into a bigger, longer branded experiential execution that soon launch in major metropolitan areas across the US. Cartman's Escape Room is making its worldwide debut at Comic-Con. Trapped! Caught in another one of Cartman's schemes, fans will now enter the most impossible to escape place ever invented. Ten South Park fans will have a limited amount of time solve a series of puzzles using what they know about South Park to free themselves… before it's too late. South Park Member Berries Challenge
Booth #23729, San Diego Convention Center, Preview Night & Thursday-Sunday
South Park’s Member Berries Challenge will transport fans into a 3D replica scene from the iconic “Member Berries” episode. While joining Randy at the Marsh family dinner table, fans will take the Member Berries Challenge – where they will be asked three South Park trivia questions as they sit in Sharon and Shelly’s seats. If the fan answers all three correctly, they will walk away clean and be rewarded with their very own limited edition Member Berry. However, if a fan answers incorrectly, Member Berry juice will spew out of Randy’s mouth on to the losing player! Ponchos and protective glasses will be available. In addition to the Member Berries Challenge, fans will also get the opportunity to jump in to other iconic scenes from the series and play other South Park themed games.
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