Syfy’s Live From Comic-Con Returns

We’re now fully into April, which means that early announcements are starting to pop up everywhere – for exclusives, badge registration events, and offsites.

Today, Syfy announced that Syfy Presents Live from Comic-Con will be returning to the convention for a second year. The live telecast will both be taped and air Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22, and promises to bring “the hottest party of the summer to the fans, with direct access to the biggest stars, breaking news, insider party coverage, exclusive content and sneak peeks of the most anticipated films and TV series, each night”.

Last year’s event featured host Will Arnett, as he interviewed guests on the rooftop of the Marritt Marquis, including Zachary Levi, iZombie’s Rose McIver, Tony Hale, Alan Tudyk, The Walking Dead‘s Norman Reedus, the cast of Timeless, and more. There’s no word yet on who will be hosting this year’s event, or which stars will be in attendance – but it’s sure to be a good time.

If we have one request for this year, though, it’s to add chairs for attendees.

Are you excited about the return of Syfy Presents? Let us know in the comments.

About Kerry Dixon

Kerry Dixon is Editor-in-Chief of The San Diego Comic-Con Unofficial Blog and the site’s resident panel guru.

  • bb_mke

    YES! Chairs and umbrella hats – being on the top of a hotel in the midday sun with no shade anywhere was a little strange. Fun, but very toasty.

  • Give the people some shade, PLEASE! It was so hard to enjoy it last year because of the heat. We were sat under the hot sun for more than an hour waiting for wristbands and left under the sun again waiting for the show to start. They were kind enough to give us water but then told us we were not allowed to stand under the shade for some relief. It took up way too much of our day and really wasn’t worth it, unfortunately.

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  • autumnbear

    This was absolutely terrible last year, will not even think of returning

  • Ended up standing in the sun for 3 hours dressed head to toe in a Deathstroke costume. Highly recommend it for any boxers trying to make weight, not so much for con-goers trying to have a good time. But depending on the host and guests I might still go. If you’re prepared for the sun it would still be a lot of fun.

  • epic_skyline

    This was far and away one of the worst experiences I’ve ever had at Comic Con. It was hot, time consuming, and the people were rude. The worst offender was the hype guy in charge of getting people excited. Good heavens, this was miserable. Got to see Will Arnett, Rose McIver and others, but I’d still never do it again. To add insult to injury, some of the guests they promised just appeared via pre-recorded videos.