The official San Diego Comic-Con schedule is normally released exactly two weeks before the convention (which would put this year’s release dates on July 6-9), but many properties reveal long before then that they’ll be attending the convention. This is where you can find all of our compiled announcements in one handy master post.
We’ll be updating this post all the way until the schedules are officially announced – and it’s important to note that the schedule is never finalized until Comic-Con International or the various studios/entities reveal it. All schedules are subject to change.
1. Wednesday – Preview Night
2. Thursday – Movies, Television, Comics or Other Panels
3. Friday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
4. Saturday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
5. Sunday – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
6. No Date Announced Yet – Movies, Television, Comics, or Other Panels
WB Pilot Screenings (6PM-10PM, Ballroom 20)
- Deception: From Chuck co-creator Chris Fedak, the Blindspot creative team of Martin Gero, Greg Berlanti and Sarah Schechter, Emmy®-winning director David Nutter (Game of Thrones, The Flash) and renowned magician/puzzle creator David Kwong (Now You See Me, Blindspot), Deception is a thrilling crime drama that combines FBI counter-espionage with the mysterious world of magic and misdirection. When his career is ruined by scandal, superstar magician Cameron Black (Jack Cutmore-Scott) has only one place to turn to practice his art of deception, illusion and influence — the FBI. Using every trick in the book and inventing new ones, he will help the government catch the world’s most elusive criminals while staging the biggest illusions of his career. Deception stars Jack Cutmore-Scott, Ilfenesh Hadera, Lenora Crichlow, Amaury Nolasco, Justin Chon, Laila Robins and Vinnie Jones.
- Krypton: Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh.
- Black Lightning: Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community.
- Teen Titans Go!: The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and we’ll have you covered by screening a brand-new, hour-long episode. Based on characters from DC and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Fridays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.
- Unikitty!: Your favorite character from The LEGO® Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Unikitty! is coming soon to Cartoon Network.
Thursday (July 20)
Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note (3:15PM, Hall H). Experience a sneak peek at David Ayer’s new film Bright. Set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves and fairies have co-existed since the beginning of time, this action-packed and completely original film will make for a must-see panel with stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, Edgar Ramirez and David Ayer — featuring exclusive footage and Q&A. Attendees will also be treated to a first-look at the edgy thriller, Death Note, based on the Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Cast and filmmakers will debut footage and discuss the project’s transition from graphic novel to film.
12 Monkeys (7:15PM-8:15PM, Room 6BCF).
American Dad/animation preview (7PM-8PM, Room 7AB).
Battlestar Galactica Reunion (2:30PM-3:30PM, Ballroom 20). Expected to Appear: Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, Grace Park & more (to be announced)
Colony (2PM-3PM, Indigo Ballroom).
Dark Matter (8:15PM-9:15PM, Room 6DE). Expected to Appear: Jodelle Ferland, Alex Mallari Jr., Anthony Lemke, and Melissa O’Neil
The Exorcist (6PM-7PM, Room 6BCF). Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera, “Sense8”), Father Marcus (Ben Daniels, “House of Cards”), Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan, “Skyfall”), and EPs Jeremy Slater (“Fantastic Four”) and Sean Crouch (“Numb3rs”) will discuss season 2.
Ghosted (4:45PM-5:45PM, Room 6BCF). Craig Robinson and Adam Scott, respectively play a cynical skeptic and true believer in the paranormal. They’re hired to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles while uncovering a larger mystery about the human race. Robinson, Scott, Ally Walker (“Sons of Anarchy”) and EPs Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten will be on hand. Series debuts this Fall.
Justice League Action Video Presentation and Q&A (12:30pm-1:30pm, Room 6A). Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman lead the DC Super Heroes against their most infamous foes in adventures packed with relentless thrills, fun and action in Justice League Action. Whether defending the Earth, facing invaders from space, or battling the bizarre forces of magic, the always-rotating team of Justice League heroes, are up to any challenge. Producers Jim Krieg and Butch Lukic will be joined by members of the voice cast, including Diedrich Bader, Jason J. Lewis, Rachel Kimsey, and voice director Wes Gleason to screen an all-new episode as well as participate in a Q&A.
Legion (5PM-6PM, Ballroom 20). Legion, based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who grew up believing himself to be schizophrenic, only to discover he is something more than human. In fact, David could be the most powerful mutant who ever lived. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people at a facility called Summerland, David learned to accept his true self and defeat the Shadow King. Or so they all believed. Join Creator/Executive Producer/Writer/Director Noah Hawley, alongside fellow Executive Producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb, and series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder for a conversation of what to look forward to from Season 2 of Legion. Room: Ballroom 20. Moderator: TBD.
Marvel’s Inhumans (6:15PM-7:15PM, Ballroom 20). Marvel’s Royal Family storms into San Diego. Meet the cast and see exclusive footage from the show that will make television history, with the first two episodes premiering exclusively in IMAX® theatres for a two-week window beginning September 1. Then be sure to check out the full series starting September 29 on ABC.
Miraculous Ladybug. Season two footage will be screened.
A Netflix Surprise Screening (10PM, The Horton Grand Theater). Netflix presents a surprise screening of an upcoming original film. Fans are invited to the Convention Center lobby before the screening for interactive activities that include costume and prop displays, interactive activities and autograph signings. Visit the Netflix booth on the convention floor to learn more! To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Rocko’s Modern Life: Return to Earth! (1:45PM-2:45PM, Room 6A). Show creator Joe Murray and director Cosmo Segurson will join the voice cast of everyone’s favorite O-Town residents Carlos Alazraqui (Rocko), Tom Kenny (Heffer), Mr. Lawrence (Filburt), Charlie Adler (Mr. Big Head and Mrs. Big Head) as they discuss the show itself and preview what viewers can expect from the new special (while also offering attendees of the panel a special sneak peek).
The Strain (3:45PM-4:45PM, Ballroom 20). The fourth and final season of The Strain premieres Sunday, July 16 at 10 PM ET/PT on FX. The world has gone dark in the wake of a nuclear explosion and strigoi are in control. Do our heroes have what it takes to save humankind? The Strain, FX’s action-packed vampire thriller based on the best-selling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan returns for its fourth and final season. Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and then join showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel and Max Charles as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this post-apocalyptic world to life. Room: Ballroom 20. Moderator: Jim Halterman, TV Guide Magazine
Teen Titans Go! Special One-Hour Episode and Q&A (10AM-11AM, Room 6A). New episode! New episode!! New episode!!! The Titans are back at it again with another fun-filled panel to kick off your Comic-Con weekend. And did we mention that we’ll be screening a brand-new episode? Join producers Michael Jelenic, Aaron Horvath, Pete Michail and members of the voice cast, including Greg Cipes, Tara Strong and Scott Menville, as they answer your questions and premiere a Titan-sized special one-hour episode.
Timeless (3:30PM-4:30PM, Room 6BCF). They will look back on their favorite moments from the first season, answer questions about unsolved mysteries, and look forward to the 10-episode second season. Expected to Appear: Abigail Spencer, Matt Lanter, Malcolm Barrett and Goran Višnjić, as well as creators/executive producers Shawn Ryan and Eric Kripke will be at the panel.
Through the Gate: Celebrating the Stargate Franchise (6PM-7PM, Marriott Marquis Grand Room 1 & 2). It¹s been 20 years since Stargate SG-1 premiered and almost 25 years since viewers took the first interstellar trip to an ancient world with the original film. Join Damian Beurer (Host, Legion M co-founder), David Read (Gateworld), and special guests as the gateway reopens to celebrate the fandom, and explore the next chapter in the Stargate Universe. With exclusive news, sneak peeks, and giveaways, devoted Stargate fans and new fans alike will prepare to embark on a new journey.
Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A (11:15AM-12:15PM, Room 6A). Your favorite character from The LEGO® Movie now has her own show! Journey to a joyous kingdom full of sparkle matter, happy thoughts and the occasional rage-out in Unikitty!, an all-new animated series. As ruler of the kingdom, Unikitty has busy days full of royal responsibilities. Unikitty is most interested in making sure everyone is happy and ridding the kingdom of negativity, but don’t misunderstand her optimism — she is one kitty not to be crossed. While she may be full of boundless energy and creativity, Unikitty is a force to be reckoned with if anyone gets in the way of spreading her positive vibes, especially if anyone makes her little brother and best friend, Puppycorn, sad. Also living in the castle are Dr. Fox, the resident scientist, and Unikitty’s trusty bodyguard, Hawkodile. Join producers Edward Skudder, Lynn Wang and members of the voice cast, including Eric Bauza, as they give a sneak peek of this new series and explain how Unikitty and her friends will make sure that every day is the happiest and most creative ever!
Van Helsing (3PM-3:45PM, Indigo Ballroom). Expected to Appear: Jonathan Scarfe, Missy Peregrym, Christopher Heyerdahl, Paul Johansson, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernand, Neil LaBute, and Mike Frislev.
Voltron: Legendary Defender (10:30AM-11:30AM, Room 6BCF). The first episode of season three will debut, followed by a Q&A. Expected to Appear: Bex Taylor-Klaus, Tyler Labine, Executive Producer Joaquim dos Santos, Executive Producer Lauren Montgomery.
Z Nation (4PM-5PM, Indigo Ballroom).
Motion Comics (1PM). Adobe designers discussion the motion capture character animator software. Expected to Appear: David Miller.
Women of Color in Comics: Race, Gender, and the Comic Book Medium. Expected to Appear: Juliana “Jewels” Smith.
Batman: The Animated Podcast LIVE! (11AM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Because You Love to Hate Me (4:30PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Elfquest: An Intimate Conversation with Wendy and Richard Pini (12PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Embracing the Romantic! (12PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
It’s a Funny Story … Writing Humor (3PM-4PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). We’ve all heard the saying “Dying is easy – it’s comedy that’s hard.” The panelists discuss the challenges of creating humor that reaches an audience, and how it can be used to temper serious tomes. Brendan Reichs (Nemesis) guides the conversation with Brandon Snider (What Would Captain Picard Do?), Fred Van Lente (Ten Dead Comedians), Liz Climo (You Don’t Want a Unicorn), Gini Koch (The Alien Series), and Gabe Hudson (Gork the Teenage Dragon). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Geek K.O. LVL 025: The Marvel Cinematic Universe (2PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Heroes of the Mic (1PM,Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library). Expected to Appear: Gene Turnbow
Hollyweird Science (7:30PM-8:30PM, Room 26AB). Expected to Appear: Kevin Grazier, Colin Vampbell, Zack Stentz, Amy Berg.
Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Movie Trivia Mayhem Panel, Presented by comiXology and IMDb (5:30PM-6:30PM, Room 6A). Kevin Smith is joined by Fatman on Batman’s Marc Bernardin; Julie and Shawna Benson, writers of The CW’s The 100; and DC Comics’ Batgirl and the Birds of Prey) who will play a competitive round of comic book movie trivia. Col Needham, IMDb founder and CEO, and comiXology CEO David Steinberger will judge the panel, awarding points based on the creativity of the answers.
On the Mic Podcast (4PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library). Expected to Appear: Tim Drake, Austin Grant.
Raising Fankids (12PM-1PM, Marriott Marquis).
Sixty Seconds with SFF Authors (1:30PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Sonny Liew Author Panel (3PM-4PM, Room 29AB).
Superhero Family Feud (6PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Syfy Hosts The Great Debate (1:15PM-2:15PM, Ballroom 20): Moderated by John Hodgman, the biggest names in the sci-fi universe duke it out over the most influential moments, milestones and people in the genre’s history. In “SYFY Hosts the Great Debate,” our expert panel will have the final word (or not!) on important topics like: “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”? Did Han or Greedo shoot first? And just who was the most influential captain of all time? Expected to Appear: Adam Savage, Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, John Barrowman & more (to be announced) debate the most influential moments, milestones and people in genre history.
Your Star Trek Podcast HQ: SoCal (3PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Stepping into Another World (1PM). Expected to Appear: Dan Santat and Shannon Hale.
Batman and Harley Quinn (Ballroom 20). World premiere screening, followed by a cast Q&A. Expected to Appear: Loren Lester.
I Know That Voice: The Series (12PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Major Grom (9PM, Room 23ABC). Major Grom is the first ever movie based on a Russian comic book bestseller by BUBBLE Comics. It is a fast-paced action flick, which raised a whole new level for the genre and became the first step towards the creation of BUBBLE Movie Universe. The screening will include a Q&A with its creators — Vladimir Besedin (director), Artem Gabrelyanov (writer, producer), Roman Kotkov (creative producer), and Natalia Zaidova (concept artist). Also, everyone at the screening will receive an exclusive artbook Major Grom: Behind the Scenes. You can view the trailer on Youtube.
Princess Mononoke Screening (7PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A (12:30PM-1:30PM, Ballroom 20). Following the surprising events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to San Diego for its annual appearance at Comic-Con. More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet, and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark, or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain, Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season five. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor, Bob Morley, Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Christopher Larkin, Richard Harmon and executive producer Jason Rothenberg.
Archer (5:15PM-6PM, Indigo Ballroom). Archer is FXX’s Emmy® Award-winning, animated, half-hour comedy, known (and praised!) for rebooting itself year after year. Season eight revolved around the hardboiled private eye Sterling Archer and his quest to find his partner’s killer in 1947 Los Angeles. Join a VERY special, not-to-be-missed secret guest, plus the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Aisha Tyler, Jessica Walter, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, Lucky Yates, executive producer Matt Thompson and co- executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Room: Indigo Ballroom.
The Big Bang Theory Special Video Presentation and Q&A (10AM-11AM, Hall H). Join The Big Bang Theory as the show returns to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TVs #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel! From the introduction of Penny’s family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?) — cast members Johnny Galecki, Kaley Cuoco, Kunal Nayyar, Mayim Bialik and Kevin Sussman will join producers and writers from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation.
Bob’s Burgers (4:15PM-5PM, Indigo Ballroom). The Belcher family returns to San Diego for another panel with creator and EP Loren Bouchard, EP Jim Dauterive and cast H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy.
Buddy Thunderstruck (12:30PM-1:30PM, Room 24ABC). Netflix, American Greetings Entertainment (Care Bears) and Stoopid Buddy Stoodios (Robot Chicken) joined forces to bring you the outrageous, high-octane adventures of Buddy Thunderstruck. Come hear Ryan Wiesbrock (Show Creator), Eric Towner (Director and Executive Producer), John Harvatine IV (Director and Executive Producer) and Tom Krajewski (Writer and Story Editor) talk with other cast and crew about the stop-motion animated series.
DuckTales (3:30PM-4:30PM, Room 6A). Expected to Appear: David Tennant, Danny Pudi, Ben Schwartz, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Executive Producer Matt Youngberg, and Co-Producer/Story Editor Francisco Angones.
Entertainment Weekly’s Brave New Warriors (1:45PM-2:30PM, Ballroom 20). EW Editor at Large Lynette Rice will also be moderating the “Brave New Warriors” panel. Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro, American Gods’ Ricky Whittle, Outlander’s Richard Rankin, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Happy!’s Christopher Meloni, and Once Upon A Time’s Colin O’ Donoghue will sit down to discuss their popular characters, occasionally awkward fan encounters, and the highs and lows of their Hollywood careers.
Fear the Walking Dead(11:15AM-12:15PM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Mercedes Mason, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman and Michael Greyeyes join producers Dave Erickson, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero.
Game of Thrones (1:30PM, Hall H). The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 1:30 p.m. will be moderated by a special guest from Westeros. Panelists include cast members (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys) and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark).
The Gifted (3:45PM-4:45PM, Ballroom 20). 20th Century Fox/Marvel’s X-Men series follows a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the discovery that their children are mutants. The government is after their kids, and the family links up with an underground network of supernatural-powered people for their survival. Cast and EPs will be on hand for a first look of this series debuting in September. Written by Matt Nix directed by Bryan Singer, and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb and Jim Chory, The Gifted stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont , Blair Redford , Natalie Alyn Lind and Percy Hynes White. Expected to Appear: Sean Teale, Natalie Alyn Lind.
Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood to the Jungle! (11:45AM-12:45PM, Room 6A). Take a trip back to Hillwood as voice actors from the classic series — Lane Toran (Arnold), Jamil Walker Smith (Gerald), Francesca Marie Smith (Helga), and Anndi McAfee (Phoebe) — join some of the newer voice actors (Mason Vale Cotton as Arnold, and Benjamin “Lil’ P-Nut” Flores Jr. as Gerald) to discuss the show, and present footage from the upcoming TV movie once again created by original creator Craig Bartlett. Also appearing will be composer Jim Lang, who’ll be gracing those in attendance with a live musical performance.
iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A (11:15am-12:15pm, Ballroom 20). Everyone’s favorite Zom-Com-Rom-Dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the iZOMBIEseason finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season four. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, David Anders and Aly Michalka, as well as executive producers Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars).
Marvel’s The Defenders (5:15PM-6:15PM, Hall H). Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Luke Cage. Iron Fist. Together for the first time. Join Charlie Cox, Krysten Ritter, Mike Colter and Finn Jones plus guest stars galore. This is the one you’ve been waiting for!
Mike Tyson Mysteries (3:15PM-4PM, Indigo Ballroom). It was a unanimous victory last time, but Iron Mike Tyson is taking on Comic-Con again and this rematch is sure to live up to all the hype. Currently in its third season of solving mysteries, the Mike Tyson Mystery Team has all-new episodes airing on Adult Swim. Join Mike Tyson, fellow voice cast member Rachel Ramras (The Looney Tunes Show) and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show) for an exclusive look at upcoming episodes.
Outlander (5PM-6PM, Ballroom 20). Expected to Appear: Richard Rankin.
People of Earth Premiere Episode Screening and Q&A (6PM-7PM, Room 6A). The TBS sci-fi comedy series People of Earth — from Emmy®-winning executive producers Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office), and creator David Jenkins — brings an all-new season of less-than-perfect aliens, botched abductions and extraterrestrial investigation as Ozzie (Wyatt Cenac) and the StarCrossed group of alien “experiencers” living in the small town of Beacon, N.Y. continue their journey for truth. Complicating matters this season — both above and on Earth — is the arrival of a new alien on the spaceship as well as a smart and dedicated FBI investigator (Nasim Pedrad) who heads to Beacon on a mission to track down fugitive CEO Jonathan Walsh (Michael Cassidy). Join cast members Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nunez, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, Björn Gustafsson and Nasim Pedrad, along with series creator/executive producer David Jenkins for an exclusive screening of the season two premiere episode followed by a Q&A discussion covering what’s next in this all-new season.
Preacher (4PM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joe Gilgun, Graham McTavish, Ian Colletti, Seth Rogen, and Garth Ennis.
Psych (10AM-11AM, Ballroom 20).
Robot Chicken (2:15PM-3PM, Indigo Ballroom).
Sharknado 5: Global Swarming (Room 6DE).
Star Vs The Forces of Evil/Milo Murphy’s Law (2:15PM-3:15PM). “Milo Murphy’s Law” and “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” are teaming up to share news, exclusive clips, and answer audience questions. “Milo” star Weird Al Yankovic and creators/executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, along with “Star vs. The Forces of Evil” stars Eden Sher (Star), Adam McArthur (Marco) and creator/executive producer Daron Nefcy are uniting for a double dose of Disney TV Animation.
Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle (1PM-2PM, Room 6A). Co-creators (and collaborators) Kevin Eastman and Stan Sakai (Usagi Yojimbo) will discuss the series along with voice actors Stranger Things‘ Sean Astin (Raphael), Animaniacs‘ Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Teen Titans Go!‘s Greg Cipes (Michaelangelo) and Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw). Also, executive producer Ciro Nieli will give fans an inside look at season 5 of the animated Nickelodeon show.
The Tick (4:45PM-5:45PM, Room 6A). The Tick, a new Amazon Original, centers on an underdog accountant, Arthur Everest, with zero powers who comes to realize his city is owned by a global super villain long-thought dead. As he struggles to uncover this conspiracy, he falls in league with a strange blue superhero…The Tick! Join cast members Peter Serafinowicz (Guardians of the Galaxy, Parks and Recreation), Griffin Newman (Search Party), Jackie Earle Haley (Preacher), Valorie Curry (The Following), Yara Martinez (Jane the Virgin, True Detective), Brendan Hines (Suits, Scorpion), Scott Speiser (The Young and the Restless), Michael Cerveris (The Good Wife), and moderator Ralph Garman (Kevin and Bean Morning Show, Family Guy), and executive producers Ben Edlund (the creator of The Tick), Barry Josephson (Bones), and David Fury (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) for an exclusive world premiere screening of the second episode of The Tick followed by an audience Q&A.
Twin Peaks (2:45pM-3:45PM, Hall H).
Vikings. Expected to Appear: Katheryn Winnick.
The Walking Dead (12:15PM-1:15PM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Lennie James, Alanna Masterson, Seth Gilliam and Khary Payton join producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert and Greg Nicotero.
Young Justice Q&A (10AM-11AM, Room 6BCF). Young Justice is back! Do not miss the show’s triumphant return to Comic-Con as series producers Greg Weisman, Brandon Viettiand key members of the creative team, including art director Phil Bourassa, will be on hand to answer your burning questions about the first two seasons of this beloved fan-favorite series and, if you’re lucky, you might learn a thing or two about the highly anticipated Young Justice: Outsiders.
Black Crown Panel (4:30PM). Expected to Appear: Tess Fowler.
Building the Studio of Tomorrow (3PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Comics on Comics Live! (3PM-4PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library). We return to Comic-con with some of our favorite people in an all new timeslot! We are bringing together some of the most lively Podcast hosts to talk about the big topics this Geek Season, Wonder Woman and the Diversity initiatives in comics. Join Vito Lapiccola & Tim Powers as they host Dani Fernandez (Krillin It) Atif S Myers (Dateless losers) and Sabine-Lissette Ibarra (Legion of Leia) in what is sure to be an awesome time!
DC Page to Screen (4:15PM-5:15PM, Room 6DE). Expected to Appear: John Semper Jr.
Diversity in Comics (11AM, Room 9). Expected to Appear: Hannibal Tabu.
The Female Voices of Film Twitter (1:30PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Independent Creator’s Summit (7PM, Room 32AB). Expected to Appear: Hannibal Tabu.
Stan Lee & Friends: A Celebrity Tribute to the Comic Legend (12:30PM, Room 6DE). Expected to Appear: Stan Lee, Felicia Day, Adam Savage, and Max Anderson.
Bat in the Sun (8PM, Room 6DE). Expected to Appear: Jason David Frank.
Best of Earwolf (4PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Film Threat Podcast LIVE! (2PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
The Hillywood Show Q&A Panel (1PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Illustrating Costumes for Screen. Costume Designers Guild Illustrators discuss the process of Illustrating for the Costume Designers of some of the most exciting programs on screen & in new media. Illustrators, Alan Villanueva (Teen Titans, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms), Christian Cordella (Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Kong Skull Island), Constantine Sekeris (Thor Ragnarok, Black Panther), Greg Hopwood (Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Marvel’s Inhumans), Jared Marantz (Justice Leaqgue, Avengers: Infinity War), Kelton Cram (Wonder Woman, Power Rangers), and Luca Nemolato (Power Rangers, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), will be with us to discuss and answer questions. The panel will be moderated by Illustrator Phillip Boutte Jr (Black Panther, Avengers: Infinity War)!
An Inside Look at Man at Arms: Reforged (11AM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction (8PM-9PM, 28DE). Co-Creator Sandy King Carpenter ( They Live, Vampires), Writer James Ninness (John Carpenter’s Tales for a HalloweenNight, Dust), and letterer Janice Chiang (Conan The Barbarian, Transfomers) will talk about the origin of the newest title from award-winning comic publisher Storm King Comics. Storm King is the first place to see new comic worlds from the mind of John Carpenter.
The Music and Sound of Star Wars (5PM, Room 7AB). Expected to Appear: Steve Lee.
Sonny Liew Author Panel (10AM-11AM, Room 28DE).
Space Command: Bold Adventures! (12pM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
World Creators: Crossing Platforms (Film, TV, VR, AR, Gaming and Comics) (4:30PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
From Acclaimed Graphic Novel to Daring New Film: My Friend Dahmer (4:30PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (5:50PM-6:30PM, Ballroom 20). With the future of the team left hanging in the balance, Arrow gave new definition to the phrase “blowing up the show.” The emotional showdown between Oliver Queen and Adrian Chase was the perfect conclusion to a stellar fifth season of The CW’s gritty DC Super Hero series. Now, the focus shifts to uncovering the fate of each and every member of Team Arrow. Could anyone have possibly survived an island-wide explosion, or has the book closed on them, as it has on Oliver’s five-year flashback story? Returning to San Diego Comic-Con for a sixth consecutive year, cast members Stephen Amell, David Ramsey, Willa Holland, Emily Bett Rickards, Paul Blackthorne, Katie Cassidy, Echo Kellum, Juliana Harkavy, Rick Gonzalez and producers will be on-hand for an eye-opening conversation about the upcoming season.
Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A (4:50PM-5:10PM, Ballroom 20). Black Lightning makes its Comic-Con debut! Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line, and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his Super Hero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him…or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns — to save not only his family, but also the soul of his community. Join series stars Cress Williams (Hart of Dixie, Friday Night Lights), Nafessa Williams (Twin Peaks), China Anne McClain (House of Payne) and Christine Adams (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), along with executive producers Salim Akil & Mara Brock Akil (Being Mary Jane, The Game, Jumping the Broom, Girlfriends) for an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming series along with an electrifying Q&A session.
Blood Drive Screening (9:30PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Broad City (7PM-8PM, Indigo Ballroom).
Channel Zero: No End House Screening (8PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (4:10PM-4:50PM, Ballroom 20). After crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned with London’s iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize that “we broke time.” Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline fixing a series of Aberrations. This year, they’ll be turning the crazy up to 11, as a wave of Anachronisms turns History on its head, leaving the Legends responsible for piecing it back together. What is an Anachronism you ask? For the answer to that, and many other questions, join cast members Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Dominic Purcell, Caity Lotz, Franz Drameh, Nick Zano, Maisie Richardson-Sellers and producers at their annual Comic-Con panel.
The Expanse (5PM-5:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Expected to Appear: Naren Shankar, Mark Fergus, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham
Family Guy & American Dad (1PM-2:15PM, Ballroom 20). A special preview of Family Guy with cast Alex Borstein, Mike Henry and Jon Viener as well as EPs Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin. There will be surprise guests and a look at upcoming 300th Episode. It’s a Smith-family Funday with “Francine” (Wendy Schaal), “Steve” (Scott Grimes), “Hayley” (Rachael MacFarlane), and “Klaus” (Dee Bradley Baker), plus EPs Matt Weitzman who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at the all new season airing July 24 on TBS.
The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A (5:10PM-5:50PM, Ballroom 20). Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (aka The Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With The Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy, and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell. Join cast members Grant Gustin, Jesse L. Martin, Tom Cavanagh, Candice Patton, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Keiynan Lonsdale and producers of The CW’s highest-rated series at their annual Comic-Con panel, and be among the first to find out where things will pick up when season four returns this fall.
Future Man (6:30PM-7:30PM, Room 6BCF). Expected to Appear: Josh Hutcherson.
Ghost Wars (5:30PM-6:30PM, Room 6DE). Meet the cast of Syfy’s newest paranormal thriller as they gather to reveal exclusive first looks at the first season of “Ghost Wars.” The panel session will premiere footage of the psychological horror series and feature a post-screening chat among members of the core cast and production team. Stars Vincent D’Onofrio, Kim Coates, Avan Jogia, Kandyse McClure, and Meat Loaf will join creator/showrunner Simon Barry, writer/executive producer Dennis Heaton and executive producer Chad Oakes in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Michael Frislev.
Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A (2:50PM-3:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Gotham’s origin story continues to unfold, and as the show enters its fourth season, the stakes will be higher than ever! With the Court of Owls decimated, the aftermath of the Tetch virus crippling the city, and every (surviving) villain in Gotham’s underworld jockeying for power, Jim Gordon and the GCPD will have their hands full. And that’s just the beginning! What threat does Ra’s al Ghul pose, and will Penguin regain his title as the King of Gotham? What new villains are in store for season four, and what does Bruce Wayne’s season finale reveal mean for Gotham City — and his ultimate destiny? Be among the first to see what’s in store for season four as Gotham returns to Comic-Con for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers.
Happy! (2:45PM-3:45PM, Room 6BCF). Expected to Appear: Chris Meloni, Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Patrick MacManus
Krypton Special Video Presentation and Q&A (1:15PM-1:45PM, Indigo Ballroom). Set two generations before the destruction of the legendary Man of Steel’s home planet, Krypton follows Superman’s grandfather (Cameron Cuffe) — whose House of El was ostracized and shamed — as he fights to redeem his family’s honor and save his beloved world from chaos. Join series star Cameron Cuffe (The Halcyon, Florence Foster Jenkins) and executive producers Damian Kindler (Sleepy Hollow) and Cameron Welsh (Ash vs Evil Dead, Constantine) for a sneak peek at the upcoming series followed by an out-of-this-world Q&A. Based on DC characters, Krypton is from Warner Horizon Scripted Television and is executive produced by David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Dark Knight trilogy) through his Phantom Four banner, along with Damian Kindler and Cameron Welsh.
Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A (1:50PM-2:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Lucifer returns to San Diego to heat things up. The climactic events of the season finale left us wondering, where in the world is Lucifer and how did he get his wings back? Join the series stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helferand executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich for a special video presentation and Q&A where they’ll discuss the sizzling second season and what’s in store for Lucifer in season three!
Marvel Animation (12:30PM-1:30PM, Room 6A). Marvel Animation returns for the always action-packed, news-breaking panel where you’ll get eyefuls of never-before-seen information and sneak peeks… plus…as always…some surprise guests that’ll reveal waaay too much! GET THERE!
Midnight, Texas. Expected to Appear: Niels Arden Oplev and Monica Owusu-Breen.
The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A (12PM-1PM, Indigo Ballroom). The Originals returns for a fifth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producer Julie Plec and series stars Joseph Morgan, Daniel Gillies, Phoebe Tonkin, Charles Michael Davis, Yusuf Gatewood and Riley Voelkelfor a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW.
The Orville (4:15PM-5:15PM, Room 6A). Come meet the whole crew of the mid-level exploratory vessel U.S.S. Orville – Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Scott Grimes, Penny Johnson Jerald, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J. Lee, Mark Jackson, and Chad Coleman – as well as producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga – for an exclusive look at this sci-fi comedy series, which is a take-off of 1960s sci-fi shows like Star Trek. Jon Favreau directed the pilot.
Pickle And Peanut/Future Worm. Creators of Disney XD’s big comedy series Noah Z Jones Joel Trusell & Ryan Quincy will discuss what is the process of making comedies for all people also viewers will see a exclusive peek to Pickle And Peanut Season 2!
The Magicians (4PM-4:50PM, Indigo Ballroom). Expected to Appear: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Sera Gamble, John McNamara.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (3PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Riverdale Special Video Presentation and Q&A (11AM-11:45PM, Ballroom 20). Following the shocking first season finale, don’t miss Riverdale when it returns to San Diego for its second appearance at Comic-Con! Join Archie and the gang as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what once looked like a quiet, sleepy town. The circumstances surrounding Fred’s shooting kick off the mystery of season two. 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. Join us for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars KJ Apa, Lili Reinhart, Camila Mendes, Cole Sprouse, Madelaine Petsch, Ashleigh Murray, Casey Cott, Haley Law, Asha Bromfield and producers Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, Sarah Schechter and Jon Goldwater.
Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics (4:45PM-5:45PM, Room 6DE).
The Simpsons (12PM-12:45PM, Ballroom 20). A peek at the 29th season with creator Matt Groening, EPs Al Jean and Matt Selman, Supervising Director Mike Anderson and Director of The Simpsons Movie David Silverman.
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-kini Bottom (11:15AM-12:15PM, Room 6A). Flash forward to October, as supervising producers Vincent Walker and Marc Ceccarelli, and storyeditor Mr. Lawrence (who also voices Plankton) join Screen Novelties founders Chris Finnegan, Seamus Walsh, and Mark Caballero to preview behind-the-scenes footage from the upcoming stop-motion special. Also present at the panel will be voice actors Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Rodger Bumpass (Squidward) and Carolyn Lawrence (Sandy) who will be doing a live table read of a classic Halloween episode as picked by fans of the show.
Star Trek: Discovery (2:30PM, Ballroom 20).
Stranger Things 2 (3PM, Hall H). Netflix invites fans to join the cast and creators of the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things, to view never-before-seen footage from the second season that picks up in the chaotic aftermath of Will Beyer’s return to a world that will never be the same. Expected to Appear: Noah Schnapp.
Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A (3:30PM-4:10PM, Ballroom 20). Ridding National City of Queen Rhea and her Daxamite army was a major win for Supergirl, but one that came at a significant cost, as Kara was forced to sacrifice her budding relationship with Mon-El. When season three returns with all-new supercharged adventures this fall on The CW, Kara and team will come up against a new threat in the form of DC Worldkiller, Reign. Want to know more about Reign and what she has in store for the Girl of Steel? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss this hot topic and more!
Westworld (4:15PM-5:15, Hall H). The WESTWORLD panel in Hall H at 4:15 p.m. will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist, beatboxer, musician and comedian Reggie Watts. Panelists include: creators and showrunners Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy; and cast members (in alphabetical order) Ben Barnes (Logan), Ingrid Bolsø Berdal (Armistice), Ed Harris (Man in Black), Luke Hemsworth (Stubbs), James Marsden (Teddy), Thandie Newton (Maeve), Simon Quarterman (Lee Sizemore), Rodrigo Santoro (Hector), Angela Sarafyan (Clementine), Jimmi Simpson (William), Tessa Thompson (Charlotte), Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores), Shannon Woodward (Elsie) and Jeffrey Wright (Bernard/Arnold).
Wynonna Earp (2:30PM-3:30PM, Room 5AB). Expected to Appear: Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Shamier Anderson, Katherine Barrell, Tamara Durarte, Varun Saranga, Emily Andras, and Beau Smith.
100th Birthday Celebration of Jack Kirby Panel (1PM-2PM, Room 24ABC). Attendees will get a look at over 1,300 images of Kirby’s original art. Expected to Appear: Walter Simonson, Kevin Eastman, IDW PDX Creative Director Dirk Wood, and IDW Director of Special Projects Scott Dubbier.
Building a Collaboration in Comics (6PM, Room 23ABC). Expected to Appear: Jeffrey Twohig, Robert Roach.
The Centennial of The King of Comics: Jack Kirby. Expected to Appear: Arlen Schumer.
DC Justice For All (10AM-11AM, Room 6DE). Expected to Appear: John Semper Jr.
Todd McFarlane and Robert Kirkman Panel (3:30PM-4:30PM, Room 6DE). Todd McFarlane, the creator of Spawn, and Robert Kirkman, the creator of The Walking Dead, sit down for a one-on-one chat that absolutely cannot be missed! These two titans have forever changed the comics industry, in addition to breaking new ground in everything from toys to television to film. What tips do they have for their fellow creators? How did they rise so high? This intimate panel has all the answers and more.
The Character of Music: Music for Popular TV. Can’t get that certain song or tune our of your head that you heard on TV? Learn how music is added to your favorite TV shows and how it is an essential character in storytelling. Composers Dave Porter (“Breaking Bad”, “Preacher”), Kyle Dixon & Michael Stein (“Stranger Things”) and Eskmo (“13 Reasons Why”) with music supervisors Maggie Phillips (“Legion”, “Fargo”) and Thomas Golubić (“The Walking Dead”, “Better Call Saul”) will discuss how they create and place music in their programs, how they discover talent and what their experience has been working on some of the most popular series on television.
Children of Tendu Live! (2PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Costume Designing for Screen. Costume Designers Guild members Ann Foley (costume designer Marvel’s Agents of Shield), Kimberly Adams (costume designer Stranger Things, Halt and Catch Fire), Ivy Thaide (assistant costume designer How to Get Away with Murder, The Mindy Project), Jill O’Hanneson (costume designer Preacher), Kiersten Ronning (costume designer Supergirl), Marlene Stewart (costume designer Oblivion, Tropic Thunder), Ruth Carter (costume designer Black Panther, Serenity) and Samantha Kuester (costume designer Mystery Science Theatre 3000 the Return) will talk about the process of designing costumes for screen. The designers will also answer questions from the audience.
Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Star? (1:30PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Documentary Filmmaking How To Panel (1PM, Marriott Marquis). Everything you need to know to get started making your own documentary films, featuring well established Documentary Directors, Producers, and Editors.
The EC Fan-Addict Club Panel (8PM-9PM). Featuring panelists who not only represent a who’s who of second generation EC fandom, but also knew the creators of EC Comics intimately, the EC Fan-Addict Club panel will examine not only EC Fandom history, but also the creators who made EC Comics, and the creator-to-fan relationships, so special. Expected to Appear: Roger Hill, Grant Geissman, S.C. Ringgenberg, William Leach. Moderated by Thommy Burns and Josh Burns.
Elfquest: Countdown to Final Quest (7PM-8PM, Room 5AB). Wendy Pini (the Complete Elfquest series, Elfquest: Final Quest) and Richard Pini (the Complete Elfquest series, Line of Beauty: The Art of Wendy Pini) will talk about Elfquest’s 40-year journey from home-brew indy comic begun in 1978 to the epic wrap-up planned for 2018. There will be teasers galore! Wendy and Richard will also participate in a freewheeling Q&A session moderated by David Mizejewski (co-producer of the Elfquest podcast series). Expected to Appear: Wendy Pini, Richard Pini, David Mizejewski.
Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass – Icon Edition with Charlize Theron (2PM-2:45PM, Hall H) Furiosa in Mad Max: Fury Road. Cipher in The Fate of the Furious. Queen Ravenna in Snow White and the Huntsman. Meredith Vickers in Prometheus. Aeon Flux. For more than a decade, Oscar winner Charlize Theron has embodied strength, power, searing intelligence and steely determination on screen. Now, as she explodes into summer in her new movie, Atomic Blonde, EW senior writer Sara Vilkomerson sits down for a no-holds-barred conversation with a woman who defies the rules—and creates her own. Expected to Appear: Charlize Theron.
F13 Case Panel (10:30AM). Expected to Appear: Larry Zerner.
Genre-Blending – How and Why? (1PM-2PM, Room 28DE). Readers, authors, and curators sometimes struggle to classify a work. Is it Fantasy? Science Fiction? Paranormal? Maybe all of the above? Authors Charlie Jane Anders (All the Birds in the Sky), Daryl Gregory (Spoonbenders), Peter Clines (Paradox Bound), Sarah Kuhn (Heroine Worship), Vic James (Gilded Cage: Book I of the Dark Gifts Trilogy), and Pierce Brown (Red Rising series) discuss the benefits and tricks of genre-blending with Petra Mayer of NPR. Room 28DE
The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: The Resurgence of the Kaiju Film Genre (1PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Living in the Future (3PM-4PM, Room 23ABC). Daily life in the 21st Century can often feel like we are already living in the future, as we relax with our pocket supercomputers in our self-driving vehicles, etc. But there’s no dearth of imagination among these panelists, who share their future visions of our planet and others, humans, robots, and more. Take a tour as Christopher Rice (Ramses The Damned) guides readers into the visions of Cindy Pon (Want), Daniel H. Wilson (The Clockwork Dynasty), Karin Tidbeck (Amatka), Daniel Price (The Song of the Orphans), Elizabeth Briggs (Future Threat), and Rob Reid (After On).
Lost Fans Unite with Jay and Jack (3PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Nerd Up or Shut Up Live! (11AM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library).
Outlandish Confabulation: An Outlander Fan Panel (12PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library). Expected to Appear: Ginger (The Outlander Podcast), Summer (The Outlander Podcast), Mandy (Great Scot Blog), and Sarah Ksiazek.
Qualcomm: Power Rangers VR (6PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Rising Stars in Tech: Drivers of Innovation and Entertainment (12PM, The Horton Grand Theatre). To attend, you must draw a ticket in Sails the morning of the panel.
Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion (4pM, Neil Morgan Auditorium at the San Diego Central Library). Expected to Appear: Kyle Maddock, Amin Javadi, Ashley Mitruk, Tara Lynne.
Sonny Liew Author Panel (4PM-5PM, Room 29AB).
Star Wars Trivia Panel. The San Diego Star Wars Society has prepared a challenging, fun-filled trivia game for fans of the galaxy far, far away. There will be three adult game rounds (ages 12 and up). Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe, and win valuable prizes.
World Mythology in Contemporary Fantasy (2PM-3PM, Room 9). Xenophobes beware. (And, if you know what “xenophobes” means, please keep reading.) There are worlds of diverse gods, djinn, daemons, Ghabali, manticores, sylphs, yowies … and oh, yeah, Baba Yaga … to learn about. And you can find them all in the pages of books. Join these authors to learn about the monsters that roam the earth, and how world mythology provides the building blocks of contemporary storytelling. Expected to Appear: Ilona Andrews, Beth Cato, Tomi Adeyemi, Traci Chee, Nidhi Chanani.
Buffy Musical: Once More With Feeling Interactive Event (3:15PM, Room 6BCF). Hosted by Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities
Danger & Eggs (1PM-2PM, Room 24ABC). Danger & Eggs, a new Amazon Original for kids, follows the endless adventures of a fearless, teal-haired girl named D.D. Danger (Aidy Bryant) and her ever cautious best friend, a giant talking egg named Phillip (Eric Knobel). D.D. is always chasing her next big thrill and luckily for her, Phillip is always there by her side with jerry-rigged safety mechanisms to make her thrill-seeking dreams come true. Join moderator Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead, @midnight) as he talks with the show’s voice talent Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live) and Eric Knobel (Huge Theater), along with guest voice talent Charlyne Yi (Knocked Up), Jasika Nicole (Fringe), Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and the show’s creators Shadi Petosky (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Mad) and Mike Owens (Yo Gabba Gabba!, Animaniacs), for a screening of an episode of Danger & Eggs and an audience Q&A.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency (Hall H). Expected to Appear: Elijah Wood and Max Landis.
Doctor Who (Hall H). Expected to Appear: Steven Moffat and Peter Capaldi.
Marvel Animation – Marvel’s Spider-Man (10:15AM-11:15AM, Room 6A). It’s time to roll out the “Web Carpet,” Spidey fans! Because you’re invited to the WORLD PREMIERE of Marvel Animation’s newest series, Marvel’s Spider-Man! Face it, Tigers…this is the ONLY screening you need to see at Comic-Con!
Mr. Mercedes (1:30PM-2:30PM). Expected to Appear: Jack Bender, Harry Tredaway, Holland Taylor, Kelly Lynch, Jharrel Jerome, and Breeda Wool.
Niko and the Sword of Light (2PM-3PM, Room 24ABC). Niko and the Sword of Light is based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios, Inc., the studio behind character and concept designs for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3, and Studio NX (The Carrot and Rabbit Show, Tree Fu Tom). Executive produced by Rob Hoegee (Generator Rex, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks, Teen Titans) and animated by Titmouse (Motorcity, Metalocalpyse, Turbo FAST, Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja), Niko and the Sword of Light follows ten-year-old Niko who is the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world. He must embark on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past. Moderated by Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), join the show’s additional voice talent Kari Wahlgren (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Dee Bradley Baker (American Dad!) and Jim Cummings (Shrek), along with Rob Hoegee, Imaginism’s Bobby Chiu, and Studio NX’s Jim Bryson for a sneak peek and an audience Q&A.
Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A (10:30AM-11:30AM, Hall H). Join the series’ stars and executive producers in Hall H to answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale, as well as what’s in store for lucky season 13 of this exciting series! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas, and maybe a surprise or two!
Not-So Secret Society Creator Panel (11AM-12PM). Comic Books are for everyone and that includes the youngest readers just learning about the world of four-color fantasy! Join the creators of BOOM! Studios’ hotly anticipated The Not-So Secret Society graphic novel (Matt Daley, Trevor Crafts, Arlene Daley, and Ellen Crafts) for an interactive workshop where you and your school-age children will get hands-on experience in making their own comic…and leave with some fun surprises too!
Super Asia America (3PM-4PM). Expected to Appear: Nancy Wang Yuen.
Fantasy, Diversity, and Inspiring One Another (11AM). Leigh Bardugo, Michael Dante DiMartino, and Tomi Adeyemi
Full Time Creativity on a Part Time Schedule (3:30PM, Room 213). Expected to Appear: Gene Turnbow.
Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines for the Next Generation (11AM). Expected to Appear: Marissa Meyer.
Sonny Liew Author Panel (12:15PM-1:45PM, Room 5AB).
Marvel Studios (Hall H). Thor: Ragnarok and The Black Panther. Expected to Appear: Tessa Thompson.
Resident Evil: Vendetta. Featuring the return of fan favorite characters Chris Redfield (Kevin Dorman) and Leon S. Kennedy (Matthew Mercer) as well as the film debut of Rebecca Chambers (Erin Cahill), RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA follows the trio as they aim to stop the spread of a deadly virus that threatens to destroy New York City. Expected to Appear: Erin Cahill (voice of Rebecca Chambers), Executive Producer Takashi Shimizu, Director Takanori Tsujimoto, Dante Carver (motion capture actor) and Capcom Supervisor Hiroyuki Kobayashi.
Starship Troopers: Traitor of Mars. In “STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITOR OF MARS,” Johnny Rico has just been demoted and sent to a small satellite station on Mars whilst the Federation attacks the bugs’ home planet. While trying to train his new recruits on this remote quiet station, the bugs show up in a surprise attack but the Federation’s Fleet is too far away to help. It’s up to Rico and his Troopers to save the planet and uncover how the bugs made it so close to home. Expected to Appear: Casper Van Dien (returning as the voice of Johnny Rico), writer Ed Neumeier, director Shinji Aramaki and producers Joseph Chou and Masaru Matsumoto.
Watcher in the Woods. will be presenting Watcher in the Woods Reimagined as part of the 2017 Comic Con panels. Executive producer and director, Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina: The Teenage Witch), along with executive producer, Paula Hart (Melissa & Joey), reimagine the ‘80s cult classic. Lifetime’s all-new movie stars Academy Award winner Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Alywood, the distraught mother whose daughter, Karen, vanished in the English countryside over 20 years ago. Writer Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned, TV’s Rosemary’s Baby) and associate producer, Andrew Gernhard (Wishin’ and Hoping, Stalker’s Prey), join Melissa and Paula in San Diego to discuss the new twists on this classic thriller. Expected to Appear: Melissa Joan Hart, Paula Hart, Scott Abbott, and Andrew Gernhard.
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Join the fun and sing along as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Enter the horrible costume contest and win horrible prizes in four categories: Best Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Penny, and “other” character from the show. A grand prize will be awarded to one well-prepared individual for “Best in Show.” Do not bounce!
The Guild 10th Anniversary. Expected to Appear: Felicia Day, Sandeep Parikh, Jeff Lewis, Vincent Caso, Robin Thorsen, Amy Okuda.
25 Years of Rob Liefeld Creations. Featuring a celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Liefeld’s Extreme Studios, his tenure as Co-Founder of Image Comics, as well as his time at Marvel where he not only revitalized the New Mutants and X-men Franchises but created some of the most beloved characters in Marvel history, including Deadpool, Cable and Domino, as well as X-Force. The panel will feature special guest Extreme Studios alum including Dan Fraga, Marat Mychaels, Andy Park, Todd Nauck, Dan Panosian, Norm Rapmund, Art Thibert and many more. The panel will be hosted and moderated by Image Comics Co-Founder and The Walking Dead’s Robert Kirkman.
Comics As a Force for Social Change. Expected to Appear: Rachel Ignotofsky.
Comics for Impact. Expected to Appear: Josh Elder.
Drive. Expected to Appear: Dave Kellett.
FabGurlz on Comics. Expected to Appear: Phoenix Shanklin.
Gumby Panel. Expected to Appear: Eric Esquivel.
How Cartoonists Influence the Next Generation Z Kids. Expected to Appear: Dr. Marie Zhivago
Intersectionality in Comics. Expected to Appear: Sam Maggs.
STEM in Comics. Expected to Appear: Illya Kowalchuk.
The 25th Anniversary of Batman: The Animated Series — A New Visualecture by Arlen Schumer. Expected to Appear: Arlen Schumer.
Cartoon Creatives: Woman Power in Animation. In this 2nd annual panel at SDCC, we examine the history and trajectory of women working inside feature and TV animation, and talk to directors and show runners of animated shows and specials across networks and studios, as well as a historian bringing to light some great hidden figures in our past. These inspiring women are show invention and creativity that is expanding the industry. They talk about the rich history of women in animation, their mentors, what’s happening industry-wide, and inside their own exciting shows. Scheduled to appear are Marge Dean (co-president, WIA, supervising producer SuperMansion) Mindy Johnson (film historian, author of the upcoming “Ink & Paint-The Women of Disney Animation”) Victoria Ying (visual development, Wreck it Ralph, Frozen, Moana) Shadi Petosky (writer/producer Danger & Eggs, founder, Puny Studios) Julia Vickerman (writer, Powerpuff Girls, director, Rad Lands, Twelve Forever) Elaine Bogan (director, Trollhunters, Dragons: Race to the Edge) . Moderated by Leslie Combemale(CinemaSiren.com).
Causeplay – It’s So Much Bigger. Members of the Avengers Initiative – West Coast Avengers and pediatric institutions like Los Angeles Shriners Hospital will chat about how costumers volunteer for their communities through their hobby and the service organizations that receive help at the 2017 SDCC. Hear what they have done, find out how to become involved with such charitable efforts, and learn how to get involved in events like pediatric visits and fundraisers. By employing talents one already has and sharing them, ordinary people can help others brighten their day.
Fantastic Fans & Where to Find Them: Rowling Along in 2017. Expected to Appear: Heidi Tandy, Justin Zagri, Nick Lang, Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, Adrienne Alwag-Aipia, David Carpenter, Alexa DeGennaro, Elizabeth Minkel, Kat Miller.
The Genius of Animation: Cartoon Legends and Game Changers Speak. Experimentation, inspiration, fearlessness and a little genius has led to this moment in the history of animation. This panel features influential figures and talented artists that have played or continue to play important roles in that history, as they share their wisdom, experience, artistic influences, and memories of their famous mentors. Scheduled to appear: Dale Baer (Annie Award-winning artist for Yzma, Emperor’s New Groove) Floyd Norman (Disney Legend, troublemaker, Floyderer) Tom Sito (June Foray Award winner, animation director, professor, author), Randy Haycock (Aladdin, The Lion King, Moana) Ricardo Delgado (The Incredibles, How to Train Your Dragon, Men in Black) Mike Royer(Inkpot Award Winner, comic book legend, Disney artist) Victoria Ying (Wreck it, Ralph, Frozen, Moana) and Mindy Johnson (film historian, author of the upcoming “Ink & Paint-The Women of Disney Animation”), moderated by Leslie Combemale, (Cinema Siren, ASIFA: Hollywood).
How To: Documentary Filmmaking 101. Expected to Appear: Eddie Doty.
How to Build a Geek Brand (And Get Paid). Expected to Appear: Tony B. Kim, Andre Meadows, Ani-Mia, and Chris Gore.
Into the Fanzone! Celebrating Pop Culture in YA Literature. Expected to Appear: Danika Stone.
Jakks Pacific Panel. Get excited to learn all about our new 4″ Iggy and many more items from our World of Nintendo line
The Lazarus Pit Gets Real: The Marvel and DC (and other) universes universally feature age-inhibiting “renewal elixirs” in their storylines. Nick Fury, Black Canary, and Batman are among the scores of characters who have reversed or delayed the aging process. Thanks to rejuvenation biotechnologies being developed by people like Bill Maris (founder, Section 32) and physician Dr. Joon Yun (president of Palo Alto Investors), The Lazarus Pit, Vigoral, Supersoldier Serum, Extremis Serum, Infinity Formula, and Pym Particles are now no longer a fantasy concept. Remarkable progress has been made in extending the lifespans of animals and soon, humans. This panel will cover the latest in anti-aging and cognitive enhancements.
LGBTQ Geek Year in Review. Expected to Appear: P. Kristen Enos, Chelsea Steiner.
[NEW] Masters of the Web. Expected to Appear: Trisha Hershberger.
The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: More Than Just Cookies. Expected to Appear: Tamara Robertson, Dr. Janina Scarlet, Jennifer K. Stuller, Jessica Tseang, and Alex Langley.
Photoshop Panel. Expected to Appear: Daniel Presedo, Paul Shipper, Lisa Carney.
Queer Fear. Expected to Appear: Michael Varrati.
Science of Star Wars. Expected to Appear: Kim Steadman.
The State of Iron Man Tech: Tony Stark and the technologies he creates are a part of modern lexicon. Mainstream publications like The Atlantic pen articles like “Everyone Wants Elon Musk to Be Tony Stark,” and Musk himself admits that some of his inventions are modeled after Stark creations. While Musk has yet to build a flying exosuit, or a J.A.R.V.I.S.-style assistant, others have. These inventors will join moderator Steve Broback (Dent the Future, LLC) onstage to discuss their innovations — ones that could have come straight out of Stark Industries. Panelists include inventor and TED speaker Richard Browning (founder of Gravity.co) who actually flies via his jet engine-powered suit.
Super Weird Heroes. Expected to Appear: Craig Yoe.
What’s Hot in YA. Expected to Appear: Lish McBride, Jason Reynolds, Nicola Yoon, Brendan Reichs, Beth Revis, Megan Whalen Turner, Jen Armentrout, Kiersten White, S. Jae Jones. Moderated by Nathan Bransford.
Women on the Dark Side. Expected to Appear: Susan Lee.
Women Rocking Hollywood: Women Directors Changing the Face of Film and Television. Wonder Woman broke all records in Hollywood for a film helmed by a female directors. Now What? While there’s still a long way to go to equal the number of women behind the camera with women, who make up 51% of the population, shows like Jessica Jones, Queen Sugar, and The Leftovers are making a huge difference by committing to the inclusion of female directors. This 2nd annual panel at SDCC focuses on the incredibly talented, successful women expanding opportunities for women in film who have made noise and winning awards with their work on both the big and small screens. Scheduled to appear: Kirsten Schaffer(exec director, Women in Film: LA) Tina Mabry(writer/producer/director: Queen of the South, director: Dear White People) Rosemary Rodriguez (writer/director: Silver Skies, director: Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead) Victoria Mahoney (director: Queen Sugar, Gypsy, American Crime) DeMane Davis(writer/director: Lift, director: Queen Sugar) Angela Robinson (writer/director: Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, True Blood) and Gina Prince-Bythewood (writer/director: Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights), the first woman of color hired to helm a superhero film for the upcoming Silver & Black.. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren).