Under the Tents: Outlander, Patrick Ballesteros, Riverdale, Sharknado

Now that we know Wednesday’s, Thursday’s, Friday’s, and Saturday’s SDCC schedules, let’s look at what else was going on while we were busy planning our SDCC strategies. We have lots of juicy news from Once Upon a Time, Patrick Ballesteros, The Geeky Hooker, and a whole lot more.

Here’s a look at what you might have missed:

  • Now that the official schedule is rolling out, we’re seeing moderators take to Twitter to solicit fan questions. Leanne Aguilera wants to know what you want to know from the Riverdale cast. Jenna Dewan Tatum told fans on Twitter they were welcome to suggest questions for the Outlander panel. Also, Emily Longeretta tweeted at Sharknado fans to send her questions for the Sharknado panel. Our only question for that one would be: How on earth did you make five movies about sharks in tornadoes?

  • William Shatner is well-known for instigating Twitter battles between himself and some of his fellow actors. One of his frequent Twitter rivals is Sam Heughan, aka Jamie Fraser in Outlander. Shatner threw a little taunt at Heughan and the rest of the panelists, telling them they need to buy coffee for everyone who slept overnight in Hall H line waiting to see them. However, an alert Twitter fan pointed out to Captain Kirk that the Outlander panel is set to take place in Ballroom 20, not Hall H. We hope they don’t caffeinate the wrong line!

  • SDCC 2017 is swimming in crochet. Shozumi showed off yet another critter, a Totoro, she’s dropping around the con. Think you’ll find it before we do?

#SDCC #SDCCprep #WIP

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  • Artist Camilla d’Errico has been traveling a lot lately, and it looks like jet lag may be setting in. She posted on Instagram that she painted the wrong subject for another show, so instead, we get to enjoy her Dorian Gray piece. Look for it at her Booth #4723.

My Dorian gray is coming along! What do you think? I've been painting like a beast trying to get him finished for SDCC! Originally I was painting him for an Oscar Wilde show for Beautiful Bizarre and Haven Gallery but turns out I was painting the wrong story 😱😅I can't help myself sometimes when I get really excited for a themed show, I see the theme and my brain explodes with ideas before I finish getting the details 💡😆 But now the good news is that you can look forward to an epic portrait of "The Nightingale And The Rose" for the show in Sept! 😉💓I love this little Dorian and I'm excited to be painting my little badboy even though it was a mix up on my part. I hope I can finish him in time for #SDCC so he can join my Surreal Safari at my booth 4723!! Hugs and squishes! #oops #bestmistakeever #badboysforlife #tgif

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  • Lela Lee, the cartoonist creator of Angry Little Girls/Angry Little Asian Girl and actress on the SyFy series Tremors, will be in the Sails Pavilion signing autographs and selling merchandise on the following dates/times:
    Thursday AA24 02:30 PM – 07:00 PM
    Friday AA24 02:30 PM – 07:00 PM
    Saturday AA24 10:00 AM – 02:30 PM
    Sunday AA24 10:00 AM – 01:30 PM

  • Artist Art Thibert posted a work-in-progress video for the Supergirl piece he’s bringing to SDCC. Look for it and a lot more of his work in Artists Alley at Table #FF-14.

  • The Guild announced that, as part of their 10th anniversary celebration, they’ll hold an autograph session in Sails Pavilion from 4:30PM-6:30PM on Friday, July 21.

  • Tech4Kids invited all con-goers to visit them at Uncle Milty Booth #1034 for some free, exclusive swag.

  • Actress Paula Garces announced she is bringing her Aluna character to the Sails Pavilion for an autograph session. Look for her at Table #AA-07 on Saturday, July 22 from 2PM-4PM.
  • When you wander the Exhibit Hall floor, you need to stop by Small Press Table #O-08 and visit CLAUS Studios. Justin Harder’s hard work and exclusives he’s offering will definitely make it worth your while.

  • Sho Murase posted this amazing Electra sketch she’ll have with the rest of her beautiful work at Table #GG-24 in Artists Alley.

  • Patrick Ballesteros has 12% of a plan in his latest 25 Cent Wonder, Ego Check. Find all of his 25 Cent Wonders and more at Table #DD-08 in Artists Alley (before we do).
  • Digital Pimp took the term “trash panda” literally with their SDCC exclusive t-shirt, but he may have to beat Patrick Rothfuss in an alley to be the true Garbage King. Find this and a lot more at Booth #1237.

  • The Hero Initiative announced their signing schedule for their Booth #5003 at SDCC. Stop by and help support writers’ and artists’ First Amendment legal defense.

Anything we missed? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

About Andy Wagner

Andy Wagner
San Diego local born and raised in PA. His loves include SDCC, Penn State, and writing.