Zachary Levi and his company The Nerd Machine have announced “the first wave” of panels for their 4th annual Conversations for a Cause, which is returning to Petco Park on Thursday-Sunday. And just like in years past, if your San Diego Comic Con schedule wasn’t already looking overbooked, it probably is now.
The schedule includes several highlights, including repeat guests The Thrilling Adventure Hour, Zachary Levi, and more. They’ll also be holding conversations with newcomers Into the Storm, Let’s Be Cops, and more.
[UPDATE July 22 – 2] Surprise! Nerd HQ has just announced a panel for DIG as well. Tickets are on sale now.
[UPDATE July 22 – 1] Two more Conversations have been announced and will go on sale today at noon: The Maze Runner and Mall World Premiere Screening & Q&A. These are marked as NEW on the schedule below.
[UPDATE July 21] Three more Conversations have been announced and will go on sale today – Monday July 21 – at 12pm PT: Stephen Amell, Wil Wheaton & Felicia Day, and Supernatural. These are marked as NEW on the schedule below.
[UPDATE 1] Conversations For A Cause have also been added for Nathan Fillion, Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, The Giver, The Walking Dead, and more.
[UPDATE 2] Conversations will also go on sale for Orphan Black and Yvonne Strahovski today on Sunday, July 20, at 12PM PT. You can find the times in the full schedule below.
[UPDATE 3] Tickets for Evangeline Lilly will also go on sale today on Sunday, July 20, at 12PM PT. Her panel is scheduled for Friday at 4pM.
As in years past, this is only the first wave of panels and panelists. Last year, Conversations were still being added to the Nerd HQ schedule well into the actual convention, with last minute additions for guests like Tom Hiddleston and Richard Madden.
Tickets will go on sale Saturday through BrownPaperTickets.com, with some tickets going on sale starting at 12PM PT, and will cost $22 each. As we reported, there will be 300 seats per panel this year, up from 250 in 2013. There’s a limit of two tickets per panel per order.
From the Nerd Machine website, here’s a look at this year’s schedule so far:
Thursday, July 24
9AM – Zachary Levi
12PM – Into the Storm: Sarah Wayne Callies, Matt Walsh, Max Deacon, Nathan Kress, Jon Reep, Kyle Davis, Steven Quale
1:45PM – Craig Ferguson & Josh Robert Thompson
[NEW] 2:45 – DIG: David Costabile, Alison Sudol, Reza Aslan, SJ Clarkson, Carol Barbee, Gideon Raff, & Tim Kring
4:30PM – The Giver: Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Cameron Monaghan, Odeya Rush, Lois Lowry
5:45PM – The Last Ship: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Travis Van Winkle, Steven Kane
[NEW] 11:15PM – Mall World Premiere Screening & Q&A: director Joe Hahn, actors Cameron Monaghan & James Frenchville, producer Sam Maydew, & composer Alec Puro
Friday, July 25
11AM – Stoopid Buddy Stoodios: Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner, Tom Root
12PM – Garfunkel & Oates: Riki Lindhome, Kate Micucci
1:15PM – Let’s Be Cops: Damon Wayans Jr, Nina Dobrev, Rob Riggle, Keegan-Michael Key
4PM – Evangeline Lilly
2:45PM – Yvonne Strahovski
5PM – Zachary Levi & Mystery Guests
[NEW] 6PM – The Maze Runner: Dylan O’Brien, Will Poulter, Kaya Scodelario, Wes Ball, & James Dashner.
Saturday, July 26
10AM – The Walking Dead: Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, Lauren Cohan
11AM – Alan Tudyk
12PM – The Intruders: John Simm, Mira Sorvino, Glen Morgan
1PM – Sesame Street
2PM – Orphan Black: Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Kristian Brunn, and Ari Millen.
3PM – Resurrection: Omar Epps, Frances Fisher, Kurtwood Smith, Devin Kelley, Aaron Zelman, Tara Butters, Michele Fazekas
4:15PM – Nathan Fillion
6PM – Badass Women Mystery Guests
Sunday, July 27
9AM – Stephen Amell
10AM – Wil Wheaton & Felicia Day
11AM – Nathan Fillion
12PM – The Thrilling Adventure Hour: Ben Blacker, Ben Acker, Marc Evan Jackson, Hal Lublin, Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cackowski, Janet Varney, Molly Quinn, Paul Sabourin, Storm DiCostanza
1:15PM – Joss Whedon
2:30pm – Supernatural
Which panel is on your can’t-miss list? Let us know in the comments.