Nerdist, Geek & Sundry’s Conival Offsite is On the Move

In Offsites by Kerry Dixon6 Comments

Legendary Digital Networks is bringing Nerdist and Geek & Sundry, as well as new service Alpha, back to San Diego Comic-Con for another year of Conival – but it’s on the move.

The main, daily event on Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22 (daily 11AM-5PM) will be moving to the Marina Terrace at the Marriott Marquis & Marina, where you can catch Nerdist laser tag (sponsored by Hulu’s Future Man), Geek & Sundry tabletop lounge, a Wonder Woman cosplay march, swag, and more.

Additionally, you can join them on Thursday night for a League of Darkness Party, at FLUXX. There, you can “Wrestle the Kraken”, enjoy cocktails, and more. To score entry, keep your eyes on @jointeamalpha on Twitter for details.

In addition to the offsite offerings, Nerdist will also be hosting official panels at the actual convention center – and you can find the details for those below.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

4:45p.m. – 5:45p.m. The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick – It’s that time of year again-time to enjoy your burrito with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) and talk all things Nerdist! Joining Chris will be an all-star panel of your favorite Nerdist personalities, including Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Kyle Hill (Because ScienceMythBusters: The Search), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Rachel Heine (Editor-in-Chief), Andrew Bowser (Onyx the Fortuitous’ Welcome to the Shadow Zone, Bizarre States), and Joan Ford (Nerdist News writer). Join the gang for a lively conversation about sci-fi, superheroes, and what’s on the horizon for Nerdist. Hall H

 

Friday, July 21, 2017

2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. The Geek & Sundry Panel with Felicia Day – Gather your party!  Join Felicia Day (founder of Geek and Sundry, MST3K), Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Hector Navarro (Mothership, Shield of Tomorrow), Ivan Van Norman (Sagas of Sundry), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Amy Dallen (The Wednesday Club), Eric Campbell (Shield of Tomorrow), and Sean Becker (The Guild, Head of Video at Geek & Sundry) as they discuss what it takes to make that broadcast magic happen and what the future of their programming may hold. Following the panel, the Geek & Sundry crew will partake in a Q&A session. Room 5AB

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. Talks Machina with the Cast of Critical Role – Join Brian W. Foster (Host of Talks Machina) as he moderates a special episode of Talks Machina featuring the cast of Critical Role: Matthew MercerMarisha RayLaura BaileyTravis WillinghamSam RiegelLiam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe. The Critical Role cast will dive deep into the latest adventures of Vox Machina and answer your burning questions. Room 6BCF

2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. The Science of Rick and Morty – Nerdist’s Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search) and special guests open up a portal to the Rickstaverse to rise above and focus on the science behind everything from portal guns to screaming suns. Q&A session <burp> to follow. Room 7AB

 

Sunday, July 23, 2017

1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. Bizarre States- Join Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News & Mothership) and Andrew Bowser (Onyx the Fortuitous’ Welcome to the Shadow Zone) as they take on the weird, wacky and wonderful world of the paranormal, true crime, occult and just plain odd. Topics run the gamut from strange news ala: Weird of the Week to the on-going feline saga in Bowser’s Backyard. Join us as we pull back the curtain on the supernatural, all while we mercilessly make fun of each other. 6A