San Diego Comic-Con 2018 List of Announced Panels

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Jason Momoa will be back at SDCC 2018 / Photo by GeekShot Photography

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 5-8), 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

Wednesday, Preview Night (July 18)
Pilot Screenings (6PM-10PM, Ballroom 20)


Thursday (July 19)


Shooting Clerks (6:45PM-7:45PM, Room 6A). Fresh off its feature on AMC TV’s Comic Book Men, the biographical comedy which dramatizes the making of Kevin Smith’s indie cult classic film Clerks is finally coming to indie cinemas around the U.S. later this year. Join Christopher Downie (writer/director), Brett Murray (producer/actor), Ryan James (producer/editor), Matthew Postlethwaite (actor), Jay Booton (actor), Stephanie Price (actress) and special guests from the original Clerks including Marilyn Ghigliotti (associate producer/”Veronica”) for an exclusive sneak peak, behind the scenes footage, and some very special announcements. Expected to Appear: Christopher Downie, Brett Murray, Ryan James, Matthew Postlewaite, Jay Booton, Stephanie Price, Marilyn Ghigliotti.




Adventures in Self-Publishing: Spotlight on Randy Reynaldo (12:30PM-1:30PM). Expected to Appear: Randy Reynaldo.

How Drawing Groups Can Empower Aspiring Comic Creators Into Print (3PM-4PM, Room 29AB). Expected to Appear: Art Knight.

Other Panels

Building Your Own Themyscira: Connecting with Other Geek Bosses.

On the Mic Podcast LIVE (4PM, Neil Morgan Auditorium). Expected to Appear: Tim Drake, Austin Grant.


Friday (July 20)


Final Space (3:30PM-4:15PM, Hilton Bayfront). Renewed for a second season, Final Space is about a spaceman named Gary who is working off a prison sentence and makes a mysterious new alien friend Mooncake who he immediately bonds with. But what Gary doesn’t know is that his adorable new sidekick is actually wanted by the sinister Lord Commander who will stop at nothing to use Mooncake’s untapped powers for evil. Expected to Appear: Series Creator Olan Rogers, Tika Sumpter (voice of Quinn), Coty Gallwoay (voice of Avocato), Tom Kenny (voice of HUE), and Executive Producer David Sacks.


Other Panels

Cosplaying With Your Kids (10AM, Marriott Marquis).


Saturday (July 21)



Other Panels

Animation Show of Shows (1PM-2:30PM, Hall H). Ron Diamond will host a Q&A.

Bronies in Uniform. Expected to Appear: Hunter Chrysalis.

Level Up: Be a Nerd Boss (3PM-4PM, Marriott Grand 1 & 2). Espionage Cosmetics’ CEO and Glitter Jedi Jaimie Cordero, and her panel of successful nerdy business professionals, combine their forces, skills, and life hacks to share their wisdom with fellow nerds interested in starting and/or maintaining their business! Expected to Appear: Allison Cimino, Jordan Ellis, Jaimie Cordero. Moderator: Mandie Roman.


Sunday (July 22)


Buffy Musical: ‘Once More with Feeling,’ an Interactive Whedon Musical (3:45PM, Room 6BCF). Time to end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More with Feeling” as Comic-Con’s big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin’-back, and singing, and shouting, and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore!


Other Panels


No Date Announced

20th Century Fox: The Predator (Hall H).

Glass (Hall H).

Halloween (Hall H).

Warner Bros.: Aquaman (Hall H). Expected to Appear: James Wan.


Big Hero Six: The Series. Expected to Appear: Jamie Chung.

Blue Book.

Castle Rock (Ballroom 20). Expected to Appear: Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard.

Deadly Class. Expected to Appear: Benjamin Wadsworth, Wes Craig.

Doctor Who. Expected to Appear: Jodie Whittaker, and fellow cast members Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill, showrunner Chris Chibnall, and executive producer Matt Strevens.

The Flash (Announced, Not Confirmed). Expected to Appear: Grant Gustin.

The Gifted. From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, season 2 of “The Gifted” picks up after the explosion of the Atlanta Station. The Mutant Underground search for their friends and family who left with The Inner Circle. Having tracked them outside of Washington, D.C., they must contend with new groups with extreme ideologies, both human and mutant alike, to stave off a brewing conflict. Join stars Stephen Moyer, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Sean Teele, Blair Redford, Skyler Samuels and Natalie Alyn Lind as they ready for the Season 2 premiere on FOX. Expected to Appear: Jamie Chung, Sean Teele, Skyler Samuels, and Natalie Alyn Lind.

The Goldbergs (Announced, Not Confirmed). Expected to Appear: Wendi McLendon-Covey.

Krpyton. Expected to Appear: Cameron Cuffe, Shawn Sipos, Georgiana Campbell, David S. Goyer.

Legends of Tomorrow (Announced, Not Confirmed). Expected to Appear: Marc Guggenheim.

[NEW] Sid & Marty Krofft (Room 23ABC). After producing 73 episodes of Mutt & Stuff for Nickelodeon, they have produced two 1-hour Mutt & Stuff specials, and are preparing for a Mutt & Stuff Live Tour. They’ll also be making a pitstop at Comic-Con, wherethey’ll be holding a panel where attendees will be treated to “details on a brand new project for grownups that uses all of their iconic characters from all of their shows, as well as behind-the-scenes stories of their storied careers. Expected to Appear: Sid Krofft, Marty Krofft. Moderator: Carolyn Hennesy.

Marvel’s Iron Fist. Expected to Appear: Finn Jones.

[NEW] Mr. Mercedes.

My Hero Academia. Kohei Horikoshi will make his first-ever North American professional appearance at San Diego Comic-Con. The panel will also feature several notable voice actors, including Christopher R. Sabat (voice of All Might) and Justin Briner (voice of Deku) from the anime adaptation of the popular series. Expected to Appear: Kohei Horikoshi, Christopher R. Sabat, Justin Briner.

The Walking Dead (Hall H).

Wynonna Earp (Announced, Not Confirmed). Expected to Appear: Emily Andras, Tim Rozon.


Comics Are For Everyone… Aren’t They? Expected to Appear: Rosie Olivia Knight.

Creating the Future at the MIT Media Lab: How Comics Inspire Students’ Work (and Vice-Versa).

Moms and Motherhood in Comics. Expected to Appear: Andrea Ayres.

Transformation Magic: Transgender Life in Comics from Street Level to the Stratosphere.

VIZ Media’s Weekly Shonen Jump. Expected to Appear: Kohei Horikoshi.

When I See Myself in Comics. With UDON Entertainment. Expceted to Appear: Molleen Bement.

Other Panels

Avatar Legacy Fan Panel.

Black & Queer Culture Panel. Expected to Appear: Viktor Kerney.

Bridging Anime & Hip-Hop. As an extension of our podcast, Victoria and Marcus co-host the Nerds On Hip-Hop: Bridging Anime & Hip-Hop panel which discusses the intersection between anime and hip-hop including Samurai Champloo, Tephlon Funk, and more. Expected to Appear: Victoria Johnson and Marcus Wolfe.

Causeplay: A Hobby in Service to Others. Members of the Avengers Initiative – West Coast Avengers, other volunteer cosutumers and pediatric institutions like CHOC Children’s along with HealthBridge Children’s Hospital – Orange will discuss how costume and prop enthusiasts serve their communities through their love of pop-culture. Hear about their experiences, learn how to join organized costume groups, and find out how to get involved in service efforts.

Fantasy Literature Panel. Expected to Appear: Maggie Stiefvater, Livia Blackburne, Kevin Hearne, V.E. Schwab, Laini Taylor, Henry Herz.

Fantastic Fans & Where to Find Them. The panel will include panelists from Fansplaining, FictionAlley, Great Wizarding War Podcast, Harry Potter Minute, Hermione Granger & the Quarter-Life Crisis, Hogwarts Running Club,, Puffs: Or Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic, US Quidditch, WandsUp San Diego Expected to Appear: Heidi Tandy, Elizabeth Minkel, Alexa Donne, Gary Roby Jr., Dawn Biggs, Eliyannah Amirah Yisrael, Mick Ignis, Matt Cox.

Fictional Games IRL. A panel about adapting a sport or game from a fictional universe, including Qudditch. Expected to Appear: Tessa Netting.

From Reader to Author: Making the Leap! Expected to Appear: Holly West, Danika Stone, Tiffany Pitcock, L.E. Delano, Lydia Albano, Nikik Katz, Shannon Klare.

The Genius of Animation – Problem Solving in Character and Story. Did you know The Flintstones started out as a show about hillbillies? Frozen’s Anna and Elsa didn’t start out as sisters? So many of the cartoon characters and storylines we love went through lots of changes to become the versions we know. We examine some of your favorite movies and cartoon shorts with the artists responsible for creating/developing them, learn about fascinating bumps in the road, and how they got past them. Join a lively discussion with Floyd Norman (Disney Legend, animator and story artist: Sleeping Beauty, Jungle Book) Jane Baer (animator, Sleeping Beauty, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) Nik Ranieri (character animator: Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Beauty and the Beast) Ricardo Delgato (production designer: Atlantis, Visual Development Artist: The Incredibles, Wall-E) Kathy Zielinski (lead animator, The Little Mermaid, Frozen), Willie Ito (Ink Pot Award Winner, layout/character animator: Lady & the Tramp, The Flintstones) Randy Haycock (character animator: The Lion King, Moana) Shadi Petosky (co-creator Danger & Eggs, executive producer Twelve Forever) and Mindy Johnson (animation historian, author: Ink and Paint: The Women of Disney Animation). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (, ASIFA: Hollywood)

Hollywood Location Scouts Panel.

John Carpenter’s Tales of Science Fiction. Expected to Appear: Sandy King, Janice Chiang, Tim Bradstreet, David J. Schow.

Moonbase and Beyond: The New Push to Deep Space.

Official Gaia Online Panel.

Outlander Fan Panel. Expected to Appear: Ginger Wiseman, Summer Reynolds, Mandy Tidwell, Sarah Ksiazek

Queer Fear. Expected to Appear: Michael Varrati.

Romance in SFF&H. Expected to Appear: Mark O’Bannon, Gigi Edgley, Marc Zicree, Jimmy Diggs, Claudia McKinney, and Liam McIntyre.

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion. Expected to Appear: Kyle Maddock, Tara Lynne, more.

Women on the Dark Side. Expected to Appear: Susan Lee.