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Under the Tents: Veronica Mars, Kevin Smith, The Behemoth, SYFY

Welcome to our last weekend before SDCC 2019. Downtown San Diego is busy preparing for next week’s festivities, and so many artists and vendors are preparing as well. This edition of Under the Tents brings some great SDCC news from Veronica Mars, Patrick Ballesteros, and so much more.

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

  • Finally! Veronica Mars fans have their ultimate SDCC 2019 question answered: Who will be on the panel? Thanks to TVLine, we now know who will be in Ballroom 20 on Friday at 11:30AM PT: Kristen Bell (Veronica), Enrico Colantoni (Keith), Jason Dohring (Logan), Percy Daggs III (Wallace), Francis Capra (Weevil), Ryan Hansen (Dick) and franchise newbie Kirby Howell-Baptiste (Nicole). Series creator Rob Thomas and EP Diane Ruggiero-Wright will also be on hand. As if that weren’t enough, fans who are lucky enough to attend Friday’s signing at the Warner Bros. booth will also be handed a copy of the official SDCC Veronica Mars revival poster.

  • Adrian Wassel, Editor-in-Chief at Vault Comics, tweeted a big announcement – Vault will have advanced copies of Mall #1 as well as a black and white ashcan of The Plot #1. See them before anyone else at Booth #1819 at SDCC.

  • Artist Tyler Kirkham is getting his prints ready to send to SDCC. Find these amazing pieces at the J. Scott Campbell Booth #4601.

  • Slow and steady wins the race when it comes to learning the Periodic Table, or in Rebecca Hicks’ case, The Periodic Tortoise. See how cute science can be at Booth #5535. Science!

  • Daniel Danger will be at Booth #1617 in the Exhibit Hall signing some of his classics and fan favorites as well as some new work. Good luck on that movie deal, too.

  • Artist Brandon Yarwood will be on-hand in the Lucasfilm Pavilion at Booth #2913-D on Friday afternoon from 2:00PM to 3:00PM PT to sign copies of his original SDCC exclusive poster.

  • Grab your dinglehopper and your homie Pillboi and get to Patrick Ballesteros’s Table #DD-08 in Artists’ Alley to find his adorable mini prints of (not a robot) Janet and The Little Mermaid herself, Ariel.

  • The folks at Magic: The Gathering have tapped their manna and are hitting the Exhibit Floor this year with a ton of activities and signings at Booth #3213 (Hasbro) this year. They’ve announced games and exclusives that can be found all over the convention center as well.

  • The great minds behind the Broadway hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will also have their hands full at SDCC this year. Their panel will take fans behind the scenes to see how they make magic real even for Muggles on the stage. At Booth #3629, fans will find original costumes and exclusive art from the forthcoming book of the same name.

  • Artist J. Lynn Warner promises reasonable prices on these Marvel sketch cards he’s bringing to Table #L-09 in Small Press.

  • Make your way to the Nickelodeon’s Loud House during SDCC, where they will be giving away copies of La Casagrandes.

  • We’re big fans of “mash-up” panels here at the SDCC Unofficial Blog, and this one looks like it’s going to be epic. Dust off your Discman, feed your Tomagotchi, and go back to the 90’s with panelists like Jason Mewes (Jay and Silent Bob Reboot), Orlando Jones (American Gods), and more totally fly peeps.

  • One more booth that will keep you entertained for hours it The Behemoth at Booth #329. You can play Castle Crashers on a Nintendo Switch while you browse through their brand new merch (pictured below).
  • Marvel author Rainbow Rowell added another signing to her SDCC schedule. You can find her at the Marvel Booth #2329 on Friday, July 19 from 2:00PM to 2:40PM PT, and it doesn’t look like you’ll need a ticket for it.

  • Nerdvania will allow your imagination to soar with their Custom Chalkboard Kidrobot Trikky. Grab your favorite colored chalk (included!) and make your Trikky however you want it to be. Then, wash it off and start all over again for an endless amount of fun and creativity.

  • Mysterious Gallery is bringing an exclusive twist on the Arthurian Legend to Booth #1119 at SDCC this year. Fans can pre-order copies of their latest novel, Cursed, at their booth during the con and receive an exclusive print signed by artist Frank Miller.

  • I’m not even supposed to be here today!!! Find out where that line came from and a whole lot more when you see Shooting Clerks, a documentary about the film that introduced us to Jay and Silent Bob. And is it even remotely related to Kevin Smith if you don’t get a free comic book out of the deal?

  • Not to be outdone by the San Diego Hostel, BAIT tweeted their own photo to show fans what they’ll find at 920 5th Ave. in the Gaslamp Quarter during SDCC.

  • Spencer and Locke writer David Pepose was excited to show off the cover for Go to the Chapel by MJ Erickson to his Twitter followers. Look for this new comic at Action Lab Danger Booth #1737.

Anything we missed? Anyone you’re really excited to see? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line, or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.

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