It’s now June, and that means that we can officially state that San Diego Comic-Con is next month. Are you prepared? Well, alright, no one is probably ever completely prepared, but your best option for ensuring you make the most of the behemoth that is Comic-Con is keeping up with the important news. But don’t worry! We’ve got you covered.
Here’s what you can expect over the next month:
More Panel Confirmations
Traditionally, this schedule is released exactly two weeks before the convention, which should mean that we won’t get a peek at the full, official schedule until July 7-10.
With that said though, the panel confirmations have already slowly started to trickle in, and we’re bound to know plenty of movie, TV, and other panels long before July.
Our continually updated list of Announced Panels will be going up in June as well, to track all the panel announcements for you in one easy location.
Exclusive Announcements & Presales
June will be a big month in the world of exclusives for most of the major companies. We already have details on some exclusives from fan favorites like Diamond Previews and NECA — though there’s still plenty more to be announced before the convention. Hasbro has been unusually quiet so far, but we fully expect their announcements to start rolling in any day now.
Of the rest of the toy companies, Factory Entertainment kicked off their announcements in May with plenty more still to come. You can already pre-order some exclusives from Yesterdays for in-booth pick-up, with a slew of fun exclusives still be announced. But there’s plenty more to come from Hasbro, Mattel, LEGO, Hallmark, Bandai, Gentle Giant, Super7, Cryptozoic, the official CCI mech, Toddland, and so many others. Plus, in 2019 the Exclusives Portal officially opened on June 27 — so you may be able to start signing up for everything your heart desires before the month is even up.
Need parking? You have until June 12 to enter for this year’s Ace Parking lottery, with groups to be assigned on June 13, and the first group getting through to purchase parking on June 20.
Expect this to be a big, big month for San Diego Comic-Con offsite announcements. There’s the return of the Interactive Zone at Petco Park, the UBlog’s own Sunday evening party announcement, and more offsites that we probably know nothing about. And while not officially offsites, we can’t wait to see this year’s MTS trolley wraps, which should start going up very soon.
You can always find a list of offsites on our event calendar.
Although the new season of the SDConCast is already in full swing, we have an exciting schedule of upcoming guests to talk movies, TV, comics, and much more all month. In addition, each week we’ll continue to keep you up to date on all the latest news, to help ensure you’re as prepared as possible for July.
Is there anything in particular you would like us to cover or want to know more about for SDCC? Let us know in the comments, drop us a line or tweet us at @SD_Comic_Con.