Breaking Down the Friday San Diego Comic-Con 2023 Schedule – Major Rooms by Day

If you’re anything like us, you probably already have your Comic-Con schedule started (and if you don’t — why not?!). Especially with panels, though, it’s helpful to know what else is in the panel room, as sure, your panel might be a walk-in by itself — but what if something major is right after it?

You can find the Thursday schedule broken down here.

You can find the Saturday schedule broken down here. 

Without further ado, let’s look at the major panel rooms (Hall H, Ballroom 20, Indigo Ballroom, 6BCF, and 6A) for broken down by day and timeslot:


Hall H – (*Seats 6,500)

11:30AM-12:30PM: Collider: Directors on DirectingDavid Leitch (director of Deadpool 2, Bullet Train, and The Fall Guy), Gareth Edwards (director of The Creator, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and Godzilla), and Justin Simien (director of Dear White People, Bad Hair, and Haunted Mansion) take part in a wide-ranging and in-depth discussion about the craft of directing and projects past, present, and future. The panel will also feature exclusive new footage from The Creator and Haunted Mansion and all attendees will take home an exclusive Comic-Con poster of The Creator. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.

1:00PM-3:30PM: The Walking Dead UniverseFans will get exclusive, first-look access to all things The Walking Dead Universe.

4:00PM-5:00PM: Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors– They may be fighters on screen, but that doesn’t mean they’re not lovers (of the craft). A panel of actors discuss the thrill of playing iconic characters, the difference between their personas and real life, and the highs (and lows!) of their careers in Hollywood.

Ballroom 20  – (*Seats 4,800)

10:45AM-12:15PM: The 23rd Annual Animation Show of ShowsRon Diamond (curator, producer) presents the exclusive premiere of this annual collection of incredible animated shorts, prior to its theatrical release to the general public. Diamond will moderate a postscreening audience Q&A with director Bret Parker and co-writer Pete Barma. The Animation Show of Shows is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that brings hand-picked selections of notable international animated shorts to the public, at colleges and universities, and at leading animation studios, media, game, and tech companies.

12:30PM-1:30PM: Good Omens: The Ineffable Season 2– Get a sneak peek at the highly anticipated return of our favorite angels and demons for Season 2 of Good Omens, premiering July 28 on Prime Video. With the Apocalypse thwarted, angel and demon best friends Aziraphale and Crowley are getting back to easy living amongst mortals in London’s Soho, when the archangel Gabriel turns up unexpectedly, with no memory of who he is or how he got there. To solve this mystery and evade Heaven and Hell in the process, the duo will need more than a miracle; they’ll need to once again rely on each other. The century-spanning saga takes us from before The Beginning to the modern day, with lots of quirky mortal and immortal characters joining in on the adventures along the way. With an entirely original story expanding on the beloved novel by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman and the 2019 TV adaptation, Good Omens Season 2 stars Michael Sheen as angel Aziraphale, David Tennant as demon Crowley, Jon Hamm as archangel Gabriel, Miranda Richardson as demon Shax, Quelin Sepulveda as angel Muriel, Shelley Conn as demon Beelzebub, and Maggie Service and Nina Sosanya as humans Maggie and Nina.

1:45PM-2:45PM: Audience is King– Comedian TJ Miller (Silicon Valley, Deadpool), Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite, Blades of Glory), John Attanasio (CEO of Toonstar), and Devon Ferreira (CMO of Immutable) with moderator Harry McCracken (global technology editor of Fast Company) discuss the future of franchise creation where fans and creators collaborate in new ways, leveraging Web3, AI technology, and dynamic gameplay. They will also unveil their upcoming community-driven story world that’s ripped straight from the headlines where fact is stranger than fiction.

3:00PM-4:00PM: Peacock’s The Continental: From the World of John Wick– The cast and executive producers Basil Iwanyk and Albert Hughes of Peacock’s three-part event The Continental: From the World of John Wick take an exclusive first look at the series. A prequel to the blockbuster action franchise, the series will explore the origin behind the iconic hotel-for-assassins centerpiece of the John Wick universe through the eyes and actions of a young Winston Scott, as he’s dragged into the Hell-scape of 1970s New York City to face a past he thought he’d left behind.

[CANCELLED] 4:15PM-5:15PM: Gen V– From the world of The Boys, Prime Video reveals its highly anticipated new series Gen V with members of the cast, who will talk about the upcoming college spinoff for the first time. Set at America’s only college exclusively for young adult superheroes (run by Vought International), Gen V explores the lives of hormonal, competitive Supes as they put their physical, sexual, and moral boundaries to the test, competing for the school’s top ranking. The series stars Jaz Sinclair, Chance Perdomo, Lizze Broadway, Shelley Conn, Maddie Phillips, London Thor, Derek Luh, and Asa Germann. Patrick Schwarzenegger, Sean Patrick Thomas, and Marco Pigossi recur. Michele Fazekas, Tara Butters, Eric Kripke, Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Neal H. Moritz, Ori Marmur, Pavun Shetty, Ken Levin, Jason Netter, Garth Ennis, Darick Robertson, Craig Rosenberg, Zak Schwartz, Erica Rosbe, and Michaela Starr serve as executive producers. Gen V comes from Sony Pictures Television Studios and Amazon Studios, in association with Kripke Enterprises, Point Grey Pictures, and Original Film.

9:00PM-11:00PM: Justice League: Warworld– Be among the first fans to see Warner Bros. Animation’s all-new, feature-length film Justice League: Warworld at this world premiere screening. In this R-rated film, DC’s Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman find themselves in mysterious lands and precarious circumstances with no memory of how they arrived there and only vague recollections of their true selves. In addition to the screening, filmmakers and key cast members will hold a panel discussion and audience Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Justice League: Warworld will be available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, and Blu-ray on July 25.

Indigo – (*Seats 2,663)

10:00AM-11:00AM: Tiny Toons Looniversity– Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into ACME Looniversity! Join this panel of Tiny Toons Looniversity academics (a.k.a. cast and crew) as they take you on a “campus tour” of Cartoon Network’s newest entry into the Looniverse. Classes begin this fall, but panel attendees will be treated to a screening of the premiere episode! Plus, catch sneak peeks of the final batch of Looney Tunes cartoons and upcoming episodes of Cartoonito’s preschool Bugs Bunny Builders.Tiny Toons Looniversity is produced by Amblin Television in association with Warner Bros. Animation. Looney Tunes Cartoons and Bugs Bunny Builders are produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

11:00PM-12:00PM: My Adventures with Superman– It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman like you’ve never seen him before! Watch a new episode of Adult Swim’s newest comedy adventure and join the heroic cast and crew of My Adventures with Superman as they discuss familiar friends and foes, plus what else you will see in season 1 and beyond. My Adventures with Superman is produced by Warner Bros. Animation.

12:00PM-1:00PM: Teenage Euthanasia: Season 2– Trophy might be dead and stuck in Florida, but join the very much alive cast and crew in sunny San Diego as they look back at the apocalyptic near-future and share an exclusive look at the new season.

1:00PM-2:00PM: Metalocalypse: Army of Doomstar– Can the Metalocalypse be stopped? The cast and crew of this all-new original animated R-rated movie, based on the hit Adult Swim series, talk all things Metalocalypse, preview some clips from the film, and discuss the new soundtrack and Dethalbum IV. Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar will be available to own on Digital and Blu-ray starting August 22.

2:00PM-3:00PM: Rick and Morty 10th Anniversary– It hasn’t been 100 years quite yet, but join the cast and crew as they celebrate 10 years of Rick and Morty adventures and family shenanigans! Plus, get a first look at the upcoming seventh season.

3:00PM-4:00PM: Solar OppositesSolar Opposites packs up the sci-fi and gets normal . . . for a second. Then it’s back to classic Solar chaos, mayhem in the Wall, and some all-new Silvercops adventures. Join the aliens for a hilarious and out-of-this-world first look at the upcoming fourth season on Hulu.

4:00PM-5:00PM: The Great North– The Tobins are back at Comic-Con! Join your favorite Lone Moose family for a hilarious look at their outrageous Alaskan adventures on The Great North, ahead of its fourth season on FOX.

5:00PM-6:00PM: Bob’s Burgers– Always a fan favorite at Comic-Con, the Emmy Award–winning animated series Bob’s Burgers returns to Comic-Con with an exciting first look at an upcoming episode before the series returns to FOX this fall. Sport your best Belcher costume and celebrate with a room full of Bob’s Burgers fans.

8:00PM-10:30PM: Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards– The 35th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 32 categories. The gala ceremony features celebrity presenters and a multimedia extravaganza. Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

6BCF  – (*Seats 2,160)

10:15AM-11:15AM: Creating The Expanse: A Telltale Series– Telltale Games are back, and their first new title is based in the beloved Expanse universe. Working with Alcon and some of the original cast members of the show, The Expanse: A Telltale Series dives into the backstory of fan-favorite Camina Drummer (Cara Gee). Cara Gee will join key members of the development team to discuss the game’s development and how it fits into the wider Expanse universe before a surprise special guest joins the panel to announce a new episode for the game, based on their character.

11:30AM-12:30PM: Silent Hill: Ascension and Genvid Slate Reveal– Moderated by Kinda Funny host Greg Miller, Genvid Entertainment and Bad Robot Games give an exclusive look at SILENT HILL: Ascension with Jacob Navok (Genvid), Stephan Bugaj (Genvid), and Chris Amaral (Bad Robot Games). Genvid will also unveil an exciting new project with a different franchise for the first time. A very special panelist will be on hand to announce this new project. Attendees will also receive special giveaways after the panel.

12:45PM-1:45PM: Making Immortals of AveumBret Robbins (CEO, game director at Ascendant Studios), Michael Kirkbride (lead writer at Ascendant Studios), Dave Bogan (art director at Ascendant Studios), and Julia Lichtblau (associate art director at Ascendant Studios) will discuss the making of the game, diving into its deep lore and world building, as well as its magic system and cast of characters. Hosted by Lucy James (senior gaming producer, Fandom).

2:00PM-3:00PM: Titans of Fighting: The Evolution of Fighting Games– Legendary TEKKEN game director Katsuhiro Harada brings together experts to discuss how fighting games are evolving. Hear how the latest entries are taking advantage of powerful new-gen platforms and elevating the genre back to the highest echelons of gaming, where it belongs.

3:15PM-4:15PM: Resetting Mortal Kombat: A New Beginning with Mortal Kombat 1- Get an exclusive first look at the upcoming Mortal Kombat 1, the newest iteration in the acclaimed Mortal Kombat videogame franchise from award-winning NetherRealm Studios. The creative team and voiceover talent behind one of the most iconic properties in gaming history discuss the reimagined story, new features, and art style and reveal new gameplay. Panelists include Ed Boon (chief creative officer, NetherRealm Studios, and co-creator of Mortal Kombat), Dominic Cianciolo (story director, NetherRealm Studios), and Thiago Gomes (art development director, NetherRealm Studios), and actors Vincent Rodriguez III (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, With Love) as Raiden, Kelly Hu (X2: X-Men United, BMF, Young Justice) as a character to be revealed at the panel, Yuri Lowenthal (Spider-Man, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, Ben 10 franchise) and some surprise guest panelists.Tech/Geek/Culture aficionado and YouTube sensation Brian Tong will moderate. Mortal Kombat 1 is scheduled to release on Sept. 19, 2023, for PlayStation5 (PS5), Xbox Series XS, Nintendo Switch, and PC.

4:30PM-5:30PM: Invincible 20th Anniversary Panel– The Best Superhero Comic Book in the Universe celebrates its 20th anniversary with a look back at the franchise and a look forward at what’s to come in the worlds of comics, animation, video games, tabletop games, and more! Featuring Invincible creators Robert Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley, along with Sean Mackiewicz (SVP/publisher, Skybound), Marge Dean (head of studio, Skybound Animation), and Mike Rogers (creative director, Skybound).

5:45PM-6:45PM: A Conversation with the Cast and Crew of Prime Video’s Invincible– Join executive producer Robert Kirkman and members of the cast and crew as they break news and discuss key storylines from the upcoming and highly anticipated second season of Prime Video’s hit animated series Invincible, based on the groundbreaking comic book by Kirkman, Cory Walker, and Ryan Ottley. The story revolves around 18-year-old Mark Grayson, who’s just like every other guy his age—except his father is (or was) the most powerful superhero on the planet. Starring Steven Yeun, with Sandra Oh, Zazie Beetz, Grey Griffin, Chris Diamantopoulos, Walton Goggins, Gillian Jacobs, Jason Mantzoukas, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Zachary Quinto, Andrew Rannells, Kevin Michael Richardson, Seth Rogen, and J.K. Simmons. Executive producers are Kirkman, Catherine Winder, David Alpert, Simon Racioppa, Margaret M. Dean, Rogen, and Evan Goldberg, and co-executive producers are Helen Leigh and Walker.

7:00PM-8:00PM: Sharknado 10th Anniversary– It’s the 10th anniversary of the pop culture phenomenon Sharknado, and the creators are bringing on the celebration. The Asylum stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Cassie Scerbo, director Anthony Ferrante, and other surprise panelists come together to announce a special one-night theatrical release of Sharknado: The 10th Anniversary Edition, featuring an all-new 4K Version with never-before-seen kills and thrills! Catch the release date announcement along with exclusive clips of newly restored iconic moments from one of cinema’s greatest cult classics. The panel will also feature a live performance of the Sharknado theme song, and attendees will have the chance to win exclusive prizes. Oh, and yes, there will be a special announcement about Methgator.

8:15PM-10:30PM: Sand Land World Premiere Screening– From the creator of Dragon Ball, Akira Toriyama, comes his latest animated movie, Sand Land, making its world premiere at Comic-Con! Shueisha (publisher from Japan), Bandai Namco Filmworks (animation company from Japan), and Toho (film company from Japan) will also welcome Toshihisa Yokoshima (director of Sand Land) to discuss behind-the-scenes footage.

6A – (*Seats 1,040)

10:30AM-11:30AM: Spotlight on Todd McFarlane– Spawn and Venom creator, McFarlane Toys’ CEO, and president of Image Comics Todd McFarlane takes fans on a behind-the-scenes look at Spawnmania. McFarlane offers fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, what’s ahead for the Spawn Universe, and all the exciting developments on the horizon.

11:45PM-12:45PM: The McFarlane Toys Multiverse– Get an exclusive first look at the latest and greatest toys and collectibles from McFarlane Toys and Todd McFarlane himself, From brands like DC Multiverse, Demon Slayer, Movie Maniacs, and Spawn, the McFarlane Toys team takes an in-depth look at the exciting products headed your way. Plus, the team will have a few surprises and giveaways in store.

1:00PM-2:00PM: Jamie Lee Curtis’s Mother Nature: A Candid Discussion of Her All-New Graphic Novel/Movie– Oscar-winning actress Jamie Lee Curtis makes a special appearance at Comic-Con to launch her new graphic novel, Mother Nature, which debuts exclusively at SDCC. This exciting eco-horror graphic novel is adapted from her script for the Comet Pictures/Blumhouse film. Co-writer Russell Goldman and artist Karl Stevens will be on stage with Jamie and Forbidden Planet TV’s Andrew Sumner to go behind the scenes of this unique project, ahead of the Mother Nature major motion picture (coming soon).

2:15PM-3:15PM: Wētā Workshop: Celebrating 20 years of Middle-earth– Wētā Workshop presents a 20-year retrospective on creating imaginary worlds. Richard Taylor (co-founder and CEO, Wētā Workshop), Gino Acevedo (senior prosthetics supervisor, LOTR; WētāFX creative art director), Daniel Falconer (senior designer, Wētā Workshop), and some of their crew take a look behind the scenes in this The Lord of the Rings 20th anniversary year. Jed Brophy (actor, stuntman, LOTR trilogy) will host a Q&A, and there may be a surprise return to the stage for a fan favorite! They will also reveal our ROTK 20th Anniversary Masters Collection collectible.

3:30PM-4:30PM: The McElroy Family: A Q & A with the First Family of PodcastingClint, Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are best known for hosting, arguably, too many podcasts. From My Brother, My Brother and Me and The Adventure Zone to Sawbones, Shmanners, and Wonderful!, these boys simply cannot help themselves when presented with the opportunity to grab a mic and make some goofs. Some of their podcasts have been turned into TV shows, and some of them have been turned into graphic novels or board games. It’s also possible you know them from their various voice acting roles, including their star-making turn as Skyscraper Troll in Trolls World Tour (Dreamworks). Also, Griffin ate a banana wrong once, you may have seen that somewhere. They’re here to answer your questions about any and all of their projects, past, present, and future.

4:45PM-5:45PM: Nostalgia Rebooted: How Nacelle Uses the Past to Power Their FutureBrian Volk-Weiss (founder/CEO of Nacelle) and the Nacelle team discuss the power of nostalgia and how it’s helped them grow their own creative universe, aimed at reviving beloved brands like Biker Mice from Mars, RoboForce, and Sectaurs, with new toys, shows, and consumer products. The company that brought you groundbreaking documentaries on Star Wars, Marvel, Star Trek, and more is excited to offer attendees a once-in-a-lifetime, exclusive opportunity to have their voices recorded and included in Nacelle’s upcoming RoboForce animated series! Also, one lucky attendee will win a voice-over role in an upcoming Nacelle animated series.

6:00PM-7:00PM: Jim Lee & FriendsJim Lee (DC president, publisher, and chief creative officer) is on hand to bring out a few of his friends for discussions and reveals that will have everyone talking long after the Comic-Con is over!

7:15PM-8:15PM: The Hillywood Show PresentationThe Hillywood Show, Hilly and Hannah Hindi, come together for an interactive panel and a mini-marathon of your favorite Hillywood parodies, including their latest, a Good Omens parody starring Neil Gaiman! Hillywood is well-known for their productions based on popular movies/TV shows with nearly 2 million subscribers and over 360 million views. Come ask questions about filmmaking, costumes, acting, and more. This panel will be ineffable!

10:00PM-11:00PM: This is Not an Invincible Season 2 Special Screening 

*This number is how many seats it normally sits this could change at any time.

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