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?
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)
11:00AM-12:00PM: Legendary Entertainment
12:15PM-1:15PM: Gala Film: Ghosts of Ruin– Battle Island and Gala Films are proud to present a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the dystopian future world of the upcoming series Ghosts of Ruin. Voice talent—including Tony Revolori, K-Pop star AleXa, Josh Keaton, Karen Strassman, and John Bentley—will be joined by the creative team led by Hans Zimmer’s Bleeding Fingers Music’s Giovoni Rios, Hendric Beunk, and Russel Emanuel, along with the series’ showrunner/executive producer Michael Ryan and creator/executive producer P. J. Accetterro to discuss creating the unique new animated series. Moderated by Coy Jandreau.
1:30PM-3:00PM: Star Trek Universe– The fan-favorite Star Trek universe panel returns to Comic-Con, featuring exclusive content from Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks, and Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.
3:15PM-4:15PM: Bold School– In EW’s Bold School series, power players in the entertainment industry share anecdotes about life lessons, how they found their voice, and how to pay it forward. Join a lively discussion among fierce, fearless female and/or nonbinary forces in entertainment, opening up about the power and privilege of taking on roles that redefine the rules and refuse to yield.
4:30PM-6:00PM: William Shatner: You Can Call Me Bill– The icon himself, William Shatner, hosts an entertaining discussion about his illustrious career, spotlighted by his two most recent adventures: Legion M’s new documentary, You Can Call Me Bill, and the famed sci-fi captain’s real-life journey into space! Beam into Hall H for a lively chat between Shatner, doc director Alexandre O. Philippe (The People vs. George Lucas, Lynch/Oz), Legion M executives Jeff Annison and David Baxter, and some very special surprise guests. Publicist Gary Miereanu moderates the festivities.
Ballroom 20 – (*Seats 4,800)
11:00AM-12:00PM: Futurama– You won’t want to miss the world premiere screening of the beloved sci-fi animated series Futurama before new episodes debut on Hulu on July 24. After a 10-year hiatus, Futurama has sprung triumphantly from the cryogenic tube, its full original cast and satirical spirit intact. New viewers will be able to pick up the series from here, while long-time fans will recognize payoffs to decades-long mysteries, including developments in the epic love story of Fry and Leela, the mysterious contents of Nibbler’s litter box, the secret history of evil Robot Santa, and the whereabouts of Kif and Amy’s tadpoles. Meanwhile, there’s a whole new pandemic in town as the crew explores the future of vaccines, bitcoin, cancel culture, and streaming TV.
12:00PM-12:45PM: American Dad– Emmy Award–winning animated comedy American Dad! is back in action at Comic-Con for another year! Don’t miss all the fun that the Smith family has in store before all-new episodes return to TBS this fall.
12:45PM-1:30PM: Family Guy– Award-winning and fan-favorite series, Family Guy returns to Comic-Con for another iconic year. Join in on the Griffin family fun as they celebrate one of the longest-running shows on television, with over 400 episodes and more all-new episodes coming to FOX this fall.
1:45PM-2:30PM: TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites 2023– It’s the ultimate fandom mashup! The official magazine of television brings together stars from some of your genre-TV favorites for a lively hang that’s always a hoot. From personal tales of fan encounters and backstage antics to their own TV obsessions and an expanded audience Q&A, this has been a must-see event of Comic-Con for over a decade!
2:45PM-3:30PM: Spike & Mike’s All Ages Festival of Animation
[CANCELLED] 3:45PM-4:45PM: Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire Season 2- Fans will get exclusive, first-look access to Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire Season 2.
4:45PM-5:45PM: Critical Role: Fireside Chat and Cast Q&A– A fireside chat and short Q&A session with the founders and cast members of Critical Role, including Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us: Parts I & II), Marisha Ray (Final Fantasy XV: Comrades), Taliesin Jaffe (World of Warcraft), Matthew Mercer (The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom), Laura Bailey (The Last of Us: Part II), Sam Riegel (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Travis Willingham (Marvel’s Avengers), and Liam O’Brien (Star Wars: The Bad Batch).
8:30PM-10:30PM: The 2023 Comic-Con International Masquerade– The Ballroom 20 stage becomes a celebration of costuming with a cosplay competition of impressive re-created and original design costumes crafted by our talented attendees! Not a dance or party, it’s a show on a stage with trophies, cash prizes, and other awards. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00 PM, but picking up a free ticket early will save you some line-waiting later. Free tickets are given out at 12 noon Saturday near Ballroom 20, and also at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00 PM. Those without tickets are still welcome if seating is available. The master and mistress of ceremonies will be writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, with special live intermission entertainment from The Corps Dance Crew and the Saber Guild Star Wars performance group.
Indigo – (*Seats 2,663)
[CANCELLED] 10:00AM-11:00AM: That ’70s Show 25th Anniversary– Debra Jo Rupp (actress, That ’70s Show, That ’90s Show) and Kurtwood Smith (actor, That ’70s Show, That ’90s Show) discuss 25 years of the iconic show and its impact on their careers. Debra Jo and Kurtwood will engage in a fan Q&A session following the presentation.
11:15AM-12:15PM: Heels Season 2 Preview– Michael Waldron, Stephen Amell (Arrow), Alexander Ludwig (Vikings) Alison Luff (New Amsterdam), Mary McCormack (Deep Impact, The L Word), Kelli Berglund (The Goldbergs, The Animal Kingdom), Allen Maldonado (House Party, The Wonder Years), and Chris Bauer (Survivor’s Remorse, True Blood) discuss Heels, the small-town sports drama series based on a wrestling league in rural Georgia. It is a story about the men and women who chase their dreams in the world of small-town pro wrestling as two brothers and rivals, Jack Spade (Amell) and Ace Spade (Ludwig), are at war over their late father’s legacy while working to find their identity and their individual versions of success.
12:30PM-1:30PM: Abbott Elementary Class in Session– The stars of ABC’s Abbott Elementary take the stage to discuss the breakout hit.
3:00PM-4:00PM: Hope and Perseverance in Hollywood– Award-winning and groundbreaking actors from your favorite fandoms, shows, and films speak on being pioneers in their field, the struggles they faced, and how they achieved their success to become award winners. Jessica Tseang (pop culture historian, The History Channel) interviews legendary talents on their life experience and their advice to all those wishing to become someone great in the entertainment industry.
4:15PM-5:15PM: The Sights and Sounds of Lumpia, The Deep Fried Universe, and Beyond- It takes a village! That’s how a delicious Filipino spring roll became a comic book and independent film marvel that found its audience at Comic-Con and stormed movie theaters on its own. The creators behind the award-winning film Lumpia with a Vengeance celebrate the 20th anniversary of the original movie (both films are screening on Thursday as part of the Films program) and discuss the importance of representation and community building through every aspect of filmmaking, including the movie’s soundtrack and their expanding companion comic book series. Take a peek at what the future holds for the “DFU” (Deep Fried Universe) with April Absynth (Blindspotting), Ruby Ibarra (soundtrack artist), Earl Baylon (Tomb Raider), Patricio Ginelsa (writer/director), Carlo Ricafort (Lumpia), Lawrence Iriarte (producer), A.J. Calomay (producer), Lisa Chong (producer), Jeffrey Fulgencio (artist), Mike Trias (soundtrack artist), and some surprise panelists from the galaxy! Moderated by Winston Emano (mano Y mano Media). Includes free print giveaway by artist Kristoffer Tolentino.
6BCF – (*Seats 2,160)
10:30AM-11:30AM: Snoopy Lives it Up on Apple TV+– Discover the all-new animated Peanuts content in the works at WildBrain Studios for Apple TV+, the home of all Peanuts content. Includes a sneak peek of Camp Snoopy (2024), the adventures (and misadventures) of Snoopy and his Beagle Scouts at summer camp. Plus enjoy an exclusive reveal of some exciting new Peanuts projects. Panelists include Rob “Boots” Boutilier (executive producer/series director, Camp Snoopy, WildBrain Studios), Adam Arsenault (director, WildBrain Studios), Paige Braddock (chief creative officer, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates), Jason Cooper (senior writer, Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates), and Melissa Menta (senior vice president, marketing and communications, Peanuts Worldwide). Damian Holbrook (senior writer, TV Guide magazine) moderates.
11:45AM-1:00PM: Quick Draw!– No matter when you’re reading this— hopefully before the event—run and get a seat for Quick Draw!, the fastest and funniest presentation at Comic-Con. Your Quick Draw quizmaster Mark Evanier will be putting three of the swiftest cartoonists in the business to the test, inventing well-projected humor on the spot. Competing this year are cartoonist and Comic-Con co-founder Scott Shaw!, MAD magazine’s Tom Richmond, and Disney legend Floyd Norman. As usual, there will be no wagering on the outcome.
1:00PM-2:30PM: Cartoon Voices I– Once again, Mark Evanier has assembled a roster of some of the most-heard performers in the world of animation, and they’re here to tell you what they do, how they do it and then demonstrate it. The dais includes Adam McArthur (Star vs. the Forces of Evil), Elle Newland (Lego Marvel’s Avengers), Keith Scott (Bullwinkle Moose), Bill Farmer (Goofy, Pluto), Dave Fennoy (Batman, Transformers) and Jessica DiCicco (The Emperor’s New School, Muppet Babies). And as usual, the actors will mangle a classic fairy tale for your enjoyment.
2:45PM-3:45PM: The Dragon Prince: All Aboard for Season 5– The next chapter of The Dragon Prince saga sets sail this July on Netflix. Find out what new adventures await you in season 5, then join the cast, crew, and creators for a special community celebration and open Q&A. (WARNING: To reduce the chance of high-seas hijinks, nautical criminals and/or seafaring ne’er-do-wells will not be admitted.)
4:00PM-5:00PM: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yabiba– Aniplex of America and the cast of Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba present a discussion of the Swordsmith Village Arc. Featuring Zach Aguilar (Tanjiro Kamado), Abby Trott (Nezuko Kamado), Griffin Burns (Muichiro Tokito), Kira Buckland (Mitsuri Kanroji), and Zeno Robinson (Genya Shinazugawa). Hosted by Aiko Makino (Aniplex of America).
5:15PM-6:15PM: Star Wars Outlaws: Becoming the Galaxy’s Most Wanted– Brought to you by Ubisoft and Lucasfilm Games, Star Wars Outlaws follows the high-stakes life of rookie scoundrel Kay Vess and her companion Nix in the first-ever open-world Star Wars game. Julian Gerighty (creative director, Ubisoft), Steve Blank (director franchise content and strategy, Lucasfilm), Navid Khavari (narrative director, Ubisoft), and voice talent Humberly González (Kay Vess), Dee Bradley Baker (Nix, Jabba the Hutt), and Jay Rincon (ND-5) share more about the galaxy of opportunity that awaits you in Star Wars Outlaws. Moderated by Chastity Vicencio (Ubisoft News).
6:30PM-8:30PM: Babylon 5: The Road Home– Warner Bros. Discovery Home Entertainment marks the 30th anniversary of the beloved sci-fi saga with the World Premiere of the all-new original animated movie Babylon 5: The Road Home. Travel across the galaxy with John Sheridan as he unexpectedly finds himself transported through multiple timelines and alternate realities in a quest to find his way back home. Along the way, he reunites with some familiar faces while discovering cosmic new revelations about the history, purpose, and meaning of the Universe. Following the screening join the cast and filmmakers for a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Babylon 5: The Road Home will be available to own on Digital, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray on August 15, 2023.
6A – (*Seats 1,040)
10:00AM-11:00AM: Spotlight on Felicia Day– Actor, writer, and producer Felicia Day talks about her geeky projects new and old! Bring your questions for a Saturday morning filled with Supernatural, The Guild, her bestselling books, gaming, and more.
11:15AM-12:15PM: Mushka, from World-Renowned Animator Andreas Deja– Andreas Deja, one of the modern masters of animation, a Disney ‘Legend,’ and the acclaimed animator responsible for bringing to life some of the most beloved characters in animation history (Gaston, Jafar, Scar, Hercules, Lilo, and Tigger, to name a few), comes to San Diego for the Comic-Con International premiere of Mushka, Deja’s original, hand-drawn animated directorial debut short. Including music from Disney Legend and Academy Award-winner Richard M. Sherman (Mary Poppins, The Jungle Book, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), Mushka tells the story of a young Ukrainian girl, Sarah, who discovers an orphaned baby Siberian tiger and realizes she must raise him or leave him to the perils of the snowy wild. She names the cub Mushka when she discovers an “M” shaped birthmark on the tiger cub’s forehead. Mushka is a Russian term of endearment meaning “sweetheart.” Her love of the tiger grows as Mushka does, but it’s not long before a few unsavory people in the village notice his beauty and enact a plan to kill and sell him for profit. To save Mushka, Sarah reluctantly takes him back to the forest, to the same spot where she found him as an orphaned cub, hoping that he will stay there and learn how to fend for himself, far away from any humans. Although she must turn her back on her animal friend to force him away, she recognizes that sometimes letting go is life’s hardest lesson, but that life also has a way to provide hope and happiness again. Deja will introduce the film, then return with other members of the production for a post-screening panel discussion about the film’s inspiration and the path from his 30+ year Disney career to the near 10-year creative journey to bring Mushka to life.
[CANCELLED] 12:30PM-1:30PM: First Look at Orphan Black: Echoes– Fans will get exclusive, first-look access to Orphan Black: Echoes.
1:45PM-2:45PM: Take a Leap into the World of NBC’S Quantum Leap– The cast of Quantum Leap, Raymond Lee, Caitlin Bassett, Ernie Hudson, Mason Alexander Park, and Nanrisa Lee, and executive producer Deborah Pratt give an exclusive teaser of the upcoming season 2 premiere, talk about events from this past season, and look ahead to what’s in store for season 2, coming this fall!
3:00PM-4:00PM: Marvel: Next Big Thing– This is the place to be for announcements about the future of the Marvel Universe! Spider-Man’s never had it easy, but what’s coming for him next will shake the wallcrawler to his core. Plus: things are heating up for Guardians of the Galaxy in the throes of the catastrophic Grootfall. And just what is happening in Jonathan Hickman’s all-new Ultimate Universe? On hand to discuss all this and more are C. B. Cebulski (editor-in-chief), Nick Lowe (executive editor), Zeb Wells (Amazing Spider-Man), Collin Kelly and Jackson Lanzing (Guardians of the Galaxy), and others. Attendees will receive an exclusive giveaway!
4:15PM-5:15PM: Transformers & G.I. Joe Return in The Energon Universe– The Transformers and G.I. Joe are back at Skybound, kicking off The Energon Universe! Superstars Robert Kirkman (Void Rivals), Daniel Warren Johnson (Transformers), Joshua Williamson (Duke, Cobra Commander), and Sean Mackiewicz (SVP/publisher, Skybound) reveal the secrets behind the most anticipated comics of 2023.
5:30PM-6:30PM: Developing TV/Film Streamers– Brian A. Metcalf discusses creating indie content and his new TV show Underdeveloped for streamers/distributors with fellow actor/producers Thomas Ian Nicholas (American Pie films) and Kelly Arjen (Adverse). Underdeveloped Actors Tom Arnold (True Lies), Mark Pellegrino (Mulholland Drive), David Henrie (Wizards of Waverly Place), David Koechner (The Office), Samm Levine (Inglourious Basterds), Shelley Regner (Pitch Perfect), Luke Edwards (Little Big League), Jason Faunt (Power Rangers Time Force), and Charlene Amoia (How I Met Your Mother), Lulu Jovovich will be joining in the discussion. Moderated by Victor Dandridge.
6:45PM-7:45PM: Critical Role: Making Candela Obscura– The cast and friends of Critical Role including Taliesin Jaffe (World of Warcraft), Marisha Ray (Final Fantasy XV: Comrades), Robbie Daymond (Demon Slayer), Laura Bailey (The Last of Us: Part II), Anjali Bhimani (Ms. Marvel), Matthew Mercer (The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom), and Ivan Van Norman (head of Darrington Press) discuss the making of Candela Obscura including the show, the game, and a whole new intriguing world.
8:30PM-11:00PM: The 2023 Comic-Con International Masquerade Simulcast
*This number is how many seats it normally sits this could change at any time.