SDCC 2024 Programming Schedule: Thursday Highlights

It’s two weeks away from Comic-Con, and CCI is releasing the programming schedule for San Diego Comic-Con 2024 in its annual fashion. We’ll be bringing you the highlights of each day as they’re announced.

We’ll also be discussing our thoughts on this year’s lineup, including our top picks, what time we think you need to line up, room flow, and more — in a special series of live podcasts this weekend. The first of which will cover Preview Night, Thursday’s and Friday’s lineup, and will be on Friday July 12 at 9:30PM ET/6:30PM PT.

There are no Preview Night screenings this year, so that’s a very short recap!

For Thursday, in Hall H, things kick off at 11:45am with Paramount Animation’s Transformers: One with a stacked cast list that includes Chris Hemsworth, followed by Nickelodeon’s 25th anniversary celebration of SpongeBob SquarePants. Then it’s time for TV in Hall H, with Percy Jackson and the Olympians at 2:15, What We Do in the Shadows final appearance at 3:30pm, and a very suspect “TBA” at 6:30pm for an hour. That’s a pretty light Thursday, with some of the normal Sunday programming (including Shadows) heading over to Thursday as we don’t think there will be a Hall H on Sunday this year.

The biggest movie news of the day may actually be that Twilight director Catherine Hardwicke will be discussing the behind-the-scenes making of the franchise at 9pm in Room 28DE.

Collider is also bringing a new iteration of their panel to Comic-Con with “Producers on Producing”, with producers from TransformersStar Trek: Strange New Worlds, and Barbarian at 1:45pm in Indigo Ballroom.

How well do you know the Scream franchise? Prove your horror trivia knowledge against Roger Jackson, voice of Ghostface himself, at 9pm in Room 25ABC.

In other movie news, you can learn about the costumes of The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes at 3pm in Room 9; delve into the VFX of Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes at 1:45pm in Room 6A; and discover what goes into making iconic movie posters with William Stout at 7:30pm in Room 26AB. Dive into the world of Arcana at their 3pm panel in Room 32AB, where you’ll also get an exclusive Ultraduck metallic pin. Studio Ghibli fans can learn more about Kiki’s Delivery Service from the production coordinator at 6pm in Room 25ABC.

Over in Ballroom 20, it’s a grab-bag of assorted panels, including Spike and Mike’s annual animation panel, a Marvel Rivals panel for the upcoming game, Todd McFarlane talking the Spawn movie and more, a look at the new Peacock Teacup series, as well as their Those About to Die, and then at 4:15pm a Star Wars “Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away” with names including moderator Patton Oswalt, as well as Dee Bradley Baker, Humberly Gonzalez, and more.

By the power of Grayskull! Masters of the Universe returns to San Diego Comic-Con with moderator Griffin Newman and She-Ra voice actress Melendy Britt, He-Man voice actor Cam Clarke, and Blade voice actor Anthony De Longis to unveil action figure plans for the future at a panel at 1:30pm in Room 29CD.

In other TV news, you’ll find FOX animated series Universal Basic Guys and Krapopolis at 8:15pm in Room 6DE; For All Mankind and Battlestar Galactica creator Ronald D. Moore speaking about his upcoming projects at 3:15pm in Room 6DE; get a history lesson of Peanuts at 10am from across the world of Peanuts in 5AB, go behind-the-scenes with creatives from One PieceGen VOnly Murders in the Building, and more at 1pm in Room 7AB; and delve into the real-life science behind Futurama at 12pm in Marriott Marquis Grand 10 & 11. You’ll also find creatives behind series such as BoschWhat We Do in the ShadowsCastle, and more at an 8pm panel in Room 28DE, as well as get a behind-the-scenes look from creators, writers, and more from The Expanse at 7pm in Room 9.

Join actor/comedian Malcom Barrett (Timeless) with several friends, including actors from The Boys and beyond, for a special panel at 12:30pm in Room 6A.

Fans of animation will also find Jerry Beck back with his annual “Worst Cartoons Ever!” at 7:15pm in Room 6BCF; join comics legends Simon Bisley and Kevin Eastman at 7pm in Room 32AB;

We’re also very curious about “The Groundlings Celebrate 50 Years of Laughs” at 3pm in Indigo Ballroom. There’s no panelists listed, but their alumni include some of the biggest names in the industry.

You’ll also find some big names on “Unraveling the Time Traveler’s Paradox” at 5:30pm in Indigo Ballroom, including Felicia Day and Doug Jones.

Music is an integral part of all television and films, and you can hear from the composers at the 10th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero, with composers from Deadpool & WolverineStar Wars: The AcolyteThe Boys, and more, as well as Michael Giacchino, at 11:15am in Indigo Ballroom.

Into comics? You’ll find a slew of talent all week long, including a retrospective on Jeff Lemire at 5pm in Room 23ABC; Minor Threats creators Patton Oswalt, Jordan Blum, Scott Hepburn, Kyle Starks, and Ryan Browne in a panel at 11:30am in Room 6DE. Join Image Comics for some of the biggest names in the industry at the moment, including Skottie Young, Daniel Warren Johnson, and Derek Kirk Kim at 11:30am in Room 24ABC.

Get a 30 minute preview of the film Mike Mignola: Drawing Monsters on the origins of Hellboy at 7:30pm in Grand 6 at the Marriott Marquis;

2000 AD is bringing some big names for a panel at 2pm in Room 23ABC, including Simon Bisley and Gail Simone. Get the scoop on what’s happening with VIZ at 3pm in Room 6A. Learn more about DC’s blockbuster summer event, Absolute Power, at a panel at 12:45pm in Room 6DE.

Want to try your own hand at comics? Join Whilce Portacio, Ryan Benjamin, and Alex Sinclair for a hands-on workshop into the world of creating comics at 2:30pm in Room 3; or “The Craft of Comics” features some big names including Barbara Brandon-Croft, Lea Seidman Hernandez, Klaus Janson, Dave Johnson, and Meggie Ramm, with J. Scott Campbell to discuss what goes into making comics at 11am in Room 5AB.

Celebrate 85 years of Batman with Mark Waid, Michael Uslan, and Athena Finger at a dedicated panel at 4:15pm in Room 6A.

Take a look back at 20 years of covering comics with The Beat ( at 4:30pm in Room 24ABC alongside legends like Raina Telgemeire, Scott McCloud, and Scott Snyder. You can also join Gary Sassaman, former director of publications for Comic-Con International, for a chat about the Go-Go Checks of 60’s comics at 12pm in Room 9.

Wrestling lovers will want to step into the ring at AEW’s panel at 3:30pm in Room 6BCF, featuring AEW stars Swerve Strickland, “Timeless” Toni Storm, Will Ospreay, Orange Cassidy, Britt Baker, and Darby Allin. UFC and WWE champion, actress Ronda Rousey, makes her comic debut at the convention in a panel with WWE superstar and actor Dave Bautista at 10am in Room 6A for what is surely going to be a packed panel. Step into the ring with Headlocked and Masked Republic and their brand of pro wrestling and lucha libre comics at 5:30pm in Room 10.

Artist Dan Veesenmeyer gets what is essentially his own spotlight panel at 4pm in Grand 12 & 13, to look back on his work on X-Men: The Animated Series as a storyboard artist, through his time at Marvel, Hasbro, DC, Lucasfilm, LEGO, Mondo, and more.

Get a taste of the impact of pop culture with “Tasting Pop Culture” at 4pm in Grand 10 & 11 in the Marriott Marquis Marina, alongside actor Earl Baylon and chocolatiers/bakers. 

Toy lovers will want to head to Room 25ABC at 5pm for the Hasbro G.I. Joe brand panel. 

There are plenty of other exciting panels happening throughout the day like the annual Klingon Lifestyles Presentation at 8pm in Room 5AB; Upper Deck delving into the world of their Neopets collaboration at 12pm in Room 28DE, and more.

What will you be lining up for on the first full day of Comic-Con? Let us know on social media.

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