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Even though last year’s San Diego Comic Con was the one that “hurt” the most from all the ones i have missed all over the years (for some reason i was very passionate about last year), this year’s schedule is pretty awesome as well…so much so that i think i better start planning my trip for next year so as not to be on the same position as i am now; writing about all the things i would have liked to attend in SDCC 2014.
What i really like about this year’s SDCC is that by looking at its schedule, it seems to be turning back to its roots: the comics. There are numerous panels, workshops, QnAs etc on the subject of how one becomes a writer or comic-book artist, teaching about point-of-view, illustration, comic-book law issues, editing, pitching, digital comics, publicity for small publishers, digital inking techniques, marketing, and other various themes which impressed me and made me wish i was talented at something besides reading (and who am i kidding, i am doing a lazy-ass job at that as well).
If you plan on going to San Diego Comic Con, you should have fixed your perfect schedule by now. Or at least an approximation to what would be ideal, since there are many things happening all at once, it is impossible to go to every single one of them without creating clones or inventing time-traveling device.
Fans returning to SDCC are aware that seating in all event rooms at Comic-Con is on a first-come, first-served basis. Thus the huge 6am lines forming. Because of the sheer number of attendees, simply having a badge does not guarantee a seat in programs and events or an autograph from a specific celebrity. If there is a specific program or presentation you would like to see, it’s always a good idea to plan accordingly and arrive early. For more info on the appropriate way of attending SDCC events go here, cause if it is one thing we geeks know is to follow rules and regulations.
SDCC spans over 22 separate rooms in the Convention Center, ranging from 280 seats to the massive 6,500-seat Hall H, as well as branching out to other locations, so as to better cater the demands of each presentation. There is a wide range of topics covered at SDCC from Jack Black’s web series “Ghost Girls” and paranormal panels to international fans meet and greets, music for comic-books that turned to film, steampunk, feminism, video-games, animation, movie industry, banned comics, even “geek therapy” where psychologists and psychotherapists discuss geek culture and the therapeutic value of comics. All of which are pretty intriguing to say the least. However, the fun does not start and end with SDCC, there are events and happenings in the surrounding area. So have your eyes and ears open if you, as the Aerosmith sing, “not want to miss a thing”.
For example Veronica Mars fans will have the opportunity to attend on Friday 19 July the Comic-Con Panel (11:15am Hall H), Autograph Signing (4pm WB Booth) for which you will require to get one of the 120 wristbands and the Official Fan Event which is open to all fans not only those who have SDCC badges, and will take place at Regal Cinema @ Horton Plaza and will entail a longer chat with E!’s Kristin Dos Santos, and a lot more time for fan questions, as well as some more first-look footage that wasn’t screened at the morning panel. There might also be a few surprises and giveaways. Please note that there will only be about 130 tickets available, and all tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. However, Kickstarter backers who pledged for SDCC rewards will have VIP entrance and guaranteed entry.
Furthermore, Psych fans will be treated the first-ever midnight screening of Psych The Musical in San Diego, CA on Wed, July 17th. This will be a Psych-O party you don’t want to miss, but space is limited (2,500seats) so RSVP now (only one RSVP per person and a Comic Con badge is not required).
I have to admit that i am always a sucker for the TV-series presentations, since it is the fandom i most relate too. So my ideal schedule would be something like this. I really tried to select few stuff cause i know my limitations, i know i am not superman, and i need pee and food breaks. I selected the ones i really wanted to attend, and not all the things that interested me like discussion panels on the topic of science to fiction etc. Some things might be at the same or similar time, but it is good to have back-up options in case you could not get a seat to one of your first options. (following texts are the official panel descriptions from comic-con.org)
Stars Josh Holloway (Lost), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and executive producers Michael Seitzman (North Country), René Echevarria (Terra Nova, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Tripp Vinson discuss the new CBS dramatic thriller. Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a supercomputer microchip in his brain. With this implant, Gabriel is the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid and have complete access to Internet, WiFi, telephone, and satellite data. He can hack into any data center and access key intel in the fight to protect the United States from its enemies. Leading the elite government cybersecurity agency created to support him is Director Lillian Strand (Helgenberger), a straightforward and efficient boss who oversees the unit’s missions. Strand assigns Riley Neal (Ory), a Secret Service agent, to protect Gabriel from outside threats, as well as from his appetite for reckless, unpredictable behavior and disregard for protocol. As the first supercomputer with a beating heart, Gabriel is the most valuable piece of technology the country has ever created and is the U.S.’s secret weapon. Join the cast and producers for an exclusive viewing of the first episode, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Debra Birnbaum, president and editor-in-chief, TV Guide magazine.
Thursday July 18, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Ballroom 20
35th Battlestar Galactica Celebration
Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), director Michael Nankin (BG, Defiance, Blood and Chrome), Dr. Kevin Grazier (consultant, Defiance, BG, Falling Skies, Caprica), producer/writer Michael Angeli (Battlestar Galactica), write/producer Kevin Murphy (Defiance, Battlestar), Michael Taylor (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), producer Paul Leonard (Battlestar, Caprica, Defiance), and surprise BG guests discuss and celebrate the 35-year history and future of the three Battlestar Glactica series and franchise. Includes Q&A, theatrical trailers and discussion.
Thursday July 18, 2013 10:30am – 11:30am Room 6BCF
Stars Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), and Grey Damon (Secret Circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King), along with executive producers Adele Lim (One Tree Hill), Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible, Alias), and Scott Rosenberg (Gone In 60 Seconds, Con Air) invite you to get a first look at the futuristic epic romance tale, Star-Crossed. When an spacecraft crash-landed in Emery’s (Teegarden) small town when she was only 6, whether the aliens came in peace or with more sinister intentions didn’t matter: a fierce battle erupted as humans fought for control over their new rivals, an alien species called the Atrians. In the midst of the conflict, Roman (Lanter), a 6-year-old Atrian boy, found his way to a shed behind Emery’s house, where she protected him from harm. In their brief time together, Emery and Roman forged a deep bond, but the authorities wasted no time tracking Roman down and capturing him. Emery has grown up believing that Roman was killed that day. Ten years later, in 2024, the Atrians have been acclimated to life on Earth, but they are interred in a heavily guarded camp known as the Sector to keep them separate from humans. Now, for the first time, a group of Atrian teens will enroll in a suburban human high school, with the goal of testing the feasibility of human/alien integration. The eyes of the nation and the whole world are fixed on this historical social experiment, an endeavor fraught with suspicion and fear. In the mayhem of the first day, Emery is amazed to learn that Roman was not killed by the authorities and is, in fact, one of the Atrian students. Their childhood bond is quickly rekindled. In a school and a society that distrusts everything about the Atrians, Emery and Roman have found each other again. However, their relationship is threatened by the small-mindedness of their respective communities and the political agendas of people in power. While the world around them rages with anger and prejudice, their bond becomes increasingly strong and increasingly dangerous. As an epic Romeo and Juliet romance unfolds, a violent encounter between their two families could threaten their relationship. Can Roman and Emery’s love-and peace between the species-survive? The cast and producers offer an exclusive first look at the series, followed by a panel discussion.
Thursday July 18, 2013 11:00am – 12:00pm Ballroom 20
Masters of the Web
Some of the most prominent and influential film pundits on the web discuss the film industry, writing for film online, film fandom, and a whole lot more with a special focus on the world of horror this year. Moderated by the director and writer of the upcoming Lionsgate film You’re Next, Adam Wingard and Simon Barrett. Panelists include Ryan Turek (ShockTillYouDrop.com), Evan Dickson (Bloody-Disgusting.Com), Grae Drake (RottenTomatoes.Com), Heather Wixson (DreadCentral.Com), Lawrence Raffel (FearNet.com), James “Jimmy O” Oster (JoBlo.com), and hosted by John Campea (AMC Theatres). AMC is generously providing free movies passes to all attendees of the panel this year!
Thursday July 18, 2013 11:30am – 12:30pm Room 24ABC
Dave McKean: Blue Tree
Tree roots as neural networks, the lunacy of Luna, the creation of wolves, the cooking of compost and glimpses of Sandman — all this and more in an interview panel with artist/writer/musician/director/Mac worrier Dave McKean.
Thursday July 18, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 4
USA Network’s Psych
For the fifth year running, cable TV’s most beloved fake psychic detective series is bringing its signature brand of humor, pop culture nostalgia and delicious flavor to Comic-Con. Fans will get a unique, interactive peek behind the pineapple as the show’s creative team discuss Psych’s long-anticipated musical episode and upcoming season, share exclusive video content, and take audience questions galore. The panel, moderated by Psych guest star and ‘80s icon and fan favorite Cary Elwes (Pierre Despereaux), features stars James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton “Gus” Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter), Kirsten Nelson (Chief Karen Vick), and Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer), as well as producers Steve Franks (creator and executive producer), Kelly Kulchak (executive producer), and Chris Henze (executive producer). Hilarious hijinks are highly likely to ensue.
Thursday July 18, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm Ballroom 20
Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer and writer), Mark Gatiss (co-creator, executive producer and writer), and Sue Vertue (producer) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. Coming to PBS Masterpiece during the 2013-14 season.
Thursday July 18, 2013 2:15pm – 3:15pm Ballroom 20
Comic-Con: Advance Screening of The Blacklist and Panel Session with James Spader
View a preview the first episode of the highly anticipated new NBC drama series The Blacklist from Sony Pictures Television. It stars James Spader (Lincoln, Boston Legal) as the world’s most wanted criminal who mysteriously turns himself in and offers to give up the Blacklist, a global directory of all the criminals with whom he has worked. Join James Spader, Megan Boone (Blue Bloods, Step Up Revolution), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland, Pacific Rim), and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives, Perfect Stranger), Jon Eisendrath (Outlaw, Alias), John Davis (Predator, I, Robot, Chronicle), and John Fox for a Q&A session. Check out The Blacklist on Mondays at 10:00 this fall on NBC.
Thursday July 18, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 6A
TV Guide Magazine Celebrates The X-Files’ 20th Anniversary
It’s been two decades since FBI Special Agents Mulder and Scully first partnered to investigate unsolved paranormal cases. The X-Files made primetime safe for sci-fi, and spawned a generation of hugely successful writer/producers. Somewhere, the truth is still out there. TV Guide Magazine Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider leads a panel that is scheduled to include Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, plus series creator Chris Carter and writers/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong.
Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm Ballroom 20
Voltage Pictures: An Exclusive Preview of The Zero Theorem, Directed by Terry Gilliam
An eccentric and reclusive computer genius plagued with existential angst works on a mysterious project aimed at discovering the purpose of existence or the lack thereof once and for all. However, it is only once he experiences the power of love and desire that he is able to understand his very reason for being. Appearing on stage to introduce the special early look at this new film and take your questions are producers Zev Foreman (Killer Joe) and Dean Zanuck (Get Low), and Terry’s daughter Amy Gilliam, who worked on the film. Moderated by Gina McIntyre of the LA Times’ Hero Complex.
Thursday July 18, 2013 5:10pm – 5:40pm Hall H
You’ve been there for every edge-of-your-seat moment, every kill, inside Dexter’s most intimate thoughts, watching him transform before your eyes. Now, after eight amazing seasons, it’s time to say goodbye to America’s Favorite Serial Killer. Join the cast, writers/executive producers, and surprise guest stars who are too big to mention, for a final farewell panel that even Hall H can’t contain! Ralph Garman (KROQ entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), David Zayas (Batista), and James Remar (Harry). Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, and Manny Coto. Satisfy your Dexter obsession all weekend. The new season of Dexter airs Sundays at 9:00 ET/PT only on Showtime.
Thursday July 18, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm Hall H
Hannibal: Feed Your Fear
Emmy Award-winning executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Martha De Laurentiis (Red Dragon), and star Hugh Dancy (Agent Will Graham) reveal juicy morsels from behind the scenes of the groundbreaking NBC drama Hannibal. This feast of many courses will serve key moments from the first season as an entree, followed by a digestif of sneak previews of the second season. Not to mention a few surprises along the way. Bon appetit, Fannibals!
Thursday July 18, 2013 6:45pm – 7:45pm Room 6A
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along
Join the fun as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensation Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog- coming back with call back sheets so you can play along during the screening. Enter the costume contest: horrible prizes awarded to the best version of each character from the show. DO NOT BOUNCE!
Thursday July 18, 2013 8:30pm – 10:00pm Room 6BCF
The World’s End: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Reunited
The director and stars of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz have joined forces for a third movie-and it’s “Barmageddon,” their biggest yet. As ever, they’re as happy to be here as you are. So expect candid chatter and spirited surprises as they take the wraps off their new comedy, which Focus Features is opening nationwide in the U.S. on August 23.
Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Hall H
Veronica Mars Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Join cast members Kristen Bell, Francis Capra, Enrico Colantoni, Percy Daggs III, Jason Dohring, Ryan Hansen, Chris Lowell, Tina Majorino and Krysten Ritter along with producer and director Rob Thomas in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Jeff Jensen. Fresh off the set of the film that was funded by over 90,000 devoted fans through Kickstarter, attendees will have an opportunity to see exclusive footage, hear details about the production, and ask the cast and producers questions about this upcoming movie.
Friday July 19, 2013 11:15am – 12:00pm Hall H
The 100 Pilot Screening and Q&A
Almost a hundred years after mankind nearly destroyed itself with nuclear war, a group of survivors living on a space station called the Ark take the first step to recolonize Earth, as 100 juvenile delinquents are released to the surface of the planet to determine if it is once again inhabitable. Facing uncertainty, and with the survival of the human race in their hands, these teenagers must learn to survive on this wildly changed planet. The 100 makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor (Australia’s Neighbours), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), as well as executive producers Matthew Miller (Human Target) and Jason Rothenberg (upcoming Twilight Zone feature). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 premieres midseason on The CW.
Friday July 19, 2013 12:45pm – 1:45pm Room 6BCF
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s head of television), Joss Whedon (Marvel’s The Avengers), and surprise guests reveal top-secret new information about the first live-action television series from the House of Ideas. No Comic-Con attendee can afford to miss this historic panel!
Friday July 19, 2013 1:45pm – 3:00pm Ballroom 20
Showrunners Documentary Film Panel: Showrunning: The Hardest Job in Entertainment?
Showrunners, a new documentary film that takes the audience behind the scenes, into the writers’ room and on set with candid interviews with 20 of today’s top showrunners, presents an intimate discussion with the creators of your favorite TV shows! Tara DiLullo Bennett (Lost Encyclopedia, Fringe: Septembers Notebook) moderates a panel on the craft of running a television series with contributors featured in the documentary: Hart Hanson (Bones), Bill Prady (The Big Bang Theory), and Jane Espenson (Husbands, Once Upon A Time) plus others. The panel will also feature exclusive new footage from the film, which also includes Joss Whedon, J. J. Abrams, Ronald D. Moore, Damon Lindelof, and many more!
Friday July 19, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm Lyceum
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode third season in June and will begin filming its fourth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Featured cast include: (in alphabetical order): John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, and Richard Madden as Robb Stark. The panel will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell.
Friday July 19, 2013 2:50pm – 3:45pm Hall H
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider-Man 2) and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) unveil their highly anticipated project with an exclusive world premiere screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A with fans featuring series lead Tom Mison (Parade’s End) and Nicole Beharie (42, Shame).
Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 6A
Almost Human Pilot Screening and Q&A
In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From creator J. H. Wyman (Fringe) and J. J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions, Almost Human tells the story of Detective John Kennex and his synthetic partner Dorian, who must learn to work together in order to survive. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Almost Human premieres this fall on FOX.
Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm Ballroom 20
Dark Horse: Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plotlines in the history of comics, television, and movies. Here’s your chance to find out what he has in store next, and get exclusive insight into Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Serenity, and much more!
Friday July 19, 2013 6:15pm – 7:15pm Ballroom 20
Husbands: The New Marriage
The hit series Husbands has just completed filming its first new content under its exciting new relationship with the CW, and has already had a big year with the release of the hardcover Husbands comic book. Hear about the bouquet of new plans, new stories from the set, and the show’s ring of bigger-than-big guest stars. Creators Jane Espenson and Brad Bell are joined by Husbands’ co-stars Alessandra Torresani and Sean Hemeon, director Jeff Greenstein, and upcoming guest star Amy Acker (Angel, Dollhouse, Much Ado About Nothing)to discuss the much-anticipated future happiness of the comedy. Moderated by Jeff Jensen (Entertainment Weekly).
Friday July 19, 2013 8:00pm – 9:00pm Room 7AB
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Down the Rabbit Hole!
Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost and Tron: Legacy) and Adam Horowitz (Lost and Tron: Legacy) introduce the world premiere screening of their newest series, Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. This strange new land takes you to the other side of the rabbit hole, where you’ll meet Alice, the Knave of Hearts, the White Rabbit and a host of other characters. Q&A as well as surprise guests will follow the screening. You won’t want to miss who shows up at this panel!
Saturday July 20, 2013 10:15am – 11:00am Ballroom 20
How I Met Your Mother
For the first time ever, the hit sitcom visits Comic-Con to kick off its final season with an exclusive look at the show and a panel featuring Josh Radnor (Happythankyoumoreplease), Jason Segel (The Muppets), Cobie Smulders (The Avengers), Neil Patrick Harris (Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog), and Alyson Hannigan (Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and executive producers Carter Bays, Craig Thomas, and Pamela Fryman.
Saturday July 20, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
From the executive producer of The CW’s #1 series and Comic-Con fan favorite The Vampire Diaries comes The Originals, a sexy new drama centering on the Original Family and the dangerous vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the magical melting pot that is the French Quarter of New Orleans-a town he helped build centuries ago-where he is reunited with his diabolical former protégé, Marcel, a charismatic vampire who has total control over the human and supernatural inhabitants of the Crescent City. Join executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Claire Holt (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), and Charles Michael Davis (Switched at Birth) for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So- Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air Tuesdays 8/7c on The CW this fall.
Saturday July 20, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Awesomes is a new animated show for adults that combines the thrills of comic book storytelling with the irreverent and inspired comedy that is the hallmark of co-creators Seth Meyers (Saturday Night Live) and Mike Shoemaker (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon). It is the story of the greatest superhero team in history, The Awesomes, and what happens after all the most powerful members leave. Join co-creator/executive producer/ series star Meyers, co-creator/executive producer Shoemaker, writer/producer and comic book author Judd Winick (Batman: Under The Red Hood), and cast members Kenan Thompson (Saturday Night Live), Taran Killam (Saturday Night Live), Josh Meyers (That ’70s Show), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), and moderator Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) for a special Comic-Con screening and audience Q&A. The Awesomes is the first animated Hulu Original Series and premieres August 1 on Hulu and Hulu Plus. It is a Hulu co-production with Broadway Video (Saturday Night Live) and Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers). Watch The Awesomes first exclusively on Xbox 360 July 25-31.
Saturday July 20, 2013 2:00pm – 3:00pm Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Vertigo: The Sandman 25th Anniversary and Beyond!
This year Vertigo’s flagship title The Sandman returns to comics in an all-new series written by Neil Gaiman (TheSandman)! Join Neil for a celebration of the 25th anniversary of this timeless series and an exclusive look at what is in store for the Lord of the Dreaming with Neil and his past and future legendary collaborators, Dave McKean, Sam Kieth, Todd Klein, and J. H. Williams III.
Saturday July 20, 2013 3:15pm – 4:15pm Room 6DE
Person of Interest Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Executive producers Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight) and Greg Plageman (Cold Case) are joined by the series stars for a special video presentation and Q&A. Join the discussion, as the science “fiction” in Person of Interest becomes reality with recent real-world events. Person of Interest is a crime thriller about a presumed dead former CIA agent who teams up with a mysterious billionaire to prevent violent crimes. Aided by the Machine-and opposed by ruthless criminals, corrupt cops, and shadowy elements within the government-the team works with two NYPD detectives to stop crimes before they happen. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest returns for its third season on September 24, in a new timeslot of Tuesdays at 10/9c on CBS. Person of Interest: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 17.
Saturday July 20, 2013 4:00pm – 4:45pm Room 6BCF
The Tomorrow People Pilot Screening and Q&A
Sure, teleporting into San Diego remedies many stresses associated with Comic-Con, and knowing fans’ questions before they are ever asked would certainly seem to give them a leg up, but that doesn’t mean The Tomorrow People are any less excited about their inaugural visit to the world’s premier fan convention. Series stars Robbie Amell (1600 Penn), Peyton List (Mad Men), and Mark Pellegrino (Lost), along with executive producers Greg Berlanti (Green Lantern), Phil Klemmer (Chuck), and Danny Cannon (Nikita), will be on hand for a special pilot screening, followed by a Q&A to discuss this story of several young people from around the world who represent the next stage in human evolution. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions, FremantleMedia, Warner Bros. Television, and CBS Television Studios, The Tomorrow People will air Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW this fall.
Saturday July 20, 2013 5:55pm – 6:55pm Room 6BCF
Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th ), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producer Jeremy Carver (U.S. version of Being Human) return to Hall H to answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the ninth season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Eighth Season DVD and Blu-ray release, in stores September 10. The ninth season of Supernatural will premiere this fall in its new Tuesday nighttime period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television.
Sunday July 21, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am Hall H
AMC’s Breaking Bad creator and executive producer Vince Gilligan appears with the cast of Breaking Bad, including Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R. J. Mitte, and Bob Odenkirk. In a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick, Vince and the cast talk about what it was like to shoot the final episodes of one of the boldest and most intense dramas on television and how they are preparing for the series’ final moments. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the final eight episodes of Breaking Bad season 5, premiering Sunday night, August 11 at 9:00.
Sunday July 21, 2013 11:15am – 12:15pm Hall H
George R. R. Martin Discusses the Skin Trade Adaptation
George R. R. Martin, the New York Times bestselling author and the mind behind HBO’s massively successful Game of Thrones, discusses his novels, his projects, and the wicked new Skin Trade comic book series! His novels are the most anticipated releases in fiction, and the Game of Thrones series has captivated audiences worldwide. This is your chance to find out direct from the creative mastermind himself what twists, turns, and unfortunate ends your favorite characters are in for and why Skin Trade will make your skin crawl.
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm Room 25ABC
BBC America presents the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary panel featuring Doctor Who stars Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, An Adventure in Space and Time star David Bradley, and award-winning writer/executive producer Mark Gatiss. The Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special will premiere November 23, on BBC America. As part of the celebrations in November, An Adventure in Space and Time will tell the story of the genesis of Doctor Who, with David Bradley starring as the first ever Doctor, William Hartnell.
Sunday July 21, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm Hall H
Community: Celebrating the Fans
Community is back at Comic-Con, and the show is making its Hall H debut to celebrate the devoted Community fandom! Currently confirmed are cast members Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, and Ken Jeong, plus executive producers Dan Harmon and Chris McKenna and co-executive producer Andy Bobrow, moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist). Be a part of the study group for a panel and Q&A, and you’ll find out firsthand what surprises are in store for the Sony Pictures Television’s comedy series when it returns to NBC for its fifth season. Community launches in broadcast syndication and on Comedy Central this September.
Sunday July 21, 2013 1:50pm – 2:45pm Hall H
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Screening and Q&A
The Gang returns to Paddy’s Pub with Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Charlie (Charlie Day), Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito). It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia was created by McElhenney and is executive produced by McElhenney, Day, Howerton, Michael Rotenberg, Nick Frenkel, Tom Lofaro, Rob Rosell, Scott Marder, and David Hornsby. The show is produced by FX Productions.
Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm – 3:50pm Hall H
Spotlight on Neil Gaiman
Comic-Con special guest Neil Gaiman has crossed over into numerous media. From comics to novels, from kids’ books to animation, from television to movies, Neil remains one of the most popular creators in the world. Visiting Comic-Con this year to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his seminal comics creation The Sandman, he’ll talk about everything that’s going on his career right now.
Sunday July 21, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm Room 6DE
Buffy the Musical Once More with Feeling
Let’s end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Whedonopolis and Fandom Charities present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode Once More with Feeling as Comic-Con’s big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin’ — back, that is — and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore.
Sunday July 21, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm Room 6BCF
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