In just a little over a week and a half, we will be well into the full of San Diego Comic Con 2016. The largest annual celebration into all things nerdy (with the exception of Sony Pictures, this year anyway), is jammed pack with the stuff that you love, but the trick is exactly where and when you can see all it, and how and why you can organize yourself on the ground. On cue, SDCC’s organizers have released the initial schedule for the Friday and Saturday. Interested Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, Aliens, The Evil Dead, Kevin Smith, and whatever is in store for Marvel and Warner Bros? Then listen up, the below schedule is for you.
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Comic-Con 2016 Schedule: Friday, July 22
Marvel: Civil War II
The biggest event of the year, Civil War II, is under way and the Marvel Universe is reeling from the shocking events! Learn more about what’s to come with editor-in-chief Axel Alonso, director of content & character development Sana Amanat, and Marvel talent scout Rickey Purdin, as well as Sanford Greene (Power Man and Iron Fist), Matthew Rosenberg (Civil War II: Kingpin), David Walker (Power Man and Iron Fist), and G. Willow Wilson (Ms. Marvel).
Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am – 11:00am
The Giant’s Dream: Documentary Screening & Chat with Brad Bird
From hundreds of hours of archival footage and myriad modern-day interviews comes a documentary that puts an in-depth spotlight on the beloved 1999 animated film The Iron Giant. Director Brad Bird (Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, The Incredibles, Ratatouille) will lead a discussion following a final cut screening of this fascinating documentary that examines the intricate, behind-the-scenes details of the creative process in bringing this critically acclaimed film to the big screen. Author Ramin Zahed moderates.
Friday July 22, 2016 10:00am – 11:30am
Cartoon Network: Steven Universe
Cartoon Network is bringing together the talents of Steven Universe for a first-of-its-kind live musical experience for fans at San Diego Comic-Con! The series cast and musical minds behind Steven Universe will give a never-before-seen performance of the series’ critically acclaimed music, as well as exclusive previews from upcoming episodes and an extended Q&A. Scheduled to appear are Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar (creator), Jeff Liu (writer and storyboard artist), Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Estelle (voice of Garnet), Michaela Dietz (voice of Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (voice of Pearl), Charlyne Yi (voice of Ruby), and Ben Levin (writer), accompanied by series composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema and moderated by former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey.
Friday July 22, 2016 10:15am – 11:45am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Halo Wars 2: Know Your Enemy
343 Industries and special guests reveal the process, the pain, and the pleasure of bringing the long awaited sequel to life on PC and console, and the exciting future of the storied franchise. Exclusive video, discussion, and surprises await. Special guest stars include legendary voice actor John DiMaggio (Halo Wars 2, Futurama, Adventure Time, Gears of War) and Halo newcomer Erika Soto as pivotal new characters, discussing video games, acting, and verisimilitude in the Halo universe.
Friday July 22, 2016 10:15am – 11:15pm
Image Comics: Defining New Worlds
Comics are capable of anything, if you give them a chance. Joe Harris and Kelly Fitzpatrick are creating near-future sci-fi in Snowfall, Chris Burnham showed us a vision of hellish horror in Nameless, and Steven Seagle and Jason Adam Katzenstein brought us an all-ages monster-themed coming-of-age tale in Camp Midnight. They create new worlds that readers fall into and love forever, and they share their expertise here.
Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm
Mattel’s DC Comics Collector Figures: The Rebirth of Multiverse
Mattel designers Bill Benecke, Steve Redinger, and Jason Langston, Four Horsemen Studios principles Jim Preziosi, Eric Treadaway, and Eric “Cornboy” Mayse, and Warner Bros. VP of global toys Julian Montoya discuss the design and creation of DC Comics Multiverse collector figures. Moderated by Daniel Pickett (Action Figure Insider).
Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm
Star Wars Publishing
Get the latest info on all the new books and comics set in a galaxy far, far away! Authors, artists, and editors from Del Rey, Disney-Lucasfilm Press, Marvel, and others discuss their upcoming stories and the future of Star Wars publishing. Moderated by Lucasfilm’s Michael Siglain.
Friday July 22, 2016 11:00am – 12:00pm
Come bid farewell to Bones. It’s the final Comic-Con Q&A for fan-favorites Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, TJ Thyne, Michaela Conlin, Tamara Taylor, and John Boyd, as well as executive producers Jonathan Collier and Michael Peterson as they begin production on the 12th and last season of FOX’s long-running comedic procedural beloved by millions of fans around the world.
Friday July 22, 2016 11:15am – 12:15pm
Resident Evil’s 20th Anniversary
Two decades have passed since survival horror fans first opened the ominous doors to the zombie-filled mansion. Celebrate this milestone for the iconic survival horror series by hearing from the team at Capcom on what’s in store for Resident Evil fans this year.
Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am – 12:30pm
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Return to New York
They traveled through time and space to save planet Earth and now the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles return home! Executive producers Ciro Nieli and Brandon Auman share sneak peeks at the epic adventures and new characters that await the turtles when they return to the streets of New York. On hand will be the extraordinary voice actors of the TMNT world: Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo), Mae Whitman (April O’Neil), Eric Bauza (Tiger Claw) and Gwendoline Yeo (Shinigami). But that’s not all: Witness the world premiere of two never-before-seen TMNT animated shorts presented by TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. Moderated by Andre Meadows (Black Nerd Comedy). Booyakabunga!
Friday July 22, 2016 11:45am – 12:45pm
AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead
Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panel will discuss where the series left off in May’s finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in August. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the second half of season 2.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Hasbro Star Wars
Members of the Hasbro team discuss the popular Hasbro Star Wars line. Attendees will get an in-depth look at Hasbro’s latest action figure offerings. Word on the Holonet is there may also be a few surprises, including a special product reveal.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm – 1:00pm
[adult swim]: Robot Chicken
Perk up your feathers and lube your gears; the poultry posse’s back to show exclusive, never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes footage of their Emmy Award-winning series! Co-creator/EP Matthew Senreich, EP/co-head writer Tom Root, EP/co-head writer Doug Goldstein, actor/writer Breckin Meyer, and writer/director Tom Sheppard are joined by a very special guest: voice actor Donald Faison (Scrubs). Moderated by Keith Crofford, SVP of production for Adult Swim.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:15pm – 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Injustice 2 Sneak Peek
Get a Comic-Con International exclusive look at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment’s Injustice 2, the super-powered sequel to the hit game Injustice: Gods Among Us. The newest game in development from the award-winning NetherRealm Studios features the largest roster of DC super heroes and supervillains ever offered, allowing players to build and power up the ultimate version of their favorite DC characters. Battles will take place across arenas that have evolved in scale and span iconic locations, such as Metropolis, Gotham City, and Atlantis. Ed Boon (creative director, NetherRealm Studios, and co-creator of Mortal Kombat) and a stellar group of actors including George Newbern (Scandal) as Superman, Phil LaMarr (MadTV, Futurama) as Aquaman, Laura Bailey (Batman: The Telltale Series, Gears of War 4) as Supergirl, and possibly a few surprise panelists reveal exciting new gameplay and discuss new features and breakthrough customization aspects that expands on the previous title’s large-than-life showdown of DC superheroes and supervillains. Also to be discussed are the bestselling Digital First Comic, Injustice: Gods Among Us. Injustice 2 will be available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One in 2017.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Marvel NOW!: Divided We Stand
With the effects of Civil War II being felt across the Marvel Universe, how will their heroes pick up the pieces and move on? Find out what’s in store for Marvel NOW! this fall with editor-in-chief Axel Alonso and director of content & character development Sana Amanat, as well as Jason Aaron (Mighty Thor), Ryan North (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), David Walker (Nighthawk), Jim Zub (Thunderbolts), and other Mighty Marvel guests.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm
The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Following the climatic events of the season finale, join The 100 as the critically acclaimed series returns to Comic-Con. ALIE has been defeated, and The City of Light destroyed, but The 100’s victory is bittersweet as a new threat comes into focus. With the clock ticking and Earth’s radiation levels rising, our heroes must put aside their differences to save what remains of humanity. Will The 100 go quietly into that good night, or will they find hope and faith in each other, as they face their darkest chapter yet? Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season 4. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Third Season will be available on DVD on July 19.
Friday July 22, 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm
AMC’s The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Christian Serratos, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist,Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the shocking finale of season 6 and a sneak peek into season 7, debuting in October on AMC.
Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Captain America: Civil War Screenwriting Q&A
Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely (writers of Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: Winter Soldier) discuss the joys and challenges of adapting the beloved comic tale into the Marvel Cinematic Universe with Backstory Magazine publisher Jeff Goldsmith (host of The Q&A with Jeff Goldsmith podcast). Bring your questions!
Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre
Star Wars Collectibles Update with Lucasfilm’s Anita Castellar
Join eFX, Gentle Giant Studios, Kotobukiya, and Sideshow Collectibles for product development insights and exclusive previews of the latest in Star Wars collectibles. Anita Castellar is a self-professed Star Wars fangirl who manages licensing for hardlines categories at Lucasfilm, such as toys, collectibles, consumer electronics, automotive, and more.
Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm
[adult swim]: Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio
Show creator Brad Neely (China, IL), executive producer Daniel Weidenfeld (China, IL), co-executive producer Dave Newberg (China, IL) invite you to an exclusive look at the first season of the animated sketch show Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio, premiering Sundays at 11:45 pm on [adult swim].
Friday July 22, 2016 1:15pm – 2:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
DC Rebirth: Superman
The Man of Steel is one of the most recognized pop culture icons of all time, and thanks to DC Rebirth, Superman is set to soar to new heights, Learn what makes The Last Son of Krypton the hero that he is with the DC writers and artists, including Pat Gleason, Dan Jurgens, Tyler Kirkham, Peter Tomasi, and others who bring him to life in the comics.
Friday July 22, 2016 1:45pm – 2:45pm
People of Earth & Powerless
From Emmy winners Conan O’Brien (Conan) and Greg Daniels (The Office) and creator David Jenkins comes People of Earth, a half-hour single-camera comedy series about a support group for alien abductees. Join series star Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), co-executive producer David Jenkins and executive producer Greg Daniels for a screening of the pilot episode followed by a Q&A. People of Earth centers on skeptical journalist Ozzie Graham (Cenac) who investigates a support group to write about the member’s supposed alien encounters. The more he digs into their oddball claims, however, the more he realizes a semblance of truth to their stories and, possibly, even signs that point to his own alien abduction. The onetime outsider now finds himself a part of this eclectic group of misfits, all the while struggling with the idea of knowing that life could exist beyond our world. Produced by Conaco LLC in association with Warner Horizon Television,People of Earth is coming this fall to TBS. Next up it’s a superhero’s world. Cast members Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), and Alan Tudyk (Suburgatory) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z), and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911) present a screening of the pilot episode and Q&A covering the first comedy series set in the DC universe. Powerless is the story of Emily (Hudgens), a young insurance adjuster specializing in regular-people coverage against damage caused when superheroes and supervillains treat the city like their own personal battleground. Taking care of insurance needs one by one, Emily and her team of co-workers might not have any superpowers but they are out to make a difference in people’s lives and prove that you don’t need to have powers to be powerful! From Warner Bros. Television, Powerless premieres midseason on NBC.
Friday July 22, 2016 2:00pm – 3:00pm
[adult swim]: Rick and Morty
Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), writer/producer Ryan Ridley (Community), and voice talent Spencer Grammer (Greek), Sarah Chalke (Scrubs) and Chris Parnell (Archer, The Mr. Peabody and Sherman Show) invite fans for a sneak peek at the highly anticipated third season. Moderated by Brian Q. Quinn (Impractical Jokers).
Friday July 22, 2016 2:15pm – 3:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Dead of Summer
Set in the late 1980s, school is out for the summer, and a sun-drenched season of firsts beckons the counselors at Camp Stillwater, a seemingly idyllic Midwestern summer camp, including first loves, first kisses-and first kills. Stillwater’s dark, ancient mythology awakens, and what was supposed to be a summer of fun soon turns into one of unforgettable scares and evil at every turn. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Once Upon a Time, Lost), Adam Horowitz (Once Upon a Time, Lost), and Ian Goldberg (Once Upon a Time, Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), along with members of the cast, discuss the new series of haunting secrets, self-discovery and supernatural lore.
Friday July 22, 2016 2:15pm – 3:15pm
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 Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode sixth season in June and will begin filming its seventh season later this year. 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. Cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Faye Marsay as The Waif, Hannah Murray as Gilly, Kristian Nairn as Hodor, Iwan Rheon as Ramsay Bolton, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. Moderated by Rob McElhenney (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia).
Friday July 22, 2016 2:15pm – 3:15pm
DC Rebirth: Justice League
The members of the Justice League take center stage as the DC Rebirth talent behind Aquaman (Brad Walker), Cyborg (John Semper), Flash (Joshua Williamson), and Hal Jordan and the Green Lantern Corps (Robert Venditti) provide the stories behind your favorite characters and give them the justice they’re due!
Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Marvel Television: Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb and cast members Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Henry Simmons, Elizabeth Henstridge, and Iain De Caestecker, co-creators and executive producers Jed Whedon and Maurissa Tancharoen, and executive producer Jeff Bell share the secrets, lies, and dangers of making season 3! See exclusive footage and surprise moments, and be the first to learn what’s in store for season 4! The action-packed series from Marvel Television returns this fall, only on ABC.
Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm – 4:00pm
[adult swim]: Samurai Jack
Creator/director Genndy Tartakovsky, head writer Darrick Bachman, art director Scott Wills, storyboard artist Bryan Andrews, and character designer Craig Kellman give fans a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming revival of hit animated action-adventure series Samurai Jack. Moderated by Tom Kenny (Samurai Jack, Spongebob Squarepants).
Friday July 22, 2016 3:15pm – 4:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
STARZ Original Series American Gods
Bryan Fuller (executive producer), Michael Green (executive producer), Ricky Whittle (Shadow Moon), Ian McShane (Mr. Wednesday), Pablo Schreiber (Mad Sweeney), Yetide Badaki (Bilquis), and Bruce Langley (Technical Boy) discuss the highly anticipated series and preview what’s to come in the premiere season. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple).
Friday July 22, 2016 3:15pm – 4:15pm
Bates Motel on A&E
A&E’s hit drama series Bates Motel returns to SDCC on the heels of the pivotal season 4. Cast members Vera Famiga (Norma), Freddie Highmore (Norman), Max Thieriot (Dylan Massett), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero), along with creators and executive producers Kerry Ehrin and Carlton Cuse, reveal exclusive content from the new season.
Friday July 22, 2016 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Dark Horse: Conversations with Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plot lines 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, much more!
Friday July 22, 2016 3:45pm – 4:45pm
It’s always a party when creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast (including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, and Larry Murphy) bring their Emmy Award-winning animated FOX series Bob’s Burgers to San Diego for another unforgettable panel. The cast and creative team behind one of America’s most beloved TV families will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage.
Friday July 22, 2016 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Orphan Black: BBC America
BBC America’s award-winning original series Orphan Black returns to Comic-Con for its fourth straight year. Panelists includes Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Art) and Kathryn Alexandree (Leda clone double actress), as well as co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, will be joined by this year’s moderator Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman. They’ll look back at the thrilling season and offer clues to what’s next for the Clone Club.
Friday July 22, 2016 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Continuing its bloody, sexy, and fantastical rei-imagining of Colonial America, the star-studded cast and producers present an extended sneak peek at the upcoming third season. Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and Adam Simon, will unveil intriguing footage from the supernatural witchy series, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. Followed by an audience Q&A.
Friday July 22, 2016 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Archer: Screening and Q&A
Archer is an animated half-hour comedy that revolves around a former spy agency turned private investigation firm and its employees, who use every seedy surveillance of a suspected adulterer or investigation into insurance fraud as another excuse to undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gain. See an exclusive new video and then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (Sterling Archer), Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane), Jessica Walter (Malory Archer), Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis), Judy Greer (Cheryl/Carol Tunt), Amber Nash (Pam Poovey), and Lucky Yates (Dr. Algernop Krieger), plus creator/executive producer/writer Adam Reed (Ray Gillette), executive producer Matt Thompson and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Moderated by Leanne Aguilera (ET Online).
Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
South Park: Season 20
With South Park’s 20th season premiering this September, Comedy Central is kicking off the global celebration here at Comic-Con! The South Park 20 panel will celebrate all 267 episodes (and counting) with moderator Chris Hardwick and guest panelists who are sure to excite! Panelists will discuss the evolution of South Park over the last two decades, take questions from fans and give an exclusive sneak peek of South Park’s highly anticipated next-gen video game from Ubisoft, South Park: The Fractured But Whole.
Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm – 6:00pm
iZOMBIE Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Television’s only Zom-Com-Rom-Dram, returns for its third appearance at Comic-Con. After experiencing the heart-pounding season 2 finale, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for season 3! Now that Clive is in the know about zombies, how will his dynamic with Liv change? With Ravi’s cure robbing Blaine of his memories, what will Major decide to do with his borrowed time? Will Peyton continue her efforts to take down crime lord Mr. Boss? And will Vivian Stoll, new owner of Max Rager, succeed in making Seattle its zombie headquarters? See a special video presentation followed by a panel with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, iZOMBIE returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. iZOMBIE: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 12.
Friday July 22, 2016 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Gustaf Skarsgard (Floki), Alyssa Sutherland (Aslaug), and Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), along with Michael Hirst (writer/creator), reveal an exclusive sneak peek of the new season.
Friday July 22, 2016 5:45pm – 6:45pm
See a special preview screening of the full first episode with stars Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, The Chosen), Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone, House of Cards), and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (Commander in Chief, Beetlejuice, The Fly) and writer/producer Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four). Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, Academy Award-nominated The Exorcist terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades later, The Exorcist returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller on FOX this fall, following the story of two very different priests tackling one family’s case of terrifying demonic possession.
Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg join comic book co-creator and series co-executive producer Garth Ennis and members of the cast including Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish in a panel moderated by Kevin Smith, to discuss the first season of the hit series. Join the panelists for a live reading of the newest episode, airing Sunday, July 24 at 9pm on AMC, followed by a Q&A session.
Friday July 22, 2016 6:30pm – 8:30pm
It’s the return of the Chanels! From award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, season 2 of Scream Queens graduates from the college campus and into an abandoned hospital purchased by Dean Munch (Jamie Lee Curtis). Set two years later, the Chanels (Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Abigail Breslin), Hester (Lea Michele), and Zayday (Keke Palmer) are now hospital employees as they embark on another terrifyingly funny murder mystery full of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases ever diagnosed. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, and others engage in a star-studded season 1 tell-all, with exclusive details on the new season premiering this fall on Fox. There’s a new killer in town, but this time . . . it’s no devil!
Friday July 22, 2016 6:45pm – 7:45pm
Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Ryan Newman, Stacey Dash, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and director Anthony Ferrante will whet your appetite for the explosive new sequel in the pop culture juggernaut that is Sharknado! See exclusive clips of the fourth installment, which will be chomping down viewers this July 31 on Syfy. The cast and director will share stories from the set, explain why the story takes place five years into the future, and reveal how just many sharks it takes to destroy Las Vegas. Fans also get to partake in a Q&A session.
Friday July 22, 2016 7:15pm – 8:15pm
World Premiere of Batman: The Killing Joke
Delve into the demented history of the Dark Knight’s arch nemesis, The Joker, as he sets out to prove insanity is only a horrifying moment away for anyone in the latest DC Universe Original Movie, Batman: The Killing Joke. Based on one of the bestselling graphic novels of all time, this R-rated, feature-length animated film brings together some of the key creative team behind Batman: The Animated Series with executive producer Bruce Timm (Justice League: Gods & Monsters) at the helm and Kevin Conroy (Justice League), and Mark Hamill (Star Wars) returning to their seminal roles as Batman and The Joker, respectively. Hear how the graphic novel transitioned to animated thriller, and then witness the world premiere of this highly anticipated film. Panelists include Tara Strong (Teen Titans, Batman: Arkham games) as Barbara Gordon/Batgirl and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks, RoboCop) as Commissioner James Gordon, as well as director Sam Liu (Batman: Year One, All-Star Superman) and Harvey and Eisner Award-winning writer Brian Azzarello (100 Bullets, Batman: Broken City). Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, Batman: The Killing Joke arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment July 26 on Digital HD and August 2 on Blu-ray Deluxe Edition, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.
Friday July 22, 2016 9:00pm – 12:00am
Comic-Con 2016 Schedule: Saturday, July 23
10:00am – 10:45am – Once Upon a Time
The Evil Queen is back! The heroes of Once Upon a Time grapple with the return of this super-charged classic villain, while also dealing with Mr. Hyde and the new arrivals from the Land of Untold Stories. And as your favorite Storybrooke residents help to find happy endings for these lost and forgotten stories, they’ll discover that they have some untold stories of their own. Co-creators/executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost) and cast members discuss the upcoming season of unexpected twists, evolving characters, new adventures, and new rivalries, with moderator Yvette Nicole Brown. Don’t want miss the exclusive sneak peek at what’s in store for the upcoming season! Ballroom 20
10:00am – 11:00am – Avatar the Last Airbender: Legend and Legacy
The story of Aang and Korra has ended in one form but continues in graphic novels and through the fans. Moderated by Avatar_Mom, the panel showcases fan talent and conversations with a panel of professionals from the series. Giancarlo Volpe (director, Avatar the Last Airbender, producer,Green Lantern the Animated Series), Aaron Ehasz (head writer, Avatar the Last Airbender), and Jack DeSena (voice actor, Sokka) share stories and marvel with the fandom. The panel also hosts a cosplay contest open to all levels of skill. Hopefuls must be in the panel room to be considered. Room 25ABC
10:00 am – I Read It Before (And After) It Was a Movie
Each day, our newsfeeds blow up with items of more amazing sci-fi/fantasy books being optioned for film or TV, and bookstore shelves are filled with cinematic tie-in novels to geeky summer blockbusters. But what does it take to make the jump from page to screen, and back again? Authors explore the journey of stories from page (both prose and comics) to screen (multi-media) and even stage, and vice versa. Maybe this illustrious group will be able to answer the question of whether it really is better to read the book before seeing the movie! Ransom Riggs (Tales of the Peculiar), James Dashner (The Maze Runner), Melissa de la Cruz (The Isle of the Lost: A Descendants Prequel), Scott Westerfeld (Uglies, Zeroes), Ben H. Winters (Underground Airlines), and Comic-Con special guest Peter David engage in conversation with moderator Anthony Breznican of Entertainment Weekly. Room 7AB
10:00am – 11:00am – Starting and Sustaining a Career Writing Animation
Want to write for animation? How do you break in? What’s it take to get that first job? After that, how do you get a second gig? And a third? What are the skills and secrets of maintaining a career in the field, including becoming a story editor/showrunner, and perhaps creating and selling your own show. Craig Miller (Curious George, Beast Wars) leads a panel of animation writers with extensive careers and others who have recently broken into the field, including Kaita Mpambara (Ultimate Spider-man, Elena of Avalor), Steve Melching (X-Men: The Animated Series, Star Wars Rebels), Nicole Dubuc (Young Justice, Transformers: Rescue Bots), Dean Stefan (He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, CatDog), and Rachel Vine (Rainbow Brite, Wander Over Yonder) who will share their knowledge and answer your questions. Room 9
10:00am – 11:00am – What Happened?
How many great (or terrible?) scripts lie forgotten in the bottom of Hollywood filing cabinets? How did they get there? Why are they still there? Why were they never made? Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne (the dynamic duo behind the hit documentary The Death of “Superman Lives”: What Happened?) and surprise panelists uncover some of Hollywood’s greatest urban legends, from Superman Lives to Jodorowsky’s Dune. Room 6A
11:00am – 11:45am – The Vampire Diaries
The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return to San Diego, for an exciting eighth appearanc. Series stars will join executive producers for a video screening and Q&A session. From Bonanza Productions Inc., Outerbanks Entertainment, and Alloy Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Vampire Diaries airs Fridays at 8/7c on The CW; The Vampire Diaries: The Complete Seventh Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 16. Ballroom 20
11:00am – 12:00pm – Dressing the Characters: The Designers Behind the Costumes
The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 is thrilled to bring the designers of some of your favorite television characters to Comic-Con. Terry Dressbach (Outlander), Ann Foley (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Giovanna Melton (Agent Carter), Kiersten Ronning (Supergirl), and Luis Sequeira (Strain) will discuss the process of designing costumes for television characters no matter what world the characters live in. Room 23ABC
11:00am – 12:00pm – Powerpuff Girls Panel
Soar into San Diego with The Powerpuff Girls! Join Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup for their first Comic-Con appearance as cast and crew discuss the new series, premiere exclusive clips, and take your questions. Panelists include Kristen Li (voice of Bubbles), Amanda Leighton (voice of Blossom), Natalie Palamides (voice of Buttercup), Tom Kenny (voice of The Mayor and The Narrator), Nick Jennings (executive producer), Bob Boyle (co-executive producer), Haley Mancini (writer, voice of Princess Morbucks), and Jake Goldman (writer). Part of the back-to-back panel extravaganza preceded by We Bare Bears at 10:00. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
11:15am – 12:15pm – Back to the 90s: Nickelodeon’s All That Reunion and Legends of the Hidden Temple
Join Nickelodeon’s throwback programming block, The Splat, for a reunion of the trailblazing sketch comedy series’ major players. Josh Server, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg, and Kel Mitchell discuss all things All That, with a few added surprises. Plus, get the first look at Nick’s new TV movie based on Legends of the Hidden Temple and hear about it from returning cast members Kirk Fogg and Dee Bradley Baker, and other panelists, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s LA correspondent, Marc Snetiker. Room 6A
11:15am – 12:15pm – DC Rebirth: Batman
Even after 75 plus years of stories, the family of Batman comics couldn’t be any hotter! The DC Rebirth talent behind your favorite Dark Knight tales present an exclusive look at what’s in store for the World’s Greatest Detective! With Julie and Shawna Benson (Batgirl and the Birds of Prey), Tom King (Batman), Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman), James Tynion IV (Detective Comics), and others, this is the best time to explore Gotham City. Room 6DE
11:30am – 12:30pm – Creating Universes
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Cosmos, Star Talk) hosts an A-List panel of creators, including Len Wein (co-creator of Swamp Thing and Wolverine), who will discuss how universes are formed with the imagination and with science. Renowned artist Rob Prior (Game of Thrones, Star Wars) will provide a live painting exhibition during the panel. Horton Grand Theatre
11:30am – 12:30pm – Monster High
Welcome to Monster High! Be the first to experience exclusive scenes from upcoming movies with new character introductions and real-time commentary from the creators! The panel, hosted by “Draculaura” (voice actress Debi Derryberry), also allows for fan Q&A with toy and packaging designers and content creators. There will also be fan costume contest with fantastic prizes for the winners. Room 5AB
11:30am – 1:30pm – Warner Bros. Pictures
A sneak peek at upcoming releases. Hall H
12:00pm – 12:45pm – The Simpsons
The Simpsons is heading into its 600th episode. Creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike B. Anderson, Oscar-nominated director of The Simpsons Movie David Silverman, and voice of Bart Simpson Nancy Cartwright offer some juicy tidbits on the 28th season and beyond! Ballroom 20
12:00pm – 12:50pm – Blindspot Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander star in this one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions and Quinn’s House, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television. Stapleton is hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a mysterious woman, with no memories of her past, is found in Times Square, her body completely covered in intricate cryptic tattoos. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI-Edgar Reade (Rob Brown), Tasha Zapata (Audrey Esparza), and the tech-savvy Patterson (Ashley Johnson)-begin to investigate the veritable roadmap of Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations-with the information exposing a larger conspiracy of crime, while bringing her closer to discovering the truth about her identity. See a special video presentation followed by a panel with series stars Sullivan Stapleton, Jaimie Alexander, Rob Brown, Audrey Esparza, Ashley Johnson, and writer/executive producer Martin Gero. Blindspot returns for its second season on NBC September 14 in a new time period, Wednesdays at 8/7c.Blindspot: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 2. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Production Designers of the Art Directors Guild Who Work in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre
The production designer reads 100 pages of nothing-but-words-on-paper and then must literally dream up the most perfect of all possible worlds in which the tale should take place. Though the story may be set in some mythic past, the here and now, or some nearly unimaginable future, it’s always human emotion rendered in color and composition. And following that, the designer must gather and organize an army of artists who, over months or years, in plaster or in pixels, will somehow render that design for the big screen. Panelists are Dave Blass (Preacher), James Chinlund (War for the Planet of the Apes, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, The Avengers), Sean Haworth (Deadpool), and Patrick Tatopoulos (Die Hard 4, Dark City, I, Robot). John Muto (Home Alone, Species) moderates. Room 23ABC
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Marvel Animation
Join Marvel Animation for an eye-popping, toe-tapping, heart-stopping panel celebrating Marvel’s acclaimed animated series Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister Six, Marvel’s Avengers: Ultron Revolution, andMarvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Hosted by “Cantankerin” Cort Lane (SVP, animation and family entertainment),”Evil-Eyed” Eric Randomski (SVP, production and creative director, Marvel Animation), and “Stephen” Wacker (VP, current series & development, Marvel Animation), this jamboree will feature exclusive sneak peeks from upcoming episodes and scoop on exciting new projects in development. Plus: special guests who have already secretly RSVP’ed. Room 6A
12:30pm – 1:30pm – Star Trek: The Roddenberry Vault
On September 8, 1966, a new television series premiered with a basic mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. Little did anyone expect Star Trek to become one of the most adored and influential entertainment icons of the last half-century. Fans have watched and re-watched episodes over and over. But what if there were another scene or a different version of a scene? What impact would it have on the episode? Star Trek documentarian Roger Lay, Jr., Rod Roddenberry, CEO of Roddenberry Entertainment and son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry, CBS’s Phil Bishop, and Star Trek alumni Mike and Denise Okuda will reveal never-before-seen clips and photos from some of Star Trek’s most beloved episodes. Room 5AB
12:50pm – 1:30pm – The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The Originals returns for a fourth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance, and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Executive producers and series stars are on hand for a special video presentation followed by discussion. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Third Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 20. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1:00pm – 1:35pm – Family Guy
-The cast (Alex Borstein, Mike Henry) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, Steve Callaghan) present a special preview of next season’s hilarity and hi-jinx from FOX’s hit animated comedy. Ballroom 20
1:00pm – 2:00pm – Hollywood to Bollywood via Dubai: Tomorrows Movie Production Super-Triangle
Directors, actors, producers, and film financiers from Bollywood, Hollywood, and Dubai reveal the ins and of outs of getting projects funded and produced in the heart of tomorrow’s movie production super-triangle. The panel will explore Dubai’s recently constructed Dubai Studio-City and Bollywood’s new international production policy, both of which are looking for productions shot in partnership with the U.S. The panel covers aspects of this new production formula, from financing to shooting a movie to premiering. Panelists include Pooja Batra (One Under the Sun), Ismail Khan (Hollywood Global Productions), Griff Furst (Ghost Shark), Ashok Banker (Ten Kings), Sunny Vacher (casting), Maureen Hubley (Ancient Temple Films), Jude Gerard Prest (director), and moderator Eric Forsberg (Mega Prianha). Room 23ABC
1:00pm – 2:30pm – Cartoon Voices 1
Each year, moderator Mark Evanier gathers together a bevy of the most talented cartoon voice actors working today and invites them to explain and demonstrate their artistry! This year’s lineup includes Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack, Futurama), Brian T. Delaney (Mad, Halo 5: Guardians), Georgie Kidder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Goldie and Bear), Gregg Berger (The Garfield Show, Transformers), Julianne Buescher (The Muppets, Sid the Science Kid), and Jim Meskimen (Avengers Assemble, MAD). Room 6BCF
1:30pm – 2:10pm – Lucifer Special Video Presentation and Q&A
All Hell will break loose as Lucifer returns to heat things up in San Diego. Indulge your deepest desires and be among the first to get the scoop on what’s sure to be a devilishly fun second season! Get a sizzling sneak peek at season 2, followed by a panel with series stars as well as executive producers Joe Henderson (White Collar) and Ildy Modrovich (CSI: Miami). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television in association with Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Neal Gaiman, Sam Kieth and Mike Dringenberg for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, Lucifer returns September 19, airing Mondays 9/8c on FOX. Lucifer: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD on August 23. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
1:30pm – 2:30pm – Inside the Writers’ Room: The Pilot: Part One
Before there can be a hit series (or even a Manimal or Supertrain), there has to be a pilot. A panel of expert creators and writer/producers will share their experiences-the good, bad, and the very ugly-in selling and making a television pilot. Get the straight scoop on how shows go from their synapses to your television sets and tablets. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s executive VP of drama development and production, Chris Parnell. Panelists include Ryan Condal (Colony, Logan’s Run), Sarah Watson (Parenthood, About a Boy), V. J. Boyd (Justified), Ashley E. Miller (Black Sails, Fringe, Terminator), Craig Engler (Z Nation), Amy Berg (Counterpart, Caper, Da Vinci’s Demons), Toni Graphia (Outlander, Battlestar Galactica, Cop Rock), and Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Agent X, Femme Fatales). Room 24ABC
1:45pm – 2:15pm – American Dad
Cast Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Rachael MacFarlane, and Wendy Schaal and executive producers Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle appear fresh off their epic 200th episode on TBS! See a sneak preview of the new season and enjoy a live table read from your favorite All-American family. Ballroom 20
1:45pm – 2:45pm – Spotlight on Stan Lee
‘Nuff said. Room 6A
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Sid & Marty Krofft
Sid and Marty Krofft have created and produced some of the most iconic names in family entertainment for over 40 years and are still in action today. Digital platforms such as Amazon Prime (Sigmund and The Sea Monsters starring David Arquette), cable network Nickelodeon (Mutt & Stuff), and iTunes and Fullscreen (Electra Woman and Dyna Girl starring Grace Helbig and Hannah Hart) are all currently thrilling today’s audiences with three new Krofft productions. Join Sid and Marty Krofft along with moderator David Arquette and Bradley Zweig (executive producer of Mutt & Stuff) for this very special event, which also features a video appearance by Helbig and Hart. Room 23ABC
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Star Trek
September 8, 2016 marks the 50th anniversary of Star Trek’s first broadcast. What began as a TV show became a window into the future and a reflection of our greatest hopes and dreams. By envisioning a world where technology and science improve the human condition, and where peace and unity transcend conflict and separation, Star Trek has inspired children, parents, engineers, scientists, entrepreneurs, and viewers around the world. It’s also spurred countless real-world innovations and “firsts,” giving name to a Space Shuttle (the Enterprise), launching one of the first and most passionate worldwide fandoms, and featuring the first interracial kiss on American network television. Join William Shatner, Scott Bakula, Michael Dorn, Jeri Ryan, and Brent Spiner for a conversation moderated by Bryan Fuller, executive producer of the new Star Trek television series coming to CBS All Access, following its network premiere in 2017. Hall H
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Women Rocking Hollywood
This exciting new panel features powerful, talented women changing Hollywood from the inside. As creatives, directors, and producers, they are breaking box office records and showing Hollywood altering the status-quo just makes for better movies. Scheduled to appear are Victoria Alonso (exec producer, Doctor Strange, Captain America: Civil War), Angela Robinson (writer/director, D.E.B.S., True Blood, How to Get Away With Murder), Catherine Hardwicke (director, Twilight, upcoming Love Letters to the Dead) and Kirsten Schaffer (exec director, Women in Film: LA) and other special guests, talking about positive changes in tinsel town, their work, and future projects. Moderated by Leslie Combemale of Cinema Siren. Room 25ABC
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Writing with J. Michael Straczynski
If your heart is driving you to write and you can’t imagine doing anything else, this is the panel for you. The discussion will cover writing for film, television, and comics in a Q&A style workshop, the quality of the discussion determined by the questions you bring. Learn the tricks of the writing trade from an Eisner, Icon, Inkpot, Hugo and Bradbury Award-winning writer and producer also nominated for a British Academy Award for Changeling. He’s worked on World War Z and Thor and is one of the writer/producer/creators for Sense8. Come prepared for information and impertinence. Room 30CDE
2:10pm – 3:00pm – Gotham Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Supervillains are continuing to push Gotham City toward the brink, and while Jim Gordon remains at the forefront of the fight against crime in this dangerously corrupt city, how far will he go to save Gotham? Throughout season 2, Gordon’s moral compass wavered more than ever, creating both personal and professional dilemmas in his life as villains emerged from the city’s darkest places, including Arkham Asylum’s secret experimental lab, Indian Hill. Bruce Wayne also began to unravel some of Gotham City’s, and his family’s, deepest secrets, leading him to discover that Wayne Enterprises could be behind some very dangerous schemes poised to tear the city apart. Be among the first to see what’s in store for season 3 with a special video presentation, followed by a discussion with series stars and producers. From Warner Bros. Television, Gotham returns September 19 with all-new episodes, Mondays at 8/7c on FOX, and Gotham: The Complete Second Season will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on August 16. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
2:30pm – 3:15pm – Grimm Season 6
The rivalry that has been brewing between Nick Burkhardt and Captain Sean Renard for five seasons will come to a fever pitch and change everything when Grimm returns for its sixth season. As if that weren’t enough, will the subtle glimpses of Juliette derail Nick’s budding romance with Adalind? How will Monroe and Rosalee handle their impending parenthood? Join your fellow “Grimmsters” for a panel filled with Wesen, season 6 themes, and of course, a panel session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt. Also get an exclusive first look at new NBC dramas Emerald City and Midnight, Texas. Ballroom 20
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Disney XD’s Pickle and Peanut & Future Worm
Join the creators and stars of Disney XD’s animated series Pickle and Peanut and upcoming series Future Worm! Panelists include show creators Noah Jones and Joel Trussell (Pickle and Peanut) and Ryan Quincy (Future Worm!). See exclusive clips from the shows, as well as sneak peeks of new animated shows coming soon. Room 5AB
2:30pm – 3:30pm – Vice Principals
Vice Principals, the new HBO comedy series starring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins, makes its Comic-Con debut. Moderated by The Nerdist Podcast’s Matt Mira, with McBride, Goggins, and executive producer Jody Hill. Created by McBride and Hill, who also created HBO’s Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals is a dark comedy series that tells the story of a high school and the two people who almost run it: the vice principals. McBride and Goggins star as the rival administrators who are in an epic power struggle, vying for the top spot: to be school principal. The half-hour show airs on Sundays at 10:30, beginning on July 17. Horton Grand Theatre
2:45pm – 3:45pm – Scooby-Doo and WWE: Curse of the Speed Demon
3:00pm – 4:00pm – DC 75 Years of Wonder Woman
In her 75-year publishing history, Wonder Woman has become one of the most popular and influential icons of all time, both as a “disciple of peace and love” and an “invincible enemy of injustice”! Don’t miss this historic panel with topnotch talent and a few surprise guests who have shaped the Amazing Amazon into the hero and inspiration she is today. Room 6DE
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Lost Fans Unite with Jay and Jack
Are you a fan of ABC’s Lost? Then join Jay and Jack Glatfelter for their 10th annual SDCC panel! The co-hosts of the popular “Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack” will discuss the thoughts, theories, and legacy of one of the best serialized TV shows of all time. Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Star Trek The Official Starships Collection: Designing and Filming Starships
Star Trek concept designer Rick Sternbach and visual effects producer Dan Curry discuss exactly what it takes to take a starship from the page to the screen and how the process has changed since Star Trek: The Next Generation debuted in 1987 with the introduction of CG. The panel will be moderated by Ben Robinson (Eaglemoss Collections), and everyone who attends will receive a free model Starship from Eaglemoss’s collection. Room 28DE
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Syfy’s The Expanse
Get a sneak peek of the new season of Syfy’s critically acclaimed series from writers of Children of Men and Iron Man, based on the New York Times bestselling book series. Moderator Adam Savage (MythBusters, Tested) and the cast and executive producers preview the aftermath of season 1’s explosive finale. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
3:15pm – 4:15pm – Aliens: 30th Anniversary
Writer/director James Cameron (Avatar) and producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Walking Dead) join cast members Sigourney Weaver (Avatar), Bill Paxton (True Lies), Lance Henriksen (Millennium), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), and Paul Reiser (Red Oaks) for a look back at the iconic science fiction classic in honor of the film’s 30th anniversary. Hall H
3:30pm – 4:15pm Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Supergirl will be returning for more supercharged adventures in the show’s new home on The CW this fall! Wondering who’s in that pod, or what will be bringing Superman to National City? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation, followed by a discussion of these season 2 hot topics and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl’s second season will premiere Mondays at 8/7c this fall on The CW. Supergirl: The Complete First Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on August 9. Ballroom 20
3:30pm – 4:30pm – 20 Years of Tomb Raider: Lara Croft’s Multimedia Empire
In 1996 Lara Croft was unleashed on the world-her story of action, adventure, and intrigue told through a stunning and groundbreaking video game. Throughout the past two decades the Tomb Raider franchise has left a mark on all facets of pop culture and entertainment, from critically acclaimed video games to record-breaking Hollywood movies to bestselling comic series to chart-topping singles. Crystal Dynamics presents a panel that explores Lara Croft’s multimedia empire, with top-tier talent who brought her to life in these unique mediums: Camilla Luddington (voice and performance artist for Lara Croft), Noah Hughes (franchise creative director), and Andy Park (comic and concept artist). Room 24ABC
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Bear McCreary: Creating Musical Worlds
An effective musical score is a vital component of storytelling and invites the audience to immerse themselves in a fictional narrative. From the blank page to the orchestral stage, composer Bear McCreary explores the creative process of crafting musical worlds on projects such as The Walking Dead, 10 Cloverfield Lane, Battlestar Galactica, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and more. Room 8
3:30pm – 4:30pm – Doctor Who and Torchwood Comics
John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman give you the inside secrets of their brand new Torchwood comic, which debuts at the show. Get your fix of all things Whovian from writers Cavan Scott, George Mann, Rob Williams, and Paul Cornell and Doctor Who editor Andrew James, who reveal upcoming plans for Titan’s Doctor Who comics and take you behind the scenes of Titan’s stand-alone SDCC Doctor Who comic, created especially for the show! Exclusive sneak peeks at upcoming art from the cavalcade of amazing global talents! Each audience member will receive a free comic. Room 5AB
4:00pm – 5:00pm – A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion
Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave), Ashley Mitruk (Podcast of Ice and Fire), Kyle Maddock (Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary) discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare the books to the television show, and take part in a general Q&A. Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency: BBC America
Stars Elijah Wood (Wilfred), Samuel Barnett (Penny Dreadful), Hannah Marks (The Amazing Spiderman), and Jade Eshete (Dead Beat), lead writer and executive producer Max Landis (Chronicle, American Ultra), showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis, Stargate Universe) and moderator Tim Leong of Entertainment Weekly offer a first look at BBC America’s Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, an original series from the producers of The Walking Dead, premiering October 22. An adaptation from famed author of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently follows the bizarre adventures of eccentric detective Dirk Gently (Barnett) and his reluctant assistant Todd (Wood), as they wend their way through an insane mystery, crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode landing them a few random steps closer to uncovering the truth. BBC America’s Dirk Gentley’s Holisitc Detective Agency is an eight-part co-production of AMC Studios, Ideate Media and IDW Entertainment with Circle of Confusion producing. Room 6BCF
4:00pm – 5:00pm – Hasbro Marvel
The Hasbro and Marvel product experts discuss some exciting news around Hasbro’s ever popular Marvel LEGENDS action figure line. Attendees will also get a sneak peek of upcoming Marvel action figures, followed by Q&A for your burning Marvel action figure questions. Room 25ABC
4:00pm – 5:00pm -Syfy’s The Magicians
The acclaimed breakout hit makes its San Diego Comic-Con debut. The cast and executive producers tease the anticipated second season of the Syfy series based on author Lev Grossman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4:15pm – 5:00pm – DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
After saving the world-and all of time-from the immortal madman Vandal Savage, then bidding farewell to two of their fellow comrades, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, the Legends received an unexpected visit from a mysterious new ally, Rex Tyler, who gives the team a brand new mission. What that mission is, how the Justice Society of America will factor in, and who will be aboard the Waverider when The CW’s Super Hero team-up series returns for its second season are questions that the cast and creative team will seek to answer when they descend on San Diego for their second visit to Comic-Con. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs Thursdays at 8/7c on The CW, and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD and Digital HD on August 23. Ballroom 20
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Robert Kirkman’s Skybound Entertainment
Prolific comic creator and Skybound Entertainment co-founder Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast) and Skybound Entertainment co-founder and CEO David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast) discuss what it means to run a multiplatform entertainment company. They’ll explore projects such as The Walking Dead television franchise, their newest series Outcast, and what’s in store for the company’s bustling comics, film, gaming, and interactive divisions. Dan Murray (Skybound Interactive president), Rachel Skidmore (Skybound’s director of media development) and writer Max Landis (Dirk Gently, American Ultra) will join the panel to discuss his new Skybound comic series Green Valley. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (Community, The Odd Couple). Room 6DE
4:15pm – 5:15pm – Timeless Pilot Screening and Q&A
From the creative geniuses behind Revolution, Supernatural and The Blacklist comes Timeless, a thrilling new action-adventure series in which a mysterious criminal steals a secret state-of-the-art time machine, intent on destroying America as we know it by changing the past. The only hope is an unexpected team: a scientist, a soldier, and a history professor who must use the machine’s prototype to travel back in time to critical events and uncover the mystery behind this dangerous fugitive’s actions. Preview an exclusive premiere screening of Timeless and join Abigail Spencer (Rectify, Oz the Great and Powerful), Matt Lanter (Ultimate Spider-Man,Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Malcolm Barrett (Key and Peele, Hurt Locker), Goran Višnjić (ER, Extant), and co-creators and executive producers Eric Kripke (Supernatural, Revolution) and and Shawn Ryan (The Shield, Mad Dogs) for a discussion moderated by Lynette Rice of Entertainment Weekly. Timeless is produced by Davis Entertainment, Kripke Enterprises and MiddKid Productions, in association with Sony Pictures Television. Check out the premiere of Timeless this fall on Mondays at 10/9c on NBC. Room 6A
4:30pm – 5:15pm – Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass
A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Morena Baccarin (Gotham), Melissa Benoist (Supergirl), Lucy Lawless (Ash vs Evil Dead), Tatian Maslany (Orphan Black) and Connie Nielsen (Wonder Woman), who open up about the power and privilege of playing women that redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Hall H
5:00pm – 5:45pm – The Flash Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Parallel universes and doppelgangers and man-sharks, oh my! The second season of The CW’s highest-rated series had more than its fair share of twists and turns, but none compared to Barry Allen’s jaw-dropping decision to go back in time and save his mother from his arch-nemesis, Reverse-Flash, a decision that called the entire timeline into question. But fear not fans, you won’t have to wait until the fall to start getting answers to some of your most pressing questions, as the cast and creative team behind the show will be giving fans insight into the show’s highly anticipated third season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW; The Flash: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on September 6. Ballroom 20
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Everyone’s a Critic: Being a Journalist in the Online Age
The past decade has seen an explosion in the number and scope of journalists, from the rise of citizen-journalism to blogging, vloggers, podcasters, and online-only news sources. Nationally known writers and hosts will talk about the role new media play between readers and their beats. Room 9
5:00pm – 6:00pm – Son of Zorn
Be one of the first to see FOX’s highly anticipated new hybrid live-action/animated family comedy, Son of Zorn. Featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis, the series follows an animated warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean who returns to Orange County to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son. The talented cast and crew, including Cheryl Hines, Tim Meadows, Johnny Pemberton, executive producer Sally McKenna and executive producer/director Eric Appel will entertain as they discuss this ground-breaking series coming to FOX this fall. Moderated by Dan Snierson. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
5:15pm – 6:15pm – Robert Kirkman’s Outcast: When in Rome
Cinemax’s newest series chronicles Kyle Barnes, a young man who has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Now with the help of the Reverend Anderson, a preacher with personal demons of his own, Kyle embarks on a journey to find answers and regain the normal life he lost. But what Kyle discovers could change his fate, and the fate of the world, forever. Executive producers Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise) and Chris Black (Desperate Housewives) and cast members Patrick Fugit (Almost Famous, Gone Girl), Philip Glenister (Life on Mars), Wrenn Schmidt (Boardwalk Empire), Brent Spiner (Star Trek, Independence Day), and Reg E Cathey (House of Cards, The Wire) discuss their experience with Outcast season 1 and look ahead to the already green-lit season 2. Moderated by Scott Aukerman (Comedy Bang! Bang!). Room 6BCF
5:30pm – 6:30pm – Buckaroo Banzai: Getting the Band Back Together
Lewis Smith (Perfect Tommy), Billy Vera (Pinky Carruthers), Damon Hines (Scooter Lindley), and Gerald Peterson (Rug Sucker) discuss their experiences making this cult classic, their participation in the upcoming Shout Factory special edition Blu-ray, and their potential involvement in the new Banzai television series being spearheaded by Kevin Smith. Moderated by Joe Parrington (publicist, Raining Hollywood Publicity). Room 8
5:30pm – 6:30pm – The Final Girls & The Future of The Midnight Movie
The creatives and select cast behind 2015’s cult-classic in the making, The Final Girls, and actual fan-favortie final girls from horror films throughout the years discuss the film’s road to the screen, its midnight movie roots, what the rules are for a final girl in this day and age, and what makes a modern and classic midnight movie favorite! Bonus: watch select scenes with the cast and final girls and join them in suggesting Rocky Horror style rituals to enact in future viewings of the film. Panelists include director Todd Strauss-Schulson, writers Joshua Miller and M. A. Fortin, director of photography Elie Smolkin, cast members Thomas Middleditch and Angela Trimburs, and a surprise slate of actual final girls from horror film history! Featuring exclusive signed giveaways from the film. Horton Grand Theatre
5:30pm – 6:30pm – WWE: Then. Now. Forever.
BOOM! Studios is proud to announce a publishing partnership with WWE to bring the sports entertainment leader back to comic shops everywhere. BOOM! Studios president of publishing & marketing Filip Sablik, managing editor Bryce Carlson, editor Eric Harburn, artist Dan Mora for an inaugural power hour of special announcements and the debut of exclusive artwork, including the announcement of who will be writing the upcoming WWE: Then. Now. Forever comic coming in November. Plus, every attendee will recieve an exclusive, double-sided, one-page comic for free! Room 7AB
5:30pm – 6:45pm – Marvel Studios
Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hall H
5:45pm – 6:30pm Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
In the face of worldwide nuclear destruction at the hands of the maniacal mystic known as Damien Darhk, Oliver Queen (a.k.a Green Arrow) united Star City with a message of hope that allowed him to vanquish the season 4 Big Bad once and for all. However, our heroes’ triumph came at a cost, and the future of Team Arrow was left hanging in the balance. Now, as the show takes aim on season 5, Oliver will set out to save his city from a new threat-one that he personally created-as both the newly appointed mayor of Star City and as the Green Arrow. The cast and creators of the hit CW series will be on-hand for a lively conversation surrounding the upcoming season. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Arrow airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW; Arrow: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, and Digital HD on August 30. Ballroom 20
6:00pm – 7:00pm – The Last Man on Earth
The stars from FOX’s Emmy-nominated hit comedy The Last Man on Earth-Will Forte, Kristen Schaal, January Jones, Mel Rodriguez, Mary Steenburgen, and Cleopatra Coleman-discuss the evolution and surprising twist and turns from the first two shocking seasons as well as tease the upcoming third season. Moderated by Henry Goldblatt. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
6:00pm – 7:00pm – Trek Talks: Star Trek & NASA Boldly Go
Star Trek has influenced many of us to fall in love with the infinite possibilities of space exploration. The various television series and films have also made an indelible impact on NASA. NASA scientists, engineers and astronauts often cite Star Trek as inspiring them to pursue careers in their fields. (Nichelle Nichols even helped NASA recruit astronauts in the 1980s.) Today, NASA is turning science fiction into reality. Humans now live and work in space full time on the International Space Station. SNASA continues its goal of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s. How does NASA’s vision of the future mimic the world of Star Trek and where does it differ? What technologies in the Star Trek world have paved the way for real technologies being developed by NASA? This moderated discussion in collaboration with CBS will be accompanied by the latest visual and graphics of some of NASA’s newest and most exciting missions. Robert Picardo, who portrayed The Doctor on Star Trek: Voyager, moderates a panel that includes Astronaut Kjell Lindgren (NASA Johnson Space Center), Amber Staughn (astrophysicist, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center), Bobak Ferdowsi (flight systems engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory), and Jay Falker (early stage portfolio executive, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters). Room 5AB
Riverdale Pilot Screening and Q&A
6:30pm – 7:30pm – Inside the Writer’s Room: Pre, Production & Post, Oh My: Part Two
If writers rooms were like superhero teams, they’ve just lined up the Justice League and The Avengers for this all-star insider look at your favorite TV series. The scribes behind some of today’s hottest genre shows share their candid thoughts on how to write, rewrite, and actually produce the series we love (and sometimes loathe). Find out the deep, dark secrets (and low-calorie snacks) of the writers room and what happens after your script hits the stage and why editing is considered the final rewrite. Moderated by Sony Pictures Television’s jocular executive VP of drama development & production, Chris Parnell. The line-up this year includes Gabrielle Stanton (Time After Time, The Flash, Haven), Michael Narducci (The Originals, The Vampire Diaries, Medium), Gennifer Hutchison (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul), Javier Grillo-Marxuach (The Middleman, Xena, Lost), Steve Holland (The Big Bang Theory),William Harper (Grey’s Anatomy), Steve Melching (Star Wars Rebels, Guardians of the Galaxy TV), Jose Molina (Agent Carter, Firefly, Sleepy Hollow), and Mark A. Altman (The Librarians, Castle, Agent X). Room 24ABC
6:45pm – 7:45pm – STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead
Sam Raimi (executive producer), Rob Tapert (executive producer), Bruce Campbell (executive producer/Ash), Lucy Lawless (Ruby), Ray Santiago (Pablo), Dana DeLorenzo (Dana), Lee Majors (Brock Williams), and Ted Raimi (Chet Kaminski) discuss the hit series and preview what’s to come in Ash Vs Evil Dead season 2. Room 6A
7:00pm – 8:00pm – Syfy’s Incorporated: Exclusive Screening
Be the first to see the pilot of Syfy’s newest thriller. Set in a near future when corporations have unlimited power, Incorporated follows a young executive who conceals his true identity to infiltrate a ruthless mega-corporation and save the woman he loves. Incorporated is from Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Jennifer Todd’s Pearl Street Films. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
7:00pm – 8:00pm – The Psychology of the Marvel TV Universe
They’re from different eras. They operate in different parts of the world, not to mention, occasionally, different dimensions! And they fight different villains, sometimes reluctantly. Yet, they’re all very much connected through the same universe and many of the same experiences, including trauma, adversity, and self-discovery. Writers Craig Titley (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Lindsey Allen (Agent Carter), Christos Gage (Marvel’s Daredevil), and Scott Reynolds (Jessica Jones) join Dr. Andrea Letamendi (The Arkham Sessions) to explore the dramatic psychology of the Marvel TV Universe. Moderated by Brian Ward (The Arkham Sessions). Room 5AB
7:00pm – 8:00pm – The Richard Hatch Breakthrough Actors Lab and Filming Workshop
Golden Globe-nominated actor, writer, director, and teacher Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Capt Apollo, Kharn/Axanar, Personal Space, Blade of Honor) teaches actors, writers, and directors the art, craft, and business of how to ignite and level up their abilities, as well as how to take your career to lasting success in today’s rapidly changing entertainment industry. Room 30CDE
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Exclusive Designated Survivor Screening
Comic-Con attendees are invited to this exclusive screening of this fall’s newest conspiracy thriller, Designated Survivor. Kiefer Sutherland (24) returns to primetime as Tom Kirkman, a lower cabinet member who unexpectedly becomes president after a devastating attack on Washington. ABC’s new series from the producers of Quantico also stars Maggie Q (Nikita, Divergent) and Kal Penn (Deadbeat, Harold & Kumar). Following the screening, join them for a panel with some surprise guests. Horton Grand Theatre
7:00pm – 8:30pm – Kevin Smith
What if you had a panel and the audience didn’t show up? Kevin Smith can tell you what it’s like: Last year, the clown prince of Comic-Con saw thousands of people abandon his annual Hall H talk for a once-in-a-lifetime outdoor Star Wars concert. But the plucky, portly director and podcaster is back to tell silly stories and talk about his new movie Yoga Hosers, his AMC Network shows Comic Book Men and Geeking Out, directing an episode of The Flash for The CW, his forthcoming Buckaroo Banzai adaptation, and the Mallrats sequel that’s gonna be a TV series! You can’t miss this perennial Hall H highlight (unless there’s something way better going on at the same time, like a Star Wars concert). Hall H
7:25pm – 8:20pm Frequency Pilot Screening and Q&A
Based on the New Line feature film, Frequency is the story of a father and daughter who are supernaturally reunited two decades after his suspicious and untimely death. New York detective Raimy Sullivan was only 7 when her father, Frank Sullivan, an undercover cop, abandoned his family in pursuit of a case that led not only to his family’s breakup but his eventual death undercover. Always believing her dad died in disgrace as a corrupt cop, Raimy set forth to surpass him in law enforcement, rising through the ranks to detective. But everything she knows changes when somehow Raimy and Frank connect-across two decades-over Frank’s vintage ham radio in the garage. Where once Frank was lost in the shadows of his undercover work in 1996, he has now miraculously been found by his now-grown daughter in 2016. As they forge a new relationship while working together in two time periods to close an unsolved serial murder investigation, their emotional connection transcends time to not only repair the broken bonds of their family but also defy fate and change the course of destiny.Frequency makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a panel with series stars Peyton List (The Tomorrow People, The Flash), Riley Smith (Nashville, The Messengers), and Mekhi Phifer (Torchwood, ER), along with executive producers Jeremy Carver (Supernatural, U.S. version of Being Human) and Jennifer Gwartz (Lethal Weapon, Veronica Mars). From Lin Pictures in association with Warner Bros. Television, Frequency premieres this fall on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. Room 6BCF
7:30pm – 8:30pm – Action Figure Insider Presents: Toy Collecting: Return of the Killer Licenses
It is a golden age to be a geek, with a new Star Wars movie every year, multiple Marvel movies, the cinematic DC Comics Justice League forming, and more Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles-not to mention all of the TV projects like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Powers, and Arrow! With those projects come toys and collectibles! Learn how these companies are handing production and security for some of the biggest licenses of all time, how retailers are stocking them, and where collectors are going to put this avalanche of awesome new stuff! Panelists include Steven Anne (category manager, toys/licensing at Walgreens), Kevin Kiniry (vice president, creative services at DC Entertainment), Scott Neitlich (VP of marketing, Jada Toys), and Andy Otchiltree (senior manager, Global Brand Marketing, Star Wars at Hasbro). Room 8
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Bronies: Fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic
Andrew Ho (guest relations, BronyCAN), Carlos Marquez (representative, Bronies Tijuana), Joseph Noblit (vendor manager, Pacific PonyCon), Louis Rosales (administrative head, Horse News), Sonya Hipper (founder, BABSCon), and Steve Stern (blog author, Equestria Daily) talk about the Bronies fandom of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, especially on the West Coast. Moderated by James Udan (vice president, Order of the Friendship). Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
8:00pm – 9:00pm – Interactive Twilight Zone and Horror VR: An In Depth Look At The Genre Storytelling Game Changers
8:20pm – 9:15pm – Time After Time Pilot Screening and Q&A
Using the 1979 novel and movie as a launching point, Time After Time chronicles the epic adventures of a young H.G. Wells. At the age of 28, the 19th-century scholar has yet to publish any of his landmark science fiction novels, but his idealistic thinking and radical ideas have led him to actually create a time machine. When his longtime friend-the charismatic (and secretly psychopathic) Dr. John Stevenson, a.k.a. Jack the Ripper, finds himself cornered by the authorities at Wells’s London home, he escapes to present-day New York City using the time machine. Naturally, Wells follows, but instead of the utopian society he imagined would be in the future, he finds a world more aligned to Stevenson’s temperament. Fortunately, Wells meets up with Jane Walker, an assistant curator at a museum staging an H. G. Wells exhibition. As Wells and Jane come together, they will not only play a dangerous endgame with Stevenson, but also find themselves involved with the incredible characters and scenarios that inspired Wells’ War of the Worlds, The Invisible Man, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and more. See a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a panel with executive producers Kevin Williamson (The Vampire Diaries, Dawson’s Creek, The Following, Scream movies) and Marcos Siega (Blindspot, The Following, The Vampire Diaries, Dexter, Cold Case, Veronica Mars) and series stars Freddie Stroma (Harry Potter films, Pitch Perfect, Game of Thrones, 13 Hours, UnREAL) and Genesis Rodriguez (Identity Thief, Man on a Ledge, Entourage, Big Hero 6). Based on the novel written by Karl Alexander and produced by Outerbanks Entertainment in association with Warner Bros. Television, Time After Time premieres midseason on ABC. Room 6BCF
8:30pm – 9:30pm – Mystery Science Theater 3000 is Back
Joel Hodgson (creator, MST3K), Felicia Day (Geek & Sundry), and others discuss the show’s record-breaking crowdfunding campaign and reveal behind-the-scenes info on season 11. Room 24ABC
8:30pm – 11:30pm – Comic-Con International Masquerade
The Ballroom 20 stage becomes a showplace for a fun competition of creativity, with impressive re-created and original costumes crafted by our talented attendees, presented in front of an audience of thousands. Not a dance or party, but a talent show on a stage, with trophies, cash prizes and other awards for the top entries. Doors open for audience seating at 8:00, but the line for choice seating will begin hours earlier. Since the ballroom can fill up, tickets are required for seating inside and will be given out free at noon to those lined up near the ballroom. Any tickets that remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies will again be writer/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio of Studio Foglio/Girl Genius, and there will be special entertainment during the Judging Intermission. Ballroom 20. Overflow seating available in the Sails Pavilion, 5AB, and 6A (tickets not required for those rooms). Ballroom 20
9:00pm – 10:00pm – M.A.S.K. Voice Cast 31st Anniversary Reunion
For the first time ever, the original voice cast of M.A.S.K., including Doug Stone (Matt Trakker, Bruce Sato, Dusty Hayes), Brendan McKane (Miles Mayhem, Alex Sector, Floyd Malloy), Sharon Noble (Gloria Baker, Vanessa Garfield, M.A.S.K. Computer), and Mark Halloran (Sly Rax, Buddie Hawks, Cliff Dagger) will be coming together to celebrate the love of M.A.S.K. and take part in a live Q&A session with you, the fans. Room 29AB
9:00pm – 10:00pm – Troma Entertainment
Find out what is happening in Tromaville! Legendary filmmaker Lloyd Kaufman, creator of The Toxic Avenger and president of Troma Entertainment, will be filling you in on all things Troma, along with his friends and honorary Citizens of Tromaville. Panelists include Skinner (world-renowned artist), filmmaker Kansas Bowling (writer/director ofBC Butcher, a new release from Troma), Rodney Bingenheimer (DJ, mayor of the Sunset Strip, BC Butcher), and Pat Kaufman (producer, Poultrygeist, Return to Nuke Em High Vol 2). Moderated by Megan Silver, with intro by Mimi Cruz (Night Flight Comics).
9:40pm – 10:40pm – Hall H and Ballroom 20 Saturday Playback Free Play
Didn’t get into Hall H or Ballroom 20 today? We feel your pain! On hand to kick off the panel will be the assistant to the director of programming for Comic-Con, Tommy Goldbach, in this block that rebroadcasts some of the day’s popular panels from those two giant rooms. Best of all, those in attendance will get to vote in a show of applause on what they want to see. It’s democracy at its finest, and it’s a second or maybe even a third chance to see these panels. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.) Marriott Grand Ballroom 5-6, Marriott Marquis & Marina
10:00pm – 11:00pm – Season 2 World Premiere Screening of Ash vs Evil Dead
Get a first viewing of the season 2 premiere episode of the STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead. with introduction by cast and executive producers. Room 6DE