San Diego Comic Con 2018 Friday Schedule Highlights

 

Let’s face it, San Diego Comic-Con is like the Coachella for geeks and nerds. If you aren’t being overtaken by the sensory overload of the spectacle, you are desperately trying to run between seas of people trying to get to a panel that is going on the same time as a presentation you have been dying to see. Here are some of HipZOMJoint’s highlights for each day of the con:

Friday, July 20

10:00am

Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Reunion

In 2008, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog became a beloved webseries. The show tells the story of Dr. Horrible (played by Neil Patrick Harris), an aspiring super-villain; Moist (Simon Helberg), Dr. Horrible’s minion; Captain Hammer (Nathan Fillion), his nemesis; and Penny (Felicia Day), their shared love interest. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this popular show by attending this lively discussion and celebration with creator Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day,and Maurissa Tancharoen!

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Hall H

10:00am

From Mickey Mouse to Mary Poppins: How Does Personality Influence Our Favorite Disney Characters?

Why do people identify with the Evil Queen but not Snow White? Or Elsa and Anna but not Donald Duck or Nemo? Disney characters have been a major influence in culture for the past 90 years. These character preferences inform everything from movie spinoff ideas to game alignment, toy production, and sales. Data were gathered from a study conducted by Keith W. Beard, Psy.D., April Fugett, Ph.D. (professors of psychology, Marshall University), Britani Black, M.A., and Carrie Dean, M.A. (doctoral students, Marshall University) of over 1,000 participants examining personality test results with preferred Disney characters. Findings show how personality informs one’s choices of the Disney characters to identify with and follow. Other topics to be covered are specific personality traits that are associated with liking or disliking specific characters; additional results and other psychological/personality factors, including a review of the most (and least) popular Disney characters based on research results from the last few years; and a comparison between Disney character ratings and several other prominent and popular franchises (such as DC characters, Harry Potter, Walking Dead, Star Wars) in order to better explore overall preference and exposure of some of the most prominent and pervasive pop culture icons of the last 100 years.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

10:00am

Spotlight on Marc Bernardin

Moderator Evan Narcisse (Marvel’s Rise of the Black Panther, io9) sits down with Comic-Con special guest Marc Bernardin -writer for television (Castle Rock, Alphas) and comics (Genius, The Authority, Static Shock, The Highwaymen) and podcast host (Fatman on Batman, with Kevin Smith)-for a wide-ranging conversation and audience Q&A.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 29AB

10:00am

Young Justice: Outsiders Special Video Presentation and Q&A

It’s time for a first look at one of the most highly anticipated shows of the year. In Young Justice: Outsiders, the teenage superheroes of the DC universe come of age in an animated world of super-powers, super-villains, and super-secrets. This time, the team faces its greatest challenge yet as it takes on metahuman trafficking and the terrifying threat it creates for a society caught in the crossfire of a genetic arms race spanning the globe and the galaxy. Producers and members of the voice cast give you an inside look at what it means to be an outsider. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Young Justice: Outsiders is coming soon to the DC Universe digital streaming service.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6DE

10:00am

Adventure Time

Cartoon Network invites you to come along with them to celebrate 10 seasons of this most mathematical show! Without spoiling too many of the surprises, they can promise you a live musical performance featuring some of your favorite tracks from the series along with special panelists and an exclusive series finale trailer! Grab your homies and don’t miss this epic celebration before The Ultimate Adventure.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:15am
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

10:00am

That ’70s Panel

The seventies were a time of change for comics: Veteran creators were melding with new talent and new kinds of comics were emerging. Here’s a discussion of those changing times with Marv Wolfman (Tomb of Dracula), Steve Leialoha(Warlock), Rick Hoberg (Star Wars), Richard Pini and Wendy Pini (Elfquest), moderator Mark Evanier (Scooby Doo), and others.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am
Room 8

10:00am

The Black Panel

A discussion on the state of Black pop culture in the age of Trump, Me Too, This Is America, and the national anthem protest. Actor and producer Isaiah WashingtonandValiant Entertainment executive editor Joe Illidge celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bad Boy Studios with alumni superstar artists Shawn Martinbroughand Bernard Chang from Avant-Garde Management, CEO Jacques Sweeney,the funkmaster himself George Clinton, writer LaShonda Clinton, and talent agent Kevin Turner. Hosted by Michael Davis.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:00am – 11:30am
Room 5AB

10:30am

The Her Universe Workshop

Want to get in to the business of geek fashion? Calling all designers, artists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs. Founder of Her Universe Ashley Eckstein takes a deep dive into the business behind some of your favorite brands. Joining Ashley will be Trevor Schultz, founder of Loungefly; Cindy Levitt, SVP of licensing/Hot Topic; Theresa Mercado, VP of product development/Hot Topic and Professor Susan Scafidi, founder and director of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham Law School.

Friday July 20, 2018 10:30am – 12:30pm
Santa Rosa Room, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

11:15am

AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead

Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Maggie Grace, and Garret Dillahunt join executive producers and showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, and Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when the show returns August 12. Panelists will also participate in a Q&A session and offer an official sneak preview of the second half of season 4.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am – 12:15pm
Hall H

11:15am

DC Nation

Rejoice, DC faithful! The DC Nation is back and better than ever! DC publisher Dan DiDio hosts this all-star gathering with Tom King (Batman, Mister Miracle), Joshua Williamson (Flash), Jimmy Palmiotti (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), Amanda Conner (Harley Quinn, The Jetsons), and Mark Russell (The Flintstones, The Snagglepuss Chronicles)talking and teasing upcoming stories.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:15am – 12:15pm
Room 6DE

11:30am

HISTORY’s Hit Drama Vikings

Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha), Clive Standen (Rollo), Alexander Ludwig (Bjorn), Alex Høgh Andersen (Ivar the Boneless), Georgia Hirst (Torvi), and Michael Hirst (creator/writer) will get fans excited about the upcoming midseason premiere by discussing last season’s startling alliances, deaths, and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. An exclusive mid-season 5 sneak peek will be presented. (Cast subject to change.)

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
Ballroom 20

11:30am

Nerdist News Live

Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave,Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry editor-in-chief), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), and other Nerdist stars discuss the biggest pop culture stories of the day like only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News and other shows, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. Use only as directed. 9 out of 10 doctors recommend attending the panel right before this one just to get a seat. Side effects may include uncontrollable deep cuts, hilarious Star Wars theories, and hot takes lasting over 30 seconds.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 5AB

11:30am

World of Capcom

If you have played video games at all in the last 30 years, chances are you may have played a game from CAPCOM. Think Resident Evil, Street Fighter, or even the latest hit Monster Hunter World. CAPCOM continues to develop original and exciting game franchises for next-generation game consoles. Come sit with the team from CAPCOM and learn about what is coming next.

Friday July 20, 2018 11:30am – 12:30pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

Marvel’s Black Panther Costume Designer Ruth Carter: Designing the Costumes of Wakanda

Costume Designers Guild members Ruth Carter (costume designer, Black Panther, Malcolm X, Serenity), Anthony Francisco (visual development concept artist, Black Panther, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy), and Phillip Boutte Jr. (costume concept artist, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Avengers: Infinity Wars) discuss the process behind designing the costumes of Marvel’s Black Panther, along with f Mary Ellen Fields (manufacturing foreperson/specialty manufacturer, Black Panther, Captain Marvel, Superman: Man of Steel) and Douriean Fletcher (specialty jeweler, Black Panther).

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 9

12:00pm

We Believe in Horror

Image Comics has ushered in a new era of horror with cerebral writers and visceral artists elevating sequential-art dread to claustrophobic heights. From Jeff Lemire’s atmospheric character piece, Gideon Falls, to John Layman’s kaiju free-for-all, Leviathan, comics are evolving terror to new personal, socially minded levels. See a roster of the most sinister storytellers including Pornsak Pichetshote and Aaron Campbell (Infidel), Will Dennis (the editor of Wytches, Gideon Falls), and other surprise panelists to discover how they’re altering an entire genre.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Room 23ABC

12:00pm

Teen Titans Go! To the Movies

Come see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

12:15pm

AMC’s The Walking Dead

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Angela Kang and executive producers Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne HurdDave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. The panelists will discuss the show’s exciting new chapter and share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 9, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:15pm – 1:15pm
Hall H

12:30pm

DC Super Hero Girls Special Video Presentation and Q&A

The DC Super Hero Girls universe continues to expand with new original graphic novels Out of the Bottle and Search for Atlantis and an all-new animated action-comedy series featuring fresh character designs and storytelling from Emmy Award-winning producer Lauren Faust (Super Best Friends Forever, My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic, Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends). The world may know them as Wonder Woman, Supergirl and Batgirl, but not-so-typical teenagers Diana, Kara, and Barbara, alongside their superhero friends, have much more to deal with than just protecting the citizens of Metropolis from some of the most sinister school-aged super-villains of the DC Universe. After all, being teens is tough enough, what with school, friends, family, and the chaos that comes with managing a social life. But add superpowers and a secret identity to the mix, and things can get a lot more complicated. DC Group editor Marie Javins gives attendees a sneak peek at upcoming books, while producer Lauren Faust and other members of the creative team present a first look at this upcoming series. DC Super Hero Girls is coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 6DE

12:30pm

Marvel Comics: Spider-Man

Editor Nick Lowe with his Amazing Friends Nick Spencer (Amazing Spider-Man) and Donny Cates (Venom) swing into SDCC with all the hottest spider-news! Nick Spencer ushers in a new era for Spidey that takes the web-head back to basics, while all-new Venom writer Donny Cates lays out what’s in store for the symbiotic hero in both the past and present in his definitive take on the character. Plus, learn the latest about your favorite spider-heroes from across time and space as they crawl closer and closer toward the Edge of Spider-Geddon!

Friday July 20, 2018 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Room 5AB

12:45pm

Resident Evil Video Games

You have once again entered the world of survival horror. Hear from producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi and staff of the recently announced Resident Evil 2 on how CAPCOM reinvented a celebrated classic 20 years later. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, the Raccoon City outbreak, and a few other surprises you won’t want to miss. Cosplay is encouraged.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Room 6BCF

12:45pm

Hulu’s World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock

Escape the summer heat for a chilling world premiere screening of the first episode of J. J. Abrams and Stephen King’s psychological-horror series about the hometown of some of your favorite nightmares. You’ve read the books, you’ve seen the movies, you know the characters, but you’ve never heard the story of Castle Rock. Following the screening, the creators and executive producers Sam Shawand Dustin Thomason (Manhattan) and stars Sissy Spacek (Carrie), Bill Skarsgard (It), Melanie Lynskey (Togetherness), and Jane Levy (Suburgatory) will discuss the most tragic and disturbing town in America. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.

Friday July 20, 2018 12:45pm – 2:00pm
Ballroom 20

1:00pm

The Return of Mego featuring Joe Namath

Marty Abrams, CEO of Mego Corp., speaks about the return of the world’s greatest toy company and welcomes football legend Joe Namath to autograph a very limited number of new Joe Namath 14-inch action figures exclusively at Comic-Con. Marty will also be introducing a new line of 8-inch and 14-inch licensed action figures.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Room 32AB

1:30pm

Star Trek: Discovery

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. Star Trek inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, Star Trek: Discovery continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. The cast and producers of this CBS All Access series look back on season 1 and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as chief engineer Reno. Season 1 of Star Trek: Discovery is now streaming on CBS All Access.

Friday July 20, 2018 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Hall H

2:00pm

Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away!

Michael Siglain (director, creative: Disney-Lucasfilm Publishing) and surprise panelists share previews and exclusive announcements about what should be on your must-read list from Star Wars publishing.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 7AB

2:00pm

Geek & Sundry Live

Geek & Sundry has been delivering quality comedic and gaming content for six years now: Can you believe it!? Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Anjali Bhimani(We’re Alive: Frontier), Amy Dallen (Shield of Tomorrow), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Jeremy Walker (Sagas of Sundry: Madness), T. J. Rotell (G&S head of production), and moderator Sean Becker (G&S senior creative director) talk about the future of the network, what new shows are coming out, and what old shows are returning.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Room 25ABC

2:00pm

Teen Titans Go! To the Movie

Come see the film, and immediately following the screening stay for fun snacks and get your photo taken with your favorite Teen Titan character. Families welcomed.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre

2:30pm

[adult swim]: Robot Chicken

Hot on the heels of its ninth season, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC for another celebration of stop-motion sketch madness, armed with never-before-seen clips and super-secret sneak peeks!Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root,actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Herbie: Fully Loaded), writer/director Tom Sheppard,and actor/writer (and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/star) Rachel Bloom! Plus, they’ll leave a chair open for a special panelist, or maybe just biblical superstar Elijah. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim and executive producer of 12 oz. Mouse.

Friday July 20, 2018 2:30pm – 3:15pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

3:00pm

J.R.R. Tolkien – The Return to Middle-earth

Middle-earth is making a resurgence, and the staff of TheOneRing.net have all the news, rumors, and background info on all the new Tolkien projects. The Tolkien biopic has wrapped filming and will be coming to a big screen near you, and Amazon Studios has made a big splash with a minimum five-year commitment to a prequel Lord of the Rings TV series, with the first season presumably focusing on young Aragorn. There will be a new J. R. R. Tolkien book coming later this summer, and there are strong indications that Universal Orlando will be adding a Middle-earth section to its newest theme park. The next several years are looking very bright for fans of the professor. Panelists include Clifford Broadway (host of TORn Tuesday), Justin Sewell (producer of TORn Tuesday), Kristi Fojtik (founder of Tolkien Forever), Nicole Roberts (outreach director for TheOneRing.net), Josh Long (host of Collecting the Precious), Abie Ekenezar (host of Black and Blue: The Series), moderated by Cathy Udovch (special events coordinator for TheOneRing.net).

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Grand 1 & 2, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

3:00pm

Judges on the Law of the Last Jedi and Solo

Star Wars and the law go together like Han Solo and Chewbacca. This panel of judges discuss the legal issues from The Last Jedi, Solo, and unexplored regions from the Outer Rim. Did Luke Skywalker have a legal obligation to save the galaxy from the First Order? What is the legality of underground droid fights? Could the caretakers sue Rey for dropping a boulder on their cart? Was Han right when he shot first? Find out when court is in session with Judge John B. Owens of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Magistrate Judge Stacie Beckerman, Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin, CA Judge Carol Najera, NY Judge Matthew Sciarrino, and Paul Grewal (former magistrate judge and now deputy general counsel and VP of litigation at Facebook). Moderated by attorneys Jessica Mederson and Joshua Gilliland of The Legal Geeks.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 7AB

3:30pm

DuckTales
Solve a mystery and rewrite history with the cast of Disney Channel’s hit series DuckTales! Executive producer Matt Youngberg, co-producer/story editor Francisco Angones, art director Sean Jimenez, and series stars Ben Schwartz (House of Lies, Parks and Rec), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live, We Bare Bears), Danny Pudi (Community, Powerless), Toks Olagundoye (Castle, The Neighbors), and Entertainment Weekly’s Marc Snetiker discuss the mystery of the boys’ missing mom, epic adventures for season 2, and new footage from never-before-seen episodes. It’s a duck blur of fun, action, and secrets revealed in this can’t-miss panel for fans new and old of the world’s most iconic family of ducks!
Friday July 20, 2018 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Room 6A
1: Programs, Animation, Kids, Television
Tags Animation, Kids, Television

3:45pm

Universal Pictures’ Glass and Halloween

Filmmakers and actors from two of Universal’s most-anticipated upcoming releases- Glass, from M. Night Shyamalan, and Halloween, from David Gordon Green-have a few riveting surprises in store for Comic-Con.

Friday July 20, 2018 3:45pm – 4:45pm
Hall H

4:00pm

The Science of Star Wars

Ever wondered if lightsabers could one day be a reality? Curious about which Star Wars droid NASA would take into space? Is there a form of fuel that could keep The Resistance out of reach from a First Order fleet? Expert panelists Kim Steadman (systems engineer, NASA-JPL), Emily Manor Chapman (systems engineer, NASA-JPL), Kieran Dickson (editor, CometTV.com, MGM Studios), Fon Davis (Star Wars production designer), Travis Langley (editor, Star Wars Psychology), Steve Huff (fight choreographer and weapons expert), Eliot Sirota(VFX expert), and host Jenna Busch (creator, Legion of Leia) act as your Bor Gullet into the mind of Star Wars creators and break down the science behind a galaxy far, far away. Q&As, surprises, and giveaways will follow.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 7AB

4:00pm

To Infinity & Beyond: Our Dreams for the Future Take Flight

For generations-from Copernicus to Jules Verne to Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos-visionaries have offered their dreams of the future and in doing so inspired mind-blowing innovation. An all-star panel of creators and innovators discuss their greatest influences and what they envision for the future. You can experience dreams made real at the Future Tech Live! Pavilion in the Omni Hotel following the panel.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Room 23ABC

4:15pm

DC Justice League

Meet the talented minds behind DC’s “New Justice” movement as they share their inspirations behind your favorite DC superheroes. Scott Snyder, Adam Glass, Joshua Williamson, James Tynion IV, Bernard Chang, and Liam Sharp have a lot to share about your favorite characters and their fight for justice.

Friday July 20, 2018 4:15pm – 5:15pm
Room 6DE

5:00pm

Bumblebee

Paramount Pictures brings Transformers to Comic-Con Hall H for the first time with Bumblebee. Director Travis Knight will be joined by star Hailee Steinfeld and cast in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Anthony Breznican.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Hall H

5:30pm

Sixty Years of Famous Monsters

The world’s oldest monster brand celebrates 60 years of scares by marching into a new multimedia deal with Echo Lake Entertainment! Publisher Philip Kim and editor Holly Interlandi announce the American Gothic Press adaptation of violent crime spectacle Nice alongside the creative team: writers Joseph Ettinger (Santa Clarita Diet) and Dagen Walker (Atomica), showrunner Rockne S. O’Bannon(Farscape), director John Terlesky (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), interior artist Marc Rene (Oak Island), and cover artists Tula Lotay (All-Star Batman) and David Mack (Jessica Jones). Also featured on the panel will be Face Off’ s Walter Welshgiving insight on the final season of SYFY’s hit monster makeup show. Everyone attending the panel will get a free gift! Moderated by Matt Corrigan of the Launchpad Podcast.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Room 26AB

5:45pm

Marvel Television: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger

San Diego will be getting a little taste of New Orleans! Meet series stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki, and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski of the new hit summer series that redefined the superhero genre, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. Featuring a lively Q&A moderated by executive producer and head of Marvel Television Jeph Loeb, along with a look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage. And don’t forget to tune in to watch all-new episodes, Thursdays, 8/7c, on Freeform.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Ballroom 20

5:45pm

Skybound Entertainment: What’s Next

Skybound chairman Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Oblivion Song),CEO David Alpert (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast),and Skybound North CEO and partner Catherine Winder (Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Robert Kirkman’s Secret History of Comics) discuss what’s next for the company behind building one of the most successful media franchises in pop culture history, The Walking Dead. They will also be joined by Skybound Games’ Ian Howe who will discuss what’s to come for Skybound’s first game studio. Moderated by Ify Nwadiwe.

Friday July 20, 2018 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Room 6BCF

6:00pm

DC Vertigo

It’s a new age of DC Vertigo! Meet the new voices behind DC Vertigo comics, focusing on modern, high-concept stories for fans of fantasy, crime, supernatural, horror, and satire. Now home to the best talent from novels, games, comic books, and more, this next generation will take this beloved imprint to new heights, beginning with the launch of the Sandman Universe on 8/8/18.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 23ABC

6:00pm

Mega Man: Fully Charged TV Series Premiere

Kazuhiro Tsuchiya (CAPCOM, video game producer, Mega Man, Asura’s Wrath), Man of Action (creators of Ben 10 and the team and characters of Big Hero 6), and Logan McPherson (DHX Studios, VP, creative and animated production, Slugterra, The Deep, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2D series)) give a behind-the-scenes peek into the production of this new animated show, aimed at kids 5 to11. Celebrating the 30-year legacy of this iconic, game-based character, the panelists will discuss the background and creative evolution of the new series, followed by screening of never-before-seen footage from the show, coming soon to Cartoon Network.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 25ABC

6:00pm

The Passage

Based on Justin Cronin’s bestselling fantasy book trilogy, FOX’s world premiere screening of this epic, character-driven thriller about a secret government medical facility experimenting with a dangerous virus that could either cure all disease or cause the downfall of the human race will be followed by a moderated conversation and fan Q&A with stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar (NYPD Blue, Saved by the Bell), Saniyya Sidney (Hidden Figures, American Horror Story), Henry Ian Cusick(Lost, The 100), and Jamie McShane (Bosch), executive producer Liz Heldens(Friday Night Lights, Deception), executive producer/ director Jason Ensler (The Exorcist), and author Justin Cronin. The Passage will premiere on FOX in early 2019.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Room 6A

6:15pm

Sony Pictures Panel

Sony Pictures presents two of their most anticipated films produced in association with Marvel. First up, filmmakers and talent will show you what’s in store as the lethal protector Venom finally gets his own movie.Then, the creators of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse give you an inside look at their groundbreaking animated movie.

Friday July 20, 2018 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Hall H

6:30pm

Frankenstein Rarities: 200th Anniversary Edition

A celebration of one of the most iconic characters in entertainment history. Mary Shelley had no idea what would happen to her creation! You will see a tribute to Boris Karloff as the Frankenstein Monster, Frankenstein in animated form from several studios, Lon Chaney as the Monster in a rarely seen episode of Suspense,Chaney opposite Abbott and Costello on a 1950s variety show, the hilarious Frankenstein the Musical with Steve Allen, A salute to Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein, and some “monstrous” surprises!

Friday July 20, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 26AB

6:30pm

ULTRAVERSE: 25th Anniversary Celebration

In June 1993, Malibu Comics launched a new, well-conceived, writer-driven superhero universe combining the talents of new and veteran creators with innovative marketing: The Ultraverse. With titles like Prime, Freex, Firearm, Night Man, Ultraforce, and Rune, there were comics, a live-action short, a TV series, video games, action figures, and an animated series . . . and then suddenly it was gone. What happened? And why do fans still love the it? Ultraverse founders Tom Mason, Chris Ulm and Dave Olbrich, artists Aaron Lopresti (Sludge), Barb Kaalberg (Solitaire), Rick Hoberg (The Strangers) and Terry Dodson (Mantra), BOOM! Studios founder Ross Richie (an Ultraverse veteran), Ultraverse super-fan Robert McGinty, moderator J. C. Vaughn (Overstreet) and surprise panelists will celebrate this milestone!

Friday July 20, 2018 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Room 24ABC

7:00pm

Shout! and Scream Factory’s Breaking News

Shout! Factory’s Brian Ward (producer) and Jeff Nelson (senior marketing director), along with moderator Bill Hunt (The Digital Bits), will take you behind the scenes at Shout! Factory and Scream Factory. They’ll have exclusive announcements, sneak peeks from upcoming Blu-ray, DVD, and theatrical releases and more.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Room 32AB

7:00pm

World Premiere of The Death of Superman

The Man of Steel meets his ultimate match when Doomsday comes to Earth-hell bent on destroying everything and everyone in his path, including the Justice League-in the all-new, action-packed The Death of Superman. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment, the feature-length animated film is the latest DC Universe movie to continue Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s tradition of debuts at Comic-Con International. Witness the film’s world premiere, then stay for an entertaining panel featuring Jerry O’Connell (Crossing Jordan, Stand By Me) as Superman, Rebecca Romijn (X-Men, The Librarians) as Lois Lane, Jason O’Mara (The Man in the High Castle, Terra Nova) as Batman, and Christopher Gorham (Covert Affairs, Ugly Betty) as The Flash, alongside the filmmaking crew of producer/co-director Sam Liu (Gotham by Gaslight), co-director Jake Castorena (Justice League Action), screenwriter Peter J. Tomasi (Green Lantern: Emerald Knights), and executive producer James Tucker (Justice League Dark) . . . plus a few surprise panelists. The all-star cast also features Rainn Wilson (The Office) as Lex Luthor, Rosario Dawson (Sin City) as Wonder Woman, Shemar Moore (S.W.A.T.) as Cyborg, Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Matt Lanter (Timeless) as Aquaman, Cress Williams (Black Lightning) as John Henry Irons, Toks Olagundoye (Castle) as Cat Grant, Nyambi Nyambi (The Good Fight) as Martian Manhunter, Rocky Carroll (NCIS) as Silas Stone, Patrick Fabian (Better Call Saul) as Hank Henshaw, Max Mittelman (Justice League Action) as Jimmy Olsen, and Charles Halford (Constantine) as Bibbo Bibbowski. The Death of Superman arrives July 24 on digital and August 7 on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray Combo Pack, and DVD.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Ballroom 20

7:30pm

AMC’s Preacher

Easily offended? Don’t come to the Preacher panel! Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, and Joseph Gilgun join executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg and showrunner and executive producer Sam Catlin for a mid-season 3 discussion about the story so far and what’s to come.

Friday July 20, 2018 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Hall H

8:00pm

Bat in the Sun Presents

The cast and crew of Bat in the Sun preview part of their newest animated Super Power Beat Down along with a surprise video they have been working on! Panelists include Aaron Schoenke, Sean Schoenke, Kevin Porter, Jennifer Van Dien, and Casper Van Dien, along with some surprise panelists.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 6DE

8:00pm

Borrowed Ideas, Original Songs

Get your songwriting questions answered by singer-songwriter Laura Todd. She will share lessons learned working with such talented artists as Grammy-nominated writer/producer Warren Kahn and fan favorite Andrew McKee. Emily Liu brings perspective as a frequent “one-(wo)man band,” having to own all aspects of song creation from writing and arranging through execution across instruments and styles for home-brew production on a budget. Learn how to integrate your fandom passions into the craft of songwriting. Panelists will also discuss how to respect the original creators of the worlds you love.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

8:00pm

Star Wars Mock Trial: The Court-Martial of Poe Dameron

The Legal Geeks and the Rebel Legion Sunrider Base present the mock court-martial of everyone’s favorite X-Wing ace, Poe Dameron. Based on the events of The Last Jedi, Poe stands accused of disobeying General Leia Organa and leading a mutiny aboard the resistance flagship Raddus against Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Lawyers for the prosecution and defense, including a U.S. Army JAG attorney, will take on Poe’s case in front of United States Magistrate Judge Mitch Dembin. Participating attorneys include Steve Chu, Thomas Harper, Christine Peek, and Megan Hitchcock. With Rebel Legion members Rachel Williams as General Leia Organa and Marcus Holt as Poe Dameron.

Friday July 20, 2018 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Room 7AB