With Friday, Comic-Con is in full swing! There’s plenty to do outside the convention center, but badge holders will probably be spending their time waiting to get into Ballroom 20 and Hall H! Don’t forget to pick up exclusives on the floor and visit your favorite booths for that sweet, sweet swag, but mostly, prep some water and snacks and prepare to plant yourself in one of those banquet chairs for the day! Here’s our top picks of panels for Friday!
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog Reunion
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ Hall H
It’s been ten years since Joss Whedon’s web series Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog debut with Niel Patrick Harris as the eponymous aspiring super-villain. Fans of the series will get to see Joss Whedon, Jed Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Felicia Day, and Maurissa Tancharoen on the Hall H stage to commemorate this nerdy classic.
Intro to TV Writing
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM @ Room 4
In this golden age of television, haven’t all writers imagined getting a job as a television writer and showrunner? Well now you can get advice from the people who have made it big. Join showrunners from your favorite Marvel and DC television shows, as well as a network executive to discuss beginner’s mistakes and the industry in general. Come with questions!.
Comic Book Law School 202: “Someone Just Made Me an Offer. Should I Refuse?”
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM @ Room 11
It Didn’t Look That Way in My Head
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Room 25ABC
Do you ever just think about how Hermione’s Yule Ball dress robes were blue and the movie made it pink and that just felt wrong? Well, that wasn’t the first or last time media would change what an author wrote in their original text. Join authors Deborah Harkness (All Souls trilogy), Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring), Kass Morgan (The 100 series), Andy Weir(Artemis), and Kathleen Kaufman (The Lairdbalor) along with moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep) as they talk about how the worlds they created in text have been translated into media and how they feel about that.
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM @ Hall H
Join the full cast of AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead in Hall H to discuss what happened with the midseason finale and what is coming up on August 12 when the show returns. As per usual, there will be a sneak peek of the second half of season 4!
HISTORY’s Hit Drama Vikings
11:30 AM – 12:30 PM @ Ballroom 20
We’re coming up on the final season of Vikings and the cast is here to discuss surprises, deaths, and betrayals from last season, as well as an exclusive sneak peek into mid-season 5.
Career Paths into Game Development
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM @ Room 28DE
With the continuing rise of esports, streaming, and professional gaming, finding a career in gaming has gone from an unrealistic dream to a profitable career. However, with such a booming industry, experts are here to talk to you about how to navigate the industry and talk about the changing landscape of game development.
AMC’s The Walking Dead
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM @ Hall H
Join Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Danai Gurira, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan along with showrunner Angela Kang and EPs Scott M. Gimple, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, and special effects make up supervisor and EP Greg Nicotero for hints of what’s to come and a sneak peek look into season 9, coming this October.
Hulu’s World Premiere Screening of Castle Rock
12:45 PM – 2:00 PM @ Ballroom 20
Who else is excited for Castle Rock to come to Hulu? Us too. The series creators and stars Sissy Spacek, Bill Skarsgard, Melanie Lynskey, and Jane Levy come to Ballroom 20 to discuss this chilling upcoming series, and audiences will get to premiere the first episode of Castle Rock.
EW: Brave Warriors
2:15 PM – 3:15 PM @ Ballroom 20
Join Benedict Wong (Deadly Class), Dylan Bruce (Midnight, Texas), Santiago Cabrera (Salvation), Jay Hernandez (Magnum P.I.), Eoin Macken (Nightflyers), Tom Ellis(Lucifer) and surprise guests for a panel talking about playing today’s male heroes. The discussion will range from playing iconic characters to awkward fan encounters and having a career in Hollywood.
From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, & Comics
3:30 PM – 4:30 PM @ Room 24ABC
Amazon Prime Video Showcase
3:30 PM – 5:30 PM @ Ballroom 20
With new shows coming out every day, Amazon Prime Video is here to give you an exclusive look at their upcoming series set to premiere and returning series set to come back, this includes Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, The Tick, Homecoming, Good Omens, Lore, and The Expanse.
Geek Podcasting and You!
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library
Podcasts have made it to the mainstream, and who doesn’t know a person or three who have their own podcast? If you’ve ever thought about creating your own geek-inspired podcast, join hosts from popular podcasts like How Stuff Works, Nerdificent, and HyperRPG who are here to talk all about the rising world of niche podcasts and how to make a space for your interests in the industry as well.
4:15 PM – 5:10 PM @ Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Don’t miss the panel with your favorite burger slinging family! The cast of Bob’s Burgers hits SDCC with a Q&A, exclusive footage, and breaking news about the upcoming season!
I’ll Take Dementors for $500, Obi-Wan: A Fan Game Show (Heroes and Villains edition)
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM @ Grand 9, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Join authors Pierce Brown (Red Rising), Naomi Novik (Uprooted), and Christie Golden (Before the Storm, World of Warcraft) in the new “heroes and villains” themed game show! Come and test your knowledge of your favorite super heroes, sith lords, dark lords, and lightning-scarred heroes.
SYFY WIRE Fangrrls: Women Changing the Game
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM @ Room 6DE
Sci-fi used to be the land of the male gaze, not-so-subtle misogyny, and scantily clad ladies who did nothing other than being distressed, but that world has changed! This Syfy Wire Fangrrls panel talks about what it’s like to be a trailblazer and what it’s like to be a fan in this culture. Join stars from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Star Trek, American Gods and more as they chat about what they’re obsessed with now and how they’re changing the industry.
Marvel Television: Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger
5:45 PM – 6:45 PM @ Ballroom 20
Breaking In and Monetizing Your Comics with Webtoon
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM @ Room 4
If you’ve got a penchant for drawing out stories or simply are curious as to how somoene breaks into comics, join creators from Webtoon’s most popular series on what it takes to make it into the industry. Webtoon’s head of content will also walk you through how to publish and promote your own IP on the Discover platform, provide details on Webtoon’s new ad sharing program, their partnership with Patreon, and the latest Webtoon comic contest with an $80k first prize.
Twilight Zone Marathon Screenings
7:15 PM – 9:15 PM @ Room 6A
Head back to the dimension of imagination with a marathon screening of The Twilight Zone. The series will be coming soon to CBS All Access! End the night enjoying fan favorite episodes of this classic TV series that redefined how we look at sci-fi.
Close out the night with AMC’s Preacher cast and creators to talk about what’s happened so far in season 3 with Jesse and the L’Angells and Tulip and Cassidy, and what’s to come!