SDCC 2018: Saturday Highlights

Saturday is the busiest day of the convention, so get your snacks and your water bottle prepared to ensure that you don’t miss a second of it! While there’s more than ever to do outside of the convention center, there are still plenty of panels to see inside the air conditioning. So grab your badge, your bag for all your swag, and get ready for a long, fun day of San Diego Comic Con 2018. Here are our top picks of panels for Saturday!

Steven Universe
10:00am – 10:50am @ Indigo Ballroom

Did you hear that Cartoon Network is bringing Steven Universe back to Comic-Con? You’d better believe it! Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst), Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), Zach Callison (Steven), and the true diamond authority series creator Rebecca Sugar will share insights about the show and make epic announcements. Even more exciting: Rebecca is bringing her ukulele!

NBC’s The Good Place
11:00am – 11:50am @ Indigo Ballroom

From creator Michael Schur and Universal Television comes the critically acclaimed and unique afterlife comedy series about what it means to be a good person. Stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, Jameela Jamil, D’Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto and executive producers Michael Schur, Morgan Sackett, and Drew Goddard will hold a forking great conversation.

Black Lightning Special Video Presentation and Q&A
11:00am – 11:45am @ Ballroom 20

Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) made his choice: He hung up the suit and his secret identity years ago. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire, and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, he must return as Black Lightning to save not only his family but also the soul of his community. Series stars and producers give an electrifying look at season 2! In addition to Williams, the supercharged series stars China Anne McClain, Nafessa Williams, Christine Adams, Marvin “Krondon” Jones III, Damon Gupton, and James Remar. Based on the characters from DC, Black Lightning is from Berlanti Productions and Akil Productions, in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Salim Akil, Mara Brock Akil, and Sarah Schechter. Black Lightning returns this fall to The CW on Tuesdays (9/8c).

SYFY’s Krypton
12:00pm – 12:50pm @ Indigo Ballroom

After a mind-blowing season 1 finale that saw Krypton’s history drastically rewritten, the future of Superman has never been in greater jeopardy. Cast members Cameron Cuffe, Ann Ogbomo, Wallis Day,and Shaun Sipos, as well as creator and showrunner Cameron Welsh and DC’s Dan Evans discuss the many surprises of the first season and give an inside look into what fans can expect in season 2. Moderated by TV Guide Magazine’s Damian Holbrook.

Rise Up: HALON and Pacific Rim: Uprising
12:00pm – 1:00pm @ Room 25ABC

Rise up! Join the uprising with Pacific Rim: Uprising VFX supervisor Peter Chiang alongside HALON Entertainment’s Brad Alexander (previs supervisor) and Ryan McCoy (postvis supervisor) as they break down the epic final battle layer by layer. Panelists were told to make some “bad a$$ shots,” and they delivered. This panel is for artists, filmmakers, and anyone who wants an in-depth look at VFX.

Matt Taylor: Most of the Posters I Have Made
12:30pm – 1:30pm @ Room 8

Matt Taylor (illustrator of this year’s SDCC souvenir book cover), Rob Jones (Mondo creative director) and a mystery second panelist talk about most of the posters Matt has made in the last five years of working with Mondo and some other things too. Matt, Rob and the mystery second panelist learn about the process of making movie posters and a take part in a Q&A.

Women Rocking Hollywood 2018: Female Filmmakers, Pilots, Projects, and Paving the Way To Parity
1:00pm – 2:00pm @ Room 25ABC

The last year saw some forward movement for equality in front of and behind the camera. Women directors helmed more TV pilots than ever before. Will that trend continue? Will it result in more woman-directed and gender-balanced shows? In 2018, still only a fraction of studio films were directed by women, so how can lasting change be made? Some of the most successful, talented women in the industry will discuss their careers, latest projects, new initiatives, and how fans can be part of creating equality in film, TV, and all transmedia. Panelists include Lesli Linka Glatter (producer/director, Homeland, The Walking Dead), Kat Candler (showrunner/director, Queen Sugar, 12 Monkeys), Patricia Cardoso(director, Queen Sugar, Real Women Have Curves), Rosemary Rodriguez (producer/director, pilot Cagney & Lacey, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead), Regina King (actress/director/producer, pilot The Finest, Shameless, Scandal), Patricia Riggen (producer/director, The 33, Jack Ryan), and Kirsten Schaffer(executive director, Women in Film: LA). Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren, The Credits).

Legacies Exclusives Video Presentation and Q&A
2:00pm – 2:50pm @ Indigo Ballroom

Continuing the tradition of The Vampire Diaries and The Originals, Legacies is the third installment of this supernatural series about witches, vampires, and werewolves. The story follows 17-year-old Hope Mikaelson (daughter of Klaus Mikaelson) along with Alaric Saltzman and his twins at the Salvatore School for the Young and Gifted as they come of age in the most unconventional way. Executive producer Julie Plec and series stars Danielle Rose Russell and Matthew Davis show a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, and CBS Television Studios, Legacies airs this fall on The CW, Thursdays 9/8c.

The Adventure Zone Graphic Novel
2:00pm – 3:00pm @ Room 28DE

Guess what? Your favorite fantasy and comedy podcast where the three McElroy brothers play Dungeons & Dragons with their dad is now a graphic novel, and you can hear all about it at this program! Join co-creators of The Adventure Zone and co-adapters Travis McElroy and Clint McElroy as well as co-adapter and illustrator Carey Pietsch to learn more about The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, which is now available wherever books are sold. This event will be moderated by Jackie Jennings (host, SYFY channel).

The Gifted
2:30pm – 3:15pm @ Ballroom 20

From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, season 2 of The Gifted picks up after the explosion of the Atlanta Station. The Mutant Underground search for their friends and family who left with The Inner Circle. Having tracked them outside of Washington, D.C., they must contend with new groups with extreme ideologies, both human and mutant alike, to stave off a brewing conflict. Executive producers Matt Nix and Jeph Loeb and stars Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont,Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Skyler Samuels show an exclusive first look at the upcoming season. Returning Tuesdays this fall on FOX. See an extended season 2 sneak peek!

ComiXology Originals: On the Horizon
3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Room 29AB

The biggest news in comics is comiXology’s exclusive content program: comiXology Originals. Join comiXology’s head of content Chip Mosher and comics creators Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash, Revival), Mike Norton (Revival), Sam Humphries (Green Lanterns), Alti Firmansyah (Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde), M. K. Reed(The Castoffs, Palefire), Tish Doolin (Modus Operandi), Mark Sable (Graveyard of Empires), and Kristian Donaldson (The Massive, DMZ) as they give you an intimate look at upcoming comiXology Originals releases. Catch a glimpse of never-before-seen artwork, covers, and more!

Supergirl Special Video Presentation and Q&A
3:30pm – 4:15pm @ Ballroom 20

Season 3 saw Supergirl stop Reign and the other Worldkillers’ threat to humanity and our planet, and in the process Kara was shocked to find her mother Alura alive and living in a salvaged Argo City that survived the destruction of Krypton. Reconnecting with her past caused Kara to realize that her true home is now here on Earth, where big changes are taking place for her and all of her friends in National City and also, it appears, for a doppelganger in Russia! Season 4 promises to be full of surprises, action, adventure, and lots of big revelations for Supergirl, Alex, James, J’onn, Lena, and Brainy. The series’ cast and creative team give a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A where they’ll discuss what’s to come and more! From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl’s fourth season will premiere in its new Sunday 8/7c time slot on The CW this fall.

EW: Women Who Kick Ass
4:00pm – 5:00pm @ Hall H

A discussion among fierce, fearless actresses Chloe Bennet (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Regina King (Watchmen), Camila Mendes (Riverdale), Amandla Stenberg (The Darkest Mind), and Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who), who open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by EW’s Jessica Shaw.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
5:00pm – 5:45pm @ Ballroom 20

After defeating Mallus by cuddling him to death with a giant stuffed animal named Beebo, the Legends were ready to ease off the gas. That was until Constantine arrived to inform them that, in solving one major problem, they have created another, much larger one. When the Legends let time crumble in order to release and defeat Mallus, the barrier between worlds softened. History is now infected with “Fugitives,” magical creatures from myths, fairytales, and legends. Having been expelled throughout time by people like Constantine, these Fugitives are now returning to our world in droves and making a real mess of things. So when all hell breaks loose, who ya gonna call? That’s right, the Legends! Join the cast and creators of The CW’s zaniest superhero series at their annual Comic-Con panel for an in-person look at what makes this time-traveling crew tick. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow will return to The CW this fall on Mondays at 8/7c.

TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites
5:00pm – 5:50pm @ Indigo Ballroom

The official magazine of TV returns to San Diego for its annual all-star, must-see event. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV’s hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop, fan-encounter tales, and of course, ‘ship talk! Panelists (subject to change) include cast members from The 100, Krypton, Gotham, and more!

The Purge: From Film to Television
5:15pm – 6:15pm @ Room 6BCF

Cultural phenomenon The Purge comes to San Diego Comic-Con in a major way. Jason Blum (Get Out, Split), founder of Blumhouse Productions and producer of The Purge film franchise and the all-new series, and James DeMonaco, creator of the blockbuster film franchise, share an exclusive inside look at how they are expanding the universe into TV with USA Network this Fall. The First Purge star Lex Scott Davis(SuperFly) and the cast from the upcoming TV series, including Gabriel Chavarria (East Los High), Amanda Warren (The Leftovers), and Fiona Dourif (Curse of Chucky), will join director/executive producer Anthony Hemingway (Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.), showrunner/executive producer Thomas Kelly and producer Brad Fuller (A Quiet Place, The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) with their own unique perspectives on the world of The Purge. The Purge television series picks up ten years after the events of The First Purge and will follow several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. Moderated by Ryan Turek from Shock Waves Podcast.

Doctor Who: The Road to 13
5:30pm – 6:30pm @ Room 7AB

With the upcoming debut of the first female Doctor and the impending launch of her own comics series, Titan Comics’ Doctor Who creators discuss the past, present, and future of this amazing franchise. Titan Comics brand manager Chris Thompson chats with the 13th Doctor writer Jody Houser, along with creators Cavan Scott, George Mann, Paul Cornell, and Kelly Yates, on a journey through space and time.

SYFY’s Deadly Class
6:00pm – 6:50pm @ Indigo Ballroom

Be the first to get a sneak peek of SYFY’s new series Deadly Class, based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Executive produced by the Russo Brothers (Avengers: Infinity War), Deadly Class follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King’s Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Co-creator/writer/executive producer/co-showrunner Rick Remender, artist/Deadly Class comic co-creator Wes Craig, cast members Benjamin Wadsworth (Teen Wolf), Benedict Wong (Doctor StrangePhilip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams), Lana Condor (X-Men: ApocalypseAlita: Battle Angel), María Gabriela De Faría (Yo Soy FrankySitiados), Luke Tennie (Shock and Awe), and executive producers/co-showrunners Miles Orion Feldsott and Mick Betancourt will give attendees an exclusive preview of the first season. Moderated by Deadline’s Dominic Patten.

IDW Entertainment and SYFY: Wynnona Earp
6:45pm – 7:45pm @ Room 6DE

The cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp, including Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, and Chantel Riley along with show runner Emily Andras, and comic creator Beau Smith reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage, and answer your biggest questions about season 3!

Prism Awards: Diversity and Recognition in Comics
8:00pm – 9:00pm @ Room 29AB

The winners of the Second Annual Prism Awards will be revealed in this new awards ceremony. Founders Ted Abenheim (Prism Comics) and Nina L. Taylor Kester (Cartoon Art Museum/QCE), Prism Awards chairperson Maia Kobabe (Gender Queer: A Memoir), judges Ajuan Mance (1001 Black Men, Gender Studies), William O. Tyler (WoT’s Cinephilia), Heidi McDonald (The Comics Beat), Mey Rude(Autostraddle), and Rob McMonigal (Panel Patter) will discuss the origins of the awards and their emerging role in recognizing, promoting, and celebrating diversity and excellence in the field of queer comics as they present the handcrafted Prism Awards to the winning creators to celebrate their contributions.

Youtube’s Origin Presents the 2018 Comic-Con International Masquerade
8:00pm – 11:30pm @ Ballroom 20

The Ballroom 20 stage becomes a showplace for a fun competition of comics and pop culture creativity, with impressive re-created and original design costumes crafted by our talented attendees, presented before 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. Tickets are required for seating and will be given out free at noon to those lined up. Any tickets that remain will be given out at the Masquerade Desk after 3:00. The Master and Mistress of Ceremonies are writers/artists Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio, with special live entertainment from The Corps Dance Crew and the Saber Guild performance group during the judging intermission. Overflow seating available in the Sails Pavilion, 5AB, and 6A (tickets not required for those rooms).

Let us know the Saturday panels you just can’t miss in the comments!