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#SDCC16: The Horrors of Day 4 (July 24) – Supernatural, Skybound, Diamond Select, VR, Frazetta/Conan, and More!

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San Diego Comic-con

Sundays are usually the quietest day at the San Diego Comic-Con, being geared more toward the younger crowd; but for us, they’re also our favorite day because that’s when the Winchesters from “Supernatural” hit town.  So, while a lot of the attendees opt to leave America’s Finest City once Sunday morning rolls around, we’ll be out in full force covering the aforementioned demon-hunting bros.

What else is on tap for the horror crowd? Not much, to be honest, but here are the highlights plus a few general interest panels to help pad out your day.

The 2016 SDCC runs July 20-24 at the San Diego Convention Center.  Visit Comic-Con.org for more info.

SUNDAY, JULY 24

10:00-11:00am – Room 32AB
Emily the Strange Panel Experience
Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and illustrator Buzz Parker give the insider scoop on the final chapter of the all-ages Dark Horse comic book series Emily and the Strangers, including sneak peeks of new artwork and storylines from the final volume. Rob and Buzz will unveil new Emily the Strange works of art, a collaboration where Emily meets the Atomic Dog and gets Funkadelicized, and the latest on the long process of developing an animated feature film and TV show. Rob and Buzz will discuss their creative process of collaborating together for over 13 years. And as always, audience participation will be encouraged with plenty of rewards for being strange. Oh yeah, bring your Q’s for some A’s. Be there! Or get lost!

10:00-11:00am – Room 4
IDW: Kids Rule
From My Little Pony to Strawberry Shortcake, and Skylanders to TMNT Animated and X-Files: Origins to Disney, IDW loves kids’ comics and love even more the kids who read them! Hear from the writers and editors of their all-ages fare and then stay for the best Q&A at SDCC since every question is open only to nonadults! Hosted by editors Sarah Gaydos and Bobby Curnow, with Derek Charm, Jake Goldman, and Haley Mancini (Powerpuff Girls), Jodie Houser (X-Files: Origins), Caleb Goellner (TMNT: Animated), Sara Richard (MLP), and Tony Fleece (MLP). Plus prizes for all kids in attendance!

10:00-11:00am – Hall H
Sherlock
Amanda Abbington (Mary Watson), Mark Gatiss (co-creator/executive producer/writer), Steven Moffat (co-creator/executive producer/writer), and Sue Vertue (producer) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. Moderated by Chris Hardwick. Coming to PBS Masterpiece during the 2016-17 season.

11:00am-12:00 pm – Room 29AB
Conan & Frazetta: Celebrating 50 Years
2016 is the 50th anniversary of the Frazetta-covered Conan revival from Lancer Books, which inspired all Conan activity since, including comic books, movies, live-action TV, animated shows, Dark Horse projects, scores of derivative characters, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s governorship, gaming, and more. Hear from Frank Frazetta’s daughter, Holly Frazetta, author/historian J. David Spurlock, Conan historian Jeff Shanks, and the producers of the new Conan documentary, A Riddle of Steel: The Definitive History of Conan the Barbarian.

11:00am-12pm – Room 32AB
Monster Battle Time
Six artists team up to draw monsters described by audience members in the most extreme battle of 2016! Featuring the talents of Sarah Graley (Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar, Our Super Adventure), D. J. Kirkland (Black Mage), and Zach Lehner (Junior Braves of the Apocalypse). Free comics for all attendees.

11:15-am-12:15 PM – Hall H
Supernatural Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Series stars Jared Padalecki (Friday the 13th [2009]), Jensen Ackles (My Bloody Valentine 3D), Misha Collins (Ringer), and Mark A. Sheppard (Battlestar Galactica), along with executive producers Robert Singer (Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman) and Andrew Dabb (Supernatural), answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the 12th season of this exciting series. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation of series highlights, as well as a portion of the special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Eleventh Season DVD and Blu-ray release on September 6. The 12th season of Supernatural will premiere this fall in its new Thursday time period at 9/8c on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

12:00-1:00pm – Room 7AB
Skybound Comics
Skybound editor Jon Moisan and creators and artists including Juan Gedeon (Horizon), Shawn Martinbrough (Thief of Thieves), Brandon Thomas (Horizon), and Josh Williamson (Birthright, Ghosted) discuss their work and the comics industry as a whole.

12:30-1:30pm – Hall H
FOX’s Action Showcase: Prison Break and 24: Legacy
Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies, Robert Knepper, and producer Vaun Wilmott greet fans fresh out of production to share their behind-the-scenes experiences from set and show a special sneak peek of all new footage! The legacy continues with Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton), Miranda Otto (Homeland, Lord of the Rings), and Jimmy Smits (Sons of Anarchy, Star Wars: Episodes II &III), who join the creators/producers of the original 24–Howard Gordon, Manny Coto, and Evan Katz–for a special fan presentation of the highly anticipated new series.

12:30-1:30pm – Room 8
Crackle Dead Rising: Endgame
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Capcom’s Dead Rising franchise with a discussion about the recent release of Dead Rising: Endgame from Crackle and Legendary Digital Media. Stars Jesse Metcalfe, Marie Avgeropoulos, Jessica Harmon, and Keegan Connor Tracy will join in a panel discussion, along with director Pat Williams, co-writer and producer Tim Carter, and executive producer Tomas Harlan. Got Zombrex?

1:00-2:00pm – Room 30CDE
Kids Crafts: Introduction to Steampunk
Starr Wilde (Steampunk artist and owner of Steampunk Fortress) introduces the origins of the Steampunk genre, examples in books, film/TV and the variety of ways that Steampunk can be expressed through art. Ofelia de Romanus (Steampunk artist/blogger) will discuss Steampunk in video games and introduce the hat project. Attendees will be given hat or bracelet/keychain project and assemble them with assistance if needed. There will be a Q&A session to answer any questions.

1:00-2:30pm – Room 26AB
Comics Arts Conference #15: Comics Communities
Emily Rauber Rodriguez (University of Southern California) uses the Star Wars: Shattered Empire miniseries as a case study of how licensed comics negotiate a curious transmedia space between adaptation, sequel, and promotion. Jeremiah Massengale (University of the Cumberlands) uses letters from readers to analyze the impact of a nine-day storyline about death and loss in the Calvin and Hobbes comic strip. Julia Round (Bournemouth University) uses the letters pages in Misty comic books to demonstrate how the comic, employing the dominant discourses of the horror genre, supported creativity, diversity, and community within the readership.

1:30-2:30pm – Room 23ABC
An Adventure in Virtual Reality Storytelling
There is no limit to the depth of experiences that can be created in the realm of virtual reality. But is a trip to the bottom of the ocean or a walk on the surface of Mars enough to keep audiences coming back for more? Creators who are working on the frontlines of this exciting new technology discuss innovations such as 360-degree movies and the art of creating interactive story experiences. Moderator Neo Edmund (screenwriter, author of the Red Riding Alpha Huntress Series) is joined by panelists Micke Hjorth (chairman of the board, Starbreeze Studios), Sarah Kinga Smith (producer of motion picture, digital and VR, CEO of RES literary talent management & production), Andrew Cochrane (digital & interactive director, Mirada Studios), Varun Lella (digital, business development & TV literary agent, Paradigm), and Kane Lee (head of content at Baobab Studios).

2:00-3:00pm – Room 29AB
ComiXology Ask Me Anything Special Sunday Edition
ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital comic shopping and reading platform, spills the beans on everything you wanted to know about digital comics, publishing, and more! Want to know about comiXology Unlimited, the new monthly subscription service? Come to this panel. Want to know more about how to get your comic up on comiXology Submit? This is your panel. Featuring comiXology co-founder and CEO David Steinberger, comiXology communications guru Chip Mosher, and the comiXologist podcast crew Tia Vasiliou and Matt Kolowski.

2:00-3:00pm – Room 4
Spotlight on Emily Carroll
Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Emily Carroll (Through the Woods) answers your questions and chats about storytelling, horror, and her comic making process.

2:30-5:00pm – Room 8
Comic-Con Masquerade Replay
Saturday night’s impressive costuming event is reviewed by the Masquerade crew, audience questions are answered, and a big-screen video of all the costume entries is presented for those who missed the show, those who were in it, and those who simply want a second look at this year’s fun fan event. Entrants can also pick up any of their materials left over from the show. Featuring Martin Jaquish (Comic-Con/WonderCon Masquerade coordinator), John Ruff (Masquerade assistant coordinator), Ian Branson (Masquerade technical assistant).

3:00-4:00pm – Room 24ABC
Inside DST: Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Marvel & More!
Diamond Select Toys president Chuck Terceira and prototype painter Jason Wires discuss upcoming action figures, statues, ships, and banks for Doctor Strange, Gotham, and more! Marketing supervisor Zach Oat moderates.

3:15-4:45pm – Room 6BCF
Buffy Musical: Once More with Feeling: An Interactive Whedon Musical
Let’s end this show with a bang! The powers-that-be behind Whedonopolis, WhedonCon, and FandomCharities present an interactive screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More with Feeling” as Comic-Con’s big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffyverse. But remember… the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin’–back, that is–and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: It isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Juliet Landau (Drusilla) plus a surprise guest will be joining the fun.

4:00-5:00pm – Room 28DC
Steampunk as a Maturing Visual Aesthetic
David L. Drake (Drake & McTrowell), Andrew Fogel (League of Steam), Bob Mogg (The Iron Tailor), and Rocky Olivares (Meowkernaut, comics) discuss how Steampunk’s visual aesthetic has progressed, diversified, and matured over the last decade, including the influences and methods for achieving this progressive style and the specific tools, techniques, and materials used in recent projects. Moderated by Katherine L Morse (Drake & McTrowell).

San Diego Comic-con

NOTE: This represents the Comic-Con International 2016 Schedule as of this moment and is subject to change. Panelists scheduled to appear at each event are also subject to change. Check the schedule signs outside each door for updated information.

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Sneak Peek: Ash vs Evil Dead Season 3

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“How was I supposed to know that all that crazy sex could lead to a kid?”

Tomorrow night marks the return of Starz’s horror-comedy seriesAsh vs Evil Dead starring Bruce Campbell!

And before you settle in for all the madness and mayhem a mere 24-ish hours from now, make sure you check out this cool Sneak Peek at the third season via SyFy Wire.

It is a lot of fun and features one of the best lines I’ve heard out of Ash since the original trilogy (see above).

Give it a watch and then let us know how excited you are to finally check out the first episode of “Ash vs Evil Dead” season three tomorrow night!

The third season stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless and Arielle Carver-O’Neill. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3 has new showrunners: Mark Verheiden and producer Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season three begins tomorrow night!

S3 synopsis:

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!

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Must-See: Jurassic Park meets The Walking Dead in The Jurassic Dead Trailer

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“Evil Always Finds a Way…”

I think I have a new must-see movie.

It’s called The Jurassic Dead and is it, duh, part Jurassic Park and part “The Walking Dead” in that it features a T-Rex that turns those it attacks into zombies!

Talk about a winning premise. Personally, I’d love to see more quality filmmakers take on films like this. After all, it was a f*cking blast to see Mike Mendez’s Big-Ass Spider.

Anyhow, today we have The Jurassic Dead‘s first trailer and poster for, not only your own viewing pleasure, but I’m sure the viewing pleasure of all your unsuspecting friends/family members on social media.

You can check out the glorious poster to the right and the silly-ass trailer below. Like ’em, love ’em, share ’em, and then let us know what you think!

The film is directed by Milko Davis and Thomas Martwick from a script by Producer Michelle Pacitto and stars American professional bodybuilder/Producer Andy Haman, Cooper Elliott, Shale Le Page, Ruselis Perry, Mia Klosterman, and Nicole Goeke.

Wild Eye Releasing will release The Jurassic Dead in the U.S Summer 2018.

Synopsis:

A unit of mercenaries must team up with a group of tech-geek students after American is struck with an EMP attack. Deep in the desert, they find the source of the terror, a mad scientist who has also just created a living dead T-Rex dinosaur, one who turns everyone it attacks into a zombie. Now they must scramble to stay alive and save the planet from the ultimate undead predator.

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Ash vs Evil Dead Gets Groovy 70’s Sitcom-Style Trailer

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As we all know well and good by this point, the third season of Starz’s Ash vs Evil Dead is almost upon us.

We’ve been hit with tons of promotional materials these last few weeks and today is no different as we have a sweet 70’s sitcom-style retro trailer for your viewing pleasure.

I’ve been digging all of the fun trailers we’ve seen for the third season, but I have to say this one is my favorite thus far. Love the music and the yellow-ass font.

You can check out the bitchin’ retro-sitcom trailer below and then let us know what you think of Ash: The Sitcom!

The third season stars Bruce Campbell, Ray Santiago, Dana DeLorenzo, Lucy Lawless and Arielle Carver-O’Neill. Campbell executive produces the series with Sam Raimi, Rob Tapert, Ivan Raimi, and Rick Jacobson. Season 3 has new showrunners: Mark Verheiden and producer Moira Grant.

“Ash vs Evil Dead” season three begins Sunday, February 25.

S3 synopsis:

The third season finds Ash’s status in Elk Grove, Michigan has changed from murderous urban legend to humanity-saving hometown hero. When Kelly witnesses a televised massacre with Ruby’s fingerprints all over it, she returns with a new friend to warn Ash and Pablo that evil isn’t done with them yet. Blood is thicker than water in the battle of good vs Evil Dead!

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