SDCC’s Day 2 horror panels kick off at 10am and end after 8pm. From TV we have “The Walking Dead,” “The Following,” “Orphan Black,” and “Sleepy Hollow”; from the big screen come Riddick and RoboCop.
Early birds get a special look at The World’s End; artist Gris Grimly and others discuss the latest trends in YA graphic novels; Syfy brings “Defiance” and “Helix”; and along with the aforementioned RoboCop, Sony’s showing off The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. Special screenings are taking place for “The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad,” “The 100,” and “Almost Human”; Warner Archive and Scream Factory will be talking up their awesome B-movie releases and incredible Blu-ray/DVD collector’s editions, respectively; TV Guide holds its popular “Fan Favorites” panel, and one nice surprise on the schedule is a sneak peek of a film we’ve been talking about for a while now – David Hayter’s Wolves.
Listed below are times and locations for all of that (whew!) along with a few other miscellaneous presentations that are just too cool to ignore and might be a bit easier to get into of you don’t want to stand in line for hours.
DAY 2: FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2013
10:00am – The World’s End: Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg, Nick Frost Reunited
The director and stars of Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz have joined forces for a third movie-and it’s “Barmageddon,” their biggest yet. As ever, they’re as happy to be here as you are. So expect candid chatter and spirited surprises as they take the wraps off their new comedy, which Focus Features is opening nationwide in the U.S. on August 23.
Friday July 19, 2013 10:00am – 11:00am
10:30am – Defiance
Earth has changed, and entertainment will never be the same. Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), and the rest of the cast from Syfy’s groundbreaking multiplatform series discuss the overwhelming success of Defiance (the show and game) and share exclusive details from the second season. Moderated by Maureen Ryan, TV critic for Huffington Post.
Friday July 19, 2013 10:30am – 11:30am
11:45am – Helix
Leave sunny San Diego behind for an arctic chill as the team behind Helix (executive produced by Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore) discusses Syfy’s hotly anticipated new series. Get an inside look at the thriller about a mysterious outbreak on Earth’s coldest continent. The truth will spread! Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Geoff Boucher.
Friday July 19, 2013 11:45am – 12:45pm
12:00pm – Drawing Stories: What’s New in YA Graphic Novels
Vera Brosgol (Anya’s Ghost), Gris Grimly (Frankenstein), Faith Erin Hicks (Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong), Hope Larson (Who is AC?), and Paul Pope (Battling Boy) – five of the hottest YA graphic novel creators in the industry-discuss their current books, what’s involved in creating graphic novels for young adults, and why words and pictures go so well together in books for teens.
Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
12:00pm – Grimm Fairy Tales Animated
Zenescope Entertainment co-founders and co-producers Joe Brusha (Grimm Fairy Tales, Neverland, Oz) and Ralph Tedesco (Grimm Fairy Tales, Inferno, Salem’s Daughter), along with director/producer Jon Schnepp (The Venture Bros, Metalocalypse, ABCs of Death), discuss the Grimm Fairy Tales Animated pilot. Find out about this horrific re-imagining of the Grimm Fairy Tales from Zenescope Entertainment, Titmouse Inc, and Schneppzone. Learn how the project came to fruition, and what big names have gotten involved in the project. With talent like Lena Headey, Chris Hardwick, Briana Evigan, and Robert Forster (to name a few), this project is turning a lot of heads!
Friday July 19, 2013 12:00pm – 1:00pm
12:15pm – Kick-Ass 2 and Riddick
Universal Pictures presents an all-star panel featuring talent from two of its highly anticipated summer films. In attendance will be stars and filmmakers from the action-comedy Kick-Ass 2. Attending from Riddick will be the action-adventure’s star/producer Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious 6), along with actors Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica) and Dave Bautista (The Man with the Iron Fists) and Riddick’s writer/director David Twohy (The Fugitive).
Friday July 19, 2013 12:15pm – 1:15pm
12:30pm – The Pole with Soul: Spotlight on Duane Swierczynski
Comic-Con special guest Duane Swierczynski writes violent, bloody, pulpy comics (Judge Dredd, X, Bloodshot) and violent, bloody, pulpy novels (Fun & Games, Point & Shoot, Severance Package). But deep down inside, he’s a sweetheart. Which is why he’s inviting you to hang out with him for a special afternoon of prizes! Surprise guests! A soul-searching Q&A! And a hug. (Okay, maybe not a hug.)
Friday July 19, 2013 12:30pm – 1:30pm
12:45pm – The 100 Pilot Screening and Q&A
Almost a hundred years after mankind nearly destroyed itself with nuclear war, a group of survivors living on a space station called the Ark take the first step to recolonize Earth, as 100 juvenile delinquents are released to the surface of the planet to determine if it is once again inhabitable. Facing uncertainty, and with the survival of the human race in their hands, these teenagers must learn to survive on this wildly changed planet. The 100 makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Eliza Taylor (Australia’s Neighbours), Thomas McDonell (Suburgatory), Marie Avgeropoulos (Cult), and Henry Ian Cusick (Lost), as well as executive producers Matthew Miller (Human Target) and Jason Rothenberg (upcoming Twilight Zone feature). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 premieres midseason on The CW.
Friday July 19, 2013 12:45pm – 1:45pm
1:00pm – With Great Powers Come Great Stories
Authors incorporate superhuman, supernatural, mythological and magical elements into their novels to weave wonderful tales. Maryelizabeth Hart of Mysterious Galaxy plays “Aunt May” to authors Thomas Sniegoski (the Remy Chandler novels), SJ Rozan/Sam Cabot (Blood of the Lamb), Mark Siegel (Sailor Twain), Mark Kruger (Overpowered), Veronica Wolff (The Watchers series), Peter Clines (Ex-Heroes), and Gini Koch (The Alien Series).
Friday July 19, 2013 1:00pm – 2:00pm
1:30pm – Warner Archive Collection presents Attack of the Killer Bs
The movies you hate to admit you love – and the Warner Archive unabashedly adores – get their overdue marquee moment as panelists shine the spotlight on some of the very best of the B-movies-all those quirky and crazed sci-fi, horror, and action films that transcend their B-movie-ness to become permanent fixtures in our collective imaginations. From The Frozen Dead and The Green Slime to The Hand and The Beast with Five Fingers; from Joe Don Baker waging a one-man war in Mitchell to Peter Graves leading the 5-Man Army in an impossible gold train robbery; these B’s (and many more) will get the TLC they greatly deserve as part of an hour-long discussion of B-movies and the reasons we love them. Join ever-informed, fan-centric WAC Podcast hosts George Feltenstein, Matthew Patterson, and D. W. Ferranti, super-critic Leonard Maltin, and Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Josh Olson (A History of Violence) as they delve into cinematic fun, revealing highlights from WAC’s upcoming slate of entertaining releases.
Friday July 19, 2013 1:30pm – 2:30pm
1:35pm – AMC’s The Walking Dead
Series stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Scott Wilson, and Chad Coleman join executive producer and showrunner Scott 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 record-breaking third season of The Walking Dead and what to look forward to in season 4, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a one-on-one Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season 4.
Friday July 19, 2013 1:35pm – 2:30pm
1:45pm – The X-Files with Creator Chris Carter
Trust No One…but IDW to bring back The X-Files in a big way. This special panel will feature series creator Chris Carter discussing 20 years of the X-Files, the new Season 10 comic, and more. Along for the ride will be IDW’s Chris Ryall and Denton Tipton, X writer Joe Harris, and a surprise guest or two!
Friday July 19, 2013 1:45pm – 2:45pm
2:50pm – 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 Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode third season in June and will begin filming its fourth season this summer. 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. Featured cast include: (in alphabetical order): John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, and Richard Madden as Robb Stark. The panel will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell.
Friday July 19, 2013 2:50pm – 3:45pm
3:00pm – Four Colors of Fear: Horror in Comics Past and Present
Throughout comics’ storied history, horror has been an important part of the medium. In 2012 Dark Horse released its most ambitious horror publishing slate to date. Now, Dark Horse unveils a whole slate of new titles guaranteed to have you running for the covers! Join Dark Horse horror line editor Scott Allie, along with Eric Powell (The Goon), Tim Seeley (Hack/Slash/Ex Sanguine), Paul Tobin (Colder), Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko (Station to Station), and others, for an exciting look at this year’s most promising thrills and chills!
Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
3:00pm – The Character of Music
Composer and executive producer teams discuss the dynamics of music in film and television. Bear McCreary and Jonathan Steinberg (Black Sails), Brian Reitzell and David Slade and Bryan Fuller (Hannibal), and Dino Meneghin and Jeff Davis (Teen Wolf) will all discuss their working relationship, how music plays a character in their stories and the intense process of scoring their projects. The panel will be moderated by director of film and TV relations Anne Cecere of BMI and Chandler Poling, president of White Bear PR, and feature a Q&A. Attendees will get a sneak peek into the work and receive fun giveaways.
Friday July 19, 2013 3:00pm – 4:00pm
3:15pm- The Following Special Video Presentation and Q&A
Hit thriller The Following returns to Comic-Con for a second year, this time bringing the bacon to Ballroom 20. Series stars Kevin Bacon (Mystic River), Shawn Ashmore (X- Men: The Last Stand) and Valorie Curry (The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2) join creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson (Scream) and executive producer Marcos Siega (The Vampire Diaries) for a Q&A and video presentation.Season 1 left a number of casualties in its wake, including Jacob’s emotional killing of Paul, the kidnapping of Agent Parker that ended in her death, and Emma’s murder of Jacob. The explosive finale featured the highly anticipated face-off between Ryan and Carroll, ending in Carroll’s ultimate demise and leaving Ryan’s true love, Claire, hanging on for her life. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following’s second season premieres midseason on FOX.
Friday July 19, 2013 3:15pm – 4:00pm
3:30pm – Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Delving into Season 8 and 9 with Series Artist Georges Jeanty
Comic-Con special guest Georges Jeanty takes you on an intimate journey through the life of the Scoobys as they continued on seasons 8 and 9 of the cult hit show. Anyone interested in Buffy, this panel is for you! Georges will be discussing his almost 20 years in the comic industry and talking about working with series creator Joss Whedon with stories and a Q&A about how these seasons came together…and maybe a little sing-along!
Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm
3:30pm – Sleepy Hollow
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider-Man 2) and Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall) unveil their highly anticipated project with an exclusive world premiere screening of the pilot, followed by a Q&A with fans featuring series lead Tom Mison (Parade’s End) and Nicole Beharie (42, Shame).
Friday July 19, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm
3:45pm – Wolves
A sneak peek at David Hayter’s directorial debut, the action werewolf thriller Wolves, followed by a Q&A panel with David Hayter (X-Men, X2, Watchmen) and stars Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones) and Lucas Till (X-Men:First Class).
Friday July 19, 2013 3:45pm – 4:45pm
4:00pm – Almost Human Pilot Screening and Q&A
In the near future, technology and crime will increase so quickly that law enforcement will not be able to keep up. To maintain order and keep the public safe, all police officers must partner with highly evolved human-like-androids known as synthetics. From creator J. H. Wyman (Fringe) and J. J. Abrams’s Bad Robot Productions, Almost Human tells the story of Detective John Kennex and his synthetic partner Dorian, who must learn to work together in order to survive. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Almost Human premieres this fall on FOX.
Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm
4:00pm – Celebrating Strangers in Paradise’s 20th Anniversary with Terry Moore
Fan favorite and Comic-Con special guest Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise, ECHO, Rachel Rising) talks about 20 years of living and writing with Francine and Katchoo. Terry is also sure to fill you in on the latest from his hit horror series Rachel Rising.Don’t miss the opportunity to ask Terry about your favorite characters!
Friday July 19, 2013 4:00pm – 5:00pm
4:05pm – Sony & Screen Gems
– Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 — You remember Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs — Flint Lockwood invented a machine that turned water into food, and it worked, but it also unleashed a dangerously delicious tsunami of food weather and Flint was forced to destroy it. Or so he thought…In Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, the adventure and fun continue when Flint discovers that his old invention is still working and is now creating new food-animal hybrids — foodimals! Come join stars Anna Faris and Terry Crews along with directors Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, to get a taste of this new animated movie from Sony Pictures Animation.
– The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones — Set in contemporary New York City, a seemingly ordinary teenager, Clary Fray (Lily Collins), discovers she is the descendant of a line of Shadowhunters, a secret cadre of half-angel warriors locked in an ancient battle to protect our world from demons. After the disappearance of her mother (Lena Headey), Clary must join forces with a group of Shadowhunters, who introduce her to a dangerous alternate New York called Downworld, filled with demons, warlocks, vampires, werewolves and other deadly creatures. Based on the worldwide best-selling book series. Please join best-selling author Cassandra Clare, along with the film’s director Harald Zwart and stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, Robert Sheehan and Kevin Zegers for a first look at exciting new footage and discussion of The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones.
– RoboCop — In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years — and it’s meant billions for OmniCorp’s bottom line. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their controversial technology to the home front, and they see a golden opportunity to do it. When Alex Murphy (Joel Kinnaman) – a loving husband, father and good cop doing his best to stem the tide of crime and corruption in Detroit — is critically injured in the line of duty, OmniCorp sees their chance for a part-man, part-robot police officer. OmniCorp envisions a RoboCop in every city and even more billions for their shareholders, but they never counted on one thing: there is still a man inside the machine pursuing justice. Join stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish, and Samuel L. Jackson along with director José Padilha for insight into this eagerly awaited movie.
– The Amazing Spider-Man 2 — Last year, Andrew Garfield, along with director Marc Webb and producers Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach, launched a new chapter in the Peter Parker story with The Amazing Spider-Man. With a new installment in the franchise due in 2014, join us in Hall H for one of Comic-Con’s most highly anticipated panels to hear a bit about what awaits Peter Parker in The Amazing Spider-Man 2.
Friday July 19, 2013 4:05pm – 6:15pm
4:45pm – The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad Screening and Q&A
A new digital series from Divide Pictures and CW Seed (The CW Network’s digital studio) for CWTV.com, The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad chronicles the misadventures of a ragtag group of ex-community college students as they search for paranormal and extraterrestrial (PET) activity. Join DiVide Pictures producers Milo Ventimiglia (Heroes) and Russ Cundiff (Ultradome), along with writers/directors/actors John Dale (Funny or Die) and Michael Hobert (Scrubs), as they present new episodes and answer fan questions.
Friday July 19, 2013 4:45pm – 5:45pm
5:00pm – Beyond the Goggles: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Blacklist
Secret operative Sam Fisher stars in the biggest Splinter Cell game ever. Splinter Cell Blacklist returns with a heart-pounding story ripped from today’s headlines. Join the team for a live gameplay demo and an in-depth look at Sam and the 4th Echelon as they race against the clock to stop The Blacklist-a devastating countdown of escalating attacks on U.S. interests. Go inside the game development with Ubisoft Toronto Maxime Beland (creative director), Patrick Redding (game director), and Scott Lee (art director) to hear secrets on the evolution of Sam Fisher and get more details on his latest, most thrilling mission to date. Also get the scoop on the companion comic, Splinter Cell Echoes, from renowned comics writer Nathan Edmondson, author of the critically acclaimed series The Activity and Where is Jake Ellis?
Friday July 19, 2013 5:00pm – 6:00pm
5:15pm – TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites
TV Guide magazine returns to San Diego for its annual all-star panel. Moderated by president/editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, Fan Favorites brings together stars from TV’s hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include Candice Accola (The Vampire Diaries), Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Katie Cassidy (Arrow), Henry Ian Cusick (The 100), Giancarlo Esposito (Revolution), Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead), Tyler Hoechlin (Teen Wolf), Joseph Morgan (The Originals), Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter), and others.
Friday July 19, 2013 5:15pm – 6:00pm
6:00pm – Max Brooks: Zombie Survival and Extinction Parade Insights
Screenwriter and author of bestselling books The Zombie Survival Guide, World War Z, and The Zombie Survival Guide: Recorded Attacks, Max Brooks is the world’s leading authority on the defense against a ghoulish uprising! His new all-original comic book series, Extinction Parade, introduces vampires into that mix and gives fans a new race of the undead to fear and prepare for. Renowned for his campus and convention lectures nationwide, Brooks shares his insights into the rotting minds of the undead, discusses zombies vs. vampires, and fields questions from zombie-phobic fans!
Friday July 19, 2013 6:00pm – 7:00pm
6:15pm – Dark Horse: Joss Whedon
Joss Whedon has rewarded fans the world over with some of the most compelling characters and plotlines 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 more!
Friday July 19, 2013 6:15pm – 7:15pm
6:30pm – Scream Factory in the Bloody Flesh!
Launched in June 2012, Shout Factory’s Scream Factory DVD and Blu-ray division devoted to fan-favorite retro horror and sci-fi films has taken on a life of its own. With classic titles such as They Live, The Howling, and Lifeforce already out, Scream Factory is just the place for horror aficionados. Cliff MacMillan (Scream Factory DVD producer) and Jeff Nelson (Scream Factory marketing director) take you behind the scenes, introduce exclusive footage, and announce future releases. Also featured is special “Scream Queen” actress Adrienne Barbeau (Creepshow), to coincide with the Blu-ray releases of John Carpenter’s The Fog and Wes Craven’s Swamp Thing. Moderated by Sean Clark (host, Horror’s Hallowed Grounds).
Friday July 19, 2013 6:30pm – 7:30pm
7:00pm – BBC America’s Orphan Black
“There’s no better special effect on television right now than Tatiana Maslany playing a variety of clones,” says Entertainment Weekly. The stars of BBC America’s Orphan Black — Critics’ Choice Best Actress winner Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce and co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett — discuss the first season of the critically acclaimed clone thriller. Smart, sexy, and pulsating with suspense, the series begins with Sarah (Maslany), a punk outsider and orphan whose life changes dramatically after witnessing the suicide of a woman, “Beth,” who looks just like her. Sarah takes Beth’s identity, boyfriend, and money. But instead of solving her problems, the street-smart chameleon is thrust headlong into a kaleidoscopic mystery. She makes the dizzying discovery that she and the dead woman are clones…but are they the only ones? Sarah quickly finds herself caught in the middle of a deadly conspiracy, racing to find answers.
Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm – 8:00pm
7:00pm – Drew Struzan: The Man Behind the Poster
Movie poster artist Drew Struzan (creator of the Star Wars, Back to the Future, and Indiana Jones movie posters) is joined by celebrity guests and the film crew behind the documentary feature film about his career, set to premiere this summer. Enjoy movie clips, poster giveaways, and free movie tickets.
Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm – 8:00pm
7:00pm – What’s Up with Penguin!
Anne Sowards (executive editor, Ace/Roc), Richard Johnson (InkLit), and Mia Garcia (young readers marketing) give you the dish on forthcoming books from our exciting authors and licensed properties, such as Charlaine Harris, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, S. M. Stirling, Rachel Caine, Richelle Mead, Melissa de la Cruz, D. J. MacHale, Marie Lu, Adventure Time, and many more. You can expect lots of giveaways you won’t see anywhere else at the convention, including free advance reading copies!
Friday July 19, 2013 7:00pm – 8:00pm
7:45pm – Famous Monsters of Filmland: Stake of the Union 2013
Join Famous Monsters publisher Philip Kim and executive EDitor Ed Blair in celebrating the world’s oldest monster fan magazine. This year will feature some of FMF’s most monstrous announcements to date, including special panelists Frank Frazetta Jr. (son of the legendary artist), Jeff Moore (VP of ESP Guitars), August Ragone (author and Kaiju expert), Giorgio Tsoukalos (Ancient Aliens), and much, much more.
Friday July 19, 2013 7:45pm – 8:45pm
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