We’re back with the horror highlights of Day 2 of this year’s SDCC, and you better rest up! On tap are “The Walking Dead,” “Bates Motel,” “Sleepy Hollow,” Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, Scream Factory, and MORE!
What you’ll find below is just the tip of the iceberg (and it does include a few “fringe” panels that we thought might be interest). Be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.
DAY 2: FRIDAY, JULY 25, 2014
10:00 AM – Publishers Weekly: Behind the Digital Line
As digital comics have become a driving force of the medium, more publishers and creators have launched digital first lines of comics. How do publishers and creators deal with the unique properties of the web and tablet? How do readers react? Are they an evolution from webcomics or their own medium? And how will technological evolution affect storytelling as more choices arise? PW’s Calvin Reid discusses the digital evolution with the people behind digital lines, including Aces Weekly’s David Lloyd, Monkeybrain’s Alison Baker, New Paradigm’s Brandon Perlow, Black Mask Studio’s Matt Pizzolo, and Sequential’s Russell Willis.
Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am – Room 28DE
10:00 AM – Vengeance & Villains
Vengeance: punishment inflicted in retaliation for an injury or offense. Villain: a character in a story who does bad things. Hear your favorite authors talk about the dubious bad guys they write about and the characters that teach them a lesson. Moderated by Michael Carroll (The Super Human Series) and featuring Rachel Caine (Prince of Shadows), Marie Lu (The Young Elites), Arwen Elys Dayton (Seeker), Ann Aguirre (Mortal Danger), Kimberly Derting (The Taking), Kiersten White (In the Shadows), and Allen Zadoff (The Unknown Assassin).
Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am – Room 32AB
10:00 AM – VIZ Animation Featuring Neon Alley
Find out all that’s new and awesome with the VIZ Animation team! We’ll be talking about upcoming releases, share some announcements and tell you all about the anime streaming service Neon Alley. Bring all your anime questions, too.
Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am – 11:00am – Room 25ABC
10:00 AM – The Black Panel
This year’s panelists feature media movers and shakers from film, television, comics, and music: Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, MAD TV), Ne-Yo (actor, artist, writer, singer, etc.), J. August Richards (Angel, Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Kevin Grevioux (I, Frankenstein; Underworld), Cree Summer (Batman Beyond, Rugrats, A Different World), and Erika Alexander (Living Single, Concrete Park). The Black Panel is produced by Tatiana El Khouri and hosted by its founder, Michael Davis.
Friday July 25, 2014 10:00am – 11:30am – Room 5AB
11:00 AM – Image Comics: I Is for… Inception
Collaboration is the lifeblood of comics. Writers, artists, colorists, and letterers team up to create the comics you know and love. Kelly Sue DeConnick (Pretty Deadly), Fiona Staples (Saga), Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky (Sex Criminals), John Layman (Chew), Steve Seagle (Imperial), and some special surprise guests will discuss creating entire universes from scratch and the teamwork it takes to make their comics the best they can be.
Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm – Room 23ABC
11:00 AM – Teen Wolf Fanworks Discussion
Panelists daunt (artist), Febricant (Not As Described), magneticwave (we knew every line), rashaka (The Next Level Is Real), the_deep_magic (Pack Up; Don’t Stray), and zjofierose (Holding Your Own Weight) provide an in-depth discussion on Teen Wolf Fanworks. They’ll talk about process, tropes, controlling one’s own fandom space, interacting with other members of the fandom, the challenges vs. joys of creating fanworks, and more.
Friday July 25, 2014 11:00am – 12:00pm – Room 29A
11:30 AM – iZombie Pilot Screening and Q&A
Olivia “Liv” Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident, is on the fast track to a perfect life…until she’s turned into a zombie. Now stuck somewhere between half-alive and undead, Liv loses all traces of her former drive and ambition. She transfers her medical residency to the city morgue in order to reluctantly access the only real form of sustenance left available to her-and the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity-human brains. But there are side effects to Liv’s new diet: With each brain she consumes, Liv experiences “visions”-flashes of the corpse’s memories-including, in some cases, clues as to how they were killed.iZombie makes its Comic-Con debut with a screening of the complete pilot episode, followed by a Q&A with series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli (newcomer from the UK), and Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) and Diane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZombie premieres Midseason on The CW.
Friday July 25, 2014 11:30am – 12:30pm – Room 6BCF
12:00 Noon – Is It Steampunk?
You’ve heard of Steampunk, but what exactly distinguishes this unique subgenre from other branches of science fiction? Andrew Fogel (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Paul Guinan and Anina Bennett (Boilerplate, Frank Reade), Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), and Thomas Willeford (The Steampunk Adventurer’s Guide) dissect and debate pop culture examples of literature, movies, TV, video games, comics, and more in a rapid-fire showdown that will push boundaries and defy expectations in a quest to finally answer the question, “Is it Steampunk?”
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Room 29A
12:00 Noon – Spotlight on Batton Lash
Comic-Con special guest writer/artist Batton Lash celebrates 35 years of is characters Wolff & Byrd Counselors of the Macabre, from newspaper strip to the Supernatural Law comic books, webcomic, and graphic novels. Interviewed by author/futurist Rob Salkowitz, Batton will discuss his influences, self-publishing, crowdfunding, the mixing of humor and horror, writing for Archie and Bongo, and his new series for Aces Weekly, “The First Gentleman of the Apocalypse.”
Friday July 25, 2014 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Room 4
12:20 PM – AMC’s The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, and Michael Cudlitz 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) to discuss the shocking finale of season 4 of The Walking Dead and what to look forward to in season 5, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season 5.
Friday July 25, 2014 12:20pm – 1:20pm – Hall H
12:30 PM – Bones
Fan-favorite actors David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel and executive producer Stephen Nathan share secrets from the set, upcoming twists and turns, and what’s in store for Booth and Brennan as Bones enters its milestone tenth season.
Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Ballroom 20
12:30 PM – Middle-Earth: Shadow Of Mordor
Explore the realm of the Ring like never before when Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment presents an in-depth look at the groundbreaking Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor video game. Focus on the time between The Hobbit and LOTR and learn the secret history of the Rings of Power and their relationship to the Wraith-and maybe get some tips on how to dominate the Dark Lord Sauron’s army and other enemies. Panelists Michael de Plater (director of design, Monolith Productions, Tom Clancy’s EndWar, Rome: Total War), lead writer Christian Cantamessa (Red Dead Redemption), Phil Straub (art director, Monolith Productions, Utherworlds, D’artiste Digital Painting), the voice of Talion Troy Baker (The Last of Us , Batman: Arkham Origins, BioShock Infinite, Batman: Arkham City), and moderator Professor Janet Croft reveal new gameplay and story details and discuss the innovative approach to storytelling through the Nemesis System. Surprises, revelations and giveaways await you! Middle-Earth: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC Shadow of Mordor will be released on October 7 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Room 8
12:30 PM – Resurrection
What if someone you lost… returned? For the first time ever, ABC brings hit-drama Resurrection to Comic-Con! Moderator Michael Schneider (TV Guide executive editor) and executive producers Michelle Fazekas (Marvel’s Agent Carter), Tara Butters (Marvel’s Agent Carter), and Aaron Zelman (The Killing), along with Omar Epps (House), Kurtwood Smith (That 70’s Show), Frances Fisher (Titanic), and Devin Kelley (Chernobyl Diaries), explore the mysterious return of residents of Arcadia, MO. Get an exclusive first look into the new season and join in for a Q&A panel full of surprises.
Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Room 6DE
12:30 PM – Spotlight on Mike Mignola
Comic-Con special guest Mike Mignola celebrates the 20th anniversary of his iconic creation Hellboy, star of comics, movies, and animation. Ask Mike about the Mignolaverse in this casual Q&A.
Friday July 25, 2014 12:30pm – 1:30pm – Room 24ABC
1:00 PM – 101 Ways to Kill a Man
Coming up with creative ways to commit mayhem and murder is the lifeblood of these talented thriller authors. A fatal chimera virus; hybridized bioengineered parasites; murderous microchips; lethal electric stimuli; deathstrike via satellite targeting-how many ways can you kill someone? Top thriller authors Tobias Buckell (Hurricane Fever), Alex Hughes (Marked), M. A. Lawson (Rosarito Beach), Stephen Blackmoore (Broken Souls), Gregg Hurwitz (Don’t Look Back), and moderator Jeff Ayers (Long Overdue) discuss the art of delivering deadly thrills. But don’t worry too much. A little light reading never killed anyone.
Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 32AB
1:00 PM – Archie Forever: Life, Afterlife, and Beyond
Learn about the story that shocked the world – the Death of Archie – and find out more about the hit horror series Afterlife with Archie. Get exclusive news on upcoming classic Archie storylines, the new Sabrina ongoing series, and what’s to come from Archie’s superhero imprint. The panel features Jon Goldwater (co-CEO/publisher), Victor Gorelick (co-president/editor-in-chief), Mike Pellerito (president), Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (chief creative officer/writer of Afterlife with Archie), Francesco Francavilla (artist of Afterlife with Archie), Dan Parent (writer/artist, Kevin Keller), Michael Uslan (writer, Farewell, Betty & Veronica), and moderator Alex Segura (SVP-publicity and marketing/editor of Red Circle Comics). Plus, an exclusive gift bag ticket!
Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 4
1:00 PM – Spotlight on Veronica Roth
Comic-Con special guest Veronica Roth, author of FOUR: A Divergent Collection, joins authors Walter Jury, Leigh Bardugo and Laini Taylor as they divulge what led them on the road to writerdom. From books to movies to comics and more, what are these authors geeking out about? Hear about their literary muses, their author crushes, and all things awe-worthy that inspire them to write the books they write. Moderator Aaron Hartzler will coax the most titillating answers out of these panelists as they dish on their evolutions and revolutions.
Friday July 25, 2014 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Room 25ABC
1:30 PM – Wayward Pines World Premiere Screening of Episode One and Q&A with Cast Members and Executive Producers
Based on the bestselling novel Pines by Blake Crouch and brought to life by suspenseful storyteller M. Night Shyamalan, Wayward Pines is the intense new mind-bending 10-episode FOX event thriller evocative of the classic hit Twin Peaks. The episode is directed by M. Night Shyamalan and written by Chad Hodge. Scheduled to participate are cast members Matt Dillon (Crash), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Toby Jones (Harry Potter franchise), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Reed Diamond (24), Shannyn Sossamon (40 Days and 40 Nights), Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect), and Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) and executive producers M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Donald De Line (The Italian Job), Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) and Ashwin Rajan (After Earth). Moderated by Rob Moynihan (TV Guide).
Friday July 25, 2014 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Room 5AB
1:40 PM – Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A
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 fourth season in June and will begin filming its fifth 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) Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Baratheon, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (“The Hound”), Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.
Friday July 25, 2014 1:40pm – 2:40pm – Hall H
1:45 PM – Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors
A discussion among several of today’s buzziest actors heroes including Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) and others who will discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.
Friday July 25, 2014 1:45pm – 2:45pm – Ballroom 20
2:30 PM – [adult swim]: Mike Tyson Mysteries
In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Mike is aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team-the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. Get a first look at the new series premiering this fall and panel discussion featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show).
Friday July 25, 2014 2:30pm – 3:15pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
2:30 PM – Battlefield Hardline: A Visceral World of Crime and Revenge
Taking lessons from their success on Dead Space, Steve Papoutsis (executive producer) and Ian Milham (creative director), discuss how they are moving the Battlefield series in a bold new direction with Battlefield Hardline. Learn how the team at Visceral Games is collaborating with Bill Johnson (Justified), Kelly Hu (Arrow), Eugene Byrd (Bones), and Benito Martinez (House of Cards) to fuse the interactive medium of video games with the creative presentation of TV crime dramas to deliver a wholly new and unique experience to gamers. New footage of the engaging single player campaign will be on display showcasing the game’s story about the war on crime in the gritty and glamorous streets of LA and Miami.
Friday July 25, 2014 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Room 5AB
2:30 PM – The Witty Women of Steampunk
While the Victorian era was known for its constraints on morals, behaviors and bosoms, Steampunks have turned things on their head by reimagining a history that never was. Women creators have loosened those traditional corset laces and have begun to explore multiculturalism, science, sexuality, class politics, and much more. Panelists explore just how liberating the age of steam can be, featuring witty women Anina Bennett (Boilerplate: History’s Mechanical Marvel), Ay-leen the Peacemaker (editor for BeyondVictoriana.com and Tor Books), Claire Hummel (Bioshock: Infinite), Robin Blackburn (The League of S.T.E.A.M.), Sarah Hunter (Steampunk model/performer), Sheyne Fleischer ( The League of S.T.E.A.M.), and moderator Dina Kampmeyer (Lady Steam Designs).
Friday July 25, 2014 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Room 24ABC
3:00 PM – RADiUS-TWC Previews Horns and Everly
First-time Comic-Con attendee and star of Horns Daniel Radcliffe joins co-star Juno Temple, director Alexandre Aja, and novelist Joe Hill to debut the world premiere of the Horns movie trailer, chat about the film, and hold an audience Q&A. In addition, Salma Hayek will be introducing new footage from her kick-ass film Everly. The panel will also reveal new scenes from upcoming RADiUS titles with some special surprises.
Friday July 25, 2014 3:00pm – 4:00pm – Hall H
3:15 PM – The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A
As anticipation builds for the new season, join The 100 as they return to San Diego for their sophomore appearance at Comic-Con. After the stunning events in the season finale that found all of the survivors of the Ark attempting to return to the surface and The 100 in an epic battle with the Grounders, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for season 2. Who are the mysterious Mountain Men? Who survived the battle with the Grounders? What’s with that mysterious white room? See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns this fall with all-new episodes on Wednesdays at 9/8c on The CW. The 100: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 23.
Friday July 25, 2014 3:15pm – 4:15pm – Room 6BCF
3:30 PM – A&E Bates Motel
Bates Motel reopens in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will debut an exciting video with the cast of the highly acclaimed drama series, exclusively for Comic-Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Olivia Cooke (Emma), and Nestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the hit series. Fans will hear firsthand details about what is to come in season 3 debuting in 2015 on A&E and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. The panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly.
Friday July 25, 2014 3:30pm – 4:30pm – Room 6A
4:00 PM – IDW: Rock This Town!
IDW invites you to join in their 15th anniversary celebration with this panel featuring IDW’s own “Martin & Lewis,” Dirk Wood and Chris Ryall, alongside special panelists Gabriel Rodriguez, Jonathan Maberry, Scott Tipton, and more to come for a spirited chat filled with announcements galore!
Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Room 4
4:00 PM – Spotlight on Francesco Francavilla
From the critically acclaimed classic pulp feel of The Black Beetle to the unnerving horrors of Afterlife with Archie and everything in between, join Comic-Con special guest Francesco Francavilla for this Q&A session moderated by Jimmy Aquino (Comic News Insider podcast).
Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Room 32AB
4:00 PM – The Art of Video Games
A lot has changed since Dark Horse first released Mass Effect: Redemption #1 back in 2010. For the first time ever, video game franchises found a legitimacy in comics that had been practically unheard of previously. Adding new titles to a line of comics and deluxe art books, which includes the bestselling Hyrule Historia: The Legend of Zelda, the publisher now works with some of the biggest studios and brands in the business. Get news and announcements on everything from Tomb Raider, Plants vs. Zombies, The Witcher, Dragon Age, HALO, Naughty Dog Studios, and of course, Mass Effect!
Friday July 25, 2014 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Room 7AB
4:15 PM – The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The Originals, The CW’s top new series last season, will be returning for more sexy, supernatural intrigue, romance, alliances and bloodshed in New Orleans this fall. Join executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and co-executive producer Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries), along with series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), Charles Michael Davis (Grey’s Anatomy), Leah Pipes (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Danielle Campbell (Prison Break), for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air in its new timeslot this fall-Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.
Friday July 25, 2014 4:15pm – 5:15pm – Ballroom 20
4:20 PM – 20th Century FOX Presentation (films TBA)
Friday July 25, 2014 4:20pm – 6:20pm – Hall H
4:30 PM – Famous Monsters: Stake of the Union 2014
Following FM’s giant Godzilla issue with Hugo winner Bob Eggleton, it’s time once again to invade SDCC. Join FM publisher Philip Kim and executive editor Ed Blair as they discuss the future of the world’s first monster fan magazine, including celebrating its legendary cover art with FM artists 2014 Rondo Award winners Jason Edmiston (Planet of the Apes, Vincent Price) and Simon Thorpe (Doctor Who, Wicked Witch), and Terry Wolfinger (Ghostbusters). New covers revealed, included Terry’s Bruce Campbell and Jason’s Big Trouble in Little China. Plus new projects and exciting surprises!
Friday July 25, 2014 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Room 8
4:30 PM – Max Brooks-Zombies vs. Vampires: The Extinction Parade Survival Panel
New York Times bestselling author Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide) is renowned for his zombie survival lectures but this year he returns to provide intel and anecdotes on how to survive a Vampires vs. Zombies apocalypse! Moderated by William Christensen (Avatar Press publisher), this panel and Q&A introduces readers to Max Brooks’s new all-original comic book series, Extinction Parade: War!
Friday July 25, 2014 4:30pm – 5:30pm – Room 5AB
5:30 PM – Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A
With Oliver Queen’s arch-nemesis Slade Wilson now behind bars, Team Arrow can breathe a long sigh of relief and shift their focus to recounting their most recent conquests with all their fans at Comic-Con 2014. However, they better act fast, as the threat of Malcolm Merlyn is once again looming over Starling City. Arrow series stars Stephen Amell (Private Practice), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter), Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf), Willa Holland (The O.C.), Paul Blackthorne (The River), and John Barrowman (Torchwood) — with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern ), and Andrew Kreisberg (Fringe) — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly anticipated third season. Arrow: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet on September 16. Based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.
Friday July 25, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Ballroom 20
5:30 PM – Dominion
When angels wage war on humans, you can bet it’ll make for one hell of a Comic-Con panel. Join the series’ stars and executive producer Vaun Wilmott as they initiate you into the world of Dominion, Syfy’s all-new hit series. They’ll also share details about what goes on behind the scenes in post-apocalyptic Vega.
Friday July 25, 2014 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Room 6DE
5:45 PM – Sleepy Hollow
Executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Fringe, Spider Man 2), Len Wiseman (Underworld, Total Recall), Mark Goffman, and Heather Kadin return to Comic-Con with the breakout show of the year, featuring an exclusive look at the highly-anticipated second season followed by a fan Q&A featuring cast members Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, John Noble, Orlando Jones, and Lyndie Greenwood!
Friday July 25, 2014 5:45pm – 6:45pm – Room 6BCF
6:00 PM – Orphan Black
BBC America’s award-winning original series Orphan Black returns to Comic-Con. Stars Tatiana Maslany (Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Rachel, Helena, and more) Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Evelyne Brochu (Delphine) and Ari Millen (Mark) join co-creators Graeme Manson and John Fawcett in a panel moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dalton Ross. The Clone Club gathers to discuss the second season of the conspiracy thriller, which just wrapped in June and is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and across all digital platforms to download.
Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Room 6A
6:00 PM – Three Flavors of Zombie: Expanding the Universe of Dead Island
The multi-million blockbuster zombie franchise is expanding its universe! With three Dead Island games spanning three different genres concurrently in development, sit in on discussions with producers and developers from all games, moderated by Aubrey Norris (director of marketing & PR, Deep Silver). The panel will detail both newly announced games, Dead Island 2 and Escape Dead Island, as well as detail how all three games tell their own unique perspective on the larger Dead Island universe. Attendees can look forward to receiving exclusive swag, only given away during this panel presentation.
Friday July 25, 2014 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Room 25ABC
6:30 PM – Grimm Fairy Tales #100 Celebration
Zenescope Entertaiment reaches a landmark issue! Many companies don’t make it to issue #50, much less #100. Joe Brusha and Ralph Tedesco, along with other Zenescope creators and artists, will talk about their experiences in the industry, the history and success of Grimm Fairy Tales, and how the series paved the way for other titles like Wonderland, Neverland, and Oz. With the release of Grimm Fairy Tales #100, find out what’s in store for the entire Grimm Universe!
Friday July 25, 2014 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Room 8
6:35 PM – The Musk of Tusk: An Evening with Kevin Smith
After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who once worked with BatFleck! Ask ComiKev questions and get ready to say #WalrusYes as Kev premieres the trailer to his first film in three years: the twisted, transformative tale of Tusk! Wrap up a busy Friday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con!
Friday July 25, 2014 6:35pm – 8:05pm – Hall H
7:00 PM – ‘Tallica Parking Lot Screening and Q&A
What happens at the tailgate party before a Metallica concert? Part music video, part acid trip, this animated adventure is a jam-packed frenzy with surprise cameos that features an original score by Metallica. A Q&A with Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), and Chris Prynoski (Titmouse, Inc.) follows the screening.
Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Room 6BCF
7:00 PM – An Inside Look at Shout! Factory, Shout! Kids, and Scream Factory
Brian Ward (DVD producer), Melissa Boag (VP, kids & family), and Jeff Nelson (senior marketing director) give you an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming Blu-ray and DVD collector’s editions and make some very special announcements. Moderated by Kyle Anderson (Nerdist).
Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Room 23ABC
7:00 PM – Neil Gaiman Documentary
Neil Gaiman is one of our most beloved modern storytellers, crafting amazing fantasy worlds across comics, novels, films, and music. But what is his story? This new documentary takes you along for the ride on Neil’s record-setting 2013 signing tour, and explores a life as fantastical as one of his stories. Filmmakers Patrick Meaney (Grant Morrison: Talking With Gods) and Jordan Rennert (Warren Ellis: Captured Ghosts), Neil’s “Pepper Potts” Cat Mihos, and a special guest present an exclusive first look at the film.
Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Room 4
7:00 PM – Queer Horror
Horror films, TV shows, books, and comics are more popular than ever. Authors, filmmakers, and comics creators are always looking for new twists to the medium, including presenting LGBT subtext, plot elements, and characters. But does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Do queer horror creators bring a different sensibility to the medium? Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Prism Comics and moderator/horror expert Sean Abley (Fangoria’s Gay of the Dead, Out in the Dark) and panelists Jeffrey Reddick (Final Destination, Day of the Dead), J. T. Seaton (George: A Zombie Intervention, NOLA Horror Film Festival), Tim Sullivan (2001 Maniacs, Chillerama), and Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Sins of Dracula) explore these and other aspects of this popular medium from a queer perspective.
Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Room 28DE
7:00 PM – The Unexplained Files
The Unexplained Files is back with all new tales that will dare you to question everything. Each episode includes some of the world’s best and most baffling true stories, including bizarre occurrences, mysterious disappearances, mutated species, strange buildings, and more. Science Channel is serving up an all-new lineup of incredible, unexplained mysteries with a deep science twist including the exploration of the real exorcist, paranormal highways and the Russian Lake Beast to name a few. Gripping never-before-seen footage, eyewitness experts, and the world’s greatest scientific minds will be on hand to talk about their experiences and findings, shedding light on these age-old mysteries of the unknown. Exclusive prizes and collector items will be given to a few lucky audience members. In addition, Linda Blair, star of the 1973 classic film The Exorcist, will also join the panel to discuss her experiences on the set of the film. Other featured panelists include: Ken Gerhard, a Cryptozoologist who will speak to the â€œMexican Chupcabraâ€ phenomenon; Troy Taylor, a noted author, writer and supernatural historian who has studied exorcisms extensively; and Chuck Zukowski, Paranormal Freelance Investigator and Comic-Con veteran who has been researching and investigating the paranormal superhighway for nearly 30 years.
Friday July 25, 2014 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Room 7AB
8:00 PM – Intruders
BBC America presents an exclusive first look at new original series Intruders, from writer and executive producer Glen Morgan (The X-Files) and based on Michael Marshall Smith’s novel The Intruders. Celebrated British actor John Simm (Life on Mars, State of Play, Doctor Who), Oscar winner Mira Sorvino (Mighty Aphrodite, Norma Jean & Marilyn, Human Trafficking), director Eduardo Sanchez (Blair Witch Project, Exists), and executive producer Julie Gardner (Doctor Who, Torchwood), join Glen Morgan for a panel discussion. Intruders is a contemporary, chilling, paranormal tale set in the moody Pacific Northwest spinning a complex web of drama. As strange, apparently unrelated events start happening, multiple story lines-a missing wife, an assassin covering his crimes, a child on the run-begin to intertwine to reveal a conspiracy that will forever change our understanding of human nature. Intruders premieres Saturday, August 23, 10/9c on BBC America.
Friday July 25, 2014 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Room 7AB
8:30 PM – Zombie Myths and Misconceptions
Zombie Research Society and experts Max Brooks (World War Z), Matt Mogk (AMC’s Talking Dead), Steven Schlozman (Harvard Medical School), Scott Kenemore (Zombie, Indiana), Brendan Riley (Columbia College, Chicago), Cameron Carlson (U.S. Navy), Brad Voytek (UCSD), and Craig Engler (Syfy’s Z Nation) discuss the evolution of the modern zombie in science, survival, and pop culture, with a special focus on little known facts and common misconceptions.
Friday July 25, 2014 8:30pm – 9:30pm – Room 5AB
9:30 PM – Sick & Twisted Gauntlet of Animation
The glorious return of the greatest interactive live-voting festival known to mankind! This screening is not for the faint of heart! You, the lunatic fringe, will vote with your voices, Love or Hate, on the newest batch of Sick & Twisted short animations from across the globe as they play LIVE on screen. More than 35 films will be put to the ultimate test. Entries include award-winning European commercials, including the banned in Denmark Voteman, new and epically violent Japanese zombie Claymation Star Trek spoofs, grossed out and sexy mock commercials featuring aliens and the Progressive Insurance Lady and an episode of Cartoon Hangover’s Bravest Warriors, directed by Breehn Burns, creator of Dr. Tran. Extra bonus: glow-in-the-dark hand clappers and Sick & Twisted Barf Bags will be given away. “And on the 13th day, God created Spike and Mike, so sayeth the D.”-Actor Jack Black of Tenacious D.
Friday July 25, 2014 9:30pm – 11:30pm – Room 6BCF
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