2017 Tribeca TV Festival: Oprah Winfrey, Trevor Noah added to lineup

September 6, 2017


The following is a press release from Tribeca TV Festival:

The inaugural Tribeca TV Festival, presented by AT&T, is expanding its lineup of storytellers whose voices are driving conversations – from social issues to pop culture – across screens. New additions include: the series premiere of OWN’s “Released,” a powerful docuseries that chronicles formerly-incarcerated men and women restarting their lives, which will be followed by a conversation with Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey and the creators; an engaging talk with Trevor Noah and writers of “The Daily Show” about the role of comedians in today’s mercurial political landscape; the season premiere of Blackpills’ sex comedy web-series
“Pillow Talk,” and the world premiere of YouTube Red’s screwball cop comedy “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television” from director Rawson Marshall Thurber.

Over three days, the Tribeca TV Festival will bring people together to discover new series and be the first to see new episodes of returning shows– on the big screen. Panels with the creative minds behind the programs will follow each event, in addition to standalone conversations with some of the biggest names in television. The Tribeca TV Festival runs September 22-24 in New York City.

These additions join the Festival’s previously announced line-up: an exclusive cast and creators reunion and celebration of Will & Grace (NBC) ahead of its reboot this fall; series premieres of “At Home with Amy Sedaris” (truTV), “Liar” (SundanceTV), and “Ten Days in the Valley” (ABC); as well as season premieres of “Designated Survivor” (ABC) and “Red Oaks” (Amazon); the midseason premiere of “Queen Sugar” (OWN), and sneak peeks of upcoming episodes of “Better Things” (FX) and “Gotham” (FOX). YouTube will bring their Creators for Change with an event premiering new work from rising and established YouTubers using their platform to tell artful stories of social change and tolerance. In addition, new original VR documentary series “Look But With Love” will debut.

Tickets for the new additions will go on sale Wednesday, September 6 (11am ET). Tickets for the previously announced programming are now on sale and can be purchased online at www.tribecafilm.com/tvfestival. For additional information on ticket sales, email [email protected].

New additions to the Tribeca TV Festival include:

“Released” (OWN) – New York Premiere

In a country with the highest rate of incarceration in the world, what does it take to succeed in the crucial first 90 days after being released from prison? Intimately following the stories of former inmates from the moment they walk out the prison doors, OWN’s new documentary series Released examines the realities and challenges of life after incarceration. Following the New York premiere of the series’ first episode, Executive Producer Oprah Winfrey will be joined by the series creators for an in-depth conversation about their powerful show and the nationwide issue of mass incarceration.

  • Event time: September 22 at 5:30pm

Trevor Noah & the Writers of “The Daily Show” – Exclusive Special Conversation

In today’s mercurial political landscape, where the news can change on a dime, how does “The Daily Show” stay current with just 24 hours to write and execute each episode? Offering a sneak peek behind the show’s iconic news desk, host Trevor Noah will be joined by some of his writers to shed light on what goes into the day-to-day making of “The Daily Show” – from the writers’ room to the live studio audience. At a moment in history when more audiences than ever are turning to late night comedy for their news, what is the responsibility of comedians to fill the role of traditional news broadcasters? And how do they find the right balance of incisive commentary, factual news reportage, and good old-fashioned jokes?

  • Event time: September 24 at 2:30pm

“Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television”* (YouTube Red) – Series World Premiere

“NYPD Blue,” “Cagney & Lacey,” “Law & Order”: television has a long history of procedurals filled with the ups and downs of tumultuous cop duos. But how would those famously cranky detectives feel about a (ridiculously vain) Hollywood actor as their partner? Enter “Ryan Hansen Solves Crimes on Television”*, a riotous spoof on classic police dramas starring—spoiler alert—Ryan Hansen (“Veronica Mars,” “Party Down”) as a hilariously exaggerated version of himself. Struggling to keep his career alive by becoming the latest recruit for an LAPD program pairing actors with homicide detectives, YouTube Red’s newest original series pairs Hansen with Emmy nominee Samira Wiley (“The Handmaid’s Tale,” “Orange Is The New Black”) as prickly detective Jessica Mathers, as they attempt to solve murders without killing each other first.

After the world premiere of the first two episodes of the series, join Hansen, Wiley, series creator, writer, director and executive producer Rawson Marshall Thurber and Executive Producer Beau Bauman for a moderated conversation as they discuss the creation of the uproarious comedy that turns both the cop genre, and the impact of digital streaming, on its ear.

  • Event time: September 23 at 8:30pm

“Pillow Talk” (Blackpills) – Season 2 – World Premiere

Ryan enjoys the plentiful sex and commitment-free life he has built as an LA bachelor, but when a shocking event threatens to upend his casual, freewheeling lifestyle, his entire life is thrown out of balance. Seeking meaning and guidance, Ryan turns to the eccentric cast of characters in his life—a wayward old friend, his sexually empowered Mom, a stern meditation teacher and even a pet bunny. Or does the answer lie in his caustically flirtatious relationship with “Slutty Emma”? Starring Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”), Britt Lower (“Casual”), Ryan Hansen (“Party Down”), Brenda Strong (“Desperate Housewives”) and Luka Jones (“People of the Earth”), executive produced by Sharon Horgan (“Catastrophe”) and produced by Pulse Films.

Writer-director and Tribeca Film Festival alum Mike Piscitelli (“God Bless Ozzy Osbourne”), writer Rachael Taylor (“Jessica Jones”), and star Patrick J. Adams (“Suits”) will premiere the entire second season of “Pillow Talk,” this short form digital series meets indie sex comedy. Following the screening, Tribeca will host a conversation with the creative team about bringing an indie aesthetic to short form content, and “Pillow Talk’s” masterful balance of humor and emotional heft.

  • Event time: September 23 at 5pm

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2017 Tribeca TV Festival: inaugural event announces programming and schedule

August 16, 2017

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The following is a press release from the Tribeca TV Festival:


Series Premieres include truTV’s “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” SundanceTV’s “Liar,” and ABC’s “Ten Days in the Valley”

Sneak Peeks of Upcoming Episodes of FX’s “Better Things” and FOX’s “Gotham”; Season Premieres of ABC’s “Designated Survivor,” and Amazon’s “Red Oaks”

NBC’s “Will & Grace’s” Cast and Creators to Reunite for Exclusive Celebration and Talk

With an overwhelming amount of TV programming currently available to viewers, the Tribeca TV Festival in New York City will be a trusted curator to help audiences connect with the most compelling episodic storytelling in the new age of TV—presenting work premiering on TV, online, as well as VR. Like its cousin in April, the Festival will highlight highly-anticipated new premieres, and also draw attention to under-the-radar work and talent. It will give audiences the opportunity to experience tomorrow’s watercooler moments before they start to trend, and for the fan community to come together to celebrate their love for TV.

‎”Ten years ago we wouldn’t have needed a TV festival. Now, with the change in the TV landscape, both the quality and quantity of shows, it makes sense,” said Robert De Niro, Co-Founder of Tribeca. “As the Tribeca Film Festival has done, the Tribeca TV Festival will act as a curator in bringing people together for this emerging experience.”

Tribeca TV Festival will bring the small screen (and the even smaller screen) to the big screen, offering TV fans a communal, curated experience where they can get an advance look at brand new series and fan-favorite shows and hear from creators. Programming highlights include a special conversation with “Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes, Megan Mullally and show creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan ahead of the highly anticipated reboot this fall; a sneak peek of an upcoming episode of the FX show “Better Things,” followed by a conversation with Emmy® winner Pamela Adlon speaking with show co-creator Louis C.K.; the series premiere of the upcoming truTV show “At Home with Amy Sedaris,” followed by a conversation with co-creator Amy Sedaris, the series premiere of ABC’s “Ten Days in the Valley,” followed by a conversation with star/EP Kyra Sedgwick, and more.

Television programming has been a part of the Tribeca Film Festival since it screened the series finale of the hit show “Friends” in 2004 at the Tribeca Drive-In®. In 2016, Tribeca launched an official section of the festival dedicated to TV programming, which has featured world premieres of new series and seasons of anticipated shows and special events, including the world premieres of Emmy®-nominated programs “The Night Of” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” Television – along with VR, gaming, and online work – has become a key pillar of the Festival as part of Tribeca’s commitment to showcasing the best stories across any screen.

“Tribeca has proven itself to be the ideal home for showcasing excellence in storytelling, no matter the medium,” said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of Tribeca. “The expansion into television is a natural progression in this evolving entertainment landscape.”

“Some of the best stories are being told on television,” said Paula Weinstein, Executive Vice President of Tribeca Enterprises. “The programming team has developed a slate of fan favorites and discoveries to bring these stories to the Tribeca audience.”

Advance selection presale tickets for Citi® Private Pass members go on sale Tuesday, August 22nd (11 am EST) and for general public on Friday, August 25th (11 am EST). All Citi® Private Pass® presale tickets and general public tickets can be purchased online at tribecafilm.com/tvfestival. For additional information on ticket sales, email [email protected].

The programming slate for the Tribeca TV Festival is as follows:

At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV) – Series Premiere – World Premiere

“Strangers with Candy,” “BoJack Horseman,” “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”: Amy Sedaris is one of the great comic performers of our day. But did you know she is also a superlative homemaker and entertainer of guests? In this comedy series, a long-gestating passion project for its star, Amy will show off her diverse but necessary homemaking skills, which range from creating popsicle stick buddies and gutting a fish, to making raisin necklaces and entertaining businessmen.

After the world premiere of their new series, Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello will joined by moderator Andy Cohen to discuss the creation of this truly one-of-a-kind project, how they’ve partnered together through the years and how Amy maintains her unique vision across mediums of film, TV, print, publishing, and live performance.

  • Event time: September 22 at 8:15pm

“Better Things” (FX) – Special Sneak Peek


Emmy winner and New York City native Pamela Adlon is the creative mind behind breakout hit “Better Things,” in which she also stars as working actor and single mom-of-three Sam. Consistently hilarious, but always grounded, “Better Things” is a truly refreshing take on the tried-and-true family sitcom, with Adlon’s signature all over it (in addition to writing and starring duties, Adlon also directs every episode). In the midst of launching Season 2, and in the wake of her Best Actress Emmy nomination, Adlon will be joined by her co-creator Louis C.K. for an only-at-Tribeca conversation about her funny, bawdy, bittersweet brainchild, including the world premiere of Better Things’ upcoming episode Robin.

  • Event time: September 22 at 6pm

“Designated Survivor”(ABC) – Season 2 Premiere – World Premiere

Kiefer Sutherland stars as Tom Kirkman, a lower-level cabinet member who is suddenly appointed President of the United States after a catastrophic attack on the US Capitol, on ABC’s hit drama “Designated Survivor.” In the second season of the dramatic thriller, President Kirkman is a year into his presidency and continuing to navigate the volatile – and sometimes dangerous world of Washington politics – while continuing the search for Patrick Lloyd, the mastermind behind one of the biggest conspiracies in American history.

After the screening we will be joined by stars Maggie Q, Kal Penn, and Italia Ricci for an exclusive conversation about the new season of this propulsive political thriller.

  • Event time: September 24 at 6pm

“Gotham” (FOX) – Special Sneak Peek


Revealing an entirely new chapter in the rise of the great DC Super-Villains, “Gotham” follows one cop as he navigates a dangerously corrupt city, and chronicles the birth of one of the most popular superheroes of our time. Season Four will witness the emergence of the criminal landscape Gotham City is best known for, with Jim Gordon (Ben McKenzie) at the forefront of the fight against the most depraved and unhinged villains. While Gotham City fights for normalcy, a new hero will rise, as Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) begins to assume responsibility for the city’s well-being.

Executive producer Danny Cannon will be joined by several of the remarkable ensemble cast, including
Ben McKenzie, Robin Lord Taylor, Camren Bicondova, David Mazouz, Sean Pertwee,  Jessica Lucas & Erin Richards. The panelists will offer a sneak peek at this new phase of New York’s best known alter-ego, as Gotham (the city) and “Gotham” (the show) both enter a new and exciting chapter. The conversation will also feature the world premiere of the show’s upcoming “The Fear Reaper” episode.

  • Event time: September 23 at 4pm

“Liar” (SundanceTV) – Series Premiere International Premiere

After a seemingly innocent date between devoted teacher Laura (Joanne Froggatt) and renowned surgeon Andrew (Ioan Gruffudd), a series of volatile accusations threaten to capsize their lives. Secrets and lies slowly unravel in this tense and gripping psychological thriller, where everyone is lying in some way until the truth ultimately reveals itself. Creators Jack and Harry Williams, who have previously brought us crossover UK hits “The Missing” and “Fleabag,” now debut an intimate, twisting crime thriller where each new clue peels back another layer of these two complex characters.

After the premiere, the creators will be joined by star Joanne Froggatt (“Downton Abbey”) for a conversation about their six-episode shocker: how they use current events to create dramatic tension and approach the thriller from a distinctly character-driven POV and what we can expect next after episode one’s bombshell first date.

  • Event time: September 23 at 7:45pm

“Look But With Love (Within)” – VR Series – World Premiere
Pioneering virtual reality and augmented reality company Within brings us the original documentary series “Look But With Love,” from Academy Award-winning Tribeca alum Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, produced by SOC Films and Here Be Dragons. As the medium of VR continues to evolve, it has emerged as a perfect platform for episodic storytelling. Viewers are encouraged to revisit worlds that they would otherwise be unable to, developing a deeper understanding of story and place through the immersive technology. This 5-episode series follows the fearless and passionate citizens of Pakistan who are changing the socio-political landscape through brave and inspiring actions. From a group of women fighting terrorist insurgency with paramilitary training, to a woman teaching arts-deprived children to tell stories through dance, these subjects are remarkably introduced through moving live-action virtual reality rendered by a master documentarian.

  • Episode 1: A Story of Women and Episode 2: A Story of Dance of Look But With Love will be available to experience at no additional charge for ticket holders at the Festival. These experiences can be found on the 3rd floor of Cinépolis Chelsea.

“Red Oaks” (Amazon) – Season 3 Premiere – World Premiere

It’s the summer of ’87 and change is in the air at Red Oaks. David is chasing his dream to become a director in NYC. Wheeler and Misty have taken their relationship to the next level but face unforeseen obstacles. Getty is making lemonade of lemons in prison. Sam (Richard Kind) and Judy (Jennifer Grey) are finding new and unexplored passions in Jersey. Meanwhile, back at Red Oaks, Nash finds that the club’s future might in danger….

Executive Produced by independent film stalwarts Steven Soderbergh & David Gordon Green, Amazon’s nostalgic coming-of-age comedy returns for a third and final season of life lessons couched in summer shenanigans at Red Oaks country club. Following the premiere of Season 3, stars Paul Reiser, Craig Roberts, Alexandra Turshen, Ennis Esmer & Richard Kind will be joined by Creators Joe Gangemi & Gregory Jacobs to reflect on their delightful gem of a show, its deft balance of comedy, drama, and nostalgia, and what new and returning audiences can look forward to this season.

  • Event time: September 24 at 5:00pm

“Queen Sugar” (OWN) – Season 2 Midseason Premiere

Executive Produced by Ava Duvernay, Oprah Winfrey and Monica Macer, “Queen Sugar” follows the Bordelon siblings as they struggle to move forward with their lives and strive to honor the legacy of their father following his unexpected passing. Directed by Julie Dash, Season 2’s midseason premiere finds Darla sharing engagement news with the family, Micah finally coming to terms with his emotions, and Charley receiving an unexpected visit.

Following the episode, the cast of “Queen Sugar,” Rutina Wesley, Dawn-Lyen Gardner and Kofi Siriboe, will join us to discuss their acclaimed performances and rich characters, working with an all-female directing team, and maybe providing a few clues as to how Season 2 will end.

  • Event time: September 24 at 7:15pm

“Ten Days in the Valley” (ABC) – Series Premiere


Jane Sadler is an overworked television producer and single mother, in the middle of a fractious separation, whose life is turned upside down when her young daughter goes missing in the middle of the night. And just like her controversial police TV show, everything is a mystery, everyone has a secret and no one can be trusted.

Emmy winner Kyra Sedgwick, riveting as the complex Jane, also executive produces this new character-driven thriller. She will be joined after the premiere of the series’ first two episodes by the rest of her all-female creative team, Creator Tassie Cameron and fellow Executive Producers Marcy Ross & Jill Littman, for an illuminating conversation about their smart and surprising take on the TV mystery-procedural.

  • Event time: September 24 at 3pm

“Will & Grace” (NBC) – Exclusive Special Conversation


In our era of ubiquitous remakes and reboots, is there any more anticipated reunion than the original cast of “Will & Grace”? A decade after their unforgettable eight-season run, Debra Messing, Eric McCormack, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally reprise their iconic roles as Will, Grace, Jack and Karen. On the eve of their new series launching September 28th, the fabulous foursome will be joined by co-creators/executive producers Max Mutchnick and David Kohan for an intimate, and sure-to-be hilarious conversation about what to expect from our favorite 2000s New Yorkers in 2017.

  • Event time: September 23 at 7pm

YouTube’s Creators for Change

In September 2016, YouTube launched Creators for Change, to support positive messages of change and tolerance. YouTube tapped top personalities, like John Green, Franchesca Ramsey and Natalie Tran, as Ambassadors to mentor up-and-coming Creators from across the globe in creating original pieces dedicated to spreading messages of tolerance in a particularly divisive time globally.

Join us for a premiere of the much-anticipated Creators for Change pieces, followed by a conversation with an exciting international group of cutting-edge Creators, led by a special guest Ambassador. Audience members will have the opportunity to hear how each Creator chose to creatively speak to their fans using the power of storytelling, music, poetry and more—plus, how they themselves can use the platform to promote the causes they care about

  • Event time: September 22 at 6:30pm

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2017 Comic-Con International: Event Videos

The 2017 edition of Comic-Con International took place July 20 to July 23 in San Diego. Here are some video highlights from the event.


2017 Comic-Con International: Lego activations and exclusives

July 19, 2017

The following is a press release from Lego:

LEGO Systems, Inc. will celebrate its highly anticipated third feature film, “The LEGO® NINJAGO™ Movie” at this year’s Comic-Con International: San Diego (SDCC), the world’s largest comic and entertainment convention. In collaboration with Warner Bros. Pictures and Warner Animation Group, the company will host celebrity appearances, hands-on building fun, and showcase new building sets that will bring the film’s characters and story to life. Attendees will also be delighted with never-before-seen life-sized LEGO® models, first looks at 2018 products, one-of-a-kind LEGO minifigure giveaways, exclusive retail offerings, and more at booth #2829 in Hall D of the San Diego Convention Center from Thursday to Sunday, July 20-23.

 “Ninjas, super heroes, iconic pop culture characters and more will be celebrated in LEGO form at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con,” said Amanda Madore, senior brand relations manager, LEGO Systems, Inc. “Attendees can expect fan favorite activities like exclusive giveaways, inspiring life-sized models, and autograph signings. In anticipation of our third LEGO feature film, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie, we are also offering attendees the first opportunity to purchase building sets based on the September film before their August 1st global availability date.”

The weekend activities are kicked off Thursday evening, July 20, by “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” panel, held in Room 6A, where producer Dan Lin and stars Dave Franco, Justin Theroux, Abbi Jacobsen, Olivia Munn, Kumail Nanjiani, Michael Peña and Zach Woods will be available for questions about the all-new 3D animated adventure, in cinemas September 22, and will debut the film’s brand-new trailer.  Prior to hitting the big screen, The LEGO NINJAGO Movie will come to life in LEGO building sets being showcased publicly for the first time at SDCC including: Spinjitzu Training Dojo ($9.99), NINJAGO City Chase ($19.99), Master Falls ($29.99), Manta Ray Bomber ($29.99), Garmadon, Garmadon, GARMADON! ($79.99) and the intricate NINJAGO City ($299.99). Select building sets based on The LEGO NINJAGO Movie are available for purchase at the LEGO booth in advance of their global August 1 availability date, including: Water Strider ($29.99), Jelly Sub ($29.99), Green Ninja Mech Dragon ($49.99), Lightning Jet ($59.99), Garma Mecha Man ($59.99), Fire Mech ($69.99), Ice Tank ($79.99), Temple of Ultimate Trials ($99.99), and Destiny’s Bounty ($159.99).

Also on Thursday July 20th, together with LEGO Master Builders attendees will build giant models of one of the film’s main characters, Garmadon, and autograph signings with talent from “The LEGO NINJAGO Movie” will take place in the Warner Bros. Booth. The build will continue through Friday, July 21 with the help of surprise cast members. Show attendees are invited to build another leading character, Lloyd on Saturday, July 22 and Sunday, July 23.

LEGO® Super Heroes: DC Comics™
In celebration of his appearance on the big screen in Warner Bros. Pictures’ much-anticipated action adventure epic Justice League, in theaters beginning November 17, 2017, The Flash will make his debut as a life-sized LEGO model in the LEGO booth. Built from 20,909 LEGO bricks and standing just over six-feet tall, the model took LEGO Master Builders over 250 hours to create. Building sets from the 2018 LEGO Super Heroes: DC Comics collection including Superman & Krypto Team-Up ($19.99), Speed Force Freeze Pursuit ($29.99), and Lex Luthor Mech Takedown ($39.99), will be revealed publicly for the first time at the show.

Also from DC, a specially produced LEGO BrickHeadz building set featuring characters Supergirland Martian Manhunter will be sold on Friday, July 21 and Sunday, July 23. The set contains 234 pieces and retails for $40.

A LEGO minifigure version of Vixen inspired by Warner Bros. Television’s hit CW TV series DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, will be given away to winners on Friday, July 21 and Sunday, July 23.

LEGO® MARVEL Super Heroes
Honoring Chris Hemsworth’s third appearance in LEGO form and the debut of “Thor: Ragnarok” in November, a life-sized LEGO model of Thor will stand proudly at 7 feet tall in the LEGO booth. LEGO Master Builders spent 290 hours and used 33,495 LEGO bricks to create the model that features Thor’s new short haircut as previewed in the film.

A limited-edition LEGO BrickHeadz building set from the Marvel Universe containing Spider-Man and Venom will be available for purchase exclusively at the LEGO booth, on Thursday, July 20, and Saturday, July 22. The set contains 144 pieces and retails for $40.00.

Winners who entered the LEGO giveaway may take home an SDCC exclusive LEGO minifigure Deadpool Duck on Thursday, July 20, and Saturday, July 22.

LEGO® Star Wars™
LEGO Star Wars fans will feast their eyes on an incredible new LEGO model of Luke Skywalker, inspired by the iconic character as seen in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” The life-sized LEGO model that stands over six feet tall, took LEGO Master Builders 277 hours to design and build, and contains 36,743 LEGO bricks.

Onsite Exclusive Retail Sales Details
Beginning as early as 6am daily, throughout the show, interested attendees should first visit the Pavilion Terrace to participate in a random drawing to qualify to purchase LEGO BrickHeadz sets at the LEGO booth #2829. Each of the two exclusive retail sets will be sold on separate days of the show, with a limit of one set per attendee per day. Tickets to purchase must be redeemed on the same day or purchase is forfeited.

  • Thursday, July 20, and Saturday, July 22: LEGO BrickHeadz Spider-Man and Venom
  • Friday, July 21, and Sunday, July 23: LEGO BrickHeadz Supergirl and Martian Manhunter

LEGO Minifigure Giveaway Details
To secure an opportunity to receive an exclusive LEGO minifigure giveaway, show attendees must visit the Pavilion Terrace at 12:30pm each day to enter an instant drawing giveaway, to be fulfilled on the spot while supplies last. One drawing per person per day.

  • Thursday, July 20, and Saturday, July 22: Deadpool Duck minifigure
  • Friday, July 21, and Sunday, July 23: Vixen minifigure

Fans who are not attending SDCC have a chance to win the exclusive LEGO minifigure giveaways and exclusive retail sets via Twitter. Fans who follow @LEGO_Group and the hashtag #LEGOSDCC will be entered into a random drawing.


2017 Comic-Con International: Fox Broadcasting Co. activities and exclusives

June 19, 2017

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The following is a press release from Fox listing the network’s schedule for 2017 Comic-Con International in San Diego:



Where:            The Hilton Bayfront Lawn

When:              Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Hours:             Thursday: Noon – 8:00 PM; Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Do you have the X-Gene? Find out by stepping into FOX’s X-Gene Screening Station at the Hilton Bayfront Lawn.  Suspects, er, subjects, will be laser scanned and get a cheek swab genetic test to determine if they have the Mutant Gene and will later learn about their personal genetic profiles. Additionally, be on the lookout for Sentinel Services agents throughout downtown San Diego, searching for mutants! Follow @TheGiftedonFOX  to find out when THE GIFTED cast will make an appearance at the experience. Use #TheGifted to join the conversation.


Where:            The Hilton Bayfront Lawn

When:              Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Hours:             Thursday: Noon – 8:00 PM; Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Have a future in the future!  At San Diego Comic-Con, FOX launches one of the most cutting-edge fan opportunities ever, in which one lucky attendee will have his or her application to #JoinTheOrville randomly selected for the chance to be cryopreserved and revived in the year 2417. Prepare for your future by completing a one-of-a-kind application to discover what career best suits you on the intergalactic exploratory vessel the U.S.S Orville. Then, test your space mettle on a spinning gyroscope ride (an actual tool used by today’s astronauts) and see if you have what it takes to conquer space travel…the U.S.S. Orville wants YOU! Follow @TheOrville to find out when THE ORVILLE cast will make an appearance at the experience. Use #TheOrville to join the conversation.

Interested applicants can “apply” on site or online at http://www.jointheorville.com, later this week. The Sweepstakes Official Rules, which will be on that site, will more fully describe the prize, entry requirements and all other rules governing the Join the Orville Sweepstakes


Where:            The Hilton Bayfront Lawn

When:              Thursday, July 20 – Sunday, July 23

Hours:             Thursday: Noon – 8:00 PM; Friday: 1:00 – 9:00 PM; Saturday: 1:00 – 9:00 PM; Sunday: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

A secret government agency, known as The Bureau Underground, has infiltrated a nuclear power plant where alien beings are holding an agent hostage. FOX has partnered with Ultra Zone Laser Tag to create the ultimate laser tag experience where fans can suit up and join the battle – either as an agent or an alien – and go head-to-head with their opponents, after which one team will go home the winner, while the other goes homes #GHOSTED. Follow @GhostedonFOX to find out when THE GHOSTED cast will make an appearance at the experience. Use #Ghosted to join the conversation.

BOOTH  #4229

The FOX FANFARE Booth (#4229) will feature an incredible lineup of talent on the convention center floor for star-studded autograph signings and exciting booth activities, including distribution of the exclusive 2017 FOX FANFARE poster tubes, collectible mini-posters, premium giveaways and merchandise sales.


Drop by the FOX FANFARE booth (#4229) daily to pick up the 2017 FOX FANFARE Poster Tube, as well as Exclusive and Collectible Mini-Posters from GHOSTED, THE EXORCIST, THE GIFTED, BOB’S BURGERS, THE SIMPSONS, FAMILY GUY (three collectible versions!), GOTHAM, LUCIFER and THE ORVILLE, among other FOX FANFARE properties.

Limited edition giveaways will also be distributed from the booth (while supplies last):

  • FOX FANFARE Limited Edition Poster Tubes
  • THE GIFTED Mutant Tattoos
  • BOB’S BURGERS Animation “Tina” Hat
  • THE SIMPSONS Animation “Homer” Hat
  • FAMILY GUY Animation “Brian” Hat





4:45 – 5:45 PM – Room 6BCF

Be one of the first to see the highly anticipated new action-comedy GHOSTED, about the partnership between two polar opposites – a cynical skeptic and a genius “true believer,” who are recruited to investigate unexplained phenomena in Los Angeles – all while uncovering a larger mystery that could threaten the existence of the human race. Join series stars Craig Robinson, Adam Scott and Ally Walker, along with executive producers Tom Gormican and Kevin Etten, as they discuss this paranormal buddy comedy.


6:00 – 7:00 PM – Room 6BCF

The breakout thriller returns for a second season! See an exclusive fan tribute panel, including highlights of the first season and horror-filled insights into the new season with Ben Daniels, Alfonso Herrera, Kurt Egyiawan and new cast members John Cho and Brianna Hildebrand, as well as executive producers Jeremy Slater and Sean Crouch.

THURSDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (time to be announced at SDCC):

  • GHOSTED Cast & Producers
  • THE EXORCIST Cast & Producers




3:45 – 4:45 PM – Ballroom 20

Produced in association with Marvel Television, THE GIFTED tells the emotional story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family seeks help from an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Set within the “X-Men” universe, the series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Natalie Alyn Lind, Percy Hynes White, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford and Coby Bell.  Join executive producers Matt Nix, Lauren Shuler Donner and Jeph Loeb, co-executive producer Derek Hoffman and the entire series regular cast for an exclusive look at the series premiere episode and an unforgettable Q&A panel discussion, featuring insight into what’s to come in the show’s first season.


4:15 – 5:00 PM – Indigo Ballroom (Hilton Bayfront)

The Belcher family returns to San Diego for another panel you won’t want to miss! Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive and the hilarious cast from the Emmy Award-winning animated series BOB’S BURGERS, including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy, will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

FRIDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (times to be announced at SDCC):

  • THE GIFTED Cast & Producers
  • BOB’S BURGERS Cast & Producers




Noon – 12:45 PM – Ballroom 20

Don’t miss a first look at THE SIMPSONS’ gravity-defying 29th season with a Q&A panel filled with huge secrets, surprises and clips from upcoming episodes with creator Matt Groening; executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman; supervising director Mike Anderson; and director of “The Simpsons Movie,” David Silverman.


1:00 – 2:15 PM – Ballroom 20

Join cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Patrick Warbuton and Mike Henry, as well as executive producers Rich Appel and Alec Sulkin for an exclusive look at next season’s hilarity and hi-jinx from the long-running hit animated comedy – including a sneak peek at the upcoming monumental 300th episode and more!


1:50 – 2:50 PM – Indigo Ballroom (presented by Warner Bros. Television)

The devil returns to San Diego Comic-Con! Don’t miss your chance to see a first look at the show’s sizzling third season, followed by a panel Q&A discussion, featuring Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Rachael Harris, Kevin Alejandro, Aimee Garcia, Tricia Helfer and executive producers Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich.


2:50 – 3:50 PM – Indigo Ballroom (presented by Warner Bros. Television)

Be among the first to see what’s in store in the all-new season when the cast and showrunner of GOTHAM return to Comic-Con! Join Ben McKenzie, Sean Pertwee, Robin Lord Taylor, Cory Michael Smith, Erin Richards, Camren Bicondova, Jessica Lucas, Drew Powell, Alexander Siddig and executive producer John Stephens for a look at brand-new footage followed by an exciting panel Q&A discussion.


4:15 – 5:15 PM – Room 6A

From Emmy Award-winning executive producer and creator Seth MacFarlane, with the pilot directed by Jon Favreau, THE ORVILLE is a one-hour, live-action space adventure series set 400 years in the future that follows the adventures of the U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory vessel. Come meet the whole crew – Seth MacFarlane, Adrianne Palicki, Penny Johnson Jerald, Scott Grimes, Peter Macon, Halston Sage, J Lee, Mark Jackson and Chad Coleman – as well as executive producers David A. Goodman and Brannon Braga and get an exclusive extended first look at the new fall show.

SATURDAY Autograph Signings at Booth #4229 (times to be announced at SDCC):

  • THE SIMPSONS Cast & Producers
  • FAMILY GUY Cast & Producers
  • THE ORVILLE Cast & Producers

Please note that tickets for all signings will be available every day at 8:00 AM, for that day’s signings only, at the designated FOX location in the Sails Pavilion. Tickets are distributed via a raffle system and are limited in number. Line-up information and autograph signing times are included on the tickets.



2017 Comic-Con International: Turner’s full Comic-Con lineup


Turner networks Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, TBS, TNT  and truTV are San Diego-bound and ready for the annual gathering of die-hard entertainment and comic fans. They will be participating in panel discussions, show floor exclusives and “meet and greets” with talent and creative teams to deliver an array of fan-first experiences packed with comedy, action, sneak peaks, freebies and more in and around the San Diego Convention Center. The following is the complete schedule of 2017 Comic-Con International events featuring shows on Turner networks:

2017 Comic-Con International: What to expect at the event

July 17, 2017

by Carla Hay

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“Justice League” stars Ezra Miller as The Flash, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman (Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures)

It’s that time of year again, when about 130,000 pop-culture fans gather in San Diego for Comic-Con International, one of the world’s largest annual events showcasing science fiction, action, horror and fantasy. The 2017 edition of Comic-Con will take place July 19 to 23, with most of the activities in and near the San Diego Convention Center. Although comic books and video games are a huge part of the exhibits and programming, the most high-profile aspects of Comic-Con have to do with movies and TV shows, especially the panels that preview upcoming projects. The biggest panels take place in the San Diego Convention Center’s Hall H (which has a seating capacity of 6,000) people and Ballroom 20 (which has a seating capacity of about 4,800).

In addition, there are several programming hubs hosted by the likes of Syfy, Nerdist, Entertainment Weekly and Nerd HQ that have become popular attractions at the event. And, of course, there are parties galore. HBO, NBCUniversal, AMC, Warner Bros. Television, Fox and several other consistent Comic-Con sponsors host high-profile annual parties at the event.

Here are some of 2017 Comic-Con International’s most anticipated activities:


(Most of the panel descriptions listed here are from the official Comic-Con website.)

20th Century Fox
Thursday July 20, 2017, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
Hall H

Movie studio 20th Century Fox has announced that “Kingsman The Golden Circle” will be featured on this panel, and will include appearances from cast members Taron Egerton, Colin Firth, Halle Berry, Channing Tatum, Jeff Bridges and Pedro Pascal. They will be joined by screenwriter Jane Goldman and “Kingsman” co-creator Dave Gibbons. It’s also a safe bet that “Maze Runner: The Death Cure” will also be featured on this panel.

“Brigsby Bear”
Thursday July 20, 2017/12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.
Hall H

This panel will explore the upcoming Sony Pictures Classics film “Brigsby Bear” with Kyle Mooney, Dave McCary, Beck Bennett, Kevin Costello, and members of The Lonely Island, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’ s Anthony Breznican. There will be an exclusive extended clip of the film followed by a Q&A session.

“Teen Wolf”
Thursday July 20, 2017/2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Hall H

Just before the series is set to end its historic run on MTV, this panel will take a look back at where it all began. “Teen Wolf” cast and crew will be on hand to reminisce about how the show got started, talk through the challenges that shaped it as it grew into a beloved series, and tease the epic moments that will close out a six-year saga. Expect series regulars, surprise guests, and one last chance to say goodbye to a TV show that defied expectations at every turn.

“Bright” and “Death Note”
Thursday July 20, 2017/3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Hall H

Netflix presents a special sneak peek at David Ayer’s new action-thriller film “Bright,” set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer will debut exclusive footage from the film and answer audience questions. Attendees will also be treated to a first look at the new movie “Death Note,” based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Cast and filmmakers from this edgy thriller will debut footage and share details of the project’s transition from fan-favorite graphic novel to film.

The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows
Thursday July 20, 2017/10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
Ballroom 20

Ron Diamond (founder and curator of the Animation Show of Shows and Acme Filmworks) presents a curated program of new animated shorts, including work from 11 countries, featuring “Mirror” from “This American Life’s ” Ira Glass, Chris Ware, and John Kuramoto; Google Spotlight Stories’ Oscar-nominated “Pearl” ; and Walt Disney Pictures’ and Pixar Animation Studios’ Academy Award winner “Piper.” A tour de force selection of heartfelt, emotionally impactful, and socially relevant topics. Diamond will lead an audience Q&A session.

Thursday July 20, 2017/11:45 a.m. – 1:00p.m.
Ballroom 20


Medinah is the first-ever sci-fi/fantasy series from the Middle East! A new original series created by filmmaker Ahmed Al Baker, developed and realized by a creative time whose credits include “JigSaw,” “Piranha 3D,” “Caprica,” “12 Monkeys,” “Ghoulies,” “Battlestar Galactica,” “Fallen,” “Drone,” “Smallville,” and “A Good Day to Die Hard.” An international cast of survivors–both human and “humanlike”–face nightmares, parallel realities, and their own personal demons as they decide what is most important: Survival? Legacy? Love? Q&A to follow with full cast including Academy Award nominee Eric Roberts (“The Dark Knight”), sci-fi icon Natasha Henstridge (“Species”), Rick Ravanello (“Criminal Minds”), Tamoh Penikett (“Battlestar Galactica”), and Eyad Hourani (“Omar,” “Rattle the Cage”).

SYFY Hosts the Great Debate
Thursday July 20, 2017/1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Ballroom 20

What superfan doesn’t love a good debate? Star Destroyer or Enterprise? Who was the best Batman? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? John Hodgman (actor, writer, Internet judge) leads the ultimate debate, featuring panelists Adam Savage (former co-host, “MythBusters”), Orlando Jones (“American Gods”), Aisha Tyler (“Archer”), John Barrowman (“Arrow”), and Charlie Jane Anders (“All the Birds in the Sky”). Join in as they share their thoughts, feelings, and theories on the genre’s most influential moments, milestones, and people. Before you leave, you’ll get a chance to voice your opinion and help crown science fiction’s best moments of all time.

“Battlestar Galactica” Reunion
Thursday July 20, 2017/2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Ballroom 20

A superfan’s dream come true! For the first time ever at San Diego Comic-Con, the cast and creators of the Emmy Award-winning “Battlestar Galactica” will come together for an exclusive Comic-Con reunion. They’ll provide insight into this critically acclaimed hit and look back on some of the show’s most hotly debated moments—the Pegasus arrival, New Caprica, the finale, and the truth about the Cylons. Join Ron Moore, David Eick, Tricia Helfer, Marcy McDonnell, Grace Park, Michael Trucco, and Aaron Douglas and relive your favorite series. Moderated by Maureen Ryan.

“The Strain” Screening and Q&A
Thursday July 20, 2017/3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ballroom 20

The world has gone dark in the wake of a nuclear explosion and strigoi are in control. Do these heroes have what it takes to save humankind? “The Strain,” FX’s action-packed vampire thriller based on the bestselling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, returns for its fourth and final season. Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and then join showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, and Max Charles as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this post-apocalyptic world to life.

“Legion” Screening and Q&A
Thursday July 20, 2017/5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Ballroom 20

“Legion,” based on the New Mutants Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz, is the story of David Haller (Dan Stevens), a troubled young man who grew up believing himself to be schizophrenic, only to discover he is something more than human. In fact, David could be the most powerful mutant who has ever lived. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people at a facility called Summerland, David learns to accept his true self and defeat the Shadow King. Or so they all believe. Creator/executive producer/writer/director Noah Hawley is joined by fellow executive producers John Cameron, Lauren Shuler Donner, and Jeph Loeb and series stars Dan Stevens, Rachel Keller, Aubrey Plaza, Jean Smart, Bill Irwin, Jeremie Harris, and Amber Midthunder for a conversation on what to look forward to from season 2 of “Legion.”

“Marvel’s Inhumans”
Thursday July 20, 2017 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Ballroom 20

The Inhumans have landed in San Diego! Special guests of the highly anticipated Marvel’s Inhumans unveil an explosive panel moderated by executive producer Jeph Loeb. This event series will premiere a version of the first two episodes exclusively in IMAX theatres for a two-week window prior to the debut of the full series on ABC.

“The Big Bang Theory”
Friday July 21, 2017/10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Hall H


“The Big Bang Theory” returns to San Diego to take you inside the biggest moments of season 10 and behind the scenes of TV’s #1 comedy for a special 10th anniversary panel. From the introduction of Penny’s family, to the baby, to that season finale moment that left fans hanging (What will Amy say?), join folks from the show for a lively discussion and special video presentation. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 11 this fall, premiering Monday, September 25 at 8/7c on CBS. “The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Tenth Season” is available now on Digital, and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall.

“Fear the Walking Dead”
Friday July 21, 2017/11:15 a.m. – 12:15p.m.
Hall H

Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Dayton Callie, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman, and Michael Greyeyes join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, 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”). They will talk about where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in September.

“The Walking Dead”
Friday July 21, 2017/12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Hall H

Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, and Khary Payton join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. 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 past season and filming the 100th episode and will share some hints of what’s to come with a sneak peek into season 8, debuting in October on AMC.

“Game of Thrones”
Friday July 21, 2017/1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hall H

Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning series “Game of Thrones” began its seventh season on July 16. 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. Cast panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy, Jacob Anderson as Grey Worm, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Nathalie Emmanuel as Missandei, Conleth Hill as Varys, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Isaac Hempstead Wright as Bran Stark. The panel will be moderated by a special Westerosian guest.

“Twin Peaks”
Friday July 21, 2017/2:45 p.m. – 3:45p.m.
Hall H


Hear from the cast and creators of one of the most influential TV series of all time. Many of the amazing series being made today owe a debt to a small town in the Pacific Northwest called “Twin Peaks.” To quote Entertainment Weekly, “Before there was Peak TV, there was Peaks TV.” And now, 25 years later, the story continues in the new SHOWTIME limited event series starring Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who returns along with original cast members in their unforgettable roles. Watch Twin Peaks Sundays at 9/8c only on SHOWTIME.

Friday July 21, 2017/4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Hall H

Executive producer Seth Rogen joins comic book co-creator and series executive producer Garth Ennis and members of the cast, including Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti, and Graham McTavish for a mid-season 2 panel discussion about the story so far and what’s to come. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of episode 206, which airs on Sunday, July 24.

“Marvel’s The Defenders”
Friday July 21, 2017 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m.
Hall H


Daredevil. Jessica Jones. Luke Cage. Iron Fist. Four iconic superheroes. One stage. Nuff said! Jeph Loeb and surprise guests of the highly anticipated Netflix original series “Marvel’s The Defenders” band together for a panel you do not want to miss! Be the first to get an exclusive look into the superhero team-up that everyone is talking about before its August 18 global launch on Netflix.

Friday July 21, 2017/10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Ballroom 20

Calling all Psych-Os! It’s been three years since the “Psych” series finale left fans begging for more, but now the wait for iiiiiit . . . is finally over! After eight seasons, 100+ episodes, a musical, and too many pineapples to count, Psych is back with the reunion Psych-Os have been clamoring for! Join “Psych” cast members James Roday, Dulé Hill, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, and Maggie Lawson along with creator Steve Franks and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak as they reunite with their fans and celebrate the all-new Psych movie coming to USA this December. Moderated by Jimmi Simpson.

Friday July 21, 2017/11:15 a.m. – 12:15p.m.
Ballroom 20


Everyone’s favorite zom-com-rom-dram is back! After the heart-stopping events of the “iZOMBiE” season finale, the secret is out: The public is no longer in the dark about the existence of zombies. With Seattle now under zombie control at the hands of Fillmore-Graves, Ravi’s search for a cure and vaccine for zombie-ism is now more dire than ever. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Liv and the gang in season 4. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas 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 for Vertigo from DC Entertainment, “iZOMBiE” returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. “iZOMBiE: The Complete Third Season” is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this fall.

“The 100”
Friday July 21, 2017/12:30p.m. – 1:30p.m.
Ballroom 20


More than six years have passed since Praimfaya ravaged the planet and killed most of the human race. As Clarke waits to hear from the group on the Ark or in the bunker, a new mystery drops from the sky. Who is in the arriving ship, and are they friends or enemies? One thing is certain: Clarke is now the Grounder! Be among the first to find out what’s in store for season 5. Join in for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on Digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 18.

Brave New Warriors
Friday July 21, 2017/1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Ballroom 20

A laugh-filled discussion among several of today’s male heroes including David Harbour (“Stranger Things”), Christopher Meloni (“Happy!”), Colin O’Donoghue (“Once Upon a Time”), Richard Rankin (“Outlander”), Rodrigo Santoro (“Westworld”), and Ricky Whittle (“American Gods”) who will discuss the thrill of playing popular TV characters, their sometimes awkward encounters with fans, and highs (and lows!) of a career in Hollywood.

“Con Man,” Cons, and Fandom Culture with Alan Tudyk
Friday July 21, 2017.2:45p.m. – 3:30p.m.
Ballroom 20


“Con Man” creator and star Alan Tudyk along with the cast and creators will take the stage to share with fans the special sauce that goes into making the buzz-worthy web series, reminisce about the first two seasons (and their impressive list of guest stars!), delve into what makes cons–and the fans who love them–so damn great, and delight the audience with an SDCC-exclusive surprise special moment.

“The Gifted”
Friday July 21, 2017/3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
Ballroom 20


From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, “The Gifted” tells the story of a suburban couple whose ordinary lives are rocked by the sudden discovery that their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an underground network of mutants and must fight to survive. Written by Matt Nix, directed by Bryan Singer, and executive-produced by Nix, Singer, Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg, Jeph Loeb, and Jim Chory, the series stars Stephen Moyer, Amy Acker, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Coby Bell, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind, and Percy Hynes White. Join cast and producers for an exclusive first look of the fall’s most anticipated new superhero series, premiering this September on FOX.

“Batman and Harley Quinn”
Friday July 21, 2017/7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Ballroom 20  
(Replay of the movie on Friday July 21, 2017/9:30 p.m. – 11:00p.m. in Ballroom 20)

Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to his “Batman: The Animated Series” roots with an original tale to mark the 30th entry in the popular DC Universe Original Movies series. Batman and Harley Quinn finds the Dark Knight and Nightwing having their patience tested to the limit when they take a road trip with Harley Quinn to track down her old pal, Poison Ivy—who has some interesting ideas about saving the planet, with or without humanity. Be in the audience for the world premiere, then stick around for silliness on a panel that features executive producer and co-screenwriter Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Killing Joke”), voice of Batman Kevin Conroy (“Batman: The Animated Series”), voice of Poison Ivy Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), voice of Nightwing Loren Lester (“Rock ’n’ Roll High School”), director Sam Liu (“Teen Titans: The Judas Contract”), and co-screenwriter Jim Krieg (“Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox”). Moderator Gary Miereanu will follow DCU premiere traditions with special announcements, exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. “Batman and Harley Quinn” will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on August 15 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 29.

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00p.m. – 6:30p.m.
Ballroom 20

Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) discuss the hit series and preview what is to come in season 3.

Warner Bros. Pictures Presentation
Saturday July 22, 2017/11:30 a.m. – 1:30p.m.
Hall H

Warner Bros. will light up Hall H with a presentation showcasing some of its eagerly awaited upcoming releases, with exclusive footage and revealing conversations, helmed by master of ceremonies Chris Hardwick. The lineup includes director Steven Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” based on the hugely popular Ernest Cline novel, with stars Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, and T.J. Miller, author/co-screenwriter Cline, co-screenwriter Zak Penn, and Spielberg on the panel; the long-awaited “Blade Runner 2049,” Alcon Entertainment’s sequel to the cult classic, which takes us 30 more years into the future, with stars Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford as well as Ana de Armas, Sylvia Hoeks, Robin Wright, Lennie James, and Mackenzie Davis, writers Hampton Fancher and Michael Green, and the film’s director, Denis Villeneuve; and the greatest superheroes of the DC universe, united for the first time on the big screen, with stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller and Ray Fisher talking all things “Justice League,” as well as an early look at director James Wan’s “Aquaman.”

Entertainment Weekly’s Women Who Kick Ass: Icon Edition with Charlize Theron
Saturday July 22, 2017/2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Hall H

Furiosa in “Mad Max: Fury Road.” Cipher in “The Fate of the Furious.” Ravenna in “Snow White and the Huntsman.” Meredith Vickers in “Prometheus.” Aeon Flux. For more than a decade, Oscar winner Charlize Theron has embodied strength, power, searing intelligence, and steely determination on screen. Now, as she prepares to beat the hell out of sinister forces in her new movie “Atomic Blonde,” EW sits down for no-holds-barred conversation with a woman who defies the rules-and creates her own.

“Stranger Things”
Saturday July 22, 2017/3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Hall H

Join the cast and creators of the pop culture phenomenon “Stranger Things” for an in-depth discussion on the acclaimed series, the journey to Season 2, and be the first to experience never-before-seen footage of what’s to come this October.

Saturday July 22, 2017/4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Hall H

HBO’s “Westworld” concluded its critically acclaimed first season in December and is currently saddling up for season 2. The series-created, executive produced, and written by Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy -is a dark odyssey about the dawn of artificial consciousness and the evolution of sin. Cast panelists include Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts.

Marvel Studios
Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30p.m. – 7:00p.m.
Hall H

Marvel Studios president and producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe.Marvel is always secretive about its Comic-Con movie panels, so it hasn’t been officially announced in advance which movies will be featured. However, fans should expect appearances from cast members and directors of “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther.”

“Once Upon a Time”
Saturday July 22, 2017/10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m/
Ballroom 20

The residents of the enchanted forest enter season 7, facing their greatest challenge yet as the Evil Queen, Captain Hook, and Rumpelstiltskin join forces with a grown-up Henry Mills and his daughter Lucy on an epic quest to bring hope to their world and ours. Along the way, new fairy tale characters and old search for true love, find adventure, and take sides in the ongoing struggle of good against evil as classic tales are once again twisted and reimagined. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost) and Adam Horowitz (Lost), executive producer David H. Goodman (Without a Trace), and cast members discuss what’s in store for returning favorites as well as the new additions to the Once Upon a Time universe. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (The Mayor).

Saturday July 22, 2017/11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Ballroom 20


Following the shocking first season finale, join Archie and the gang as they dive into the secrets that continue to loom over what once looked like a quiet, sleepy town. The circumstances surrounding Fred’s shooting kick off the mystery of season 2. Based on the characters from Archie Comics and produced by Berlanti Productions (“The Flash,” “Supergirl,” “Blindspot,” “Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”) in association with Warner Bros. Television, this one-hour drama is a bold, subversive take on the surreality of small-town life. See a special video presentation followed by a Q&A with series stars and producers. “Riverdale’s” season 2 premiere airs Wednesday, October 11, at 9/8c on The CW,” Riverdale: The Complete First Season” is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15.

“The Simpsons”
Saturday July 22, 2017/12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Ballroom 20

Entering its gravity-defying 29th season, “The Simpsons” celebrates with huge secrets, surprises, and clips from the upcoming year. Join creator Matt Groening, executive producers Al Jean and Matt Selman, supervising director Mike B. Anderson, and director of The Simpsons Movie David Silverman. Moderated by Mike Schneider.

“Family Guy” and “American Dad”
Saturday July 22, 2017/1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Ballroom 20

“The Family Guy” cast (Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, John Viener) and executive producers (Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin) offer a special preview of next season’s hilarity and hijinks from FOX’s hit animated comedy—including a sneak peek at the upcoming monumental 300th episode! Then, it’s a Smith-family funday with Francine (Wendy Schaal), Steve (Scott Grimes), Hayley (Rachael MacFarlane), and Klaus (Dee Bradley Baker), and co-executive producer Zack Rosenblatt, who will treat American Dad! fans to a first look at the all new season airing July 24 on TBS . . . plus a few other surprises!

“Star Trek: Discovery”
Saturday July 22, 2017/2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Ballroom 20

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. It was a television series that inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. This fall, “Star Trek: Discovery” follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms while learning that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series will feature a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. Join members of the cast alongside the creative minds behind the new series for a conversation and introduction to Star Trek: Discovery. The newest edition of the Star Trek franchise will premiere in the U.S. on CBS All Access this fall, following a broadcast premiere on the CBS Television Network.

Saturday July 22, 2017/3:30 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.
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Ridding National City of Queen Rhea and her Daxamite army was a major win for Supergirl but one that came at a significant cost, as Kara was forced to sacrifice her budding relationship with Mon-El. When the show returns with all-new supercharged adventures this fall on The CW, Kara and team will come up against a new threat in the form of DC Comics’s Worldkiller, Reign. Want to know more about Reign and what she has in store for the Girl of Steel? Join the series’ cast and creative team for a special video presentation followed by a discussion of the new season. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, “Supergirl’s” third season will debut Monday, October 9 at 8/7c on The CW. “Supergirl: The Complete Second Season” is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 22.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”
Saturday July 22, 2017/4:10 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
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After crash landing the Waverider in a version of 2017 Los Angeles where dinosaurs roam the streets and the skyline is adorned by the iconic Big Ben clock tower, the Legends were quick to realize, “We broke time.” Last year, the loveable band of misfit heroes traveled throughout the timeline, fixing a series of aberrations. This year, they’ll be turning the crazy up to 11, as a wave of anachronisms turn history on its head, leaving the Legends responsible for piecing it back together. What is an anachronism you ask? For the answer to that, and many other questions, join the cast and creative team behind The CW’s hit superhero team-up series. From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow’s” season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10, at 9/8c on The CW. “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season” is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 15.

“Black Lightning”
Saturday July 22, 2017/4:50 p.m. – 5:10 p.m.
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Jefferson Pierce (Cress Williams) is a man wrestling with a secret. As the father of two daughters and principal of a charter high school that also serves as a safe haven for young people in a New Orleans neighborhood overrun by gang violence, he is a hero to his community. Nine years ago, Pierce was a hero of a different sort. Gifted with the superhuman power to harness and control electricity, he used those powers to keep his hometown streets safe as the masked vigilante Black Lightning. However, after too many nights with his life on the line and seeing the effects of the damage and loss that his alter ego was inflicting on his family, he left his superhero days behind and settled into being a principal and a dad. Choosing to help his city without using his superpowers, he watched his daughters Anissa (Nafessa Williams) and Jennifer (China Anne McClain) grow into strong young women, even though his marriage to their mother, Lynn (Christine Adams), suffered. Almost a decade later, Pierce’s crime-fighting days are long behind him-or so he thought. But with crime and corruption spreading like wildfire and those he cares about in the crosshairs of the menacing local gang The One Hundred, Black Lightning returns-to save not only his family but also the soul of his community. 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 (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”), Salim Akil and Mara Brock Akil (“Being Mary Jane,” “The Game,” “Jumping the Broom,” “Girlfriends”), and Sarah Schechter (“Arrow,” “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow,” “The Flash,” “Supergirl”). Black Lightning premieres midseason on The CW.

“The Flash”
Saturday July 22, 2017/5:10 p.m. – 5:50 p.m.
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Running up against an evil time remnant version of yourself is something no one should ever have to do, but that’s exactly what faced Barry Allen (a.k.a. the Flash) as he fought to save the life of fiancée Iris West from the God of Speed known as Savitar. Barry’s victory was short-lived, however, as an unbalanced Speed Force began to wreak havoc on Central City, forcing Barry to sacrifice himself for the greater good. With the Fastest Man Alive now trapped inside an extra-dimensional energy and unknown dangers lurking in the shadows, it will be up to Team Flash to free Barry from his own personal Hell. Join the cast and creators of The CW’s highest-rated series and be among the first to find out where things will pick up when season 4 returns this fall. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, “The Flash” season premiere airs Tuesday, October 10 at 8/7c on The CW. “The Flash: The Complete Third Season” is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 5.

Sunday July 23, 2017/10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
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Series stars and executive producers answer questions about the shocking events in last season’s intense two-part finale and preview what’s in store for lucky season 13. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of “Supernatural” will return to Thursdays this fall in its new 8/7c time slot on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“The Last Ship”
Sunday July 23, 2017/11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
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“The Last Ship” is back for a thrilling fourth season, and it’s time to reenlist! Over the course of the first three seasons, the Navy destroyer U.S.S. Nathan James has been the central vehicle for the discovery and distribution of the cure to the Red Flu, resulting in near global recovery. After the chilling events at the end of last season, Tom Chandler (Eric Dane) has given up his heroic titles and responsibilities and sought solace-and anonymity-with his family in a small fishing village in Greece. Meanwhile, Captain Slattery (Adam Baldwin) and the crew of the Nathan James have discovered that the virus has “jumped kingdoms” and now infects the world’s food crops, bringing humanity to the brink of global famine. As the ship traverses the Mediterranean in search of a solution that can save the world’s food supply, Chandler encounters his own enemies in Greece. His “hero’s journey” becomes a modern-day retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. Join Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Bridget Regan, and showrunner Steven Kane for an exclusive sneak preview of what’s yet to come this season.

“Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency”
Sunday July 23, 2017/1:00 p.m. – 2:00p.m.
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Join stars Elijah Wood (Todd Brotzman), Samuel Barnett (Dirk Gently), Hannah Marks (Amanda Brotzman), Jade Eshete (Farah Black), Fiona Dourif (Bart), Mpho Koaho (Ken), and new to season two, Alan Tudyk (Mr. Priest) and Tyler Labine (Sherlock Hobbs) when they descend on Hall H with writer and executive producer Max Landis (Bright) and showrunner Robert Cooper (Stargate Atlantis). Moderated by Kevin Smith, the panel will chat with fans about how everything was connected in season one and provide an exclusive sneak peek at season two. Inspired by Douglas Adams’ (“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy,” “Doctor Who”) acclaimed novel and from the studio of The Walking Dead, WIRED says the BBCA original series “has all the makings of a new cult favorite” and the Hollywood Reporter says it’s “a fun, absurdist story that will have loads of weird twists and turns.” Season one is available to binge on BBCAmerica.com, BBC America App, and On Demand from July 1-31. Season two premieres this fall on BBC AMERICA.

“Doctor Who”
Sunday July 23, 2017/2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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BBC America’s “Doctor Who” returns to San Diego Comic-Con for the final Hall H panel with star Peter Capaldi. Fans will have an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas Special—the final episode starring Peter Capaldi as the Doctor and written by Emmy Award-winning lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. Join Peter Capaldi (the Doctor), Pearl Mackie (Bill), Matt Lucas (Nardole), Michelle Gomez (Missy), writer and actor Mark Gatiss (Sherlock), and showrunner Steven Moffat (Sherlock) for a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick that will celebrate Christmas in July and share one last look back at their time with the iconic global hit series with fans. Watch the entire critically acclaimed new season of Doctor Who now on BBCAmerica.com, BBC America App, and On Demand.

Shopkins by Moose Toys and Coolhaus partner to release exclusive ice cream flavor celebrating limited-edition Shoppie doll

July 17, 2017

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(Photo courtesy of Moose Toys)

The following is a press release from Moose Toys:

Shopkins and Coolhaus today announced a dream partnership for any Shopkins fan and ice cream lover! The two brands, both known for their trendsetting and innovation, will come together to create a brand new ice cream flavor to celebrate the launch of the San Diego Comic-Con Exclusive Shoppie Doll, Bubble Gum Pop Bubbleisha.

The Bubble Gum Pop Bubbleisha doll is the follow-up to the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con debut sell out Golden Cupcake Jessicake doll.  Fan-favorite Bubbleisha is featured as the Queen of Karaoke, dressed in pink holographic with a collectible holographic boom box packaging. The limited edition item also includes two exclusive Shopkins in translucent finish with iridescent glitter, and an exclusive retro cassette-tape VIP card. This year’s doll will be limited to 1,500 units worldwide and each will be individually numbered.

“Shoppies are now one of the world’s most popular dolls and we are so excited to bring another exclusive Shoppie to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con,” said Paul Solomon, Co-CEO of Moose Toys. “Working with Coolhaus, another brand known for their commitment to quality and innovation, is the perfect way to really take our presence at this year’s event to the next level. We know our fans are going to love it!”

The delicious, one-off flavor is called Bubbleisha’s Poplicious Party and is a Strawberry fun-fetti ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and yellow cake pieces sandwiched between two confetti Whoopie Pie cookies and dusted with edible glitter.

Fans will be able to sample it from the disco pink branded truck, in the area around the San Diego Convention City on Thursday, July 20 (and at the Coolhaus Culver City store location for a limited time only), and 10 lucky customers will have the chance to win the exclusive doll – every 100th customer will receive a Bubbleisha of their very own!

“We love working with a product that is just as fun as Coolhaus,” commented CEO and Founder Natasha Case, “We know Bubbleisha will be a fan-favorite and are excited to join Bubbleisha’s Poplicious Party with this limited edition flavor.”

2017 Comic-Con International: Schick Hydro Escape debuts at San Diego Comic-Con

July 14, 2017

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Schick Hydro Escape (Photo courtesy of Schick)

The following is a press release from Edgewell Personal Care:

Schick Hydro is proud to unveil the “Schick Hydro Escape” – the brand’s first immersive experience at The Interactive Zone in Petco Park – during Comic-Con San Diego 2017.  The one-of-a-kind escape room will take Con-goers through a series of interactive challenges that dive deeper into the genesis of the Schick Hydro superhero Hydrobot – a razor designed like no other to help protect and defend against irritation. Fans will also be able to rest and recharge in the dedicated Schick Hydro Lounge, featuring professional barber shaves and custom swag.

The “Schick Hydro Escape” is based on Hydrobot’s backstory, which was released in a new, limited-edition digital and animated comic book – “Schick Hydrobot and the Transformers” – that highlights an exclusive story arc and also introduces his creator, Dr. Hiroshi Benson. To escape the room, Con-goers must work together on a series of interactive puzzles and physical tasks, many of which pay homage to fan-favorite movies, comic books and video games.

“Fans have watched our superhero’s story unfold beginning with Hydrobot’s 30-second TV debut, to his first real-life appearance during Comic-Con last year, and now they know his official backstory through our new comic book,” said Anastasia Tobias, Schick Hydro Senior Brand Manager, Edgewell Personal Care.

“We’re excited to further immerse fans into Hydrobot’s history at The Interactive Zone at Petco Park during this year’s Comic-Con, giving them an entertaining opportunity to crack a series of codes in a memorable adventure game. The “Schick Hydro Escape” features hidden clues that require both physical and mental agility and unique elements like holograms, allowing Con-goers to truly take part in our superhero’s world.”

Beginning on Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PST, fans can sign up for the “Schick Hydro Escape” at The Interactive Zone in Petco Park. While at Petco Park, Con-goers can also take advantage of the following:

  • Schick Hydro Lounge – Beat the heat, charge up your devices, score exclusive Hydro swag, and indulge in a professional barber shave.
  • Hide, Seek and Escape! – On Friday, July 21, popular YouTuber Joshua Evan Ovenshire (“The Jovenshire”) will hide and tweet hints in a virtual take on the game hide and seek. The first six fans to find him can participate in an exclusive meet up. Follow @TheJovenshire and @SchickHydro on Twitter to learn more.
  • VIP Access – Follow @SchickHydro on Twitter to learn about different ways to score VIP access using #HydroEscape and The Daily Cosplay Cut, which allows fans to show off their cosplay and skip the line.


For more information on Schick Hydro, visit www.schickhydro.com and leading up to Comic-Con, follow along on Twitter @SchickHydro for more info about the “Schick Hydro Escape” and the Schick Hydro Lounge.


2017 Comic-Con International: Fandom and Pepsi Host Inaugural Fandom Fest during San Diego Comic-Con

June 13, 2017

The following is a press release from Fandom:


FANDOM, home to the largest entertainment fan site in the world, announced a lineup of new experiences that will bring San Diego Comic-Con to life for fans at the convention as well as those at home.

From Thursday, July 20 through Sunday, July 23, FANDOM in partnership with PEPSI will host the first-ever FANDOM Fest, a celebration of entertainment and fans during San Diego Comic-Con. FANDOM Fest will feature a food truck that will serve fantastical pop culture foods with PEPSI drink pairings. Foods will be inspired by popular movies, TV shows and video games, such as Deadpool, Game of Thrones, Naruto and Star Wars. A new food and beverage pairing will be available while supplies last each day, including a spicy Chimichanga paired with PEPSI, a PEPSI FIRE® Fire and Ice Float, Ichiraku Ramen Taco paired with PEPSI ZERO SUGAR®, and Wookiee Cookie paired with DIET PEPSI®. Additionally, FANDOM Fest will feature a stage that will play host to live FANDOM programs, fan-participatory trivia games, cosplay shows, and talent interviews and panels, as well as a lounge area for fans to swap and stream Con stories.

FANDOM Fest will be open to the general public as well as Con attendees at Petco Interactive Zone, located adjacent to Petco Park on Park Boulevard. Free of charge, FANDOM Fest will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

FANDOM is also bringing the Comic-Con experience to fans at home, with a robust content lineup, including reporting from the show floor, talent interviews, Con features, and live-streamed programming from FANDOM Fest. Content will be hosted on the freshly revamped FANDOM site as well as @getfandom social channels. The new site experience fuels fans’ passions like never before with curated content feeds that highlight favorite entertainment fandoms, and streams of stories, social posts and fan- contributed content that capture the complete conversation around buzzing topics. These experiences will grow over the coming months to include additional content feeds and the launch of a FANDOM app. The app will expand on the functionality of the new web experience to allow users to have a deeply personalized experience with their favorite fandoms.

“FANDOM has always been committed to being the most comprehensive and authentic destination possible for entertainment fans,” said FANDOM Chief Content Officer Dorth Raphaely. “With our new site look and capabilities, we’re now able to deliver on this promise in a completely different capacity, which best enables a unique fan point of view. A perfect example of this experience will be our coverage around San Diego Comic-Con, including that at FANDOM Fest. Our goal is to feature content that is compelling and interesting for attendees at the show as well as those following remotely.”

For a complete schedule of FANDOM Fest content, please visit: www.fandom.wikia.com/articles/fandom-fest-live-sdcc-2017-full-schedule-details.

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