2019 Comic-Con International: AMC Networks activities and exclusives

July 1, 2019

“The Walking Dead” stars Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus and Melissa McBride (Photo courtesy of AMC)

The cast and producers of AMC’s hit scripted series “The Walking Dead,” “Fear the Walking Dead” and “Preacher” will return to this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego, CA, with the network’s new supernatural horror series “NOS4A2” and Ridley Scott-produced anthology series “The Terror: Infamy” making their Comic-Con debut.

In addition, AMC will have a significant presence in and around San Diego with activities and partnerships including a Walker Horde, the return of the “DeadQuarters” fan zone, a partnership with Feeding San Diego, and demos of the upcoming VR game “The Walking Dead Onslaught,” among other gaming activities.

An overview of AMC’s panels is below:

  • “Fear the Walking Dead” panel on Friday, July 19 from 12:00pm-1:00pm in Hall H

Panelists include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Rubén Blades and Karen David, along with chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero, and director and co-executive producer, Michael Satrazemis. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

  • “The Walking Dead” panel on Friday, July 19 from 1:00pm-2:00pm in Hall H

Panelists include cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura and Cailey Fleming, along with chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.

  • “Preacher” panel on Friday, July 19 from 7:00pm-8:00pm in Hall H

Panelists include executive producer Seth Rogen and cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish and Mark Harelik. The panel will be moderated by IGN’s editor-in-chief of entertainment Terri Schwartz.

  • “The Terror: Infamy” panel on Friday, July 19 from 4:45-5:35pm in Room 6A

Panelists include cast members Derek Mio, George Takei, Kiki Sukezane and Cristina Rodlo, along with co-creators and executive producers Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein. The panel will be moderated by Indiewire senior editor Hanh Nguyen.

  • “NOS4A2” panel on Saturday, July 20 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 6A

Panelists include cast members Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, along with showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, and author and executive producer Joe Hill. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Clark Collis.

An overview of AMC’s activations, partnerships and activities around San Diego is below:

  • “DeadQuarters,” the official fan zone of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” will feature a curated walk through of settings from both series, including the Winter Escape from the Season 9 finale of “TWD,” as well as an elaborate treehouse and plane crash site inspired by the Season 5 storylines in “Fear.” Fans can pre-register here to beat the lines.
  • Located on Martin Luther King Promenade, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel (4th Avenue and L Street, across from the Convention Center), “DeadQuarters” will open for a press preview on Thursday, July 18 from 10:00-11:00am and to the public Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 from 11:00am-6:30pm; Sunday, July 21 from 11:00am-4:00pm.
  • AMC is partnering with Feeding America and encouraging “DeadQuarters” visitors to donate canned foods throughout Comic-Con weekend to benefit the organization’s local chapter, Feeding San Diego. Donors will receive an exclusive Hilltop Token, which can be used to unlock special deals on food, retail and entertainment around San Diego. For more info and to support Feeding San Diego, click here.

The network is inviting “The Walking Dead” fans to dress as walkers for an official Walker Horde moment at Petco Park on Saturday, July 20 with doors opening at 9am. Attendees will help recreate a walker scene for a photo that will be part of an official marketing campaign for “TWD’s” milestone 10th season. Fans can register at: www.amc.com/horde.

  • Ahead of the Fall release of the much-anticipated VR game, “The Walking Dead Onslaught,” AMC and gaming studio Survios will host demos at “DeadQuarters” to give Comic-Con attendees an opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite survivors and get an exclusive sneak peek of the game. Press demos will start on Thursday, July 18 at 10:00am at “DeadQuarters.”

Additional “TWD” gaming activities at “DeadQuarters” include:

  • Next Games will hold auditions for their “Become a Hero” contest, for which fans can film their best hero poses from the series for a chance to transform into a playable character in the popular location-based augmented reality mobile game, “The Walking Dead: Our World.”
  • FTX Games will encourage fans to test their luck with “The Walking Dead: Slots,” a virtual slot machine on a 65” screen. Players will be given three spins for a chance to make it to the top of the leaderboard and win a year’s subscription to “The Walking Dead” Supply Drop – and every player will receive a scratch-off card to win in-game coins.  FTX will also be demoing their upcoming puzzle battle role-playing game, “The Walking Dead: Outbreak.”

About “The Walking Dead”

Based on the comic book series written by Robert Kirkman and published by Image Comics, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of the months and years after a zombie apocalypse and follows a group of survivors who travel in search of a safe and secure home. The series is executive produced by chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner Angela Kang, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Dave Alpert, Greg Nicotero and Denise Huth. The series stars Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Josh McDermitt, Christian Serratos, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Seth Gilliam, Avi Nash, Callan McAuliffe, Cooper Andrews, Eleanor Matsuura, Nadia Hilker, Cailey Fleming, Samantha Morton, Ryan Hurst, Cassady McClincy and Lauren Ridloff.

About “Fear the Walking Dead”

In “Fear the Walking Dead” Season 5, the group’s mission is clear: locate survivors and help make what’s left of the world a slightly better place. With dogged determination, Morgan Jones (Lennie James) leads the group with a philosophy rooted in benevolence, community and hope. Each character believes that helping others will allow them to make up for the wrongs of their pasts. But trust won’t be easily earned. Their mission of helping others will be put to the ultimate test when our group finds themselves in unchartered territory, one which will force them to face not just their pasts but also their fears. It is only through facing those fears that the group will discover an entirely new way to live, one that will leave them forever changed.

Produced by AMC Studios, “Fear the Walking Dead” is executive produced by Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, as well as Robert Kirkman, David Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The series stars Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Ruben Blades and Karen David.

About “Preacher”

“Preacher,” is a dramatic thrill ride that follows West Texas preacher Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), his badass girlfriend Tulip O’Hare (Ruth Negga) and an Irish vampire named Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) as they embark on a road trip to find God and are thrust into a twisted battle spanning Heaven, Hell and everywhere in between.  Season 3 ended with Jesse Custer saying goodbye to his home of Angelville and reuniting with Tulip, while Herr Starr’s (Torrens) master plan for the Grail continued to advance.

The series stars Dominic Cooper, Academy Award® nominee Ruth Negga and Joseph Gilgun, along with series regulars Ian Colletti, Graham McTavish, Pip Torrens, Julie Ann Emery, Noah Taylor, Mark Harelik and Tyson Ritter. The Sony Pictures Television-AMC Studios co-production is developed for television by executive producer and showrunner Sam Catlin and executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.

About “The Terror: Infamy”

Set during World War II, the second season of “The Terror” centers on a series of bizarre deaths that haunt a Japanese-American community, and a young man’s journey to understand and combat the malevolent entity responsible. Season two is co-created and executive produced by showrunner Alexander Woo (“True Blood”) and Max Borenstein (“Kong: Skull Island,” “Godzilla”).  The series stars renowned actor, producer, author and activist George Takei, Derek Mio, Kiki Sukezane, Miki Ishikawa, Shingo Usami, and Naoko Mori.

“The Terror” is an AMC Studios production produced by Scott Free, Emjag Productions and Entertainment 360. The show is also executive produced by Ridley Scott, Dan Simmons, David W. Zucker, Alexandra Milchan, Scott Lambert and Guymon Casady.

About “NOS4A2”

“NOS4A2,” the network’s new supernatural horror series based on Joe Hill’s 2013 best-selling novel of the same name, stars Emmy®-nominated actor and producer Zachary Quinto, Ashleigh Cummings Olafur Darri Olafsson, Virginia Kull, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Jahkara Smith.

“NOS4A2” introduces Vic McQueen (Cummings), a gifted young woman who discovers she has a supernatural ability to find lost things. This ability puts her on a collision course with the evil and immortal Charlie Manx (Quinto). Manx is a supernatural villain who feeds off the souls of children then deposits what remains of them into Christmasland – a twisted place of Manx’s imagination where every day is Christmas Day and unhappiness is against the law. Vic strives to defeat Manx and rescue his victims – without losing her mind or falling victim to him herself.

About AMC

AMC is home to some of the most popular and acclaimed programs on television. AMC was the first basic cable network to ever win the Emmy® Award for Outstanding Drama Series with “Mad Men” in 2008, which then went on to win the coveted award four years in a row, before “Breaking Bad” won it in 2013 and 2014. The network’s series “The Walking Dead” is the highest-rated series in cable history. AMC’s other current original drama series include “Better Call Saul,” “Fear the Walking Dead,” “The Terror,” “Into the Badlands,” “Humans,” “Preacher,” “The Son,” “McMafia,” “Lodge 49,” “The Little Drummer Girl,” “NOS4A2” and the forthcoming “Dispatches from Elsewhere” and “For Life” (wt). AMC also explores authentic worlds and discussion with original shows like “Talking Dead,” “Talking with Chris Hardwick,” “AMC Visionaries” and “Ride with Norman Reedus.” AMC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and its sister networks include IFC, SundanceTV, BBC America and WE tv. AMC is available across all platforms, including on-air, online, on demand and mobile.

About Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego (FSD) is a non-profit organization on a mission to end hunger and reduce food waste. Established in 2007, FSD is the leading hunger-relief and food rescue organization in San Diego County and the only Feeding America affiliate in the region. Currently, one in eight San Diegans, including one in six children, face hunger each day. FSD provides 500,000 meals every week to children, adults and seniors in partnership with a network of 245 local charities, schools, faith communities, and food pantries. Through an efficient model focused on reducing our impact on the environment, every dollar donated helps provide four nutritious meals to people facing hunger. To learn more about Feeding San Diego and its hunger-relief initiatives, visit feedingsandiego.org.

2019 Comic-Con International: TBS brings ‘Snowpiercer’ series to Comic-Con

June 27, 2019

"Snowpiercer" team
“Snowpiercer” team, pictured from left to right: showrunner Graeme Manson with cast members, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs.

The following is a press release from TBS:

TBS, a division of WarnerMedia Entertainment, is bringing its highly anticipated sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer to San Diego for Comic-Con® International 2019. On Saturday, July 20, TBS will present a panel featuring stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. The session will include an exclusive first look at the series premiere, which will debut in Spring of 2020 on TBS.

Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series was renewed for season two prior to the season one premiere.

Panelists: Stars Jennifer Connelly, Daveed Diggs, Alison Wright, Mickey Sumner, Lena Hall, Steven Ogg and executive producer and showrunner Graeme Manson
Moderator: Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis
Date: Saturday, July 20, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.
Location: Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom
Other attendees: Executive producers Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements of Tomorrow Studios

Snowpiercer is produced by Tomorrow Studios (a joint venture between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), along with CJ Entertainment, who produced the original film. The series is executive produced by Tomorrow Studios’ Marty Adelstein and Becky Clements; showrunner Graeme Manson, who wrote the first episode; director James HawesMatthew O’ConnorScott Derrickson, and the original film’s producers Bong Joon Ho, Miky Lee, Tae-sung Jeong, Park Chan-wook, Lee Tae-hun and Dooho Choi.

July 11, 2019 UPDATE:

WHAT: In anticipation of TBS’s upcoming post-apocalyptic sci-fi thriller Snowpiercer, the network is partnering with EXO for the first and only time to distribute “Bug Bars” at Comic-Con® International via vending machines. Created by EXO, which is owned by Aspire Food Group, these one-of-a-kind protein bars are made out of cricket protein powder. Fans just enter their email address into the vending machines to receive a bar in addition to a special piece of Snowpiercer content.

WHEN: Thursday, July 18, to Sunday, July 21

WHERE: TBS’s Snowpiercer Booth 4215 in the Comic-Con® Exhibit Hall

ABOUT: In the series, the Snowpiercer train carries the remnants of humanity around the world after the earth has become a frozen wasteland. While the front of the train enjoys the luxuries of first class, the Tailies huddled in the back of the train survive on daily rations of bars, which are made out of bugs. These bars at Comic-Con® offer a taste of the story, but with a flavor one would expect from the front of the train.

*Allergy Warning: please note cricket products may trigger crustacean and shellfish allergies and contain peanuts, almonds and coconuts.


About TBS

TBS, a WarnerMedia Entertainment brand, is a top rated destination for entertainment among young adults and home to the most popular slate of original series on cable — Miracle WorkersCONANThe DetourFull Frontal with Samantha BeeThe Guest BookThe Last O.G.American Dad! and forthcoming new, comedy series Chad. Beginning in 2020, the network expands its programming with dramas including the eagerly anticipated, sci-fi thriller, Snowpiercer. TBS’ upcoming slate of premium, unscripted series include The Misery Index and live, multiplatform event Chasing the Cure. TBS’ line up also includes comedy hits like Family GuyThe Big Bang Theory, classic sitcom favorites Seinfeld and Friends, blockbuster movies and live event coverage of Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, WarnerMedia’s eSports gaming competition.

Website: www.tbs.com


About Tomorrow Studios

Tomorrow Studios, a joint venture between CEO Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios, develops and produces dramas and comedies distributed by ITV Studios Global Entertainment. Spearheaded by Adelstein and Becky Clements (President), this highly successful producing duo has already enjoyed great success with FOX’s Last Man Standing and TNT’s Good Behavior. Additional projects include Hanna for Amazon Studios and Cowboy Bebop for Netflix.


About WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia is a leading media and entertainment company that creates and distributes premium and popular content from a diverse array of talented storytellers and journalists to global audiences through its consumer brands including: HBO, Warner Bros., TNT, TBS, CNN, DC Entertainment, New Line, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies, truTV and others. WarnerMedia is part of AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T).


About Snowpiercer
Set more than seven years after the world has become a frozen wasteland, Snowpiercer centers on the remnants of humanity, who inhabit a gigantic, perpetually moving train that circles the globe. Class warfare, social injustice and the politics of survival play out in this riveting television adaptation, produced by Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Marty Adelstein and ITV Studios), based on the acclaimed movie of the same name. The series, which has been renewed for a season two, will debut in Spring of 2020 on TBS.


About Aspire Food Group
Aspire Food Group is a leading, award winning enterprise developing the most advanced edible insect farming technology in the world. Aspire leverages the unrivaled environmental sustainability of insect protein as a basis to address global food security and food sustainability. Aspire’s fully-automated, patent-pending and modular technology can be scaled to any size in any geography, allowing for the efficient farming of insect protein anywhere. Born out of the 2013 Hult Prize competition, Aspire was conceived after five MBA students from McGill University competed with over 10,000 teams from around the world to win the first prize of $1 million in seed capital.

2019 Comic-Con International: HBO activities and exclusives

June 27, 2019

Westworld
“Westworld” cast members Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood and Thandie Newton (Photo courtesy of HBO)

The following is a press release from HBO:

The HBO series HIS DARK MATERIALS, GAME OF THRONES and WESTWORLD are confirmed for panels and autograph signing sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2019.

WATCHMEN fans should keep a look out around the Gaslamp Quarter for a surprise in-world opportunity to engage with the new HBO series.

Below is information on the three panels.

Thursday, July 18

The HIS DARK MATERIALS panel in Hall H at 4:45 p.m. will include (in alphabetical order): James McAvoy (Lord Asriel), Dafne Keen (Lyra), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby), Jane Tranter (executive producer) and Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter).

Autograph signing is at 2:45 p.m.

Friday, July 19

The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 5:30 p.m. will include cast members (in alphabetical order): Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei of Naath), Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), Conleth Hill (Varys), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark). Other panelists include creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and director and executive producer Miguel Sapochnik.

Autograph signing is at 3:30 p.m.

July 17, 2019 UPDATE:  David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Miguel Sapochnik, Iain Glen and Nathalie Emmanuel have all canceled their appearances on the Comic-Con panel. The cancellations were supposedly due to scheduling conflicts, according to HBO. All the other previously announced “Game of Thrones” panelists will be at Comic-Con as scheduled.

Saturday, July 20

The WESTWORLD panel in Hall H at 1:15 p.m. will include creators, executive producers and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast members (in alphabetical order): Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood and Jeffrey Wright.

Autograph signing is at 11:45 a.m.

The autograph signings will take place in the DC Warner Bros. booth #4545. Attendees wishing to participate in autograph signings may log in to their Comic-Con Member ID account to submit their interest via the Exclusives Portal. WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s selection process and wristband distribution procedures. For more information visit www.comic-con.org/cci/exclusives.

HIS DARK MATERIALS fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @daemonsanddust and use #HisDarkMaterials to join the conversation.

GAME OF THRONES fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @GameofThrones and use #GoTSDCC to join the conversation.

WESTWORLD fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @WestworldHBO and use #WestworldSDCC to join the conversation.

PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change.

2019 Comic-Con International: Warner Bros. Television Group activities and exclusives

June 24, 2019

The following is a press release from Warner Bros. Television Group:

Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) joins in the celebration of Comic-Con(R) as it turns 50 this year, rolling out the red carpet in grand style for this historic milestone as stars and producers from 16 of the Studio’s fan-favorite series are scheduled to participate in Comic-Con International: San Diego from July 17-21. The 2019 edition of the world’s largest comic and pop culture festival will feature the final SDCC appearances of long-running hit WBTV series “Arrow” and “Supernatural,” as well as the world premiere screenings of highly anticipated DCTV series “Batwoman” and “Pennyworth,” plus the revival of “Veronica Mars.”

Warner Bros. Television highlights include:

· Farewell to “Arrow” and “Supernatural”: Fans attending Comic-Con will have their last chance to celebrate long-running hit series “Arrow” and “Supernatural” as they make their final appearances at SDCC: “Arrow” on Saturday in Ballroom 20 and “Supernatural” in its traditional Sunday slot in Hall H.

· Preview Night/World Premieres of “Batwoman,” “Pennyworth” and More: SDCC will be the place for world premiere screenings of the Arrow-verse’s newest DC Super Hero drama “Batwoman” (in advance of its Sunday, October 6, premiere at 8/7c on The CW) and DC origin story “Pennyworth” (prior to its Sunday, July 28, debut at 10/9c on EPIX) on preview night, Wednesday, July 17. WBTVG will also feature an advance sneak peek of the pilot episode for the highly anticipated FOX dramatic thriller “Prodigal Son,” starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen. And for those of you who like your Super Heroes a little more animated, we have something for you as well, with the world premiere of the upcoming DC UNIVERSE animated comedy series “Harley Quinn,” as well as a never-before-seen episode of the hit Cartoon Network series “Teen Titans GO!,” and more.

· World Premiere of “Veronica Mars”: The cult favorite returns after 10 years with Veronica (series star Kristen Bell) drawn into an epic eight-episode mystery as a series of bombs terrorize spring breakers in Neptune. Fans attending the show’s Friday panel will get to see the show’s first episode a week prior to its July 26 debut on Hulu.

· DC UNIVERSE Saturday Night: DC UNIVERSE fans can enjoy an evening of sneak peeks, first looks and breaking news for “Titans,” “Doom Patrol,” the second half of “Young Justice: Outsiders” and the upcoming animated comedy series “Harley Quinn” during a special two-hour event on Saturday night.

· Panels: Returning Comic-Con essentials “Arrow,” “Black Lightning,” “DC Super Hero Girls,” “The Flash,” “Legacies,” “Riverdale,” “Supergirl,” “Supernatural,” “Teen Titans GO!,” “Veronica Mars” and “Young Justice: Outsiders” are all back in San Diego, along with “Batwoman,” “Doom Patrol,” “Harley Quinn,” “Pennyworth” and “Titans” making their SDCC debuts.

· Warner Bros./DC Booth: The Studio’s massive multi-level booth #4545 will now more than ever become a must-visit destination on the convention floor, when Warner Bros. teams up with DC for an awesome mega-booth.

· Signings: Autograph signings will take place in the WB/DC booth #4545. WBTVG follows Comic-Con’s ticket drawing/wristband distribution procedure for all signings. Visit https://www.comic-con.org/cci/autographs for more info.

· @warnerbrostv on Social Media: For additional info on the Studio’s plans for Comic-Con and real-time updates during the convention, please follow @warnerbrostv on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook – official hashtag #WBSDCC – and visit http://comiccon.thewb.com.

· Social Media Contacts: To connect with WBTVG series, talent and producers in the social space, check out the social media contacts page here: http://comiccon.thewb.com/wbtv-social-media-contacts/

SPECIAL PREVIEW NIGHT SCREENINGS

WEDNESDAY, JULY 17

6:00-10:00 p.m. “Batwoman” and “Pennyworth” World Premieres and Special Sneak Peek Screenings – Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television Group proudly continue the annual Preview Night tradition with exclusive world premiere pilot screenings of the new series “Batwoman” and “Pennyworth,” exclusively for the Comic-Con audience. Additionally, WBTVG will screen the pilot of the highly anticipated FOX dramatic thriller “Prodigal Son,” starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen; the world premiere of DC UNIVERSE’s animated comedy series “Harley Quinn”; a never-before-seen episode of the hit Cartoon Network series “Teen Titans GO!”; and more. Ballroom 20

WBTVG/WBA SERIES SCHEDULE

PLEASE NOTE: Series stars and creative teams scheduled to attend are subject to change. Additional information on panel sessions, signings and other events will be provided as news breaks.

THURSDAY, JULY 18

3:15-4:15 p.m. “Teen Titans GO!” Brand-New Episode Screening and Q&A – Room 6DE

FRIDAY, JULY 19

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m. “Veronica Mars” World Premiere Screening and Q&A – Ballroom 20

12:30-1:30 p.m. “DC Super Hero Girls” Brand-New Episode Screening and Q&A — Room 6DE

3:15-4:15 p.m. “Legacies” Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Room 6BCF

4:30-5:30 p.m.” Pennyworth” Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Room 6BCF

8:00-9:00 p.m. “Rooster Teeth” Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Room 6DE

SATURDAY, JULY 20

10:30-11:45 a.m. “Batwoman” Pilot Screening and Q&A – Ballroom 20

3:30-4:15 p.m. “Arrow” Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Ballroom 20

4:15-5:00 p.m. “Supergirl” Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Ballroom 20

5:00-5:45 p.m. “Black Lightning” Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Ballroom 20

5:45-6:30 p.m. “The Flash” Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Ballroom 20

7:00-9:00 p.m. DC UNIVERSE Series Sneak Previews and Q&A – Indigo Ballroom

SUNDAY, JULY 21

10:30-11:30 a.m. “Supernatural” Special Video Presentation and Q&A – Hall H

11:45 a.m.-12:45p.m. “Riverdale” Special Video Presentation and Q&A — Hall H

Legendary caped crusader Batman celebrates his 80th Anniversary this year, and paying tribute to this milestone, Warner Bros. Television Group (WBTVG) will feature two highly anticipated upcoming Bat-related DC dramas — The CW’s “Batwoman” and EPIX original series “Pennyworth” — on the official hotel keycards of Comic-Con 2019. In addition to WBTVG producing keys for “Batwoman” and “Pennyworth,” HBO will also release an exclusive “Watchmen” keycard that will be available to fans at SDCC.

With more than 40,000 branded room keys available at nearly 40 participating major hotels throughout the San Diego area during Comic-Con, fans will find doors opening all over the city thanks to the Wayne family fortune — and a group of outlaw superheroes.

  • “Pennyworth” premieres Sunday, July 28, at 9/8c on EPIX. Executive produced by Bruno Heller (“Gotham,” “The Mentalist”) and Danny Cannon (“Gotham,” “CSI” series), the one-hour drama from Warner Horizon Scripted Television is an origin story that follows Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier who forms a security company in 1960s London and goes to work with Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), Bruce Wayne’s billionaire father.
  • “Batwoman” premieres Sunday, October 6, at 8/7c on The CW. From Warner Bros. Television and executive producers Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”), Caroline Dries (“The Vampire Diaries,” “Smallville”), Geoff Johns (“Wonder Woman,” “Aquaman”) and Sarah Schechter (“Supergirl,” “Black Lightning”), the latest series in Berlanti Productions’ DCTV Arrow-verse follows Kate Kane (Ruby Rose), a highly trained street fighter who soars onto the streets of Gotham as Batwoman.
  • “Watchmen” debuts in fall 2019 on HBO. Set in an alternate history where “superheroes” are treated as outlaws, this drama series from executive producer Damon Lindelof embraces the nostalgia of the original groundbreaking graphic novel of the same name while attempting to break new ground of its own. “Watchmen” is produced for HBO by White Rabbit in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producer/writer Damon Lindelof, executive producer/director Nicole Kassell, executive producer Tom Spezialy, executive producer/director Stephen Williams and executive producer Joseph Iberti. The series is based on the graphic novel co-created and illustrated by Dave Gibbons and published by DC.

Comic-Con Museum announces The Gathering inaugural fundraising event

June 4, 2019

The following is a press release from Comic-Con Museum:

The Comic-Con Museum announced today it will hold its first annual fundraising event, The Gathering on Wednesday July 17, 2019 from 5:00pm to midnight, to coincide with the opening of Comic-Con International. The Gathering, held at the Museum’s home in San Diego’s Balboa Park, will be a yearly fundraising event that brings fans together in celebration of their favorite pop culture characters and to preview what is to come at the Comic-Con Museum (CCM). It will also help to raise critical funds for the construction of CCM scheduled to open in 2021.

This special evening will feature an introduction of The Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame (CCM-CHF) and a tribute to Batman, its inaugural inductee. On the occasion of Batman’s 80th Anniversary, a ceremony honoring DC’s most popular Super Hero will be the centerpiece of the event.

Kicking-off at 5:00pm, a “Black Carpet Reception” will allow guests to visit Gotham City inside CCM, complete with displays of authentic Batman props, memorabilia and interactive experiences. Starting at 7:00pm, guests will experience “The Main Event,” the highlight which will be the Dark Knight’s induction to the CCM-CHF and special guest appearances. And to close out the night, at 9:00pm party-goers can dance the night away at the “After Party” featuring immersive entertainment.

“We are excited to announce we have created a new way in which to honor iconic characters from comics and popular culture with the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame,” said Adam Smith, Executive Director of the Comic-Con Museum, “and we are equally excited to reveal Batman as our first inductee.  2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of DC’s Batman who has become a truly global icon of popular culture.”

The 68,000 square foot Museum is planned as an experiential pop-culture wonderland featuring rotating immersive exhibits, theaters of varying sizes and extensive educational programming. Open both day and night time, the Museum will cater to the interests and passions of fans of all ages. A common thread connecting those passions are the timeless characters who have shaped popular culture; CCM will pay tribute to them in a key exhibit, the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame.

Tickets and sponsorship packages to the historic event are available now, including an affordable ‘after party’ option for fans and industry professionals that are attending Preview Night, via the museum website Comic-ConMuseum.org/events. Proceeds from ticket sales, silent and live auctions and sponsorships, will directly benefit the Museum’s $35.6 million capital fundraising campaign.

Sponsors of The Gathering include:
Title: DC and Warner Bros.; Presenting: U.S. Bank; Gold: Chosen Foods, SDG&E, Kaiser Permanente and Reprohaus; Silver: Sycuan Casino & Resort; and Bronze: Wells Fargo.

Fans can join in on social media using the hashtags #ComicConMuseum #Batman80 and #LongLiveTheBat

Links to:
www.Comic-ConMuseum.org/events
www.Batman80.com

2018 Comic-Con International: Conan O’Brien’s Team Coco House comedy club makes its debut

July 13, 2018

Conan O'Brien
Conan O’Brien (Photo by Chris Haston/Bravo)

The following is a press release from TBS:

Team Coco and TBS are bringing Conan O’Brien’s unique brand of comedy to San Diego in a nightly pop-up comedy club.  TEAMCOCOHOUSE will be open beginning Wednesday July 18 through Saturday July 21. Located at 327 Fourth Ave, a few blocks from the convention center, TEAMCOCOHOUSE will showcase a daily lineup of comics handpicked by Conan, podcasts, panels, screenings, giveaways and special appearances by friends of Team Coco, as well as O’Brien himself.

Continuing to build on the promise of a recently announced joint venture with Turner, Team Coco will aggressively increase its footprint into linear, digital and live formats by collaborating with a team of established and up and coming comics, adding comedy showcases, touring, specials and podcasts. TEAMCOCOHOUSE is a major early realization of these goals.

Team Coco will continue to bring funny everywhere, having a mix of fan interaction, live comedy, podcast recording all in one intimate space that will add to the overall CONAN experience at Comic-Con® International this year.
TEAMCOCOHOUSE runs in conjunction with CONAN‘s Comic-Con® International shows being taped at San Diego’s historic Spreckels Theatre onWednesday, July 18– Saturday, July 21.

“TEAMCOCOHOUSE is the perfect place for fans of our brand of comedy to see some of the very talented people that inspire me,” added Conan O’Brien.  “I intend to hang out there way too much and creep everyone out.”

Team Coco-produced FINAL SPACE will feature two special events.  Olan Rogers and Coty Galloway invite you to “Eat-A-Slice with Final Space” at 11pm on Thursday July 19th. In addition Olan Rogers will host a Final Space Table Read with Tika Sumpter, Tom Kenny, Coty Galloway and special guests on Friday, July 20 at 7pm.

TEAMCOCOHOUSE will feature appearances by Conan O’Brien, Vir Das, Rory Scovel, Moshe Kasher, Big Jay Oakerson, Flula Borg, Laurie Kilmartin, The Kondabolu Brothers podcast, Joel Kim Booster, Marina Franklin, Brian Kiley, Taylor Tomlinson, Coty Galloway, Nore Davis, Andres du Bouchet, Matthew Broussard, Tom Kenny, Tika Sumpter, Levi MacDougall, Jimmy Pardo, Hayes Davenport, Olan Rogers, Sean Clements, Moses Storm, and more.

The full TEAMCOCOHOUSE schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, July 18: “Playing Games Podcast with Jimmy Pardo,” a funny and fast-paced pop culture trivia game show hosted by comedian and veteran game show host Jimmy Pardo at 5pm.  A rare chance to see India’s biggest comedy star, Vir Das, perform a full hour show at 7pm. Team Coco’s hit LA live show, “Team Coco presents Up & Up with Moses Storm” at 9pm. Nore Davis (“You Guys Are Dope”) will be hosting “Run The Jokes” a showcase of some of Team Coco’s favorite comedians at 11pm.

Thursday, July 19: Comedians will poke fun at some of the biggest icons in Science Fiction during “Sci-Fi Comedy Death Match” with Matthew Broussard at 3pm.  The Legendary “Kondabolu Brothers” of Queens will record an episode of their popular podcast live at 5pm.  One of the most exciting comedians working today, Rory Scovel (“I Feel Pretty”) will perform a full hour at 7pm.  The writers of Conan will perform stand-up at 9pm.  Olan Rogers and Coty Galloway invite you to “Eat-A-Slice with Final Space” at 11pm.

Friday, July 20: Hayes Davenport and Sean Clements host “The Hollywood Handbook” podcast at 3pm.  “Run The Jokes” at 5pm.  Olan Rogers will host a Final Space Table Read with special guests Tika Sumpter, Tom Kenny, Coty Galloway and others at 7pm.  Comedians will perform some of their most personal material on Taylor Tomlinson’s “Working It Out” at 9pm.  Big Jay Oakerson (HBO’s Crashing) is bringing his sellout show, “Big Jay Oakerson’s What’s Your F#@King Deal?” where comedians roast the audience, from New York’s famed Comedy Cellar to San Diego at 11pm.

Saturday, July 21: “Sci-Fi Comedy Death Match” with Matthew Broussard at 3pm.  Comedian, author, and actor Moshe Kasher will record a live episode of his podcast, “Hound Tall Discussion” at 5pm.  “Run The Jokes” at 7pm.  “Working It Out” at 9pm.  “Big Jay Oakerson’s What’s Your F#@King Deal?”  at 11pm.

For more information please visit http://www.tbs.com/teamcocohouse.

About TBS’s CONAN

TBS’s Emmy®-winning late-night series CONAN, hosted by Conan O’Brien, airs weeknights at 11 p.m. (ET/PT). The show, which draws the youngest audience of any hour-long late-night series, is produced by Conaco LLC, with Jeff Ross serving as executive producer.

Website: www.teamcoco.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/teamcoco/
Twitter: twitter.com/teamcoco/ | twitter.com/conanobrien/
YouTube: youtube.com/teamcoco/

 

About TBS

TBS, a division of Turner, is one of basic cable’s top entertainment networks with young adults, and home to the most popular and critically acclaimed comedies on cable — Angie TribecaCONANThe DetourFull Frontal with Samantha BeeThe Guest Book The Last O.G.Search Partyand Wrecked — as well as animated series American Dad!Final Space and Tarantula. TBS’ slate of unscripted series includes competition show Drop the Mic and Snoop Dogg Presents The Joker’s Wild. Upcoming comedies include Miracle Workers and Close Enough. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Brooklyn Nine-NineFamily GuyThe Cleveland ShowBob’s BurgersThe Big Bang TheoryNew Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball’s regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner’s eSports gaming competition.

Website: www.tbs.com
Pressroom: www.turner.com/pressroom/united-states/tbs
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/TBS
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TBSNetwork
Twitter: twitter.com/tbsnetwork | twitter.com/TBSPR

The TBS app is available for iOS, Android and other platforms and devices.

Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult SwimBleacher ReportBoomerangCartoon NetworkCNNELEAGUEFilmStruckGreat Big StoryHLNiStreamPlanetSuper DeluxeTBSTurner Classic Movies (TCM)TNTtruTV and Turner Sports.

2018 Comic-Con International: ABC activities and exclusives

July 11, 2018

“The Rookie” star Nathan Fillion (Photo courtesy of ABC)

The following is a press release from ABC:

As the home of today’s hottest hit series and the origin of countless iconic brands, ABC is a powerhouse in the realm of dynamic storytelling. This year, explore the world of ABC with an interactive fan experience spanning multiple genres. Meet the stars of hit series, immerse yourself in a high-tech multicam show environment and score limited edition collectibles. Visit the ABC guest counter for more details and to register for cast signings.

ABC will be bringing the star power to Comic-Con 2018 with talent appearances from some of the network’s most popular and exciting series. Meet and greet, and autograph signings will be taking place at the ABC booth (#4245) on the convention floor from Friday, July 20–Sunday, July 22; and exclusive merchandise will be available for purchase from Wednesday, July 18–Sunday, July 22.

Below is a schedule of exclusive signing dates/times (talent participation, subject to change):

FRIDAY, JULY 20

Nathan Fillion in "The Rookie" (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC)
Nathan Fillion in “The Rookie” (Photo by Tony Rivetti/ABC)

4:00 PM                      THE ROOKIE – Nathan Fillion (“Castle,” “Firefly”)

THE ROOKIE:
Facebook: @TheRookieABC
Twitter: @TheRookie
Instagram: @therookieabc
Hashtag: #TheRookie

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21

“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” stars Henry Simmons, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Chloe Bennet, Clark Gregg, Ming-Na Wen,Elizabeth Henstridge and Iain De Caestecker  (Photo by Matthias Clamer/ABC)

11:00 AM                    MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. – Chloe Bennet, Iain De Caestecker, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, Henry Simmons, Jeff Ward and Ming-Na Wen, as well as executive producers Jeff Bell, Jed Whedon, Maurissa Tancharoen and Jeph Loeb

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.:
Facebook: @AgentsofShield
Twitter: @agentsofshield
Instagram: @agentsofshield
Hashtag: #agentsofshield

Scott Foley and Lauren Cohan in “Whiskey Cavalier” (Photo by Larry D. Horricks/ABC)

12:45 PM-1:45 PM      WHISKEY CAVALIER – Lauren Cohan (“The Walking Dead”)

WHISKEY CAVALIER:
Facebook: @WhiskeyCavalierABC
Twitter: @whiskeycav
Instagram: @whiskeycavalierabc
Hashtag: #WhiskeyCavalier

“The Goldbergs” stars Hayley Orrantia, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey Troy Gentile, George Segal and Jeff Garlin (Photo by Craig Sjodin/ABC)

3:00 PM                      THE GOLDBERGS/SCHOOLED – Jeff Garlin, Troy Gentile, Sean Giambrone, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Hayley Orrantia and AJ Michalka (“Schooled”)

THE GOLDBERGS:
Facebook: @TheGoldbergsABC
Twitter: @TheGoldbergsABC
Instagram: @thegoldbergsabc
Hashtag: #TheGoldbergs

SCHOOLED:
Facebook: @SchooledABC
Twitter: @schooledabc
Instagram: @schooledabc
Hashtag: #Schooled

SUNDAY, JULY 22

11:00 AM                    ONCE UPON A TIME – Lana Parrilla (“Evil Queen/Roni”)
ONCE UPON A TIME
Facebook: @OnceABC
Twitter: @OnceABC
Instagram: @onceabcofficial
Hashtag: #OnceUponATime

“Child Support” host Fred Savage (Photo by Lisa Rose/ABC)

1:00 PM                      TGIF – Forrest Wheeler (“Fresh Off the Boat”), John Ross Bowie (“Speechless”), Cedric Yarbrough (“Speechless”) and Fred Savage (“Child Support”)

FRESH OFF THE BOAT:
Facebook: @FreshOffTheBoatABC
Twitter: @FreshOffABC
Instagram: @freshofftheboatabc
Hashtag: #FreshOffTheBoat

SPEECHLESS:
Facebook: @SpeechlessABC
Twitter: @Speechless_ABC
Instagram: @speechlessabc
Hashtag: #Speechless

CHILD SUPPORT:
Facebook: @childsupportabc
Twitter: @ABCChildSupport
Instagram: @abcchildsupport
Hashtag: #ChildSupport

In addition to the meet-and-greet opportunities, the ABC booth will offer fans the opportunity to purchase exclusive merchandise from such series as “Alias,” “Blossom,” “Dinosaurs,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Golden Girls,” “Home Improvement,” “Once Upon a Time,” “Scrubs” and “School House Rocks!” Among the exclusives available at the booth are the following:

“The Golden Girls” San Diego Exclusive Mystery Box
Limited edition “The Golden Girls” “Stay Golden San Diego” 3-inch enamel pin
Limited edition “The Golden Girls” “Stay Golden San Diego” 11-ounce mug
Limited edition “The Golden Girls” “Stay Golden San Diego” lanyard, featuring a detachable keychain and cheesecake charm
Limited edition “Once Upon A Time” Dark One Dagger 7-inch letter opener
Limited edition “Schoolhouse Rocks!” print poster (11 inches by 14 inches), autographed by co-creator George Newall
Limited edition “LOST” two-pack 1.5-inch enamel pin set, featuring the Dharma Arrow logo and Dharma Swan logo

2018 Comic-Con International: Adult Swim activations and exclusives

July 10, 2018

The following is a press release from Adult Swim:

Adult Swim is headed back to San Diego Comic Con with a unique spin on a favorite summer pastime. Fans can ditch their sleeping bags and pack their enthusiasm for a weekend that is sure to make everyone a happy camper. In addition, Comic Con attendees will get a first look at all-new programming at celebrity-filled panels and enjoy free signings featuring series stars, creators and producers from audience-favorites Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros., FLCL, and Dream Corp LLC. 

Campers will experience the outdoors in a way that only Adult Swim could give them. Park entrance is free for fans 18+ and is right behind the convention center at 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way, Thursday through Sunday, with exciting fan programming at night Thursday through Saturday.

Amenities of the park include all-new games like canoe races and archery contests, chainsaw-wielding wood carvers, merit badges and tasty eats from the hot dog roaster. Provided by State Farm ®, lockers will be on-site tokeep fans’ stuff safe while they jump in canoes to race other campers. Collectible merit badges can be earned by campers who make the most of their park experience. Look for Badge Badger and State Farm brand ambassadors, who will be awarding badges to stand-out campers who are best prepared for the con (think sunscreen and hydration!).

Also, new this year is the Camp Store, which will be open late and is a must for all campers to stock up on exclusive Adult Swim merchandise. A SDCC badge is required for purchase. Fans can find more information and register for access to the park at AdultSwimPresents.com.

Campers both in the park and all around the country will enjoy live broadcasts of staple streaming shows including FishCenter, Stupid Morning Bullshit, Williams Street Swap Shop, and more! Celebrity guests will be stopping by throughout the convention to chat all weekend long. The streams will be live starting at 3:00pm PT Thursday through Sunday and run late into the night. Fans stuck in line (or at home) can watch anywhere live at AdultSwim.com.

In true Adult Swim fashion, when the sun goes down, the fans can come and unwind with free screenings and activities. Nighttime on the Green this year will feature the future of Adult Swim; fans can watch the latest episodes and pilots, indulge in the camp-favorite S’mores Station featuring fun-size SNICKERS ® bars, and get access to special talent.

For fans who want even more Rick and Morty, SNICKERS ® is bringing the #Rickmobile to San Diego all week long! Track the mad scientist’s movements on social media as the custom mobile pop-up shop stocked with exclusive Rick and Morty items makes its way across the city.

If that’s not enough, below is a full list of Adult Swim show panels and talent signings for Friday, July 20 – Saturday, July 21. Panels and signings, as well as talent scheduled to appear, are subject to change. For continuing information about Adult Swim’s plans at Comic Con fans can sign up for details and daily schedules at AdultSwimPresents.com.

ADULT SWIM SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, JULY 19 
Adult Swim Camp – 5th Avenue Landing and Convention Way
4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

8:00 p.m. – “Things You’ve Never Seen” Screening

  • A night of specials and original pilots brought to fans by SNICKERS.

10:00 p.m. – Last Stream on the Left Live!

  • A live broadcast of popular podcast

11:00 p.m. – Let’s Play Pool Panic Live!

  • Join Adult Swim Games for a late-night of gameplay and friendly multiplayer competition.

FRIDAY, JULY 20 
Adult Swim Camp – 5thAvenue Landing and Convention Way
4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

8:00 p.m. – AS Cosplay Competition Hosted by Henry Zebrowski 

  • We invite cosplayers to show off their inspired creations, don their best Adult Swim themed garb and strut their stuff! Awards will be passed out and bragging rights will last a lifetime.

8:30 p.m. –  The Venture Bros. Fan Event

  • Fans will watch two episodes from the new season of The Venture Bros. Creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Public on hand to reveal secrets of the new season in a special Q&A session.

10:00 p.m. – Let’s Play Pool Panic Live!

  • Join Adult Swim Games for a late-night of gameplay and friendly multiplayer competition.

PANEL BLOCK– Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
FLCL
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Fan favorite FLCL travels to San Diego to discuss the revival of one the most insane anime series ever created, from the legendary studio Production I.G and Adult Swim. Members from the original team will be joined by a new generation of creators. Panelists include Production I.G. CEO Mitsuhisa Ishikawa, producer Maki Terashima-Furuta, voice talents Marieve Herington (How I Met Your Mother), Megan Harvey and Kari Wahlgren (Rick and Morty), ADR director Stephanie Sheh and Adult Swim’s senior vice president of on-air Jason DeMarco. Moderated by Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCLBatman Ninja).

Dream Corp LLC
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Creator Daniel Stessen(The Gold Sparrow) and cast members Jon Gries (Napoleon DynamiteNick Rutherford(The Unicorn)Mark Proksch(Apollo Gauntlet) and Ahmed Bharoocha (Dead Kevin) invite you for a first look at the new season of DREAM CORP LLC, premiering this Fall on Adult Swim. Moderated by Jimmi Simpson (Westworld)

The Venture Bros.
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Cult-favorite The Venture Bros. makes its heroic return to San Diego Comic-Con.Along with James Urbaniak (Difficult People) and Michael Sinterniklaas (FLCL, Your Name), co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer will take the stage to discuss the upcoming seventh season of their original series and answer fan questions.

Robot Chicken 
2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
Hot on the heels of its ninth season, Robot Chicken returns to SDCC for another celebration of stop-motion sketch madness, armed with never-before-seen clips and super-secret sneak peeks! Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich will be joined by executive producers/co-head writers Douglas Goldstein and Tom Root, actor/writer Breckin Meyer (Herbie: Fully Loaded), writer/director Tom Sheppard and — hey look! It’s actor/writer (and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend co-creator/star) Rachel Bloom! Plus, they’ll leave a chair open for a special guest… Or maybe just biblical superstar Elijah. Moderated by Keith Crofford, senior vice president of production for Adult Swim.

SATURDAY, JULY 22 
Adult Swim Camp – 5thAvenue Landing and Convention Way
4:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

7:15 p.m. – Toonami Pre-Flight to with TOM and SARA 

  • Get behind-the-scenes info from show hosts Jason DeMarco and Gill Austin, Steve Blum (voice of TOM) and Dana Swanson (voice of SARA).

8:15 p.m. – The Pillows Live In Concert

  • A event not to be missed! Special live concert to celebrate the new seasons of FLCL.

10:00 p.m. – Rick and Morty Fan Event

  • The fan favorite show is back for a special event! Admission is extremely limited so fans should register at AdultSwimPresents.com for details on how to receive event wristbands.

ADULT SWIM SIGNINGS*
Location: Sails Pavilion, San Diego Convention Center

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.            The Venture Bros

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.              Dream Corp LLC. 

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.              Robot Chicken

*The drawing for AS Signing tickets will begin at 9A on Saturday, July 21 in the Sails Pavilion of the Convention Center. Attendees who wish to participate in the drawing must be in the Limited Signings line in the lobby of Ballroom 20 prior to 8:30A. Winning tickets will be exchanged for admittance wristbands. Attendees may return to the end of the Limited Signings line until all winning tickets have been drawn. One winning ticket per person, per signing.

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.

About Turner

Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult SwimBleacher ReportBoomerangCartoon NetworkCNNELEAGUEFilmStruckGreat Big StoryHLNiStreamPlanetSuper DeluxeTBSTurner Classic Movies (TCM)TNTtruTV and Turner Sports

Connect with Adult Swim

Website:www.adultswim.com
Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/adultswim
Twitter:http://twitter.com/adultswim
Adult Swim app available for iOS and Android Platforms.

2018 Comic-Con International: USA Network presents ‘The Purge’ panel and activation

July 10, 2018

The following is a press release from USA Network:

USA Network is coming to San Diego Comic-Con this year with an immersive activation and panel for the eagerly awaited television series “The Purge.” Based on the worldwide phenomenon film franchise, the series will debut on USA on Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c. “The First Purge” is now in theaters.

On Thursday, July 19, USA will open the doors of America’s first “Purge City” store, an immersive experience in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslamp District, to the public. Transporting fans into the world of “The Purge,” “Purge City” is a tongue-in-cheek, one-stop shop for the perfect Purge Night, where friendly “Purge City” staff help visitors browse the aisles for items from emergency candles to masks to energy drinks – to help citizens stay safe and awake for the 12 hours of annual lawlessness.

Shoppers can also enjoy Purge photo opportunities and browse an area dedicated to the political rise of the New Founding Fathers of America, from the first Purge experiment on Staten Island to subsequent annual Purge Nights. “Purge City” will be open for business at 215 Tony Gwynn Drive – from Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 11 AM until 7 PM and Sunday, July 22 from 11 AM until 4 PM.

On Saturday, July 21 from 5:15-6:15 PM (Room 6BCF at the San Diego Convention Center), producer Jason Blum and the creators of the blockbuster film franchise will come together for a special panel that gives an exclusive inside look into how they’re expanding “The Purge’s” universe into television. Cast members from both the hit new feature film “The First Purge” – currently in theaters – and the upcoming television series will also be on hand to offer their own perspectives on the world.

Panelists include Blum (“Get Out,” “Split”), founder of Blumhouse Productions and producer of “The Purge” film franchise and the all-new series; premiere episode director Anthony Hemingway (“Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.”); franchise creator James DeMonaco, executive producer of “The Purge” films and “The Purge” series; “The First Purge” star Lex Scott Davis (“SuperFly”); film franchise and “The Purge” series producer Brad Fuller (“A Quiet Place,” “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre”); “The Purge” series showrunner Tom Kelly; and “The Purge” series stars Amanda Warren, Gabriel Chavarria and Fiona Dourif. Moderated by Ryan Turek from Shock Waves Podcast.

About “The Purge” Series:

Simulcast Premiere on USA Network and SYFY on Tuesday, 9/4 at 10/9c

Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, “The Purge” revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night. “The Purge” is written and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise ?are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sébastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R) -winner Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.

About USA Network

USA Network, the leader in cable entertainment, offers a powerful stable of dramatic, comedic and unscripted originals in more than 102 million U.S. homes. The network also features spectacular live television, a dynamic portfolio of acquired series and the best in blockbuster blockbuster theatrical films and entertainment events. A trailblazer in digital innovation and storytelling, USA is defining, driving and setting the industry standard for Social TV. USA is a program service of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, a division of NBCUniversal. USA’s award-winning website is located at http://www.usanetwork.com. Watch USA Network anywhere: On Demand, online or across mobile and connected TVs.

2018 Comic-Con International: History activities and exclusives

July 9, 2018

The following is a press release from History:

History’s hit drama series “Vikings” returns to San Diego Comic-Con with several exciting opportunities for fans including a cast panel in Ballroom 20 that will reveal an exclusive mid-season five trailer, a Seer inspired booth on the convention floor, and an exclusive SDCC comic book entitled “Vikings: Causor.”

Additionally, History’s upcoming new UFO drama series “Project Blue Book” will make its SDCC debut with a cast panel and a unique, outside activation featuring real UFO cases and an attempt to make contact with life beyond earth from San Diego grounds. Executive produced by Robert Zemeckis, the drama series is inspired by the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969 and stars Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”) and Michael Malarkey (“The Vampire Diaries”). History will also offer fans the opportunity to take home an exclusive “Project Blue Book” inspired comic book entitled “Project Blue Book – Case #1972.”

Please see details below and join in on the conversation by using #VikingsSDCC @HistoryVikings and #BlueBookSDCC.

HISTORY’s “VIKINGS” PANEL – Friday, July 20 from 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. – Ballroom 20
The cast of History’s hit drama series “Vikings,” including Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Clive Standen (“Rollo”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”), Alex Høgh Andersen (“Ivar the Boneless”), Georgia Hirst (“Torvi”) and creator/writer, Michael Hirst, will get fans excited about the upcoming midseason premiere by discussing last season’s startling alliances, deaths and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world. An exclusive mid-season five sneak peek will be revealed. Cast subject to change.

HISTORY’s NEW DRAMA SERIES “PROJECT BLUE BOOK” PANEL – Saturday, July 21 from 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Room 6A
HISTORY’s upcoming new drama series “Project Blue Book” is inspired by the work of Dr. J Allen Hynek and the true, top secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969. Series stars Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”), Michael Malarkey(“The Vampire Diaries”), Neal McDonough (“Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow”) and Laura Mennell (“Alphas,” Watchmen), along with producers, will share details about what’s to come in the new series and reveal a sneak peek of the first season. Cast subject to change.

PROJECT BLUE BOOK HEADQUARTERS – July 19-22 from 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 22) – Petco Parking Lot
HISTORY is giving SDCC attendees an exclusive sneak peek into the world of its upcoming drama series “Project Blue Book.” A top-secret government sector of the United States Air Force, Project Blue Book investigated the presence of UFOs and related phenomena on our planet.

Located in the Petco Parking Lot, Project Blue Book HQ will bring these real UFO cases back to life with immersive experiences, including a chance to send a message billions of miles into space in an attempt to answer the timeless question: is there life beyond earth?

VIKINGS “SEER’S LAIR” CONVENTION CENTER BOOTH – July 19-22 from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily (9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 22) – Booth #4215
Only the Seer knows what lies ahead in the upcoming season of History’s “Vikings” and this year at San Diego Comic-Con, fans have the opportunity to enter his lair and consult him about their own future in a hyper-shareable photo prophecy. Join us and see what the future has in store for you!

VIKINGS Comic Book – Series Creator Michael Hirst, Story and Cover by Andi Ewington, Artwork by Daniel Indro
Custom, limited edition VIKINGS comic books will be given to select fans who visit History’s “Seer’s Lair” convention center booth. In this exclusive comic book for SDCC, after the battle between Ragnar Lothbrok’s sons ends in chaos, the wrath of Thor comes down upon scavengers who have stolen Lagertha’s hammer amulet found in Astrid’s dying hands.

PROJECT BLUE BOOK Comic Book – Creator & Story by David O’Leary, Executive Produced by Robert Zemeckis, Sean Jablonski, Jack Rapke and Jackie Levine, Written by George Mann, Artwork by Mann House
Custom, limited edition “Project Blue Book” comic books will be given to select fans who visit the “Vikings” convention center booth and the “Project Blue Book Headquarters” activation on the Petco Parking Lot. In this exclusive comic book for SDCC, characters Dr. Allen Hynek and Captain Michael Quinn investigate real life Project Blue Book case #1972: The Pittsburg Kansas UFO encounter and interview William Squyres, a radio station musician who claims he saw a low-hovering object with clearly-defined windows and shadowy figures who may or may not have been human.

About “Vikings”
“Vikings” is the critically acclaimed series from creator and sole writer Michael Hirst (Academy Award® winning film Elizabeth and the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated series “The Tudors”) and is a family saga that tells the remarkable tales of the lives and epic adventures of the raiders and explorers of the Dark Ages. Across all platforms, the last season of “Vikings” averaged 11.2 million viewers per episode. “Vikings” is a top five drama across all of cable this year, and finished its season as the #1 original series on cable on Wednesday nights among all key demographics (Live+SD). Vikings averaged 3.7 million total viewers in Live+7.

In the mid-season five finale, legendary Viking Rollo (Clive Standen) returns just as the divide between the Lothbrok family climaxes with Ragnar’s sons battling each other to rule the world. The long-awaited faceoff ends with a strategic victory going to Ivar the Boneless (Alex Høgh Andersen) who vows vengeance on his betrayers with a direct target on Lagertha’s (Katheryn Winnick) back. Last seen in an unstable state and losing her appearance as a fierce Viking warrior, Lagertha is hopeful she will regain her spot in Kattegat as its rightful leader.

Season five cast includes series regulars Jonathan Rhys Meyers as “Bishop Heahmund” along with Katheryn Winnick (“Lagertha”), Gustaf Skarsgård (“Floki”), Alex Høgh Andersen (“Ivar the Boneless”), Alexander Ludwig (“Bjorn”), Georgia Hirst (“Torvi”), Peter Franzen (“King Harald”), Jordan Patrick Smith (“Ubbe”) and Marco Ilsø (“Hvitserk”).

“Vikings” is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by TM Productions and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television serves as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. “Vikings” is produced in association with Corus Entertainment.

About “Project Blue Book”
“Project Blue Book” is based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969. The series is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a brilliant college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead this clandestine operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

“Project Blue Book” is an A+E Studios production in association with Compari Entertainment, a division of ImageMovers. Robert Zemeckis (Contact, Back to the Future, Forrest Gump), Jack Rapke (Cast Away, Flight) and Jackie Levine (Allied, The Walk) are executive producers for Compari Entertainment. David O’Leary serves as creator, co-executive producer and writer, with Sean Jablonski (“Suits,” “Nip/Tuck”) serving as showrunner, executive producer and writer. Barry Jossen serves as executive producer. Arturo Interian is the executive in charge of production for HISTORY. The drama stars Aidan Gillen (“Game of Thrones”), Michael Malarkey (“The Vampire Diaries”), Laura Mennell (Watchmen, “The Man in the High Castle”),Ksenia Solo (Black Swan), Neal McDonough (“Arrow,” “Legends of Tomorrow”) and Michael Harney (“Orange Is The New Black,” Soy Nero).