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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Comic-Con @ Home Schedule Now Available

Although the physical gathering of San Diego Comic-Con has been cancelled due to the coronavirus, pop culture fans can still get their annual fix with Comic-Con @ Home. Taking place between July 22-26, the virtual nerd Mecca is totally FREE and set to feature all the panels, sneak peeks, interviews, Q&As, and more that fans have come to expect from SDCC and cons like it.

With the exception of Warner Bros., which is hosting its own online jamboree, all the usual studios, networks, creatives, and actors have signed up for the three-day digital bonanza. To help you navigate these unprecedented waters, SYFY WIRE has put together a list of everything you need to know about the content coming to Comic-Con@Home.

The general con schedule of events can be found right here. All times are PT. Starts today, July 22, at 3:00 PM. Don't miss the fun!

Here are some highlights:
SYFY Channel

Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Comic-Con wouldn’t be Comic-Con without Todd McFarlane — the innovative artist and entrepreneur who is the subject of the brand new SYFY WIRE documentary film, Todd McFarlane: Like Hell I Won't. McFarlane, the creative mastermind behind Spawn and some of Marvel Comics’ most well-known artwork, is known for (quite literally) breaking down barriers. To celebrate the documentary and McFarlane’s achievements, join a panel of industry greats as they commend McFarlane on his contributions to the industry, while simultaneously poking fun at the man who essentially "raised hell" to get where he is today.  

  • Van Helsing

Thursday, July 23rd at 5:00 p.m.

Series stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Aleks Paunovic (Continuum), Keeya King (Jigsaw) and Nicole Munoz (Defiance) will join showrunner Jonathan Lloyd Walker, and executive producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes to give fans a first taste of what’s in store for the explosive fifth and final season in a Q&A moderated by producer Morris Chapdelaine. The hour-long horror is the first dramatic series to return to production in Canada and is still expected to premiere this fall with 13 all-new episodes to conclude its epic tale.

  • SYFY Presents: TZGZ's Adult Animated Origins

Friday, July 24 at 6:00 p.m.

Prepare to depart on a journey of animated bliss and get a first look at four new originals coming to TZGZ, SYFY’s late-night adult animation block! Take a magical “trip” with the fantastically flustered High Wizard as he transports us into the zany worlds of each new show. Moderated by Baron Vaughn (SYFY WIRE’s The Great Debate), join the creators and celebrity voices of Wild LifeHell DenMagical Girl Friendship Squad, and Devil May Care for an exclusive sneak peek at the future of late night animation on SYFY.

  • Wynonna Earp

Saturday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Join us for a panel featuring Emily Andras, Melanie Scrofano, Tim Rozon, Dominique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, and Varun Saranga. Check out the new trailer here and check out the season remiere Sunday, July 26.


  • Fear the Walking Dead

Friday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m.

Fear's panel also counts Hardwick as MC, bringing aboard Gimple; showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg; and cast members Lennie James (Morgan), Alycia Debnam-Carey (Alicia), Colman Domingo (Victor), Danay Garcia (Luciana), Karen David (Grace), Jenna Elfman (June), and Rubén Blades (Daniel).

  • The Walking Dead

Friday, July 24 at 1:00 p.m.

The main show will tease out its Season 10 finale ("A Certain Doom"), whose air date was delayed by the health crisis. Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead) is moderating a panel with The Walking Dead Universe Chief Content Officer Scott M. Gimple; showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang; executive producer and Season 10 finale director Greg Nicotero; and cast members Norman Reedus (Daryl), Melissa McBride (Carol), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Negan), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Josh McDermitt (Eugene), Ross Marquand (Aaron), and Paola Lazaro (Juanita), and more.

  • The Walking Dead: World Beyond

Friday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.

The World Beyond panel features Hardwick; Gimple; showrunner and executive Producer Matt Negrete; and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond, and Joe Holt.

  • NOS4A2

Saturday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.

The network is also holding a panel for Season 2 of NOS4A2 (it premiered this past Sunday). Entertainment Weekly's Clark Collis is moderating the event, which features showrunner and executive producer Jami O'Brien; executive producer Joe Hill, who also wrote the novel upon which the series is based; and cast member Zachary Quinto (Charlie Manx).

Fox & Hulu

Thursday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m.

Join Justin Roiland (Korvo), Thomas Middleditch (Terry), Sean Giambrone (Yumyulack), Mary Mack (Jesse) and executive producers, Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel, for all things Solar Opposites, including an exclusive clip from the upcoming second season!

Friday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, and the always entertaining cast including H. Jon Benjamin (Bob), John Roberts (Linda), Kristen Schaal (Louise), Eugene Mirman (Gene), Dan Mintz (Tina), and Larry Murphy (Teddy) will have you howling with laughter with never-before-seen footage, followed by a lively panel discussion and fan Q&A.

Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.

They'll never stop The Simpsons!... from appearing at Comic-Con; this time on Zoom. Join Al Jean, Matt Selman, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine, Mike B. Anderson and moderator Yeardley Smith. Find out how the show has surmounted social distancing and turbulent times en route to Season 32!

Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Join cast Seth MacFarlane (Peter/Stewie/Brian), Alex Borstein (Lois), Mila Kunis (Meg), Seth Green (Chris) and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Kara Vallow from Fox's hit animated comedy Family Guy as we celebrate 350 episodes with a virtual table read! After, we'll take a look back at some of our favorite moments from the last 18 seasons, plus a special sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx coming up in our 19th season premiering this fall on Fox!

  • Stumptown

Saturday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Based on the graphic novel series, Stumptown is returning to ABC for a highly anticipated Season 2. Stars Cobie Smulders, Jake Johnson and Michael Ealy will be joined by executive producers Jason Richman, David Bernad, Ruben Fleischer and graphic novel author, Greg Rucka, to answer your burning questions and discuss the cliffhangers from last season's finale plus all the action in store for the upcoming season.

Sunday, July 26 at 11:00 a.m.

Coming to Fox in Fall 2020, Next arrives at Comic-Con @Home with a sneak peek of the thrilling opening scene of the propulsive, fact-based thriller about the emergence of a deadly, rogue artificial intelligence that combines pulse-pounding action with an examination of how technology is invading our lives and transforming us in ways we don't yet understand. Next stars John Slattery as a Silicon Valley pioneer, who teams with cybercrime agent Fernanda Andrade to fight a villain unlike anything we've ever seen. Panelists will include creator and executive producer Manny Coto, Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley, Jason Butler Harner, and Eve Harlow for a fascinating conversation about the new series and how AI and technology infiltrates all of our lives. Thrillist's Esther Zuckerman moderates.

Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Showrunner Alexi Hawley (The Rookie) talks with Nathan Fillion (Firefly, The Rookie) about his career in film and television. With special appearances by Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas.


  • A Look Inside Marvel’s 616 on Disney+

Thursday, July 23, 1:00 p.m.

Marvel’s 616 explores how Marvel’s rich legacy of stories, characters and creators exist within the "world outside your window."  Each documentary, helmed by a unique filmmaker, explores the intersections of storytelling, pop culture and fandom within the Marvel Universe. Join directors Gillian Jacobs, Paul Scheer and executive producers Sarah Amos and Jason Sterman as they discuss the making of this Disney+ original anthology series with moderator Angélique Roché.

  • The New Mutants

Thursday, July 23 at TBD

A special ComicCon@Home panel featuring writer/director Josh Boone and the stars of The New Mutants, including: Maisie Williams ("Wolfsbane"), Anya Taylor-Joy ("Magik"), Charlie Heaton ("Cannonball"), Alice Braga ("Cecilia Reyes"), Blu Hunt ("Mirage"), and Henry Zaga ("Sunspot"). The panel will be moderated by Keep It! podcast host Ira Madison III.

  • Marvel Comics: Next Big Thing

Friday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Marvel editor-in-chief C.B. Cebulski breaks down all the latest and greatest coming from the House of Ideas with some of Marvel's most epic creators! Tom Brevoort, Al Ewing, and Dan Slott will dive into the cosmic calamity coming to Earth's Mightiest Heroes in the pages of Empyre! An army is gathering in the latest X-Men crossover event, X of Swords, and Jordan White, Tini Howard, and Gerry Duggan have all the juicy details! Nick Lowe, Nick Spencer, and Mark Bagley will discuss the landmark Amazing Spider-Man #850 ushering in the return of the Green Goblin! Plus Nick Lowe rejoins the panel to discuss the return of the classic Marvel character, Werewolf by Night, with creators Taboo and Ben Jackendoff!

Friday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Join Helstrom showrunner Paul Zbyszewski and cast — Tom Austen ("Daimon Helstrom), Sydney Lemmon ("Ana Helstrom"), Elizabeth Marvel ("Victoria Helstrom"), Robert Wisdom ("Caretaker"), Ariana Guerra ("Gabriella Rosetti"), June Carryl ("Dr. Louise Hastings"), and Alain Uy ("Chris Yen") — for one hell of a sneak peek look and conversation around bringing this terror-filled comic to life as Hulu's next horror series. Moderated by IGN's Laura Prudom.

  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - The Stories and Science of Mutants, Androids, Space Travel and Alien

Saturday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Join the Fleet Science Center and executive producers, writers, and actors from Marvel's immensely popular TV show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., as they reveal how these stories came to life and discuss with San Diego scientists if they got the science right.

Panelists are: Jeffrey Bell (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. showrunner, executive producer, and writer), Andrea Decker (Fleet Science Center, moderator), Dr. Virginia De Sa (professor in the Cognitive Science Department at UC San Diego), Elizabeth Henstridge (actor, Jemma Simmons), Dr. Anila Kanchan Madiraju (research associate at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies), Melissa Miller (scientist and science writer at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography), James Oliver (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Sharla Oliver (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. co-producer and writer), Dr. Troy Sandberg (postdoctoral researcher at UC San Diego), Joel Stoffer (actor, Enoch), and Craig Titley (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. executive producer and writer).

Bill & Ted Face the Music

Saturday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Whoa! Kevin Smith will moderate a most excellent panel centered around Orion Pictures' Bill & Ted Face the Music (out August 14). Director Dean Parisot, screenwriters Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, Keanu Reeves (Ted Logan), Alex Winter (Bill Preston), Samara Weaving (Bill's daughter, Theodora), Brigette Lundy-Paine (Ted's daughter, Wilhelmina), and William Sadler (the Grim Reaper) are on board for this con adventure that is anything, but bogus.


Saturday, July 25, 12:00 p.m.

Join the creators & executive producers Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, director Bob Bowen and stars Ashley Tisdale, Vincent Martella, Maulik Pancholy and Dee Bradley Baker as they share an exclusive sneak peek of Disney+’s upcoming Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe and discuss the origins of this iconic animated series!

Saturday, July 25, 1:00 p.m.

From Leonardo DiCaprio's Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, The Right Stuff is the first scripted Disney+ original series from National Geographic. The series takes a clear-eyed look at the early days of the U.S. space program. The series follows seven of the military's best pilots as they become astronauts for the newly-formed NASA at the height of the Cold War. Competing to be the first in space, these ordinary men achieve the extraordinary, inspiring America to turn towards a new horizon of ambition and hope.

Moderated by former NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, the panel will feature cast members Patrick J. Adams (Major John Glenn), Jake McDorman (Lieutenant Commander Alan Shepard), Colin O’Donoghue (Captain Gordon Cooper), Michael Trotter (Gus Grissom), Aaron Staton (Wally Schirra), Micah Stock (Deke Slayton), James Lafferty (Scott Carpenter), Nora Zehetner (Annie Glenn), Shannon Lucio (Louise Shepard), Eloise Mumford (Trudy Cooper), Eric Ladin (Chris Kraft), and Patrick Fischler (Bob Gilruth), Showrunner and Executive Producer Mark Lafferty, and Executive Producer Jennifer Davisson.


Friday, July 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Ahead of Season 11's premiere later this year, join the voice cast of Aisha Tyler (Lana Kane), Chris Parnell (Cyril Figgis), Judy Greer (Cheryl Tunt), Amber Nash (Pamela Poovey), and Lucky Yates (Krieger), plus executive producer Casey Willis for a lively discussion and the reveal of not-to-be-missed details about the new season!

Saturday, July 25 at 5:00 p.m.

Raise a glass of regular human alcohol beer to the sharp-toothed cast — Matt Berry (Laszlo Cravensworth), Natasia Demetriou (Nadja), Kayvan Novak (Nandor the Relentless), Mark Proksch (Colin Robinson), Harvey Guillén (Guillermo De la Cruz) — and the creative team for a spirited discussion hosted by special guest, Haley Joel Osment (Topher).


Saturday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Director Scott Cooper and producer Guillermo del Toro will be present to discuss "how they designed the Wendigo-inspired monsters and their approach to the pic’s visual style," writes Deadline.

Antlers was originally going to hit theaters April 17, but its release was indefinitely postponed. Set in a remote Oregon town, the film follows a teacher (Keri Russell), who discovers that one of her students (Jeremy T. Thomas) is hiding a deadly secret in his home. 

Jesse Plemons, Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan co-star

Travel Channel

  • Wonder Women: Superstars of Paranormal

Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m.

Appearing for the first time all together are some of the biggest female stars from Travel Channel’s hit series. Watch as they share what it is like to be a fearless female force in the paranormal industry. Panelists include paranormal investigators and researchers Amy Bruni (Kindred Spirits) and Katrina Weidman (Portals to Hell), paranormal explorer Chelsea Laden (Destination Fear) and psychic medium Cindy Kaza (The Holzer Files). Fans will be inspired by their stories and get firsthand advice from a group of women who aren’t afraid of no ghosts. 

During the panel, Travel Channel will also reveal news and share an exclusive clip from an upcoming special.


  • Shudder Presents ‘Horror is Queer'

Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Discover why horror cinema is (and always has been) queer with Sam Wineman (The Quiet Room), director of Shudder’s upcoming documentary on LGBTQ horror film history, and a panel of leading voices: Nay Bever (co-host, Attack of the Queerwolf podcast), Bryan Fuller (creator, Hannibal), Don Mancini (creator of the Child’s Play franchise), Lachlan Watson (actor, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) and, serving as moderator, writer Jordan Crucchiola.

  • Scary Good TV with Horror’s Top Showrunners

Saturday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Nick Antosca (Channel Zero), Meredith Averill (Locke & Key), Don Mancini (Chucky), Greg Nicotero (Creepshow) and Jami O’Brien (NOS4A2) offer their unique insights on why horror TV is having a moment and what it takes to create the kind of terrifying shows that keep viewers coming back episode after episode. Moderated by screenwriter/educator Tananarive Due (executive producer of Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror).  


Thursday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m.

A new original supernatural horror comedy by Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead), Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz), James Serafinowicz (Sick Note) and Nat Saunders (Sick Note). Join as they discuss the making of the hilarious eight-episode series about a team of part-time paranormal investigators, who team up to uncover and film ghost sightings across the UK, sharing their adventures on an online channel for all to see. Discussion and Q&A moderated by Empire Magazine's Chris Hewitt.

Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m.

A twisted, eight-episode thriller about a group of young comic fans who discover the conspiracy in a graphic novel is real, and embark on a high-stakes adventure to save humanity from the end of the world.  Join writer and executive producer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and series stars John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You’re The Worst), Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) for a Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Christian Holub.

Thursday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m.

Join creator, executive producer and director Greg Daniels (The Office, Parks and Recreation) and stars Robbie Amell (Code 8), Andy Allo (Pitch Perfect 3), Kevin Bigley (Undone), Allegra Edwards (New Girl), and Zainab Johnson (American Koko) as they discuss how they brought this futuristic comedy to life, share behind-the-scenes details from Season One, and tease what fans can expect in Season Two. The panel will be moderated by Engadget’s Cherlynn Low. Upload Season One is a ten-episode, half-hour, sci-fi comedy that takes place in the near future, where people can be “Uploaded” into a virtual afterlife of their choice.

Thursday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Join executive producer Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban (Billy Butcher), Jack Quaid (Hughie Campbell), Antony Starr (Homelander), Erin Moriarty (Starlight), Jessie T. Usher (A-Train), Laz Alonso (Mother's Milk), Chace Crawford (The Deep), Tomer Capon (Frenchie), Karen Fukuhara (Kimiko), and Aya Cash (Stormfront), with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance.

Star Trek

CBS All Access is bringing back-to-back Star Trek panel sessions to Comic-Con@Home on Thursday, July 23. Deadline's Dominic Patten will serve as host/moderator with an introductory discussion with Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, executive producers of the ever-growing Trek presence on television. 

Things kick off at 10:00 a.m.

The cast members reprise their roles in a virtual table read of the Season 2 finale, “Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2.” Cast scheduled to appear include: Sonequa Martin-Green (Commander Michael Burnham), Michelle Yeoh (Philippa Georgiou), Doug Jones (Commander Saru), Anthony Rapp (Lt. Commander Paul Stamets), Mary Wiseman (Ensign Sylvia Tilly), Wilson Cruz (Dr. Hugh Culber), Mary Chieffo (L’Rell), Tig Notaro (Commander Jett Reno), Alan Van Sprang (Captain Leland), Jayne Brook (Admiral Katrina Cornwall), and the Discovery Bridge crew Emily Coutts (Lt. Detmer), Oyin Oladejo (Lt. J.G. Owosekun), Patrick Kwok-Choon (Lt. Rhys), Ronnie Rowe Jr. (Lt. J.G. Bryce), Sara Mitich (Lt. Nilsson), Anson Mount (Captain Christopher Pike), Rebecca Romijn (Number One) and Ethan Peck (Spock), alongside executive producer and co-showrunner Michelle Paradise and executive producer Olatunde Osunsanmi, who also directed the season two finale. 

Act I of the table read will be shown at Comic-Con@Home followed by a brief cast Q&A.

Creator, showrunner, and executive producer Mike McMahan will debut an exclusive extended first look from the premiere episode. McMahan also moderates a fun discussion with the Starfleet crew residing in the “lower decks” of the U.S.S. Cerritos, including Ensign Beckett Mariner (voiced by Tawny Newsome), Ensign Brad Boimler (Jack Quaid), Ensign Tendi (Noël Wells), and Ensign Rutherford (Eugene Cordero), as well as the ship’s bridge crew including Captain Carol Freeman (Dawnn Lewis), Commander Jack Ransom (Jerry O’Connell), Lieutenant Shaxs (Fred Tatasciore) and Doctor T’Ana (Gillian Vigman).

Join the lively cast of the hit original series as they come together (virtually) for the first time post-finale to discuss the critically acclaimed first season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard), Alison Pill (Dr. Agnes Jurati), Isa Briones (Dahj/Soji), Evan Evagora (Elnor), Michelle Hurd (Raffi Musiker), and Santiago Cabrera (Cristobal Rios) along with special guest stars Brent Spiner(Data/Dr. Soong), Jonathan Del Arco (Hugh), Jonathan Frakes (William Riker), Jeri Ryan (Seven of Nine) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).

  • Picard 2020: A Literary Retrospective

Saturday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m.

With the excitement surrounding the new Star Trek series, let's take a look back at the most bookish captain in Starfleet. How did he evolve on the page and the screen? What do his favorite books and plays say about him as a character and as a leader? Take a deep dive into Picard's bookshelf with Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), David Mack (author of Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death), Stephen Graham Jones (author of The Only Good Indians), Alex White (author of The Big Ship at the End of the Universe), and moderator Ed Schlesinger (senior editor at Gallery Books).

HBO/HBO Max/TBS/Cartoon Network

  • Cartoon Network Studios: The Art of Storyboarding

Thursday, July 23 at 11:00 a.m.

In this masterclass virtual panel, hear from artists behind some of Cartoon Network Studios' hit series as they share their journeys, learnings and top tips for aspiring storyboard artists worldwide.  Join leading artists behind award-winning shows to learn how a concept or script is brought to life through the beloved art of storyboarding. Panelists include: Mic Graves, director of and voice on, The Amazing World of Gumball; Chuck Klein, “Storyboard Royalty” and supervising producer/director on Apple & Onion; Julia Pott, creator of and voice on Summer Camp Island; and Alabaster Pizzo, storyboard artist, Summer Camp Island.

  • Cartoon Network Studios First Look

Thursday, July 23 at 12:00 p.m.

Philip Solomon, voice of Craig, and Lucia Cunningham, voice of Craig's little sister Jessica, from the Emmy-nominated series Craig of the Creek host the annual Cartoon Network Studios First Look virtual's like they are at the Trading Tree, but instead of handing out Choco Rolls they're dishing out special announcements and exclusive clips from Apple & Onion, Ben 10 vs. The Universe: The Movie, Craig of the Creek, Mao Mao, Heroes of Pure Heart, Victor and Valentino, and We Bare Bears The Movie.

Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m.

This virtual panel will include a look back at highlights from the first season of the hit drama series as well as an exclusive conversation about what to expect in Season 2. Moderated by award-winning journalist Stacey Wilson Hunt, the panelists include executive producers Jane Tranter and Jack Thorne as well as cast members Dafne Keen (“Lyra”), Ruth Wilson (“Mrs.Coulter”), Ariyon Bakare (“Lord Boreal”), Amir Wilson (“Will Parry”), Andrew Scott (“John Parry”), and Lin-Manuel Miranda (“Lee Scoresby”). Fans can follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @daemonsanddust and use #HisDarkMaterials to join the conversation.

  • ThunderCats Roar

Thursday, July 23 at 3:00 p.m.

Details are TBD

  • Close Enough

Thursday, July 23 at 5:00 p.m.

Join JG Quintel, creator of the Emmy Award-winning Regular Show for a panel and table read for his new HBO Max series Close Enough, a surreal animated comedy about a married couple, their five-year-old daughter, and their two divorced best friends/roommates all living together on the east-side of Los Angeles. Jason Mantzoukas (Alex), Gabrielle Walsh (Emily), Kimiko Glenn (Bridgette) and Jessica DiCicco (Candice) will join Quintel (Josh) and Calvin Wong (supervising producer) and moderator William Salyers (Regular Show) to discuss the show’s themes of navigating the transitional 30’s, juggling work and kids, and pursuing your dreams, while avoiding time-traveling snails, stripper clowns, and murderous mannequins.

Friday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m.

C’mon grab your friends for a special return to the Land of Ooo and beyond with Adventure Time: Distant Lands — BMO. Based on the animated series Adventure Time by show creator Pendleton Ward and executive producer Adam Muto, these four specials explore the unseen corners of the world with both familiar and exciting brand-new characters. Join moderator Michaela Dietz (“Amethyst” from Steven Universe), as she shares all of the ba-nay-nay details about the BMO special from Adam Muto (executive producer), Glory Curda (Y5), Olivia Olson (Marceline) and Niki Yang (BMO). Plus, stick around for a righteous sneak peek of the second special, OBSIDIAN. It’s gonna be so spice!

  • Infinity Train

Friday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m.

The mysterious and compelling fan-favorite series from Cartoon Network Studios and HBO Max pulls in for a triumphant return to Comic-Con this year. Climb aboard and join Owen Dennis (series creator), Madeline Queripel (supervising director), and show writers Alex Horab, Lindsay Katai and Justin Michael as they look back on Books One and Two and reveal a sneak peek of Book Three, only on HBO Max.

  • HBO Max Adult Animation

Friday, July 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Join show creators of Robot Chicken, Samurai Jack, Genndy Tartakovsky’s PrimalBlack Dynamite, Lazor Wulf, and Final Space as they share their favorite San Diego Comic-Con memories. Panelists include Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, Genndy Tartakovsky, Carl Jones, Henry Bonsu and Olan Rogers.

  • American Dad!

Saturday, July 25 at 1:00 p.m.

Ever wanted to learn how to draw one of your favorite American Dad characters? Now is your chance, join show Supervising Director, Brent Woods, as he teaches the cast and executive producers how to draw Roger! Grab a sketchbook & pens and learn to draw everyone’s favorite alien alongside Rachael MacFarlane (“Hayley”), Wendy Schaal (“Francine”), Scott Grimes (“Steve”), Dee Bradley Baker (“Klaus”) and EPs Nic Wegener and Joe Chandler as they chat about the current season and look toward the series’ 300th episode airing on TBS this fall.

Saturday, July 25 at 4:00 p.m.

Join the cast of HBO’s upcoming new genre-bending series for a panel with stars Jurnee Smollett (“Letitia ‘Leti’ Lewis”), Jonathan Majors (“Atticus Freeman”), Michael Kenneth Williams (“Montrose Freeman”), Aunjanue Ellis (“Hippolyta Freeman”), Wunmi Mosaku (“Ruby Baptiste”), Abbey Lee (“Christina Braithwhite”), and Courtney B. Vance (“George Freeman”). Entertainment Weekly’s Sarah Rodman moderates. The ten-episode drama series from showrunner and executive producer Misha Green will debut on HBO on Sunday, August 16. Fans can also follow live coverage of the panel on Twitter from @LovecraftHBO and use #LovecraftCountry to join the conversation.

  • HBO Max Kids & Family

Sunday, July 26 at 12:00 p.m.

HBO Max and Cartoon Network Studios are excited to share with you a few highlights from their amazing collaboration. Featuring show creators Myke Chilian of Tig N' Seek, Stephen P. Neary of The Fungies and Julia Pott of Summer Camp Island, we’ll take a look into what makes these shows truly awesome. Hear from cast members, watch exclusive content and learn to draw a few of your favorite new friends.

  • Looney Tunes Cartoons

Sunday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Executive producer Pete Browngardt, supervising producer Alex Kirwan, and art director Aaron Spurgeon join voice cast members Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen, Jeff Bergman and Candi Milo for the looniest and liveliest panel at the ’Con. The creative team will exclusively premiere an all-new cartoon and take fans into the process of bringing Bugs, Daffy, Porky and the other iconic Looney Tunes characters back to the screen.

Apple TV+

Thursday, July 23 at 1:00 p.m.

In this panel moderated by Erin Simon, host and producer, esports and gaming, the female powerhouses behind Mythic Quest, Ubisoft Film & Television and Red Storm Entertainment will share how they came together and leveraged their particular expertise in the gaming and television worlds to create and tell an authentic story.

Panelists include Megan Ganz, Co-Creator & Executive Producer, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet; Danielle Kreinik, Director of TV Development, Ubisoft Film & Television, and Executive Producer; Ashly Burch, Writer & Actor, Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet; and Elizabeth Loverso, VP Product Development, Ubisoft Red Storm. Through this discussion, the group will also address their experience working and being leaders in their respective fields in a historically male-dominated industries and their advice for the next generation. 

Saturday, July 25 at 2:00 p.m.

Join cast members Joel Kinnaman, Michael Dorman, Sarah Jones, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Wrenn Schmidt, Sonya Walger and Krys Marshall for a thoughtful conversation looking back on season one of the Apple TV+ drama For All Mankind. Hosted by series creators and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi, the discussion will explore highlights from season one and feature an exclusive first look at the highly anticipated second season of this critically acclaimed series.


  • Vikings: A Look Back with The Lothbroks

Friday, July 24 at 11:00 a.m.

MGM Television invites Vikings fans to a very special panel during San Diego Comic-Con@Home 2020. Series showrunner, writer and executive producer Michael Hirst will join fan favorites Travis Fimmel ("Ragnar Lothbrok"), Katheryn Winnick ("Lagertha"), Alex Ludwig ("Bjorn Ironside"), Clive Standen ("Rollo"), and Jordan Patrick Smith ("Ubbe") to discuss their favorite moments from the past six and a half seasons, favorite fan interactions during Comic-Con and what makes Vikings so extraordinary. 

Fans will also be treated to an exclusive clip from the second half of the sixth and final season of the series beloved by audiences around the world.  

Kate Hahn, Senior Writer at TV Guide Magazine serves as moderator.


  • The Order

Saturday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m.

The virtual session will include series stars Jake Manley ("Jack Morton"), Adam DiMarco ("Randall Carpio"), Devery Jacobs ("Lilith Bathory"), Thomas Elms ("Hamish Duke"), Louriza Tronco ("Gabrielle Dupres"), and Katharine Isabelle ("Vera Stone"); along with creator/showrunner Dennis Heaton, writer/EP Shelley Eriksen, and executive producers Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes. 

Van Helsing's Morris Chapdelaine is moderating the Q&A, where they will discuss the inspiration behind our favourite secret society, how characters have coped with the events of season two, the backstory of a few new surprise guest stars and answer some burning questions left unanswered after the finale.

  • I Am Not Okay with This - From the Page to the Screen!

Friday, July 24 at 2:00 p.m.

Cartoonist Charles Forsman, director Jonathan Entwistle, and actor Wyatt Oleff trace the evolution of the critically-acclaimed Netflix series I Am Not Okay With This back to its beginnings as an original graphic novel! Moderated by the book's editor and Fantagraphics associate publisher, Eric Reynolds.


  • The Blacklist Draws on Animation to Complete Season 7 Amid COVID

Thursday, July 23 at 4:00 p.m.

NBC's The Blacklist series creator/executive producer Jon Bokenkamp, executive producer John Eisendrath, series stars Diego Klattenhoff ("Donald Ressler"), and Harry Lennix ("Harold Cooper"), will be joined by Proof, Inc's visualization supervisors Adam Coglan and Matt Perrin to discuss how they stepped up to the challenge of completing the season with partial animation after production was shut down due to the pandemic. Moderated by Philiana Ng, senior editor for Entertainment Tonight.

  • Brave New World

Saturday, July 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Join creator and showrunner David Wiener (Homecoming, The Killing) and cast members Alden Ehrenreich ("John the Savage"), Jessica Brown Findlay ("Lenina Crowne"), Harry Lloyd ("Bernard Marx"), Hannah John-Kamen ("Wilhelmina 'Helm' Watson"), Nina Sosanya ("Mustafa Mond"), Kylie Bunbury ("Frannie"), and Joseph Morgan ("CJack60") for an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at the making of Peacock’s highly anticipated new series.

Charlize Theron Discussion

  • Charlize Theron Evolution of a Badass - An Action Hero Career Retrospective

Friday, July 24 at 10:00 a.m.

Actress and producer Charlize Theron reflects on portraying over two decades of action heroes, from Æon Flux to The Old Guard's Andromache, Mad Max: Fury Road's Furiosa to Atomic Blonde's Lorraine Broughton. In a lengthy retrospective Q&A moderated by IGN's Terri Schwartz, Theron discusses the evolution of the modern female action hero, the roles that inspired her and what drives her to constantly push her limits with fight training.

Star Wars

  • Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Friday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m.

Some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors talk about some of their exciting new projects set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Timothy Zahn, Alex Segura, Justina Ireland, George Mann, Preeti Chhibber, Tom Angleberger, Rebecca Roanhorse, Greg Pak, and Alyssa Wong. Moderated by This Week In Star Wars host Kristin Baver and Lucasfilm Publishing senior editor Robert Simpson.

Best of the Rest

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000: A Panel Panorama

Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 p.m.

Erik Adams (The A.V. Club) leads a discussion with MST3K creator Joel Hodgson and former cast members Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot #2) and J. Elvis Weinstein (Tom Servo #1) as they engage in some good old-fashioned Q&A.

  • Quibi's Don't Look Deeper Panel

Friday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m.

Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer, breakout star Helena Howard, director Catherine Hardwicke, and co-creator Jeffrey Lieber discuss bringing the sci-fi thriller Don't Look Deeper to life for Quibi. Moderated by Collider's Perri Nemiroff.

Exclusive behind-the-scenes with Undiscovered Country

Friday, July 24 at 12:00 p.m.

Join Scott Snyder, Charles Soule, and Giuseppe Camuncoli as they reveal the secrets behind the Eisner Award nominated, chart topping series out from Image Comics, Undiscovered Country. Listen in as they share their story about the making of the series, anecdotes about the first story arc's creative process, and hints at what's to come. Moderated by series editor Will Dennis.

  • Todd McFarlane Talks Toys, Comics, and More!

Friday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m.

The creator of Spawn and Venom is going for a one-two Comic Con punch with a panel that's about all your favorite geekdom things. McFarlane (also CEO of his own toy company) will give fans a sneak peek into the future of upcoming toys, comics, and what's on his entertainment horizon. Jim Viscardi, executive editor of, will host.

  • Robert Kirkman at Home

Friday, July 24 at 4:00 p.m.

Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible, Fire Power) shares his latest projects and answers your questions!

  • A Zoom with Joss Whedon

Friday, July 24 at 5:00 p.m.

Details are TBD

  • 32nd Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards

Friday, July 24 at 7:00 p.m.

The "Oscars" of the comics industry honors comics creators and their works in 32 categories, including the Will Eisner Hall of Fame. Hosted by Phil LaMarr, the actor/voice actor/comedian known for roles in animated series including Green Lantern/John Stewart and Ed Reiss in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited, Hermes Conrad in Futurama, and the title characters on both Samurai Jack and Static Shock. His film and TV acting credits include Pulp Fiction, Free Enterprise, Veep, Get Shorty, and Supergirl. The recipients of the 2020 Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award will also be announced.

  • Cosmos: Possible Worlds

Saturday, July 25 at 10:00 a.m.

Join creator, executive producer, director and writer Ann Druyan; host and acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson; executive producer, director and writer Brannon Braga; executive producer Jason Clark; and visual effects supervisor Jeffrey A. Okunfor a conversation about what is in store for the next chapter of Cosmos and a behind-the-scenes look into the making of the series. Featuring an introduction by executive producer Seth MacFarlane and exclusive never-before-seen footage, this panel discussion illustrates why Cosmos has remained relevant for the last 40 years.

  • The Art of Adapting Comics to the Screen: David S. Goyer Q&A

Saturday, July 25 at 11:00 a.m.

The writer behind such iconic comic book film and TV adaptations including Blade, Batman Begins, Constantine (TV), and Man of Steel, David S. Goyer,discusses his creative writing process and what it took to bring characters and tales from the pages to the to the screen. Moderated by Backstory Magazine publisher Jeff Goldsmith.

  • Constantine: 15th Anniversary Reunion

Saturday, July 25 at 12:00 p.m.

Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and producer Akiva Goldsman reunite to reflect on the making of the 2005 DC Comics adaptation. Moderated by Collider's editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.

  • Magic: The Gathering Panel with Mark Rosewater

Saturday, July 25 at 12:00 p.m.

Magic: The Gathering head designer Mark Rosewater will give the first sneak peak of Zendikar Rising, Magic's September expansion.

  • An Evening with Kevin Smith

Saturday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.

An Evening with Kevin Smith — Kevin Smith talks Son-In-Lockdown, unveils a new Funko Pop, and drops the first look at his new film Killroy Was Here. Plus, Kevin chats about a new podcast he created with his daughter, Harley Quinn Smith, and reveals how to get your very own Mooby's Cow Tipper.

  • Farscape ... To Be Continued

Saturday, July 25 at 6:00 p.m.

Join Farscape cast members in celebration of this epic sci-fi series! Panelists include Gigi Edgley (Chiana, Farscape), Ricky Manning (writer, Farscape), Rebecca Riggs (Commandant Grayza, Farscape), David Franklin (Lieutenant Braca, Farscape), Lani Tupu (Captain Crais, Farscape), and Paul Goddard (Stark, Farscape). Moderated by Kirk Thatcher (Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge).

  • First TMNT Film 30th Anniversary

Sunday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the first Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle movie presents a bit of history of the making of this iconic film with panel guests producer Kim Dawson, writer and ex-offico producer Bobby Herbeck, and moderated by The Old Turtle Den's creator Chris Castaneda.

  • Motherland: Fort Salem: A World of Magic, Action, and Intrigue

Sunday, July 26 at 10:00 a.m.

Creator Eliot Laurence and the cast of Motherland: Fort Salem gather to discuss the epic first season and a look forward to Season 2, which expands the rich world we've come to know. Panelists from the fan-favorite series include Taylor Hickson ("Raelle Collar"), Ashley Nicole Williams ("Abigail Bellweather"), Jessica Sutton ("Tally Craven"), Demetria McKinney ("Anacostia Quartermaine"), Amalia Holm ("Scylla"), and Lyne Renee ("General Sarah Alder"). The panel will be moderated by TV's Lindsay MacDonald. Check out a teaser here.

  • Red Dwarf: The Promised Land

Sunday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Chris Barrie (Lara Croft: Tomb Raider), Craig Charles (Coronation Street), Robert Llewellyn (MI: High), and creator/director Doug Naylor (Spitting Image) discuss all things Red Dwarf including the upcoming Red Dwarf: The Promised Land launching on BritBox July 26, in a Q&A moderated by Kyle Anderson, senior editor at The Nerdist.

  • Invader Zim Conquers Everything!

Sunday, July 26 at 2:00 p.m.

Celebrate Invader Zim with an exciting panel of authors and creators behind the most recent art books and comics from the hit series. Join author Chris McDonnell (The Art of Invader Zim, ABRAMS Books), Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press), Drew Rausch (Invader Zim #41, Oni Press), and Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press) as they discuss the origins of the show, the creativity and originality that made it the cult classic it is today, and never-before-seen art from Invader Zim books and comics coming this summer, including the Invader Zim Quarterlies with Gir's Big Day! Moderated by Jeff Spry (SYFY Wire).

  • It's Morphin' Time! Power Rangers Meet Up

Sunday, July 26 at 3:00 p.m.

Celebrate more than 27 years of Power Rangers with some of your favorite Power Rangers actors, including Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dino Charge), William Shewfelt (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), Jack Guzman (Power Rangers Wild Force), Jasmeet Baduwalia (Power Rangers Beast Morphers), and a special appearance by Claire Blackwelder (Power Rangers Dino Charge). Moderated by comedian/actor Ben Kliewer (

1 comment:

  1. That's a super long post dude, you should place this in it's own page. Honestly the only panels I'm interested are the Walking Dead ones but I cannot take off work to watch them.