Fresh off the unveiling of the lineup for Preview Night and Thursday, Comic-Con has released their schedule for Friday, July 10th, and it’s supremely underwhelming. Save for the Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel late in the day, there’s really nothing “must-see” in Hall H. The Game of Thrones panel is lacking some of the show’s biggest stars, including Peter Dinklage, Lena Heady, and Kit Harington or even showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, and the Hall H festivities close out with a look at Kevin Smith‘s new film Yoga Hosers. This is a far cry from the Friday Hall H lineup just a few years ago, and the lack of Disney, Paramount, and Sony is certainly showing. All the “good stuff” (save for Star Wars) seems like it’s being relegated to Saturday.
Rather than post the entire schedule, we’ve pulled out highlights for the biggest panels and the ones that should be interested. Always keep in mind: You can’t see everything, so be sure to keep a detailed schedule and remember that lines are very long, especially for Hall H and Ballroom 20.
Without further ado, here’s what to keep on your radar for Friday for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con, which runs from July 8th through July 12th. Click here for the full schedule, and check back tomorrow to see the full lineup for Saturday.
Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed: 10:30am – 11:30am
Moderator Spiro Skentzos (Grimm), panelist Phil Klemmer (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow),Wendy Mericle (Arrow), Kerry Ehrin (Bates Motel), Karen Horne (VP, NBCUniversal),Cori Wellins (agent, WME) and Steve Iwanyk (manager, The Gotham Group) as they discuss navigating the TV spec terrain, including beginner’s mistakes, what they look for in a writer and what it takes for you to write a killer spec that will stand above the crowd. There will be a huge Q&A component, so bring your questions. Room 24ABC
Cartoon Network: Adventure Time and Steven Universe: 11:00am – 12:00am
Comic-Con is the ultimate destination for amazing fans in Finn hats and crystal gem bellybuttons, which is why Cartoon Network is celebrating the fan in a one-of-a-kind Fandemonium celebration. They’ve got big news, behind-the-scenes access, and special musical performances by the cast and crew from hit shows Adventure Time andSteven Universe. The panel features Adventure Time legends of OooJeremy Shada (voice of Finn), John DiMaggio (voice of Jake), Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline), andAdam Muto (co-executive producer), alongside Steven Universe gems Rebecca Sugar(creator), Zach Callison (voice of Steven), Estelle (voice of Garnet), and Ian Jones-Quartey (supervising director). Indigo Ballroom
Falling Skies: The Final Farewell: 11:15am – 12:15am
A special goodbye to TNT’s epic alien series Falling Skies. Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Drew Roy, and others will be on hand to discuss favorite moments, most gruesome deaths, and memorable alien battle scars. The Espheni Power Core has been destroyed but with mutant aliens running rampant on Earth, human survival is still at stake. After being tortured, imprisoned, and having their loved ones stolen and killed, Tom Mason and the 2nd Mass are filled with rage and ready to destroy the enemy. Con attendees will be treated to an exclusive look ahead at the epic final season and a Q&A. Ballroom 20
AMC’s The Walking Dead: 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Hall H
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, and Lennie Jamesjoin executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the shocking finale of Season 5 and what to look forward to in Season 6, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of Season 6.
The 100 Special Video Presentation and Q&A: 12:30pm – 1:30pm
The 100’s sacrifices and heartbreaking choices have changed them forever, but now, as they set out to stake their place in this dangerous new world, they will continue to face physical peril and moral dilemmas as they rebuild society. Although Mount Weather has been defeated, the danger remains very real for the survivors of The Ark, and the twists are just beginning. Be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for next season. What is the City of Light? Will Clarke get past the scars of war? What challenges will the survivors of The Ark face next? See a special video presentation, followed by a Q&A with series stars and executive producer Jason Rothenberg. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Alloy Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The 100 returns midseason with all-new episodes on The CW. The 100: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29. Ballroom 20
Marvel All-New, All-Different Avengers: 12:45pm – 1:45pm
Avengers fans assemble! Get ready for an all-new, all-different team of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes! Executive editor Tom Brevoort, director of content and character development Sana Amanat, and writers Marguerite Bennett (A-Force), Mark Waid(Daredevil), and Nick Spencer (Ant-Man) are all on hand to discuss the newest developments with your favorite superhero team. Room 6BCF
AMC’s Fear the Walking Dead: 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Hall H
Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Elizabeth Rodriquez, Lorenzo James Henrie, Ruben Blades and Mercedes Mason join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero to discuss the anticipated series premiere of Fear the Walking Dead coming this summer. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the new series.
From Novel to Comic to Film: Turning Books into Other Forms of Pop Culture: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
New York Times bestselling author Hugh Howey sits down with his literary agentKristin Nelson, John Nee (co-CEO of Cryptozoic Entertainment and book packager),Paul Morrissey (Eisner-nominated editor, Jet City Comics), Jimmy Palmiotti (writer and owner of paperfilms), Nicole Perlman (Guardians of the Galaxy), and Gary Whitta(Book of Eli) to discuss how popular novels are turned into comic adaptations and feature films. Get the behind-the-scenes and nitty gritty, from selling options to major film studios to working with visual artists and comic book writers in their adaptations. Hugh Howey’s novel WOOL is in development with Ridley Scott, and the comic adaptation and graphic novel are available from Jet City Comics. Gary Whitta is also adopting Howey’s novel SAND for television. Room 29AB
Technology as a Costume Tool: 1:00pm – 2:00pm
The Costume Designers Guild Local 892 members Timothy Wonsik (department head of costumes and archives at Marvel Studios), Soyon An (Jem and the Holograms),Christian Cordella (Jurrasic World), Alan Villanueva (Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 & 2), Jared Marantz (Batman v Superman), Oksana Nedavniaya (Suicide Squad) IATSE 705 Custom Made Field Rep Renee Nault and specialty key costumer Karen Mason(Batman v Superman) discuss how costume designers and illustrator/concept artists work together to utilize technology in the creation of costumes for film and television.Joe Kucharski, editor of Tyranny of Style will be moderating. Room 23ABC
[adult swim] Rick and Morty: 1:15pm – 2:00pm
Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time), as well as Rick and Morty cast members invite fans for a sneak peek of the upcoming second season, premiering July 26 on Adult Swim. Room 2
Minority Report: 1:45pm – 2:45pm
Be one of the first to take a look at FOX’s new fall sci-fi action thriller. Based on the hit futuristic Steven Spielberg feature, Minority Report follows the unlikely partnership between a man haunted by the future and a cop haunted by her past, as they race to stop the worst crimes of the year 2065 before they happen. Join Stark Sands (Inside Llewyn Davis), Meagan Good (Think Like a Man franchise, Californication) along with other cast and producers for a special screening followed by a Q&A. Ballroom 20
ILM 40th Anniversary: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
For forty years, Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) has set the standard for visual effects, creating some of the most memorable images in the history of modern cinema. From advances in the photo chemical process, optical compositing, motion control, and models and miniatures to the company’s pioneering efforts in computer graphics, digital compositing, film scanning and recording, morphing, digital environments, performance capture, character animation, and modern digital pipelines, ILM continues to break new ground in visual effects for film, television, themed attractions, and new forms of entertainment. The presenters will discuss the company’s work from its earliest days and breakthroughs along the way. Room 7AB
Scott C and the Great Showdowns: Super Happy Hollywood: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Artist Scott C (Hug Machine, Psyconauts) celebrates the exclusive early release of Great Showdowns: The Revenge. He’ll be taking some of the most famous and fantastic dueling faces in movie history and sprinkle them with his special Great Showdowns magic. Join Scott and moderator Andrew Sumner for a fast-paced, action-packed panel. Gasp in wonder at Scott’s super limited-edition mask giveaways, and revel in your chance to be drawn by Scott C himself. Room 29AB
Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session: 2:30pm – 3:30pm – Hall H
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode fifth season in June and will begin filming its sixth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy/Reek, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly,Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Conleth Hill as Varys, David Nutter (director), Hannah Murray as Gilly, Carolyn Strauss (executive producer), Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark.
Marvel Television Presents: 3:00pm – 4:15pm
Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s head of television) brings you exclusive news and surprises about your favorite action-packed Marvel series on ABC. Join Jeph, showrunners, and the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter for this can’t-miss panel that’ll have everyone talking! Ballroom 20
Bob’s Burgers: 4:00pm – 5:00pm
The always-entertaining cast and creators behind Bob’s Burgers bring their Emmy award-winning animated series back to San Diego. Creator and executive producerLoren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage, followed by a Q&A panel discussion.
Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors: 4:00pm – 5:00pm – Hall H
Several of today’s male heroes, including Zachary Levi (Heroes Reborn), Jordan Gavaris(Orphan Black), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Kevin Durand (The Strain) and Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead) who will discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set. Moderated by Lynette Rice.
MTV’s Scream: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The cast and producers of MTV’s highly anticipated thriller series Scream share details from the new series, show an exclusive clip, and answer fans questions. Room 5AB
The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
The Originals will be returning for more sexy, supernatural intrigue, romance, alliances, and bloodshed in New Orleans this fall. Join executive producers and series stars for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air in its new timeslot this fall, Thursdays at 9/8c on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 22. Ballroom 20
Archer: 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Archer, the award-winning animated comedy about a spy agency whose employees constantly undermine, sabotage, and betray each other for personal gain, will bring together creator Adam Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson, along with the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin, Jessica Walter, Aisha Tyler, Judy Greer, Chris Parnell, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates. In addition to the panel, fans will see an exclusive screening of a “best of” reel highlighting many of the series’ best moments. Indigo Ballroom
Lucasfilm: 5:30pm – 6:30pm – Hall H
Lucasfilm president and producer Kathleen Kennedy, director J.J. Abrams, writer Lawrence Kasdan, and special guests provide a special look at Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
iZombie Special Video Presentation and Q&A: 5:45pm – 6:45pm
After the shocking events in the season finale of brainy hit iZombie, be among the first to get the scoop on what’s in store for Season 2. Now that Liv (Rose McIver) gave the cure for zombie-ism to Blaine and Major (one that she desperately wanted to take herself!) will Ravi find a way to develop another cure? Will Clive remain in the dark about the existence of zombies? A special video presentation will be followed by a Q&A with series stars as well as executive producers Rob Thomas (Veronica Mars) andDiane Ruggiero-Wright (Veronica Mars). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, iZombie returns this fall with all-new episodes on Tuesdays at 9/8c on The CW. iZombie: The Complete First Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29. Ballroom 20
Orphan Black: BBC America Official Panel: 5:45pm – 6:45pm
Stars Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Mrs. S), Dylan Bruce (Paul), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), and Ari Millen(Mark and the Castor clones) and co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson look back at last season before filming begins on Season 4. Orphan Black Season 3 is currently on VOD. For those new to the Clone Club, you can also start watching the BBC America series by streaming the first two seasons on Amazon Prime or download the entire series from any of the major digital platforms. Room 6BCF
Starz: Ash vs. Evil Dead: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Original filmmakers Sam Raimi (executive producer, director, writer), Rob Tapert(executive producer), Bruce Campbell (executive producer and star of the series, Ash),Ivan Raimi (co-exeuctive producer), and Craig DiGregorio (executive producer), along with Lucy Lawless (Ruby), discuss the highly anticipated new series and what fans can expect in the premiere season. Room 6A
The Visit: 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Writer/director/producer M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, Unbreakable) and producer Jason Blum (Paranormal Activity, The Purge and Insidious series) discuss The Visit, their upcoming thriller from Universal Pictures. Horton Grand Theater
Kung Fury: The Best Movie of All Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
The team behind viral sensation Kung Fury discuss the record-breaking and critically acclaimed journey, from Kickstarter to Cannes to Comic-Con. Director David Sandberg is joined on stage by the “True Survivor” David Hasselhoff (Hoff 9000), and cast members Jorma Taccone (Hitler), Eleni Young (Barbarianna), Leopold Nilsson(Hacker Man), Andreas Cahling (Thor), as well as Seth Grahame-Smith (producer of the upcoming feature) and moderator Drew McWeeny. Room 6BCF
World Premiere of Justice League: Gods & Monsters: 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Animation legend Bruce Timm returns to the popular DC Universe Original Movies with his unique new vision of a Justice League you’ve never seen before. Justice League: Gods & Monsters features a Superman born of General Zod’s blood, a Batman with a healthy dose of bat in the man, and a Wonder Woman rising from the ranks of the New Gods. This ain’t your daddy’s Justice League. They are as likely the world’s saviors as Earth’s despotic rulers. When a group of famed scientists experience untimely “accidents,” a government task force follows the trail of clues to the Justice League into a high-stakes game of intrigue, mystery, and action that asks the question: How do you serve justice to those above the law? The all-star voice cast includesMichael C. Hall (Dexter) as Batman, Benjamin Bratt (Law & Order, 24) as Superman, Jason Isaacs (Harry Potter films, Dig) as Lex Luthor, Richard Chamberlain (Dr. Kildare, The Thorn Birds) as Highfather, and Tahmoh Penikett (Battlestar Galactica) as Steve Trevor. Witness the first public screening of this all-new film, then stay for an entertaining panel led by executive producer Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series); Tamara Taylor (Bones), voice of Wonder Woman; C. Thomas Howell (E.T., Southland), voice of Dr. Will Magnus; Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds), voice of Lois Lane, director Sam Liu; co-producer/screenwriter Alan Burnett; dialogue directorAndrea Romano; and members of the voice cast. As is tradition, there will be special announcements, moderator Victor Lucas (Electric Playground) will present exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and there just might be a few potential surprises. Justice League: Gods & Monsters will be available from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital HD on July 14 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on July 28. Ballroom 20
Yoga Hosers: 7:15pm – 9:00pm – Hall H