SDCC: Giving Sneak Peek Of The Exorcist, Resident Evil And The Walking Dead This July!

San Diego Comic Con is fast approaching. Doors open from July 20th – 24th and preview night ends the 21st and judging from this lineup I just read, it’s...

imageSan Diego Comic Con is fast approaching. Doors open from July 20th – 24th and preview night ends the 21st and judging from this lineup I just read, it’s going to a hell of a night! I took the liberty of copy and pasting from the full lineup to really shed light on some of the most talked about titles that are going to be previewed such as: The Strain, MTV’s Teen Wolf, Skybound’s The Walking Dead, Van Helsing and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. As preview night ends, that next day be ready to be in for the long run because the list of previews and Q&As is kinda overwhelming! Between Capcom’s big announcement on what’s next for the Resident Evil franchise in celebration of Resident Evil’s 20th anniversary, to FOX’s sneak peeks of Scream Queens Season 2 as well the Exorcist episode one, to AMC’s sneak peeks of The Walking Dead season 7 and Fear the Walking Dead season 2 p2, to…and the list goes on:

Partial July 20th lineup via Bloody Disgusting:

3:15-4:15pm – Ballroom 20

The Strain: Screening and Q&A
The munchers are back! The Strain, FX’s action-packed vampire thriller based on the bestselling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, returns August 28. Get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming third season, plus the debut of a Comic-Con exclusive original video that’s sure to go viral. Showrunner/executive producer/director/writer Carlton Cuse, co-creator/executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Kevin Durand (Vasiliy Fet), Ruta Gedmintas (Dutch Velders), Richard Sammel (Thomas Eichhorst), and Miguel Gomez (Augustin “Gus” Elizalde) discuss the challenges of bringing this chilling world to life.

3:30-4:30pm – Hall H
Under the Radar
An in-depth discussion about the best in genre fare from the festival circuit and beyond, moderated by Fandano’s Erik Davis and featuring the Los Angeles Times’ Marc Bernardin, MTV’s Amy Nicholson and The Daily Beast’s Jen Yamato. Special guest panelists include Doug Benson and the team behind SXSW teen fanfic hit Slash, including director Clay Liford and star Michael Johnston (Teen Wolf).

3:30-4:30pm – Room 6BCF
Warcraft: The Road to Legion
A team of Blizzard Entertainment’s veteran designers, writers, and artists talk about World of Warcraft: Legion, and the exciting content that will be leading up to its launch. The panelists include Alex Afrasiabi (creative director, World of Warcraft), Chris Robinson (senior art director, World of Warcraft), Matt Samia (senior creative director of brand marketing), and James Waugh (director of story & creative development). The panelists will also take part in a Q&A session, where you can ask all your burning questions about the Burning Legion.

4:00-5:00pm – Room 7AB
VIZ Media
Come party with VIZ Media! And by party, we mean sit in a chair and listen to thrilling tales of upcoming releases and other Earth-shattering announcements from North America’s largest distributor of manga and anime! VIZ Media has brought you thousands of your favorite titles, including huge hits like Naruto, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Ranma 1⁄2, Tokyo Ghoul, One-Punch Man and more! Warning: panel may include trivia, prizes, yelling, and probably some clapping.

4:30-5:30pm – Ballroom 20
MTV Teen Wolf
Executive producer Jeff Davis and the cast of Teen Wolf return to Comic-Con for the seventh consecutive year. The pack from MTV’s hit series will dish on the upcoming season, answer fan questions, and share the first sneak peek of season 6.

4:30-5:30pm – Room 6DE
Skybound’s The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast), longtime artist of The Walking Dead Charlie Adlard, and Skybound Entertainment editorial director Sean Mackiewicz discuss all things The Walking Dead and what’s to come for the comics series as it approaches its 160th issue. This panel will be moderated by Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

4:30-5:30pm – Horton Grand Theatre
The Enduring Allure of Grimms’ Fairy Tales: Live Reading and Discussion
Award-winning narrators Kirby Heyborne, Jayne Entwistle, and Scott Brick present a live performance from Listening Library’s full-cast audio collection Grimms’ Fairy Tales, followed by a discussion moderated by Dan Zitt (VP, content production, Penguin Random House Audio) that will take listeners behind the scenes of the recording and exploring the enduring popularity of these classic stories.

4:30-5:30pm – Room 8
Find out where some of your favorite titles are heading, and be the first to hear about the new series on deck for the fall from comics’ most innovative imprint.

4:45-5:45pm – Room 6BCF
USA Network’s Colony Panel with the Cast and Creators
Colony fans, whose side are you on: the Collaborators or the Resistance? Executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, along with series stars, offer an exclusive inside look at the new season. When USA Network’s critically acclaimed series Colony returns for season 2, mysterious intruders are still in control of a near-future Los Angeles. Will, played by Josh Holloway (Lost), has been cooperating with the Collaborators, but now that he knows his wife Katie’s (Sarah Wayne Callies, The Walking Dead) secret, have they jeopardized any hope of getting their son back?

5:00-6:00pm – Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Van Helsing
Premiering exclusive first-look footage from Syfy’s new series Van Helsing. Stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), and Christopher Heyerdahl (Twilight, True Blood) will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute (In The Company of Men, Hell on Wheels) and executive producers Simon Barry (Continuum), Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell on Wheels), and Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels) in a panel moderated by Holly Hines (Dynamic Television).

5:00-6:00pm – Room 23ABC
Video Game Comics: Level Up
With Dark Horse, video game franchises found a foothold in comics. With a line of video game-related comics and deluxe art books, including the bestselling World of Warcraft: Chronicle, the publisher now works with the biggest studios and brands in the business. Dark Horse editor Ian Tucker is joined by representatives from DICE, 343 Studios, Microsoft, Blizzard, and BioWare for news and announcements on all your favorite video game tie-ins!

5:00-6:00pm – Room 7AB
World of Capcom
Calling all Capcom fans! Moderator Matt Dahlgren (Capcom) hosts a panel packed with Capcom team members to present the company’s latest and greatest video games. Capcom has been kicking out your favorite games for over three decades, and this panel is the place for fans of all ages to check out the new games they can look forward to.

5:30-6:30pm – Room 8
Dynamite Entertainment: The Art of the Deal
In 2004, Dynamite Entertainment exploded into the world of licensed comics with the release of fan-favorite Army of Darkness. Since that time, the little publisher that could has grown into the leading publisher that does. The company has become the industry leader in books based on film, television, video games, and more, with such diverse world-renowned brands as Atari, James Bond, Grumpy Cat, Bob’s Burgers and so many more! Dynamite CEO/publisher Nick Barrucci, senior editor Joseph Rybandt, and surprise guests reveal the shape of comics to come!

5:30-6:30pm – Room 6A
Nerdist TV: The Boundary Pushers
Great TV takes risks, and few people do it as well as the creators of our favorite sci-fi, fantasy, and genre fare. Moderator Alicia Lutes (Nerdist’s managing editor, co-host/creator of Fangirling) and several of your favorite TV creators talk about how some of the small screen’s greatest, most shocking, and exciting turns have paved the way for a better, more binge-worthy future.

5:45-6:30pm – Horton Grand Theatre
Sausage Party Filmmaker Conversation
Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have been the masterminds behind some of the world’s most outrageous, inventive, and hilarious comedies, and now they are going into the world of animation for Sony Pictures and Annapurna Pictures’ Sausage Party: the world’s first R-rated CG animated comedy. The film is about a group of supermarket products on a quest to discover the truth about their existence and what really happens when they become chosen to leave the grocery story. Not only will you hear all about it as Seth and Evan lead a conversation, you can see the movie for yourself. Following the conversation, stay for the pre-party and screening at Horton Plaza.

5:45-6:45pm – Ballroom 20
Marvel’s Luke Cage
The cast of the upcoming Netflix original series Marvel’s Luke Cage make their first-ever appearance, answering questions and giving fans a look at exclusive footage from the highly anticipated series, ahead of its September 30 global debut on Netflix. Moderated by Jeph Loeb (executive producer and Marvel’s Head of Television).

6:30-7:30pm- Room 26AB
Death and the High Cost of Resurrection
They call it a “Comic Book Death” when a major fictional character is killed off, but the audience doesn’t believe they will stay dead. Does it damage stories when their heroes and villains refuse to remain in the grave? How emotionally invested can an audience be when big consequences are easily reversed? Bestselling horror/fantasy author Mira Grant (aka Seanan McGuire), comic creator and former Marvel/IDW editor Andy Schmidt, and others discuss the ramifications of resurrection with moderator Adron Buske (Nerd for a Living podcast).

7:00-8:00pm – Room 6DE
Dark Matter: Season 2
In the midst of the epic space drama’s second season, cast members Melissa O’Neil (Two), Anthony Lemke (Three), Alex Mallari Jr. (Four), Jodelle Ferland (Five), and newcomer Melanie Liburd (Nyx) will discuss new storylines, characters, sets, and behind-the-scenes tidbits. There will also be some exclusive, never-before-seen footage shown.

7:00-8:00pm – Room 7AB
Heavy Metal: This Panel Goes to 11
A year ago, the nearly 40-years-running leading publisher of science fiction and fantasy made news around the convention with the announcement that Grant Morrison would be stepping in as the magazine’s editor-in-chief. Now, following Morrison’s debut issue, which is being called a “renaissance,” Heavy Metal co-CEO Jeff Krelitz, 20-year publisher Kevin Eastman, and the man himself will blow minds yet again with exclusive announcements, surprise guests, and more!

7:00-8:00pm – Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Marvel Goes Steampunk
Crossing over into every genre, Steampunk has transformed some of our favorite Marvel characters into some of the steamiest superheroes and villains in the galaxy. Celebrating the incredible artists who create such wonderful fan art and the cosplayers who make the costumes a reality, come enjoy a walk on the wild side with everyone from Ant-Man and Deadpool to Spider-man and Xavier’s School for Gifted Youngsters as they are re-imagined in Steampunk style! Panelists include C. J. DeAngeles, Diana Given, Christine Quimbo, and a surprise artist guest. Moderated by Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention’s director of programming, Anastasia Hunter.

7:15-8:15pm – Room 6BCF
Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation
Featuring award-winning animated shorts from across the globe. The Festival is best known for theatrically premiering works of Tim Burton, John Lasseter (Toy Story), Bill Plympton (everything), Andrew Stanton (Finding Nemo), and Nick Park (Wallace & Gromit). Focusing on pop culture and hilarious award-winning films, this screening allows the viewer to see the next generation of Hollywood superstars before anyone else. Meet Spike in person: bonus animation vs. animator.

8:00-9:00pm – Room 9
Ghost of Name That Movie: The Sequel
Returning for its fourth straight year of fun, prizes and rare movie clips. A game show where you can be a contestant and win (marginally) valuable prizes! Inkpot Award winner and show creator, John Field has edited a fun-tastic program of 50 different sci-fi, horror, and fantasy film clips, ranging from the 1920s to today. Four contestants will be chosen from the audience to try to guess the names of the movies the clips are from. If any of the panel members cannot guess the clip, the audience gets the chance! That audience member gets a prize as well. Whichever contestant names the most clips will be the grand prize winner. The second to fourth places will get prizes as well.

8:00-9:00pm – Room 25ABC
Psychology of Cult TV Shows: Episode 3
Back by popular request, this panel focuses on the psychology behind the most recent seasons of your favorite TV shows, including Doctor Who, Supernatural, Sherlock, Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Castle, The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, and others. Psychologists Janina Scarlet (Superhero Therapy, Star Wars Psychology) and Travis Langley (Doctor Who Psychology, Star Trek Psychology), TV writer Christine Boylan (Castle, Once Upon a Time), actors Maurice La Marche (Pinky and the Brain, Futurama) and Chase Masterson (Star Trek, Flash), host Jenna Busch (Legion of Leia, Star Wars Psychology), and surprise guests discuss your favorite TV shows. Alan Kister (Doctor Who: A History, Walking Dead Psychology) moderates.

8:15-10:45pm – Room 6DE
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Let’s do the Time Warp Again! Executive-produced by Lou Adler, Gail Berman, and Kenny Ortega, The Rocky Horror Picture Show is an all-new star-studded reimagining of the cult classic, which is celebrating 40 years of theatrical distribution, longer than any other film in history, for broadcast television! Sweethearts Janet (Victoria Justice) and Brad (Ryan McCartan) stumble upon Dr. Frank-N-Furter’s (Laverne Cox) bizarre abode. Frank-N-Furter, a sexually ambiguous, flirtatious alien mad scientist, with the help of his faithful servants Riff Raff (Reeve Carney) and Magenta (Christina Milian), is holding an annual Transylvanian science convention to showcase the birth of Rocky Horror (Staz Nair), a fit, attractive man created solely to fulfill Frank’s desires. Join cast and producers for an exclusive first look at the two-hour event premiering this fall on FOX

So when that ends, around noon the next day get ready to spend your whole NEXT day in comic con because there’s a TON of shit to go see [not literally shit]! At 11:30 a.m – 12:30 p.m in room 6BCF Capcom will be revealing what’s next for the Resident Evil franchise! But if zombies are more your speed then SDCC has got you covered! During the Resident Evil panel, in Hall H the cast of Fear The Walking Dead will be discussing May’s mid-season finale and will be giving us an official sneak peek of the second half of season 2! Can’t get into that? No problem! During that event in room 2BDF Space Goat will discuss their publishing of Evil Dead 2 and Beyond and what’s in the future for Evil Dead 2 comics. Still love zombies and got into the FearTWD room? Great! Because theres even more sneak peeks on the way! From 1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m in Hall H discuss the season 6 finale of The Walking Dead with the cast and crew AND get a sneak peek of season 7 before it’s October premiere on AMC! THEN Later in the day Norman Bates will be in the building!…Yeah! At 3:30 p.m – 4:30 p.m. in room 6A join the Bates Motel cast as they chat about what’s next for season 5. AFTER THAT it’ll get pretty witchy! The cast of SALEM will reveal an extended sneak peek of the third season followed by a Q&A at 4:45 – 5:45 in room 6A! THEN if your still down for another hour of sitting and/or couldn’t get into any of those events, at 5:00 p.m – 6:00 p.m in 29AB Reinventing Horror will begin with the likes Mickey Keating (Carnage Park), Mike Flanagan (HUSH), Radio Silence (V/H/S) and Matt Pizzolo will discuss reinventing horror in the modern age. THEN at 5:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m in Ballroom 20 a special video presentation for iZombie season 3 is being held by the producers. THEN if you couldn’t get into any of that, SDCC is also holding an The Exorcist episode preview in room 6A from 6:00 p.m – 7:00 p.m. THEN at 6:30 p.m – 8:30 p.m in Hall H discuss PREACHER with the cast and crew. THEN at 6:45 p.m – 7:45 p.m in Ballroom 20 meet up with the cast of SCREAM QUEENS to discuss season 2. THEN at 7:15 p.m – to 8:15 p.m get a sneak peek at SHARKNADO: The 4th Awakens and chat with cast in room 6A and I could just keep going!

Only catch? SDCC ask you to follow these guidelines:


• In the primary programming room area (Rooms 2 through 9 on the top level of the Convention Center), the four hallways leading into these rooms have been designated as either entrance only or exit only. Please see the map in the onsite Quick Guide and look for the signs over each of the programming room hallways upstairs.(An online version of the Quick Guide will be posted on this website later next week!)

• In addition, each room has a definite entrance and exit, and some of the larger rooms have specific areas for lining up. The various maps in the Quick Guide show the locations of specific entrances, exits, and lines for most rooms. Also, look for signage that will help you locate the correct line for each programming room.

• In the five largest programming rooms (6A, 6BCF, 6DE, Ballroom 20, and Hall H), there is a break between programs. This break is to help get attendees in and out in a timely manner. Rooms will not be cleared during these breaks. (The programs in the other rooms—2, 4, 5AB, 7AB, 8, 9, 23ABC, 24ABC, 25ABC, 26AB, 28DE, 29AB, 30CDE, 32AB, and the Indigo Ballroom—will still run back-to-back without breaks).

• Seating in all event rooms at Comic-Con is on a first-come, first-served basis.Because of the sheer number of attendees, simply having a badge does not guarantee a seat in programs and events or an autograph from a specific celebrity. If there is a specific program or presentation you would like to see, it’s always a good idea to plan accordingly and arrive early.

• Seating is limited in each room, from the smallest to the largest. To help everyone, please:

Do not put your bags, food, or other items on the seat next to you.
Please do not save seats.
Don’t leave gaps in seating. Please fill in all seats.
If you are standing in a room, you may be asked to move or to find a seat. This request is for safety reasons and is under the jurisdiction of the Fire Marshal. Standing in any programming room at any time is not recommended.
There is no reserved seating for press. Press badges do not guarantee entry to any event.
• Comic-Con does not clear rooms between events. You are permitted to stay in the same room for multiple programs (with certain exceptions; if a room is to be cleared, it will be announced).

• Rooms filled to capacity will be closed, and no additional attendees will be admitted. This policy is under the jurisdiction of the Fire Marshal.

• Recording of any of the video footage or images projected onto the screens in any of the rooms is strictly prohibited. Hollywood movie and television studios go to great lengths and expense to bring these special presentations for Comic-Con. In many cases they are exclusive, specifically for you, the Comic-Con attendees. Recording of any of these presentations, by any means, including cameras and camera phones, is a violation of copyright law. Please don’t ruin it for everyone! If any of these special presentations appear on the Internet, the studios may stop bringing the footage and exclusive content we all love so much. If you are caught recording a panel or event, you will be asked to leave the panel and may have your badge revoked.

• Live streaming of any event in any programming room is strictly prohibited. This includes rooms onsite at the Convention Center and the offsite programming rooms, too. If you are caught streaming a panel or event, you will be asked to leave the panel and may have your badge revoked.

• Photography: Each program has its own set of rules, and sometimes photography is allowed. When taking pictures, please keep these guidelines in mind:

Avoid using flash photography.
Take photographs from your seat.
Follow the rules of each particular panel. Some events will not allow photography of any kind. An announcement will be made if that is the case.
Selfie sticks, Go Pro poles, stilts, and other devices that extend your camera or phone from your hand are prohibited.
• Q&A: When asking questions of the people on stage, please be courteous. For example, please don’t ask for a kiss, a hug, an autograph, a baby, a prom date, or the chance to give speakers a copy of your script, résumé, or movie. Such requests stop a program in its tracks. The celebrities visiting Comic-Con are taking time out of their busy schedules to see you. Please treat them with respect. Because of time constraints, not everyone who gets in line will be able to ask a question. In the bigger rooms (Rooms 6A, 6BCF, 6DE, 20, Hall H, and the Indigo Ballroom), your question will be screened before you can ask it.

• Cell phones: please silence all cell phones when you enter any programming room. If you must take a call, please leave the room to do so, but be advised if the room is full and closed, you may not get back in. At all times, please be courteous to your neighbors.

• Trash: Please take your trash with you. Remember that other people will also be attending events in the room following you. Do not leave trash on the chairs or in the area around your seat.

• Cancellations: In rare instances, a panel will have to be cancelled because of a situation out of Comic-Con’s control. Keep in mind that all programs, events, and listed appearances are subject to change.

SDCC not only wants visitors to follow those rules, but these as well: The event clearly states the line for Hall H a.k.a the massive 6500 seat hall starts at the sign that states “Hall H line begins here”. You will be provided with an Toucan Tracker wristband, this wristband furthers your chances of getting into the event but doesn’t guarantee them. You MUST NOT give away your band or get out of line without somebody from your group holding your place (for further on this). You must remain seated during the event and only get up when the event is over. And lastly the last two rules are: If you need to use the bathroom and don’t use the one inside Hall H and use the one outside, you may not be able to come back inside. That rule also applies for outside forging. If Hall H’s spread of food doesn’t appeal to you and you forge elsewhere, you may not be able to come back inside via Fire Marshall rules.

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