Panel Prep for San Diego Comic-Con 2014

You’ve hobnobbed the night away at screenings, parties and various pop-up events, then made your way around Exhibitor’s Hall for a new Pop! Vinyl and other collectibles and now you just want to pick a panel or two to start your day off right. But, where should you go?! Never fear – High Voltage is here to save the day. Here are the San Diego Comic-Con panels we highly recommend you stop by…

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LAST UPDATED: July 17th @ 8:42am

Thursday, July 24th

10:30a-11:30am — Behind The Music: Crime, Death and Resurrection: features composers that create the music to some of your favorite television shows and movies like Nathan Barr (True Blood, Hemlock Grove, The Americans), James Levine (American Horror Story), Jeff Russo (Fargo), Daniel Licht (Dexter), Brian Reitzell (Hannibal, 30 Days of Night), Steve Jablonsky (Transformers, The Last Ship, Ender’s Game) sharing their secrets for getting us to the edge of our seats as blood spills on screen. Plus exclusive giveaways for fans! Room 4

10:30a-11:30am — Legends of TV Land: Get up close and personal with superstar Betty White (The Golden Girls, Hot in Cleveland) and other TV celebs who will answer questions about their work and making history on television. Plus, get a special sneak peek at the animated episode of TV Land’s original sitcom Hot in Cleveland, airing July 30th. Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom

4:00-5:00pm — George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones) discusses his novels, projects, and the visceral new In the House of the Worm comic book series. Moderator William Christensen (Avatar Press publisher) conducts this Q&A with Martin live and in person! Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom

6:00-7:00pm — Star Wars Rebels: A Lucasfilm’s special panel featuring executive producer Dave Filoni & Simon Kinberg plus cast members Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall, Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar and Taylor Gray. Exclusive content from the upcoming series to be revealed! Room 6BCF

6:00-7:00pm — Have you been watching Showtime’s Penny Dreadful where some of literature’s most famous characters, including Dr. Frankenstein & Dorian Gray – all brilliantly reimagined in a whole new light – have become embroiled in Victorian London? Well, don’t miss this panel featuring series stars Josh Hartnett, Reeve Carney, Harry Treadaway, series creator/writer/executive producer John Logan and moderator Aisha Tyler. Ballroom 20


Friday, July 25th

10:00–11:00 a.m. — The Big Bang Theory (season premiere September 22): Back by popular demand, The Big Bang Theory writers are ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy. Ballroom 20

10:00-11:00am — Origami master folder Chris Alexander (author of Star Wars Origami) demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included! Room 7AB

1:30-2:30pm — Wayward Pines World Premiere: Based on the bestselling novel Pines by Blake Crouch, this is an intense new mind-bending 10-episode FOX thriller. Watch the first episode directed by M. Night Shyamalan and written by Chad Hodge. Scheduled panel participants include Matt Dillon (Crash), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), Toby Jones (Harry Potter franchise), Carla Gugino (Watchmen), Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow), Reed Diamond (24), Shannyn Sossamon (40 Days and 40 Nights), Tim Griffin (Prime Suspect), and Charlie Tahan (Charlie St. Cloud) and executive producers M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense), Donald De Line (The Italian Job), Chad Hodge (The Playboy Club) and Ashwin Rajan (After Earth). Moderated by Rob Moynihan (TV Guide). Room 5AB

1:40-2:40pm — Game of Thrones is back! And this will be one of the most sought after (attendance wise) panels so get to Hall H early. Featured cast include Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Baratheon, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, Rory McCann as The Hound, Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Hall H

5:00-6:00pm — Archer: See an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season 6 premiere episode. Then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers), Aisha Tyler (The Talk), Chris Parnell (21 Jump Street), Judy Greer (Arrested Development), Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo), and Lucky Yates (Good Eats), plus creator Adam Reed (Sealab 2021) and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom

5:30–6:30 p.m. — Arrow (season premiere October 8): Stars Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, Colton Haynes, Willa Holland, Paul Blackthorne and John Barrowman with executive producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg will take aim with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly-anticipated third season. Ballroom 20

5:30-6:30pm — The Business of Geek Fashion: Join industry professionals for a behind-the-scenes look at the business of geek fashion. Moderated by Lisa Granshaw (The Daily Dot, Fashionably Geek), panelists Ed Labay (Hot Topic), Mike Kochis (ThinkGeek), Nicole Campos (WeLoveFine), Cameron Parker (Black Milk Clothing), and Victoria Schmidt (Gold Bubble Clothing) discuss how their businesses choose designs, what the licensing process is like, how trends affect their work, and how fashion options for geek girls have increased over the years. Room 26AB

7:00-8:00pm — The Unexplained Files (season premiere July 29) is back with all new tales that will dare you to question everything. Gripping never-before-seen footage, eyewitness experts, and the world’s greatest scientific minds will be on hand to talk about their experiences and findings, shedding light on these age-old mysteries of the unknown. Exclusive prizes and collector items will be given to a few lucky audience members. Room 7AB

Saturday, July 26th

10:00am-12:00pm – Warner Brothers Pictures returns to Hall H with a look at three upcoming movies: Jupiter Ascending, Mad Max and The Hobbit. Hall H

11:00-11:45am — Once Upon a Time has Frozen over! As Elsa enters Storybrooke, she brings an icy new twist to the lives of the rest of the fairytale inhabitants. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis (Lost), and Adam Horowitz (Lost) along with Lana Parrilla (24), Josh Dallas (Thor), Emilie de Ravin (Lost), Colin O’Donoghue (The Rite), and Jared Gilmore (Mad Men) discuss the upcoming season of new characters, new adventures and new rivalries. Ballroom 20

11:15am-12:15pm — Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: While we haven’t received much information, Nickelodeon did confirm the following talent to be present… Seth Green (Leonardo); Sean Astin (Raphael); Greg Cipes (Michelangelo); Rob Paulsen (Donatello); Josh Peck (Casey Jones); Mae Whitman (April O’Neil); Kelly Hu (Karai); Ciro Nieli (executive producer) and Brandon Auman (executive producer). Room 6A

1:00-2:00pm — Defiance: Currently in its second season on Syfy, join Grant Bowler (Nolan), Julie Benz (Amanda Rosewater), Stephanie Leonidas (Irisa), Tony Curran (Datak Tarr), Jaime Murray (Stahma Tarr), Jesse Rath (Alak Tarr) and Executive Producer Kevin Murphy as they discuss the big changes—and huge chances—their characters have taken in this dark and daring chapter of the show. Hilton Bayfront Hotel, Indigo Ballroom

4:00–4:45 p.m. — The Vampire Diaries (season premiere October 2): The cast and creative team behind The Vampire Diaries return for a sizzling sixth appearance at Comic-Con! Series stars Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder and Kat Graham join executive producer/writer Julie Plec on stage for a video screening and Q&A session. Ballroom 20

5:15–6:15 p.m. — Constantine (series premiere October 24): Based upon the characters from DC Comics, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn’t come down on the side of either good or evil … but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. Attendees will see a screening of the complete pilot, followed by a Q&A with series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost) and Charles Halford (True Detective), along with executive producers Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films). Room 6BCF

8:00–11:00 p.m. — Warner Bros. Television & DC Entertainment Present: The Flash, Constantine, Arrow and the World Premiere of Gotham with Special Appearances by Casts and Producers. Plus Arrow star Stephen Amell to act as master of ceremonies! An entire evening filled with some of DC Entertainment’s greatest characters, featuring the world premiere pilot screening — and only Comic-Con screening — of the highly anticipated new series Gotham (Mondays this fall, 8/7c on FOX)?! Yes, please! The pilot of The Flash will also be screened along with exclusive video presentations of returning hit Arrow and new thriller Constantine. Hall H


Sunday, July 27th

10:00-11:00am — Writer and producer Vivek J. Tiwary told us, in confidence, about The Fifth Beatle: The Brian Epstein Story being green-lit for a film earlier this year. Now get the full scoop from Vivek himself as he introduces SDCC to a series of very special guests for a discussion of The Fifth Beatle‘s development. And check out our review of The Fifth Beatle before you attend. Room 24ABC

10:00–11:00 a.m. — Supernatural (Season Premiere October 7): Join series stars Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark A. Sheppard, along with executive producer Jeremy Carver as they answer questions from the audience about what’s in store for the tenth season of this exciting series, including its upcoming 200th episode! Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights, and special features from the upcoming Supernatural: The Complete Ninth Season DVD and Blu-ray™ release. Hall H

11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. — The Following (currently midseason on FOX): Join series stars Kevin Bacon, Shawn Ashmore, Sam Underwood, Jessica Stroup and creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson, executive producers Marcos Siega and Jennifer Johnson for an on-stage Q&A and special video presentation. Hall H