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Thursday, July 20


Behind the Scenes of Freeform's Hit Series Stitchers
What if there were a way to insert a living consciousness into a dead person's memories to find out their cause of death? The Freeform original series Stitchers follows Kirsten Clark, a highly intelligent and persistent computer science student with the ability to hack into the minds of the recently deceased. Recruited into a covert government agency to be "stitched" into the memories of the dead, Kirsten and the Stitchers team investigate murders and solve mysteries. Moderated by TV Guide’s Damian Holbrook, this panel will include executive producer Jeff Schechter with series stars Emma Ishta, Kyle Harris, Ritesh Rajan, and Damon Dayoub. See an exclusive clip from the next week's episode!

Thursday July 20, 2017 12:00pm - 12:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Behind the Scenes of Freeform's Hit Series Shadowhunters
In the summer season of Shadowhunters, the rift between the Shadowhunters and Downworlders grows larger and the team and their Downworlder friends and lovers are put in the middle of the dangerous divide. Torn between the Clave's rules and what they feel is right, Clary, Jace, Alec, and Isabelle struggle to help forge a new beginning. Relationships will be tested, a new Shadowhunter named Sebastian has joined the fray, and the Seelie Queen will step out of the shadows. Moderated by IGN.com's Matt Fowler, panelists include executive producers Todd Slavkin, Darren Swimmer, and Matt Hastings, with series stars Katherine McNamara, Dominic Sherwood, Alberto Rosende, Emeraude Toubia, Matthew Daddario, Isaiah Mustafa, and Harry Shum Jr. Freeform will show an exclusive clip from an upcoming episode and give new information on season 3.

Thursday July 20, 2017 1:00pm - 1:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


Van Helsing Season 2
Premiering exclusive footage from the highly anticipated new season of SYFY's Van Helsing. Stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), Missy Peregrym (Rookie Blue), Christopher Heyerdahl (Twilight, True Blood), Paul Johansson (One Tree Hill), Aleks Paunovic (Continuum, iZombie), and Rukiya Bernard will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute (In the Company of Men, Hell on Wheels) and executive producer Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels) in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell on Wheels).

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 3:50pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


The Watcher in the Woods Reimagined
Executive producer and director Melissa Joan Hart (Sabrina: The Teenage Witch) and executive producer Paula Hart (Melissa & Joey) reimagine the '80s cult classic. Lifetime's all-new movie stars Academy Award-winner Anjelica Huston as Mrs. Aylwood, the distraught mother whose daughter Karen vanished in the English countryside over 20 years ago. Writer Scott Abbott (Queen of the Damned) and associate producer Andrew Gernhard (Wishin' and Hoping, Stalker's Prey) join Melissa and Paula to discuss the new twists on this classic thriller and participate in a Q&A session.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 7AB


Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note
Netflix presents a special sneak peek at David Ayer's new action-thriller film, Bright, set in an alternate present-day where humans, orcs, elves, and fairies have been coexisting since the beginning of time. Stars Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and Édgar Ramírez, and director David Ayer will debut exclusive footage from the film and answer audience questions. Attendees will also be treated to a first look at the new movie Death Note, based on the famous Japanese manga written by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata. Cast and filmmakers from this edgy thriller will debut footage and share details of the project's transition from fan-favorite graphic novel to film.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:15pm - 4:30pm
Hall H


The Strain Screening and Q&A
The world has gone dark in the wake of a nuclear explosion and strigoi are in control. Do these heroes have what it takes to save humankind? The Strain, FX's action-packed vampire thriller based on the bestselling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, returns for its fourth and final season. Get a sneak peek at never-before-seen footage and then join showrunner/executive producer/writer Carlton Cuse, executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Kevin Durand, Ruta Gedmintas, Miguel Gomez, Richard Sammel, and Max Charles as they discuss the challenges (and fun!) of bringing this post-apocalyptic world to life.

Thursday July 20, 2017 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Ballroom 20


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 and 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. Recommended ages 10 and up. Bonus Animation Vs Animator 2.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 25ABC


R. L. Stine, Creator of Goosebumps
Beware: You're in for a scare! R. L. Stine, author of the bestselling children's book series Goosebumps, is at Comic-Con for the first time. Come meet the man who has given you 25 years of fears. Moderated by Marc Snetiker, staff writer, Entertainment Weekly.

Thursday July 20, 2017 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE


The Exorcist
FOX's breakout thriller returns for a second season. Join Father Tomas (Alfonso Herrera, Sense8), Father Marcus (Ben Daniels, House of Cards), Father Bennett (Kurt Egyiawan, Skyfall), and executive producers Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four) and Sean Crouch (Numb3rs) for a special fan tribute panel including highlights and insights on the new season.

Thursday July 20, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6BCF


Netflix Original: Castlevania with Adi Shankar
Castlevania is one of the most popular video game franchises by Konami and Hideo Kojima. Brought to us with vivid animation through Netflix, fans will want to hear what the behind the scene stories are from the cast and crew. Jessica Tseang (founder Girl on Geek, Little Geek Girls) will lead a lively discussion with Adi Shankar (showrunner and executive producer of Castlevania, executive producer Dredd), Sam Deats (director Castlevania, Powerhouse Animation), and Kevin Kolde (executive producer and showrunner for Castlevania, producer Bee and Puppycat, Adventure Time) on what it took to bring this project to us. A Q&A will follow for those with burning questions!

Thursday July 20, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 5AB
Friday, July 21


Diana's Sister Protagonists
How do fictional feminist narratives inform and inspire? The future is female, as reflected in the Women's March, a new Wonder Woman feature film, and a slew of bestselling authors writing empowering stories of women in charge. Maryelizabeth Yturralde (Mysterious Galaxy) leads the conversation with Kiersten White (Now I Rise), Nnedi Okorafor (Akata Witch, Akata Warrior), Sarah Tarkoff (Sinless), Laurie Forest (The Black Witch), Gregory Scott Katsoulis (All Rights Reserved), and Dana Fredsti (The Spawn of Lilith).

Friday July 21, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 25ABC


AMC's Fear the Walking Dead
Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo, Dayton Callie, Sam Underwood, Daniel Sharman, and Michael Greyeyes 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 in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). They will talk about where the series left off in the midseason finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in September.

Friday July 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:15pm
Hall H


AMC's The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Lennie James, Chandler Riggs, Seth Gilliam, Alanna Masterson, and Khary Payton join 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 past season and filming the 100th episode and will share some hints of what's to come with a sneak peek into season 8, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 21, 2017 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Hall H


Friday Playback Room Block #2
The Playback Room will be showing the following panel presentations from either or both Hall H and Ballroom 20: AMC's Fear the Walking Dead, AMC's The Walking Dead, and The 100. (Please note: these playbacks will include only the panel discussions. None of the film clips or footage shown at the live events will be shown here.)


Twin Peaks: A Damn Good Panel
Hear from the cast and creators of one of the most influential TV series of all time. Many of the amazing series being made today owe a debt to a small town in the Pacific Northwest called "Twin Peaks." To quote Entertainment Weekly, "Before there was Peak TV, there was Peaks TV." And now, 25 years later, the story continues in the new SHOWTIME limited event series starring Kyle MacLachlan as FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper, who returns along with original cast members in their unforgettable roles. Watch Twin Peaks Sundays at 9/8c only on SHOWTIME.

Friday July 21, 2017 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Hall H


Superstars in Children's Fiction
Meet children's book and graphic novel superstars as they discuss how they create the heroes, characters, and books that kids love from Goosebumps to Jedi Academy. Featuring Jarrett Krosoczka (Star Wars Jedi Academy), Lucas Turnbloom and Greg Grunberg (Dream Jumper), R. L. Stine (Goosebumps), Jennifer Holm and Matt Holm (Swing it, Sunny), and Molly Ostertag (The Witch Boy).

Friday July 21, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Room 23ABC


Reinventing Horror: What's Next in Film and Comics!
M. L. Miller (writer, Pirouette; editor, Ain't It Cool News) continues a decade-long convention tradition of gathering a group of talented horror filmmakers and comics creators to discuss and dissect the horrors they make and what (if anything) scares them. This year, Miller brings together the best and brightest in horror including The Spierig Brothers (directors/writers, Jigsaw, Predestination), Roxanne Benjamin (director/writer, XX, Southbound), Oz Perkins (director/writer, I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, The Blackcoat's Daughter), Matteo Pizzolo (writer, CALEXIT ; publisher, Black Mask Studios), and some extra special guests to talk about how to reinvent the genre, pushing new limits, reaching new audiences of different cultures/genders/social classes, twisting old concepts, and crafting new terrors to keep you up at night!

Friday July 21, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 23ABC


Queer Fear
The LGBTQ community has had a long history with the horror genre, from James Whale’s Frankenstein to the oft-cited “gayest movie of all time,” A Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Does a gay horror genre exist, and if so, what makes it different from mainstream horror? Furthermore, how does the current political climate alter the lens through which viewers celebrate and connect to the macabre? Join Prism Comics and moderator/screenwriter Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Darkest Night) and an array of panelists, including Christopher Rice (A Density of Souls, Ramses the Damned), Jaclyn Chessen (Shock Attack), George Aaron Climer (Bear Creek), Gary Entin and Edmund Entin (Seconds Apart, the Rest Stop series), Maria Olsen (Paranormal Activity 3, Starry Eyes), and Ira Madison III (pop culture writer, The Daily Beast).

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE


Resident Evil: Vendetta
The Resident Evil franchise returns with the action-packed third installment in the state of the art CG animated series, Resident Evil: Vendetta. Featuring a never-before-seen, behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated movie, fans will be treated to insider information from iconic Japanese filmmaker Takashi Shimizu (The Grudge), director Takanori Tsujimoto, and the cast. In addition, fans of the Resident Evil video game will get a chance to hear about the history of one of the bestselling video game franchises of all time from Capcom’s Hiroyuki Kobayashi, who has produced several of the series’ most popular games.

Friday July 21, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 25ABC


Hollywood Sci-Fi and Horror Museums
Join the greatest names in sci-fi and horror for the Hollywood Science Fiction Museum and the Hollywood Horror Museum. Founded by Clive Barker, John Carpenter, Greg Nicotero, David Gerrold, Sara Karloff, Ronald D. Moore, and many others, both museums will teach and inspire future filmmakers, astronauts, special effects artists, and more. Props include two Star Trek Enterprise Bridge sets, plus items from Star Wars, The Walking Dead, X-Men, Batman, and nearly every film and TV show in the galaxy!

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 7AB


John Carpenter's New Title: Tales of Science Fiction
Co-creator Sandy King Carpenter (They Live, Vampires), writer James Ninness (John Carpenter’s Tales for a Halloween Night, Dust), and letterer Janice Chiang (Conan the Barbarian, Transfomers) talk about the origin of the newest title from award-winning comic publisher Storm King Comics. Storm King is the first place to see new comic worlds from the mind of John Carpenter.

Friday July 21, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 28DE


Spike & Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation
Not for the faint of heart! This program theatrically premiered The Spirit of Christmas (Matt Stone, Trey Parker), Frog Baseball (Mike Judge), Happy Tree Friends (Kenn Navarro), and Dr. Tran (Breehn Burns, Jason Johnson). Bear witness to the outrageous hilarity of everything possible and impossible in Sick and Twisted Animation. You, the lunatic fringe of society, vote on the films as they screen in front of you. Highlights this year include the new rock song “Cats ‘n Things” sung and played by Honchie with video by Mighty Fudge Studios, not to mention a celebration of 40 years of animation with some great classics like No Neck Joe and Home, Honey I’m High. Meet Spike, who will be introducing the show in person.

Friday July 21, 2017 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Room 6BCF


Twin Peaks: Part 11 Exclusive Premiere
There is fire where you are going. Catch the exclusive world premiere of Part 11 of the critically acclaimed SHOWTIME limited event series Twin Peaks and be among the first to see the latest clues to a mystery 25 years in the making. One of the most influential series of all time, Twin Peaks left a legacy that continues to inspire some of the most amazing series being made today, and now the story continues in ways “both wonderful and strange.” Watch Twin Peaks Sundays at 9/8 only on SHOWTIME.

Friday July 21, 2017 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 6A
Saturday, July 22


The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The Originals returns for a fifth season with more supernatural intrigue, romance, and bloodshed in The Big Easy. Join executive producer Julie Plec 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 midseason on The CW. The Originals: The Complete Fourth Season is available now on digital and will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on August 29.

Saturday July 22, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront


The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast: The Resurgence of the Kaiju Film Genre
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 11:03PM
With the success of Kong: Skull Island, the buzz around Legendary's MonsterVerse grew over night. Film buffs and kaiju fans have both Pacific Rim, and Godzilla sequels, along with the grand finale of King Kong vs. Godzilla to look forward to. Jessica Tseang and Chris Eaton (hosts of The Kaiju Kingdom Podcast) discuss with Mitsuki Koga (actor Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.,Kamen Rider Ketaros), Steve Ryfle (author of Ishiro Honda: A Life in Film, from Godzilla to Kurosawa), Chris Mowry (writer of IDW’s Godzilla), Mark Jaramillo (curator of Godzilla vs. Wolfman, producer Kaiju Gaiden), and Michi Yamato (actor, director Masked Rider, Big Bad Beetleborgs, Fujiyama Ichiban) on how Legendary's new films have reawaken a love for giant monsters, and how their career was impacted by TOHO. Exclusive footage of Godzilla vs. Wolfman will be shown followed by an Q&A.

Saturday July 22, 2017 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library


Midnight, Texas Series Premiere
Universal Television presents NBC's new supernatural thriller Midnight, Texas ! Welcome to a place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Based on the bestselling book series by Charlaine Harris (author of the novels that inspired True Blood), comes a journey into a remote Texas town where nothing is what it seems. Home to a vampire, a witch, an angel and a hitwoman, Midnight is a mysterious safe haven for those who are different-a perfect place for anyone looking to hide from the outside world. That is, until the arrival of a powerful psychic and the murder of one of their own. As the town members fight off outside pressures from ever-suspicious cops, deadly biker gangs, and their own dangerous pasts, they band together and form an unlikely but strong family. Join your fellow "Midnighters" for a special screening of the premiere episode along with an exclusive sneak peek and a Q&A session with the cast and producers: François Arnaud (The Borgias), Dylan Bruce (Orphan Black), Parisa Fitz-Henley (Luke Cage), Arielle Kebbel (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Lewis (Sex and the City), Peter Mensah (True Blood), Sarah Ramos (Parenthood), Yul Vazquez, (Bloodline), executive producers Monica Owusu-Breen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.) and David Janollari (Six Feet Under), and author Charlaine Harris.

Saturday July 22, 2017 4:00pm - 5:15pm
Room 6BCF


Introducing Ghost Wars
Catch an exclusive first glimpse of the highly anticipated new psychological horror series coming this fall to SYFY and Netflix. Meet stars Vincent D'Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Avan Jogia (Tut), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club) along with creator/showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum), writer/executive producer Dennis Heaton (Motive), and executive producer Chad Oakes (Fargo, Van Helsing) in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Michael Frislev (Fargo, Van Helsing).

Saturday July 22, 2017 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Room 6A


Bold Voice of Contemporary Horror
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 14, 11:47PM
Love The Witch? The Invitation? The Babadook? It Follows? You're Next? The Greasy Strangler? It Comes At Night? Some of the most knowledgeable and influential voices in horror today discuss the state of indie horror film and give a sneak peek at the best to come this year, with exclusive footage from Sundance, SXSW, and Tribeca standouts. This is the place to come to find out which upcoming horror flicks should be on your must-see list. Panelists include Elijah Wood (Spectrevision), Mette Marie Kongsved (Nowhere), Aaron Moorhead and Justin Benson (The Endless—Tribeca 2017 premiere, Spring), Mickey Keataing (Psychopaths—Tribeca 2017 premiere, Darling), Marianna Palka (Bitch—Sundance 2017 premiere), and more. Moderated by Amy Nicholson (MTV).

Saturday July 22, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 23ABC


Channel Zero: No End House Screening
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:03AM
Be the first to see the premiere of the second season of this critically acclaimed SYFY series months before it airs! Inspired by Brian Russell's Creepypasta tale, Channel Zero: No-End House is the story of a group of friends who enter a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms. Introduction by executive producers Nick Antosca and Brian Russell. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre


Blood Drive Screening
UPDATED: Fri, Jul 21, 04:04AM
Lube up for an exclusive look at the next episode before it's unleashed onto the public. SYFY's Blood Drive is a twisted, grindhouse-infected series that features the maximum amount of carnage allowed on cable television. In this race to the death, the drivers are fueled by mayhem and the cars are fueled by . . . human blood! Introduction by executive producer James Roland and series stars Christina Ochoa and Colin Cunningham. For further information on how to attend this panel, please read more about the Horton Grand Theatre.

Saturday July 22, 2017 9:30pm - 10:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre
Sunday, July 23


Series stars and executive producers answer questions about the shocking events in last season's intense two-part finale and preview what's in store for lucky season 13. Fans will also be treated to an exclusive video presentation featuring series highlights of your favorite guys from Kansas and maybe a surprise or two! The 13th season of Supernatural will return to Thursdays this fall in its new 8/7c time slot on The CW. The series is produced by Kripke Enterprises Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television.

Sunday July 23, 2017 10:30am - 11:30am
Hall H


Monsters, Mayhem, Magic, and Machines for the Next Generation
Classics like Star Wars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Harry Potter, E.T., and Ghostbusters continue to find fans year after year in their original and updated iterations. Author panelists explore more tales to entice readers of every age-from fantastical stories of colliding worlds to horrifying tomes of haunted houses and beyond-and discuss how the creators were influenced by the classics. With Armand Baltazar (Timeless: Diego and the Rangers of the Vastlantic), Madeleine Roux (House of Furies), Marie Lu (Warcross), Marissa Meyer (Renegades), Amanda Foody (Daughter of the Burning City), and Christina Henry (Lost Boy), led by Cecil Castellucci (Shade the Changing Girl).

Sunday July 23, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 28DE


Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Two Decades with Feeling A 20th Anniversary Celebration
The authors of the upcoming oral history Slayers & Vampires from Tor Books about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman (co-authors of The Fifty-Year Mission) reopen the Hellmouth and look back at the secret history of the slayer who saved the world a lot, in honor of the show's 20th anniversary. They will also look at what the future might hold for slayage in the 21st century and revisit the underappreciated genius of Angel and the Buffys that never were, featuring some surprise guests.

Sunday July 23, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 7AB


Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 10, 08:27PM
Jack Bender (EP/director, Lost, Under the Dome), Harry Treadaway (Penny Dreadful), Kelly Lynch (The L Word), Holland Taylor (Two and a Half Men, The Practice), Jharrel Jerome (Moonlight), and Breeda Wool (UnREAL) discuss their new original series on AT&T Audience Network based on the bestselling Stephen King novel, which follows a demented killer who taunts a retired police detective and the crusade to bring the killer to justice before he is able to strike again.

Sunday July 23, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Room 8