As you are aware, San Diego Comic Con isn’t happening in the traditional sense, however, it will be held virtually! This means tha, you can enjoy all of your nerdy goodness from the comfort of your couch. More good news: It’s completely free! All you need is an internet connection and free time.
July 22-26, roughly 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. (PT). That’s five days long!
You either go to the schedule page on the convention’s site (https://www.comic-con.org/cciathome/2020/wednesday) or you can go to the SDCC YouTube Channel.
This is where the fun begins! There will be panels, an exhibition hall (vendor hall), and even Comic-Con Museum@Home.
Each panel fits into an hour long slot, but there are 350 panels, spread across 5 days. So even if you are watching the entire 8 hours each day, you will still only be able to watch one of eight potential panels. You can access a personalized schedule for the event with the app SCHED, which will allow you to make a personalized itinerary, and will let you know when different panels are scheduled.
Here are some panels that I am interested in checking out:
- Comics on Campus: Fandom at Academia
- Building a Geek Brand: Surviving a Pandemic
- P.S. NPC: Storytelling in Video Games
- Star Trek Universe Virtual Panel (w/ Sonequa Martin-Green, Jack Quaid, Patrick Stewart, and more)
- Cartoon Network Studios: The Art of Storyboarding
- Legion M: How We’re Opening the Gates to Hollywood
- A Look Inside “Marvel’s 616” on Disney+
- How Every Epic Fantasy Can Be… Epically Different (w/ R.A. Salvatore)
- The Future of Entertainment
- Collider: Directors on Directing (w/ Robert Rodriguez and Colin Trevorrow)
- The Boys Season 2 (w/ Eric Kripke, Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Seth Rogen, and more)
- Dispatches from Middle-earth: What’s new for Tolkien fans
- The Madalorian and His Many Gadgets
- Zombies and Coronavirus: Planning for the Next Big Outbreak (w/ Max Brooks)
Like I said, if you go to their website, there will be a virtual vendor hall, where you can purchase awesome nerdy memorabilia, and even find some cool sales!
On Wednesday, July 22, the Comic-Con@Home Online Exhibit Hall will go live. Join us for an interactive version of the floor plan with offerings from a great cross-section of exhibitors from all over the Comic-Con Exhibit Hall. You’ll find company listings, exclusive products for sale, promotional links, and a whole lot more. The Exhibit Hall will be available for all five days of the convention. It will close—just like the real thing—on Sunday, July 26. Check it out as soon as you can and as often as you can, and remember: You can’t see the whole thing in just one visit!
There are so many amazing names that have been announced to be attending the convention. Celebrities are a mainstay at SDCC each year, but this year even moreso, as a lot of celebs don’t have many obligations going on, and there isn’t a worry about them being physically present at the event. So now we can have so many cool people make cameos on their panels. I’ve listed some above already, but additionally you can expect:
- Thomas Middleditch
- Amy Poehler
- Simon Pegg
- Lin-Manuel Miranda
- Rainn Wilson
- Todd McFarlane
- Robbie Amell
- Ron Perlman
- H. Jon Benjamin
- Seth Green
- Yvette Nicole Brown
- Aisha Tyler
- Reggie Watts
- Phil Lord
- Chris Miller
- Dan Povenmire
- Jeff “Swampy” Marsh
- Seth MacFarlane
- Cobie Smulders
- Matt Berry
- Zachary Quinto
- Jake Johnson
- Nathan Fillion
- Joss Whedon
- Alan Tudyk
- and more
There is so much stuff for you to check out in two days, so go get a SCHED app and start bookmarking panels!