San Diego Comic-Con 2010 – Friday Programming Preview
July 22 through 25 marks 41st year of the San Diego Comic-Con International, the world’s most famous popular culture convention. It’ll be my seventh year as an attendee.
If I can pull together the hardware I need, I’m hoping to post my instant impressions of each panel I attend as they happen. If you happen to have an awesome contact who can help out, please drop me a line
The panels for this year were released last week. Here’s my list of Friday’s panels that appeal. The best news for me is that the panels in Hall H are almost uniformly terrible, meaning that I will escape the gravity of that place for the first time in quite a while, if only for a day. This also means that I get to avoid most of the 3D hype, as the programming gurus appear to have decided that Friday, in addition to being Star Wars Day, is also unofficially 3D Day. On the down side, it means I will miss Guillermo del Toro, who is always highly entertaining.
Sometime between now and next Wednesday, I’ll sit down and figure out exactly what I’ll be attending.
Friday, July 23
10:00-11:00 Comedy Central: Ugly Americans— Room 25ABC
10:30-11:30 Summit Entertainment: Drive Angry 3D— Hall H
11:00-11:45 Dimension Films: Piranha 3D— Hall H
11:30-12:30 AMC’s The Walking Dead— Room 6BCF – I am really excited for this panel. I love the Kirkman graphic novel it’s based on, and think Darabont can do almost no wrong. My biggest concern about the show is that they’re going to have to gut it to get it on AMC. I hope not.
11:30-12:30 Caprica— Ballroom 20
12:00-1:00 Skyline— Hall H
1:00-2:00 Bloom County’s Berkeley Breathed: The Secret Sex Tapes— Room 6A – from what I understand, Breathed rarely does public appearances. It’ll be a tight transition between Walking Dead to here, and I suspect the line will be prohibitively long for what is a really small room, so we shall see.
1:00-2:00 Star Wars Day: Beyond Solo: Crafting the Multiplayer Story in Star Wars: The Old Republic— Room 7AB
1:00-2:00 Super— Hall H
2:00-3:00 Yo Gabba Gabba! -Room 8
2:15-3:45 Miramax Films: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark— Hall H – It’s possible I may try to sneak back into Hall H for this and the Green Hornet panel. del Toro’s been reliably entertaining in past panels, and is rumored to be ready to announce his next movie here. Fingers crossed for Lovecraft.
4:00-5:00 Entertainment Weekly: Girls Who Kick Ass: A New Generation of Heroines—Ballroom 20
4:30-5:30 Adult Swim Panel Featuring Robot Chicken, Venture Bros, and Metalocalypse—Room 6BCF – on the other hand, if I skip Hall H, I’ll get to finally see the Adult Swim panel after many years of wanting to get to it.
4:30-5:30 Fallout: Game Writing in Evolving Franchises— Room 9
5:00-6:00 Spotlight on Drew Struzan— Room 7AB
5:00-6:00 Girls Gone Genre: Movies, TV, Comics, Web— Room 24ABC
5:15-6:15 True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Ballroom 20
5:30-6:30 Shout! Factory: Roger Corman: King of the Independents— Room 25ABC
6:30-7:30 TV Guide Magazine: The 2010 Hot List— Ballroom 20
7:00-8:00 RiffTrax Live— Room 6DE
8:00-10:00 World Premiere: Batman: Under the Red Hood— Ballroom 20
8:15-9:15 Marvel: Iron Man Anime— Room 6DE
9:00-10:00 Worst Cartoons Ever— Room 6BCF – This one’s a yearly tradition and always a lot of fun. The last few years I’ve been so bushed by Friday night that I’ve had to go to the panel, grab a copy of the DVD that Jerry Beck, noted animation historian, puts together of his program, and go back and sleep, but I won’t have as early a morning this time, so this may happen.
9:30-10:30 The Blood Factory— Room 5AB
10:00-12:00 Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation: Sick and Twisted— Room 6BCF
Written by ireviewsomething
July 13, 2010 at 11:29pm
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