San Diego Comic-Con International 2015 is happening in less than two weeks and organizers have just released the programming schedule for the biggest day of the pop culture spectacular.
Per usual, Comic-Con Saturday – landing on July 11 this year – will be jam-packed with all-day events at the San Diego Convention Center to delight every fanboy and fangirl.
The entertainment lineup includes the “TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites” panel at 11 a.m. in Ballroom 20 featuring stars like Yvette Nicole Brown (“The Odd Couple” and “Community”), Wendi McLendon-Covey (“The Godlbergs”), David Anders (“iZombie), Norman Reedus (“The Walking Dead”), Eliza Taylor (“The 100”), Ming-Na Wen (“Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” and Maisie Williams (“Game of Thrones”).
NBC’s new show “Blindspot” will host its pilot screening and panel at 11:15 a.m. in Room 6A with stars Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander. Celebrating its 27th season, “The Simpsons” will host a panel at noon in Ballroom 20 with creator Matt Groening and Nancy Cartwright – the woman behind the voices of Bart Simpson, Nelson Muntz and Ralph Wiggum.
The notoriously busy Hall H will host back-to-back programming, including a presentation from Warner Bros. at 10:30 a.m. that will give fans an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming flicks. “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” will take over Hall H at 12:15 p.m., followed by the 1:30 p.m. “Quentin Tarantino’s: The Hateful Eight” panel featuring Academy Award winner Quentin Tarantino, who will bring fans an exclusive look at his highly-anticipated eighth film.
Legendary Pictures will steal the Hall H show at 2:30 p.m. with filmmakers and talent from Legendary’s upcoming “Warcraft,” “Crimson Peak,” “Great Wall,” and “Krampus.”
At 3:45 p.m., the popular “Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass” panel will take its turn in Hall H with fantastic females like Gal Gabot (“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”), Gwendoline Christie (“Game of Thrones”), Hayley Atwell (“Agent Carter”) and Kathy Bates (“American Horror Story.”)
Comic-Con fan favorite Joss Whedon will also take the spotlight in Hall H at 4:45 p.m., followed by 20th Century Fox at 5:45 p.m. The Warner Bros. Television and DC Entertainment Screening Block begins at 8 p.m. and will include a look at “Supergirl,” “Gotham,” “Arrow,” “The Flash,” “DC Legends of Tomorrow” and “Vixen.”
In Room 6A, Comic book icon Stan Lee will discuss his long career in the industry, plus future projects, during a 1:45 p.m. Q&A session.
At 3 p.m., NBC’s “Grimm” will host a panel in Ballroom 20 that includes cast members David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner and Claire Coffee.
Actor William Shatner will showcase “William Shatner’s Man O’ War: Cinematic Graphic Novel” during a 4 p.m. panel in room 6BCF.
NBC’s “Hannibal” – though canceled – will still savor the fandom at its panel at 5 p.m. in Ballroom 20 featuring producer and creator Bryan Fuller and star Hugh Dancy, to name a couple of panelists.
Of course, these are just some highlights from Saturday’s programming schedule. For the full list, click here.
Since Saturday the busiest day of the 4-day convention, it’s important to get there early and plan accordingly. It’s safe to say the crowds and quirky, colorful costumes will be everywhere.
For details on what to expect at Comic-Con on Wednesday through Friday, click here.