Con Intel: Syfy’s SDCC Lineup announced

By DRWHO42

Syfy announced this morning their San Diego Comic Con plans and it is bringing their A-game to help mark its 25 anniversary as a network. In addition to the ‘Syfy Live from Comic Con’ plans include panels within the convention center, offsite activations, as well as other fun events for fans held offsite (did someone say parties?). Yes!! There will be two fan parties held at the Children’s Museum this year.

Here is a rundown of the highlights:

  • A frakking great BATTLESTAR GALACTICA reunion! With creator Ron Moore and cast from the hit series.
  • The ultimate sci-fi debate throwdown! Moderated by John Hodgman, the biggest names in the sci-fi universe duke it out over the most influential moments, milestones and people in the genre’s history. In “SYFY Hosts the Great Debate,” our expert panel will have the final word (or not!) on important topics like: “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”? Did Han or Greedo shoot first? And just who was the most influential captain of all time?
  • Panels for 11 SYFY shows! Including:
    • o SYFY’s upcoming Superman prequel series KRYPTON and the graphic novel adaptation HAPPY! (KRYPTON panel is co-hosted with Warner Bros. Television Group, and HAPPY! is co-hosted with Universal Cable Productions)
    • o Stars and creators of current SYFY hits THE EXPANSE, THE MAGICIANS and 12 MONKEYS (THE MAGICIANS and 12 MONKEYS panels are co-hosted with Universal Cable Productions)
    • o Fan favorites SHARKNADO, VAN HELSING, WYNONNA EARP, Z NATION and DARK MATTER — and upcoming new series GHOST WARS (All panels hosted by their respective studios)
  • Two big screenings! SYFY and Universal Cable Productions are screening an all-new episode of the grindhouse series BLOOD DRIVE and the premiere episode of “NO-END HOUSE,” the next installment in SYFY’s hit horror anthology CHANNEL ZERO.
  • Zachary Levi will host SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, a three-night live television event that allows fans across the country to experience the best Comic-Con has to offer, dissect breaking ‘Con news, and hear from their favorite stars and creators. Airing Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22, the live event is produced by Wilshire Studios.

EVENTS AND ACTIVATIONS

  • SYFY fan parties! Stripping away the exclusivity of traditional Comic-Con parties, SYFY is throwing two nights of first-come-first-served bashes. Hosted at the Children’s Museum on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22, the themed parties feature photo booths, hourly surprises, live performances and more.
  • Superfan nuptials! Who says Comic-Con isn’t romantic? Actor Orlando Jones makes fans’ dreams come true, as he presides over pop-up nuptials at TBD locations throughout the weekend.
  • Trivia trolleys! Test your sci-fi knowledge and compete to win prize money and other giveaways on SYFY trolleys roaming the streets of San Diego.
  • Cosplay karaoke buses! Take the stage – and the mic – to belt out your favorite sci-fi theme songs on SYFY buses traveling throughout the city. You might even be surprised by one of your favorite stars!
  • Cosplay repair carts! Get an expert makeup touch-up or costume repair at these roaming carts, designed to ensure that all cosplaying ‘con-goers are at their camera-ready best.
  • A SYFY drumline! A drumline marching through the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, playing sci-fi theme songs and commemorating major moments in science fiction history? Yes, please.
  • The Nerd Party lives on! SYFY is partnering with Zachary Levi to co-host his annual invitation-only Friday night party.

 

Panel Schedule:

Thursday, July 20th

1:15-2:15p: SYFY HOSTS THE GREAT DEBATE

Location: Ballroom 20

Moderator: John Hodgman

Panelists: Adam Savage, Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, John Barrowman & more (to be announced) debate the most influential moments, milestones and people in genre history.

2:30-3:30p: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA REUNION

Location: Ballroom 20

Panelists: Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, Grace Park & more (to be announced)

3:00-4:00p: VAN HELSING*

Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

4:00-5:00p: Z NATION*

Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

7:15-8:15p: 12 MONKEYS

Location: Room 6BCF

Panelists: Terry Matalas, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Emily Hampshire, Alisen Down, Todd Stashwick

8:15-9:15p: DARK MATTER*

Location: Room 6DE

 

Friday, July 21st

6:45-7:45p: SHARKNADO 5*

Location: Room 6DE

 

Saturday, July 22nd

1:15-1:45p: KRYPTON

Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

Panelists: Cameron Cuffe, Damian Kindler, Cameron Welsh

2:30-3:30p: WYNONNA EARP*

Location: Room 5AB

2:45-3:45p: HAPPY!

Location: Room 6BCF

Panelists: Chris Meloni, Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Patrick MacManus

4:00-4:50p: THE MAGICIANS

Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

Panelists: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Sera Gamble, John McNamara

5:00-5:50p: THE EXPANSE

Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

Panelists: Naren Shankar, Mark Fergus, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

5:30-6:30p: GHOST WARS*

Location: Room 6A

8:00-9:00p: SCREENING: CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE

Location: Horton Theatre

9:30-10:30p: SCREENING: BLOOD DRIVE

Location: Horton Theatre

*Panels are hosted by their respective studios.

 

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DRWHO42

Kevin aka “DRWHO42” watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist.

When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC).

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