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SDCC - Thursday Panels - The Ones to Watch

Posted by Hoob on July 9th, 2015
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If you are are Comic Con right now, you are facing one of the best dilemas of your life. With all the madness, excitement, and great programming, how can you decide what to do? Well, each morning we’ll be posting a list of the panels we think are the ones to watch. Keep checking back so you don’t miss anything. Today, there’s some big panels in Hall H like Mockingbird and Doctor Who, but there’s a lot of great panels that you might miss out on if you aren’t careful. DC Collectibles and Jakks Pacific are doing their big toy panels today, Ron Perlman and Garret Dillahunt will be on hand to talk about their new Amazon series Hand of God. There’s even a live read with the cast of Adventure Time!

Amazon: Hand of God
Amazon will introduce the Comic-Con audience to Hand of God; a one-hour drama series that stars Golden Globe winner Ron Perlman in his first lead television role sinceSons of Anarchy, as the honorable justice Pernell Harris. The series centers on Harris, a powerful and corrupt judge who comes apart at the seams in the aftermath of a family tragedy. Stricken by grief, and in the midst of a mental and emotional breakdown, he experiences what he believes to be a religious epiphany. Compelled by forces he can’t understand, he sets out to get vengeance for the heinous crime that ultimately caused his only child to attempt suicide. Joining Perlman will be series creatorBen Watkins (Burn Notice), Garret Dilahunt (Justified),Andre Royo (Happyish), Alona Tal (Supernatural), Julian Morris (Pretty Little Liars), Emayatzy Corinealdi (Criminal Minds), and Elizabeth McLaughlin (Betrayal).
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 6A

DC Collectibles
Action figures, statues, busts, PVC figures-DC Collectibles has them! Join the DC Collectibles crew, including VP of creative services Kevin Kiniry, director of creative services Jim Fletcher, and special guests to hear how they come up with so many great products, and what’s coming up from comics’ top makers of awesome collectibles.
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
Room 9

Studio Production Chiefs Speak
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 02, 09:11AM
Fans love to debate and dissect exactly what Hollywood is doing right and wrong. Now, for the first time at Comic-Con, top production executives from major Hollywood studios will reveal the frank realities of their jobs and why they make the decisions they do. 20th Century Fox senior vice president Daria Cercek (X-Men, Spy), Warner Bros. senior vice president Drew Crevello (Dungeons & Dragons,Akira), and Lionsgate executive vice president Jim Miller(The Hunger Games, Power Rangers) will discuss the development process, how they choose intellectual property to adapt, how movies get green lit, how filmmakers and actors are selected, what mistakes can lead to bad movies, how they balance originality vs. faithfulness to source material, and how much they care about the opinions of fans. Rather than merely previewing upcoming releases, you will get insights into how Hollywood really works on this panel moderated byWall Street Journal film industry reporter Ben Fritz.
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Room 6DE

Peanuts 65th Anniversary Panel
UPDATED: Mon, Jun 29, 10:22AM
In 2015, Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts gang celebrates not only their 65th anniversary but also two years of the current volume of the Peanuts comic book at BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Come celebrate Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang’s birthday with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) andPeanuts contributors Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), and Art Baltazar (Tiny Titans), Colleen Coover (Eisner-nominated BandetteI), along with Lex Fajardo, managing editor for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, andCesar Gaellgos, archivist of the Schulz Museum.
Thursday July 9, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
Room 5AB

Bringing Toys to Life in Video Games: He-Man and G.I. Joe Complete the Toy Soldiers: War Chest
The He-Man and G.I. Joe franchises have become a cultural phenomenon spanning toys, cartoons, comic books, and movies since their introduction in the ’80s. Now the fan-favorite action figures make the leap to next-generation video game consoles in Toy Soldiers: War Chest. Panelists Derryl DePriest (VP global brand marketing and G.I. Joe historian from Hasbro), Mark Morse (director of global marketing and franchise development for Masters of the Universe from Mattel), and Josh Mast (producer on Toy Soldiers: War Chest from Ubisoft) discuss bringing these classic action figures to life and present a live gameplay demo and an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the new trailer featuring these characters.
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 25ABC

JAKKS Collector Toys: Star Wars, DC, TMNT, Nintendo, Warcraft and More!
Get the latest sneak peeks, behind-the-scenes scoop, and a preview of really big things to come from all of your favorite toy brands, including Star Wars, the World of Nintendo, DC Heroes, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Halo, Power Rangers and the Warcraft 2016 film. Panelists include Dominic Laurienzo (senior VP Action Figure Design), Peter Skourtis (senior director design), Eli Halpert (senior designer), Jose Alvarez (senior designer),Alec Willis (creative services art director), and moderatorScott “Toy Guru” Neitlich (director Action Figure Marketing).
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 29AB

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
Lionsgate presents an exclusive first look at one of the studio’s highly anticipated films coming to theaters this fall. Get a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic The Hunger Games film franchise. Attendees will be shown exclusive, never-before-seen footage fromMockingjay: Part 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session revealing details on the big-screen finale.
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Hall H

Doctor Who: BBC America’s Official Panel
UPDATED: Fri, Jun 26, 11:51AM
Following his record-breaking first season as the Doctor,Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at Comic-Con with stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) andMichelle Gomez (Missy), and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the time traveler who will continue to journey through all of space and time in epic adventures in the new season premiering this fall. Capaldi’s first season delivered BBC America its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms.
Thursday July 9, 2015 2:15pm - 3:15pm

First Look at Crackle’s SuperMansion
Calling all Stoopid Buddy Stoodios fans! Be the first to catch a sneak peek at the new stop-motion animated comedy series SuperMansion. The cast, voiced by Emmy-award winner Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Seth Green(Family Guy), Jillian Bell (Workaholics), Matthew Senreich, and Zeb Wells (Robot Chicken) discuss the world of superheroes and more. Special surprises may occur.
Thursday July 9, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars Dramatic Reading
UPDATED: Tue, Jun 30, 03:26PM
Jen Wang (In Real Life), has crafted a new, originalAdventure Time practice match that ties into KaBOOM!’s new limited comic book series Adventure Time with Fionna & Cake: Card Wars, and for the first time anywhere, it will be performed live by voice actors Jeremy Shada (voice of Finn), John Dimaggo (voice of Jake), and Olivia Olson(voice of Marceline) from the Adventure Time show! Also on hand will be BOOM! Studios editor Shannon Wattersand a rep from Cryptozoic, publisher of the real-life Adventure Time: Card Wars game.
Thursday July 9, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Horton Grand Theatre


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