The San Diego Comic-Con@home online event is shaping up to be quite a bit more extensive (and awesome!) than March’s Wondercon@home event. Which is to be expected considering the organizers—Comic-Con International—have had a lot more time to prepare for the July Comic-Con event. The COVID-19 virus was just starting to shut down the world in March, and the physical Wondercon event was one of its first casualties. Because of that, organizers didn’t have a lot of time to throw together their online Wondercon offering. But they did pull together a respectable virtual convention, with panels, vendors, and even a cosplay contest. We even got in on the action, with THE CON GUY’s very own Power Rangers Panel, Part 1). A number of other organizations have begun hosting their own virtual events, with varying degrees of success. Wizard World is one of them, offering a whole slew of experiences.
But it’s San Diego Comic-Con’s Comic-Con@Home, now with months of preparation, that is shaping up to be one of the best virtual conventions so far. Although a complete program guide will probably be available over the July 4th weekend, here’s the list of panels and programming we know about so far.
TV & Movies
American Dad: Show Supervising Director, Brent Woods, teaches the cast and executive producers how to draw Roger, everyone’s favorite alien, alongside Rachael MacFarlane (Hayley), Wendy Schaal (Francine), Scott Grimes (Steve), Dee Bradley Baker (Klaus) and EPs Nic Wegener and Joe Chandler.
Bill & Ted Face the Music: Featuring stars Alex Winter, Keanu Reeves, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, and director Dean Parisot and writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson. Moderated by Kevin Smith.
Bless the Harts: Kristen Wiig (Jenny Hart), Maya Rudolph (Betty Hart), Ike Barinholtz (Wayne Edwards), Jillian Bell (Violet Hart) and Fortune Feimster (Brenda) with executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Andy Bobrow discuss their favorite moments from season one, and what they’re looking forward to in season two on FOX this Fall.
Bob’s Burgers: Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard will break news about the upcoming season, featuring the cast including H. Jon Benjamin, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman, Dan Mintz and Larry Murphy. Will have a panel discussion and fan Q&A.
Build a Geek Brand: During a Pandemic: Featuring Tony Kim and others. Tony leads a discussion with experts about building a geek brand during this shutdown and pandemic.
Constantine: 15th Anniversary Reunion: with Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and Akiva Goldsman.
Crossing Swords: Hulu Original Crossing Swords follows Patrick, a good-hearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle. His dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. With Scott Mantz, Seth Green, Alanna Ubach, Tara Strong, Yvette Nicole Brown, Adam Pally, Tom Root, John Harvatine IV, and Adam Ray.
A Conversation with Nathan Fillion: Showrunner Alexi Hawley (“The Rookie”) talks with Nathan Fillion (“Firefly,” “Castle,” “The Rookie”) about his career in film and television. With special appearances by Joss Whedon, Alan Tudyk, Gina Torres, Mekia Cox, Molly Quinn, Seamus Dever and Jon Huertas.
Director’s on Directing: with Robert Rodriguez, Colin Trevorrow, and Joseph Kosinski.
The Dragon Prince: with creators Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, as well as voice cast Jack Desena, Paula Burrows, Sasha Rojen, Erik Todd Dellums, Jason Simpson, Jesse Inocalla, and Racquel Belmonte
Duncanville: Join executive producers Mike & Julie Scully, executive producer and star Amy Poehler, along with stars Ty Burrell, Riki Lindhome, Joy Osmanski, Yassir Lester, Betsy Sodaro and guest stars Rashida Jones and Wiz Khalifa.
Emily the Strange: with creator Rob Reger and illustrator Buzz Parker
Family Guy: Join cast Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin and Kara Vallow to celebrate 350 episodes with a virtual table read! Also a look back at favorite moments from the last 18 seasons, plus a special sneak peek at the upcoming 19th season premiering this fall on FOX!
Fear the Walking Dead: Moderated by Chris Hardwick, the panel will feature Scott Gimple, showrunners and Executive Producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Karen David, Jenna Elfman and Rubén Blades.
G-Loc: Director Tom Paton, and stars Stephen Moyer, Tala Gouveia, Casper Van Dien, and John Rhys-Davies. Moderated by Jacob Oller.
The Goldbergs: Cast members Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, George Segal, Hayley Orrantia, and Sam Lerner
Helstrom: As the son and daughter of a mysterious and powerful serial killer, Hulu Original Helstrom follows Daimon (Tom Austen) and Ana Helstrom (Sydney Lemmon), and their complicated dynamic, as they track down the worst of humanity — each with their own attitude and skills.
HOOPS: A new adult animated series for Netflix launching this summer from 20th Century Fox Television. Voice stars Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Ron Funches, Natasha Leggero, Cleo King and A.D. Miles join creator and executive producer Ben Hoffman and moderator/ guest voice star Max Greenfield (Johnson’s former “New Girl” co-star). Exclusive first look at footage from the premiere episode.
Kevin Smith: The annual Hall H panel.
LGBTQ Representation on TV: with Jamie Chung (Once Upon A Time), Jamie Clayton (Roswell: New Mexico), Wilson Cruz (Star Trek: Discovery), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason, Orphan Black), Anthony Rapp (Star Trek: Discovery), J. August Richards (Council of Dads, Angel, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Harry Shum, Jr. (Shadowhunters) and Brian Michael Smith (9-1-1: Lone Star). Moderated by TV Guide Magazine West Coast Bureau Chief Jim Halterman.
Morphin Time Round Two! The Con Guy’s Virtual Comic-Con Power Rangers Panel: Celebrate more than 27 years of Power Rangers with some of your favorite Power Rangers actors, including Davi Santos (Power Rangers Dino Charge), William Shewfelt (Power Rangers Ninja Steel), Jack Guzman (Power Rangers Wild Force), Jasmeet Baduwalia (Power Rangers Beast Morphers) and a special appearance by Claire Blackwelder (Power Rangers Dino Charge). Moderated by comedian/actor Ben Kliewer (TheConGuy.com). Don’t miss your chance to be part of the Ranger team!
NEXT: Coming to FOX in Fall 2020. Sneak peek of the thrilling opening scene.“NEXT” stars John Slattery (“Mad Men”) as a Silicon Valley pioneer who teams with cybercrime agent Fernanda Andrade (“The First”), to fight a villain unlike anything we’ve ever seen. Panelists will include creator and executive producer Manny Coto (“24”), John Slattery, Fernanda Andrade, Michael Mosley (“Ozark”), Jason Butler Harner (“Ozark”) and Eve Harlow (“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.”). Moderated by Thrillist’s Esther Zuckerman.
NOS4A2: Moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Clark Collis, the panel will feature Showrunner and Executive Producer Jami O’Brien, Executive Producer Joe Hill and cast member Zachary Quinto.
Rooster Teeth: Yssa Badiola, Torrian Crawford, Barbara Dunkelman, Fiona Nova, Kerry Shawcross, and special guest F.J. DeSanto discuss Recorded by Arizal, Red vs. Blue Zero, RWBY Volume 8, and Transformers War For Cybertron: Siege.
The Simpsons: Join Al Jean, Matt Selman, David Silverman, Carolyn Omine, Mike B. Anderson and moderator Yeardley Smith. Season 32!
Solar Opposites: “Solar Opposites” centers around a team of four aliens who escape their exploding home world only to crash land into a move-in ready home in suburban America. Join Justin Roiland (“Korvo”), Thomas Middleditch (“Terry”), Sean Giambrone (“Yumyulack”), Mary Mack (“Jesse”) and executive producers Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel for all things “Solar Opposites” including an exclusive clip from the upcoming second season!
Stumptown: with cast members Jake Johnson, Cobie Smulders, and Michael Ealy
TV Guide Magazine’s Fan Favorites: Hale Appleman (The Magicians), Chris Chalk (Gotham, Perry Mason), Robbie Amell (Upload), Kennedy McMann (Nancy Drew), Jeri Ryan (Star Trek: Picard), Richard Harmon (The 100), Lindsey Morgan (The 100), Harvey Guillen (What We Do in the Shadows), and Alex Newell (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist)
The Walking Dead: The Walking Dead will make its 11th San Diego Comic-Con appearance with a panel spotlighting the Season 10 Finale episode, “A Certain Doom,” which will air as a standalone episode later this year. Moderated by Chris Hardwick, the panel will feature Scott Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Angela Kang, Executive Producer Greg Nicotero, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt and Paola Lazaro, among others.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond: Moderated by Chris Hardwick, the series’ panel will feature Scott Gimple, Showrunner and Executive Producer Matt Negrete and cast members Aliyah Royale, Alexa Mansour, Hal Cumpston, Nicholas Cantu, Nico Tortorella, Julia Ormond and Joe Holt.
Wynonna Earp. No details yet, but expect cast and creators.
Celebrating 80 Years of The Spirit: Moderated by Danny Fingeroth.
Decoding the Kirby/Lee Relationship: with Danny Fingeroth.
In Conversation with Robert Kirkman: Creator Robert Kirkman answers fan questions on his titles including THE WALKING DEAD, INVINCIBLE, FIRE POWER, OBLIVION SONG, and more!
Skybound Presents: Comics & Creators: A panel of Skybound’s comic book creators including Robert Kirkman, the team behind EXCELLENCE, and more come together to discuss their latest projects.
Tribute to Dennis O’Neil: with Danny Fingeroth.
The Wonderful, Horrible History of E.C. Comics: Moderated by Danny Fingeroth.
Creative Renaissance: How to Thrive When it’s Hard to Survive. Join Joe Barrette (Creators, Assemble!), Phil Jimenez (Creators4Comics), Alonso Nunez (Little Fish Comic Book Studio), and Kit Steinaway (Book Industry Charitable Fund) to hear how nonprofit organizations are working with comics creators to support each other and their communities during these challenging times. Moderated by Dan Wood (Comics librarian, EPL).
How to Have a Full-Time Creative Career on a Part-Time Schedule: Now in its 12th year at Comic-Con and WonderCon, this panel of industry professionals discusses strategies and real-world tactics for getting that creative career you’ve always wanted, even though your full-time “day job,” (or other responsibilities) make it seem so hard.
Making a Living Being Creative: Lee Kohse, Brendan Hay, Lex Cassar, and Johnny Kolasinski.