Capes are back! Or they will be at Comic-Con this year. Someone tell Edna ("No capes!"). Warner Bros. unveiled the official 2013 Comic-Con bags and they come with detachable capes. That, added to the announcement that the bags are fashioned like a backpack this year causes me some mild concern that many of us may feel compelled to run while wearing it, as such a compulsion can arise when wearing a cape.
For those of us planning to attend Comic-Con next week, right now is sort of the calm before the story. The schedule has been posted, and for the most part, we know what we're facing. We can spend days mapping out our plan of attack in the hopes of getting into every panel we want to attend, and then cross our fingers that things will work out.
Excluding preview night, Sunday may very well be the easiest day at Comic-Con, for those who are willing to stick around for the remaining panels. While there are fewer events scheduled that day, there's still plenty to see and do. Sunday's become a big day for TV panels, most of which typically set up shop in Hall H.
For the passionate TV fan, it's not difficult to find great TV-related panels at Comic-Con. In fact, the real challenge is trying to figure out how to get to all of the great panels in a given day, which is virtually impossible. When it comes down to it, it's all about prioritizing. And Friday's schedule is a prime example. Is it possible to get to the Adventure Time panel at the Hilton and also make The Walking Dead panel over in Hall H?
Think being a sidekick is easy? Try being an unemployed one. Michael J. Weithorn and Rob Benedict's new short The Sidekick explores such a scenario through the story of 40-year-old career sidekick, Max McCabe - played by actor and writer Rob Benedict - who is fired by his boss and left to try to figure out how to break back into the fast-paced world of superhero-dom.
We're close enough to Comic-Con that those of us planning to attend are likely getting anxious awaiting the finalized schedule of panels and events set to take place at SDCC this year. In the meantime, networks and studios continue to make individual announcements for panels to be featured. Among the recent announcements are BBC America's Orphan Black, History's Vikings, A&E's Bates Motel and Yahoo!'s comedy Ghost Ghirls.
FX is gearing up for Comic Con with a number of series set to return to the convention this year. The cable network has managed to spread their panels out to cover almost each day of SDCC, Saturday excluded. Wilfred, Archer, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Sons of Anarchy will represent FX (and FXX) at Comic Con this year, with Wilfred leading off the pack late Thursday afternoon.
Names involved with each of the above shows will be in attendence, including Spader, but also Megan Boone, Hugh Dancy, David Giuntoli, Silas Weir Mitchell, and a star-studded Community panel featuring Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Ken Jeong, and Dan Harmon, who recently returned to the series as showrunner. SNL and soon-to-be late night host Seth Meyers is also set to appear at the Hulu panel
In previous years, Dexter has aired in the fall, which makes Comic Con a great time for Showtime to tease the upcoming season. But with Dexter's final season premiering last weekend, the serial killer drama is already underway. That doesn't mean we won't see Dexter at Comic Con this year. In fact, Dexter's going bigger than ever to celebrate its final season at the San Diego convention, with a panel set for Hall H, the biggest venue at the convention center.
ne of the more hotly anticipated panels at Comic Con in San Diego in the past few years has been AMC's The Walking Dead. Between the popularity of the zombie drama series and the popularity of the comic book on which it's based, there is definitely no shortage of zombie fanatics hoping to get into that one. And then factor in the the series history of debuting its first big trailer at the event and it's understandable that people would be lined up in the hopes of getting into the panel.
Syfy viewers attending Comic Con this year will have the opportunity to attend panels for four of the network's series, three of which you may have seen and one that's on the way, courtesy of Ronald D. Moore. Set to be featured in panels at Comic Con in San Diego next month are Defiance, Helix, Being Human and Moore's upcoming new series Helix. Unlike most of the announcements we've heard so far, Syfy actually has specific details on where their panels are taking place at SDDC, as well as what time.
Hey, remember earlier when we mentioned that Adult Swim's Comic Con announcement hopefully meant Cartoon Network's own plans for SDCC would be revealed soon? Well, we were right! And to give you a clue as to what CN has in store for fans attending the San Diego-set convention next month, we advise you to "c'mon and grab your friend," as Adventure Time will be one of the panels featured...
Adult Swim has announced their plans for Comic Con, including the list of shows that will be featured in panels, and the list of talent set to appear to talk about their related series, including Rob Corddry, Ken Marino, Paul Scheer, Jackson Publick, Doc Hammer, Seth Green, Patton Oswalt, Amy Sedaris, Eric Andre, Hannibal Buress and others. Also on the menu for Adult Swim fans is the Adult Swim Funhouse, which will offer viewers a chance to wander through a themed funhouse for the chance to earn themselves a t-shirt.
Josh Holloway, Aimee Teegarden, Kristin Kreuk, Dean Norris, Mike Vogel and Rachelle Lefevre are among the names listed in the panel information below for CBS studios' Intelligence, Star-Crossed, Beauty and the Beast and Under the Dome. Brian K. Vaughan will also be there for Under the Dome, which should please fans of the series as much as it does fans of his comic book writing.
The Comic Con news that was once trickling in now seems to be trickling a bit faster. It's not quite a flood yet, and we might not expect it to be until SDCC announces each days full line-up of panels and those of us planning to attend begin the nerve-racking process of trying to figure out how we can attend all of the panels we want to attend, which - for any fan obsessed with more than one comic, TV show or movie franchise - is virtually impossible...