The first day of San Diego Comic-Con this year is lit for TV lovers. Those lucky enough to hold passes can plan to spend a lot of time in Ballroom 20 and Hall H for a slew of screenings, panels and previews on Thursday, July 20. The program schedule for day one of the massive convention is live now.
Things technically start the evening of Wednesday, July 19 in Ballroom 20 with Warner Bros’ annual television previews. On the docket are The “Deception” pilot, previews of “Krypton” and “Black Lightning,” as well as an hour-long episode of “Teen Titans Go!”
Thursday morning, the convention proper kick offs with “The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows,” in Ballroom 20, a curated program of animated shorts moderated by Ron Diamond, founder and curator of the Animation Show of Shows and Acme Filmworks. Con attendees can stick around for a screening of “Medinah,” a science-fiction/fantasy TV show created by Ahmed Al Baker, the first sci-fi show out of the Middle East.
That afternoon, con goers have the option to stick in Ballroom 20 to debate the great super-fan debates with SYFY, or head over to Hall H for a panel with the cast of “Teen Wolf.” Executive producer for Marvel’s “Inhumans” Jeph Loeb will moderate a panel Thursday night in Ballroom 20.
Over in the Indigo Ballroom, Ray Costa will moderate “The 5th Annual Musical Anatomy of a Superhero,” a conversation about the music behind your favorite film and TV superheroes. Composers from TV shows “Legion” and “Gotham” will be joined by the film composers behind “Logan,” “Black Panther,” and more.
And, former Batman Adam West will get his own celebration as the night comes to a close. The “Batman” actor died in June.
If you can’t get into Ballroom 20 or Hall H, there are plenty of TV-related events happening offsite. Experience a Westerosi winter with “Game of Thrones Winter Is Here,” beginning July 20 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and running through Sunday at 1 p.m. If you’re a Netflix obsessive, get the Netflix Experience at the Hilton Gaslamp starting Thursday at 11 a.m. and running through Sunday at 3 p.m.
See below for more TV happenings on the first day of San Diego Comic-Con. The full event run July 20-23 in downtown San Diego.
Wednesday, July 19
Special Sneak Peek Screenings, Ballroom 20
Thursday, July 20
Code Switch: Diversity Behind the Scenes, Room 25ABC
Teen Titans Go!, Room 6A
The 18th Annual Animation Show of Shows, Ballroom 20
Anything Goes with John Barrowman, Indigo Ballroom
Unikitty! New Episode Premiere and Q&A, Room 6A
Medinah: World Premiere Sneak Peek, Ballroom 20
Behind the Scenes of Freeform’s Hit Series Stitchers, Indigo Ballroom
Saban’s Power Rangers: Toys and Collectibles Power Hour, Room 25ABC
Sherlock Comics with Steven Moffat, Room 5AB
Behind the Scenes of Freeform’s Hit Series Shadowhunters, Indigo Ballroom
WWE and Mattel Fan Panel, Room 5AB
SYFY Hosts the Great Debate, Ballroom 20
Roddenberry Presents, Room 24ABC
Rocco’s Modern Life: Return to Earth!, Room 6A
Colony: Season 3 Revealed, Indigo Ballroom
Doctor Who Cosplay: Traditional and Alternative Takes on Cosplaying for Doctor Who, Grand 1 & 2
IFC’s Stan Against Evil, Room 5AB
Sketch-2-Screen: Wonder Woman, Pirates and Apes, Room 25ABC
Teen Wolf, Hall H
Transformers vs G.I. Joe! IDW and Hasbro’s First Strike, Room 9
SYFY: Battlestar Gallactica Reunion, Ballroom 20
Van Helsing Season 2, Indigo Ballroom
The Watcher In The Woods Reimagined, Room 7AB
Your Star Trek Podcast HQ: SoCal, Neil Morgan Auditorium
Netflix Films: Bright and Death Note, Hall H
NBC’s Timeless: Fan Tribute Celebration, Room 6BCF
The Strain Screening and Q&A, Ballroom 20
Z Nation, Indigo Ballroom
Ghosted, Room 6BCF
BritBox’s Classic Doctor Who Panel with Lost Episode Preview and Q&A, Indigo Ballroom
IGN Game Changers: Nerds Win. What’s Next?, Room 7AB
Legion Screening Q&A, Ballroom 20
Star Trek: The Next 50 Years, Room 25ABC
ComiXology and IMDb: Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Movie Trivia Mayhem, Room 6A
LGBTQ Geek Year in Review, Room 28DE
The Exorcist, Room 6BCF
Through the Gate: Celebrating the Stargate Franchise, Grand 1 & 2
Marvel Television: Marvel’s Inhumans, Ballroom 20
Adam West Celebration, Room 6DE
Netflix Original: Castlevania with Adi Shankar, Room 5AB
TBS Gets Animated, Room 7AB
12 Monkeys, Room 6BCF
Hollyweird Science: Information Versus Motivation, Room 26AB
8:00 p.m.Cartoon Network Summertime Go! Screening and Costume Contest, Room 7ABI’ll Take Quidditch for $500, Obi-Wan: Fan Game Show, Room 32ABPsychology of Cult TV Shows: Episode 4, Room 25ABC8:15 p.m.Dark Matter: Season 3, Room 6DE8:30 p.m.Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Room 6BCF