I’m fangirling SOOOO hard about this years FanSets and Warner Bros. 2nd year of collectible pins and bags combo! All of the San Diego Comic- Con’s official 18 carry-all bags this year will have one of 12 different exclusive FanSets DC Comics super hero pins featuring highly detailed heads of such iconic super heroes as Batman, Superman, Black Lightning and Wonder Woman. Even if you aren’t attending SDCC fanboys/fangirls can buy one of the 5 companion pin designs only available on fansets.com. Fans are still trying to buy pins/bags from the first year of the collaboration last!
“We are proud to be returning as the provider of the gift pins for the 2018 SDCC with Warner Bros. It’s a great compliment to the quality and collectability of our pins that we were asked to be involved again for the second year in a row. Warner is a great partner to work with and we are proud of our association with them.”Lew Halboth, Partner, FanSets.
So what bag and pin do you wish you could grab? I kind of want the Black Lightening bag/pin and if I can’t get that than the Young Justice or Teen Titans Go! bags and the pin maybe Superman?
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner. DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games. Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.
About FanSets, LLC.
FanSets, launched in 2016, by Lew Halboth, John Garrison and Dan Madsen is a new limited-edition collectibles company producing cutting-edge, limited edition pins and pin sets, with unique art and technology, which are
designed to appeal to casual and serious collectors. The company holds licenses for Star Trek, Harry Potter, DC Comics and others featuring characters, ships, vehicles, actor autographs, sound effects and music as well as cutting-edge, patent pending Augmented Reality (AR) technology. More licenses will be announced soon. For more info visit the FanSets official website at www.fansets.com and also learn about coming events and products, a special membership club and exclusive “members-only” pins and special savings.
Tom Taylor is coming to San Diego Comic-Con and bringing his Graphic Novel and world premier of Toy Line from Simba Toys.
The Deep started out as a graphic novel series that won the Aurealis Award co-created by New York Times Bestselling comic author and screenwriter Tom Taylor (All-New Wolverine, Earth 2, Superior Iron Man, Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Star Wars: Blood Ties) and co-created by artist James Brouwer (Justice League Beyond).
The Deep has gone from graphic novel, to animated series and now 4-D theatrical experience ‘The Deep: Mystery of the Ancient Amulet’, and fans in the U.K. and Germany recently enjoyed interactive entertainment experiences of The Deep at over 20 SEA LIFE aquariums, produced in collaboration with Merlin Entertainments Group. It’s also spawned a music soundtrack from seasons one and two from Air-Edel Records!
The series is about the diverse Nekton family—a brilliant team of underwater explorers. With state-of-the-art technology and an unquenchable thirst for discovery, the Nektons explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, where most of our world lies unexplored and unexplained. Mr. Taylor will be at the BOOM! Studios booth #2229 to sign copies of his original graphic novels and the new toy line from Simba Toys Thursday to Sunday at SDCC. Simba Toys is the master toy partner with figures, playsets and role-play toys that will debut in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, UK, and Nordic countries in Fall 2018. In Germany they will also include outdoor, die-cast and radio-controlled vehicles and wheeled toys in 2019. Graphic novels and Simba toys are available for purchase at the Booth for him to sign.
The Deep has won numerous awards including the 50th Annual AWGIE Awards in Australia for Children’s Television (5-14 years old), the 2017 Kidscreen Award for Best New Series (Kids Category) and the Golden Sparrow Award at the 2017 German Children’s Media Festival. You can enjoy Seasons one and two of The Deep on broadcasters and streaming services in more than 130 markets where it has reached kids who have fallen in love with the series and graphic novels. You can find the series streaming on the Universal Kids network in the U.S. at 7pm, Netflix (U.S.), ABC ME (Australia), CBBC (UK), Family CHRGD (Canada), YLE (Finland) and Biggs (Portugal). You can find the series broadcast on board for season two include Super RTL (Germany), Nickelodeon (Greece), NRK Super (Norway), POP (Italy), RTBF’s OUFtivi (Belgium), MBC3 (Middle East), Minimax (CEE), KidZone TV (Baltics), Hop! (Israel), SVT (Sweden), TSR (Switzerland), SRC (French Canada), and Zap (Angola and Mozambique).
WHAT: Tom Taylor Celebrates the Hit CG Animated Underwater Adventure Series The Deep at Comic-Con – Graphic Novel Signing – World Premiere of Toy Line from Simba Toys
WHEN: Thu 7/19: 4-5 pm, Fri 7/20: 5-6 pm, Sat 7/21: 11-12 pm, Sun 7/22: 4-5 pm
WHERE: BOOM! Studios Booth #2229
About The Deep
The Deep is a co-production between Australia-based A Stark Production (scripts, design and music) and Canada-based DHX Media (animation, voices and post-production), with distribution also handled by DHX Media. Technicolor, underlying rights holder to The Deep, has oversight of the brand’s licensing extensions, with CPLG, a DHX Media company and one of the world’s leading licensing agencies, serving as the multi-territory licensing agent for the brand, including North America, EMEA (excluding Germany) and Latin America.
The Deep was originally optioned from Nekton Productions. The Deep graphic novels are published by Wolfgang Bylsma and Skye Ogden’s Gestalt Comics., on behalf of Nekton Productions.Robert Chandler serving as an Executive Producer on the television series.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and The Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with 20th Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.
I’m ecstatic to learn that Deborah Harkness is coming to
San Diego Comic Con
Add to your calendar the most exciting news! Deborah Harkness will have a panel discussing her beloved trio of novels “All Souls Trilogy,” (A Discovery of Witches,Shadow of Night & The Book of Life) that sold more than 3.7 million copies through 37 different publishers and will be a new television series in the UK (hopefully eventually making it’s way to USA) based on the first novel. Writing has kept her busy with her newest novel released May 2018 The World of All Souls: The Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and The Book of Life, a book the deeply explores the mythology of All Souls Trilogy that enriched the modern fairy tale with character bios, maps, recipes, the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy with her delightful prose interweaved with a historian’s detail.
Ms. Harkness has been working with the production company Bad Wolf to bring A Discovery of Witches to television this fall with distribution by Sky One all the while juggling a new novel called Times Convert that will be release this fall 2018 that takes place in the “The All Souls Trilogy,” universe! I wonder what magic spell she’s using to get all this done and if it would work to juggle my schedule as well!
Either way I plan to add not only the panel but the book signing to my ‘must do at SDCC’ list!
Harkness will share her thoughts behind all of her projects and sign books at 2018 Comic Con in San Diego. Below is a schedule of appearances:
Thursday, July 19: Penguin Random House Book Signing
Harkness will sign autographs and take photos with fans at the Penguin Random House booth. They will have The World of All Souls and paperbacks of the Trilogy for sale at the booth. Anyone who purchases a book will also get a tote bag with a Time’s Convert excerpt booklet.
Thursday, July 19: A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES Television Panel Discussion
Join Executive Producers Deborah Harkness and Jane Tranter with Bad Wolf for a behind-the-scenes of the making of the new television series, A DISCOVERY OF WITCHES, debuting this fall on Sky One. Lead Actors Matthew Goode and Teresa Palmer, along with Alex Kingston and Owen Teale, will join the conversation.
Friday, July 20: “It Didn’t Look That Way in My Head” Panel Discussion
Authors create worlds and characters in text – and then they are translated through the lens of media into stories that may or may not feel the same to both the creator and readers. Deborah Harkness (All Souls Trilogy), Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring), Kass Morgan (The 100 series), Andy Weir (Artemis), and Kathleen Kaufman (The Lairdbalor) appear in conversation with moderator Brendan Reichs (Nemesis, The Darkdeep).
Friday, July 20: “It Didn’t Look That Way in My Head” Book Signing
So many great SYFY shows coming to SDCC that I need to clone myself so that I can see everything! I can’t wait to hear about what will happen with my Magician friends (I don’t think they will be safe with a body jumper but my new Queen is OK so I’m good!), when will Wynonna watch her tongue! (don’t TELL people you plan to kill them last it kind of makes them mad), the family reunion on Van Helsing has me all twisted, Z Nation am still waiting for all my friends to meet (dang Alaska is COLD but heating up after the bomb means more zombies! Keep that cute baby safe) and that Black Rainbow (didn’t see THAT coming!), Krypton is really a great exploration of the mythology of Superman and where he came from and I can’t believe EVERYONE is back for the final Sharknado movie (am hoping they will bring a shark or two)! I am excited to meet new TV friends with George R.R. Martin’s Nightflyers getting ready to haunt my TV (still want him to write the final Game of Thrones book .. just saying) and Deadly Class that appeals to my love of posh schools with a science fiction twist can’t wait to hear more about this new graphic novel based series.
SYFY SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON 2018 PANEL & PRESS ROOM SCHEDULE
From the mind of George R.R. Martin, this highly anticipated new SYFY series is a psychological thriller set in the year 2093 that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them out there — it’s already on their ship. Unlike anything you’ve seen before,
NIGHTFLYERS combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as “Psycho in space.” Join the cast and creators for an exclusive look into this exciting new series. Panelists include: Jeff Buhler, Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gene Klein and David Bartis. Moderator to be announced.
Panel: 4-5PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Presented by Nomadic, the cast of SYFY’s action horror series VAN HELSING will once again descend on San Diego Comic-Con to give fans an exclusive first-look at what’s in store for the upcoming third season. Panelists include: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Vincent Gale, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Neil LaBute, Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes. Moderator: Bevin, Den of Geek.
SYFY WIRE HOSTS THE GREAT DEBATE
Panel: 4:45-5:45PM | Ballroom 20, Convention Center
What superfan doesn’t love a good debate? To reboot or not reboot? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? Pine, Pratt or Hemsworth? Join celebrity favorites from the sci-fi universe for the ultimate debate as they share their thoughts, feelings and theories on the genre’s most hotly contested topics while moderator Aisha Tyler keeps the peace. After each round, you’ll get to settle the debate by
casting your vote for the most convincing argument. Panelists to be announced.
Presented by The Asylum, be the first to witness a whole new evolution in zombie-kind as the cast and creators of SYFY’s hit series reveal exclusive details of what they have planned for the 5th season. Panelists include: DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Russell Hodgkinson and Karl Schaefer. Moderator to be announced.
Friday, July 20
SYFY WIRE FANGRRLS: WOMEN CHANGING THE GAME
Panel: 5:30-6:30PM | 6DE, Convention Center
The landscape of sci-fi has changed — and we’re never going back. Women aren’t just making some of the best, most groundbreaking work found in the genre today, they’re also redefining what it means to be a fan. Come geek out with our panelists and moderator Cher Martinetti (SYFY WIRE Fangrrls’ Managing Editor) as they chat about their current obsessions and discuss how they’re blazing their own path and changing the industry. Panelists to be announced.
THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME
Panel: 7-8PM | 6BCF, Convention Center
Presented by The Asylum, for the LAST TIME EVER, Comic-Con will be home to a SHARKNADO panel. Go shark to the future with the cast of the FINAL installment in SYFY’s fin-tactic movie franchise. Panelistsinclude: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo. Moderator: Emily Longeretta, US Weekly.
After a mind-blowing Season 1 finale that saw KRYPTON’s history drastically rewritten, the future of Superman has never been in greater jeopardy. Join the cast and creators of SYFY’s hit series as they discuss the many surprises of the first season and give an inside look into what fans can expect in Season
Panelists include:Cameron Cuffe, Shaun Sipos, Wallis Day, Ann Ogbomo, Cameron Welsh and Dan
Be the first to get a sneak peek of SYFY’s new series based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Executive produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt and Mike Larocca, DEADLY CLASS follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King’s Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Panelists include: Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela De Faría, Benedict Wong and Wes Craig. Moderator: Dominic Patten, Deadline.
Panel: 6:45-7:45PM | 6DE, Convention Center
Presented by IDW Entertainment, join the cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series WYNONNA EARP as they reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage and answer your biggest questions about Season 3! Panelists include: Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras and Beau Smith. Moderator: Kayti Burt, Den of Geek.
Panel: 7-8PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
Magic is back…at Comic-Con! Last season, an epic finale totally changed our magicians (like for real) and left us begging for more. Now, join the cast and creators of this critically acclaimed series to get an exclusive look at the upcoming 4th season and answers to all of your burning questions (well, most of them)! Panelists include: John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil. Moderator: Felicia Day.
It looks like I have a SYFY geek date for SDCC with
THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME Panel on Friday, July 20th!
Sharknado is coming to Comic-Con for the last time for the finale of the bitingly funny Shark SYFY movies with the cast chatting about the shark movie that took over SYFY! All you cosplay sharknado fans who come decked out will receive a collectors gift AND at the end of the panel will be a surprise announcement! I’m hoping everyone will survive cause those sharks are MIGHTY hungry!
CONFIRMED PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Moderated By EMILY LONGERETTA from US Weekly Magazine!
THE LAST SHARKNADO: IT’S ABOUT TIME
Panel: 7-8PM | 6BCF, Convention Center
FANS THAT SHOW UP IN SHARK GEAR RECEIVE A COLLECTOR’S GIFT
How or should I say WHO will you Purge?? USA Network’s immersive activation and panel for the new television series USA Network THE PURGE (TV Series) is a continuation of the film series that’s a world wide phenomenon that will be killing on USA Network on Tuesday, September 4 at 10/9c.
America’s first “Purge City” store that allows you to stock up for your ‘nothing is illegal’ night of mayhem opens on July 19th in the Gaslamp District (no badge required). “Purge City” staff can help Purgers stalk up to either hide or mayhem with everything from energy drinks to candles and more!
Purgers can have a fun filled shopping experience with Purge photo opportunities, learn the Purge History of the ‘New Founding Fathers of America’, the Staten Island experiment and annual Purge Nights. “Purge City” will be open for business at 215 Tony Gwynn Drive— from Thursday, July 19 through Saturday, July 21 from 11 AM until 7 PM and Sunday, July 22 from 11 AM until 4 PM.
Based on the hit movie franchise from Blumhouse Productions, The Purge revolves around a 12-hour period when all crime, including murder, is legal. Set in an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, the series follows several seemingly unrelated characters living in a small city. As the clock winds down, each character is forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
The Purge is written and executive produced by the film franchise creator James DeMonaco and led by Jason Blum. Additionally, the entire team behind the blockbuster franchise are on board to executive produce: Michael Bay with Brad Fuller and Andrew Form under the Platinum Dunes banner and Sebastien K. Lemercier. Thomas Kelly serves as executive producer/showrunner of the series. Emmy® and Golden Globe® award-winner Anthony Hemingway will direct and executive produce the premiere episode.
No party like a NERDIST party at SDCC 2018! So if your looking for some geeky fun Nerdist and Alpha have FOUR parties you can attend like a VIP with the Kraken Rum and Legendary TV’s Lost in Space! Party Will Robinson PARTY
I’m always looking for SDCC fun so plan to add these four events to my list of how to spend my nights mingling! Nerdist plans to kick of the party weekend on Thursday, July 19th at the Alpha Book Club Happy Hour for bibliophiles with Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine that are hosting. Thanks to party partner The Kraken® Black Spiced Rum they have a members-only party for Alpha (click link to join) members of the premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks. The party will offer the opportunity to have Tom Hodges and Tony Parker create personalized Kraken-inspired portraits, meet Alpha show talent and receive specialty crafted Kraken Rum cocktails Ahoy! Alpha, the San Diego Storm and Kraken Kon-Tiki created for Comic-Con. The invite only Robo Rythm party is on Friday, July 20th hosted by Legendary Television, in partnership with Nerdist for the annual Comic-Con Industry Party. The closing night Bizarre States 200th Episode Party hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser is on Saturday night, July 21st. The night includes music curated by IHEARTCOMIX, Nerdist House DJ Franki Chan, food and beverages inspired by the paranormal show.
Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands for Alpha Book Club Happy Hour, Alpha After Dark Party with The Kraken Rum, and Bizarre States 200th Episode Party. Not a member yet? Sign up at www.projectalpha.com and join the fun.
The complete schedule of Nerdist parties at SDCC 2018 is:
Description: Join Maude Garrett, Hector Navarro, and Rachel Heine for a glass of wine with the ABC gang! Alpha Book Club Happy Hour is free and open to the public. Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands.
Description: Alpha & The Kraken Rum return to San Diego Comic Con for their exclusive Alpha After Dark Party. Alpha members will enjoy a curated evening of music by DJ Franki Chan of IHEARTCOMIX, the opportunity to receive personalized Kraken-inspired portraits by famed graphic artists Tom Hodges and Tony Parker, and custom signature Kraken Rum cocktails! Invites are limited to Alpha members; non-members can sign up for Alpha at www.projectalpha.com. Fans will want to attend the party to see what The Kraken unleashes at SDCC this year!
Friday, July 20, 2018
10 PM – Robo Rhythm: An Intergalactic Dance Party hosted by Legendary Television
Description: In partnership with Nerdist, Legendary Television is hosting ³Robo Rhythm,² an intergalactic dance party celebrating LOST IN SPACE at the Oxford Social Club. Guests are invited to enjoy cocktails at the open bar featuring Don West smuggled booze, while dancing to a one-night-only special guest DJ set by the LOST IN SPACE ³Robot.² Private invite-only party.
Saturday, July 21, 2018
8 PM – Bizarre States 200th Episode Party hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser
Description: Party with Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser! Celebrate the 200th episode of Bizarre States with music from our Nerdist House DJ, food, beverages, and more surprises thematically inspired by the show. Bizarre States 200th Episode Party will be open to Alpha members and invite-only industry and talent.
About The Kraken®
AS IT IS TOLD, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is an imported rum from the Caribbean blended with secret spices. Named for the sea beast of myth and legend, The Kraken Black Spiced Rum is bold, rich, black and smooth. AS THEY SAY, ³To not respect the power of the Kraken is to not respect the sea.² So drink with respect.
About Legendary TV
Legendary Television produces and distributes innovative top-quality content for all platforms worldwide. The studio’s roster includes the recently released reboot of the classic family adventure series LOST IN SPACE for Netflix and the upcoming CARNIVAL ROW, a fantasy noir drama starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, from Rene Echevarria & Travis Beacham for Amazon. The third season of Legendary Television¹s critically acclaimed science-fiction drama COLONY, co-created by Carlton Cuse, is currently airing on USA Network. Three seasons of LOVE, a relationship comedy from Judd Apatow, are now available exclusively on Netflix. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com
Nerdist is a multi-platform media and entertainment network for fans of genre and pop culture content. With flagship content including Nerdist News hosted by Jessica Chobot, weekly shows Because Science and The Dan Cave, and daily in-depth editorial coverage, Nerdist reaches millions of people every day on Nerdist.com and on leading platforms including the premium streaming service Alpha, YouTube, Facebook, and the Nerdist Podcast Network. Nerdist is owned by Legendary Entertainment and is part of Legendary Digital Networks, which also includes Geek & Sundry and Amy Poehler¹s Smart Girls.
Alpha is a leading premium streaming entertainment service from Legendary Digital Networks that offers access to fully interactive live and on-demand channels, exclusive shows, and a suite of innovative features that empower fans to experience the programming they love in a unique and personally customizable way. Since its launch in 2016, Alpha has given members unprecedented access to engage directly with on-air personalities and form immersive communities around their passions. Alpha¹s slate of original and exclusive shows includes Talkin¹ Toons, Sagas of Sundry, Painters Guild, Because Science,Bizarre States Los Angeles, and Critical Role. Try the Alpha experience commitment-free for 30 days atwww.projectalpha.com.
About Legendary Digital Networks
Legendary Digital Networks (LDN) is the streaming media and branded content division of Legendary Entertainment and home to leading digital entertainment brands Nerdist, Geek and Sundry, and Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls, as well as Alpha, a premium streaming entertainment service that gives members access to new and exclusive shows and immersive community-based interactivity.
CBS Television Studios in bringing TV Shows AND the fun to SDCC 2018!
Not only is Star Trek: Discovery returning to HALL H but Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is coming to Comic-Con for the first time to celebrate the final season with a sold out show. Magic is coming with the reimagined Charmed, the classic Twilight Zone special marathon screening of favorite episodes and Magnum P.I.! CBS All Access is giving viewers a chance to see the new psychological thriller Tell Me a Story from Kapital Entertainment.
But the CBS fun won’t stop with panels because CBS has fan activation all over Gaslamp from Star Trek: Discovery prop/costume exhibit to The Neighborhood and Happy Together EV Rides with emoji squeezies! Stay cool in the shade with Magnum P.I. red sunglasses so keep an eye out for the Ferrari 488 on Thursday, July 19th.
DETAILS ON PANELS AND EVENTS (in chronological order):
THURSDAY, JULY 19
“CHARMED” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL, 11:15 AM–12:15 PM, BALLROOM 20 – The iconic CHARMED is back just in time to celebrate its 20th anniversary. This reboot of the original series centers on three sisters in a college town who, after the tragic loss of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. Between vanquishing supernatural demons, tearing down the patriarchy and maintaining familial bonds, a witch’s work is never done. Please join series stars Melonie Diaz, Sarah Jeffery, Madeleine Mantock and Rupert Evans, along with producers Jennie Snyder Urman, Jessica O’Toole and Amy Rardin, for an exclusive sneak peek of the first episode of The CW series followed by a panel discussion.
“TELL ME A STORY,” 12:15–12:45 PM, BALLROOM 20 – Step into the world of TELL ME A STORY, the latest project from the brilliant mind of Kevin Williamson. In this reimagining of the world’s most beloved fairy tales, see “The Three Little Pigs,” “Little Red Riding Hood” and “Hansel and Gretel” come to life as dark and twisted psychological thrillers interweaving with each other against the backdrop of modern day New York City. Join executive producer Kevin Williamson, as well as series stars Paul Wesley and James Wolk, for an exclusive sneak peek of the CBS All Access series followed by a panel discussion. Moderated by the editor-in-chief of Entertainment Weekly, Henry Goldblatt.
“MAGNUM P.I.” EXCLUSIVE SCREENING AND PANEL, 4:15–5:30 PM, ROOM 6A – MAGNUM P.I. is a modern take on the classic series starring Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum, a decorated former Navy SEAL who, upon returning home from Afghanistan, repurposes his military skills to become a private investigator. A charming rogue, an American hero and a die-hard Detroit Tigers fan, Magnum has Juliet Higgins and her Dobermans to keep him in line, as well as his trusted buddies and fellow POW survivors TC and Rick when he needs backup on a job. With keys to a vintage Ferrari in one hand, aviator sunglasses in the other, and an Old Düsseldorf longneck chilling in the fridge, Thomas Magnum is back on the case! Please join series stars Jay Hernandez and Perdita Weeks and executive producers Peter Lenkov and Eric Guggenheim for an exclusive sneak peak of the premiere episode of the new CBS series followed by a panel discussion.
“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND”: THE FINAL CURTAIN CALL, 5:45–6:30 PM, ROOM 6A – As the critically acclaimed CW series enters its final season, come celebrate and take a trip down memory lane with co-creators Rachel Bloom and Aline Brosh McKenna as they look back on some of the series’ most memorable moments and talk about what’s ahead for Rebecca Bunch. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Michael McMillian and will include a special performance and never-before-seen footage.
FRIDAY, JULY 20
“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” PANEL, 1:30–2:30 PM, HALL H – Join the cast and producers of this CBS All Access series to look back on season one and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season. Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno.
“THE TWILIGHT ZONE” MARATHON SCREENING, 7:15–9:15 PM, ROOM 6A – THE TWILIGHT ZONE new original series will be coming soon to CBS All Access in a modern reimagining of the iconic series that took viewers to another dimension, a dimension not only of sight and sound but of mind. It was a journey into a wondrous land of imagination for five years on CBS, from 1959-1964. The godfather of sci-fi series, the show explored humanity’s hopes, despairs, pride and prejudice in metaphoric ways conventional dramas could not. Please join us for a special marathon screening and a look back at some of the fan-favorite episodes from the original series. Concessions and an exclusive giveaway item will be provided.
SATURDAY, JULY 20
“CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND LIVE” STARRING RACHEL BLOOM, 7:30 PM, BALBOA THEATRE – The cast of the CW’s award-winning musical dramedy CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND is taking their show on the road in this live tour. Join Rachel Bloom, the rest of the cast and the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND songwriters as they bring the show’s songs to life in this very special live concert event. This is a ticketed event and is currently sold out. For more info, please visit: https://sandiegotheatres.org/rachel-bloom/
I spoke with the producers and stars of Freeform’s drama Siren . Freeform, Disney’s young adult television and streaming network, has kicked off production on their latest original series in Vancouver, “Siren.” The 10-episode, hour-long drama takes us inside Bristol Cove – a coastal town known for its legend of once being home to mermaids. When the arrival of a mysterious girl (played by Eline Powell) proves this folklore all too true, the battle between man and sea takes a very vicious turn as these predatory beings return to reclaim their right to the ocean.
The second season of the Netflix series ‘Dear White People‘ has dug even deeper into race, sexual norms, classism, ‘good negro’ and homosexuality AND detoured into white nationalism with a season finale that had me SHOOK! I’m hoping to have the chance to ask Justing Simien, Creator, Writer, Executive Producer & Showrunner about his surgical casting of new guest stars (Tessa Thompson star of the original film AND Giancarlo Esposito star of School Daze AND Better Call Saul), the inspiration for the new mystery, and the interweaving of history this season that had me laughing and thinking simultaneously!
The PaleyLive Spring 2018 Season kicking off spring with a kicked in door and I’m all for it! The event starts at 7PM with a screening, panel conversation and an opportunity for the audience to ask questions of the cast/creator.
PaleyLive programs offer television fans the rare opportunity to engage with the cast and creative teams of their favorite programs in intimate settings held at The Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills. All PaleyLive programs are selected by the Paley Center to not only expand society’s understanding of the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, but also for their ability to educate and entertain the public. For more information, panel updates, and to purchase tickets please visit paleycenter.org
About The Paley Center for Media: The Paley Center for Media, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with locations in New York and Los Angeles, leads the discussion about the cultural, creative, and social significance of television, radio, and emerging platforms. Drawing upon its curatorial expertise, an international collection, and close relationships with the leaders of the media community, the Paley Center examines the intersections between media and society. The general public can access the Paley Center’s permanent media collection, which contains over 160,000 television and radio programs and advertisements, and participate in programs that explore and celebrate the creativity, the innovations, the personalities, and the leaders who are shaping media. Through the global programs of its Media Council and International Council, the Paley Center also serves as a neutral setting where media professionals can engage in discussion and debate about the evolving media landscape. Previously known as The Museum of Television & Radio, the Paley Center was founded in 1975 by William S. Paley, a pioneering innovator in the industry. For more information, please visit paleycenter.org.