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I have to say that every year I’m impressed with the fan experience the History channel brings for the Vikings series. I will always remember the snakes <shiver> and now this Viking Funeral taking place on Friday, 7/21 from 7-8PM has me ready to go to Valhalla!
How often will you get to see a 45 foot longship set ablaze on the San Diego Bay for a epic funeral ceremony???? That would be never! This fan experience will honor beloved fan favorite characters with a funeral procession through the Gaslamp Quarter (12 – 5:45PM). So head to the San Diego Bay and get ready to grieve like a viking!
- Funeral Procession – throughout Gaslamp Quarter; 12PM – 5:45PM
- Funeral Ceremony & Ship Burning – Embarcadero Marina Park South (200 Marina Park Way)
- 7:00PM – Press check-in
- 7:30PM – 8:00PM – Funeral ceremony conclusion & burning
- *Drinking horns distributed following ceremony
Please see details below and join in on the conversation by using #VikingsSDCC @HistoryVikings and #KnightfallSDCC.
HISTORY Channel SDCC 2017 Schedule
HISTORY’s “VIKINGS” PANEL – Friday, July 21 from 5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Room 6BCF (2,000 capacity)
VIKINGS FUNERAL – Friday, July 21 from 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., Embarcadero Marina Park South
VIKINGS “WARRIOR’S ALLEGIANCE” CONVENTION CENTER BOOTH – July 19-23 – Booth #4215
Also available to fans while supplies last is a custom “Vikings” limited edition comicbook from a story created by Michael Hirst, exclusively for SDCC.
“Knightfall: Guardians of the Gear” – July 20-23 – MLK Promenade
Additionally at the activation location, attendees will get to take a photo with the Knights Templar, watch a sneak peek of HISTORY’s newest drama series “Knightfall” and preview the Knightfall: Rivals video game on Steam Platform™, coming soon on mobile. Attendees will also be able to pick up a comic book from Titan Comics inspired by “Knightfall” entitled “Truth & Lies,” a prequel to the events in the forthcoming series that follows the Knights during the siege of the Acre in 1291 as they try to protect the most important relic in all of Christendom – the Holy Grail.
“Vikings” is an international Irish/Canadian co-production by World 2000 and Take 5 Productions. MGM Television serves as the worldwide distributor outside of Ireland and Canada. “Vikings” is produced in association with Corus Entertainment.
“Knightfall” is an A+E Studios production in association with The Combine and Midnight Radio. Don Handfield and Richard Rayner serve as creators and executive producers, with Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominee Jeremy Renner also serving as executive producer. Dominic Minghella is executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers from Midnight Radio are Jeff Pinkner, Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Scott Rosenberg. Barry Jossen and Douglas Mackinnon serve as executive producers. The drama stars Tom Cullen (“Downton Abbey”), PádraicDelaney (The Wind That Shakes the Barley, “The Tudors”), Simon Merrells(“Spartacus,” “Dominion”), Olivia Ross (War and Peace), Ed Stoppard (“The Crown”), Sabrina Bartlett (“DaVinci’s Demons”), Jim Carter (“Downton Abbey”) and Julian Ovenden (“Downton Abbey”).