Awesome Panels to attend that aren’t in Hall H Friday edition

Find any gem panels yesterday that you normally wouldn’t have gone to if you got into the bigger halls? What plans do you all have today? Here are some panels that I think sound pretty cool to attend if you don’t want to wait in long lines.

The 2019 Black Panel
Room 5AB 10:00AM
The Plot Against Static Shock: Are some banned Black creators deliberately set up by publishers? Yeah, it’s like that, and that’s the way, uh-huh uh-huh, I like it. I know you were expecting RUN DMC but got KC & The Sunshine Band instead. Well,Don McGregor (writer, Black Panther), Steve Geppi (owns Baltimore—yep, the entire city), and Greg Resse (journalist) love that song and are part of this year’s panel. Wayne Brady (everything), Bill Duke (director and runner of red lights), andLakita Garth-Wright (writer, media consultant) will join them. Also joining the panel will be Darryl McDaniels, better known as DMC. It’s like that, and that’s the way it is. Look for some big surprises. Any spokesperson who makes a Michael Davis announcement and isn’t Michael Davis is lying.

The Fantastic Flavors of Fantasy
Room 25 ABC 11:00AM
From urban fantasy to epic fantasy to superheroes, fantasy contains multitudes of the amazing and the astonishing. Authors Renee Ahdieh (The Beautiful), Lauren Shippen (The Infinite Noise), Katy Pool (There Will Come a Darkness), Nicole Conway (Legend), Sherrilyn Kenyon (Stygian, Deadman’s Cross series), and Marissa Meyer (Supernova) serve up spicy tropes and savory imaginations across a multitude of subgenres in conversation with David Canfield (Entertainment Weekly).

Embracing Your Inner Geek: An Interactive Self-Care Workshop
Artist’s Loft, BarrioHaus 12:00PM
Neisha T Mulchan (Diversely Geek CEO and ARNP) with the assistance of Jonathan Panarello (APRN, ANP-C ) merge our love of fandom with strategies for mental wellness. Participants will learn to create their own fandom-oriented, self-affirmation care plans that build positive self-value. She is joined by Jyoti Ramdat(communications director, Diversely Geek) and Melissa Gibbo (author, Boredom Kills).

Psychology and the Potterverse: Even Muggles Can Cast Their Patronus
The Theater, Comic-Con Museum 12:00PM
Expecto Patronum! Keith Beard, psy.D. (professor, Marshall University), April Fugett, ph.D. (professor, Marshall University), Britani Black, psy.D. (instructor, Marshall University School of Medicine), Carrie Dean, m.A., and Kasey Kessler,m.A. (Marshall University) discuss their findings from a study examining personality with a person’s selected Patronus charm based on the Harry Potter movies and the J. K. Rowling’s books. The research results demonstrate how personality informs one’s choice of a Patronus charm. Additionally, specific personality traits associated with liking or disliking specific Potterverse characters will be reviewed.

The Immersive Experience of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite
Room 6BCF 2:00PM
Brush up on your spells and get your wand ready for an insider’s look at Harry Potter: Wizards Unite, the new augmented reality (AR) real-world mobile game. Co-published and co-developed by WB Games San Francisco and Niantic, under the Portkey Games label, Harry Potter: Wizards Unite invites players to take on the role of a new recruit of the Statute of Secrecy Task Force and explore real-world neighborhoods and cities to discover mysterious artifacts, cast spells, and encounter fantastic beasts and iconic characters along the way. Join moderator Felicia Day (Supernatural, The Guild, Geek and Sundry) and team members Mary Casey (Executive Director of Product) and April Stegall (Senior Art Manager) from WB Games San Francisco, alongside Archit Bhargava (Director of Worldwide Marketing) and Alex Moffit (Product Manager) from Niantic, as they discuss how this immersive gaming experience was created. Audience members will also get to hear about upcoming features for the game.

The Rook: Season 1
Room 6A 6:00PM
STARZ original series The Rook tells the story of Myfanwy Thomas, a woman who wakes up in the rain beside London’s Millennium Bridge with no memory of who she is and no way to explain the circle of latex-gloved dead bodies splayed around her. When Myfanwy discovers she is a high-ranking official in the Checquy, Britain’s last truly secret service for people with paranormal abilities, she will have to navigate the dangerous and complex world of the agency to uncover who wiped her memory’

Announcing “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” Animated Series
Room 6BCF 7:00PM
Showrunners Alan Freedland and Alan Cohen (American Dad, King of the Hill) discuss the project with Blake Anderson and Adam Devine (Workaholics) and the exciting process of adapting this iconic 50-year-old comic book IP into a series. They will be joined by twin-brother artists and writing team Jeremy Lehrer andDaniel Lehrer (Snapchat’s “Highly Gifted”). Moderator TBA.

And these are just a few panels today that I think will be interesting to take a look at. Especially if you didn’t get into the big rooms and want a more laid back atmosphere. Which ones do you all plan to see?

Netflix Brings on the Fantasy for San Diego Comic Con

Two of the most anticipated upcoming shows from Netflix will make their presence at SDCC this year with scheduled Friday panels in Hall H.

The Witcher panel (2:15-3:00pm) will be on stage in the infamous Hall H. While no news on what will be shown or which cast members will be there, fans of the book series and games can follow along on The Witchers social media for any update news:

Based on the best-selling fantasy series of books, THE WITCHER is an epic tale of fate and family.  Be among the first to get the exclusive scoop on the highly anticipated new Netflix original series centering around famed monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia. Be introduced to the world of The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.

This is one of my most highly anticipated panels and as a fan of both the book series and the games, I cannot wait to see what Netflix has in store for us!

Following right behind The Witcher panel (3:30-5:15) is The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

‘Netflix presents an exclusive sneak peek at the highly-anticipated fantasy series, THE DARK CRYSTAL: AGE OF RESISTANCE, based on Jim  Henson’s groundbreaking 1982 feature film, THE DARK CRYSTAL. In this stunning new prequel, three Gelfling discover the horrifying secret behind the Skeksis’ power, and set out on an epic journey to ignite the fires of rebellion and save their world. Realized using classic puppetry with cutting edge visual effects, the cast and creators discuss all of your burning questions about bringing Thra to life.’

I’ll be the first to admit that I haven’t watched The Dark Crystal movie again since I was a kid (yes, it did in fact scare me) but I will be popping some popcorn tonight to relive Jim Henson’s incredible film again. Follow along The Dark Crystals social media accounts to be sure to catch all of the latest news for this prequel series!

You can also find more info on both series at and