See Me at SDCC!
By Chris Hardwick on July 12, 2012
Hey, gang! I KNOW Luke did a “where I’ll be” post yesterday, but unbeknownst to him I had spent a great deal of time formatting a more detailed version that resembles the SDCC program guide. So guess what?? I’M POSTING IT ANYWAY. Yeah! I call it reFUNdant. And “They” can’t stop me! Cuz I’M the THEY!
San Diego Comic-Con International is going to be an onslaught of amazingness, and I will be all over it like a prom date. Please come administer high fives/hugs at any or all of the following places:
2p-3p – Disney panel, Hall H – Moderating Q&A panel for Walt Disney Studios, which will include Frankenweenie with Tim Burton, Oz the Great and Powerful with Sam Raimi, and Wreck-It Ralph with Director Rich Moore. Also, John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman! Footage will be shown!
3:30-4:30 – BBC America signing, Booth #3629 – I’ll write my name on stuff for you at the BBC America booth. Actually, I’ll write anyone’s name on anything! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to have me sign “Camryn Manheim” on your copy of The Silence Dogood Letters!
5p-6p – Legendary Comics panel, Room 6A – Moderating! Panelists include The Tower Chronicles creators Matt Wagner (Grendel, Mage) and Simon Bisley (Lobo, 2000 AD), Shadow Walk creators Max Brooks (The Zombie Survival Guide, G.I. Joe: Hearts & Minds), Mark Waid (Kingdom Come,The Flash), and Shane Davis (Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns, Superman: Earth One). Joining this all-star cast are co-creator of The Tower Chronicles and Shadow Walk, Thomas Tull (founder and CEO of Legendary Entertainment) and editor-in-chief Bob Schreck (All-Star Superman). Don’t miss breaking news regarding our next project from an elite creator in the comics industry who will be making a surprise appearance.
6:30-8p – YouTube panel, YouTube Fan Lounge, 315 7th Ave- Moderating panel with Lance Sloane, Head of Digital Productions, Warner Bros., Ian Moffitt, General Manager, Machinima Prime, Tony E. Valenzuela, Blackbox TV, Joe Penna (a.k.a. Mystery Guitar Man), Mystery Guitar Man / BAMMO, Dan Baxter and Tina Alexander, creators of HISHE – TBD, Kim Evey, Producer – Geek & Sundry. Discussion will cover the present state and future of digital entertainment on the YouTubes.
7p-8p – The Meltdown, just outside the convention hall in the Warner Bros. outdoor space – I probably won’t be able to make it because of my YT panel, but join Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Ray & other comedians for a Comic-Con version of the weekly stand-up show that is the flagship of our NerdMelt space in LA.
8p – HARDWICK SLEEP
1:25-2:25p – The Walking Dead, Hall H – Moderating Q&A w/ Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira (Michonne ) and David Morrissey (The Governor). !!!!x infinity. Also on hand are EP/showrunner Glen Mazzara, EP & creator Robert Kirkman, EP Gale Anne Hurd, EP Dave Alpert, and special effects emperor Greg Nicotero. We’ll talk about season 2! And you’ll get a satisfying sneak peek at season 3!
4p-5p – Attack of the Show, Booth #4329 – I’ll be hosting the live 1-hour broadcast from the G4 turret.
5:30-7p – StarTalk with Neil deGrasse Tyson, Legendary Booth #3920- I’m co-piloting an episode of ST for the Nerdist Channel on YouTube! Be there or be a rhombus.
7p-9p (doors at 6:30)- Nerdist Podcast Live!, Balboa Theater, 868 4th Ave – Join meself, Matt Mira & Jonah Ray for stand-up, podcastin’, quemments, and our very special guest, Torchwood & Doctor Who‘s Captain Jack Harkness himself, John Barrowman!!! It’s going to be a show so fun, you’ll wish it was a fixed point in time!
10a-11a – signing #2! Legendary Booth #3920 – Say, did you miss the BBC America signing on Thursday? Fear not, Sharpie-likers! I will be conducting another round of writing on thingses. Think of how excited you’ll be to have my signature on your book or clothing item. OR this time, it could be Ted Knight’s name on a taxidermy squirrel. Oh, the times we’ll have together. Please show up, because I will judge my own self worth based on attendance.
12-1p – Nerdist Channel Panel!, Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront – It’s been an exciting year for us, as we launched our very own YouTube channel in April as part of a YT-sponsored programming initiative. Joining the panel talk about their shows on the channel are smooth-talking mega-physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Baba Bbooey himself, Gary Dell’Abate, 4 Points‘ Alex Albrecht & Alison Haislip, Chloe Dykstra from Just Cos and Holly Conrad & Jessica Merizan (better known as the geniuses behind the Mass Effect cosplay from two years ago that whipped your mind’s pants off and blew it) from the upcoming costume builder show Try This At Home. You’ll get never-before-seen sneak peeks at soon-to-be-airing shows, and a probably-seen-before Doctor Who mash-up t-shirt worn by the moderator–me, Chris Hardwick. Bring your mouths and use them to pose questions!
2:30-5p – Warner Bros/Legendary panel, Hall H – This is a whopper. I’ll be moderating Q&A for a variety of films including Pacific Rim, Man of Steel and The Hobbit, with some folks you may have heard of called Guillermo Del Toro, Zack Snyder and Peter Jackson. Also, it’s SDCC, so there will probably be some groin-grabbingly good surprises.
12:30-1:30 – Doctor Who, Hall H – What a way to cap off the Con! I’ll be fielding Qs and fostering As with Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, and Arthur Darvill IN ADDITION TO Steven Moffat (who also made Sherlock) and EP Caroline Skinner. How the shit did I get so lucky???
And that, my friends, is THAT. Greatly looking forward to all of the goodness of Nerd Narnia so make sure and say hey! #PHEW