San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Schedule of Selected TV and Movie Panels on Saturday
The Saturday panel of San Diego Comic-Con has annually sucked largest crowd overall which means that studios aggressively pursue slots for the day. This year, the scheduled is filled to the brim with movies that matter such as "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey", "Iron Man 3", "Man of Steel" and "Django Unchained".
For television fans, like usual, Saturday is reserved for FOX's animations like "The Simpsons" which is entering its 24th year, "Family Guy" and "American Dad!". In addition, there will be guaranteed packed rooms as "True Blood", "Glee", and "MythBusters" make their returns on the third day of the event.
Overall, attendees have to carefully select their options because the schedule is so packed and time interval is of the essence. Below is the selected July 14 schedule for movie and television lovers. The full schedule can be seen on the official site.
10:00-11:00 After Earth - Enter the world of After Earth with an in-depth panel that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the universe of the upcoming film and comic book. With the film now in post-production and set to hit theaters next June, screenwriter Gary Whitta and director of photography Peter Suschitzkywill discuss the making of the film. Room 6A
10:00-10:45 Warehouse 13 - America's top-secret, artifact-finding agents have landed at Comic-Con. Stars Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, and Allison Scagliotti, along with executive producer Jack Kenny, present a look inside the new season of Syfy's blockbuster series. Moderated by Damian Holbrook. Ballroom 20
11:00-11:45 Once Upon a Time - Magic is coming! Moderator William Keck takes you to Storybrooke, where a curse placed on its fairytale inhabitants by the Evil Queen has been broken and reality and myth have merged. It's a place where magic is about to be introduced, but with it comes its own set of consequences. Co-creators and executive producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz, along with Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parrilla, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, and Meghan Ory engage in a Q&A about their hit TV series. Ballroom 20
11:30-12:30 Quentin Tarantino's Django Unchained - The Weinstein Company presents a sneak peek at the highly anticipated new film from acclaimed director Quentin Tarantino. Fans will get to see exclusive footage from Django Unchained and take part in a special discussion with Tarantino and the cast. You won't want to miss this! Hall H
12:00-12:45 Futurama - Futurama cannot be killed! Join the cast and crew of the Emmy-award-winning series for world premiere footage of the all-new season on Comedy Central. Plus: Wear your Futurama-themed costume for the chance to win slightly valuable prizes! Scheduled panelists include creator/executive producer Matt Groening, executive producer David X. Cohen, and stars Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio, and Maurice LaMarche. Ballroom 20
12:45-1:30 The Simpsons - Now entering its 24th season, The Simpsons is a living animation legend. Join moderator David Mirkin, creator Matt Groening, executive producer Al Jean, supervising producer Mike Anderson, and the voice of Lisa Simpson, Yeardley Smith, for a lengthy look at the upcoming Treehouse of Horror, a sneak (2D) peek at Simpsons theatrical short The Longest Daycare, and much, much more (okay, 45 minutes' worth). Ballroom 20
12:30-1:30 Phineas and Ferb - Witty and imaginative stepbrothers Phineas and Ferb and their secret agent pet platypus Agent P are at it again! Creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, along with voice talent Vincent Martella, Alyson Stoner, and Dee Bradley Baker, fill you in on the latest scoop on Disney Channel's Emmy Award-winning, music-filled, animated comedy series for kids, tweens, and families. See exclusive content, including a sneak peek at this summer's epic two-part cliffhanger episode "Where's Perry?" Room 6A
12:45-1:45 Open Road Films: End of Watch and Silent Hill: Revelation 3D - Global exclusive! Catch an early look at the highly anticipated action film End of Watch, with special guests Academy Award nominee Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena who play police officers patrolling the meanest streets of south central Los Angeles, and writer/director David Ayer. Also, based on the groundbreaking video game franchise from Konami, Silent Hill: Revelation 3D is the sequel to the hit film Silent Hill. Experience the world premiere of 3D footage from an unparalleled horror experience with special guests Adelaide Kit director Michael J. Bassett, and producer Samuel Hadida. Hall H
1:45-2:30 Family Guy - Seth MacFarlane, Alex Bornstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, Mike Henry, and showrunners Mark Hentemann and Steve Callaghan offer a sneak peek at Family Guy's funniest scenes from the upcoming new season, followed by a freakin' sweet Q&A with the audience. Ballroom 20
2:00-3:00 Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Onto Season 5 -The aftermath of season 4 has left the Star Wars galaxy a very dangerous place: Darth Maul is alive, Asajj Ventress is a bounty hunter, and the Mandalorian Death Watch is deadlier than ever. How will these threads continue in season 5 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars? Find out in this behind-the-scenes panel, which will feature new clips, new insights, and more. Join the discussion with supervising director Dave Filoni and head writer Matt Michnovetz. Moderated by Star Wars author Pablo Hidalgo. Room 6DE
2:00-3:00 Alphas - Alphas are among us ...especially at Comic-Con. A panel featuring the stars of Syfy's Alphas discuss the show's exciting new season. Moderated by Geoff Boucher. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
2:00-3:00 Trailer Park I - See the latest in trailers from your upcoming soon-to-be-favorite films, including some in 3D (glasses provided, but please give them back as you exit the hall). Hall H
2:30-3:15 American Dad! - An exclusive preview of next season's most hilarious moments, followed by a panel conversation with the cast and producers of American Dad featuring Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker, Mike Barker, and Matt Weitzman. Ballroom 20
2:30-5:00 Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Preview Their Upcoming Lineups - Legendary Pictures: Pacific Rim -From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures' and Legendary Pictures' epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim. When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end.
Warner Bros. Pictures: Man Of Steel - Details to follow.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey - From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Peter Jackson comes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, a production of New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Jackson returns to Middle-earth in an adventure that begins 60 years before the events depicted in The Lord of the Rings Trilogy. Hall H
4:15-5:15 EPIX Originals: William Shatner and Roger Corman - Two legends of the entertainment world take to the Comic-Con stage to preview their latest projects. Get a gander at the EPIX Original movie, Roger Corman's first-ever made in 3D, Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, in which a meek college co-ed is transformed into a gigantic cheerleader. Then take a sneak peek at William Shatner's Get a Life!, an EPIX original documentary based on Shatner's hugely popular book, in which he examines the cultural phenomena of Star Trek, its fan-following, and his own role within it. To top it all off the panel will be moderated by "Mr. Comic Book Men" himself, Kevin Smith. Room 6A
3:00-4:00 Grimm Q&A/Season 2 Preview - Grimm, NBC's police procedural with a supernatural mythology, returns to Comic-Con to kick off its second season packed with chills and revelations. Be among the first to get a glimpse of season 2 and participate in a Q&A session with the cast and producers: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, and executive producers/writers Jim Kouf and David Greenwalt, executive producer/director Norberto Barba, and executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner. Room 6A
3:00-4:00 Being Human - This panel is a beast. Stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington join executive producer Anna Fricke to discuss the forthcoming third season of Syfy's hit series about a vampire, a ghost, and a werewolf-all just trying to be human. Moderated by Drusilla Moorhouse . Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4:00-5:00 The Following Screening and Q&A - Don't miss an exclusive pilot screening of The Following, the terrifying new thriller from creator/executive producer Kevin Williamson and executive producer Marcos Siega. Series stars Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy will join the producers for a Q&A after the screening. This fast-paced drama follows Bacon's character Ryan Hardy and the FBI as they are challenged with the ever-growing web of murder around them, masterminded by Purefoy's devious Joe Carroll, who dreams of writing a dark novel with Hardy as his protagonist. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Outerbanks Entertainment and Warner Bros. Television, The Following premieres midseason on FOX. Room 6BCF
4:00-5:00 Showtime: Shameless - The mischievous, unabashed Gallagher clan returns to Comic-Con for a completely shameless panel! Meet the cast and creative team behind one of the hottest Showtime original series, Shameless, moderated by one of the show's own consulting producers, Mike O'Malley. This scrappy, unique family is incredibly engaging, but being a Gallagher isn't always as easy as it looks. Cast and creators discuss how they capture some of their most shameless moments, plus be there when they reveal the top five fan-favorite moments from the past two seasons as voted on by you! Featured panelists include William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, Jeremy Allen White, and others. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
4:30-5:15 True Blood Panel and Q&A session - Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fifth season June 10 on HBO. The series follows the exploits of waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse, who can hear people's thoughts; vampire Bill Compton; and vampire Eric Northman. Oscar and Emmy Award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series and this panel also features Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Joe Manganiello and Christopher Meloni. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20
5:00-6:00 Glee - The popular show returns for the fourth straight year, with a star-studded panel moderated by TVLine's Michael Ausiello. Embrace your inner Gleek and join co-creator/executive producer Brad Falchuk and stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, and Jenna Ushkowitz as they discuss the past season, which ended in an emotional and shocking conclusion that will change everything for the students and graduates of McKinley High. Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
5:15-6:00 Person of Interest Screening and Q&A - The smash hit Person of Interest returns to San Diego! Join series stars Jim Caviezel, Michael Emerson, Taraji P. Henson, and Kevin Chapman, along with executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, for a Q&A and special video presentation highlighting the most-watched new series of the 2011-12 television season-and a sneak peek at what's to come in season 2. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television, Person of Interest airs Thursdays at 9/8c on CBS. Room 6BCF
5:15-5:45 Trailer Park II - Once more with feeling! See the latest in trailers from your upcoming soon-to-be-favorite films, including some in 3D (glasses provided, but please give them back as you exit the hall). Hall H
6:00-7:00 Revolution Pilot Screening and Q&A - What would you do without it all? In this epic adventure thriller from Supernatural's Eric Kripke and J. J. Abrams's Bad Robot Productions and directed by Jon Favreau, a family struggles to reunite in a post-apocalyptic American landscape: a world of empty cities, local militias and heroic freedom fighters, where every piece of technology-computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights-has mysteriously blacked out...forever. After the screening, there will be a special Q&A with creator and executive producer Eric Kripke and series stars Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, and Tracy Spiridakos. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions, Kripke Enterprises and Warner Bros. Television, Revolution will air Mondays at 10/9c on NBC this fall. Room 6BCF
6:00-7:00 Marvel Studios: Iron Man 3 - Producer Kevin Feige and special guests provide an inside look at the ever-expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe. Hall H
7:15-8:15 MythBusters - A Comic-Con fan favorite, MythBusters is back with their traditional Saturday evening panel. Adam Savage, Jamie Hyneman, Tory Belleci, Grant Imahara, and Kari Byron talk about their recent exploits and upcoming fall Mythbuster-y goodness! Room 6BCF
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