Starting tomorrow, io9 will join hundreds of thousands of fans in San Diego for the biggest event in pop culture: San Diego Comic-Con. And if you’re lucky enough to be there too, then there’s plenty to see. Here are the events fans absolutely should not miss at Comic-Con.
Wednesday July 8 - Preview Night
Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings - 6pm, Ballroom 20 - Watch the pilots for Supergirl, Blindspot, Containment, Lucifer, and Teen Titans Go!
Thursday July 9
Up, Up and Away: 75th Anniversary of the 1940 Premiere of the Superman Radio Series - 10am, Room 29AB - A celebration of Superman in one of his purest forms.
Studio Production Chiefs Speak - 10:15am, Room 6DE - Executives from 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. and Lionsgate talk about the filmmaking process.
The Autobiography of James T. Kirk -10:45am, Ballroom 20 - William Shatner reads a book about Captain Kirk. I mean, come on.
The Super Story Behind the Pixar Short Sanjay’s Super Team - 11am, Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront - The team from Pixar debuts footage from the newest short film.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 - noon, Hall H - One of the biggest franchises in the world comes to Comic-Con for the last time.
Call of Duty Black Ops III: Zombie World Reveal - 1pm, Room 6BCF - A new addition to Call of Duty is revealed in which you kill zombies.
Class of 1985: The Greatest Geek Movies of: Don’t Forget About Us - 2pm, Room 5AB - A 30th anniversary celebration of an amazing year in geek cinema.
Doctor Who: BBC America’s Official Panel - 2:15pm, Hall H - The Doctor is in.
Con Man: The Fan Revolt 13 Years in the Making - 3:45pm, Hall H - Alan Tudyk’s crowdfunded web series starring him, Nathan Fillion and a ton of others is the first web series to appear in Hall H.
The Nerd in the Classroom: Sci-fi as an Educational Tool - 4pm, Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library - A group of teachers explain how modern science fiction can be used to teach.
Hollywood Location Scouts - 4:15pm, Grand Ballroom D, Manchester Grand Hyatt - One of the most underrated jobs on a movie is explored.
Comic-Con How-To: Art Theft Law: Prevention, Protection Prosecution - 4:30pm, Room 2 - A fascinating subject, led by some law professors.
NASA: Journey to Mars - 6pm, Room 6BCF - NASA employees and more talk about Mars and its connection to the new film, The Martian.
Miami Vice 30th Anniversary Retrospective - 6pm, Room 29AB - No Don Johnson, but the cast and crew looks back at an ‘80s TV classic.
Friday July 10
Nickelodeon and Dark Horse Comics: Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra - 10am, Room 25ABC - The creators of the show talk about the comics and more.
Cartoon Network: Adventure Time and Steven Universe - 11am, Indigo Ballroom - A bunch of news on Finn and Jake, plus the casts and more.
Star Wars Publishing Update - 11am, Room 7AB - Authors of upcoming Star Wars novels talk about the process.
Book to Screen - 11am, Room 7AB - Several modern authors like Lev Grossman, Andy Weir and Ernie Cline talk about having their book adapted into TV shows and movies.
The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead - noon and 1pm, Hall H - One of TV’s biggest show debuts scenes from next season as well as its first spin-off.
The 100 and Minority Report -12pm and 1:45pm, Ballroom 20 - One of our favorite new shows get the spotlight in one panel and an intriguing newcomer gets another.
CBLDF: Banned Comics - noon, Room 30CDE - In today’s society it’s hard to imagine but this panel discusses banned and censored comics.
MTV’s Shannara Chronicles - 12:30pm, Room 6DE - A look at the brand new TV series.
ILM 40th Anniversary - 2pm, Room 7AB - The history of the world’s most famous special effects house is discussed.
Scott C and The Great Showdowns: Super Happy Hollywood - 2pm, Room 29AB - One of our favorite artists talks about his new book and has giveaways.
Game of Thrones - 2:30pm, Hall H - The cast of HBO’s mega hit avoids all your biggest questions!
Marvel Television Presents - 3pm, Ballroom 20 - The latest on Agent Carter and Agents of SHIELD is revealed. No Netflix shows, though.
Bill Plympton - 4pm, Room 23ABC - The legendary animator talks about his latest film and everyone who attends gets a free drawing!
Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors - 4pm, Hall H - A crazy line up of new heroes discuss their roles: Zachary Levi (Heroes Reborn), Sam Heughan (Outlander), Jordan Gavaris (Orphan Black), Kevin Durand (The Strain), Rob Kazinsky (The Frankenstein Code) and Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead)
Science Fiction That Will Change Your Life: The io9 Panel - 5pm, Room 25ABC - This website has its very own panel! Featuring Gizmodo editor-in-chief Annalee Newitz, io9 editor-in-chief Charlie Jane Anders, and writers Ernie Cline, Jane Espenson, and Javier Grillo-Marxuach.
More Greatest Movies Never Made: The Sequel - 5pm, Room 7AB - A fascinating topic turns into a great idea for a panel.
Lucasfilm - Star Wars: The Force Awakens - 5:30pm, Hall H - There won’t be a new trailer, but Lucasfilm will present a behind the scenes look at the most anticipated film of the year.
Orphan Black - 5:45pm, Room 6BCF - The hit TV show comes to Comic-Con, but with only one Tatiana Maslany.
Starz: Ash Vs. Evil Dead - 6pm, Room 6A - Bruce Campbell joins Sam Raimi, Ivan Raimi and more to talk the new TV show.
The Visit - 6pm, Horton Grand Theatre - M. Night Shyamalan talks about his return to the horror genre.
Saturday July 11
Warner Bros. - 10:30am, Hall H - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice highlights one of the most anticipated panels of Comic-Con.
TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites - 11am, Ballroom 20 - Your favorite TV actors all together on one panel: David Anders (iZombie), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ming-Na Wen(Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)
The Simpsons - noon, Ballroom 20 - The creators of the popular show will have lots and lots to discuss at their latest panel.
Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight - 1:30pm, Hall H - Tarantino himself brings his latest film to the big stage at Comic-Con.
Keep YA Weird - 2pm, Room 9 - The weirdness and edginess of Young Adult novels is championed by several prominent authors.
Outcast TV Series: A First Look with Robert Kirkman - 3pm, Room 6DE - Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman has a new show about demonic possession
Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass - 3:45pm, Hall H - These women discuss their roles. Wow. Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story),
Starz: Outlander - 4pm, Ballroom 20 - Season two of the hit show gets spotlighted.
The Expanse - 4pm, Indigo Ballroom - A brand new show from the makers of Children of Men, Iron Man and Breaking Bad is screened.
Dark Horse: An Afternoon with Joss Whedon - 4:45pm, Hall H - Geek god Joss Whedon talks about his work in the big room for the first time, and possibly reveals what he’s up to next.
20th Century Fox - 5:45pm, Hall H - Taking Marvel’s usual slot, Fox will highlight the following movies: Fantastic Four, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials, Victor Frankenstein and X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut. They promise some surprises too (such as, possibly, Ryan Reynolds has been saying he’ll be there for Deadpool and director Bryan Singer is filming X-Men: Apocalypse.)
The Geek Shall Inherit: A Look at the Evolution of Geek Culture - 6pm, Room 14A - The title pretty much says it all.
Fight Club 2 - 7pm, Room 5AB - Author Chuck Palahniuk discusses his new comic series.
The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode V - 7:30pm, Room 24ABC - The eternal debate rages one.
X-Men: Days of Future Past - The Rogue Cut - 8pm, Reading Theater - The theatrical screening of the alternate cut of the hit film.
Sunday July 12
American Horror Story and Scream Queens - 12:30pm, Hall H - Two of TV’s creepy shows share a panel in the big room and all the stars will be there.
Starship Smackdown XV: Battle of the Intergalactic Stars Edition - 2:15pm, Room 6A - This is always an amazing event where intellectuals debate battles between fictional starships.