It's San Diego Comic Con Week, and I wanted to drop some quick show info about some con exclusives and events.
The following is just the tip of the iceberg as to the happenings, events, collectible exclusives, and panels going down during the godfather of all comic and pop culture shows...
With so many panels over SDCC weekend, I decided to share a couple from each day... you can find complete programming lists on the SDCC Blog.
Here are a couple highlights of personal from each day via the SDCC BLOG
Skybound Presents: In Conversation with Robert Kirkman (3PM-4PM, Room 6A). Join comic book creator, writer, and executive producer Robert Kirkman for a Q&A with fans, discussing his latest projects including The Walking Dead, Invincible, Oblivion Song, and more
Game of Thrones (5:30PM, Hall H). Expected to Appear: Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei of Naath), Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), Conleth Hill (Varys), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark). Other panelists include creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and director and executive producer Miguel Sapochnik.
To Shell and Back: An Exclusive Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Creator Panel (4PM-5PM, San Diego Central Library). It’s creator COWABUNGA time! Three generations of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles creators will take the stage to celebrate the history, fandom, and success of the Heroes in a Half -Shell. This exclusive history-making event will give fans rare access to co-executive producers Andy Suriano and Ant Ward (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), executive producer Ciro Nieli (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), and legendary TMNT co-creator Kevin Eastman. United for the first time, these award-winning creators will answer fan questions, share audience giveaways and unveil never-before-seen original TMNT art. Moderated by Mike Cecchini (Den of Geek).
The Boys (3:30PM-4:30PM, Ballroom 20). Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super-powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven.
Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A (3:30PM-4:15PM, Ballroom 20). Expected to Appear: Stephen Amell.
Batwoman Pilot Screening and Q&A (10:30AM-11:45AM, Ballroom 20).
What We Do in the Shadows Screening and Q&A (6:30PM, Room 6BCF). Recently nominated for “Outstanding New Program” by the Television Critics Association, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the daily (or rather, nightly) lives of four vampires who’ve “lived” together for hundreds of years. Join us for a special screening followed by a spirited discussion with series stars Matt Berry, Kayvan Novak, Natasia Demetriou, Harvey Guillén, Mark Proksch and the creative team behind TV’s #1 vampire comedy! BAT!
Spotlight on Todd McFarlane (3PM-4PM, Room 6DE). Todd McFarlane, Image Comics founder, creator of SPAWN, co-creator of VENOM and McFarlane Toys CEO, talks about his 30+ years in the comic and entertainment industry. Todd will be raw and uncensored – talking toys, comics, industry advice and more! He will also be talking about one of the biggest milestones in his career, SPAWN 300 and SPAWN 301, which will set the record for the longest-running creator-owned superhero comic ever!
There's also a few notable panels of which I couldn't find dates, times, or venues such as:
Dr. Horrible’s Sing Along Blog Screening.
Jay and Silent Bob Reboot (Hall H). Expected to Appear: Kevin Smith, Jason Mewes.
There are a bunch of Marvel Studios panels along with a Troma Films panel on Saturday, which I'd personally like to see...
SDCC Funko Pop Vinyls being released are aplenty. There are far too many to share every picture but here are a few of my personal faves, followed by a list of all the Funko Pop releases:
2019 Funko San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives Checklist
*2019 Funko Pop San Diego Comic-Con Exclusives List*
Ad Icons #48 Otter Pops Louie Bloo Raspberry (PR=1,000 pieces)
Ad Icons #52 Peter Pez
Ad Icons #53 Comic-Con International Toucan SDCC 50th
Avengers Endgame #493 Wong
Batman 80 Years #144 Batman Teal Chrome
Batman 80 Years #284 Batman with SDCC Bag
Captain Marvel #487 Minn-Erva
Conan O'Brien #25 Conan O'Brien Orange
Conan O'Brien #26 Conan as Jon Snow
Conan O'Brien #27 Conan as Iron Man
Conan O'Brien #28 Conan as Pennywise
Conan O'Brien #29 Conan as Woody
Disenchantment #590 Bean
Doctor Who #831 Pting
Dragon Ball Z #154 Super Saiyan Vegeta Red Chrome
Dragon Ball Z #634 Gotenks Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald #31 Nagini
Forrest Gump #771 Forrest Gump w/ beard
Fortnite #510 Loot Lama GITD
Jaws #760 Shark Biting Quint
H.R. Pufnstuf #852 H.R. Pufnstuf
Icons #15 Rat Fink Green Chrome
Icons #15 Rat Fink Gray Chrome
Icons #15 Rat Fink GITD
Harry Potter #83 Rita Skeeter
Harry Potter #84 Fawkes Flocked
Marvel #441 Gamora
Marvel #492 Man-Thing
Moana Rides #62 Moana & Pua on Boat
Neon Genesis Evangelion #635 Asuka
Office Space #774 Sticky Note Man
Overwatch #516 McCree
Peanuts #577 Astronaut Snoopy
Rick and Morty TBD
Rick and Morty 350 Pickle Rick GITD
Sabrina the Teenage Witch Comics #19
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2-Pack - Vegan Police
Sigmund and the Sea Monsters #853 Sigmund
Star Wars #124 Yoda Green Chrome
Star Wars #297 Boba Fett Green Chrome
Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker #306 Sith Trooper
Starship Troopers #735 Johnny Rico
Stranger Things #428 Demogorgon Gold
Teen Wolf #773 Scott Howard
The Big Bang Theory #832 Raj Koothrappali as Aquaman
The Big Bang Theory #833 Sheldon Cooper as The Flash
The Big Bang Theory #834 Howard Wolowitz as Batman
The Big Bang Theory #835 Penny as Wonder Woman
The Big Bang Theory #836 Leonard Hofstadter as Green Lantern
The Black Cauldron 2-Pack: Taran & Horned King
Pop The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance #857 Mira
The Flash #853 Cisco Ramon
The Flintstones #597 Hoppy the Hopparoo
The Flintstones #598 Baby Puss
The Green Hornet #856 Kato
The Hunchback of Notre-Dame #574 Quasimodo
Pop The Simpsons 2-Pack: Kang & Kodos GITD
Toy Story #561 Chuckles
Toy Story #562 Mr. Pricklepants
Ultraman #764 Ultraman GITD
Up 2-Pack: Carl & Ellie
Wacky Races #599 Lazy Luke
Wacky Races #600 Sergeant Blast
Wynonna Earp #818 Wynonna Earp (PR=1,000 pieces)
Zoolander #703 Derek Zoolander Merman
You can see photos of the rest, as well as where they'll be available at https://www.cardboardconnection.com/2019-funko-san-diego-comic-con-exclusives-guide
Here are some other sweet collectibles available at SDCC:
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ReAction Figures Pizza Power Four-Pack & Pizza Box via Super7...Booth #2543
STAR WARS SPECIAL EDITION RETRO PROTOTYPE 3.75-INCH DARTH VADER Figure via Entertainment Earth...Booth #2343
Macho Man Randy Savage Slim Jim Figure Mattel..Booth #2945
I also feel it's really important to remind you to be prepared for the show. Rest. Hydrate. Pack snacks. Wear comfy shoes AND DEODORANT, and for more great pointers to help ya survive, check out our friend Bonnie Burton's CNET article where she highlights her interviews with Comic Con luminaries, offering their expert survival tips for the biggest weekend in all fandoms and geekery at https://www.cnet.com/news/comic-con-2019-survival-tips-from-adam-savage-jim-lee-and-more-insiders/
What are you most looking forward to at SDCC? There is so much to do and see at San Diego Comic Con. It's too bad thestevestrout.com cant be there to cover the event, but if anyone attending would like to share their experience with our growing audience, shoot us a tweet at @thestevestrout or in our Facebook COMIC BOOK SWAP MEET page! We would love to share your experience!
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