For the first time in its 50 year history, Comic- Con International was cancelled due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. However they are giving us an opportunity to go virtual this year and continue to celebrate all the geekiness and greatness from our own homes. Here are some ways you can tune in and watch from the comfort of your couch.
See below for the IGN Programming line-up:
IGN Exclusively Collaborates With San Diego Comic-Con 2020 for Five-Day Livestream
Comic-Con@Home on IGN Live Stream Schedule Officially Announced
Programming to Include Exclusive Panels and Reveals for Pop Culture’s Most Beloved Properties
Today, as part of its unique collaboration with San Diego Comic-Con, IGN announced the official lineup for its Comic-Con@Home on IGN Live programming, taking place July 22 – 26. IGN’s programming includes exclusive panels, interviews, trailer and news breakdowns, expert analysis, and more.
The Comic-Con@Home on IGN Live stream will be distributed across IGN’s suite of platforms, including IGN’s website and apps, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Snapchat, Instagram and OTT platforms, as well as Comic-Con’s YouTube, Instagram, Twitter and the Comic-Con@Home website.
See below for select highlights of the Comic-Con@Home on IGN Live schedule (all times in Pacific Standard Time).
For the complete schedule with all 34 Comic-Con@Home official panels and additional content being spotlighted, please visit: http://www.ign.com/articles/2020/07/16/comic-con-home-ign-live-schedule
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22
GeekEd: Watchmen and the Cruelty of Masks | 4:00 – 4:50PM
HBO’s Watchmen put forth the idea that “masks make one cruel.” On college campuses, many people, both students and non-students, have taken up virtual masks to make statements and take actions that would not be acceptable if done in public. Zoom bombing, doxing, and anonymous threats have caused much dismay, particularly as campuses move to remote learning due to COVID-19. Come hear what educators have to say about the power of masks and how Watchmen and other comics show us a path towards heroism or villainy. Panelists include Dr. Kalenda Eaton (University of Oklahoma), Dr. David Surratt (University of Oklahoma), Hailey Lopez (UC Berkeley), Robert Hypes (Phoenix Creative Collective), and Alfred Day (UC Berkeley).
Up at Noon LIVE | 5:00 – 6:00PM
IGN’s weekly variety show Up at Noon will debut an exclusive reveal for the upcoming SEGA game Yakuza: Like a Dragon as well as surprise interviews.
THURSDAY, JULY 23
Star Trek Universe Virtual Panel (Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Picard) | 10:00 – 11:25AM
Star Trek broke barriers when it first premiered more than 50 years ago, inspiring people of all walks of life by championing cultural diversity, scientific advancement, and the exploration of new frontiers. Today, this legacy carries on through the Star Trek series on CBS All Access, where Starfleet and new characters alike take on exciting missions and explore uncharted areas of the universe while keeping true to the ideals of “Star Trek” that society needs now more than ever. Join us as we virtually bring together the casts and producers from Star Trek: Discovery, new animated series Star Trek: Lower Decks and Star Trek: Picard.
IGN LIVE: Truth Seekers Interview with Nick Frost | 12:30 – 12:40PM
IGN interview with Nick Frost, star, co-writer and co-creator of Amazon Prime Video’s Truth Seekers.
Amazon Prime Video: Utopia | 1:00 – 1:53PM
Utopia is a twisted, eight-episode thriller about a group of young comic fans who discover the conspiracy in a graphic novel is real, and embark on a high-stakes adventure to save humanity from the end of the world. Join writer and executive producer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and series stars John Cusack (High Fidelity), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Sasha Lane (American Honey), Ashleigh LaThrop (Fifty Shades Freed), Dan Byrd (Cougar Town), Desmin Borges (You’re The Worst), Javon “Wanna” Walton (Euphoria), and Jessica Rothe (Happy Death Day) for a Q&A moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Christian Holub.
The New Mutants | 2:00 – 2:45PM
Join Writer/Director Josh Boone and the cast of Twentieth Century Studios and Marvel Entertainment’s The New Mutants, including: Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Alice Braga, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga for a discussion about the upcoming original horror thriller moderated by Ira Madison III.
The Boys Season 2 | 3:00 – 3:59PM
Join executive producer 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 Aya Cash, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance. 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. The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought.
FRIDAY, JULY 24
Charlize Theron: Evolution of a Badass | 10:00 – 10:33AM
Actress and producer Charlize Theron reflects on portraying over two decades of action heroes, from Æon Flux to The Old Guard’s Andromache, Mad Max: Fury Road’s Furiosa to Atomic Blonde’s Lorraine Broughton. In a lengthy retrospective Q&A moderated by IGN’s Terri Schwartz, Theron discusses the evolution of the modern female action hero, the roles that inspired her, and what drives her to constantly push her limits with fight training.
IGN LIVE: Project Power Interview with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Directors Henry Joost and Rel Schulman | 10:33 – 11:00AM
Exclusive first look at Netflix’s new film Project Power and interview with star Joseph Gordon-Levitt and directors Henry Joost and Rel Schulman.
Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories From A Galaxy Far, Far Away | 12:00 – 12:45PM
Some of the biggest and best Star Wars authors talk about some of their exciting new projects set in a galaxy far, far away. Featuring Timothy Zahn, Alex Segura, Justina Ireland, George Mann, Preeti Chhibber, Tom Angleberger, Rebecca Roanhorse, Greg Pak, and Alyssa Wong. Moderated by This Week In Star Wars host Kristin Baver and Lucasfilm Publishing senior editor Robert Simpson.
AMC’s The Walking Dead | 1:00 – 1:45PM
The Walking Dead will make its 11th San Diego Comic-Con appearance with a panel spotlighting “A Certain Doom,” which will air as a standalone episode later this year. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature TWDU chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the episode, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton and Paola Lazaro. In The Walking Dead episode 1016, “A Certain Doom, ” Beta engages in the final battle of the Whisperer War.
First Look at Hulu’s Helstrom | 3:00 – 3:41PM
Talk about some family drama! Join Helstrom showrunner Paul Zbyszewski and cast–Tom Austen, Sydney Lemmon, Elizabeth Marvel, Robert Wisdom, Ariana Guerra, June Carryl, and Alain Uy–for one hell of a sneak-peek look and conversation around bringing this terror-filled comic to life as Hulu’s next horror series. Moderated by IGN’s Laura Prudom.
Archer @Home | 5:00 – 5:43PM
Who says staying home is boring? Archer, FXX’s award-winning animated comedy, returns for its 11th season later this year and follows Sterling Archer and his return to the spy world after a three-year coma. But first, join the voice cast of Aisha Tyler, Chris Parnell, Judy Greer, Amber Nash, and Lucky Yates, plus executive producer Casey Willis for a lively discussion and the reveal of not-to-be-missed details about the new season!
SATURDAY, JULY 25
DC@Home Day Two | 11:00 – 11:50AM
Be sure to drop in on this panel to hear from DC’s hottest talent about their latest works and how they’re making DC and The World’s Greatest Super Heroes the home for fans of great superhero storytelling worldwide! The creative talent behind some of DC’s most popular characters are on hand to give behind the scenes details on their stories and how they put their own unique voices to the heroes and villains that DC fans have come to know and love (and hate)! DC talent to appear includes Greg Capullo, Cecil Castellucci, Katana Collins, Kami Garcia, Jorge Jimenez, Daniel Warren Johnson, Dan Jurgens, Jim Lee, Sean Gordon Murphy, Bruno Redondo, Scott Snyder, James Tynion IV, and Brad Walker.
Constantine: 15th Anniversary Reunion | 12:00 – 12:46PM
Keanu Reeves, director Francis Lawrence, and producer Akiva Goldsman reunite to reflect on the making of the 2005 DC Comics adaptation. Moderated by Collider’s editor-in-chief Steven Weintraub.
Family Guy | 2:00 – 2:39PM
Cast members Seth MacFarlane, Alex Borstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, and executive producers Rich Appel, Alec Sulkin, and Kara Vallow from FOX’s hit animated comedy Family Guy celebrate 350 episodes with a virtual table read! After, they’ll take a look back at some of their favorite moments from the last 18 seasons, plus offer a special sneak peek at the hilarity and hi-jinx coming up in their 19th season premiering this fall on FOX!
Bill & Ted Face the Music | 3:00 – 3:43PM
Cast Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, William Sadler, director Dean Parisot alongside writers Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson gather for a lively panel moderated by filmmaker and fan Kevin Smith.
What We Do in the Shadows | 5:00-5:33PM
Named “TV’s best comedy” by the Hollywood Reporter, What We Do in the Shadows is a documentary-style look into the lives of four vampires and their loyal familiar who, in a surprising twist, is a descendant of famed vampire slayer Van Helsing. Join us in raising a glass of regular human alcohol beer to the sharp-toothed cast–Matt Berry, Natasia Demetriou, Kayvan Novak, Mark Proksch, and Harvey Guillén–and the creative team for a spirited discussion hosted by special guest, Haley Joel Osment.
IGN LIVE: Interview with G-LOC stars Stephen Moyer and Casper Van Dien | 5:50 – 6:00PM
Exclusive new look at Lionsgate’s sci-fi film G-LOC and interview with stars Stephen Moyer and Casper Van Dien.
SUNDAY, JULY 26
IGN LIVE: Interview with Wynonna Earp stars Tim Rozon and Kat Barrell | 9:40 – 9:50AM
IGN interview with Wynonna Earp stars Tim Rozon and Kat Barrell about the final season of the fan-favorite Syfy series.
Hoops | 10:00 – 10:40AM
The star-studded voice cast of Hoops, a new adult animated series for Netflix launching this summer from 20th Century Fox Television (The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob’s Burgers), gather for an irreverent-in-the-best-way conversation about coming together to make this show that follows a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who is sure he’ll hit the big leagues if he can only turn his terrible team around. Voice stars Jake Johnson, Rob Riggle, Ron Funches, Natasha Leggero, Cleo King, and A.D. Miles join creator and executive producer Ben Hoffman and moderator/ guest voice star Max Greenfield (Johnson’s former New Girl co-star) for a truly wild and hilarious Q&A. Fans will be treated to an exclusive first look at footage from the premiere episode. Hoops comes from writer-comedian Ben Hoffman (The Late Late Show with James Corden, Archer), Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The Lego Movie), with animation produced by Bento Box (Bob’s Burgers).
The 100 | 12:00 – 12:49PM
For six seasons, The 100 have fought to survive against unimaginable odds. In the seventh and final season, these heroes are faced with obstacles that they’ve never before had to confront, including that of time. Pushed to their physical and emotional limits, they come to terms with decisions they have made throughout the years and find answers to questions not only about themselves but also about what it means to live–and not just survive. To find out what’s in store this final season and how their journey may end, join series stars Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles, Shannon Kook, JR Bourne, Shelby Flannery, and creator/executive producer Jason Rothenberg for their final Comic-Con appearance.
HBO Max: Looney Tunes Cartoons | 1:00 – 1:45PM
Looney Tunes Cartoons executive producer Pete Browngardt, supervising producer Alex Kirwan, art director Aaron Spurgeon, and voice cast members Eric Bauza, Bob Bergen, and Candi Milo come together for the looniest and liveliest panel you’ll find at Comic-Con@Home. Fans will be delighted as the panel exclusively premieres an all-new cartoon and takes you into the process of how they brought back Bugs, Daffy, Porky, and the other iconic Looney Tunes characters. Looney Tunes Cartoons is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and is now streaming on HBO Max.
Invader Zim Conquers Everything! | 2:00 – 2:38PM
DOOOOOM! Celebrate Invader Zim with an exciting panel of authors and creators behind the most recent art books and comics from the hit series. Join author Chris McDonnell (The Art of Invader Zim, ABRAMS Books), Eric Trueheart (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press), Drew Rausch (Invader Zim #41, Oni Press), and Aaron Alexovich (Invader Zim show and comics, Oni Press) as they discuss the origins of the show, the creativity and originality that made it the cult classic it is today, and never-before-seen art from Invader Zim books and comics coming this summer, including the Invader Zim Quarterlies with Gir’s Big Day! Moderated by Jeff Spry (SYFY Wire).
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Do you need tickets? Nope. Comic-Con@Home is free for all. That’s right, you don’t need no stinking badges. But if you want a stinking badge, we’ve got that covered too. More on that later.
Most of the geeky things you’ve come to know and love about Comic-Con are represented:
· Art Show – Hosted on tumblr, scroll through the work from great amateur and professional artists with links to purchase from the artists directly.
· Blood Drive – Yes, we want your blood! Donate blood and you will get a free Blood Drive t-shirt. There are more details on our homepage which you can find by clicking the “Blood Drive” button. On Saturday, check your email, as the newsletter will have a complete writeup!
· Comic-Con Museum – See full story below.
· Fan Activities:
o Take challenges for Sidewalk Art, Cosplay, Achievements (see how many you can unlock as you navigate Comic-Con@Home), and also see how the Comic-Con army of volunteers are supporting the community with the SuperVolunteer Challenge.
o Create Your Own Comic-Con@Home experience with printable signs for everything from RFID Portals to End-of-Line, listen to audio clips telling you not to run…this is also where you can print your stinking badge.
o Participate in trivia quizzes on Kahoot and tutorials on how to sew a mask, grow your own Kryptonite, and more.
o Finally, feeling a bit peckish? Check the Comic-Con recipes and watch a video tutorial on how to make the world-renowned ConSuite Onion dip. You don’t even have to try to cook them on your hotel room coffee maker.
· Film and Anime Watch Parties – Powered by Scener, sync your viewing, and join the chat with the Comic-Con@Home community. Many of the titles require subscriptions to streaming services you probably subscribe to already.
· Games – Look at the schedule and track your favorites via MySCHED (powered by sched.com) and then jump into Game events on the following platforms: Discord, Facebook Live, Twitch, and YouTube.
· Merch – Make your friends and family jealous with Comic-Con branded apparel, pins, bags, and more.
· Online Exhibit Hall – Rather than a static exhibitor list, the Online Exhibit Hall interactive floor map allows you to explore the Exhibit Hall like you would at Comic-Con, except without all the bumping into random strangers. Face it, if you go to Comic-Con every year, you know where your favorite vendors are. If this is your first Comic-Con and you’re feeling overwhelmed, welcome to our world.
· Portfolio Reviews – Calling all imaginative, experimental, and unpretentious artists! Have your work reviewed by select comic industry companies.
· Programs – Almost 400 programs loaded on YouTube started going up yesterday and will continue to roll out all week: Comic-Con Guest Spotlights, panels on comics, film/TV, animation, cosplay, fandom, art and illustration, and too many other areas to list here. Be sure to make your own custom schedule with MySCHED. Don’t think you can get to them all this weekend? Most will be available well after Comic-Con@Home has ended.
· Virtual Masquerade – Hosted on tumblr, you can check out the contestants starting tomorrow. Prizes will be announced on Saturday, and we’ll post the results here on Sunday.
· Will Eisner Awards – The “Oscars” of the comics industry will happen tomorrow at 7 pm, PDT. We’ll have more details tomorrow and the results will be posted here on Saturday.
· Comic Con Sponsors – On the right sidebars and throughout the comic-con.org site you will find links to the Comic-Con@Home Sponsors. They are offering everything from cool stuff to free content and trial memberships to key infrastructure that helps make Comic-Con@Home possible. Give them a click and show them the love they deserve.
· Saving the best for last, be sure to download the Comic-Con 2020 Souvenir Book.