Friday programming is up

5 JULY 2013

Friday programming has been published. 

Hall H is the place to be today with Veronica Mars at 11:15, Kick Ass 2 at 12:15, The Walking Dead at 1:35 and Game of Thrones at 2:50, followed by Sony and Screen Gems (Robocop, Spider-man 2) at 4:05 and then the Drive-In featuring Metallica at 6:30.

Ballroom 20 has The Big Bang Writer's Room at 10, The Legend of Korra at 11:15, Bones at 12:30, Marvel's Agents of SHIELD at 1:45, The Following at 3:15, Almost Human's pilot at 4, TV Guide Fan Favorites* (see below) at 5:15, Dark Horse: Joss Whedon at 6:15, and World Premier of Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox at 7:30 and then again at 9:30.

It's animation day in Indigo Ballroom. Cartoon Network: Regular Show kicks it off at 10, followed by Adventure Time at 11, and then Adult Swim: Venture Bros at 12:15, Children's Hospital at 1, NTSF:SD:SUV at 1:45, Eric Andre Show at 2:30, Robot Chicken at 3:15, Bob's Burgers at 4 and finally Archer at 5 and the Eisners that night.

There are two more Steampunk panels at 10 in 25ABC and in 29A at 5.

Numerous Star Wars panels are sprinkled through the day and so are lots of artist career advice panels.

Spotlight panels are on: Tony Isabelle, Jose Delbo, Ellen Forney, Duane Swierczynski, Christopher Shy, Bruce Timm, Jeromy Cox, Jeffrey Brown, Nick Spencer and Todd Lockwood.

The annual Black Panel is at 10 in 5B with Wayne Brady, Orlando Jones, Tony Rich, David Walker, and Tatiana El-Khouri.

Demi-god Stan Lee has a World of Heroes panel in 6BCF at 10:15.

Defiance and Helix are in 6A at 10:30 and 11:45.

*TV Guide Fan favorites has Candice Accola from The Vampire Diaries, Kristin Bauer from True Blood, Katie Cassidy from Arow, Henry Ian Cusick from The 100, Danai Gurira from The Walking Dead and others. 

Oni Press creators talk comics in 32AB at 11.

Nikita's last panel at Comic Con is at 11:30 in 6BCF.

CBLDF has another panel, this one on raising children to be readers, at noon in 30CDE, then 
concludes their Comics on Trial panel at 1. 

YA fans will want to be in 25ABC at noon to see Hope Larson, Gris Grimly, Faith Erin Hicks, Paul Pope and Vera Brosgol talk about What's New in YA Graphic Novels.

Grimm Fairy Tales Animated - not the current Grimm show - will be in room 4 at noon.

Aspen Comics celebrates its 10th anniversary with a host of talent in room 9 at noon.

If you didn't see the pilot of The 100 on Preview Night, it screens again at 12:45 in 6BCF.

Phineas and Ferb are at 1 in 6A.

Neal Adams (of Batman and X-Men fame) and Holocaust historian Dr. Rafael Medoff are screening an episode  of They Spoke Out: American Voices Against the Holocaust in room 4 at 1.

Do you love the gore, the cheesiness, the low production values of B movies? Then you will want to be in room 24ABC at 1:30 for Attack of the Killer B's. Leonard Maltin is going to add his prestigious presence to the panel to make us feel better about our low-brow tastes.

If you didn't get to see Gillian Anderson on Thursday, you'll get another shot in the X-Files Comic Book Panel from 1:45-2:45. No, the description doesn't say she'll be there - but she will. Oh, and Chris Carter too.

Kevin Keller, the first openly gay character in the Archie universe, has a panel devoted just to him at 2 in 28DE.

There's a tribute panel to Kim Thompson of Fantagraphics in 25ABC at 2.

Live demo of Assassin's Creed IV Black Flag, with Darby McDevitt, Brenden Fletcher, and Todd McFarlane in 6BCF at 2.

Do you think your secretly-penned torrid fan fiction is better than most new releases? Then you should go to Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World at 2 in 29A.

Haven has a panel in 6DE at 3. For some reason, I thought this went off the air.

Another tribute panel, this one to Carmen Infaninto, at 3 in room 4.

Snoopy gets a retrospective at 3 in 28DE.

Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada offers himself up for ruthless interrogation at 3:15 in 6BCF.

Aspiring novelists: you get two chances today to rub elbows with agents, first in From Idea to Buzz: The Team Behind a Literary Blockbuster at 2 in 23ABC and then again in Ask An Agent! at 3:30 in room 8.

Do you miss Buffy? Explore the meaning of Seasons 8 and 9 in room 26AB at 3:30.

Sleepy Hollow's pilot is shown at 3:30 in 6A.

Discuss the future of Star Trek with a panel of Treksperts at 3:30 in 24ABC.

Werewolf lovers will want to be in 5AB at 3:45 for a sneak peek at the upcoming werewolf action thriller Wolves.

You can congratulate Terry Moore on 20 years of Strangers in Paradise in 23ABC at 4.

If you always wanted to get into cosplay, but didn't know how, Cosplay 101 is in 29A at 4.

IDW's major panel is at 4 in room 4.

The Thrilling Adventure Hour (TAH) is now a graphic novel anthology. Come hear about it, along with   behind-the-scenes stories about show and podcast at 4 in 32AB.
Falling Skies is at 4:30 in 6BCF.

Grant Morrison has a panel unveiling the launch, with Graphic India, of his YouTube animated series 18 Days, based on the epic eastern myth the Mahabharata. Grant Morrison, that is so you. 4:45 in room 6A.
The Paranormal and Extraterrestrial Squad presents new episodes and answers fan questions in 5AB at 4:45.
Adult Swim breaks out of the Indigo Ballroom for their China, IL panel at 5 in 25ABC, followed by Brickleberry at 6.
Max Brooks has yet another zombie panel at 6 in room 7AB.
Scream Factory gets bloody in room 24ABC at 6:30.
One of my favorite annual panels: the brilliant minds at io9 share "Science Fiction That Will Change Your Life" at 6:45 in 5AB.
Drew Struzan will discuss the documentary about him in The Man Behind The Poster in room 4 at 7.
There's on a panel on women's body image and the media in 32AB at 7 that discusses "the sexualization of women in film and TV, beauty myths and mainstream media's perpetuation of them, eating disorders, and an acceptance for women of all shapes and sizes in the entertainment industry, while inspiring others to get out there and live their best life." I don't have a problem with this, but the lack of any geeky tie-in at all points to how mainstream the Con is becoming. 
Banshee is at 7:15 in 6A.
Hall H and Ballroom have their nightly playback, sans footage, in 25ABC again at 8.
Spike and Mike's Twisted Gauntlet of Animation is at 9:30 in 6BCF.

This is a non-big-room day for me; your mileage may vary. Obviously Hall H is going to drive attendees into a frenzy and I can't even imagine when that line is going to begin. But there are lots of appetizing small panels as well. Still, I can't call it the monster day of the Con. We'll see what Saturday brings.


  1. How can you say this is not a big room day with game of thrones and spiderman?

    1. I get that it's definitely a big room day for other people. I meant that it's not a big room day for me. I'd love to see GOT, Archer, Walking Dead and others but I'm not willing to sacrifice the line time involved.