The Friday schedule for San Diego Comic-Con has hit the web. Here are some notable happenings:
10:00am – Inside The Big Bang Theory Writers’ Room – Back by popular demand! The Big Bang Theory writers are back in San Diego and ready to share secrets behind TV’s #1 comedy, which is coming off its most climactic season yet (a first kiss! an engagement! Professor Proton became one with The Force!). Uncover the writers’ room mysteries and learn how intimidating it was to write for Darth Vader. (Answer: Very.) The hit show’s executive producers and writers take the stage for a lively discussion to discuss the creative process. From Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television, The Big Bang Theory returns for season 8 this fall, Monday nights at 8/7c on CBS. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Seventh Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 16. Ballroom 20.
10:00am – Star Wars Origami – Origami master folder Chris Alexander (author of Star Wars Origami) demonstrates and teaches the master folding techniques to make Star Wars origami figures. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included! Room 7AB.
10:15am – Animation Show of Shows – Ron Diamond’s 15th Annual Animation Show of Shows features a selection of the best award-winning animated shorts from around the world. Kicking things off is Chris Sanders’s newly remastered Fun with Father, the comically sinister student film that launched the career of the director of Lilo and Stitch, How to Train Your Dragon, and The Croods. That’s followed by a selection of awesome shorts, including the hysterical Sisyphean climb to the top in Ascension from France’s Supinfocom, Canadian Jonathan Ng’s breakup parable of two mismatched Korean lovers in Requiem for Romance, and Muscovite Yulia Aronova’s adorable tale of a very special mom in My Mom Is an Airplane. Hall H.
10:15am – Halo: The Master Chief Collection Panel – 343 Industries’s executive producer Dan Ayoub, senior producer Dennis Ries, and franchise director Frank O’Connor, along with Certain Affinity’s president and original Halo 2 multiplayer designer, Max Hoberman, offer an in-depth conversation about Halo: The Master Chief Collection. Fans can hear about what to expect from the highly anticipated compilation and discuss the efforts being made to bring the story of the Master Chief and Halo’s legendary multiplayer to a new generation. Room 6BCF.
11:00 – Cartoon Network: Adventure Time – Oh my glob, what would Comic-Con be without Adventure Time? Never fear, fans, Cartoon Network is bringing back the most mathematical show on TV to Comic-Con. You know what time it is! So get off your lumps and hang out with the fantastical cast and crew as they dish on all things Adventure Time and share never-before-seen footage. The following friends will be appearing from the Land of Ooo for a super sick panel:Jeremy Shada (Finn), John DiMaggio (Jake), Tom Kenny (Ice King), and more. Moderated by the super-talented and man-of-many-voices Tom Kenny. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
11:30am – Sneak Peek – TBA – This one sounds riveting. Hall H.
12:15pm – [adult swim]: The Venture Bros. – The fifth annual [adult swim] panel block at Comic-Con will be kicked off with the cult-favorite series The Venture Bros. Co-creators Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer take the stage to discuss the upcoming sixth season of their original series and to answer fan questions. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
12:20pm – AMC’s The Walking Dead – Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Melissa McBride, Chad Coleman, and Michael Cudlitz join executive producer and showrunnerScott Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead) to discuss the shocking finale of season 4 of The Walking Dead and what to look forward to in season 5, debuting this fall on AMC. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of season 5. Hall H.
1:00pm – [adult swim]: The Triumph/McBrayer Panel – The beloved Triumph the Insult Comic Dog and fan-favorite Jack McBrayer team up to star in a new live-action original comedy series set to premiere in 2015 on [adult swim]. Co-creator and voice of Triumph Robert Smigel (Conan, SNL’s TV Funhouse), co-creatorMichael Koman (Eagleheart, Nathan For You), and star Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) discuss the new series. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
1:40pm – Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A – Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’s Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode fourth season in June and will begin filming its fifth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Featured cast include (in alphabetical order) Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Baratheon, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, Rory McCann as Sandor Clegane (“The Hound”), Pedro Pascal as Oberyn Martell, Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark. Hall H.
1:45pm – [adult swim]: Rick and Morty – Executive producers Dan Harmon (Community) and Justin Roiland (Adventure Time) invite fans for a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season. They will be joined by cast members Spencer Grammer (Greek) and Chris Parnell (Archer). Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
3:00pm – Marvel Television Presents – Jeph Loeb (Marvel’s head of television) returns with exciting news and fun surprises for fans! Join Jeph and the casts of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Marvel’s Agent Carter in this can’t-miss panel that will take you behind the scenes and into the future of Marvel’s live-action television series. Ballroom 20.
3:00pm – RADiUS-TWC Previews Horns and Everly – First-time Comic-Con attendee and star of Horns Daniel Radcliffe joins co-star Juno Temple, director Alexandre Aja, and novelist Joe Hill to debut the world premiere of the Horns movie trailer, chat about the film, and hold an audience Q&A. In addition,Salma Hayek will be introducing new footage from her kick-ass film Everly. The panel will also reveal new scenes from upcoming RADiUS titles with some special surprises. Hall H.
3:15pm – [adult swim]: Robot Chicken – Co-creators/executive producers Seth Green and Matthew Senreich are joined by co-head writer Tom Root, writer/director Zeb Wells, and actor/writer Breckin Meyer to discuss the Emmy-winning series and fan-favorite character Bitch Pudding, who gets her time to shine in the all-new Bitch Pudding Special. Get a sneak peek at the upcoming special and get your questions answered about the current seventh season, airing Sundays at 11:30 pm on [adult swim]. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
3:30pm – A&E Bates Motel – Bates Motel reopens in San Diego! Executive producers Carlton Cuse (Lost, The Strain) and Kerry Ehrin (Friday Night Lights) will debut an exciting video with the cast of the highly acclaimed drama series, exclusively for Comic-Con attendees. The executive producers will be joined by the cast, including Vera Farmiga in her Emmy-nominated role as Norma Bates, Freddie Highmore (Norman Bates), Olivia Cooke (Emma), andNestor Carbonell (Sheriff Alex Romero) to discuss the hit series. Fans will hear firsthand details about what is to come in season 3 debuting in 2015 on A&E and will have a chance to ask the cast and creators questions during a Q&A. The panel will be moderated by Dan Snierson from Entertainment Weekly. Room 6A.
4:00pm – Bob’s Burgers – You never know what to expect from the cast and producers of Bob’s Burgers. Creator and executive producer Loren Bouchard, executive producer Jim Dauterive, and the hilarious cast including H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, John Roberts, Kristen Schaal, andLarry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
4:20pm – 20th Century FOX Presentation – A whole collection of film panels featuring cast and crew for: Let’s Be Cops, The Maze Runner, The Book of Life, Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Hitman: Agent 47. Hall H.
5:00pm – Archer Screening Q&A – The popular animated comedy revolves around the International Secret Intelligence Service (ISIS) and its employees who use every covert operation and global crisis as another excuse to undermine, sabotage and betray each other for personal gain. See an exclusive screening of an original short animation piece created specifically for SDCC, plus the upcoming never-before-seen season 6 premiere episode. Then join the voice cast of H. Jon Benjamin (Bob’s Burgers), Aisha Tyler (The Talk), Chris Parnell (21 Jump Street), Judy Greer (Arrested Development), Amber Nash (Frisky Dingo), and Lucky Yates(Good Eats), plus creator Adam Reed (Sealab 2021) and co-executive producer Casey Willis as they discuss bringing this animated series to life. Indigo Ballroom, San Diego Bayfront.
5:30pm – Arrow Special Video Presentation and Q&A – With Oliver Queen’s arch-nemesis Slade Wilson now behind bars, Team Arrow can breathe a long sigh of relief and shift their focus to recounting their most recent conquests with all their fans at Comic-Con 2014. However, they better act fast, as the threat of Malcolm Merlyn is once again looming over Starling City. Arrow series starsStephen Amell (Private Practice), Katie Cassidy (Supernatural), David Ramsey (Dexter),Emily Bett Rickards (Flicka: Country Pride), Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf), Willa Holland(The O.C.), Paul Blackthorne (The River), and John Barrowman (Torchwood) — with executive producers Greg Berlanti (The Flash), Marc Guggenheim (Green Lantern ), andAndrew Kreisberg (Fringe) — will take aim at San Diego with a special video presentation and panel discussion previewing the show’s upcoming and highly anticipated third season. Arrow: The Complete Second Season will be released on Blu-ray, DVD, and UltraViolet on September 16. Based upon characters appearing in comic books and graphic novels published by DC Comics, Arrow is from Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television. The series returns this fall, airing Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW. Ballroom 20.
6:30pm – Making X-Men: Days of Future Past – Jeff Goldsmith (publisher of Backstory on the iPad) interviews screenwriter/producerSimon Kinberg (Mr. & Mrs. Smith) about what it took to write and produce the worldwide box office smash hit X-Men: Days of Future Past. Kinberg will take you behind the scenes as to how he and the film’s creative team evolved the longstanding film franchise to an all new high. From the standout Quicksilver sequence to managing the same comic characters at different points in time and beyond-he’ll discuss how the film was made and take your questions. Room 5AB.
6:35pm – The Musk of Tusk: An Evening With Kevin Smith – After all the interesting and exciting movie panels are over, Hall H belongs to a middle-aged man who once worked with BatFleck! Ask ComiKev questions and get ready to say #WalrusYes as Kev premieres the trailer to his first film in three years: the twisted, transformative tale of Tusk! Wrap up a busy Friday with the Clown Prince of Comic-Con! Hall H.
For the complete Friday schedule, head over to the Comic-Con website.