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Comedian Con In San Diego: Get Prepared, We’re Coming!

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We’re prepared! Picture by Patricia Vollmer

It’s lower than per week to one of many greatest geek events of the yr, Comedian-Con in San Diego, and this yr, a contingent of 4 GeekMoms–Corrina, Patricia, Karen, and Majk–and one GeekDad-Sean Z-will be there to carry you protection of the whole lot from tv to comedian to trend, and the Eisner Awards.

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Right here’s what we now have deliberate.

Patricia: Cosplay, Schedules, Star Trek, SpongeBob, and Terror

That is Patricia’s first time attending SDCC and he or she couldn’t be extra excited. In truth, whereas she’s at work, working her sons round, and having fun with her backyard this summer time, random ideas about subsequent weekend will pop into her head. Consistently. For instance, in the midst of the night time earlier this week, Patricia wakened in a panic: she had enter the panels and interviews into her iPhone calendar, forgetting that when she flies from Colorado to California, the time zone shift will make all the appointments one hour later! Yikes! She instantly made that correction.

Patricia has additionally been placing the ending touches on the costumes she’s bringing alongside, though with the variety of press interactions she has on the schedule, in addition to the nice and cozy climate, she’s beginning to query whether or not she will be able to actually do the costumes. Simply the identical, if she leads to costume, she’s almost certainly going to be in the identical crimson Star Trek TOS costume she wore on Day 1 of Denver Pop Tradition Con in late Might.

By way of protection, Patricia is essentially the most enthusiastic about all the tv bulletins that have a tendency to come back out throughout SDCC. She guarantees to cowl these occasions in actual time for GeekMom. She’s at the moment negotiating press entry for the next occasions:

CBS has introduced two new Star Trek tv sequence and SDCC visitors can be handled to a number of panels and occasions. Patricia is especially excited by studying extra concerning the upcoming sequence Star Trek: Picard, starring Sir Patrick Stewart, and Star Trek: Decrease Decks, CBS’s latest animated sequence. Each of those sequence can be made obtainable this fall on CBS All Entry.

Nickelodeon Studios is internet hosting a number of occasions in honor of SpongeBob Squarepants’ 20th birthday this yr. Patricia’s household turned SpongeBob Squarepants into their very own Saturday morning cartoon custom, since earlier than her sons had been born. At the moment, the household nonetheless laughs up a storm on the present, however Patricia will admit that the earliest episodes are by far her favourite. She is negotiating interviews with Tom Kenny and Invoice Fagerbakke, the voices of SpongeBob and Patrick, respectively.

AMC Networks is bringing again their acclaimed restricted sequence The Terror, with their season 2, titled The Terror: Infamy. The second season will function a very completely different fact-based fiction plot, in comparison with season one’s Arctic setting. George Takei stars within the ten-episode second season, set in a Japanese internment camp. Patricia had heard some teasers concerning the second season throughout Denver Pop Tradition Con when she was at George Takei’s Superstar Highlight in June <insert hyperlink in bolded textual content: https://geekmom.com/2019/06/denver-pop-culture-con-2019-day-2-diary/>. Patricia is trying ahead to the forged and crew panel on July 19th.

Turner Networks has introduced a number of occasions for SDCC. Patricia is especially excited by seeing a screener for TBS’s new sequence, Snowpiercer, a followup to the 2013 Korean movie and 1982 French graphic novel. Academy Award-winner Jennifer Connelly (A Lovely Thoughts) and Tony Award-winner Daveed Diggs (Hamilton) will star within the sequence as passengers on a practice that carries what’s left of humankind on a practice that circles the earth within the years following a worldwide cooling.

Lastly, Patricia and her household have completely loved the NBC sequence Superstore, starring America Ferrera. She was excited to see plans to arrange a Cloud 9 division retailer within the foyer of the Onerous Rock Lodge in San Diego.

There are a lot of different nice occasions that CBS, NBC, FX Networks, Turner Networks, Nickelodeon Networks, Netflix, and Amazon Prime are all displaying off subsequent weekend. Patricia is trying ahead to all of it. It didn’t go unnoticed that ABC and Disney are retaining on the down low throughout SDCC, in all probability saving their protection for their very own D23 Expo occasion occurring in August in Anaheim.

Corrina: Museums, Panels, and Emergence

When she first began receiving notices concerning the new Comedian-Con Museum in San Diego, Corrina was extra excited by that the Con itself. May it rival what she referred to as the geekiest museum on Earth, the Museum of Pop Tradition (previously the EMP) in Seattle?

She’ll discover out on Wednesday, July 17, because the museum opens within the early afternoon for a particular press preview earlier than the large, swanky opening night time occasion, The Gathering. And for these in San Diego and unable to make the opening night time and, alas, haven’t any Comedian-Con tickets, the museum may have a particular free pop-up exhibit in San Diego’s Balboa Park throughout Comedian Con, The Batman Expertise: 

Soar over Gotham Metropolis within the Darkish Knight Dive, a panoramic VR skydive for visitors 13+. Knock out traditional criminals in an immersive boxing problem, Rogues Gallery Rumble. Play iconic Batman video video games within the Batcave, and take a journey with Alfred in WB and Intel’s Wayne Applied sciences Autonomous Car Expertise — all surrounded by genuine items on mortgage from the WB archives.

Down on the Comedian Con itself, on Thursday, Corrina, drawn by the feminine govt producers and lead,  can be protecting the press room for ABC’s new present, Emergence:

Past clarification…past understanding…lies the reality. Be a part of the Forged and Govt Producers for a primary take a look at the pilot episode of ABC’s new drama sequence “Emergence” adopted by an thrilling panel dialogue.

This character-driven style thriller follows a police chief who takes in a younger little one she finds close to the positioning of a mysterious accident who has no reminiscence of what has occurred. The investigation attracts her right into a conspiracy bigger than she ever imagined, and the kid’s id is on the heart of all of it.

The press room contributors ought to embody Govt Producers Michele Fazekas and Tara Butters;  forged members Allison Tolman, Donald Faison, Alexa Swinton, Owain Yeoman, Ashley Aufderheide, Robert Bailey Jr., and Zabryna Guevara.

Transferring onto Friday: Corrina has a panel of her personal to attend: Comic Con San Diego

And, final however not least, on Saturday, she additionally plans to attend the panel: Girls of Marvel: 10 Years and 200 Episodes, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, which can function host Sana Amanat (VP of Content material and Character Improvement, Marvel) and Judy Stephens (producer, Marvel).

MAJK: Educating With Comics, Anime, Artists Alley, the Her Universe Style Present & Extra!

MAJK has attended many cons however by no means SDCC. Except for being a bit nervous returning to her residence state of California for the primary time in a long time she couldn’t be extra excited. She intends to focus totally on Comedian associated occasions however she’s not limiting herself. Given the overwhelming variety of thrilling and fascinating occasions this yr there’s so much on her agenda.

Wednesday night time

MAJK hopes to checkout Educating with Comics: An Interactive Workshop for Educators which lists as a hands-on workshop designed for educators trying to combine comics into school rooms. Having taken a category referred to as Gender By way of Comedian Books years in the past. MAJK is excited by seeing what this workshop has to supply, you may guess if it’s good, she’ll be telling you about it.

No conference could be full for MAJK with out some Anime indulgence and there’s a lot for an Otaku even on preview night time.

She hopes to hit up that night time embody Pokémon Detective Pikachu. having a Pokémon superfan in her home ensures she gained’t cross up exploring the town and capturing a number of Instagram-worthy moments within the neon cityscape, and the Ryme Metropolis market. She might need to see if the Pokémon Go app works there. What higher place to seize uncommon Pokémon?

If she will be able to slot in a while to take a look at the toys/collectibles at The Dragon Ball World Journey co-sponsored and offered collectively by Bandai and Toei Animation, you may guess she’s going to.

With viewing choices like Outlaw Star, Twin Star Exorcists, the Soiled Pair OVA, and Dimension W; there’s a great likelihood MAJK will tank up on some “Anime and Chill” time earlier than the true enjoyable begins. That’s assuming considered one of her companions in crime doesn’t drag her to The Adventures of Captain Marvel.


MAJK is tremendous enthusiastic about wandering Artist Alley. It’s protected to say that’s her favourite spot in any conference. Seeing rising and established authors interacting with their followers was a part of the inspiration for Con Artist. She’s hoping to search out some extra artists to highlight.

One panel on her should see listing is Leisure Is LGBTQ, a joint effort by BOOM! Studios and GLAAD. This in-depth roundtable dialogue about LGBTQ illustration in popular culture and the trail ahead to a brighter, extra inclusive future, entails panelists from all corners of the leisure world, together with lots of comedian artists and writers that grace MAJK’s pull listing.

After her interview with Noah Hayes (The Avant-Guards) MAJK hopes to make it to Picture Comics: Bone-Chilling Perception into Bestselling Horror Comedian Books as two writers that she’s an enormous fan of are on the panel Kieron Gillen (Die), and Chuck Brown (Bitter Root). Then selecting between panels like Farscape: The Official 20th Anniversary, Girls on the Darkish Aspect, is proving to be a problem. Anyone obtained a cloning gadget?

No matter occurs Thursday afternoon MAJK’s going to be making it a degree to hit up sure cubicles like Sales space # 1231 the SDCC location for considered one of her favourite webcomic artist Lar deSouza. She’s additionally going to attempt to discover Adam Gorham artist for Punk Mambo and beg him to signal my copy of Punk Mambo #1.

The Her Universe Style Present is prime on MAJK’s Thursday night listing of want-to-do’s. Having spent years in Denims and nerdy t-shirts she’s fully enthusiastic about becoming a member of her Geek Mother colleagues at this occasion. Nerd Style is timeless trend. Don’t let anybody inform you in a different way. MAJK’s excited for this occasion.


MAJK’s Friday is packed as she can be interviewing Affect Idea Comics expertise Tom Bilyeu and Eisner winner Jim Krueger. Their comedian, Neon Future, is about roughly 30 years sooner or later in an America that has outlawed superior expertise. A civil battle is brewing between the Augmented, an oppressed class of people that have chosen to combine expertise into their our bodies, and the Genuine, who haven’t. The resistance motion “Neon Future” is led by the mysterious Kita Sovee (a personality modeled after DJ Steve Aoki), who strives to carry peace, by displaying the world a brighter future in concord with expertise. Even when she wasn’t a Steve Aoki fan (which she is) she’d be throughout this comedian. She hopes to nab one of many Neon Future #5 SDCC Restricted Variants. Simply take a look at how nice they give the impression of being!

After that she plans to attend the Marvel Comics: Spider-Man panel, after which a particular preview of The Darkish Crystal: Age of Resistance. She’s been ready a very long time for this one. That night she’ll be a part of her fellow Geek Mothers and a few comedian business people on the invitation-only Affect Idea Comics – SDCC 2019 occasion. She might not make it to the Eisner Awards however she’s nonetheless going to have a good time!


MAJK’s beginning early Saturday with the Viz Media SEIS MANOS panel, then a particular screening of Darkish Spectre 2, earlier than she dives into the Marvel Comics: The Subsequent Huge Factor. With the conclusion of The Conflict of the Realms, the Marvel Universe goes to look drastically completely different. MAJK’s been a Marvel comics fan since earlier than Storm defeated Calisto to grow to be chief of the Morlocks. She’s keen to find what’s subsequent for the X-Males, Avengers, and the remainder of the Marvel Universe. After that she’s off to hitch Valiant Comics writers Cullen Bunn (PUNK MAMBO, the just-announced ROKU) and Tim Seeley (September’s BLOODSHOT) for some press time. She’s an enormous fan of Cullen Bunn however she’ll attempt to keep cool.

For the night she’s trying ahead to a panel that speaks to a number of sides of her nerdiness. Rolling the Cube: The place Comics and Function Enjoying Collide is a panel of secret and not-so-secret role-playing comics creators consists of Kieron Gillen (DIE, The Depraved + The Divine), Jim Zub (Stone Star, Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons), Spike Trotman (Delver, Iron Circus Comics), and M. Ok. Reed (Delver). How cool can they get?

GeekDad’s Sean Z.: Panels, Panels, Panels, Together with She-Ra, The Witcher, Brooklyn 99 & Extra!

After I attend conventions, I normally go for the panels. The sheer quantity and number of talks you may see at San Diego Comedian-Con is staggering, and whereas I get pleasure from looking at new merch on the present flooring, it’s at all times fascinating to find out how issues are created, and to listen to the tales behind their creation, be it a present, a comic book, or your favourite film rating. 

For the time being, each Netflix’s The Witcher and DreamWorks’ She-Ra are in all probability the panels I’m most excited by attending – I’ve associates which have spoken extremely Sapkowski’s guide sequence, and I’m wanting to see the place Noelle Stevenson is taking She-Ra. The annual “Behind the Music” panel, Comedian Guide Authorized Protection Fund’s “Take PRIDE in Comics”, “The Science of Star Trek”, and the Brooklyn 99 panel all take honorable mentions. 

Past panels, I’m trying ahead to exploring SDCC’s artist alley. Every conference I’ve attended appears to draw and settle for various kinds of folks into their artist areas: New York Comedian Con, for instance, has a excessive focus present and former superhero comedian artists, whereas Emerald Metropolis Comedian Con tends to have a extra indie and eclectic vibe; one of many causes I really like ECCC is that there are many folks creating queer comics. Since that is my first time at SDCC, I’m fairly curious what I’ll see, and hopefully, I’ll discover a number of new comics to observe. 

Additionally, I’m excited to see the exhibit of props and costumes from the brand new Star Trek: Picard present. Listening to GeekDad Billy discuss how he developed props for Prospect was fascinating, and I’m curious what the method is for a present like Picard – I think it’s come a great distance for the reason that unique sequence (which needed to smuggle in costumes through a window within the studio, as they had been made with non-union labor).

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