Syfy Takes Over San Diego Comic Con 2017

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NEW YORK, NY – July 5, 2017 – As SYFY celebrates its 25th anniversary and its recent brand reboot, the network is headed to San Diego Comic-Con bigger and better than ever before. In addition to 15 SYFY series panels or screenings, the network is rolling out a host of events, activations and parties designed to leave no fan behind. And SYFY will once again extend the fun to fans nationwide, with a three-night live TV event, SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, hosted by Zachary Levi.

“San Diego Comic-Con is the pinnacle event of the year for sci-fi enthusiasts, and as the only network dedicated to the genre 24/7, we can’t wait to celebrate in a big way,” said Alexandra Shapiro, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital, USA Network and SYFY. “SYFY is going to San Diego this year with a singular focus: to put fans first.”

SYFY’s SDCC takeover includes:

PANELS AND SCREENINGS!

15 SYFY panels and screenings, including:

  • A frakking great BATTLESTAR GALACTICA reunion! With creator Ron Moore and cast from the hit series.
  • The ultimate sci-fi debate throwdown! Moderated by John Hodgman, the biggest names in the sci-fi universe duke it out over the most influential moments, milestones and people in the genre’s history. In “SYFY Hosts the Great Debate,” our expert panel will have the final word (or not!) on important topics like: “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”? Did Han or Greedo shoot first? And just who was the most influential captain of all time?
  • Panels for 11 SYFY shows! Including:
    • o SYFY’s upcoming Superman prequel series KRYPTON and the graphic novel adaptation HAPPY! (KRYPTON panel is co-hosted with Warner Bros. Television Group, and HAPPY! is co-hosted with Universal Cable Productions)
    • o Stars and creators of current SYFY hits THE EXPANSE, THE MAGICIANS and 12 MONKEYS (THE MAGICIANS and 12 MONKEYS panels are co-hosted with Universal Cable Productions)
    • o Fan favorites SHARKNADO, VAN HELSING, WYNONNA EARP, Z NATION and DARK MATTER — and upcoming new series GHOST WARS (All panels hosted by their respective studios)
  • Two big screenings! SYFY and Universal Cable Productions are screening an all-new episode of the grindhouse series BLOOD DRIVE and the premiere episode of “NO-END HOUSE,” the next installment in SYFY’s hit horror anthology CHANNEL ZERO.

 

EVENTS AND ACTIVATIONS!

  • SYFY fan parties! Stripping away the exclusivity of traditional Comic-Con parties, SYFY is throwing two nights of first-come-first-served bashes. Hosted at the Children’s Museum on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22, the themed parties feature photo booths, hourly surprises, live performances and more.
  • Superfan nuptials! Who says Comic-Con isn’t romantic? Actor Orlando Jones makes fans’ dreams come true, as he presides over pop-up nuptials at TBD locations throughout the weekend.
  • Trivia trolleys! Test your sci-fi knowledge and compete to win prize money and other giveaways on SYFY trolleys roaming the streets of San Diego.
  • Cosplay karaoke buses! Take the stage – and the mic – to belt out your favorite sci-fi theme songs on SYFY buses traveling throughout the city. You might even be surprised by one of your favorite stars!
  • Cosplay repair carts! Get an expert makeup touch-up or costume repair at these roaming carts, designed to ensure that all cosplaying ‘con-goers are at their camera-ready best.
  • A SYFY drumline! A drumline marching through the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, playing sci-fi theme songs and commemorating major moments in science fiction history? Yes, please.
  • The Nerd Party lives on! SYFY is partnering with Zachary Levi to co-host his annual invitation-only Friday night party.

ROUND-THE-CLOCK COVERAGE!

  • Levi will host SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, a three-night live television event that allows fans across the country to experience the best Comic-Con has to offer, dissect breaking ‘Con news, and hear from their favorite stars and creators. Airing Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22, the live event is produced by Wilshire Studios.
  • SYFY WIRE’s intrepid reporters and correspondents are providing 24/7 coverage of all the breaking news from the ‘Con, online via www.syfy.com and on air on SYFY (including SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON).

 

PANEL DATES AND LOCATIONS

Thursday, July 20th
1:15-2:15p: SYFY HOSTS THE GREAT DEBATE ( Ballroom 20): Moderated by John Hodgman, the biggest names in the sci-fi universe duke it out over the most influential moments, milestones and people in the genre’s history. In “SYFY Hosts the Great Debate,” our expert panel will have the final word (or not!) on important topics like: “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”? Did Han or Greedo shoot first? And just who was the most influential captain of all time?
Panelists: Adam Savage, Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, John Barrowman & more (to be announced) debate the most influential moments, milestones and people in genre history

2:30-3:30p: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA REUNION (Ballroom 20)
Panelists: Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, Grace Park & more (to be announced)

3:00-4:00p: VAN HELSING (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront)

4:00-5:00p: Z NATION (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront)

7:15-8:15p: 12 MONKEYS (Room 6BCF)
Panelists: Terry Matalas, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Emily Hampshire, Alisen Down, Todd Stashwick

8:15-9:15p: DARK MATTER (Room 6DE)
Panelists: Jodelle Ferland, Alex Mallari Jr., Anthony Lemke, and Melissa O’Neil

Friday, July 21st
6:45-7:45p: SHARKNADO 5 (Room 6DE)
Panelists: Tara Reid, Ian Ziering, Cassie Scerbo, Chloe Lattanzi, Fabio, director Anthony Ferrante, and writer Scotty Mullen (via Hollywood Life)

Saturday, July 22nd
1:15-1:45p: KRYPTON (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront)
Panelists: Cameron Cuffe, Damian Kindler, Cameron Welsh

2:30-3:30p: WYNONNA EARP (Room 5AB)

2:45-3:45p: HAPPY! (6BCF)
Panelists: Chris Meloni, Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Patrick MacManus

4:00-4:50p: THE MAGICIANS (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront)
Panelists: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Sera Gamble, John McNamara

5:00-5:50p: THE EXPANSE (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront)
Panelists: Naren Shankar, Mark Fergus, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

5:30-6:30p: GHOST WARS (6A)

8:00-9:00p: SCREENING: CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE (Horton Theatre)

9:30-10:30p: SCREENING: BLOOD DRIVE (Horton Theatre)

Robert Prentice