AMC invades San Diego Comic Con: with panels, world-record zombie hoards, video game demos, and their infamous DeadQuarters off-site activation! In my years of attending San Diego Comic Con, I can’t think of a time where AMC has brought this many amazing panels to the show. When you add their DeadQuarters offsite into the mix – you can be sure you’ll get your fill of AMC goodies around the convention. Here is a breakdown of all the amazing panels AMC has to offer at San Diego Comic Con this summer; plus information about DeadQuarters from the official AMC press release.
Friday, July 19th
“Fear the Walking Dead” panel from 12:00pm – 1:00pm in Hall H
Panelists include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Rubén Bladesand Karen David, along with chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd, and Greg Nicotero, with director and co-executive producer, Michael Satrazemis. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.
“The Walking Dead” panel from 1:00PM – 2:00PM in Hall H
Panelists include cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura and Cailey Fleming, along with chief content officer of “The Walking Dead” Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The panel will be moderated by “Talking Dead” host Chris Hardwick.
“Preacher” panel from 7:00PM – 8:00PM in Hall H
Panelists include executive producer Seth Rogen and cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish and Mark Harelik. The panel will be moderated by IGN’s editor-in-chief of entertainment Terri Schwartz.
“The Terror: Infamy” panel from 4:45PM – 5:35PM in Room 6A
Panelists include cast members Derek Mio, George Takei, Kiki Sukezane, and Cristina Rodlo, along with co-creators and executive producers Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein. The panel will be moderated by Indiewire senior editor Hanh Nguyen.
Saturday July 20th
“NOS4A2” panel from 5:30PM – 6:30PM in Room 6A
Panelists include cast members Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, along with showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, and author and executive producer Joe Hill. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Clark Collis.
DeadQuarters Offsite Activation
DeadQuarters, the official fan zone of “The Walking Dead” and “Fear the Walking Dead,” will feature a curated walk through of settings from both series, including the Winter Escape from the Season 9 finale of “TWD,” as well as an elaborate treehouse and plane crash site inspired by the Season 5 storylines in “Fear.” Fans can pre-register here to beat the lines. Located on Martin Luther King Promenade, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel (4th Avenue and L Street, across from the Convention Center), DeadQuarters will be open to the public Thursday, July 18th through Saturday, July 20th from 11:00AM – 6:30PM; Sunday, July 21st from 11:00AM – 4:00 PM.
AMC is inviting “The Walking Dead” fans to dress as walkers for an official Walker Horde moment at Petco Park on Saturday, July 20th with doors opening at 9:000AM. Attendees will help recreate a walker scene for a photo that will be part of an official marketing campaign for “TWD’s” milestone 10th season. Fans can pre-register for the Walker Horde at: www.amc.com/horde
Ahead of the Fall release of the much-anticipated VR game, “The Walking Dead Onslaught,” AMC and gaming studio Survios will host demos at “DeadQuarters” to give Comic-Con attendees an opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite survivors and get an exclusive sneak peek of the game!
Next Games will hold auditions for their “Become a Hero” contest, for which fans can film their best hero poses from the series for a chance to transform into a playable character in the popular location-based augmented reality mobile game, “The Walking Dead: Our World.”
FTX Games will encourage fans to test their luck with “The Walking Dead: Slots,” a virtual slot machine on a 65” screen. Players will be given three spins for a chance to make it to the top of the leaderboard and win a year’s subscription to “The Walking Dead” Supply Drop – and every player will receive a scratch-off card to win in-game coins. FTX will also be demoing their upcoming puzzle battle role-playing game, “The Walking Dead: Outbreak.”
AMC is partnering with Feeding America and encouraging DeadQuarters visitors to donate canned foods throughout Comic-Con weekend to benefit the organization’s local chapter, Feeding San Diego. Donors will receive an exclusive Hilltop Token, which can be used to unlock special deals on food, retail and entertainment around San Diego. For more info and to support Feeding San Diego, click here.
What AMC panel are you most excited about this year? Will you be taking a canned goods donation over to their DeadQuarters? Let me know in the comments! Or find me on social media to keep the conversation going! Remember to use #AMC #TWD #FTWD #Preacher #NOS4A2 #TheTerror on social media
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