Today marks the beginning of Comic-Con@Home, San Diego Comic-Con’s (SDCC) virtual fan get together that brings the panels, guests and merchandise of pop culture’s largest event into fans’ homes!
For the past decade or so, Supernatural has had a huge presence at SDCC. Each year, from the moment they stepped foot near San Diego’s convention center, Jared, Jensen and Misha were paraded to non-stop interviews for major media outlets, and high profile guest appearances at all the right party boats! Autograph lines and the main stage Supernatural Hall H panel (plus the “behind the curtain” press rooms), were so popular with fans, Sunday was nicknamed “Supernatural Sunday” in honor of the massive throng of people who waited overnight for a coveted chance to hear the show’s producers and actors talk about upcoming seasons. The WFB has brought these events to you for many years, including the emotional 2019 farewell Supernatural panel! This year, we’re all watching our favorite panels on our tiny computer screens instead of jumbo, surround-sound, AV systems at the convention center, but the show must go on, so we’ve scoured the massive 5 day schedule to find the line-up for past and present Supernatural cast members at SDCC 2020!
If you want to watch/listen to SPNFamily, here’s where they’ll be:
All times are Pacific time zone!
Thursday, July 23
“The Boys Season 2″ 3:00-4:00 PM
Join executive producer Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Aya Cash, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. The even more intense, more insane season two finds The Boys on the run from the law, hunted by the Supes, and desperately trying to regroup and fight back against Vought.
If you couldn’t watch the live panel, Nightsky captured the highlights for you, and links you to a video of the hour long discussion!
Friday, July 24
“AMC’s The Walking Dead” 1:00 – 2:00PM
The Walking Dead will make its 11th San Diego Comic-Con appearance with a panel spotlighting “A Certain Doom, ” which will air as a standalone episode later this year. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (Talking Dead), the panel will feature TWDU chief content officer Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producer Greg Nicotero, who directed the episode, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, Josh McDermitt, Seth Gilliam, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, and Paola Lazaro. In The Walking Dead episode 1016, “A Certain Doom, ” Beta engages the final battle of the Whisperer War.
If you missed the live panel, Nightsky captured the highlights, discusses the Supernatural connection to TWD and links you to a video of the panel!
Sunday, July 26
Supernatural Therapy: Fighting Internal Monsters like a Hunter IRL 4:00 – 5:00PM
Supernatural might be coming to the end but the incredible benefits that the SPNFamily brought to the world don’t have to. Join psychologists, Dr. Janina Scarlet (Supernatural Therapy), Dr. Lynn Zubernis (Family Don’t End With Blood), Dr. Billy San Juan (Supernatural Psychology), writers Deric Hughes (Arrow) and Henry Alberto (Little America) and Supernatural actors Rachel Miner, Ruth Connell, Lauren Tom, Andrea Drepaul, and Austin Basis as they discuss how we can continue to be hunters IRL even after the show ends, how we can stand up to injustice, face mental health challenges, and how we can Always Keep Fighting. Dustin McGinnis (Superhero Therapy podcast) moderates.
The full schedule and links to the YouTube channel at the time of each panel’s broadcast are listed under “Programming” on Comic-Con@Home’s Home Page. The Home page will also take you to the Online Exhibit Hall, Exclusive Merchandise Shops, Tumblr Art Show, Free download of the SDCC Souvenir Book, Fan Activities and much more!
Nightsky will be attending the panels listed above (and many, many more), so watch for WFB’s continuing coverage!
Saturday Update: Saturday’s News Letter contains the Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners, info on SDCC’s Virtual Masquerade and their historic blood drive.
Sunday Update: Sunday’s News Letter announces the Cosplay winners! See the incredible transformations fans make into movie/TV characters!