SDCC 2014: Friday schedule revealed

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San Diego Comic-Con 2014 has just released the schedule for Friday, July 25 and it comes with some very heavy hitters. SDCC presents the usual Hall H lineup with The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones going back to back for three consecutive years. Also, 20th Century FOX and RADiUS-TWC will be presenting their slate of movies for the Hall H crowd. Those going to Ballroom 20 will be treated to panels for two of the biggest comic TV panels: Arrow and Marvel Television. The TV-centric Ballroom 20 panels will also include Bones, The Big Bang Theory, The Legend of Korra, The Originals and Entertainment Weekly’s Brave New Warriors panel. In the Indigo Ballroom, you have a massive slate of animated panels including Adventure Time, Rick and Morty, The Venture Bros, Mike Tyson Mysteries and Archer just to name a few.

Friday, July 25th:

Hall H
10:15am – 11:15am: 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.

10:15am – 11:15am: Sneak Peek
TBA

11:30am – 12:00pm: 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 showrunner Scott 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.

1:40pm – 2:40pm: 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.

3:00pm – 4:00pm: 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.

4:20pm – 6:20pm: 20th Century FOX Presentation
TBA

6:35pm – 8:05pm: 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!

Ballroom 20
10:00am – 11:00am: 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 Sixth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 16.

11:15am – 12:15pm: Nickelodeon: Legend of Korra: Book 3
Executive producer and creator team Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino (Avatar: The Last Airbender) give a behind-the-scenes peek at how they create one of animation’s most stunning television productions. Panelists include voice actors Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P. J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami), and Mindy Sterling (Lin Beifong). Including an exclusive sneak peek screening of a new episode for Book 3, “Change.” Moderated by Megan Casey (VP of current series for Nickelodeon).

12:30pm – 1:30pm: Bones
Fan-favorite actors David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel and executive producer Stephen Nathan share secrets from the set, upcoming twists and turns, and what’s in store for Booth and Brennan as Bones enters its milestone tenth season.

1:45am – 2:45pm: Entertainment Weekly: Brave New Warriors
A discussion among several of today’s buzziest actors heroes including Freddie Highmore (Bates Motel), Brenton Thwaites (The Giver) and others who will discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.

3:00pm – 4:00pm: 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.

4:15pm – 5:15pm: The Originals Special Video Presentation and Q&A
The Originals, The CW’s top new series last season, will be returning for more sexy, supernatural intrigue, romance, alliances and bloodshed in New Orleans this fall. Join executive producer Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries) and co-executive producer Michael Narducci (The Vampire Diaries), along with series stars Joseph Morgan (The Vampire Diaries), Daniel Gillies (The Vampire Diaries), Phoebe Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries), Charles Michael Davis (Grey’s Anatomy), Leah Pipes (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), and Danielle Campbell (Prison Break), for a special video presentation followed by a Q&A. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with My So-Called Company, Alloy Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television and CBS Television Studios, The Originals will air in its new timeslot this fall-Mondays at 8/7c on The CW.

5:30pm – 6:30pm: 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 stars Stephen 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 ), and Andrew 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.

7:00pm – 9:00pm: World Premiere of Batman: Assault on Arkham
Be among the first to experience Batman: Assault on Arkham, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies. Produced by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, DC Entertainment, and Warner Bros. Animation, the film is based on the bestselling Batman: Arkham video game series. We find Gotham in great danger when the government assembles a group of villains-code-named The Suicide Squad-and forces them to break into Arkham Asylum to retrieve top-secret information stolen by the Riddler. Things take a turn for the worse when Harley Quinn frees the Joker, who is intent on using a dirty bomb to blow up Arkham Asylum and Gotham City. Batman must use his superhero wits and strength to thwart the wicked plans of the Joker and the Suicide Squad. When the film ends, stay in your seat for a star-studded panel discussion featuring fan-favorite Batman voice Kevin Conroy (Batman: The Animated Series), as well as Matthew Gray Gubler (Criminal Minds), Troy Baker (The Last of Us), and John DiMaggio (Futurama), plus the filmmaking team of producer James Tucker (Son of Batman), director Jay Oliva (Justice League: War), dialogue director Andrea Romano (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns), screenwriter Heath Corson (Justice League: War) and moderator Victor Lucas (Electric Playground). As usual, there will be special announcements, exclusive prizes for a few lucky fans, and a few potential surprises. Batman: Assault on Arkham will be available on Digital HD on July 29 and as a Blu-ray Combo Pack on August 12.

9:30pm – 11:00pm: Encore Presentation of Batman: Assault on Arkham
So good, we had to show it twice. Join Warner Bros. Home Entertainment for a late-night encore screening of Batman: Assault on Arkham, the highly anticipated next entry in the ongoing series of DC Universe Original Movies.

Indigo Ballroom
10:00am – 11:00am: Cartoon Network: Uncle Grandpa & Clarence
Good mornin’! What’s better than a panel of one Cartoon Network Comedy? Two cartoon network comedies! That’s right fans, prepare yourself for double the comedy, double the fun and double the friends with Uncle Grandpa and Clarence! Join the always-entertaining cast and crew for a behind-the-scenes look at two of the newest hit shows on Cartoon Network. It’s woooooorth it. Apppearing from Uncle Grandpa are creator Pete Browngardt (Uncle Grandpa), Kevin Michael Richardson (Mr. Gus), and Eric Bauza (Belly Bag). Appearing from Clarence are creator Spencer Rothbell (writer), Tom Kenny (Tiny Miracle, Uncle Grandpa and Sumo, Clarence), and Eric Edelstein (Chad).

11:00am – 12:00pm: 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.

12:15pm – 1:00pm: [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.

1:00pm – 1:45pm: [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-creator Michael Koman (Eagleheart, Nathan For You), and star Jack McBrayer (30 Rock, Wreck It Ralph) discuss the new series.

1:45pm – 2:30pm: [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).

2:30pm – 3:15pm: [adult swim] Mike Tyson Mysteries
In this new animated comedy series, Mike Tyson is taking the fight from the boxing ring to the streets…by solving mysteries! Mike is aided by the Mike Tyson Mystery Team-the Ghost of the Marquess of Queensbury, Mike’s adopted Korean daughter and a pigeon who was once a man. If you have a problem that needs solving, Iron Mike is in your corner. Get a first look at the new series premiering this fall and panel discussion featuring Mike Tyson, Rachel Ramras (MAD), Jim Rash (Community), and producer Hugh Davidson (The Looney Tunes Show).

3:15pm – 4:00pm: [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].

4:00pm – 5:00pm: 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, and Larry Murphy will entertain with never-before-seen footage followed by a Q&A panel discussion.

5:00pm – 6:00pm: Archer Screening and 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.

8:00pm – 10:30pm: Showtime Presents the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards
The 26th annual Eisner Awards (the “Oscars” of the comics industry) honor comics creators and works in 30 categories. Presenters will include British talk show host/comics writer Jonathan Ross, actor/screenwriter/comedian Thomas Lennon (Reno 911, Balls of Fury), actor/comedian Orlando Jones (Sleepy Hollow, The MAD Show), actor Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), nominee Reginald Hudlin (writer, Black Panther; producer, Django Unchained), Belgian graphic novelists Benoît Peeters and François Schuiten (Obscure Cities series), nominees Matt Fraction (Hawkeye, Sex Criminals) and Kelly DeConnick (Pretty Deadly, Captain Marvel), Hall of Fame cartoonist Sergio Aragonés (Groo, MAD), writer/artist Bill Morrison (Bongo Comics), writer/artist nominee Terry Moore (Rachel Rising, Strangers in Paradise) and voice actors Phil LaMarr (Samurai Jack, Justice League Unlimited, MADtv) and Vanessa Marshall (Young Justice, Spectacular Spider-Man), and David Herman (Office Space, Futurama), plus some special surprises! Other prestigious awards to be given out include the Russ Manning Promising Newcomer Award, the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, the Bill Finger Award for Excellence in Comics Writing, and the Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award.

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