Julian’s San Diego Comic Con 2018 Roundup

This year, i was approved for a press pass to cover San Diego Comic Con. That is right, the “Comic Con” of all Comic Cons and the show is big as its name is. If you were to tell me how big the convention center is, i would tell you that from one end to another, it will take you a whole 10-15 minutes to walk through it. I did that on Wednesday morning on preview night to get my idea of where to walk to and where are the offices. The place is massive and even without attendees there, i still felt like there was a crowd there. Before I went to the convention center, I seen the line for the Conan taping outside the studio and it was very very long even at 7AM in the morning. This was not compared to the massive lines i have seen inside and outside the convention center. There was a line for everything raging from getting a ticket for the autographs from select celebrities, to trying the escape rooms for South Park and Jack Ryan, and lets not forget about the dreaded Hall H line which ended all the way to the IMDB boat. That line itself looks very intimidating and i do not think i will ever attempt to wait on that line for a few days just to see a panel.

The show floor was flooded with attendees and cosplayers walking to different booths and vendors or taking pictures. You could not look around to not see a cosplayer at all as there were a few each second. Many vendors that were there was Hasbro, Funko, Mattel, AMC, ABC and much more. I have seen many people in these booths trying to buy exclusive merchandise. The indoor panels were upstairs from the convention center and as much as people hated it, they close off the entire room (or in some cases the floor) if all the room’s lines are capped and that is good that they did that to prevent over crowding.

But i enjoyed the show floor along with going to the Jack Ryan escape room. I was given a chance to preview that area before it was open to the public and that escape room done something i do not think i have ever seen and that is, re-enact the first few minutes of the pilot episode of the show. I was in a group of 10 people trying to solve puzzles and go to the next room. The first one featured money and a code, the second one tasked you to stop an enemy attack, the third one showcased an interrogation scene as the actors gave you clues to how to escape the room. This was an interesting twist to an escape rooms and i loved it.

I was also invited to attend the Amazon Fire TV showcase to see their upcoming TV devices and features and there was a few themes inside that tent. It was a very good sight.

AMC Network also had an attraction area for their shows Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead and i was able to preview the attraction before it was open to the public and i have seen Jadis’ grinder machine, The Sanctuary (along with inside The Sanctuary where a guy demoed The Walking Dead: Our World mobile app game), the SWAT truck, the water slide with a pit of Walkers, and The Kingdom’s training area. That area always draws the attention of curious attendees and i believe that they were giving away Shiva Funko Pops to attendees once it opened.

I also had the chance to attend press rooms at SDCC which is where the media work began. I spoken with the cast and key developers of different shows such as Impulse, Young Justice, Lego DC Super Villains (video game), BUYBUST, Crazy Ex Girlfriend, and MR. Mercedes. I was also invited to attend the press invited press conferences of Better Call Saul, Fear The Walking Dead, and The Walking Dead. I mentioned those three conferences in different posts in the last few days.

Young Justice

Mr. Mercedes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0x9vllQHDo

Impusle

Crazy Ex Girlfriend

San Diego Comic Con is a great experience and i recommend everyone to check it out in 2019. Try to get tickets the day the sale opens or else you will be out of luck.

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SDCC 2018-AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead Press Conferences

More San Diego Comic Con news came out as I was invited to attend both of AMC’s Fear The Walking Dead and The Walking Dead press conferences. The Fear one started first as the cast and producers of the season made their way to the long table. The cast included Colman Domingo, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lennie James, Danay Garcia, Garret Dillahunt, Maggie Grace and Jenna Elfman as they all talked about what to expect from the second half of season 4 as the back half of the season deals with more character development and a natural disaster. I also spoke with Alycia and Maggie for a few minutes after the conference to talk about Travis’ death way back in season 3. I also spoke with Scott Gimple as we talked about the comic series of The Walking Dead, his new comic series with Robert Kirkman Die!Die!Die, and future possible storylines of The Walking Dead especially since Volume 30:New World Order just finished not too long ago.

 

Here is the audio

https://youtu.be/ikNbhSCan_Y

 

After that conference was over, The Walking Dead started and we learned more information to the upcoming season and Andrew Lincoln’s departure of the show. That got sad to hear him say it because he loves the show and working with everyone there. The Press conference was very funny also as Norman and Andrew Lincoln had a “stare down” after the rest of the cast arrived, along with Jeffery Dean Morgan stealing the show over there with his very funny humor. Other cast members that were there was Danai Gurira and Lauren Cohan along with Greg Nicotero and the new show runner Angela Kang and Executive Producer Scott Gimple. The panel is a must listen!

Here is the audio from the conference

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huBlQfcTTow&t=6s

Meeting Andrew Lincoln face to face is a dream come true of mines and I am happy that it happened!

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Playmates Toys: Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Exclusive Figures at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Exclusive Figures from Playmates Toys

Playmates Toys, the longtime master toy licensee for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, will offer four San Diego Comic-Con exclusive figures that are based on Nickelodeon’s brand-new animated series,Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each figure will retail for $30 and will be available from Thursday to Sunday (July 19-22) at Nickelodeon’s booth, #4113.

The individually sculpted figures come in a protective “fifth panel window box” that will be placed in a 2018 San Diego Comic-Con box that features each Turtle’s name. The figures range in height from 4.25 inches for Michelangelo, to 4.75 inches for Raphael, with Donatello and Leonardo each standing at 4.5 inches tall. Each figure has 13 points of articulation and not only includes their new core weapon accessories, but also features additional decoration, details and accessories.

TWC Episode 190-Rampage’s Jason Liles Interview

today  i interview Jason Liles from the blockbuster success Rampage. We talk about him growing up in Memphis to moving to NYC and what he likes about it and what he misses about it, His upcomings in acting, his role on Death Note, His Role on Rampage and his favorite scenes from the movie along with stories with working with the cast along with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and The Walking Dead’s Jeffrey Dean Morgan, his future projects and love for video games and nerd culture and much more!

Jason’s in-person Comic Con appearances officially greeting fans in the Sails Pavilion on Thursday, July 19 (10am-2pm) and Sunday, July 22 (10am-2pm) at the week of San Diego Comic Con.

Rampage on Blu Ray will be released on July 17th. and you can follow him on Twitter @theJasonLiles

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SDCC 2018- RED ALERT! “STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” BEAMS INTO COMIC-CON

Series Stars Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Mary Chieffo, Wilson Cruz, Anson Mount and Executive Producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin to

Make First Official Season Two Appearance Together

at San Diego Comic-Con International on Friday, July 20 in Hall H

Panel to Be Moderated by Series Guest Star Tig Notaro

Who Will Appear as Chief Engineer Reno

“Star Trek: Discovery” to Also Host Its Second Annual Gallery Takeover Featuring Exclusive Props and Costumes Directly from the Set of the Mirror Universe;

Fans Have the Chance to Receive Limited Edition

“Star Trek: Discovery” Starfleet Pins

Fans Invited to Take a Ride in a Pedicab

Inspired by the Captain’s Chair on the U.S.S. Discovery

LOS ANGELES – July 2, 2018 – CBS Television Studios and CBS All Access invite “Star Trek” fans from around the world to join them in a celebration of over 50 years of “Star Trek” and the upcoming second season of STAR TREK: DISCOVERY with a lineup of events, activations, merchandise exclusives and a panel, all taking place July 19-22 at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif.

“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” PANEL, FRIDAY, JULY 20, 1:30 PM, HALL H

Over 50 years ago, the world was first introduced to what would quickly become a cultural phenomenon. “Star Trek” inspired developments in science and technology, broke social barriers, and transported viewers around the globe to new adventures and uncharted frontiers. Last fall, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY continued that tradition and followed the voyages of Starfleet aboard the U.S.S. Discovery. Join the cast and producers of this CBS All Access series to look back on season one and find out where the crew is headed as it transports into its second season.

Cast members scheduled to appear include Sonequa Martin-Green, Doug Jones, Shazad Latif, Mary Wiseman, Anthony Rapp, Wilson Cruz, Mary Chieffo and Anson Mount, alongside executive producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin. The panel will be moderated by series guest star Tig Notaro, who will appear as Chief Engineer Reno. Friday, July 20, 1:30 PM; Hall H.

“STAR TREK: DISCOVERY” MIRROR UNIVERSE GALLERY TAKEOVER

CBS is creating a fully immersive STAR TREK: DISCOVERY Mirror Universe experience at the Michael J. Wolf Fine Arts Gallery (363 Fifth Avenue, San Diego); Comic-Con badges are not required for entry. The exhibit, scheduled to run from Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, features a photo opportunity with Emperor Georgiou’s Throne and showcases props and costumes from the series’ Terran Empire. The gallery will also house an official “Star Trek” shop with Comic-Con exclusives.

Exhibit Hours:

Thursday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Friday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Saturday 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Sunday 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

PEDICAB PROMOTION

From Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22, CBS will offer free “intergalactic” rides throughout San Diego’s Gaslamp District in pedicabs inspired by the design of the U.S.S. Discovery’s captain’s chair. The pedicabs will feature the chair’s distinctive stitched black seats as well as video monitors built into its armrests, which will screen trailers for the highly anticipated second season. As an added touch, each vehicle will display an illuminated U.S.S. Discovery delta shield on the back.

About STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

STAR TREK: DISCOVERY follows the voyages of Starfleet on their missions to discover new worlds and new life forms, and one Starfleet officer who must learn that to truly understand all things alien, you must first understand yourself. The series features a new ship and new characters while embracing the same ideology and hope for the future that inspired a generation of dreamers and doers. The first season is now available on CBS All Access, CBS Network’s digital subscription video on demand and live streaming service, and is distributed concurrently by CBS Studios International on Netflix in 188 countries and in Canada on Bell Media’s Space channel and OTT service CraveTV.

About CBS ALL ACCESS

CBS All Access is CBS’ digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. In addition to its original series, which include STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, THE GOOD FIGHT, STRANGE ANGEL and NO ACTIVITY, CBS All Access gives CBS fans the ability to watch more than 10,000 episodes on demand – spanning current shows from primetime, daytime and late night, as well as past seasons of select series and classic TV hits – and stream their local CBS station live.

CBS All Access is currently available online at CBS.com, on mobile devices via the CBS App for iOS, Android and Windows 10, and on Roku Players, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Fire TV, Samsung Smart TVs and Amazon Channels. For more details on CBS All Access, please visit: https://www.cbs.com/all-access/.

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SDCC 2018-MARVEL TELEVISION AND MARVEL ANIMATION DESCEND UPON SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON WITH NEW AND RETURNING FAN-FAVORITE SERIES

 

MARVEL TELEVISION AND MARVEL ANIMATION

DESCEND UPON SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON

WITH NEW AND RETURNING FAN-FAVORITE SERIES

 

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger to Make San Diego Comic-Con Debut

Including Interactive Fan Activation

 

Marvel’s Iron Fist in First Ever San Diego Comic-Con Panel

 

Marvel Animation’s Next Generation of Marvel Super Heroes,

Marvel Rising, to also Headline the Weekend

 

Marvel Animation Presents is Back Again for Another News-Breaking Panel

 

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Cast Return to Make Special Appearance at Marvel Booth

 

Visit Marvel Booth (#2329) for Autograph Signings, Exclusive San Diego Comic-Con

Giveaways, Livestream Broadcasts from Marvel.com and More

 

 

Los Angeles, CA (June 28, 2018) – Marvel Television and Marvel Animation are returning to San Diego Comic-Con with a jam-packed lineup of panels, signings, and fan-first experiences, including Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Marvel’s Iron Fist, Legion, The Gifted, Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s Quest and the brand-new project Marvel Rising. Join us for not-to-be-missed panels with exclusive footage and surprise appearances, as well as star-studded autograph signing sessions – all starting Thursday, July 19 through Sunday, July 22.

 

For more exciting Marvel highlights and news during San Diego Comic Con 2018, tune in to the Marvel livestream at http://marvel.com/SDCC2018 starting Thursday, July 19. Join the conversation using #MarvelSDCC.

 

FULL SCHEDULE OF MARVEL TELEVISION PANELS & ACTIVATION:

 

THURSDAY, JULY 19TH

MARVEL ANIMATION PRESENTS: MARVEL RISING 

3:15 PM – 4:15 PM in Room 6DE

Marvel Rising brings together the next generation of Marvel Super Heroes for the next generation of Marvel fans. This is your chance to be among the first to see a sneak peek of this group of powered teens and their adventures that are full of heart, action, comedy, and powerful messages for every kind of Marvel fan. Join our Quake Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.Nashville) our Squirrel Girl Milana Vayntrub (This Is UsSilicon Valley), our Ms. Marvel Kathreen Khavari (Big Little LiesMarvel’s Avengers), our Patriot Kamil McFadden (K.C. UndercoverGrown Ups 2), Mairghread Scott (Writer, Marvel Rising), Cort Lane (SVP, Animation and Family Entertainment), Marsha Griffin (VP, Animation Current Series and Development), and Sana Amanat (VP, Content and Character Development) as well as additional surprise guests for an action-packed panel that will showcase the first look of the animated shorts, special announcements, and so much more.

 

MARVEL’S IRON FIST

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM in Ballroom 20

Be among the first to get the exclusive inside scoop on what’s in-store for season two of Marvel’s Iron Fist as Danny Rand and Colleen Wing set off on a new adventure as the protectors of lower NYC. Join Executive Producer and Marvel’s Head of Television, Jeph Loeb, and surprise guests in what is sure to be a high-octane panel you don’t want to miss!

 

MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER – FAN ACTIVATION (on-site through Sunday)

10:00 AM Petco Park

Freeform is bringing Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger to “The Experience” at Petco Park. Starting July 19th at 10am, fans will have the opportunity to engage with two different interactive activations over the course of four days.

 

Tying into the “divine pairing” theme from Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger, Freeform will recreate the iconic moment between the two leads Tyrone and Tandy when their powers interact. To recreate this, Freeform is fabricating a physical experience where participants are harnessed to a bungee that will propel them backwards from the force of their powers. A slow-motion recording will capture the moment which will also include an overlay effect that shows both the light and dark energy emitting from the participants. Fans will have the opportunity to share their videos on social media.

 

Fans can also stop by the ROXXON Corp station to create their own customized ROXXON Corp badge and lanyard. Each badge will include a secret code that is connected to a wide range of prizes from Sony PlayStation Vue and Freeform. After receiving their customized badge, fans will be able to pose for a photo with the ROXXON Corp sign.

 

FRIDAY, JULY 20TH

 

MARVEL’S CLOAK & DAGGER

5:45 PM – 6:45 PM in Ballroom 20

San Diego will be getting a little taste of New Orleans! Meet series stars Olivia Holt, Aubrey Joseph, Emma Lahana, Ally Maki and executive producer/showrunner Joe Pokaski of the new hit summer series that redefined the super hero genre, Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger. Don’t miss this action-packed panel featuring a lively Q&A moderated by executive producer and head of Marvel Television, Jeph Loeb, along with a special look at exclusive, never-before-been-seen footage. And don’t forget to tune-in to watch all-new episodes, Thursdays, 8/7c, on Freeform.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 21ST

 

THE GIFTED

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM in Ballroom 20

(EXTENDED SEASON 2 SNEAK PEEK)- From 20th Century Fox Television in association with Marvel Television, season 2 of The Gifted picks up after the explosion of the Atlanta Station.  The Mutant Underground search for their friends and family who left with The Inner Circle. Having tracked them outside of Washington, D.C., they must contend with new groups with extreme ideologies, both human and mutant alike, to stave off a brewing conflict.  Join executive producers Matt Nix and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb along with stars Stephen Moyer, Sean Teale, Jamie Chung, Emma Dumont, Blair Redford, Natalie Alyn Lind and Skyler Samuels for an exclusive first-look at the upcoming second season; returning Tuesdays this Fall on FOX.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 22ND

 

MARVEL ANIMATION PRESENTS

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM in Room 6A

Marvel Animation returns for the always action-packed, news-breaking panel where you’ll get eyefuls of never-before-seen information and sneak peeks… plus…as always…some surprise guests that’ll reveal waaay too much! GET THERE! You’ll also have a chance to meet the stars of your favorite Marvel Animation series at signing events at the Marvel booth (#2329) throughout the weekend.

 

LEGION

2:15 PM – 3:15 PM in Hall H

Legion, is the story of David Haller, a man who believed himself to be schizophrenic only to discover that he may actually be the most powerful mutant the world has ever seen. Along with a team of other extraordinarily gifted people, David learned to accept his true self and set out to defeat The Shadow King, who was on a path to attaining infinite and world-ending power. In season two, a series of mind-bending twists and turns called into question who is the hero, and who is the villain. Legion is based on the Marvel Comics by Chris Claremont and Bill Sienkiewicz. Join Executive Producers John Cameron and Marvel’s Jeph Loeb, along with co-EP, Nathaniel Halpern, plus cast members for a conversation on what to look forward to from Season 3.

 

MARVEL TELEVISION AUTOGRAPH SIGNING SCHEDULE – Booth #2329:

 

JOIN CAST MEMBERS AND PRODUCERS OF YOUR FAVORITE MARVEL SERIES AS THEY MEET THE FANS AND SIGN AUTOGRAPHS! ***Please note that signings are ticketed events and passes will be available to win on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 9:15 AM on Thursday, July 19, Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 at the Marvel Booth (#2329).

 

THURSDAY, JULY 19

 

Marvel’s Iron Fist – Signing Event

2:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

 

Marvel Rising– Signing Event 

5:00 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

 

SATURDAY, JULY 22

 

Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger – Signing Event

10:00 AM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

 

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – Signing Event

12:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

 

The Gifted – Signing Event

3:30 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

 

SUNDAY, JULY 23

 

Legion – Signing Event

11:45 AM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

 

Marvel Animation – Marvel’s Avengers: Black Panther’s QuestSigning Event

3:00 PM at the Marvel Booth (#2329)

 

Stay tuned to www.marvel.com for all the breaking news from Marvel Television at Comic-Con International in San Diego. Follow @Marvel on Twitter and “like” Marvel on Facebook for minute-by-minute updates on all things in the MCU.

 

Join the conversation using #MarvelSDCC.

 

About Marvel Entertainment and Marvel Television

Marvel Entertainment, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), is one of the world’s most prominent character-based entertainment companies, built on a proven library of more than 8,000 characters featured in a variety of media over seventy-five years.  Marvel utilizes its character franchises in entertainment, licensing and publishing.

Marvel Television develops and produces some of the world’s most creative and popular live-action and animated programming for broadcast and cable television networks plus digital platforms including a historic deal with NETFLIX. Its portfolio of self-produced series includes “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” for ABC, “Marvel’s Runaways” for Hulu”, Marvel’s Daredevil,” “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist,” and “Marvel’s The Punisher for NETFLIX,  and “Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger” (Freeform)  Marvel is a co-producer on “Legion” (FX) and “The Gifted” (FOX).  For more information, visit marvel.com.  ©2018 MARVEL

 

SDCC 2018-Skybound Reveals Their First Wave of The Walking Dead Exclusives

Skybound and Image Comics is celebrating 15 years of The Walking Dead with their collection of variant covers of the comic series and merchandise. This year at San Diego Comic Con, they will have exclusives as well and here are the first wave of them.

There are four figures of Rick Gimes from different eras of The Walking Dead. Check them out below.

The first one is from the first issue of the series as Rick is in his sherif outfit.

The second one is a repaint of Rick during the All Out War arc with the 15th anniversary t-shirt

The third is Rick during the No Turning Back arc and it is also taken from issue #149

The final one is taken from last year’s issue 163 retailer variant (which i do not own yet because it is too expensive) as we see Rick in Negan’s clothes with Lucille

The set along with a bloody version of it will cost $100 at their booth this July.

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Hasbro Reveals ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ SDCC 2017 Exclusive

Following the exciting Transformers: The Last Knight movie release on June 21, fans will have the opportunity to take home a piece of the film with this Voyager Class Optimus Prime figure which will be available for purchase exclusively at Booth #3329 at SDCC 2017. The figure, which converts to Western Star truck mode based on Transformers: The Last Knight, features movie inspired detailing and collectible packaging. It also comes with a free gift with purchase: an authentic piece of truck tire used in the film with a certificate of authenticity from Western Star! 


Get Ready for SDCC With Lionel Trains

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Attention all comic-lovers!  As Comic-Con International: San Diego approaches, we wanted to share information on some unique comic-themed products from Lionel Trains.

Lionel’s Justice League collectible 2-packs provide a fun and different way for comic lovers to show off who their favorite superheroes are! The collection is available in a Superman/Green Lantern 2-pack and a Batman/The Flash 2-pack, with each boxcar decorated to spotlight a different member of the league. Both 2-packs are available at select local Lionel dealers nationwide for a MSRP of $169.99 each.

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For the true train enthusiasts, Lionel also offers a DC Comics Batman Subway set.  This ready-to-run train set allows you to escape to Gotham City with its bold graphics.  The set includes 3 cars (Batman M7, Arkham Asylum Inmates M7 and The Battle M7), as well as track, a wall-pack power supply and remote for the powered car. It’s available at select local Lionel dealers nationwide for a MSRP of $369.99.