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SDCC 2017: World Premiere of Batman and Harley Quinn

Comic-Con 2017Warner Brothers Animation brought the entirety of the new Batman animated film Batman and Harley Quinn to show in Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic Con this year. This event included Q&A with a panel of voice actors returning from “Batman: The Animated Series” Kevin Conroy and Loren Lester, new voices, for this production, Paget Brewster (“Criminal Minds”) and Kevin Michael Richardson (Literally a man of hundreds of voice acting credits), as well as writers Bruce Timm (“Batman: The Animated Series”) and Jim Krieg (Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox), and Director Sam Liu (“Green Lantern: The Animated Series”). The film feels perfectly like a continuation of the Batman animated TV series with a little bit more PG-13 added in. A great addition to the DC animated oeuvre by any count and likely to be a must own for fans of the animated series when it releases in August.

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SDCC 2017: Psych: The Movie Clip

Comic-Con 2017Psych-O’s called. USA Network answered! PSYCH stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson and Corbin Bernson reunited at Comic-Con, along with creator Steve Franks and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak, for a panel and Q&A discussion. In a surprise twist of fate, moderator Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”) announced that his PSYCH character, Mary Lightly, will make a special appearance in the movie. Is he alive or is he dead? We’ve heard it both ways! Fans also got an exclusive first look at the all-new PSYCH: THE MOVIE, enjoyed a pineapple sing-a-long, and joined America’s favorite brofriends Shawn and Gus as they shared their journey back into PSYCH shape.

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SDCC 2017: Outlander

Comic-Con 2017Today at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017, Starz surprised “Outlander” fans with the world premiere of Season Three by screening episode 301, “The Battle Joined,” written by showrunner Ronald D. Moore and directed by Brendan Maher. The unexpected screening followed the previously announced “Outlander” panel, moderated by actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum. Panelists included: Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield).

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SDCC 2017: Hey Arnold!

Comic-Con 2017Hey Arnold! fans got off their stoops for Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!: From Hillwood to the Jungle!  Marc Snetiker (Entertainment Weekly) moderated a panel of the series’ classic voice actors Lane Toran (Arnold), Jamil Walker Smith (Gerald), Francesca Marie Smith (Helga), and Anndi McAfee (Phoebe), and the new generation of talent featured in the upcoming TV movie—Mason Vale Cotton (Arnold) and Benjamin “Lil’ P-Nut” Flores, Jr. (Gerald). Original series creator Craig Bartlett and composer Jim Lang were also featured on the one-of-a-kind panel, which treated fans to an exclusive first-look clip of the Hey Arnold! TV movie, brand-new character art and more.

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SDCC 2017: Psych Reunion and Movie Sneak Peek

Comic-Con 2017Get ready to spot some hidden pineapples! The “Psych” panel led by Jimmi Simpson and featuring stars James Roday, Dulé Hill, Maggie Lawson, Kirsten Nelson, Corbin Bernsen, series creator Steve Franks, and executive producers Chris Henze and Kelly Kulchak was a total blast with a sing-a-long of the show’s theme song, a Q&A with the panel, some reminiscing of memories from the show, and an excellent and much anticipated 8-minute clip from the upcoming Psych film, which comes to USA in December. The movie clip was clearly the main event as the ballroom packed to the gills with 4800 rabid “Psych-os” swelled with excitement over the first new scenes from the beloved characters in nearly 3 years. It looks awesome.

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SDCC 2017: American Horror Story: CULT

Comic-Con 2017We’ve known for a while that the newest season of AHS would center around the presidential election, but until now, there’s been no word on a title. A series of videos at CC revealed both a new look and the title: “Cult.” Of course, there’s not much provided, but you can’t go wrong with a bunch of clowns in a circle.

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SDCC 2017: Kevin Smith’s Comic Book Movie Trivia Mayhem

Comic-Con 2017Fans of comic book films, comedy, and trivia were treated to a highly entertaining comic book movie trivia panel hosted by Kevin Smith (Clerks, Dogma). The format allowed for some very cunning improv moments by the Smith as well as participants, Marc Bernardin (“Fatman on Batman” Podcast), and Julie and Shawna Benson (writers for “The 100”), and the judges David Steinberger (CEO of ComiXology) and Col Needham (CEO of IMBd). Judged more on entertainment value rather than veracity of answers, this was a tremendously fun and funny event with plenty of irreverence and frivolity.

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SDCC 2017: Bright looks awesome

Comic-Con 2017Bright was the panel I was honestly most interested in. From the moment it was announced, I’ve been following the production. Anything with director David Ayer has my interest. He’s an absolutely insane director, and when he’s not being held back by studio restrictions, he always delivers something that’s compelling and worth discussing after. I still believe that if we would have seen his original vision of Suicide Squad, we’d be singing a different tune. Bright looks precisely like the film to get the naysayers back on the Ayer train.

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SDCC 2017: Brigsby Bear Bares His Heart To Hall H

Comic-Con 2017As much as Comic-Con likes to bring in the major studios to Hall H to show off footage and more for their upcoming blockbusters, there are also the smaller panels that put a highlight on other things. Brigsby Bear is one such thing. Here’s an upcoming indie film co-written by and starring Saturday Night Live‘s Kyle Mooney and produced by The Lonely Island. I’ve actually already seen the film and can say it’s a quirky comedy-drama with a lot of weirdness and heart. The panel for Brigsby Bear held onto that weirdness, as the Mooney and other cast and crew members went into how this film came about, following a presentation of the first 12 minutes of the film.

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SDCC 2017: Death Note

Comic-Con 2017I’m curious to see how fans react to Death Note, the Netflix adaptation of the popular manga coming out on August 25th. Director Adam Wingard stated that while the film is faithful, it is through his own unique vision. Surprisingly, it wasn’t approached as a straight horror film, which was apparent in the clip that was shown. There’s a lot of dark humor, spread on thick by Willem Dafoe’s portrayal of Ryuk.

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SDCC 2017: Medinah World Premiere Sneak Peek

Comic-Con 2017“Battlestar Galactica” stars Michael Trucco and Tamoh Penikett were on hand along with Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight) and Natasha Henstridge (Species) to introduce the world to what was being dubbed “The First-Ever Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series from the Middle East,” “Medinah.” The series was filmed in Qatar and has a number of Qatari actors filling out the cast in addition to Roberts, Henstridge, and Penikett. Even with the aura of being groundbreaking for a TV series giving it strength, there are a few clear reasons why “Medinah” has not yet been picked up for major distribution as well as a few reasons that “World Premiere Sneak Peak” lose a little luster when attached to a show like this.

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SDCC 2017: Monsters, Mutants & Mysteries: Sights & Sounds

Comic-Con 2017To start off day one of Comic-Con 2017, hundreds of fans lined up outside for the “Monsters, Mutants & Mysteries: Sights & Sounds” panel, eager to hear insights from the creatives behind some of the most beloved properties in film, video games, and television. The panel featured cinematographer Matthew Jensen (Wonder Woman, Game of Thrones), VFX supervisor Derek Spears (Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead), production designer Gary Kordan (Key & Peele, Ghosted), and composers Jake Monaco (Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Dinotrux), Michael A. Levine (Resident Evil 7: Biohazard), and Michael Gatt (Blood Drive).

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SDCC 2017: QMx To Release Star Trek Discovery Badges

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Quantum Mechanix, creative studio and developer of screen-accurate replicas, collectibles, and artwork inspired by entertainment’s most beloved TV shows and movies is proud to announce 4 new Star Trek Discovery Badges are now available for the ultimate collector!




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SDCC 2017: Famous Monsters

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Famous Monsters has come to San Diego Comic-Con once again, and they’ve scheduled several panels featuring special guests and announcements!





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Mondo shared new images of their upcoming hidden identity board game, THE THING: INFECTION AT OUTPOST 31, which is displayed at San Diego Comic-Con at Booth #835. The Thing™ Infection at Outpost 31 marks Mondo’s very first foray into board games and the launch of a new games division. If you’re around, go to the booth to get a closer look at the game and pick up an ‘Outpost 31’ patch.


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SDCC 2017: First Look At Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling

Comic-Con 2017What better way to have fun at Comic-Con than by revisiting some old favorites. Thursday at SDCC featured a panel focused entirely on the 90s Nicktoon Rocko’s Modern Life. The show creator Joe Murray, along with the original voice cast, took the stage to discuss the show’s legacy. Additionally, the audience was treated to a first look at the upcoming TV special, Rocko’s Modern Life: Static Cling. It was a real treat, as I was always a big fan of Rocko and was happy to not only relive some memories but also get a look at what’s to come for my favorite wallaby.

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Comic-Con 2017Special announcement and appearance! David Harbour, Mike Mignola’s new Hellboy, is signing in the Dark Horse Comics booth #2615 at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday, July 21 from 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM! Special posters, pre-signed by Hellboy: Rise of the Blood Queen director Neil Marshall and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, will be provided for attendees of the signing. The signing will be ticketed – tickets will be distributed on Thursday and Friday mornings at the Dark Horse booth while supplies last.



SDCC 2017: Cyanide & Happiness

Comic-Con 2017“Cyanide & Happiness,” in association with global media company Studio71, is launching its first-ever line of collectible mini-figures at San Diego Comic-Con. The line comprises 12 unique “Cyanide & Happiness” characters hand-picked from the archives to create a truly collectible line. All mini-figures are packed in individual boxes that look the same, so fans have no way of knowing what character they will get. However, there’s an opportunity at Comic Con for fans to purchase a convention-exclusive set with all 12 mini-figures that comes with an additional bonus “Golden God” figure.

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