After a year of waiting, it’s hard to believe that Comic-Con 2010 is only 10 days away. If you’ve been following along with us here at Screen Rant, you’ve probably already begun mapping out your plans for the convention. Just to recap, here are our top TV panel picks for Thursday, Friday and Saturday, along with our top movie panel picks for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.
One note before you get started though. Because it’s the last day of the convention, things wrap up early on Sunday at 5:00pm. This means there usually aren’t as many must-see panels and events. If you don’t see anything you like in our list below, I recommend using the last day of the convention to peruse the show floor and buy up some discounted comics and collectibles.
Children’s Film Festival
10:00-5:00 – Room 9
The 7th annual San Diego International Children’s Film Festival again off on Kids Day at Comic-Con International, with more than 60 short films from around the world — animation, live action, and documentary — good for all ages. Filmmakers and animators will appear to talk about their work and take questions from the audience. The complete program will be posted on our site soon. (Note: Sunday is “Kids Day” at Comic-Con.)
Wildstorm Focus on RED
12:00-1:00 – Room 4
Wanna know more about RED — one of this fall’s most anticipated movies with an all-star cast led by Bruce Willis? Artist Cully Hamner is up front-and-center to tell all about his exciting thriller co-created with Warren Ellis. Plus, with your hosts, senior VP for creative affairs Gregory Noveck and VP/general manager Hank Kanalz, there’s more RED comic news with screenwriters Erich Hoeber,John Hoeber, Doug Wagner, and others on what’s in store for this ageless hero!
Firefly/Serenity Fans Fan Group
12:00-2:00 – Room 32AB
Fans of Firefly and Serenity are welcome to join the California Browncoats. Get the scoop on upcoming ‘verse-related and ‘verse-friendly events and products that you’ll really love. Drop by any time to join the fun and find out what the group is up to, but those arriving by 12:20 can enter to play “Serenity Spin”: put your ‘verse-related trivia to the test to win shiny prizes! You never know what else might happen!
Harry Potter Fandom Panel
2:00-3:00 – Room 24ABC
This summer sees the Harry Potter series and fandom slip into the future with the close of filming on Deathly Hallows and the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando. What is the impact on the fans, fandom, and their future? Insights from Melissa Anelli (webmaster of The Leaky Cauldron and author of Harry: A History), Darren Criss (actor/composer, A Very Potter Musical, A Very Potter Sequel), Leslie Combemale (ArtInsights Gallery, official/exclusive HP art supplier), Eddie Newquist (executive producer, Harry Potter: The Exhibition) and Andrew Slack (HP Alliance Creator and Executive Producer). Moderated by Heidi Tandy (HPEF/Ascendio 2012, FictionAlley).
Business of Cartoon Voiceovers Panel
2:00-3:00 – Room 25ABC
An agent, a casting director, and some voice actors walk into a Comic-Con program book…wait, this isn’t a joke. It’s a serious “how to” look at the business of cartoon voices, telling you what it takes to get in and how to avoid getting ripped off. Mark Evanier talks to an agent, a casting director, and actors to give you a no-nonsense look at the industry.
As I said at the top of the post, there’s not a ton of great panels to pick through on Sunday. Of course, if you’ve been there for the whole weekend, you should be pretty worn out by then anyway. To get the complete Sunday movie panel schedule, visit the official Comic-Con website.
If you’re planning on attending Comic-Con 2010, please keep your eye out for myself and other members of the Screen Rant crew. We’re bringing a big team this year and we’d love to say hi to all of our loyal readers. Also, if you have a chance, make sure to check out the Masters of the Web Panel to see Screen Rant head honcho Vic Holtreman in person.
In the meantime, good luck with your Comic-Con planning. We’ll see you in San Diego!
Source: Official Comic-Con Website