Comic-Con@Home: How To Watch And 16 Panels You Need To Check Out
Once again, San Diego Comic-Con will be held virtually for 2021 under the title "Comic-Con@Home." Instead of waiting in line for hours for a chance to get into a packed panel, you can sit comfortably sit at home and watch panels and not have to worry about the hustle and bustle of San Diego.
This year's event takes place Friday, July 23-Sunday, July 25--there are also some panels on Wednesday and Thursday, but the majority of the festivities are throughout the weekend. While going to SDCC for yourself can be a ton of fun, you get to avoid some of the inconveniences a show of that magnitude delivers, like trying to land a hotel room through an online waiting room. You can watch it all for free.
Much like last year's Comic-Con@Home event, you can watch all the panels on Comic-Con International's YouTube. You don't need a pass to get in though. This year's event is free to watch for everyone, as long as you have internet access.
There are a lot of panels though. You can check out the programming schedule and see for yourself. And below, we've selected some of the must-watch panels for the weekend that you'll want to check out. From upcoming movies to TV shows, from superheroes to horror, there is a wide array of cool panels at this year's Comic-Con@Home.
And make sure to come back to GameSpot this weekend for coverage of these panels and much more.
Paramount+ Animation Panel
When: Friday, July 23 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
Who's on the panel: Cast members from Star Trek: Prodigy, Star Trek: Lower Decks, The Harper House, and Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News
What to expect: Trailers or first look at the new season of Lower Decks, and first look at new adult animated series The Harper House.
Amazon Prime Video Panel
When: Friday, July 23 at 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT
Who's on the panel: Showrunners Rafe Judkins (The Wheel of Time), Hideaki Anno (Evangelion:3.0+1.01 Thrice Upon a Time), Nico Entel (S.O.Z.), Sara Goodman (I Know What You Did Last Summer), and series stars and directors Beth Riesgraf & Noah Wyle (Leverage: Redemption)
What to expect: Possible video footage from the upcoming Wheel of Time series and Evangelion:3.0+ 1.01.
Netflix Geeked: Masters of the Universe
When: Friday, July 23 at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Who's on the panel: No one specific listed outside of "the cast and creators."
What to expect: Maybe a Season 2 announcement, since the series debuts on Netflix this day, so there probably won't be a new trailer.
When: Friday, July 23 at 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Co-creator Brad Miska and producer Josh Goldbloom are joined by segment directors Simon Barrett, Timo Tjahjanto, Jennifer Reeder, Ryan Prows, and Chloe Okuno.
What to expect: Details about the fourth installment of the horror movie series, streaming exclusively on Shudder. Possible behind-the-scenes footage, trailer, and details about individual stories from the anthology movie.
Rick and Morty
When: Friday, July 23 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Dan Harmon (co-creator and executive producer), Scott Marder (showrunner and executive producer), Chris Parnell (voice of Jerry), Sarah Chalke (voice of Beth), and Spencer Grammer (voice of Summer).
What to expect: Details about future seasons and what's going to happen to your favorite characters next.
Blade Runner: Black Lotus
When: Friday, July 23 at 8 PM ET / 5 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), Wes Gleason (voice director), Jessica Henwick (voice of Elle), and Jason DeMarco (co-creator of Toonami and moderator).
What to expect: New images from the series, and maybe a teaser trailer.
Robert Kirkman @ Home
When: Saturday, July 24 at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Robert Kirkman
What to expect: New images from the Amazon series Invincible, and maybe a teaser trailer.
Fear The Walking Dead
When: Saturday, July 24 at 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Karen David, Mo Collins, and Christine Evangelista.
What to expect: Season 7 images and first look at the upcoming episodes.
The Walking Dead: World Beyond
When: Saturday, July 24 at 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT
Who's on the panel: The cast and creators of The Walking Dead: The World Beyond.
What to expect: First look at Season 2, the final season of the series.
The Walking Dead
When: Saturday, July 24 at 6 PM ET / 3 PM PT
Who's on the panel: The cast and creators of The Walking Dead.
What to expect: Trailer for Season 11.
Mortal Kombat Legends: Battle of the Realms
When: Saturday, July 24 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Joel McHale (Community, Stargirl), the voice of Hollywood star-turned-fighter Johnny Cage, headlines a panel that includes Jordan Rodrigues (Lady Bird, The Fosters) as Liu Kang; Dave B. Mitchell (Mortal Kombat 11, Call of Duty franchise) as Raiden, Kintaro & Sektor; screenwriter Jeremy Adams (Supernatural, Justice Society: World War II); producer Rick Morales (Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, Batman vs. Two-Face); and game co-creator Ed Boon (NetherRealm Studios), who serves the films as the creative consultant.
What to expect: We've already had a trailer for the upcoming movie, so there may be some more details about the home release, and possibly another teaser.
When: Saturday, July 24 at 9 PM ET / 6 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Showrunner and executive producer Greg Nicotero, along with writer Mattie Do, director Rusty Cundieff, and guest cast members Michael Rooker and James Remar.
What to expect: A first look at Season 3, which arrives on Shudder this fall.
When: Sunday, July 25 at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT
Who's on the panel: Showrunner Chris Chibnall, the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, new Doctor Who cast member John Bishop, and a very special surprise guest.
What to expect: This is a pre-recorded event, but we will learn about the new season of the series. There may even be a sizzle reel for it.
DC Legends of Tomorrow
When: Sunday, July 25 at 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Join series stars Caity Lotz, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Adam Tsekhman, Shayan Sobhian, and Lisseth Chavez, with Nick Zano and Matt Ryan, along with executive producers Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu.
What to expect: Sneak peek at the rest of the season.
When: Sunday, July 25 at 4 PM ET / 1 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Michael C. Hall (Dexter, executive producer), Clyde Phillips (showrunner, executive producer), Scott Reynolds (executive producer), Marcos Siega (executive producer, director), and Julia Jones (Angela).
What to expect: First trailer for new season.
The Legacy of Chucky
When: Sunday, July 25 at 5 PM ET / 2 PM PT
Who's on the panel: Franchise creator Don Mancini and fan favorites Brad Dourif (Chucky), Jennifer Tilly (Tiffany), Fiona Dourif (Nica), Alex Vincent (Andy Barclay), and Christine Elise (Kyle).
What to expect: Trailer for the upcoming USA & SyFy series.