San Diego Comic-Con 2012: Schedule and Highlights


Posted July 8, 2012 by

Comic-Con International has finally released the schedule for their 2012 Comic-Con, and nerds everywhere are moist with anticipation! As you mentally and physically prepare for the craziness that is Con, check out the following highlights from the 2012 Comic-Con Programming Schedule:

Wednesday, July 11

6 p.m. Warner Bros. TV presents screenings of its new series “666 Park Avenue,” “Arrow,” “Cult,” “The Following” and “Revolution” (Ballroom 20)

Thursday, July 12

  • 10:30 a.m. “Battlestar: So Say We All” panel with Richard Hatch, Jane Espenson, Lili Bordan, Michael Taylor, Toni Graphia and Dr. Kevin Grazier (Room 6BCF)
  • 11 a.m. “Nickelodeon: Butt Biting & Magical Mischief!” with the casts of “T.U.F.F. Puppy” and “The Fairly OddParents” (Room 7AB)
  • 11:15 a.m. “X-Play” with hosts Morgan Webb, Blair Herter and Kristin Adams and exec producer Wade Beckett (Room 25ABC)
  • 12:45 p.m. “MAD” screening and Q&A presented by Cartoon Network (Room 6DE)
  • 12:45 p.m. “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2″ — “Twilight’s” final Comic-Con session. (Hall H)
  • 2 p.m. “Power Rangers: 20 Years and Beyond” panel (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)
  • 2:05 p.m. Walt Disney Studios: “Frankenweenie,” “Oz the Great and Powerful” and “Wreck-It Ralph” with Tim Burton, Sam Raimi, John C. Reilly and Sarah Silverman (Hall H)
  • 2:15 p.m. “Psych” with cast and exec producers, plus sneak peeks at Season 7 episodes (Ballroom 20)
  • 2:30 p.m. “Teen Wolf” panel with cast and producers, plus preview of an unaired episode (Room 6A)
  • 2:30 p.m. Comic Arts Conference Session 4: “The Dark Knight Rises: Is Batman Broken?, examining Bruce Wayne’s psychological state. Panel includes “The Dark Knight Rises” EP Michael Uslan, comic writers Len Wein and Steve Englehart and former Catwoman Lee Meriwether. (Room 26AB)
  • 3 p.m. “1982: It Was 30 Years Ago Today — Greatest Geek Year Ever!” presented by Geek Magazine and discussing “Blade Runner,” “ET,” “Tron,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” and other pop-culture milestones of 1982. (Room 5AB)
  • 3:30 p.m. “Beauty and the Beast” panel with stars Kristin Kreuk and Jay Ryan and EPs Jennifer Levin and Sherri Cooper (Ballroom 20)
  • 3:45 p.m. Image Comics: “The Walking Dead” Q&A with writer Robert Kirkman and artist Charlie Adlard (Room 6A)
  • 4 p.m. “Wilfred” screening and Q&A with the cast and EPs (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)
  • 4:40 p.m. “Elementary” sneak peek and Q&A with stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu and EPs Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly (Ballroom 20)
  • 4:45 p.m. “The Expendables 2″ with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Terry Crews, Randy Couture and Dolph Lundgren (Hall H)
  • 5 p.m. “Archer” screening and Q&A with creator Adam Reed and the cast (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront)
  • 6 p.m. “Nikita” Q&A and exclusive video presentation with Maggie Q, Shane West and Lyndsy Fonseca and EP Craig Silverstein (Room 6BCF)
  • 6 p.m. “Dexter” panel with cast and producers, plus exclusive trailer for Season 2 of “Homeland” (Ballroom 20)
  • 6:30 p.m. “Workaholics” panel with Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck (Room 24ABC)
  • 8:30 p.m. “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” sing-along (Room 6BCF)
  • 8:30 p.m. “Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope” screening (Ballroom 20)

Friday, July 13

  • 10:00 a.m. “Community” panel with Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Alison Brie. (Ballroom 20)
  • 11:30 a.m. “Cult” screening and panel with Rockne S. O’Bannon, Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, and Robert Knepper. (Room 6BCF)
  • 12:05 p.m. “Big Bang Theory” panel with talent yet to be announced (Hall H)
  • 12:30 p.m. “Firefly” 10-Year anniversary panel with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau. (Ballroom 20)
  • 12:45 p.m. “666 Park Avenue” screening and panel with Terry O’Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Matthew Miller, and David Wilcox. (Room 6BCF)
  • 1:25 p.m. “The Walking Dead” panel with Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Glen Mazzara, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero (Hall H)
  • 1:45 p.m. “Bones” panel with Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan, David Boreanaz, and Emily Deschanel (Ballroom 20)
  • 2:45 p.m. “Game of Thrones” panel with Alfie Allen, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Richard Madden, George R. R. Martin, and Carolyn Strauss (Hall H)
  • 3:00 p.m. “Arrow” screening and panel with Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and David Nutter. (Ballroom 20)
  • 4:15 p.m. Entertainment Weekly: Powerful Women panel with Kristin Bauer, Sarah Wayne Callies, Kristin Kreuk, Nikki Reed, and Anna Torv (Ballroom 20)
  • 5:30 p.m. Joss Whedon panel (Ballroom 20)
  • 5:45 p.m. “Spartacus: War of the Damned” panel with Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Steven S. DeKnight. (Room 6BCF)
  • 6:45 p.m. “Breaking Bad” panel with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, and Jonathan Banks (Ballroom 20)

Saturday, July 14

  • 10:00 a.m. “Warehouse 13″ panel with Eddie McClintock, Joanne Kelly, Saul Rubinek, Allison Scagliotti, and Jack Kenny (Ballroom 20)
  • 11:00 a.m. “Once Upon a Time” with Edward Kitsis, Adam Horowitz, Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Josh Dallas, Lana Parilla, Emilie De Ravin, and Meghan Ory (Ballroom 20)
  • 12:45 a.m. “The Simpsons” panel with David Mirkin, Matt Groening, Al Jean, Mike Anderson, and Yeardley Smith (Ballroom 20)
  • 1:00 p.m. TV Guide Fan Favorites panel with Nathan Fillion, David Giuntoli, Joel McHale, Tyler Posey, Maggie Q, and Matt Smith (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront)
  • 2:00 p.m. “Alphas” panel (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront)
  • 2:30 p.m. Warner Bros. Pictures presents “Pacific Rim,” “Man of Steel,” and “The Hobbit” in Hall H.
  • 3:00 p.m. “Grimm” panel and screening with David Giuntoli, Russel Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Jim Kouf, David Greenwalt, Norberto Barba, Sean Hayes, Todd Millner. (Room 6A)
  • 3:00 p.m. “Being Human” panel with Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, and Anna Fricke (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront)
  • 3:30 p.m. “The Vampire Diaries” panel with Nina Dobrev, Ian Somerhalder, Paul Wesley, Zach Roerig, Michael Trevino, Kevin Williamson and Julie Plec (Ballroom 20)
  • 4:00 p.m. “The Following” panel with Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Kevin Williamson, and Marcos Siega (Room 6BCF).
  • 4:00 pm. “Shameless” panel with Mike O’Malley, William H. Macy, Emmy Rossum, Justin Chatwin, and Jeremy Allen White (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront)
  • 4:30 p.m. “True Blood” panel with Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alan Ball, Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Reborah Ann Woll, Krisin Bauer van Straten, Joe Manganiello, and Chris Meloni (Ballroom 20)
  • 5:00 p.m. “Glee” panel with Brad Falchuk, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Naya Rivera, Kevin McHale, and Jenna Ushkowitz (Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront)

And don’t forget to get your costume on. Check our article Cosplay at San Diego Comic-Con: The Good, The Bad and the Ugly for some ideas. See you at Con!

Jamie Nichole