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Thursday, July 21
 

3:15pm

The Strain: Screening and Q&A
The munchers are back! The Strain, FX's action-packed vampire thriller based on the bestselling books from Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan, returns August 28. Get an exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming third season, plus the debut of a Comic-Con exclusive original video that's sure to go viral. Showrunner/executive producer/director/writer Carlton Cuse, co-creator/executive producer/writer Chuck Hogan, and stars Kevin Durand (Vasiliy Fet), Ruta Gedmintas (Dutch Velders), Richard Sammel (Thomas Eichhorst), and Miguel Gomez (Augustin "Gus" Elizalde) discuss the challenges of bringing this chilling world to life.

Thursday July 21, 2016 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Ballroom 20

4:30pm

Skybound's The Walking Dead
The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead franchise, Outcast), longtime artist of The Walking Dead Charlie Adlard, and Skybound Entertainment editorial director Sean Mackiewicz discuss all thingsThe Walking Dead and what's to come for the comics series as it approaches its 160th issue. This panel will be moderated by Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Thursday July 21, 2016 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Room 6DE

5:00pm

Van Helsing
Premiering exclusive first-look footage from Syfy's new series Van Helsing. Stars Kelly Overton (True Blood), Jonathan Scarfe (Hell on Wheels), and Christopher Heyerdahl (Twilight, True Blood) will join creator/showrunner Neil LaBute (In The Company of Men, Hell on Wheels) and executive producers Simon Barry (Continuum), Chad Oakes (Fargo, Hell on Wheels), and Mike Frislev (Fargo, Hell on Wheels) in a panel moderated by Holly Hines (Dynamic Television).

Thursday July 21, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
 
Friday, July 22
 

11:30am

Resident Evil's 20th Anniversary
Two decades have passed since survival horror fans first opened the ominous doors to the zombie-filled mansion. Celebrate this milestone for the iconic survival horror series by hearing from the team at Capcom on what's in store for Resident Evil fans this year.

Friday July 22, 2016 11:30am - 12:30pm
Room 6BCF

12:00pm

AMC's Fear The Walking Dead
Cliff Curtis, Kim Dickens, Frank Dillane, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, and Colman Domingo join executive producer and showrunner Dave Erickson, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist, Talking Dead). The panel will discuss where the series left off in May's finale and what to look forward to when it picks up in August. Join the panelists for a Q&A session and an official sneak preview of the second half of season 2.

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Hall H

12:00pm

Space Goat: Evil Dead 2 and Beyond
Evil Dead fans rejoice. The Ash vs Deadites adventures you want are being published by Space Goat. This visual presentation and lively discussion with Space Goat staff Dave Olbrich, Tom Mason, and Jacob Bascle will feature exclusive sneak peeks into the future ofEvil Dead 2 comics. Also meet the team behind award-winning Monster Elementary Nicholas Doan and Gwendolyn Dreyer, Space Goat's newest all-ages graphic novel. Surprise guests! All things Space Goat Publishing, prepared just for you! Certified groovy!

Friday July 22, 2016 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Room 28DE

1:00pm

AMC's The Walking Dead
Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Sonequa Martin-Green, Michael Cudlitz, Josh McDermitt, Ross Marquand, Christian Serratos, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan join executive producer and showrunner Scott M. Gimple, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero in a panel moderated by Chris Hardwick (The Nerdist,Talking Dead). The panelists will discuss the shocking finale of season 6 and a sneak peek into season 7, debuting in October on AMC.

Friday July 22, 2016 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Hall H

3:00pm

Sweet Dreams Aren't Made Of These: Horror and Thriller Authors Bring Your Nightmares to Life
Authors in the horror and thriller genres are more than just talented writers. They have to be masters of psychology, understanding what makes us most terrified and portraying worlds and scenarios that strike at the very core of our deepest and darkest fears. Del Howison of Dark Delicacies probes the twisted minds of Paul Tremblay (Disappearance at Devil's Rock), Amy Lukavics (Daughters unto Devils), Paula Treick Deboard (The Drowning Girls), Tosca Lee (Progeny), Thomas Olde Heuvelt (HEX), and Jonathan Maberry (Rot & Ruin) as they discuss the best ways to scare you.

Friday July 22, 2016 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Room 29AB

4:45pm

Salem
Continuing its bloody, sexy, and fantastical rei-imagining of Colonial America, the star-studded cast and producers present an extended sneak peek at the upcoming third season. Shane West (Nikita, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), Janet Montgomery, Seth Gabel, Ashley Madekwe, Iddo Goldberg and Elise Eberle, along with executive producers Brannon Braga (Star Trek) and Adam Simon, will unveil intriguing footage from the supernatural witchy series, from WGN America and Fox 21 Television Studios. Followed by an audience Q&A.

Friday July 22, 2016 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Room 6A

5:00pm

Reinventing Horror
UPDATED: Mon, Jul 18, 01:19PM
For nine years, Mark L. Miller (writer, Pirouette, editor, Ain't It Cool News) has gathered a talented group of horror film and comic creators to discuss and dissect the horrors they make and what (if anything) scares them. This year, Mickey Keating (Carnage Park, POD director), Adam Egypt Mortimer (Holidays, Some Kind of Hate director), Radio Silence (V/H/S, Southbound directors), and Matt Pizzolo (Black Mask Studios producer) will talk about how to reinvent the horror genre, pushing new limits, twisting old concepts, and crafting brand new terrors to keep you up at night!

Friday July 22, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 29AB

6:00pm

The Exorcist
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 03:50PM
See a special preview screening of the full first episode with stars Alfonso Herrera (Sense8, The Chosen), Ben Daniels (Flesh and Bone, House of Cards), Hannah Kasulka (Filthy, Preppy, Teen$, The Fosters), Brianne Howey (Scream Queens, Revenge) and and Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Geena Davis (Commander in Chief, Beetlejuice, The Fly) and writer/producer Jeremy Slater (Fantastic Four). Widely regarded as the greatest horror movie ever made, Academy Award-nominated The Exorcist terrified audiences around the world. Now, more than four decades later, The Exorcist returns as a contemporary psychological TV thriller on FOX this fall, following the story of two very different priests tackling one family's case of terrifying demonic possession.

Friday July 22, 2016 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Room 6A

6:45pm

Scream Queens
It's the return of the Chanels! From award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and Ian Brennan, season 2 of Scream Queens graduates from the college campus and into an abandoned hospital purchased by Dean Munch (Jamie Lee Curtis). Set two years later, the Chanels (Emma Roberts, Billie Lourd, and Abigail Breslin), Hester (Lea Michele), and Zayday (Keke Palmer) are now hospital employees as they embark on another terrifyingly funny murder mystery full of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases ever diagnosed. Jamie Lee Curtis, Emma Roberts, Lea Michele, and others engage in a star-studded season 1 tell-all, with exclusive details on the new season premiering this fall on Fox. There's a new killer in town, but this time . . . it's no devil!

Friday July 22, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Ballroom 20

7:00pm

Destination America's Supernatural Super Panel
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:38AM
Join paranormal superstars Nick Groff, Katrina Weidman, Adam Berry, Amy Bruni, John Zaffis and more as ghost-hunting's elite unite for one night only, presented by Destination America. Throughout their combined career they have more than 10,000 horrifying haunts under their belts, from the Exorcist house, to the Stanley Hotel and many more hotspots. These paranormal powerhouses will regale you with tales of their darkest, creepiest, and most life-altering paranormal experiences. Also, they will discuss how the work of Lorraine Warren and the original paranormal Holy Grail of "The Conjuring" led them to where they are today. Additionally, they will make themselves available for all-access questions from fans, unveil never-before-seen footage, and reveal exclusive news to the Comic-Con audience about the longest-ever paranormal investigation they are about to embark upon. Moderated by Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News). Enter to win the chance to join a ghost hunt for one of Destination America's hit shows and other prizes at this can't miss event.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 7AB

7:00pm

The Gay Agenda in Horror: Terrifying Subtext
Horror films, TV shows, books and comics have always attempted to bring us to the threshold of our fears and force us to come face to face with the "otherness" that exists outside of the mainstream. For those in the LGBTQ community, this sense of otherness within the genre is not only terrifying, titillating, and transgressive, it's quite often also relatable. The LGBTQ community has had a long history with the horror genre, from James Whales' Frankenstein to the oft-cited "gayest movie of all time," A Nightmare on Elm Street 2. Has the current surge of LGBTQ acceptance and civil rights influenced the horror genre? Does a gay horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? Or has queer horror finally stepped out of the darkness and into the light? Prism Comics and moderator/screenwriter Michael Varrati (Tales of Poe, Flesh for the Inferno) and horror genre professionals Jaclyn Chessen (Shock Attack), Alan Rowe Kelly (Tales of Poe, The Blood Shed), Chris Landon (Disturbia, Paranormal Activity franchise), Aja Romano (web culture reporter, Vox/fandom expert), and Darren Stein (Jawbreaker, GBF) discuss the history of this popular field from a queer perspective.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Room 28DE

7:15pm

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens
Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, Ryan Newman, Stacey Dash, Cody Linley, Masiela Lusha and director Anthony Ferrante will whet your appetite for the explosive new sequel in the pop culture juggernaut that is Sharknado! See exclusive clips of the fourth installment, which will be chomping down viewers this July 31 on Syfy. The cast and director will share stories from the set, explain why the story takes place five years into the future, and reveal how just many sharks it takes to destroy Las Vegas. Fans also get to partake in a Q&A session.

Friday July 22, 2016 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Room 6A

8:30pm

Romance in Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror
Award-winning bestselling authors and actors discuss romance in science fiction, fantasy and horror. Crush, heart throb, or love at first site? Attraction, compatibility, offspring, love, society, (extremely) long-distance relationships, close quarters, customs, rituals, religions, marriage, and more! Featuring Rebekah R. Ganiere (Fairelle Series, president of Fantasy Futuristic & Paranormal RWA Chapter), Juliet Landau (actress, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel), Gigi Edgley (actress, Farscape, Star Trek Continues), Mark O'Bannon (author, The Dream Crystal, Imperium), and Katrina Law (actress, Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow). Moderated by James Ganiere (chief editor, Fallen Angel Press, CEO-Rio Vista Universal).

Friday July 22, 2016 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Room 8
 
Saturday, July 23
 

5:00pm

Spotlight on Mike Baron
Mike Baron will discuss the origins of the comics series Nexus and Badger and talk about his recent work, with an emphasis on his horror and crime novels. He may recite "The Ballad of Garrison Gland."

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Room 4

5:30pm

The Final Girls & The Future of The Midnight Movie
The creatives and select cast behind 2015's cult-classic in the making, The Final Girls, and actual fan-favortie final girls from horror films throughout the years discuss the film's road to the screen, its midnight movie roots, what the rules are for a final girl in this day and age, and what makes a modern and classic midnight movie favorite! Bonus: watch select scenes with the cast and final girls and join them in suggesting Rocky Horror style rituals to enact in future viewings of the film. Panelists include director Todd Strauss-Schulson, writers Joshua Miller and M. A. Fortin, director of photography Elie Smolkin, cast members Thomas Middleditch and Angela Trimburs, and a surprise slate of actual final girls from horror film history! Featuring exclusive signed giveaways from the film.

Saturday July 23, 2016 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Horton Grand Theatre

6:45pm

STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead
UPDATED: Tue, Jul 12, 10:17AM
Sam Raimi (executive producer), Rob Tapert (executive producer), Bruce Campbell (executive producer/Ash), Lucy Lawless (Ruby), Ray Santiago (Pablo), Dana DeLorenzo (Dana), Lee Majors (Brock Williams), and Ted Raimi (Chet Kaminski) discuss the hit series and preview what's to come in season 2. Moderated by Dominic Patten, senior editor at Deadline.

Saturday July 23, 2016 6:45pm - 7:45pm
Room 6A

8:00pm

Interactive Twilight Zone and Horror VR: An In Depth Look At The Genre Storytelling Game Changers
UPDATED: Thu, Jul 21, 06:19PM
As technology develops at a breakneck pace in 2016 - with virtual and augmented reality systems, second screen experiences, interactive and branching narrative gameplay, and more - visionary creators are exploring stunning new ways to evolve the ways we tell and experience stories. This panel brings together four visionaries in the world of "next media" storytelling: executive creative director at Interlude Shane Small (incidentally also the creator of Exploding Kittens, the game with the highest number of backers in the history of Kickstarter), who is working with Bioshock creator Ken Levine on rebooting The Twilight Zone into a live, interactive experience; Catatonic director Guy Shelmerdine has just launched the pioneering VR genre platform Dark Corner; Beyond Crimson Peak director Justin Denton has recently wrapped production on his his 2D/VR combination piece Burlap; and Eric Shamlin with Secret Location (Sleepy Hollow VR) is getting ready to premiere his groundbreaking VR sci-fi series Halcyon. The panel will be moderated by Rebecca Howard formerly head of the New York Times' video division launched their VR program with Walking New York in 2015. Lastly, Dark Corner and Radiant Images will bring their one-of-a-kind Dark Corner 360° camera rig to be displayed at the panel as part of this open discussion of VR technology and innovation.

Saturday July 23, 2016 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Room 6DE

10:00pm

Season 2 World Premiere Screening of Ash vs Evil Dead
Get a first viewing of the season 2 premiere episode of the STARZ Original Series Ash vs Evil Dead. with introduction by cast and executive producers.

Saturday July 23, 2016 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Room 6DE