Nerdist and Geek & Sundry head to San Diego Comic-Con International with several opportunities for fans to see their favorite shows and talent in person.
Fans can go behind the scenes of Nerdist News with hosts Jessica Chobot (Bizarre States) and Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), as well as Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry editor-in-chief) and Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search) during the Nerdist News Live panel.
At the Geek & Sundry Live panel, fans will hear from top G&S talent, including Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Anjali Bhimani (We’re Alive: Frontier), and Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry), participate in a Q&A, and be the first to hear announcements about upcoming shows.
Geek & Sundry’s weekly comic book show Welcome to the Wednesday Club makes its Comic-Con debut. Join Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role), Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry), and Matt Key (Key Question) for a fun review of favorite con purchases, most-deserved awards, and much more.
For fans of horror and the paranormal, the Bizarre States panel is a live version of the popular podcast and series with co-hosts Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser and a special guest, exploring the mysteries of the weird, the supernatural, and the occult.
The complete Nerdist and Geek & Sundry panel descriptions at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 are below:
Friday, July 20:
11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Nerdist News Live – It’s Nerdist News, live! Join Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave, Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Editor-in-Chief), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), and other Nerdist stars as they discuss the biggest pop culture stories of the day like only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News and other Nerdist shows, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. Use only as directed. 9 out of 10 doctors recommend attending the panel right before this one just to get a seat. Side effects may include uncontrollable deep cuts, hilarious Star Wars theories, and hot takes lasting over 30 seconds. Room: 5AB
2pm – 3pm Geek & Sundry Live – Geek & Sundry has been delivering quality comedic and gaming content for six years now: that’s almost half a decade! Can you believe it!? Come join Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Anjali Bhimani (We’re Alive: Frontier), Amy Dallen (Shield of Tomorrow), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Jeremy Walker (Sagas of Sundry: Madness), T.J. Rotell (G&S Head of Production) and moderator Sean Becker (G&S Senior Creative Director) to hear them talk about the future of the network, what new shows are coming out, what old shows are returning and ask them all your burning questions! Room 25ABC
Saturday, July 21:
6:30 pm – 7:30pm Talks Machina with Critical Role – Join Brian W. Foster (Talks Machina) as he hosts a special Critical Role community Q&A with Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Liam O’Brien, Sam Riegel, and Taliesin Jaffe. The cast will answer your questions about Vox Machina, the Mighty Nein, and anything and everything Critical Role! Room: 6BCF
Sunday, July 22:
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Geek & Sundry: Welcome to the Wednesday Club – Geek & Sundry’s weekly comic book show, The Wednesday Club, is bringing their live panel to SDCC for the first time ever! Join Taliesin Jaffe (Critical Role), Amy Dallen (Sagas of Sundry) and Matt Key (Key Question) as they offer their 2018 SDCC review. They’ll talk about their favorite con purchases (and where you can get it), which Eisner Awards made them most excited and what comic book announcements made them giddy (and why). This is your comic book club on the internet, so come with your comic book questions and they’ll offer their comic book answers! Room: 7AB
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Bizarre States – Host Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Andrew Bowser (Bizarre States), and a special guest as they take their popular podcast Bizarre States on the road! They explore the mysteries of the weird, supernatural and occult, dragging into the light current and historical paranormal activities and personal experiences. Room: 7AB
After the convention hall closes, Nerdist will host parties including Alpha Book Club Happy Hour (Thursday, 7/19 from 7pm to 8pm) and The 200th Episode of Bizarre States Party, hosted by Jessica Chobot and Andrew Bowser (Saturday, 7/21 from 8pm to midnight) at Sparks Gallery on 530 Sixth Avenue. Nerdist will also be hosting its annual Alpha member party and its invite-only industry party on Thursday and Friday night respectively. Official event details will be announced soon. Follow @Nerdist and check www.nerdist.com for details.
In addition to panels and parties during SDCC, fans can attend Nerdist House from Thursday, July 19th through Sunday, July 22nd. All four days of Comic-Con, Nerdist will take over the Sparks Gallery on 530 Sixth Avenue for all-day entertainment and refreshments, special social hours and fan parties, live Nerdist shows, in-depth interviews and conversations, meet & greets, exclusive merchandise, photo opportunities, a VR experience, and much more. Nerdist House will be open to the public and free of charge. Comic-Con attendees are welcome, but a badge is not required. For up-to-the-minute updates on Nerdist House, follow @Nerdist and #NerdistHouse on Twitter.
Alpha members will receive exclusive Fast Pass and Priority Access wristbands at Nerdist House events and parties. Not a member yet? Sign up at www.projectalpha.com and join the fun.