Nerdist and Geek & Sundry are headed to San Diego Comic-Con, with a number of not-to-be-missed activities to add to your schedules, including multiple opportunities for fans to hear from their favorite creators and talent in person.
With stars of Nerdist News, Because Science, Explainiac, Relics & Rarities, Calliso*6, Starter Kit, Vampire: The Masquerade – L.A. by Night, Asinine Wisdom, Sagas of Sundry, We’re Alive: Frontier, and more, fans can get their fill of their most favorite performers, serving up truth, mystery, and hot hot hot takes.
There are also daily activities that don’t require a Comic-Con badge, starting on Thursday night with Nerdist’s The Upside Down! A Stranger Party. Partnering with Experience Level Entertainment. Nerdist invites fans to dive in to ‘80s nostalgia at Fluxx Nightclub (500 4th Ave). Get tickets here and don’t forget to click “Going” on Facebook!
Daily meet-and-greets with Nerdist and Geek & Sundry talent will take place at the Nerdist photo spot at Sparks Gallery (530 6th Ave) as part of Nerdist Presents: Borderlands 3 Museum of Mayhem. Be sure to follow us on Twitter for up-to-the-minute details on where to find us all week long. Follow Nerdist on Twitter. Follow Geek & Sundry on Twitter.
Check out Nerdist and Geek & Sundry’s full Comic-Con panel schedule below. Only 10 days left till preview night, and we can’t wait to see you at the big show!
All Things RPG-E: Geek & Sundry, Thursday, 7/18/19, 5:00p.m. – 6:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Role-Playing Game Entertainment (or RPG-E) has never been more popular! And Geek & Sundry has been a pioneer in creating much of the RPG-based programming fans love. This panel will cover the range of G&S’s RPG-E content and will delve into this popular style of collaborative game-based storytelling, fueled by imagination and presented as content for an audience of gaming enthusiasts as well as anyone who likes a good story. Hear from both the creators and the talent as they share personal stories, insider advice, and their thoughts on the future of this new and exciting entertainment format. Moderated by Denise Pantoja (Producer Relics and Rarities) and featuring Deborah Ann Woll (Relics & Rarities, Marvel’s Daredevil, True Blood), Jason Charles Miller (Starter Kit), Amy Dallen (Callisto-6. TBD RPG), B. Dave Walters (Vampire: The Masquerade – LA by Night, Writer Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish), and Eric Campbell (Callisto*6, Shield of Tomorrow).
Nerdist News Live, Friday, 7/19/2019, 11:30a.m. – 12:30p.m., Room: 5AB
It’s Nerdist News, live! Join Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, G4), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave, Nerdist News), Rachel Heine (Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Editor-in-Chief), Brian Compton (Nerdist producer), Erin Vail (Nerdist producer), Stephen Czerwinski (Nerdist producer), and Kate Meyers (Nerdist head of production) as they dig in to what’s happening in pop culture as only Nerdist can. Go behind the scenes of Nerdist News, and bring your questions for the cast and crew. As always, you can expect hot takes, deep cuts, and theories, theories, theories!
Geek & Sundry LIVE!, Friday, 7/19/2019, 3:30p.m. – 4:30p.m., Room: 5AB
Established in 2012, Geek & Sundry has continued to produce groundbreaking original programming created around the theme of using play to both inspire and connect their dedicated audience. Whether it’s in front of or behind the camera, this panel will take a past, present, and future look at the G&S brand and what it takes to produce the unique content fans love. Moderated by G&S Head of Production T.J. Rotell, get the lowdown from a panel of G&S cast and creators, including Daryl Crittenden (Asinine Wisdom), Jake Bennett (Asinine Wisdom, TBD RPG), Erika Ishii (Game Engine, Vampire: The Masquerade – LA by Night Sagas of Sundry), Becca Scott (Game the Game, TBD RPG), Ivan Van Norman (Sagas of Sundry, We’re Alive: Frontier) and G&S Head of Video Sean Becker (The Guild).
Nerdist: Subverting the Hero’s Journey, Saturday, 7/20/19, 1:30p.m. – 2:30p.m., Room: 5AB
Star Wars. The Lord of the Rings. The Matrix. All beloved stories that follow the hero’s journey – the mythic structure of all great stories. And though have explored why this ancient template has inspired so many great works, we’re ready to adjust our thinking for a modern age. What exactly is the hero’s journey? How do some of pop culture’s newest heroes – Captain Marvel, Miles Morales, Rey – follow or subvert this pattern? And what does the reaction to these characters say about the state of fandom and storytelling? Join Nerdist Editor-in-Chief Rachel Heine, Preeti Chhibber (Author, Peter and Ned’s Ultimate Travel Journal), Hector Navarro (Host, DC Daily), Joshua Yehl (Senior Features and News Editor, IGN), Danielle Radcliffe (Writer, ScreenJunkies), and Jessica Delfanti (Narrative Lead, Fable Labs) as they break down what it truly means to be a “hero.”
The Science of Spider-Man: Far From Home, Sunday, 7/21/19, 2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m., Room: 7AB
Following up on his hit WonderCon panel The Science of Avengers: Endgame, Nerdist’s Science Editor and host of Because Science Kyle Hill (The Science of Mortal Kombat, MythBusters: The Search) breaks down the actual science behind Marvel’s latest web-slinging adventure, with help from star YouTubers Allen Pan (Sufficiently Advanced, MythBusters: The Search), Dianna Cowern (Physics Girl), Alie Caldwell (Neuro Transmissions, SciShow), and Kishore Hari (Community Organizer for Adam Savage’s Tested.com). Q&A session to follow.