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DEN OF GEEK LINEUP AT SDCC 2023

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Den of Geek, a global pop culture media company, is pleased to return to San Diego with an increased presence at the epicenter of fandom, Comic-Con International, and reveal the brand’s latest magazine cover star: Anthony Mackie. The star of Peacock’s Twisted Metal, produced by Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions, gives an exclusive interview about the post-apocalyptic action comedy series alongside co-stars Stephanie Beatriz and Will Arnett. The first-look at the video game adaptation is just one of the exclusive features that pop culture obsessives will by clamoring to get their hands on. The magazine is only the beginning of what Den of Geek has in store for Comic-Con 2023.

Den of Geek will have its largest presence ever on the ground in San Diego from July 19-July 23, with an interview studio at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront, four invite-only events with premier partners, and their brand ambassador team distributing free copies of the latest quarterly issue of Den of Geek Magazine. Beyond an exclusive look at Twisted Metal, readers will be delighted to find the 2023 TV Preview, featuring looks at the John Wick spin-off series The Continental, Disney+’s Ahsoka, and the TV adaptation of Seth MacFarlane’s Ted. Movie fans will also get in-depth looks at Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and Neill Blomkamp’s unique adaptation of Gran Turismo. There’s truly something for everyone, with spotlights on comics, video games, collectibles, and more.

Bundled with the Den of Geek quarterly magazine will be an exclusive special edition celebrating Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem. Our in-depth look at the highly-anticipated animated film features interviews with the core teenage stars voicing the iconic turtles, superstars voicing their rogues gallery, director Jeff Rowe, and executive producer Seth Rogen. Interviews for both issues were conducted in June 2023.

For fans who are unable to attend San Diego Comic-Con but wish to secure a copy of the latest issue can pick one up at our network of comic shops nationwide. Find one near you here

During Comic-Con weekend, the Den of Geek Studio, presented in partnership with eBay, will host interviews and photo portraits at the Hilton Bayfront with the biggest stars attending the convention to capture coverage of Comic-Con from every angle. 

See below for the full list of Den of Geek events and panels at Comic-Con International 2023. 

Den of Geek Comic-Con Events


In partnership with Project K, one of the most awaited Indian sci-fi films, join Den of Geek as we kick off another epic convention with out-of-this world food, cosmic cocktails and stellar surprises at our opening night party, Spice Punk. The invite-only party takes place Wednesday, July 19, 8-11pm at the Horton Grand Hotel Courtyard.

If you’re looking for rooftop vibes, Den of Geek is partnering with Funko Games for their invite-only Rooftop Tabletop event Thursday July 20th from 3-6pm at SkyBox at Diamondview. The event will feature games, drinks, snacks, swag, prizes and more from the stunning rooftop terrace of SkyBox. Plus fans 21+ can sip on custom Den of Geek and Funko Games branded craft beers courtesy of San Diego’s Mission Brewery.

In partnership with Gala Games, the leader in web3 entertainment, join Den of Geek to delve into the world of blockchain games and get an exclusive look at some of the most highly anticipated titles. The event will feature tacos, beer, and lots of good vibes. The activation is free and open to the public from Thursday July 20th from 2-6pm, Friday July 21st from 12-4pm, and Saturday July 22nd from 12-4pm at Mission Brewery. Gala Games and Den of Geek will be hosting a special VIP, invite-only event on Friday, July 21st from 6-11pm. 

Den of Geek is also partnering with National Geographic for their annual Comic-Con Lounge. Celebrating all things adventure, the party will feature cocktails, great eats, appearances from Bertie Gregory and Jeff Jenkins, and exclusive, Instagram-worthy looks at Nat Geo’s new shows. RSVP for the Lounge here and come hang out Saturday, July 22 from 5-8pm at Margaritaville.

Den of Geek Moderated Panels

Ghosts

Thursday, July 20 12:45-1:45, Ballroom 20

A Ghosts ‘fan-ily’ reunion at the San Diego Convention Center. The event will be hosted by TV host, journalist, Talking Strange podcast (Den of Geek Network) host Aaron Sagers and will treat fans to a ‘lively’ debate with fans on just who got ‘sucked off’ in this year’s cliffhanger, plus surprises specific to this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The presentation will also screen the season two finale, a video featurette showcasing the past two seasons, and an exclusive SDCC behind-the-scenes presentation from CBS Sunday Morning, which was on-set earlier this year.

Den of Geek and Roddenberry Entertainment Presents: Does it Fly

Friday, July 21 – 11:30 – 12:30, Room 29CD


What would it take to make Spider-Man’s web-shooters a reality? Is there a real-world “invisibility cloak” from the world of Harry Potter? Is Star Trek’s replicator truly feasible? Roddenberry Entertainment, originators of modern-day fandom, is joining forces with Den of Geek to put your favorite sci-fi and fantasy concepts on trial! Come join these two entertainment juggernauts for a live episode of Does It Fly?—a new weekly podcast hosted by Hakeem Oluseyi (Nova, Outrageous Acts of Science) and Tamara Krinsky (Tomorrow’s World Today, Marvel LIVE! Red Carpet broadcasts) to see whether movie magic flies or crashes and burns. Get your burning questions ready, prepare to argue over your favorite properties, and maybe even win fun giveaways. Hosted by Scott Mantz (Variety, Enterprise Incidents with Scott and Steve).

Fortune and Glory: Visualizing Indiana Jones 5

Den of Geek

Saturday, July 22 11:30 – 12:30 Room 5AB

After 14 years of anticipation, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny stormed into theaters this summer. Find out how the filmmakers brought the world’s most famous archeologist back from retirement and launched him into loads and loads of trouble. Film editor Dirk Westervelt, visualization supervisor Clint G. Reagan, and visualization team from Proof Inc. Patrice Avery and Stuart Allan present never-before-seen footage from the making of this instant classic and reveal secrets of some of the film’s visual effects. Moderated by Aaron Sagers (Travel Channel & Netflix host and Den of Geek correspondent).

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Funko Fundays Returns to San Diego Comic-Con with Freddy’s Funtastic Voyage

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Funko Fundays, the ultimate celebration for fans of all things Funko, is making its grand return to San Diego Comic-Con this year, promising an extravaganza bigger and better than ever before. At the ongoing Chicago Comics & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Funko enthusiasts were treated to an exciting glimpse into what awaits them at this year’s event: Freddy’s Funtastic Voyage.

Scheduled to unfold over two days, Freddy’s Funtastic Voyage aims to immerse attendees in a whirlwind of Funko-themed delights and surprises. The unveiling at C2E2 offered a tantalizing preview of what’s in store, showcasing the event’s vibrant atmosphere and the intriguing additions that await eager fans.

Among the highlights of the reveal were the event team mascots, each adding their unique flair to the Funko experience. From the majestic Crown Krakens to the adventurous Pop Bucklers, the mischievous Proto Pirates, and the psychedelic Blacklight Buccaneers, these mascots promise to infuse Freddy’s Funtastic Voyage with energy and excitement. Additionally, the treasure-chest-themed Box of Fun adds an extra layer of mystery and anticipation to the proceedings.

While specifics regarding the event’s scheduling remain under wraps, speculation points towards the traditional Friday night (July 26) and presumably Saturday (July 27) as the likely dates for Funko Fundays. However, official confirmation is yet to be announced, keeping fans on the edge of their seats with anticipation.

For those unable to attend the unveiling in person, a glimpse into the excitement was provided by @flippiefloppies on Twitter, offering a visual feast of what Funko aficionados can expect at Freddy’s Funtastic Voyage.

As the countdown to San Diego Comic-Con begins, the anticipation for Funko Fundays continues to mount, promising an unforgettable experience for fans old and new alike.

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