The Comic-Con schedule is here! Sorta.
Today marked Day One of the annual Con schedule roll-out, which, as you’ll recall, is as drawn-out as an American Idol results show.
So what’s on tap for Thursday? You can see the full schedule here, but if you just want some highlights, we got those too.
Self-promotion alert! EW has two great panels going on during Day One.
At 2:30 p.m. in Hall H, EW’s Visionaries panel with Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 500 Days of Summer), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and Edgar Wright(The World’s End, Shaun of the Dead), where this impressive group will lead a master class on the art of filmmaking and a wide-ranging discussion about the future of film.
And at 4:45 p.m. in Ballroom 20, we’ve got some of TV’s gutsiest (and, ahem, most attractive) men coming together for our Brave New Warriors panel. Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), and David Giuntoli (Grimm) are scheduled to appear.
Elsewhere at Con, Enders Game, Divergent, Sherlock, and Dexter will also have panels.
Here’s the full Thursday lineup for TV and movies:
10a.m. – 11a.m., Ballroom 20, Intelligence: Josh Holloway (Lost), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and Marg Helgenberger (CSI) and executive producers Michael Seitzman (North Country), René Echevarria (Terra Nova, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), and Tripp Vinson discuss the new CBS dramatic thriller.
10:30a.m.-11:30a.m., Room 6BCF, Battlestar Gallactica: Host Richard Hatch (Capt. Apollo, Tom Zarek), director Michael Nankin, Dr. Kevin Grazier (consultant), producer/writer Michael Angeli, writer/producer Kevin Murphy, Michael Taylor, producer Paul Leonard, and surprise BG guests discuss and celebrate the 35-year history and future of the three Battlestar Glactica series and franchise.
10:30am-11:30am, Room 6A, The Anatomy of Superhero Music: Composer Marco Beltrami with director James Mangold (The Wolverine), composer Brian Tyler with director Shane Black (Iron Man 3), composer Henry Jackman (X-Men: First Class, Captain America: Winter Soldier) with director Matthew Vaughn (X-Men: First Class), composer Christopher Lennertz (Marvel: Agent Carter), composer John Debney (Iron Man 2, Sin City) and music supervisor Dave Jordan (The Avengers)-discuss the creation of the musical voice behind the hero.
11a.m.-12p.m., Ballroom 20, Star-Crossed: Matt Lanter (90210, Star Wars: The Clone Wars), Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), and Grey Damon (Secret Circle, Nine Lives of Chloe King), along with executive producers Adele Lim (One Tree Hill), Meredith Averill (The Good Wife), Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec (Mission Impossible, Alias), and Scott Rosenberg (Gone In 60 Seconds, Con Air) invite you to get a first look at the CW’s futuristic epic romance tale, Star-Crossed.
11a.m.-12p.m., Video Games to Movies: Is the Golden Age Upon Us?: Panelists include Adrian Askarieh (Hitman, Agent 47), Tim Miller (Blur Studios, attached to direct Deadpool feature), Justin Marks (producer, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li), Patrick J O’Brien (VP of EA Entertainment, currently developing films based on Need for Speed, Dead Space, Mass Effect and Dante’s Inferno), C. Robert Cargill (Sinister, Dreams and Shadows, Queen of Dark Things, Deus X), and moderator Ben Fritz of The Wall Street Journal.
11:45a.m.-12:45p.m., Room 6A, Dreamworks Animation Filmmaker Focus: Moderated by EW’s own Anthony Breznican, Dreamworks chief creative officer Bill Damaschke and directors David Soren (Turbo), Rob Minkoff (Peabody & Sherman), and Dean DeBlois (How to Train Your Dragon 2) discuss putting a great story through the animation process and onto the screen.
12p.m.-12:45p.m., Ballroom 20, Beauty and the Beast: Kristin Kreuk (Smallville) and Jay Ryan (Terra Nova) along with executive producers Jennifer Levin (Without a Trace), and Sherri Cooper (Brothers and Sisters), invite all #Beasties for an exclusive discussion of what is ahead for #VinCat and the sophomore season of the CW series.
12:45p.m.-1:45p.m., Cartoon Network Annoying Orange: Panel includes Dane Boedigheimer (creator, Orange, Pear, Midget Apple, Marshmallow), Toby Turner (Nerville), iJustine (Passion Fruit), Tom Kenny (Coconut, Guava), Rob Paulsen (Broccoli Alien Overlord), Tom Sheppard (co-creator, director, Li’l Squishy, Old Man Banana), Gary Binkow (EP), and Conrad Montgomery (Cartoon Network creative executive).
1p.m.-2p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Ghost Ghirls: A Behind-the-Scenes Paranormal Experience with Jack Black: A sneak peek of exclusive episodes before they premiere on Yahoo!. Executive producer Jack Black will join the creators for an interactive panel session.
1p.m.-2p.m., Ballroom 20, Psych: The panel, moderated by Psych guest star and ‘80s icon Cary Elwes (Pierre Despereaux), features stars James Roday (Shawn Spencer), Dulé Hill (Burton “Gus” Guster), Maggie Lawson (Juliet O’Hara), Tim Omundson (Carlton Lassiter), Kirsten Nelson (Chief Karen Vick), and Corbin Bernsen (Henry Spencer), as well as producers Steve Franks (creator and executive producer), Kelly Kulchak (executive producer), and Chris Henze (executive producer).
1:10pm-2:20pm, Hall H Europa Report: This panel features the film’s crew and cast, alongside scientists involved with a NASA concept for a real robotic spacecraft, the Europa Clipper, designed to investigate the mysteries of Europa, including whether it has the elements to support life. Participants include Sebastian Cordero (director, Rage and Chronicles), Bear McCreary (composer, Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead ), producer Ben Browning, and actress Karolina Wydra, alongside JPL scientists Steve Vance and Kevin Hand.
2p.m.-3p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Workaholics: Stars, co-creators, writers, and executive producers Blake Anderson, Adam Devine, Anders Holm, and Kyle Newacheck go behind the scenes for a sneak peek into the next season of the Comedy Central show.
2:15pm-3:15pm, Ballroom 20, Sherlock: Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer and writer), Mark Gatiss (co-creator, executive producer and writer), and Sue Vertue (producer) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson, set to return to PBS in 2014.
2:30p.m.-3:30p.m., Hall H, Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries: Marc Webb (The Amazing Spider-Man 2, 500 Days of Summer), Alfonso Cuarón (Gravity, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban), and Edgar Wright (The World’s End, Shaun of the Dead) lead this master class on the art of filmmaking and a wide-ranging discussion about the future of film.
3p.m.-4p.m., Room 6A, The Blacklist: James Spader, Megan Boone (Blue Bloods, Step Up Revolution), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland, Pacific Rim), and executive producers Jon Bokenkamp (Taking Lives, Perfect Stranger), Jon Eisendrath (Outlaw, Alias), John Davis (Predator, I, Robot, Chronicle), and John Fox participate in a Q&A session about the upcoming NBC drama.
3p.m.-4p.m., Room 25 ABC, Murder Police: David Goodman, Jason Ruiz,Will Sasso (The Three Stooges, MADtv), Chi McBride (Golden Boy, Hawthorne, Human Target),Peter Atencio (Key and Peele), and Justina Machado (Welcome to the Family, Private Practice, Six Feet Under) unveil a sneak peek at footage from the new animated Fox series.
3p.m.-4p.m., Indigo Ballroom Hilton San Diego Bayfront, The Sidekick screening and Q&A: From director Michael J. Weithorn (King of Queens, A Little Help) and writer/actor Rob Benedict (Waiting, Supernatural) comes The Sidekick, the offbeat story of career “sidekick” Max McCabe. When Max begins to lose his youthful zip and is unceremoniously fired by his superhero boss, he finds himself cast adrift in a world that seems to have no use for an aging professional buddy. The panel will feature a 30-minute premiere screening and panel Q&A with Weithorn, Benedict, and cast members Lizzy Caplan (Mean Girls, Cloverfield), Martin Starr (This Is the End), Josh Meyers (Behind the Candelabra), Richard Speight Jr. (Band of Brothers), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), cinematographer Steve Lubensky (Series 7), and other special guests to be announced.
3:30p.m.-4:30p.m., Ballroom 20, The X-Files 20th Anniversary: TV Guide Magazine Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider leads a panel scheduled to include series creator Chris Carter, plus writers/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban, Jim Wong, and more guests to come.
3:50p.m.-4:50p.m., Hall H, Enders Game and Divergent: Summit Entertainment presents a special sneak peek at the highly anticipated film adaptation of the beloved, award-winning novel Enders Game. Fans will be shown all-new, exclusive footage and treated to a Q&A with stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, and Abigail Breslin, along with producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek Into Darkness) and director Gavin Hood (X-Men Origins: Wolverine). The panel will also feature the first footage ever seen of the futuristic thriller based on the #1 New York Times best-selling novel, Divergent. Cast and filmmakers will complete a Q&A sharing details of the project’s transition from book to film. Panelists will include novelist Veronica Roth, director Neil Burger, and cast members Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Miles Teller, Maggie Q, Ansel Elgort, Mekhi Phifer, Ben Lamb, Ben Lloyd-Hughes and Christian Madsen.
4p.m.-5p.m., Indigo Ballroom Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Wilfred: Elijah Wood and Jason Gann join Wilfred co-stars Fiona Gubelmann (Don’t Trust the B** in Apt 23) and Dorian Brown (Home Run) along with executive producers Reed Agnew (Crank Yankers) and Eli Jorné and David Zuckerman (Family Guy), plus executive producer/director Randall Einhorn (The Office) as they discuss bringing this unique live-action comedy to life.
4:15p.m.-5:15p.m., Room 6A, The Walking Dead 10th Anniversary: Robert Kirkman discusses the evolution of The Walking Dead and his plans to celebrate its 10th anniversary this year, in a Q&A.
4:45p.m.-5:45p.m., Ballroom 20, Entertainment Weekly’s Brave New Warriors: A new generation of heroes has revitalized television. These daring, dauntless young actors have fans swooning and critics raving. Matt Smith (Doctor Who), Kit Harington (Game of Thrones), Steven Yeun (The Walking Dead), Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf), and David Giuntoli (Grimm) discuss the thrills and fears of taking on iconic characters, reveal how they broke into the business, and share their favorite stories from set.
6p.m.-7p.m., Indigo Ballroom Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Mortal Kombat: Legacy Season 2: Casper Van Dien (Starship Troopers), Brian Tee (The Wolverine), Ian Anthony Dale (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), Samantha Jo (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), and Ed Boon (creator of Mortal Kombat) join series creator and director Kevin Tancharoen (Mortal Kombat: Legacy), producer Lance Sloane (Mortal Kombat: Legacy/Act of Valor), and Machinima’s executive vice president of network programming Aaron DeBevoise for an in-depth discussion about the highly anticipated second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy, set to premiere exclusively on Machinima.
6p.m.-7p.m., Room 6BCF, South Park: The Stick of Truth: The creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, will discuss their upcoming South Park videogame, South Park: The Stick of Truth.
6p.m.-7p.m., Ballroom 20, Teen Wolf: Cast members Tyler Posey, Crystal Reed, Dylan O’Brien, Tyler Hoechlin, Holland Roden, Charlie Carver, and Max Carver plus executive producer Jeff Davis discuss season 3 and share a special video presentation exclusively for Comic-Con fans.
6p.m.-7p.m., Room 25ABC, The Heart, She Holler: The creators and stars of Adult Swim’s epic TV event The Heart, She Holler explain it all at this panel. Executive producers John Lee (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen) and Alyson Levy (Xavier: Renegade Angel, Wonder Showzen) will be joined by cast members Patton Oswalt (United States of Tara, Ratatouille), Amy Sedaris (Strangers with Candy), and Heather Lawless (The Campaign).
6:30p.m., Hall H, Dexter: Ralph Garman (KROQ entertainment reporter) presides over a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers of Dexter. Featured panelists include series star/executive producer Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jennifer Carpenter (Deb), David Zayas (Batista), and James Remar (Harry). Also appearing are executive producers John Goldwyn, Sara Colleton, Scott Buck, and Manny Coto.
6:45p.m.-7:45p.m., Room 6A, Hannibal: Emmy Award-winning executive producer Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse), Martha De Laurentiis (Red Dragon), and star Hugh Dancy (Agent Will Graham) reveal juicy morsels from behind the scenes of the groundbreaking NBC drama Hannibal.
7:15p.m.-8:15p.m., Room 6BCF, Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation: Featured are 15 international, critically acclaimed animated short films, including Oscar nominees and winners. Entries include Bill Plymptons new film Drunker Than a Skunk, Pound Dogs, Dumb Ways to Die, and many more.
7:30p.m.-8:30p.m., Room 24ABC, Web Series Creators Assemble: Geeks and Gamers Anonymous creators Katrina Hill and Alex Langley assemble geeky webseries creators and performers from Shelf Life (Tara Platt, Stephanie Thorpe), Husbands (Jane Espenson, Brad Bell), Super Knocked Up (Jeff Burns, Jourdan Gibson), and The Guild itself (Sandeep Parikh) to discuss the creative process from conception through casting, crowdsourcing, production, and promotion of original online content.
8:30p.m.-9:30p.m., Room 24ABC, Holliston: Creator/star Adam Green (Hatchet), cast members Laura Ortiz (Happy Endings), and Oderus Urungus (GWAR), director Sean Becker (The Guild), and fan-favorite moderator Alison Haislip (The Voice) discuss the inner workings of their hit television series (now in its second season) and explain the process of creating a sitcom specifically for horror, sci-fi, comic, and heavy metal fans.
You can follow EW’s coverage of Comic-Con here and keep checking back this week for more schedule announcements.