21 July 2017
It’s Comic-Con Time Again!
Managing Editor Kelly Bedard and Staff Writer Tom McGee are on the scene to bring you tons of coverage from the con floor, the panels, the press rooms, the screenings, the parties and more.
Comic Con-templations, Day One: Tom recounts his first full day of the con, including the Battlestar Galactica reunion, some hard-learned lessons about time management, and a perfectly quirky star sighting.
Comic Con-templations, Day Two: Follow Tom around SDCC Day Two as the Rick & Morty panel line and Westworld fan experience break his heart.
I Know that Voice: John DiMaggio (Futurama‘s Bender) and Frederick Tatasciore (Avengers Assemble‘s Hulk) share the secrets of the voice-over industry with Kelly and talk about their documentary project that is being turned into a TV series.
The Lehrer Boys: Twin cartoonists Daniel & Jeremy Lehrer talk to Kelly about their insta-hit single panel comics and upcoming animated series Highly Gifted.
Filmmaker Santiago C. Tapia: Kelly sat down with half of the filmmaking duo behind the new horror short It Began Without Warning to get an early scoop as the film works the festival circuit.
Ghostbusters 101: Tom reflects on one of his favourite Hollywood franchises at this panel featuring original film director Ivan Reitman and the Ghostbusters comics team from IDW Publishing.
Syfy’s Great Debate: Tom recounts the fun craziness of John Hodgman, Adam Savage, Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, John Barrowman, and Charlie Jane Anders debating the great questions of nerdom.
DC Comics: Tom looks at what’s to come from comics super-company DC.
Spotlight on the Convention Floor
Comics Makers & Sellers: Kelly interviews three comic book experts working booths that sell classic and current comics and two upstarts in the Small Press Area promoting original work.
Cinema Makeup School: Kelly stops by the Cinema Makeup School booth on the convention floor for the low-down on original character sculpture and a quick tutorial on how to turn a regular guy into the Joker.
Toys & Games: Kelly toured the con floor in search of the most fun new games and toys and found a card game, a board game, a set of arcade games, and some great collectibles.
Books & Podcasts: It’s a study in contrasts as Kelly checks in with large-scale publisher HarperCollins and meets an independent podcaster and his guest who self-publishes original children’s books.
Supernatural: Kelly reports from the press room of The CW’s longest running hit where series stars Jansen Ackles, Jared Padalecki and Misha Collins share the secrets of how they want the show to eventually end.
Supergirl: Kelly talks to the cast & writers of The CW’s superhit about making the transition from CBS and working in the expansive Greg Berlanti universe.
Legends of Tomorrow: Kelly’s in the press room with the charming cast that occupies the strangest, boldest corner of the Berlanti DC universe as they discuss their encounters with dinosaurs and who has the chops to be captain.
Star Trek Discovery: Tom reports from the SDCC press conference previewing CBS’s highly anticipated new series.
Psych: Kelly reports from the Psych press room where the cast & writers of USA’s hit procedural comedy have reassembled to talk about their upcoming reunion movie.
Dark Matter: Kelly speaks with the cast of Syfy/Space’s epic odyssey
Justice League Action: Kelly talks to the voice of Wonder Woman on Cartoon Network’s DC team-up show.
The Watcher in the Woods: Sabrina’s Melissa Joan Hart and her colleagues talk to Kelly and other reporters about their upcoming Lifetime movie.
Van Helsing: Kelly was psyched to talk to legendary playwright Neil LaBute though if you’d told her two years ago that the subject of said interview with a master of naturalism would be a post-apocalyptic vampire show, she wouldn’t have believed you.
Unikitty: The fan favourite Lego Movie character is making the jump to her own Cartoon Network series and Kelly got to talk to the creators, the art director, and the voice of the villain to get the scoop on the upcoming series.
Behind-the-Music: Kelly visits her favourite yearly press room to talk to film & TV composers about their craft.
Mr Mercedes: Kelly talks to the legendary director and incredible cast behind AT&T’s new Stephen King adaptation Mr. Mercedes, one of the best new shows of the year.
Ghost Wars: Kelly meets one of her favourite musicians of all-time in the press room for Syfy’s new supernatural series.
Production Design & Effects: Videos from two years worth of press rooms where Kelly got to speak to artists who work on the technical side of film production.
Self-Reflection: a cosplayer review series
Movie Edition: Spider-Man, stars of the Star Wars universe, and two very different Wonder Women review their films.
TV Edition: Matt Murdock (aka Daredevil), Rick (no Morty), a Flash/Arrow hybrid, and Jon Snow and his creator review the latest episodes of their shows.