SDCC: Your Fanboy-Endorsed Guide to Thursday

It’s arrived!

Christmas for geeks has come around once again – for those of who you are uninitiated, that would be San Diego Comic-Con.


The pop culture convention is famous around the world for how it manages to pack thousands of sweaty basement-dwellers into one huge hall every year whilst singlehandedly earning enough revenue to pay the city’s annual bills. SDCC is always a huge time for news, and we’re going to be up to our eyebrows (yes, that high) covering the convention to bring you guys the latest and greatest news with a little fanboy twist. Unfortunately, we don’t have any boots on the ground this year but that’s okay – we’ll manage (probably not). Here are some highlights that you might be interested in schedule-wise today, but you can view the full one (and all the others) here.

12:00PM – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2


Lionsgate presents an exclusive first look at one of the studio’s highly anticipated films coming to theaters this fall. Get a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic The Hunger Games film franchise. Attendees will be shown exclusive, never-before-seen footage from Mockingjay: Part 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session revealing details on the big-screen finale.

1PM – Call of Duty Black Ops III: Zombie World Reveal


Call of Duty invades Comic-Con for the reveal of Black Ops III’s highly anticipated new Zombies Mode. Be on-hand as Zombies director Jason Blundell unveils Treyarch’s new mind-bending tale of the undead. Don’t miss the onstage reveal of the star-studded cast. Attendees will also get an exclusive first look at the Zombies reveal trailer and receive limited edition Zombies memorabilia only available at Comic-Con. Plus, catch additional Black Ops III news as it breaks live, including the official announcement of the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Collector’s Editions.

1PM – Marvel: Breaking Into Comics the Marvel Way


Are you a writer or artist? Ever dream of working for Marvel? Do you find yourself thinking, “I could do that…if I knew how.” Well, here’s your chance. Join Marvel talent scout C. B. Cebulski and a host of Marvel talent including Kris Anka (Uncanny X-Men) to find out the answers on how to get your foot in the door and make your job Marvel!

2PM – From Dredd to Zenith: This is 2000 AD


Legendary co-creator of Judge Dredd and Strontium Dog Carlos Ezquerra is the guest of honor on the 2000 AD panel this year, as publicity droid Molch-R and other top name creators take you behind the scenes of the Galaxy’s Greatest Comic with fun, games, and exclusive announcements.

2:15PM – Doctor Who

Doctor Who Mummy on the Orient Express (6)

Following his record-breaking first season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at Comic-Con with stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and Michelle Gomez (Missy), and lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the time traveler who will continue to journey through all of space and time in epic adventures in the new season premiering this fall. Capaldi’s first season delivered BBC America its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms.

3:45PM – Sherlock


Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer, and writer), Sue Vertue (executive producer) and Rupert Graves (actor, DI Greg Lestrade) discuss the latest adventures of Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering faithful friend, Dr. John Watson. Sherlock will return to PBS Masterpiece in a forthcoming special.

There’s a huge and diverse range of other panels going on, so do check out the list linked previously (or go to the panels themselves if you’re there!). Looking at all the stuff going on kinda makes me sad that I’m not there; then I remember about the stress of getting tickets, finding a hotel, paying for transport and the queue for Hall H and feel nice and comfortable reading about everything going on on my laptop instead.

Keep checking back to UTF for daily content delivered straight from SDCC to your computer/mobile/tablet screen, and if you are there then let us know – and have a fantastic time!