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Comic-Con 2015: Here's What We're Doing

Syfy is going big in San Diego this year.

By Bryan Enk

Another summer, another San Diego Comic-Con, and Syfy's going big this year!

Here's what we're up to from Thursday, July 9 through Sunday, July 12 (heck, we'll even be there for Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8).

Syfy Show Panels

Hang out with the cast and crew of six -- count 'em, six -- Syfy series.

  • Dark Matter (Thurs 7/9, 7:15-8:15PM, Room 6BCF)
  • Sharknado 3  (Fri 7/10, 7:15-8:15PM, Room 6A)
  • Childhood’s End (Sat 7/11, 11AM-noon, Indigo Ballroom)
  • 12 Monkeys (Sat 7/11, noon-1PM, Indigo Ballroom)
  • The Expanse (Sat 7/11, 4-5:30PM, Indigo Ballroom) ... includes a screening! First-ever look at the first episode, five months before the December premiere!
  • Z Nation (Sat 7/11, 5:30-6:30PM, Indigo Ballroom)

Syfy Show Screenings

Besides the screening of The Expanse listed above, we've also got ...

  • Dominion (Thurs 7/9, 8:15-10PM, Room 6DE) -- Premiere screening of Season 3, Episode 1 and an exclusive advance screening of Episode 2 with executive producer Vaun Wilmott!
  • RiffTrax Live: Sharknado 2 Screening (Thurs 7/9, 8PM, Horton Plaza Theater, 475 Horton Plaza, San Diego) -- Yes, it's a Mystery Science Theater screening of Sharknado 2: The Second One!

Bonus Panels

You won't want to miss these panels featuring Syfy cast and crew members ...  

  • Behind the Music: Syfy Thrills & Chills (Fri 7/10, 10-11AM, Room 23ABC) –- Panel featuring composers from Dominion, Z Nation, Helix, Being Human, Haven and Sharknado
  • Entertainment Weekly Presents: Brave New Warriors (Fri 7/10, 4-5PM, Hall H) –- Zachary Levi, executive producer and host of the upcoming Syfy game show Geeks Who Drink, will participate
  • Book to Screen (Sat 7/11, 11AM-noon, Room 7AB) –- Authors of The Expanse and The Magicians book series will participate
  • Spotlight on Lev Grossman (Sun 7/12 11AM-noon, Room 7AB) -- The author of The Magicians will be joined by moderators and series producers Sera Gamble and John McNamara

The Expanse Café

Syfy will kick off its promotional campaign for The Expanse by re-branding Mary Jane’s Café at the Hard Rock into a fully immersive fan experience! In addition to viewing never-before-seen props from the show, visitors will experience a surprise on-site activation, including giveaways.

  • Café Location: 207 5th Ave (at the Hard Rock Cafe)
  • Hours: Wed 7/8: 6:30AM-midnight, Thurs 7/9 to Sat 7/11: 6:30AM-3AM, Sun 7/12: 6:30AM-10PM

Exciting Activations

In addition to The Expanse Café, Syfy's going to be all over downtown San Diego throughout Comic-Con, including:

  • Activations for both Sharknado 3 and Childhood's End
  • Geeks Who Drink branding at Nerd HQ (200 W Island Ave, San Diego) throughout the weekend
  • Street teams will be giving out awesome Syfy merchandise

Roving Coverage

  • Blastr, the popular site for everything sci-fi, fantasy and horror, will be covering the Con with exclusives and interviews all weekend long
  • Host David Huntsberger will be filming segments for Reactor, which premieres the week after Comic-Con (Thursday, July 16!)

See you in San Diego!