With San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) just a few weeks away, Syfy has announced its line-up for the event — including 15 panels, a Battlestar Galactica reunion and even a geek wedding (for real).
To commemorate the network’s 25th anniversary and recent brand reboot, the network is lining up panels focused on new shows Krypton and Happy!, as well as returning favorites 12 Monkeys, The Expanse, The Magicians, Wynonna Earp, Dark Matter, Z Nation and Van Helsing. The network is also assembling the crew of the Battlestar Galactica for a reunion panel and a geek debate panel with John Hodgman, plus screenings from Blood Drive and the new horror anthology Channel Zero: No-End House.
The network is also planning trivia trolleys with prizes, fan parties, a Syfy drumline playing all your favorite themes, fan weddings officiated by Orlando Jones and cosplay repair kits out to lend a hand on the showroom floor. The Syfy Live From Comic-Con series also returns this year, with new host Zachary Levi (Chuck) pulling the strings.
Here’s the network’s full rundown:
15 SYFY panels and screenings, including:
A frakking great BATTLESTAR GALACTICA reunion! With creator Ron Moore and cast from the hit series.
The ultimate sci-fi debate throwdown! Moderated by John Hodgman, the biggest names in the sci-fi universe duke it out over the most influential moments, milestones and people in the genre’s history. In “SYFY Hosts the Great Debate,” our expert panel will have the final word (or not!) on important topics like: “Star Trek” or “Star Wars”? Did Han or Greedo shoot first? And just who was the most influential captain of all time?
Panels for 11 SYFY shows! Including:
SYFY’s upcoming Superman prequel series KRYPTON and the graphic novel adaptation HAPPY! (KRYPTON panel is co-hosted with Warner Bros. Television Group, and HAPPY! is co-hosted with Universal Cable Productions)
Stars and creators of current SYFY hits THE EXPANSE, THE MAGICIANS and 12 MONKEYS (THE MAGICIANS and 12 MONKEYS panels are co-hosted with Universal Cable Productions)
Fan favorites SHARKNADO, VAN HELSING, WYNONNA EARP, Z NATION and DARK MATTER -- and upcoming new series GHOST WARS (All panels hosted by their respective studios)
Two big screenings! SYFY and Universal Cable Productions are screening an all-new episode of the grindhouse series BLOOD DRIVE and the premiere episode of “NO-END HOUSE,” the next installment in SYFY’s hit horror anthology CHANNEL ZERO.
Events and activations:
SYFY fan parties! Stripping away the exclusivity of traditional Comic-Con parties, SYFY is throwing two nights of first-come-first-served bashes. Hosted at the Children’s Museum on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22, the themed parties feature photo booths, hourly surprises, live performances and more.
Superfan nuptials! Who says Comic-Con isn’t romantic? Actor Orlando Jones makes fans’ dreams come true, as he presides over pop-up nuptials at TBD locations throughout the weekend.
Trivia trolleys! Test your sci-fi knowledge and compete to win prize money and other giveaways on SYFY trolleys roaming the streets of San Diego.
Cosplay karaoke buses! Take the stage - and the mic – to belt out your favorite sci-fi theme songs on SYFY buses traveling throughout the city. You might even be surprised by one of your favorite stars!
Cosplay repair carts! Get an expert makeup touch-up or costume repair at these roaming carts, designed to ensure that all cosplaying ‘con-goers are at their camera-ready best.
A SYFY drumline! A drumline marching through the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, playing sci-fi theme songs and commemorating major moments in science fiction history? Yes, please.
The Nerd Party lives on! SYFY is partnering with Zachary Levi to co-host his annual invitation-only Friday night party.
Levi will host SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON, a three-night live television event that allows fans across the country to experience the best Comic-Con has to offer, dissect breaking 'Con news, and hear from their favorite stars and creators. Airing Thursday, July 20 through Saturday, July 22, the live event is produced by Wilshire Studios.
SYFY WIRE’s intrepid reporters and correspondents are providing 24/7 coverage of all the breaking news from the ‘Con, online via www.syfy.com and on air on SYFY (including SYFY LIVE FROM COMIC-CON).