The last of the Comic-Con schedules have been released and we now have a full list of TV shows, movies, and other entities attending this year's festivities. You've all been waiting for it: Sunday will play host to the Supernatural
panels. Can't wait? Neither can we. Unfortunately, Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki aren't confirmed as of yet, but who knows what will happen over the next couple of weeks.
Sunday is "Kid's Day" so there are a lot of Kid friendly activities included in the schedule. Obviously, those activities aren't in our top picks for the day so if you'd like to check them out, view the full schedule here
The highlight, for me, is that Buffy
The Musical will be the last Comic-Con activity this year. Way to go out with a bang!
Check out our picks below.
Check out the other schedules: Thursday Friday Saturday
10:00-11:00 Doctor Who
-- Actor David Tennant, writer/executive producer Russell T Davies, director Euros Lyn, and executive producer Julie Gardner discuss their creative process and experiences working on BBC America's Doctor Who
--television's longest-running sci-fi series--with exclusive clips and a Q&A session. Ballroom 20Reason
: Perfect way to start your Sunday. Guaranteed.
10:30-11:30 Smallville Screening and Q&A
-- Comic-Con favorite Smallville
returns, as showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson join cast members Allison Mack (The Ant Bully
), Erica Durance (House of the Dead
), Cassidy Freeman (Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee
), Justin Hartley (Gemini Division
) and new series star Callum Blue (The Tudors
), who will be playing the villainous Zod, to talk about the year ahead, answer fan questions and give an exclusive sneak peek at clips from season nine. Award-winning comic book writer, Emmy-nominated film and television writer/producer, and Smallville
alum Jeph Loeb (Heroes
) will moderate the session. From Tollin/Robbins Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Smallville
will air Fridays at 8:00 PM this fall on The CW, premiering September 25. Smallville
: The Complete Eighth Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Hi Def August 25. Room 6BCFReason
: Ignoring the fact that Tom Welling never attends these sorts of events, this panel should be a good one. What's up for this next season? With all the rumors swirling around, I can't wait to see the sneak peek clips!
11:15-12:15 American Dad
-- Showrunners Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman and stars Seth MacFarlane, Wendy Schall, and Dee Bradley Baker are back to regale the fans with an insider's look at how an episode of the hilarious Fox animated comedy is made, from table read to animatic to color. Don't miss this one-of-a-kind Comic-Con event. Ballroom 20Reason
: If you're not a fan of Smallville
, this is right up your alley.
11:45-12:45 Supernatural Screening and Q&A
-- Supernatural stars Misha Collins (24
) and Jim Beaver (Deadwood
), creator/executive producer Eric Kripke (Boogeyman
), and executive producers Ben Edlund (Angel
) and Sera Gamble (Eyes
) present an exclusive sneak peek at footage from the highly anticipated fifth season premiere of this thrill-ride series. They'll also answer questions and show a portion of the special features from the upcoming fourth season DVD release. Produced by Wonderland Sound and Vision in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supernatural
airs Thursdays at 9:00 PM ET/PT on The CW, premiering September 10. Supernatural
: The Complete Fourth Season will be released on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-Def September 1. Room 6BCFReason
: So this is what you all have been waiting for, huh? Well, Jensen and Jared aren't confirmed which is a bit weird considering they are normally great with public appearances. They are the opposite of Tom Welling. I assume these boys must have a hectic schedule this year and I know Kripke, Jim Beaver and Misha Collins will be amazing.
12:00-2:00 Browncoats Fan Group Meeting
-- Fans of Firefly
are welcome to join the California Browncoats. Get the scoop on upcoming 'verse-related and 'verse-friendly events and products that you'll really love, learn about Waterkeeper Alliance, the charity the group is supporting this year. Drop by any time to join the fun and find out what the Browncoats are up to, but those arriving by 12:20 can enter to play Serenity
Spin--put your 'verse-related trivia to the test to win shiny prizes! Room 24AReason
: This is fantastic. I want to hang out with these people. My love for Firefly
runs deep and I'm sure I would have a great time just chatting it up with all these die-hard fans.
12:30-1:00 Overture Pictures: Paper Heart
-- Despite professing a belief that she's incapable of love, comedian and actress Charlyne Yi finds herself falling for "Michael Cera," played by Michael Cera, in this intoxicating mix of documentary, improvisation, and romance. Charlyne Yi, producer/co-writer Nick Jasenovec, and co-star Jake Johnson will be onstage to show clips and pursue the ultimate question: Does true love really exist? Ballroom 20Reason
: I'm in love with Michael Cera. Does true love exist? You mean is my love for Michael Cera very real and true? Yes. Yes, it is. On a more serious note, I've been hearing about this movie for about a year now and it's supposed to be really good.
1:00-2:00 Ghost Whisperer Season Five: Everything New Is New Again
-- The cast and executive producers present an exclusive first look at video clips from the new season of Ghost Whisperer
, along with hints and revelations about the game-changing addition of Melinda and Jim's new baby. Find out how the new character will bring new powers, new challenges, and new rules to the show, and how he will open doors to a whole new paranormal dimension--a dimension that will pit Melinda and her friends and family against entities darker and more dangerous than any she's ever faced, thrusting her into a battle between forces of good and evil, forces that she never knew existed. Featuring cast members Jennifer Love Hewitt, David Conrad, Christoph Sanders, Jamie Kennedy, and Camryn Manheim and executive producers Ian Sander, Kim Moses, and P. K. Simonds. Room 6BCFReason
: Remember when it was cool to like Jennifer Love Hewitt again? To be honest, I never stopped. Sometimes I'm embarrassed by how much I like Ghost Whisperer
. No joke.
2:00-3:00 Muggles, Wizards, Tentpoles, and Fans in the World of Harry Potter
-- Back for its second year! Panel members Leslie Combemale (ArtInsights Gallery, official/exclusive HP art supplier), Henry Jenkins (USC, author of Convergence Culture), Melissa Anelli (webmaster, The Leaky Cauldron, author of Harry: A History), Gwendolyn Grace (president emeritus, HP Educational Fanon), Lev Grossman (Time magazine book reviewer, author of The Magicians), and Heidi Tandy (webmaster, Fiction Alley) duel over the latest Harry Potter
issues. With the release of Half-Blood Prince
, what does the future look like for Harry Potter
fandom? Moderated by Potter
Headmaster Eric Bowling. Room 32ABReason
: I just totally geeked out when I read this. I'm obsessed with Harry Potter
in a very unhealthy way. I almost think that I'll never be happy until I either a. become a wizard or b. marry Harry Potter. Fail.
4:00-5:00 Buffy the Musical
-- Let's end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Fandom Charities Inc. and Whedonopolis.com present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer
musical episode "Once More With Feeling" as Comic-Con 2009's big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffy
-verse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin'--back, that is--and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn't just for Rocky Horror
and mob riots anymore. For more details on the screening visit www.whedonopolis.com, then show up for music, singing, surprises and dancing crazy! Ballroom 20Reason
: Amazing. Absolutely incredible choice for the last panel. If you haven't seen this, go. Even if you're not a Buffy
fan, you'll love it. Take my word for it.
Now that the whole list is out, what are you looking forward to most?
- Kim Wetter, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of The CW)