SDCC ’10: The Horrors of the San Diego Comic Con: Friday, July 23

The time is near as the San Diego Comic Con kicks off on Wednesday, July 21 for five days of over-packed comic, TV and movie madness. Instead of breaking the announcements up into individual news posts (and making the site look like a effin’ mess), we’re going to give you the FULL run downs for each day. Next up is the jammed-packed Friday, July 23 schedule.

FRIDAY, JULY 23

10:30-11:30 Summit Entertainment: Drive Angry 3D
– A vengeful father hunts down the people who brutally killed his daughter and kidnapped her baby in the newest film shot in 3D from the writer and director of My Bloody Valentine 3D, starring Nicolas Cage, William Fichtner, Billy Burke, and Amber Heard. Join the cast and filmmakers as they showcase never-before-seen footage of this high-octane, blood-spattered road trip through hell! Hall H
Categories: Action/Adventure | Horror and Suspense | Movies

11:30-12:30 AMC’s The Walking Dead
– Andrew Lincoln (Love Actually), Jon Bernthal (The Pacific), Sarah Wayne Callies (Prison Break), Laurie Holden (The Mist), Emma Bell (Law & Order), series creator/director/executive producer Frank Darabont (The Shawshank Redemption), executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (The Terminator), executive producer Robert Kirkman (creator/writer of The Walking Dead comic), makeup artist Greg Nicotero, and Joel Stillerman (AMCs senior VP) discuss the making of AMC’s series The Walking Dead, based on the Image comic book series created and written by Robert Kirkman, premiering in October on AMC. Room 6BCF
Categories: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Television

12:00-1:00 Neighbors from Hell
– Executive producers Pam Brady (South Park) and Mireille Soria (Madagascar) screen a never-before-seen episode of their newly launched TBS animated series and take questions from the audience, along with their all-star voice cast including Molly Shannon (SNL), Patton Oswalt (My Weakness Is Strong, Ratatouille), Will Sasso (MADtv), Kurtwood Smith (That ’70s Show), David Soren (DreamWorks animation veteran), Kyle McCulloch (Mr. Wong), and Tracey Fairaway (Chicago 8). Room 25ABC
Categories: Animation | Humor & Satire | Television

12:00-1:00 Skyline
– Universal Pictures, Relativity Media, and Rogue Pictures present an exclusive look at the sci-fi thriller Skyline, directed and produced by the Brothers Strause (Alien vs. Predator: Requiem), whose company Hydraulx has provided visual effects for Avatar, Iron Man 2, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and 300. In Skyline, strange lights descend on the city of Los Angeles, drawing people outside like moths to a flame, where an extraterrestrial force proceeds to swallow the entire human population off the face of the earth. Colin and Greg Strause unveil an exclusive Comic-Con trailer and scenes from Skyline, along with stars Donald Faison (Scrubs), Eric Balfour (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, 24), David Zayas (The Expendables, Dexter), Scottie Thompson (Star Trek), and Brittany Daniel (Club Dread). HitFix’s Drew McWeeny moderates. Hall H
Categories: Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy

1:00-2:00 Twisted Metal Returns!
– Car combat returns to the PlayStation 3. Meet game directors David Jaffe (God of War) and Scott Campbell (Downhill Domination) as they introduce the demented characters of the new game, share some early looks at the game’s twisted end stories, and show concept art of the PS3 Twisted Metal that never was! Room 8
Categories: Action/Adventure | Games

2:15-3:45 Miramax Films: Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark
– Producer/co-writer Guillermo del Toro and director Troy Nixey present a first look at their new film Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark, a hair-raising, spine-chilling tale of horror about a little girl (Bailee Madison) who is sent to live with her father (Guy Pearce) and his girlfriend (Katie Holmes) in the old mansion they are renovating, only to unwittingly unleash malevolent creatures bent on destroying all of them. Hall H
Categories: Horror and Suspense | Movies

2:30-3:30 The Image Comics Show
– Image Comics promises a slew of exclusive announcements about upcoming projects, updates about ongoing projects, and a Q&A session with some of Image’ best writers. Don’t miss your chance to find out about what Image is up to before anyone else does, get exclusive giveaways, and ask questions of your favorite creators! Panelists include Marc Guggenheim (Resurrection, Web of Spider-Man), Joe Kelly (I Kill Giants), Robert Kirkman (The Walking Dead, Invincible), John Layman (Chew), Ben McCool (Choker, Memoir), and Nick Spencer (Existence, Morning Glories). Room 3
Categories: Comics

3:00-4:00 Bite Me: Evolving Urban Fantasy Beyond the Vampire Phenomenon
– Some of the top names in urban fantasy gather to discuss how to evolve the urban fantasy genre beyond the vampire phenom, spurred by the mass commercial appeal of The Twilight Saga and True Blood. Authors include Tanya Huff (the Victoria Nelson novels), Mario Acevedo (the Felix Gomez detective-vampire series), Merrie Destefano (Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles), Jocelynn Drake (Pray for Dawn), Richard Kadrey (Sandman Slim), Lauren Kate (Fallen series), and Marjorie M. Liu (In the Dark of Dreams). Moderator: Diana Gill, executive editor at HarperCollins Publishers. Room 8
Categories: Science Fiction & Fantasy | Writers & Writing

3:00-4:00 Spotlight on the Adams Family: Neal, Jason, Joel, and Josh
– Comic-Con special guests Neal, Jason, Joel, and Josh Adams make up one of the first families of comics. Neal started his career in the medium in the late 1950s and is famous for his depictions of Batman and numerous other characters. Sons Jason, Joel, and Josh have followed in their dad’s rather large footsteps to carve out careers of their own in sculpture, animation, and comics. Be a part of this first time ever “family reunion” as the Adams Family gets together at Comic-Con! Room 25ABC
Categories: Action Figures – Toys – Collectibles | Animation | Art and Illustration | Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Comics | Superheroes

3:30-4:30 Building a Horror Entertainment Franchise: Dead Space 2
– The sequel to 2008′s award-winning horror videogame returns with its highly anticipated sequel in January 2011. Dead Space 2 unleashes a truly epic terror experience that will bring the psychological thrills of deep space to a terrifying new level beyond just video games. Executive producer Steve Papoutsis, art director Ian Milham, and producers Rich Briggs and Chuck Beaver will be talking about how they intend to establish Dead Space 2 among the top horror entertainment franchises in the world with a novel, animated feature, graphic novel, Motion Comic game and fan merchandise. Room 3
Categories: Action/Adventure | Games | Horror and Suspense

3:30-4:30 VIZ Media’s Vampire Knight Panel
– Calling all Vampire Knight fans! Here’s your chance to meet the U.S. manga editor, Nancy Thistlethwaite, and voice-over talent from the anime — Mela Lee (Yuki), Vic Mignogna (Zero), and Ethan Murray (Kaname). Come dressed in your best Vampire Knight gear and you’ll be eligible for a prize! Room 9
Categories: Animation | Anime & Manga

4:30-5:30 Fallout: Game Writing in Evolving Franchises
– Obsidian Entertainment, the developers working on Bethesda’s upcoming Fallout New Vegas, walk through the process of narrative and cinematic techniques used in bringing life and reactivity to franchises over the years, focusing on their upcoming work on Bethesda’s Fallout New Vegas. Examples will also be drawn from upcoming titles, Dungeon Siege III, and previous titles such as Neverwinter Nights 2, Alpha Protocol, and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. The developers will discuss how the franchise and development team can help guide the narrative and cinematic presentation of these elements and will showcase footage from these titles. Room 9
Categories: Games | Science Fiction & Fantasy

5:15-6:15 True Blood Panel and Q&A session
– Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, True Blood kicked off its 12-episode third season June 13 on HBO. The series, which has earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series–Drama, follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe winner for True Blood season one; Oscar-winner for The Piano), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her soulmate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series also features Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette Reynolds, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Denis O’Hare as Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, and Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux. (Note: names in bold will be appearing on the panel.) Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20
Categories: Comic-Con Special Guest Spotlights & Appearances | Horror and Suspense | Humor & Satire | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television | Writers & Writing

5:30-6:30 Famous Monsters of Filmland: From the Pages and Beyond
– Philip Kim (publisher) and Michael Heisler (editor-in-chief) have successfully established the tone of Famous Monsters of Filmland from issue #250 and beyond. Join Michael, Phil, Jessie Lilley (editor), and guest Bela Lugosi Jr. (son of Dracula legendary actor Bela Lugosi) as they discuss the past and the future of genre. Room 3
Categories: Animation | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

5:30-6:30 Shout! Factory: Roger Corman: King of the Independents
– If your idea of fun is watching wild and outrageous cult flicks, you will not want to miss this! Oscar recipient for Lifetime Achievement and legendary director/producer Roger Corman takes center stage to share insights on his incredible filmmaking career. Notable Corman alumni will also be in attendance to reflect on their involvement during his New World Pictures era in the’70s and ’80s, at a time when grindhouse theatres and drive-ins were the place to see over-the-top sex and violence. Panelists include Joe Dante (director of Piranha), Sid Haig (The Devil’s Rejects), Mary Woronov (House of the Devil), and Allan Holzman (director, Forbidden World). Moderated by Alex Stapleton (director of King of the B’s: The Independent Life of Roger Corman). Short Q&A if time permits. Room 25ABC
Categories: Action/Adventure | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Seminars & Workshops

6:00-7:00 The Goon Film Panel
– The Goon creator Eric Powell joins Tim Miller and Jeff Fowler from Blur Studio to discuss the animated feature film adaptation of the comic book series. Room 24ABC
Categories: Animation | Comics | Movies

6:30-7:30 Thomas Jane and Tim Bradstreet’s RAW Entertainment
– Join the crew from RAW Entertainment as they discuss their exciting slate of current and upcoming projects in comics and film. Moderated by Thomas Jane (Hung, The Punisher), and Tim Bradstreet (The Punisher), panelists include Bernie Wrightson (Frankenstein), Bruce Jones (Twisted Tales), James Daly (Bad Planet), William Stout (Pan’s Labyrinth), Mark Schultz (Cadillacs & Dinosaurs), Steve Niles (30 Days of Night), and a surprise guest! Room 4
Categories: Comics | Movies

6:30-7:30 Gears of War 3
– Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski, executive producer Rod Fergusson and New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss provide the first look at the biggest game of 2011, including a live game demo and key announcements. Room 25ABC
Categories: Action/Adventure | Games

6:30-7:30 Old School American Horror
– Featuring legendary horror icons and the hottest names in the genre, the cast of Hatchet II presents an old school American horror panel. Kane Hodder (Friday The 13th), Tony Todd (Candyman), R. A. Mihailoff (Texas Chainsaw Massacre), Danielle Harris (Halloween), Tom Holland (Child’s Play), and Adam Green (Hatchet) are on hand for an unforgettable panel. Room 32AB
Categories: Horror and Suspense | Movies | Television

7:30-8:30 30 Days of Night: Dark Day
s– This highly anticipated sequel to the box office hit 30 Days of Night is based on the second book of the cult graphic novel series and will debut on Blu-ray and DVD this fall from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Director/co-screenwriter Ben Ketai (Dusk to Dusk), graphic novel creator/co-writer Steve Niles, stars Keile Sanchez (Lost), Diora Baird (TCM: The Beginning), and Rhys Coiro (Entourage, upcoming Straw Dogs), and producer J. R. Young (Ghosthouse) are on hand for an exclusive sneak peek, panel, and Q&A session. Room 7AB
Categories: Comics | Horror and Suspense | Movies | Nighttime Programming

8:00-9:00 Anthropology of Twilight Zone
– Daryl G. Frazetti (anthropologist, Western Nevada College) and Curtis Webster (Spirit of Star Trek host) examine Rod Serling’s exploration of the ambiguity of reality as it relates to the human condition, exceeding cultural space/time constraints. This panel examines questions such as: What is the deeper cultural meaning of “perception”? What is the cultural meaning of myth? How might Twilight Zone function as myth? How do Sterling’s insights speek to concepts of cultural and linguistic relativism? Don’t miss this enthralling discussion on the mix of Serling’s magic and science fiction as the presenters follow each twist and turn that moves the meanings of his stories into the mythical realm. Participation highly encouraged! Room 8
Categories: Nighttime Programming | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television | Writers & Writing

8:45-10:45 Syfy Friday Night Screening: Eureka and Haven
– Just because it’s Comic-Con doesn’t mean you have to miss your favorite Syfy shows. Join Syfy fans for this week’s all-new episodes of Eureka (guest-starring Wil Wheaton) and Haven, featuring a special introduction from Jaime Paglia (co-creator/executive producer/writer, Eureka). Room 6A
Categories: Nighttime Programming | Science Fiction & Fantasy | Television

9:30-10:30 The Bone-Chilling Secrets of The Blood Factory
– To unlock the bone-chilling secrets of The Blood Factory, join Danny De Vito (actor/director/star of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia), John Albo (writer/director of Flexing with Monty), Nick Bonamy (art director of The Blood Factory), “Tkay” Raul Garcia (website developer), Frank Ippolito (effects makeup, Pirates of the Caribbean 2 & 3), and William Mesa (visual effects, Army of Darkness). Relish new short films from The Blood Factory: tales of horror that will conjure nightmares to disturb your sleep for nights to come. Room 5AB
Categories: Horror and Suspense | Nighttime Programming | Television

10:00-12:00 Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation: Sick and Twisted
– Spike and Mike’s Festival of Animation blasts back to Comic-Con with the venerable cult classic festival “Sick and Twisted,” chock full of new and classic downright wrong cartoons. Come join the fun and meet Spike! Room 6BCF
Categories: Animation | Humor & Satire | Movies | Nighttime Programming

11:00-12:30 Syfy Original Movies and Chiller: Mega Piranha
– Feast your eyes on a late-night screening of this terrifyingly fun Syfy thriller, with a special live introduction from Mega Piranha star and ’80s pop music icon Tiffany. Plus, stick around for bonus looks at scary good entertainment from Chiller. Room 6A
Categories: Horror and Suspense | Movies | Nighttime Programming

 
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