Wednesday, July 08, 2015

COMIC-CON: Here's What I'll Be Doing This Weekend



Back to Comic-Con today. And as always, it's shaping up to be a busy weekend. Here are the panels I'll be moderating this year:

FRIDAY, July 10
11:30 AM • LUCIFER (Fox) Pilot screening of the DC Comics take followed by a panel with stars Tom Ellis, Lauren German, Lesley-Ann Brandt and DB Woodside and executive producers. Room 6BCF.

4:30 PM • COLONY (USA) Stars Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Amanda Righetti and Peter Jacobson, along with executive producers Carlton Cuse and Ryan Condal, will offer a sneak peek at the new series followed by a Q&A discussion. Room 6BCF.

SATURDAY, July 11
1 PM • FAMILY GUY/AMERICAN DAD/BORDERTOWN (Fox/TBS/Fox) Seth MacFarlane will, for the first time, participate in a SDCC panel for the upcoming seasons of Family Guy, American Dad and offer a first look at Fox's new comedy Bordertown. He'll be joined by the casts and producers of each show, including: Seth Green, Alex Borstein, Mike Henry, Scott Grimes, Dee Bradley Baker, Wendy Schaal, Rich Appel, Steve Callaghan, Matt Weitzman and Brian Boyle as well as Bordertown's Missi Pyle, Nicholas Gonzalez, and Mark Hentemann. Ballroom 20.

SUNDAY, July 12
10 AM • THE LAST DAY OF SUMMER: TV GUIDE MAGAZINE'S FAREWELL TO PHINEAS AND FERB (Disney XD) Hey Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! After more than 200 best days ever, the ride's over for Phineas and Ferb and their pals (not to mention Perry the Platypus and archnemesis Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz). For one last trip to the Tri-State Area, TV Guide Magazine's Michael Schneider will gather the creators/executive producers of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire (voice of Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Major Monogram), along with stars Vincent Martella (Phineas), Alyson Stoner (Isabella) and Dee Bradley Baker (Perry) to seize the day, one more time. Room 6BCF.

And here's the press release touting what TV Guide Magazine is up to this year:

TV GUIDE MAGAZINE YACHT CELEBRATES ITS FIFTH YEAR AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON® INTERNATIONAL 2015

SISTER SITE TVINSIDER.COM TO COHOST

Casts from top shows scheduled to attend

Sponsors include Nintendo, Nook by Barnes & Noble, Icelandic GlacialTM, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, 90+ Cellars, Sapporo, IKEA, Dylan’s Candy Bar

(New York, NY) – TV Guide Magazine, America’s authority on all things television, is celebrating five years on board the TVGM YACHT, in port at the San Diego Harbor during San Diego Comic-Con® International 2015. This year’s festivities will introduce sister site and co-host TV Insider (www.tvinsider.com), TVGM’s recently launched digital property, to the yacht.

The TVGM party returns to The California Princess, a 115-foot vessel from the Flagship Cruises and Events fleet, which will be docked at the Fifth Avenue Marina directly behind the San Diego Convention Center (July 9-11).

This represents the fifth year the TVGM Yacht has provided an exclusive VIP event for casts of the hottest shows on television, anchoring itself as the go-to destination for TV talent at Comic-Con. Invite-only guests will be offered a unique experience from sponsors including Nintendo, now in its third year on board; Nook by Barnes and Noble, IKEA, Icelandic GlacialTM, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, 90+ Cellars, Sapporo and Dylan’s Candy Bar.

The TVGM Yacht also features a full video and photography studio, where exclusive interviews are conducted and portraits are shot for use on both TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider.

Past guests on the TVGM Yacht include the casts of Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Arrow, Gotham, The Vampire Dairies, Homeland, Supernatural, Teen Wolf, Grimm and The Flash.

"Television stars, producers and executives have made our yacht one of the most popular spots at Comic-Con since we started docking at the marina five years ago. It's an oasis for them in what is typically a busy and hectic weekend, and with our sister site TV Insider on board, we look forward to hosting more TV talent than ever," Chief Content Officer Michael Schneider said.

TV Guide Magazine has a long-standing relationship with SDCC, having hosted its first panel in 2007. TVGM has created two signature panels for 2015, including the annual all- star Fan Favorites, wholly curated by TV Guide Magazine and TV Insider editors, and a farewell celebration for Phineas and Ferb, created in conjunction with Disney Channel.

TV Guide Magazine Fan Favorites (Saturday, July 11, 11 a.m., Ballroom 20)
TV Guide Magazine brings the screams to San Diego again for its annual all-star, must- see panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, Fan Favorites features stars from TV's hottest shows for a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoop. Panelists (subject to change) include David Anders (iZombie), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ming-Na Wen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) and others.

The Last Day of Summer: TV Guide Magazine's Farewell to Phineas and Ferb (Sunday, July 12, 10 a.m., Room 6BCF)
Hey Ferb, I know what we're going to do today! After more than 200 best days ever, the ride's over for Phineas and Ferb and their pals (not to mention Perry the Platypus and archnemesis Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz). For a final trip to the Tri-State Area, TV Guide Magazine chief content officer Michael Schneider will gather the creators/executive producers of Phineas and Ferb, Dan Povenmire (voice of Doofenshmirtz) and Jeff "Swampy" Marsh (Major Monogram), along with stars Vincent Martella (Phineas), Alyson Stoner (Isabella) and Dee Bradley Baker (Perry) to seize the day, one more time.

In addition to the signature panels, TVGM editors will be moderating several panels throughout the convention, including: Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (Syfy), Supergirl (CBS/Warner Bros. TV), The Muppets (ABC), Seth MacFarlane Animation Block: Family Guy/American Dad/Bordertown (20th Century Fox TV), Minority Report (Fox), Damien (A&E), Lucifer (Fox), The Shannara Chronicles (MTV), DC Entertainment: Page to Screen (DC Comics), Colony (USA), The Awesomes (Hulu) and more.

For a full schedule, please visit facebook.com/TVGuideMagazine or TVInsider.com.

For up-to-the-minute details, behind-the-scenes peeks, exclusive video and more, please visit www.TVInsider.com, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram: @TVGuideMagazine, @TVInsider , #TVGMYACHT #TVISDCC.

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