Comic Con San Diego 2016: Date, TV Sneak Peeks, & Other Highlights

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Comic-Con International: San Diego returns to the San Diego Convention Center in 2016, beginning with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 20, and running Thursday, July 21 through Sunday, July 24. 2016 marks the 47th year for the show, making it the country?s longest continuously-run comics and popular arts convention.

Fans looking are forward to Comic-Con San Diego as they will finally get a sneak peek at their favorite returning shows and as well catch a glimpse of the upcoming season?s best new offerings. Below is all the information about all the major TV-related events:

Warner Bros

As usual Warner Bros TV will kick off with Preview Night on July 20. On its Comic-Con 2016 slate, WB will feature the world-premiere pilot screenings of NBC?s DC Comics comedy Powerless, The CW?s Archie-inspired Riverdale and film-to-TV reboot Frequency, as well as ABC?s Time After Time.?On the animated side of things, the audience will get to see a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go, and the debut of Justice League Action.

Among the other series returning to the pop culture extravaganza are The 100, Arrow, The Big Bang Theory, Blindspot, DC?s Legends of Tomorrow, The Flash, Gotham, iZombie, The Originals, Supergirl, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries.

Series stars participating in all the Comic-Con action are fan favorites and new additions including Arrow?s Stephen Amell; The Flash?s Grant Gustin; Blindspot?s Sullivan Stapleton and Jaimie Alexander; DC?s Legends of Tomorrow?s Brandon Routh, Victor Garber, Caity Lotz; The Vampire Diaries? Ian Somerhalder; Supernatural?s Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mark A. Sheppard; The Originals? Joseph Morgan; Gotham?s Ben McKenzie; Supergirl?s Melissa Benoist; iZOMBIE?s Rose McIver; The 100?s Eliza Taylor; and Lucifer?s Tom Ellis who will join producers to deliver the ultimate experience for fans, with screenings, panel sessions, free autograph signings and media appearances.

You can check out here the full schedule of WBTV events at Comic-Con 2016, complete with times, locations, and a preliminary list of who is scheduled to attend, though that is subject to change.


HBO has revealed its line-up of panels and not surprisingly, the highlight of the schedule is of course the Game of Thrones. The GoT panel will be moderated by Rob McElhenney and feature a very diverse sampling of the cast. Bran and Hodor will be reunited, along with Sansa and Ramsay, as Isaac Hempstead Wright, Kristian Nairn, Sophie Turner, and Iwan Rheon will all be panelists. Joining them on stage will be John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Conleth Hill (Varys), and Faye Marsay (The Waif).

Showrunnners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will too be making their return to Comic-Con after missing last year?s event in the wake of the ?Is Jon Snow really dead?? cliffhanger that ended Season 5. Given that they just announced that the end of the show is in sight, that is sure to be a big talking point in July. Once again, George R.R. Martin will not be at the panel. He was there in the earlier seasons, but not since Season 4.

While Game of Thrones is by far the biggest draw for HBO at Comic-Con, it is not their only show attending the convention. Silicon Valley, Vice Principals, and Outcast will will all be represented as well. For more information regarding HBO?s event head over to FanSided.com.


20th Century Fox Television is pulling out the stops at Comic-Con and taking 13 of its shows down to San Diego. The highlight of course will be the much anticipated Prison Break revival series with actors Wentworth Miller, Dominic Purcell, Sarah Wayne Callies making it for the series panel.

Other new shows that will be attending are the 24 spin-off, 24: Legacy, The Exorcist, The Rocky Horror Picture Show and Son of Zorn. All these shows are set to feature sneak previews at their panels, including a screening of The Exorcist pilot. Also on the list of returning shows is Bones which set for its final season while Scream Queens will make its return to Comic-Con for its second year.

Other significant shows that will make to San Diego include A+E?s Bates Motel, BBC America?s Dirk Gently?s Holistic Detective Agency, History Channel?s Vikings.

For more information regarding Comic Con San Diego head over to http://www.comic-con.org/cci.

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