Are you ready, fanboys and fangirls? Comic-Con - which kicks off with Preview Night on Wednesday, July 8 - has released the schedule for Thursday, July 9. Here are some highlights. Halle Berry! Hunger Games! Teen Wolf! Dr. Who!
For the complete Thursday schedule, go here.
THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JAMES T. KIRK
William Shatner (Star Trek: The Original Series) as James T. Kirk will read excerpts from The Autobiography of James T. Kirk. This in-world memoir chronicles the greatest Starfleet captain’s life, including his boyhood on an Iowa farm, his youth spent on Tarsus IV, his time in Starfleet Academy, his meteoric rise through the ranks of Starfleet, and his illustrious career at the helm of the Enterprise. David Goodman (author, former Family Guyexecutive producer) moderates. Ballroom 20, 10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.
PEANUTS 65TH ANNIVERSARY PANEL
In 2015, Charles M. Schulz’s iconic Peanuts gang celebrates not only their 65th anniversary but also two years of the current volume of the Peanuts comic book at BOOM! Studios’ all-ages imprint, KaBOOM! Come celebrate Charlie Brown, Snoopy, and the gang’s birthday with moderator Douglas Wolk (Reading Comics) and Peanutscontributors Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), and Art Baltazar ( Tiny Titans), along with Lex Fajardo, managing editor for Charles M. Schulz Creative Associates, and Cesar Gaellgos, archivist of the Schulz Museum. Room 5AB, 11 a.m.-noon
THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2
Lionsgate presents an exclusive first look at one of the studio’s highly anticipated films coming to theaters this fall. Get a sneak peek into the powerful final chapter of the epic The Hunger Games film franchise. Attendees will be shown exclusive, never-before-seen footage from Mockingjay: Part 2 and treated to a cast and filmmaker Q&A session revealing details on the big-screen finale. Hall H, noon-1:15 p.m.
EXTANT EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PREVIEW AND PANEL
The mystery summer thriller series is back for its second season, bigger than ever with higher stakes and new faces. When Molly Woods discovers she has unwittingly put the human race on a path to destruction, she and a mysterious stranger may be the only hope for survival. An exclusive sneak peek at what’s to come in Season 2, followed by a panel discussion with cast members Halle Berry (X-Men), and Jeffrey Dean Morgan (Watchmen), executive producer Craig Shapiro, and executive producer and creator Mickey Fisher. Ballroom 20, starting at noon (part of CBS’ 3 1/2-hour presentation)
SPOTLIGHT ON JIM LEE
“What kind of pencil do you use?” Find out the answer to that ever-popular question and more as Comic-Con special guest and DC Entertainment co-publisher Jim Lee (Superman Unchained, Justice League, Batman) sketches live on stage and answers your life-long comic book questions in this fun and interactive panel. Room 6DE, 12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m.
DOCTOR WHO: BBC AMERICA’S OFFICIAL PANEL
Following his record-breaking first season as the Doctor, Peter Capaldi will make his first ever appearance at Comic-Con with stars Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) and Michelle Gomez (Missy), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, and executive producer Brian Minchin. Doctor Who follows the adventures of the Doctor, the time traveler who will continue to journey through all of space and time in epic adventures in the new season premiering this fall. Capaldi’s first season delivered BBC America its highest rated season ever and is available now on all digital platforms. Hall H, 2:15 p.m.-3:15 p.m.
MTV’S TEEN WOLF
Teen Wolf cast members and executive producer are taking Comic-Con by storm for the sixth consecutive year. The pack of MTV’s hit series Teen Wolf will dish secrets, share a sneak peek of the upcoming season, and answer fan questions. Ballroom 20, 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
MAD ABOUT MAD
MAD, the country’s #1-selling humor magazine (in a field of 1), is dumber than ever! MAD magazine editor John Ficarra and art director Sam Viviano present a ridiculous peek at what’s happening at the magazine, and an epically, moronic Q&A that’s bound to be, well, MAD! Prizes will be awarded for most moronic questions. Room 4, 5:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
MIAMI VICE 30TH ANNIVERSARY RETROSPECTIVE
Talent from the original smash hit NBC primetime series including Michael Talbott (Det. Stanley Switek), Olivia Brown (Det. Switek), Edward James Olmos (Lt. Castillo), writer Anthony Yerkovich (creator of Miami Vice), writer Jonathan London (Miami Vice graphic novel) will join Lion Forge Comics senior editor Shannon Eric Denton to discuss the enduring legacy of the show that spawned decades of neo-noir cop shows to follow, and the music, the colors, the alligators, and the action that made it such a hit. Room 29AB, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
WORLD PREMIERE OF SCOOBY-DOO! AND KISS: ROCK AND ROLL MYSTERY!
Starchild, Demon, Catman, and Spaceman join everyone’s favorite teen sleuths in an explosive, new, must-see musical adventure no KISS Army member will want to miss. In Scooby-Doo! and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery, the Mystery Inc. gang travels to KISS World, an amusement park dedicated to the band, for a special Halloween concert headlined by the legendary rock group. Six KISS songs are featured alongside an original new song performed by the band written just for the film. Be part of the first audience to see this landmark merging of pop culture icons, then stay for a panel featuring KISS legends Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley, NCIS star Pauley Perrette, and longtime Shaggy and Daphne voices Matthew Lillard (The Bridge) and Grey Griffin (Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated). Director Tony Cervone (Tom and Jerry: The Lost Dragon) and writer Kevin Shinick (Mad, Robot Chicken) will also be in attendance. Moderated by director/actor/writer Kevin Smith, who also has a role in the film. Scooby-Doo and KISS: Rock and Roll Mystery arrives from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, and Digital HD on July 21. Hall H, 6 p.m.-8 p.m.