Comic-Con International begins on Thursday, July 18th at the San Diego Convention Center and runs until July 21st. The schedule is being released this week and it contains details of exhibitions, podcasts, panels and presentations. Here are some of the highlights for Friday, July 19th.
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Fighting Panel 10:00am – 11.00am
A panel of game producers from the Tekken franchise are providing a behind-the-scenes look at game development and esports. They also promise some surprise panelists.
SYFY WIRE’s It Came From the 90s 10:15am – 11:15am
This panel includes some iconic 90s stars and celebrity superfans who must work together to test their knowledge of 90s movies, TV and gaming. They promise it will be as fun as playing Myst but much easier!
Build A Better World Through Gaming (A Women in Gaming Panel) 11:00am – 12:00pm
This panel, featuring some prominent women in gaming, discusses ways to improve the experiences of other women in the industry. It will be followed by a Q&A session.
Monster Hunter 11:30am – 12:30pm
Members of the Monster Hunter development team are sharing behind-the-scenes information, news about upcoming expansion, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne and more.
World Of Capcom 12:45pm – 1:45pm
This panel offers a peek at Capcom’s future lineup and includes the latest news and trailers from Capcom USA.
The Immersive Experience of Harry Potter: Wizards Unite 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Moderated by Felicia Day, this panel discusses how Harry Potter: Wizards Unite was created. Audience members can also expect to find out more about upcoming game features.
The Witcher: A Netflix Original Series 2:15pm – 3:15pm
This panel will reveal more details about the upcoming Netflix series, The Witcher, which is based on the same original novels as the popular game franchise.
The Art Of Video Games: Drawing Your Favorite Game Character 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Hosted by Erik Ko, guest artists will be creating artwork live on stage. There will also be a Q&A and the audience can get art books and collectible items.
Fear The Mega64 Panel 7:30pm – 8:30pm
The cast and crew of comedy webseries Mega64, a show about a video game console which can download games directly into users brains, talk new videos, old material and will also be answering questions.
Designing Narrative For Computer Games 8:00pm – 9:00pm
A panel of gaming industry veterans will share their experiences of creating engaging narratives for video games.
These are just some of the highlights for the day. The full schedule can be found on the Comic-Con International website.