San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Recap

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 Recap

Last week I attended the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International with BGNO favorite Constance Gibbs. This year's convention was full of great programming but also a great experience of meeting online friends offline. From having Connie stay with me as a houseguest to late night conversations with @cyfinite. The convention was full of incredible experiences and incredible people.

As this year's convention was scheduled so closely to our trip to London, I had to be very cognizant of how much money I spent and the best way to do that was to stay away from the exhibition floor. Luckily for me, that meant more time spent in panels which is where some of the best moments of the convention happened. I cannot wait to get to know and work with some of the great people I have met.

Thursday

Friday

  • Con-Man
  • Shatner Singularity Universe
    • Moderated by Jenna Busch, with Gary Laird and Scott Liggett the creative teams behind William Shatner's War Chronicles cinematic graphic novel movie, Stan Lee's God Woke,Mariano Nicieza's Phazer Universe, and Tim Walsh's A Daze Work will display art and clips from upcoming digital and print graphic novel projects. 
  • People of Earth & Powerless
    • Creators Conan O'Brien (Conan), Greg Daniels (The Office), David Jenkins, and series star Wyatt Cenac (The Daily Show), hosted a screening of the pilot episode followed by a Q&A. Followed by another pilot screening and Q&A featuring the cast of Powerless, Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), Danny Pudi (Community), and Alan Tudyk (Firefly, Star Wars: Rogue One) along with executive producer Ben Queen (A to Z), and executive producer/director Michael Patrick Jann (Reno 911) covering the first comedy series set in the DC universe.
  • Starz American Gods
    • Producers Bryan Fuller (executive producer), Michael Green (executive producer), Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Pablo Schreiber, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Kristin Chenoweth and author Neil Gaiman discuss the highly anticipated series and preview what's to come in the premiere season. Moderated by Yvette Nicole Brown (Firefly, The Odd Couple).
  • Orphan Black
    • BBC America's award-winning original series Orphan Black returns to Comic-Con with panelists Tatiana Maslany (Sarah and the Leda clones), Jordan Gavaris (Felix), Kristian Bruun (Donnie), Kevin Hanchard (Art) and Kathryn Alexandree (Leda clone double actress), as well as co-creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, will be joined by this year's moderator Comedy Bang! Bang! host Scott Aukerman. 
  • Fangirls Lead the Way: She Made Me Do It
  • Chris Hardwick's
    • Every year me and nerd bestie go to a Chris Hardwick event, last year it was a taping of the Nerdist podcast and a live @midnight, this year we attended his live 1d10t stand up which included musical performances with Paul & Storm and a lot of audience interaction. It's not a SDCC without Hardwick and he never disappoints!
  • BGNOC meet up
    • Black Girl Nerds and Nerds of Color organized their second (hopefully annual) meetup

Saturday

  • Gotham
    • The cast and crew talk about the direction of the show and where their characters will be going. 
  • The Expanse
    • My favorite show from last season, The Expanse, returned to Comic-Con to give a sneak peek of the new season, based on the New York Times bestselling book series. Moderator Adam Savage (MythBusters, Tested) spoke with the cast and executive producers.
  • The Magicians
    • The SyFy hit show made its San Diego Comic-Con debut. The cast and executive producers tease the anticipated second season of the Syfy series based on author and moderator Lev Grossman's fantasy trilogy; The Magicians.

Sunday

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#BGNOinUK: The Recap

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