Comic-Con 2019 Recap
Another amazing Comic-Con is in the books. Comic-Con 2019 was full of excitement with many fan-favorite shows and some sad goodbyes, as well. Along with Marvel Studio’s unveiling their whole phase 4 slate ( sadly we were not able to attend this panel).But we were very excited to hear about the next line-up of Marvel movies! And then of course, we had all of the great cosplay, merchandise, activities, and just an atmosphere that can’t be found anywhere else except the San Diego Comic-con!
So for all of you comic book lovers, cosplayers, tv-fans, and just down right nerds. Here is a brief recap of some of the highlights of this years Comic-con!
When we arrived on the scene on Friday and things were already in full swing! Crowds of people filled the convention center all dressed up in cosplay trying to make it to their favorite panels. If you’ve ever been to comic-con you know that there is no method to the madness, it’s just best if you go with the flow!
Friday July, 19th
Our first stop was the exhibit hall which was booming with people! You were literally elbow to elbow walking through looking at all of the exhibits. There was so much to see it was hard to know where to go first. We tried to stop at some of the biggest booths first, such as ABC, FX, and Warner Brothers however, we soon found out that was going to be nearly impossible.The crowd control at some of these booths weren’t the best; so we decided to just go with the flow and see what we could see. One of the big jaw-dropping attractions was the enormous Krusty Krab replica they had. It was literally one of the first things you see upon entering the exhibit hall. There, people could go in and play interactive games; even Mrs. Puff's boating school made an appearance!
Alongside that, there were other amazing booths like Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and many more where you could go for photo-ops, and purchase merchandise of some of your favorites shows, comics, and other comic-con memorabilia.
Some of the other highlights of Friday was the world premiere screening of the new season of Veronica Mars, CW show Legacies, and Amazon Prime’s new series Carnival Row, which stars Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne.
And for all of you Batman Fans, the world premiere of the new Batman: Hush, one of DC’s new animated films had many fans talking. Unfortunately, we were not able to make the panel for Batman: Hush but we did get to sit down with some of the cast and talk about the upcoming film that stars, Jennifer Morrison, Jason O’Mara, Maury Sterling, and Jason Spisak. Sadly, Jennifer Morrison was not able to make it do to other obligations but sent out a message to her fans saying that “ she hopes they like catwoman's puurr”. It definitely seems like one of the better DC films and is now available on blu-ray and dvd. Make sure to go check it out!
We were also able to hit up the new AMC\Shudder network’s reboot of the classic film that will be turned into a TV series, Creepshow, executive producer/writer/director Greg Nicotero introduces us to a new world of terror with many different tales. Other cast members in attendance included the iconic Adrienne Barbeau (star of the original Creepshow, as well as The Fog and Escape From New York), as well as Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad), Tricia Helfer (Lucifer, Battlestar Galactica), and DJ Qualls (The Man in the High Castle, Supernatural, Z Nation).
Nicotero and the rest of the cast was very optimistic that audiences would love the new Creepshow. It has an essence of the old film but there are also many new things happening with the new show! After talking to everyone in the press room we had to head to our next panel and weren’t able to make the Creepshow panel. However, we heard through the grapevine that an exclusive clip from the show, a scene showing a kid running through a field in the dead of night to get away from what appears to be his furious older brother—an alarming situation that takes a turn for the much, much worse when a menacing scarecrow decides to abandon its perch and join in the chase closed out the panel.
Saturday July, 20th
Saturday was my favorite day by far! We were able to cover the press room for, The Good Place, which was great! The cast was genuinely, the nicest people I've ever come in contact with. In attendance were stars Ted Danson, Kristen Bell, William Jackson Harper, D'Arcy Carden, and Manny Jacinto spoke alongside executive producers Michael Schur and Drew Goddard about what Season 4 has in store. Season 4 will be The Good Place's final season, and with the show approaching its end, it ended up being a very emotional press room, as well as, an emotional panel for the cast and fans. Michael Schur and the cast was given a standing ovation at the end of the panel. And to close things out the fans got a sneak peak of the premiere of season 4.
No spoilers to be had here, our lips are sealed! But if you are interested, the 4th and final season of The Good Place will air on NBC for the last time on September 26th. Make sure to tune in!
After that we ventured out into the Gaslamp district which was by far the most crowded place we went the entire time we were there. However, I would just like to say, if you can’t afford tickets for Comic-Con there are plenty of things to do in the Gaslamp District, NO BADGE REQUIRED! There were many different restaurants with comic-con themes throughout, evening parties, cosplay, art exhibitions, events, and much more!
We encountered an exciting 20-foot long great white shark roaming the streets in the Gaslamp District. The shark was a replica of an actual shark that is said to be one of the biggest sharks in the world! They were representing Nat Geo’s Sharkfest. Pop Entertainment had the privilege of sitting down with Kimberly Jefferies and Mark Mohler both whom were able to experience “Deep Blue” herself up close and personal!
Nat Geo was also hosting “Nerd Nite” which was getting people excited for its revamped series “Brain Games” which premieres this December with new host Keegan-Michael Key and high-profile guest stars including Tiffany Haddish, Kristen Bell, Tom Hanks, Kevin Hart and Jordan Peele.
Some of the other panel highlights on Saturday were- Arrow, Supergirl, Black Lighting, and The Flash.
Sunday July 21st
Sunday, was the last day of the convention and we decided to go back and give the Exhibit Hall another chance. It was much easier to navigate through, and we were able to experience more of the booths and activities they had going on. There were still many cosplayers out and about and the booths had less of a line. My advice would be to wait and experience they Exhibit Hall towards the end of the convention and you will have better luck seeing all there is to see. And there’s A LOT!
There were also many amazing Hall H panels that were going on that day that allowed comic-con to go out with a bang! Supernatural was saying goodbye to comic-con and their 15-year run on the CW Network. And then finally, the most anticipated panel of the entire weekend, Riverdale. The lines for these panels were outrageous thus, we were not able to attend. But for all of you Riverdale fans, we heard that there is a pretty funny blooper reel floating around out there somewhere!
Overall, I would say Comic-Con 2019 had its ups and downs but was still a fun and exciting experience and we can’t wait to come back next year! Next year's San Diego Comic-Con is scheduled for July 23rd-26th 2020.