It’s less than two weeks away from Comic-Con, and CCI is releasing the 2019 Comic-Con programming schedule in its annual fashion. We’ll bring you highlights from each day as they are announced.
We’ll also discuss our thoughts on this year’s lineup, including our top picks, room flow, and when we think you should line up in a special series of live podcasts this weekend. The first covered Thursday and Friday’s lineup, and the second segment — in which we break down Saturday and Sunday — will take place on Sunday, July 10 at 4 p.m. PT / 7 p.m. ET (that’s tonight!)
That said, let’s dive straight into Sunday.
Sunday is always the lightest day in the lineup, as it is a shortened day, and they are closing both Ballroom 20 and Ballroom Indigo. For Sunday, with the Riverdale canceled panel, there are only three things on the menu: Mayans MC at 12, What we do in the shadowss at 1:15 p.m. and Funko’s first appearance in Hall H at 2:30 p.m.
There’s more TV and movies to be found on the schedule, with a panel featuring the original voices of Kim Possible and Ron Stoppable during an “I Hear Voices with Will Friedle and Christy Carlson Romano” panel at 10:15 a.m. in room 6BCF; Marvel production designers, fight choreographers, stunt performers and props discuss bringing your favorite superheroes to life at 1:45 p.m. in Room 6DE; a projection of Light year at 12:45 p.m. in 6BCF if you haven’t seen it yet; you will find Babylon 5 the cast and author Mark O’Bannon during a “Remembering Babylon 5» panel at 11 a.m. in room 32AB; and actor Omar Epps presents a look at a fantastic new bed for adults called Nubia: The Awakening.
We would also like to mark the 40th anniversary of blade runner panel at 3 p.m. in Room 7AB, which features premieres of the 1982 classic. You can also check out The School of Good and Evilan upcoming Netflix film, starring writer and executive producer Soman Chainani, which promises a “one-of-a-kind merchandising giveaway and some special surprises” at 11 a.m. at 7AB.
Clint and Travis McElroy from The Adventure Zone talk about nerd generations at 10 a.m. in 6DE, you can learn about creating cartoon voices at 3 p.m. in room 25ABC, 9B Collective, the first black-owned concept art studio, discuss the construction of the world for cinema and television at 11 a.m. in room 24ABC; and the Power Ranger cast celebrating the series’ 29th anniversary at 2:45 p.m. in room 5AB.
Comics and arts fans have plenty to rejoice on Sunday. Artist and illustrator William Stout gets his own spotlight panel at 10am in room 29AB; the annual Jack Kirby Tribute Panel led by Mark Evanier is also at 10 a.m. in Room 5AB; Bone designer Jeff Smith is also honored at 11am in room 29AB; Scott Snyder, Tula Lotay, Jamal Igle and Dan Panosian discuss their Comixology titles at 12:30 p.m. in room 6DE; and find out what goes into creating a book or comic book cover at “Cover Story: The Art of the Cover” at 2 p.m. in room 25ABC.
Immerse yourself in the world of underground comix with love and rockets‘ Gilbert Hernandez and more at 11:15 a.m. in room 5AB.
Award-winning Inkpot artist/writer Billy Tucci discusses the return of his character Shi in an epic new trilogy at 3:45 p.m. in Room 5AB. Delve deeper into the theater and life of Batman co-creator Bill Finger with selected readings from the upcoming play Bill Finger: Rise of the Bat at 4 p.m. in Room 4. Celebrate comic book education and advocacy with Little Fish Comic Book Studio at 1:30 p.m. in Room 23ABC. Step out with CBLDF and its top artists to talk censorship, the creative process and more at 12:15 p.m. in room 5AB.
Eisner Award-winning artist Zander Cannon wants to teach you how to create comics at 11 a.m. in Room 2.
And speaking of creative, Sunday is unofficially “Children’s Day,” which means there are plenty of fun panels for budding creatives or the young at heart. We can tell you how to get there sesame street, and it’s at 1:45 p.m. in room 5AB with “Sesame Street Mecha Builders.” Create your own special effects from Doctor Who to this interactive DIY panel at 2pm in room 7AB with real effect lights on hand to teach you. Combine food and fandom with a 10am panel in Marriott Marquis Grand 10 & 11. Learn how to draw more effective expressions for your characters with Ron Lemen at 12pm in Room 11. Go “behind the bricks” with a LEGO panel at 11:30am in Room 6BCF. Graphic novel, comic book and animation artists will work with individual children to create an original superhero or villain in just 5 minutes at 11am in room 11.
Hear professional creatives Jane Baer, Ezra Clayton Daniels and Phil La Marr in “An Animated Life” at 1:30 p.m. in Room 10.
Elsewhere on the schedule, we’re also in the “Bound for Disney: Disney Bounding” fan panel at 11 a.m. at the Marriott Marquis Grand 10 & 11; The directory “Buffy: Once again with emotion” sing in chorus at 3 p.m. in room 6BCF; the second panel for “Cartoon Voices” at 11:45 a.m. in room 6A; the BrownCoat “meeting room” at 1 p.m. with special guests like artist Nick Kremenek; and Pac-Man: Birth of an Icon author Tim Lapetino talks about his book.
There’s also the perennial favorite, “Starship Smackdown,” at 2:45 p.m. in Room 6A, which is always great fun. Also always a favorite is NASA and their “No Tow Trucks Beyond Mas” panel at 11am in room 25ABC.
And of course, you can end the day with Comic-Con Talk Back, the annual “town hall” where you can tell Comic-Con International directly what you loved, hated (bring the mat back!), or whatever you want, really . It’s at 3:30 p.m. in room 23ABC.
You can also read programming highlights for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
What will you be lining up for on Comic-Con Sunday? Let us know in the comments.