FS.net's Comic-Con 2008 Coverage Details and Live Blogging Schedule
by Alex Billington
July 21, 2008
I'm currently on my way to catch a plane to Los Angeles to stop by DreamWorks (you'll hear more about this tomorrow) before eventually ending up in San Diego for the greatest event all year - the San Diego Comic-Con! As always, we've planned extensive coverage including live blogging, interviews, feature editorials, reports from the showfloor, and much more. We are definitely going to be one of the essential stops for all your Comic-Con coverage, so be prepared for one hell of an exciting week. Not only will we have the latest on Zack Snyder's Watchmen, but other highlights include Fox's The Day the Earth Stood Still and Max Payne, James McTeigue's Ninja Assassin, Frank Miller's The Spirit, Judd Apatow's Pineapple Express, and Sam Raimi's Drag Me to Hell. Read on for our full schedule this week!
If you follow Twitter, you can find our official Comic-Con page here: twitter.com/comiccon. We will be posting quick updates to Twitter on top of the regular updates posted on the site, so we suggest following both for the latest news in real time. You will find our complete schedule below of panels we're planning on attending for coverage. If they have LIVE! listed in front of them, this means we will be live blogging that panel (laptop battery permitting). Beyond that, we've got some additional exciting coverage planned, which includes early screenings of Tropic Thunder and Pineapple Express and other unrevealed debuts.
Thursday, July 24th:
10:00AM-11:00AM PST: Masters of the Web - Moderated by filmmakers Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. Debut footage from Game and Crank 2.
LIVE! 11:30AM-1:00PM PST: 20th Century Fox - The Day The Earth Stood Still and Max Payne with Keanu Reeves, Jennifer Connelly, Scott Derrickson, Mark Wahlberg, Mila Kunis, Ludacris, John Moore in attendance.
2:00PM-3:00PM PST: Red Sonja: One-on-One - Robert Rodriguez, Rose McGowan, Doug Aarniokoski, and David White presenting.
3:00PM-4:00PM PST: Disney - Race to Witch Mountain with Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, and Andy Fickman in attendance.
LIVE! 5:30PM-6:30PM PST: Dark Castle Entertainment - RocknRolla and Ninja Assassin with Gerard Butler, Guy Ritchie, Rain, and Joel Silver attending.
8:00PM-8:30PM PST: Lionsgate and Marvel - Punisher: War Zone with Gale Anne Hurd, Ray Stevenson, and Julie Benz in attendance.
8:30PM-9:00PM PST: Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures - Saw 5 with David Hackl and cast in attendance.
9:00PM-10:00PM PST: Lionsgate and Twisted Pictures - Repo! The Genetic Opera with Darren Lynn Bousman, Alexa Vega, Bill Moseley, Ogre, and others in attendance.
Friday, July 25th:
LIVE! 11:55AM-1:00PM PST: Warner Brothers - Watchmen with Zack Snyder and cast in attendance.
2:00PM-2:30PM PST: Universal - The Wolfman with special effects artist Rick Baker in attendance.
LIVE! 2:45PM-3:45PM PST: Lionsgate and Odd Lot Entertainment - The Spirit with Frank Miller, Deborah Del Prete, Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, and Eva Mendes in attendance.
5:15PM-6:15PM PST: Entertainment Weekly's The Visionaries: Filmmakers - Kevin Smith, Frank Miller, Zack Snyder, and Judd Apatow will all be in attendance.
Saturday, July 26th:
LIVE! 1:15PM-2:00PM PST: Warner Brothers - Terminator Salvation with McG and cast in attendance.
2:30PM-3:30PM PST: Disney / Pixar - Bolt and UP with directors Chris Williams and Byron Howard as well as Pixar's Pete Docter in attendance.
3:45PM-5:15PM PST: Universal - The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor and Death Race with various cast and crew in attendance.
5:30PM-7:00PM PST: Sony Pictures - Underworld: Rise of the Lycans, Quarantine, Pineapple Express with Rhona Mitra, Bill Nighy, Michael Sheen, Patrick Tatopoulos, Judd Apatow, David Gordon Green, Seth Rogen, James Franco, Danny McBride, Amber Heard, and Evan Goldberg in attendance.
Sunday, July 27th:
11:30PM-12:00PM PST: Focus Features - Hamlet 2 with Steve Coogan, Elisabeth Shue, Pam Brady, and Andrew Fleming in attendance.
1:00PM-1:30PM PST: Warner Brothers / New Line - Friday the 13th with Jared Padalecki, Derek Meaks, Brad Fuller, and Andrew Form in attendance.
1:30PM-2:30PM PST: Rogue Pictures - The Unborn, 25/8, and Drag Me to Hell with Wes Craven, David Goyer, and others in attendance.
This isn't the best year for live blogging, but there are some big panels that will definitely be exciting to follow as they unfold. I'm personally looking forward to Watchmen, Max Payne, Ninja Assassin, The Spirit, and Terminator Salvation the most out of everything featured, but I'm always up for surprises. Although some key films from 2009 are missing (like Wolverine and Star Trek), there is still a solid line-up this year and we expect it to be just as exciting and fun as always. Be sure to plan your daily schedules accordingly if you wish to follow our live blogging on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday this week, and stay tuned for all the latest coverage straight from the San Diego Comic-Con right here on FS.net!
For the full Comic-Con 2008 schedule with official details and locations, head over to: comic-con.org.
Reader Feedback - 15 Comments
3 days and counting. holy s***!
Keith on Jul 21, 2008
Man oh, man what I wouldn't do to be joining you guys @ the comic convention!! alas, I live in Ontario, Canada.....too far out of the way
Conrad on Jul 21, 2008
Have a fantastic time there, Alex! 🙂
Jess on Jul 21, 2008
i live in england conrad!!!!! lol now thats further away 🙂
spider-ed on Jul 21, 2008
AHHHHHH I'M SO EXCITED!!! Omg. Christian Bale's gonna be there!!! I'm volunteering all 4 days. AHHHHH!!!!!
roflcakes on Jul 21, 2008
Oh man I wish I could go. Any chance you know how I could get a hold of coverage of Adam de la Pena's panel Friday at 2?
Laura Ramadei on Jul 21, 2008
roflcakes: are you volunteering as security, called Elite, in Hall H?
Keith on Jul 21, 2008
Ryan on Jul 21, 2008
i live on the moon, that's what i'd call far away.
Tristan on Jul 21, 2008
RocknRolla. Gerard Butler. Thank you, Guy Ritchie. Can't be there, but I'll eagerly look for coverage on line.
gillianfey on Jul 21, 2008
It feels good to live in San Diego (La Jolla to be exact for all you San Diegans). I have been going to the Comic Con since the early 90's before the 2nd section of the convention center was built. Even back then the Comic Con felt like a gargantuan event. To all those that can attend you will not be disappointed. Unlike all other big conventions, this one is open to the (mass) public. An event that should be experienced at least once in your lifetime. Lots of freebies, more celebrity exposure to the public (back in the 90s it was cool if you got to see at least one famous celebrity) like Honda Civics or Toyota Corollas on the street, and just the fun atmosphere like a child's first time in Disneyland. Probably the biggest event (gathering) of Comics, Anime, Video games, Fantasy, Trekkie, and recently Movies in the WORLD. Nothing even comes close, period. And as I stated earlier, its open to the PUBLIC. But the only downfall in the past few years is they start selling out passes due to the large crowds. An annual event that shouldnt be missed if you live near San Diego.
Mike Balrog on Jul 22, 2008
Too much goodness here to decide what to comment on! Here's one though: Carla Gugino! WOOHOO!! Oh, she there's to support a Disney film, thus negating the chance that she'll wear something sexy. DOH!
kevjohn on Jul 22, 2008
Keith: Honestly, I have no idea. I don't know what my assignment is until I get there. I'm actually going for preview night tomorrow though so hopefully I can find out early.
roflcakes on Jul 22, 2008
where can I see the live blogging?
love20081 on Jul 24, 2008
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