AMC Networks Announces 2022 San Diego Comic-Con Plans: ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Interview With the Vampire’

AMC Networks has announced its lineup of panels and events at the 2022 San Diego Comic-Con International, which runs July 21 to 24 at the San Diego Convention Center.

The agenda includes the final panel for “The Walking Dead” ahead of its final episodes this fall; the Comic-Con debut panel for “Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire”; a panel for “Tales of the Walking Dead,” the new episodic anthology within the “Walking Dead” universe debuting Aug. 14; and Shudder’s new docu-series “Queer for Fear,” premiering this fall.

In addition to its panels, AMC Networks is returning to the Hilton San Diego Gaslamp Hotel to transform the Skylight Terrace and Gaslamp ballroom into The Walking Dead Fan Celebration, an in-world activation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 22, reuniting Comic-Con and “TWD” fans to relive some of the most iconic moments and characters from the past eleven seasons.

Fans will be treated to a variety of exclusive experiences, designed specifically for San Diego Comic-Con, including an impressive collection of series setpieces, props and artifacts from all seasons, showcasing the series’ artistry and craft, and offering fans the chance to capture photos and videos among their favorite elements from the series. Custom video content will also highlight memorable “TWD” moments, and include special messages from cast and crew.

AMC will distribute custom-designed “TWD” enamel pins, representing iconic images from the show’s eleven seasons, plus one bonus design pin commemorating the Walking Dead Fan Celebration.

Attendees will have the opportunity to choose from four custom-designed screen-printed T-shirts honoring the series, available exclusively that evening; transform themselves into the undead after visiting a Walking Dead-inspired walker make-up station; enjoy the Commonwealth’s “Taste of Tradition” ice cream flavors, along with themed beverages and food; and participate in a Commonwealth-inspired lottery for additional giveaways.

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The “Tales of the Walking Dead” panel takes place at 12:30 p.m. PT Friday, July 22 in Hall H. The panel will introduce fans to this new episodic anthology consisting of six original one-hour standalone episodes focused on both new and established characters within the walker apocalypse. The stakes are high in each story, pushing new, indelible characters with relentless, life-threatening choices and situations as we get to see the apocalypse through different eyes, discovering more worlds, mythos, and mysteries of the Walking Dead. Moderated by Chris Hardwick (“Talking Dead”), the panel will feature chief content officer of the “Walking Dead” universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Channing Powell, director and executive producer Michael Satrazemis, and cast members Terry Crews (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Samantha Morton (“The Walking Dead,” “Harlots”) and Danny Ramirez (Top Gun: Maverick), with additional cast pending.

The panel for “The Walking Dead” season 11C will take follow at 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 22 in Hall H, also moderated by Hardwick. Gimple will be joined by showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producer, director and special effects makeup supervisor Greg Nicotero, and cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand, Khary Payton, Seth Gilliam, Josh McDermitt, Michael James Shaw, Cailey Fleming and Lauren Ridloff as they answer fan questions, share behind-the-scenes stories about filming the final season, and reveal the highly anticipated trailer for season 11.

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The “Queer for Fear” panel takes place at 4:45 p.m. PT on Friday, July 22, in room 6A, focusing on the upcoming Shudder Original four-part documentary series about the history of Queer people in the thriller/horror genre. The discussion includes executive producers Bryan Fuller and Steak House, interviewee and filmmaker Kimberly Peirce, and interviewee and podcaster Renée “Nay” Bever.

“Anne Rice’s Interview With the Vampire” panel takes place at 2 p.m. PT Saturday, July 23, in Ballroom 20. The highly anticipated first series in AMC Networks’ Anne Rice collection makes its Comic-Con panel debut with executive producer Mark Johnson, showrunner Rolin Jones, cast members Sam Reid, Jacob Anderson, Bailey Bass and Eric Bogosian, and production designer Mara LePere Schloop, as they discuss bringing the world of early 1900s New Orleans to life and debuting a first official series trailer.


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