Apple TV+ to Make Its Debut at San Diego Comic-Con

Apple TV+ will make its debut at San Diego Comic-Con International July 21-24.

The service will feature a lineup of panels of its original series. The panels will feature cast and creative teams from the thriller “Severance,” alternate-reality series “For All Mankind,” and the workplace comedy “Mythic Quest.” The service will also feature a panel with  storytellers from “See,” “Invasion,” “Foundation” and “For All Mankind” sharing their world-building insights with fans. 

Attendees will have the opportunity  to get “severed” as they immerse themselves in the world of Lumon Industries at an innovative “Severance” installation at the Hard Rock Hotel. The experience will take new Lumon employees through their first day on the severed floor where all of their senses will be required if they hope to be reunited with their ‘outtie.’ The experience is created in partnership with Ben Stiller and the show’s producers.

Times and locations for all panels will be announced closer to the event.

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Apple TV+’s original series panels at San Diego Comic-Con International will include: 

Inside “Severance”: Executive Producer and director Ben Stiller, creator and executive producer Dan Erickson and cast members Adam Scott, Britt Lower, Tramell Tillman, Dichen Lachman and Jen Tullock share “Innie” secrets from season one of the Apple TV+ critically acclaimed series.

The Alternate World of “For All Mankind”: Creators and executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matt Wolpert and Ben Nedivi are joined by executive producer Maril Davis and cast members Joel Kinnaman, Shantel VanSanten, Jodi Balfour, Sonya Walger, Krys Marshall, Cynthy Wu, Casey Johnson, Coral Peña and Wrenn Schmidt to discuss the  third season of the Apple TV+ alternate reality series. 

The Players of “Mythic Quest”: Creator, executive producer and star Rob McElhenney joins co-creator and executive producer Megan Ganz, executive producer and star David Hornsby, and cast members Charlotte Nicdao, Danny Pudi, Imani Hakim, Jessie Ennis and Ashly Burch take a deep dive into the  Apple TV+ workplace comedy and share an exclusive first look at the upcoming third season.

Storytellers of Apple TV+: Creator and executive producer Ronald D. Moore of “For All Mankind,” executive producer Simon Kinberg of “Invasion,” “See” executive producer and showrunner Jonathan Tropper, and creator and executive producer of “Mythic Quest” Megan Ganz will discuss creating the unique worlds of their series and share exclusive sneak peeks of upcoming episodes. David S. Goyer will also join from the set of “Foundation” with a special sneak peek at the upcoming second season.

Comic-Con to Return to San Diego in November

There’s going to be a Comic-Con this year, after all.

Organizers of San Diego International Comic-Con in a press release issued late on Saturday, March 27, announced “Comic-Con Special Edition” will be held as a three-day event over the Thanksgiving weekend, Nov. 26-28, at the San Diego Convention Center.

“It is our hope that by Fall conditions will permit larger public gatherings,” according to a news release.

Comic-Con is traditionally held in July and draws more than 150,000 fans to the San Diego Convention Center. The annual show began in 1970 as the Golden State Comic Book Convention and in its early years consisted mostly of comic book collectors selling, buying and trading rare and underground comics.

Over time, the show shifted focus to embrace all things pop culture and is now dominated by studios, and streaming services, who set up elaborate displays to promote their latest movies and series.

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The 2020 Comic-Con was replaced with the virtual Comic-Con@Home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Plans for a return this summer were dashed on March 1 when Comic-Con organizers said the 2021 edition would also be canceled as a result of the pandemic, with fans instead once again getting a free virtual show.

At the same time, organizers said  they are hoping to stage a smaller, three-day in-person convention in San Diego in November — plans that have now materialized.

“Comic-Con Special Edition will be the first in-person convention produced by the organization since Comic-Con 2019, and the first since the onset of the global pandemic COVID-19,” according to the March 27 press release.

“The Fall event will allow the organization to highlight all the great elements that make Comic-Con such a popular event each year, as well as generate much needed revenue not only for the organization but also for local businesses and the community.”

“While we have been able to pivot from in-person gatherings to limited online events, the loss of revenue has had an acute impact on the organization as it has with many small businesses, necessitating reduced work schedules and reduction in pay for employees, among other issues,” said David Glanzer, spokesperson for the nonprofit organization.

“Hopefully this event will shore up our financial reserves and mark a slow return to larger in-person gatherings in 2022.”

Details are still being finalized as to badge cost, attendance capacity, and other information.