Fans of Showtime and USA Networks can chew on plenty of their favorite series and slip in for a discussion with geek gods J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon.
Organizers of the International Comic Con 2010 have announced the list of panels which people can attend on Thursday, July 22. Due to being non-weekend as well as its status as a warm up, Day One is not boasting the best of all. But, some are still worth attending as obvious from the presence of sci-fi's best known icons, J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon.
These two will be in the same room for the same discussion in a panel dubbed "Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries". Moderated by Doc Jensen, the panel presents "an in-depth conversation with these two creative geniuses about how technology, gaming, and global culture are reshaping how we tell and consume stories on television, film and the web."
But before that, those who want to dig out information about their favorite TV series will be welcome to attend the panels of "Caprica", "Burn Notice", "White Collar" and "Psych". Later in the day, Showtime will hook attendees with its "Anti-Heroes" panel which discuss the network's shows like "Nurse Jackie", "Weeds" and "Californication". Meanwhile, "Dexter" panel is reserved to close the day for TV fans.
The full Thursday schedule including that for feature films is at Comic-Con.org. The schedule for the three other days will be announced in the next few days.
12:00-1:00 "Caprica, Battlestar, and Beyond" - Hosted by actor/author Richard Hatch, who along with the panelists, will provide reviews, discussion, and Q&A of Caprica, Battlestar Galactica, and the upcoming BSG movie, including trailers. Room 6A.
1:00-2:00 Burn Notice - Bruce Campbell, creator Matt Nix and producer Alfredo Barrios, Jr. host a panel discussion and answer questions. Fans will get an inside look at writer's room and filming on location in Miami. Highlights of all four seasons and an exclusive sneak peek at upcoming episodes. Ballroom 20.
2:15-3:15 White Collar - Moderated by cast Willie Garson and attended by creator Jeff Eastin, stars Matthew Bomer, Tim DeKay, Marsha Thomason, Sharif Atkins, and co-EP Jeff King. Fans will view exclusive video content featuring a sneak peek at new episodes in season 2. Ballroom 20.
3:30-4:30 Psych - Attended by James Roday, Dule Hill, Maggie Lawson, Tim Omundson, Kirsten Nelson, and Corbin Bernsen and moderated by Andy Berman. The stars and producers will share season 5 secrets and stories from the set and answer questions. Two lucky audience members will win the honor of having a guest character named after them and there will be exclusive surprise giveaways. Ballroom 20.
3:30-4:30 "Entertainment Weekly: The Visionaries" - A discussion with geek gods J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon on the future of pop culture. Moderated by Jeff "Doc" Jensen. Hall H.
4:45-5:45 "Our Heroes Have More Fun: the Anti-Heroes of Showtime" - Michael C. Hall and Chip Johannessen of "Dexter" delve into the phenomenon of Dexter Morgan; David Duchovny and Tom Kapinos of "Californication" discuss why Hank Moody is the "bad boy" we love; and Mary-Louise Parker and Jenji Kohan of "Weeds" interpret pot-dealing soccer mom Nancy Botwin's moral decisions. Plus "Nurse Jackie". Ballroom 20.
6:00-7:00 Dexter - An exclusive world premiere of the new season's trailer followed by a revealing interview and Q&A session with the stars and executive producers. Cast in attendance are Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter and Desmond Harrington. Ballroom 20.