San Diego Comic Con may have been all virtual this year, but the panels were full of the same pop culture passion and geek fandom that we love. From July 22-July 26, Comic-Con@Home 2020 featured over 350 separate panels over the course of those days, filled to the brim with discussions about our favorite books, comics, movies, shows, games, art, and fan communities.
Below are just a few of the virtual events that we loved the absolute most. We hope you enjoy!
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Our Top 4 Most Anticipated Events:
THURSDAY, July 23
From Uhura to Janeway to Burnham, Star Trek has a rich history of portraying complex, powerful female-identifying characters. How do Star Trek authors perceive their role in continuing this legacy in their Star Trek novels? Join Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), Swapna Krishna (space, tech, and pop culture journalist), author Cassandra Rose Clarke, LJ Jackson (publicity manager at Saga Press), and moderator Kendra James (editor at StarTrek.com), as they examine the ladies of Star Trek from its inception to the present.
SATURDAY, July 25
With the excitement surrounding the new Star Trek series, let’s take a look back at the most bookish captain in Starfleet. How did he evolve on the page and the screen? What do his favorite books and plays say about him as a character and as a leader? Take a deep dive into Picard’s bookshelf with Una McCormack (author of Picard: The Last Best Hope), David Mack (author of Star Trek: More Beautiful Than Death), Stephen Graham Jones (author of The Only Good Indians), Alex White (author of The Big Ship at the End of the Universe), and moderator Ed Schlesinger (senior editor at Gallery Books).
SUNDAY, July 26
Author Van Jensen (Two Dead), illustrator Nate Powell (Two Dead, March), author/illustrator Scott Chantler (Bix) and Diana Pho (graphic novels editor), will discuss the true life inspirations, historical fiction, and real-life stories that inspired their graphic novels, and other works. Annalisa Pesek (Library Journal) will moderate the discussion.
TUESDAY, July 28
(8 pm ET) | SDCC Saga Afterparty: Rebecca Roanhorse and Stephen Graham Jones
All-star authors Rebecca Roanhorse and Stephen Graham Jones will discuss their new and upcoming books, BLACK SUN and THE ONLY GOOD INDIANS, and dive into the inspiration and process behind them, as well as the common themes in their bodies of work. Joe Monti will moderate the discussion.
More Panels & Events We Loved:
Thursday, July 23
- 1 – 2 pm PST – His Dark Materials Virtual Panel and Q&A Session
- 1 – 2 pm PST – How Every Epic Fantasy Can Be . . . Epically Different
- 3 – 4 pm PST – Afro-Futurism and Black Religion: Connecting Imaginations
- 5 – 6 pm PST – LGBTQ Characters on Television – What’s Next?
Friday, July 24
- 1 – 2 pm PST – From Idea to Hired: Books, TV, Film, and Comics
- 1 – 2 pm PST – Water, Earth, Fire, Air: Continuing the Avatar Legacy
- 2 – 3 pm PST – The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars
Saturday, July 25
- 11 am – 12 pm PST – From Wakanda to Numbani, Writing the Next Generation of Heroes
- 5 – 6 pm PST – SYFY: Wynonna Earp
- 5 – 6 pm PST – What We Do In The Shadows
Sunday, July 26
- 3 – 4 pm PST – World-Builders: The Evolution of Immersive Entertainment
Be sure to check out Comic Con’s full panel schedule for more!