Amazon Announces Plans for San Diego Comic-Con

By Scott C.

The Expanse Activation

Amazon has announced their plans for next month’s 50th Annual San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), which will be held July 18-21 (Preview Night is July 17). Amazon will be showering its guests with amazing panels, parties, and an offsite called “The Amazon Prime Video Experience.”

The 60,000 square-foot offsite will focus on Amazon Original’s new shows called The Boys and Carnival Row, plus The Expanse, which will be celebrating its 4th upcoming season at SDCC. “The Amazon Prime Video Experience” will be open from Thursday, July 18 – Sunday, July 21 from 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. PT each day. The offsite will be at the corner of MLK and 1st, which is right across the convention center. It won’t be hard to miss, just look for the 40-foot tower that will have giant LED screens, each will be playing scenes from The Boys, Carnival Row, and The Expanse. Those attending will also be treated to “live, show-specific performances taking place atop the multi-level tower.”

The Boys Activation

Once inside the experience, attendees will get collectible gold and silver coins, which will allow guests to further explore the offsite. For instance, those attending will have the power to cover up the crime scene of a superhero kidnapping at the “Audio Visual shop where Hughie works on The Boys.” Many can also explore a Rocinante spaceship that is ready to take “adventure-seekers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission to a newly colonized planet seen in The Expanse.”

Carnival Row Activation

Attendees will also be able to explore the universe of Carnival Row; humans and exotic creatures will “coexist before entering The Forbidden Lounge, a neo-Victorian decorated hideaway venue, to enjoy a special performance.” If that wasn’t enough, guests will be able to beat the hot temperatures when relaxing under a tent, that will have food and drinks from Carl’s Jr. There will also be a “Cosplay Photography Corner” for those that want a photo.

For party lovers out there, Amazon is hosting two fun-filled events. The Boys will have a party/screening on Friday, July 19th at 7 p.m. PT. You can register for the event by clicking here. Then on Saturday, July 20th, Carnival Row will be the next series to have a party/sneak peek at 7 p.m. Don’t forget to click here to register for the event. Both parties will be at “The Amazon Prime Video Experience” location and each party is first come, first serve.

Finally, here are the Amazon Prime Video panels that will be going on during SDCC:

Thursday, July 18th 
SERIES: Undone
ABOUT: From Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy, the acclaimed creators of BoJack Horseman, comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre bending animated series, starring Rosa Salazar, about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death.
WHERE:  Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
WHEN:  Thursday, July 18 from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PT

Friday, July 19th
SERIES: The Boys
ABOUT:  Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super-powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven.  The series premieres July 26th on Amazon Prime Video.
WHERE: Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Friday, July 19 from 3 :30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT

SERIES: Carnival Row
ABOUT: Join stars Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant and executive producers Travis Beacham and Marc Guggenheim for a sneak peek and conversation about Carnival Row, moderated by Tim Kash. Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society.
WHERE:  Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN:  Friday, July 19 from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PT

Saturday, July 20th 
SERIES: The Expanse
ABOUT:  Calling all Earthers, Belters and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer!  The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home – thanks to help from the fans – as an Amazon Prime Video series.  Join series stars Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, and executive producers Naren Shankar and Ty Franck to get an early look at what’s to come when Season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year.
WHERE:  Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel
WHEN:  Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. PT

SERIES: The Man in the High Castle
ABOUT:  With the 4th and final season of The Man in The High Castle premiering this fall on Amazon Prime Video, the series’ cast and creators, including Isa Dick Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal and Frances Turner, with moderator Dominic Patten, will take fans behind the scenes as the resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion.
WHERE:  Room 6A, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN:  Saturday, July 20 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. PT

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Scott is a Spidey/Funko/video game fanatic, yet going to a pop culture convention is always his goal. Yes, he is also a fan of Mario and Wario. You can follow him on Twitter @ScottyTheWise.

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