SDCC50 Announcements Update 7/1: AMC Returns with Panels, Activations, and Events

By Miclpea

AMC returns to SDCC with a full slate of activations, new and old series, and activities. Fear the Walking Dead starts the list of incredible panels on Friday, July 19 in Hall H.  Fear The Walking Dead is followed by The Walking Dead, with Preacher ending their Hall H presentations that evening. The Terror: Infamy panel occurs the same day but in Room 6A. AMC concludes their impressive panel presentations on Saturday, July 20 in room 6A with NOS4A2, the new retelling of the Dracula story.

With the panels, AMC has activations, partnerships, and activities scheduled near the convention center. There will be DeadQuarters, the official fan zone for the Walking Dead series. It will be located on the Martin Luther King Promenade across from the convention center. AMC is partnering with Feeding America to collect donated can goods. Also, there will be gaming activities at DeadQuarters. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the un-released VR game, The Walking Dead Onslaught! But, one of the most fun, interactive experiences for fans will be to dress up as walkers for the official Walker Horde at Petco Park!

AMC is planning a true extravaganza for the fans at SDCC this year. There will be great panels inside the convention center and exciting activations, events, and activities outside the convention center. Here are more details about what AMC has planned.

AMC Panels:

Fear the Walking Dead panel on Friday, July 19 from 12:00 pm-1:00 pm in Hall H

Panelists include cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Danay Garcia, Maggie Grace, Jenna Elfman, Alexa Nisenson, Austin Amelio, Rubén Blades and Karen David, along with chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunners and executive producers Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero, and director and co-executive producer, Michael Satrazemis. The panel will be moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.

The Walking Dead panel on Friday, July 19 from 1:00 pm-2:00 pm in Hall H

Panelists include cast members Norman Reedus, Melissa McBride, Danai Gurira, Ryan Hurst, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Avi Nash, Nadia Hilker, Eleanor Matsuura and Cailey Fleming, along with chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple, showrunner and executive producer Angela Kang, executive producers Robert Kirkman, Dave Alpert, Gale Anne Hurd and Greg Nicotero. The panel will be moderated by Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick.

Preacher panel on Friday, July 19 from 7:00 pm-8:00 pm in Hall H
Panelists include executive producer Seth Rogen and cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Graham McTavish and Mark Harelik. The panel will be moderated by IGN’s editor-in-chief of entertainment Terri Schwartz.

The Terror: Infamy panel on Friday, July 19 from 4:45 pm-5:35 pm in Room 6A
Panelists include cast members Derek Mio, George Takei, Kiki Sukezane and Cristina Rodlo, along with co-creators and executive producers Alexander Woo and Max Borenstein. The panel will be moderated by Indiewire senior editor Hanh Nguyen.

NOS4A2 panel on Saturday, July 20 from 5:30 pm-6:30 pm in Room 6A
Panelists include cast members Zachary Quinto and Ashleigh Cummings, along with showrunner and executive producer Jami O’Brien, and author and executive producer Joe Hill. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Clark Collis.

AMC’s activations, partnerships, and activities around San Diego:

DeadQuarters, the official fan zone of The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead, will feature a curated walk through of settings from both series, including the Winter Escape from the Season 9 finale of “TWD,” as well as an elaborate treehouse and plane crash site inspired by the Season 5 storylines in “Fear.” Fans can pre-register here to beat the lines.

Located on Martin Luther King Promenade, in front of the Hilton Gaslamp Hotel (4th Avenue and L Street, across from the Convention Center), DeadQuarters will open for a press preview on Thursday, July 18 from 10:00-11:00am and to the public Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 from 11:00am-6:30pm; Sunday, July 21 from 11:00am-4:00pm.

AMC is partnering with Feeding America and encouraging DeadQuarters visitors to donate canned foods throughout Comic-Con weekend to benefit the organization’s local chapter, Feeding San Diego. Donors will receive an exclusive Hilltop Token, which can be used to unlock special deals on food, retail, and entertainment around San Diego. For more info and to support Feeding San Diego, click here.

The network is inviting The Walking Dead fans to dress as walkers for an official Walker Horde moment at Petco Park on Saturday, July 20 with doors opening at 9 am. Attendees will help recreate a walker scene for a photo that will be part of an official marketing campaign for “TWD’s” milestone 10th season. Fans can register at www.amc.com/horde.

Ahead of the Fall release of the much-anticipated VR game, The Walking Dead Onslaught, AMC and the gaming studio, Survios will host demos at DeadQuarters to give Comic-Con attendees and local fans an opportunity to step into the shoes of their favorite survivors and get an exclusive sneak peek of the game.

There will be several more TWD gaming activities at DeadQuarters:

Next Games will hold auditions for their “Become a Hero” contest, for which fans can film their best hero poses from the series for a chance to transform into a playable character in the popular location-based augmented reality mobile game, The Walking Dead: Our World.

FTX Games will encourage fans to test their luck with The Walking Dead: Slots, a virtual slot machine on a 65” screen. Players will be given three spins for a chance to make it to the top of the leaderboard and win a year’s subscription to The Walking Dead Supply Drop – and every player will receive a scratch-off card to win in-game coins. FTX will also be demoing their upcoming puzzle battle role-playing game, The Walking Dead: Outbreak.

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Miclpea

I love going to conventions around the US. I'm an ardent fan of all things science fiction and especially The Expanse. I'm a staff writer for Friends of CC and I have co-written a science-fiction script called Punctuated Equilibrium.