A trip from SDCC to 1960s London with Pennyworth

BY DRWHO42

As a lead up to the highly anticipated series premiere of Pennyworth the fine folks from EPIX has announced an offsite activation which will transport SDCC attendees back to 1960s London. 

The Pennyworth Experience will be located in the Oxford Social Club within the Pendry San Diego (435 Fifth Ave). Upon arrival guests will enter through the coat check and will be asked for the password for access to The Scarlet Rope, a high-society lounge filled with gambling, drag performances and sounds from a 1960’s band. This is the fun begins.  

Once in The Scarlet Rope lounge, guests can play a hand of black jack, take a picture with a glittering cabaret dancer and enjoy the live entertainment before heading to the Library where butlers will be on hand. Members of the mysterious Raven Society will be roaming throughout the space, trying to convert anyone who listens by enticing them with gifts and showing off the more luxurious aspects of membership. Behind the Library, guests will discover the Raven Society Headquarters in which they can unearth some of the mystery behind the organization while listening to a live macabre poetry reading. After taking in the more posh aspects of the Raven Society, visitors will then be led into the Dungeon where the darker, more unpleasant elements of the association will be revealed.

The Pennyworth Experience is located in the Oxford Social Club at the Pendry San Diego, found at 435 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. Opening hours:

  • July 18th: 11am – 5pm
  • July 19th: 10am – 7pm
  • July 20th: 10am – 7pm

SDCC Programming news for Pennyworth: In addition to this offsite here is the the programming run-down for Pennywoth during SDCC

Wednesday, July 17, 6:00-10:00pm:
Batwoman and Pennyworth World Premieres and Special Sneak Peek Screenings — Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television Group proudly continue the annual Preview Night tradition with exclusive world premiere pilot screenings of the new series Batwoman and Pennyworth, exclusively for the Comic-Con audience. Additionally, WBTVG will screen the pilot of the highly anticipated FOX dramatic thriller Prodigal Son, starring Tom Payne and Michael Sheen; the world premiere of DC UNIVERSE’s animated comedy series Harley Quinn; a never-before-seen episode of the hit Cartoon Network series Teen Titans GO!; and more. Ballroom 20

Friday, July 19, 4:30-5:30pm:
4:30–5:30 p.m. Pennyworth Special Video Presentation and Q&A –– Room 6BCF

About the series
Based on the DC characters created by Bob Kane with Bill Finger Pennyworth follows Bruce Wayne’s legendary butler, Alfred Pennyworth (Jack Bannon), a former British SAS soldier in his 20s, who forms a security company and goes to work with a young billionaire Thomas Wayne (Ben Aldridge), who’s not yet Bruce’s father, in 1960s London.

In addition to Jack Bannon (The Imitation Game, Ripper Street) and Ben Aldridge (Our Girl, Fleabag), cast members include multi-award-winning recording artist Paloma FaithJason Flemyng (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Ryan Fletcher (Outlander), Hainsley Lloyd Bennett (Eastenders), Emma Paetz (Gentleman Jack), Dorothy Atkinson (Call the Midwife), Polly Walker (The Mentalist, Rome) and Emma Corrin (The Crown).  Pennyworth is from executive producer/writer Bruno Heller (Gotham, The Mentalist, Rome) and executive producer/director Danny Cannon (Gotham, CSI series).

Pennyworth premieres July 28th and is set for a 10-episode first season on EPIX.

DRWHO42

Kevin aka "DRWHO42" watches a lot of TV and avoids spoilers like the plague. He is an avid Whovian, Trekker, fanboy, gamer, traveler, planner, self-professed gym rat, and Starbucks espresso loyalist. When not plotting out his schedule for the next tent-pole movie or watching his favorite shows he is on the hunt for pop-culture TV & Movie media news. More importantly he is a frequent attendee of San Diego Comic Con (SDCC) and New York Comic Con (NYCC). Follow him on Twitter @kevinDW42 @FoCCBlog