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Comic-Con 2014 - Preview Night and Thursday Schedules Revealed

Comic-Con 2014 by Joey Paur

It has begun. Comic-Con International has started to release the daily schedules for Comic-Con 2014! We have Preview Night and Thursday schedules available. It's time to start planning out your epic geek adventure! The GeekTyrant team will be there to cover as much awesomeness from the convention as we possibly can! 

I will post a few of the notable panels that will be taking place, but to see the full event schedule click here.

Wednesday - July 23

Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings:
Comic-Con International and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of three of the most highly anticipated series of the 2014-15 television season -- The Flash, Constantine, and iZombie -- as well as a brand new episode of Teen Titans Go! 

The Flash - From the Arrow creative team of executive producers Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg and director David Nutter, The Flash is a fast-paced superhero drama that follows the high-speed adventures of the Fastest Man Alive. Written by Berlanti, Kreisberg, and DC Entertainment's chief creative officer Geoff Johns, the action drama follows Central City Police scientist Barry Allen, an everyday guy with the heart of a hero and the genuine desire to help others. Standing still emotionally since the day his mother was murdered (and his father unjustly jailed for the crime), Barry was taken in as a child by the investigating Detective West and raised in a cop's home alongside West's super-smart daughter (and Barry's dream girl), Iris. But when an unexpected and devastating accident at the S.T.A.R. Labs Particle Accelerator facility strikes Barry, he finds himself suddenly charged with the incredible power to move at super speeds. While Barry has always been a hero in his soul, his newfound powers have finally given him the ability to act like one. With a winning personality and a smile on his face, Barry Allen-aka The Flash-is finally moving forward in life...very, very fast! The series stars Grant Gustin (Arrow), Candice Patton (The Game), Rick Cosnett (The Vampire Diaries), Danielle Panabaker (Necessary Roughness ), Carolos Valdes (on Broadway: Once), along with Tom Cavanagh (Ed) and Jesse L. Martin (Law & Order). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Berlanti Productions and Warner Bros. Television, The Flash premieres this fall Tuesdays at 8/7c on The CW.

Constantine - John Constantine is a man waging war against the forces of darkness-from both within himself and the outside world. An irreverent, working-class con man and occult expert, he's an experienced exorcist and demonologist with an extensive list of supernatural contacts, each with their own paranormal talents and abilities. Following the aftermath of a tragic incident, Constantine has voluntarily checked himself into an asylum and sworn off investigating matters of the supernatural, but when a cryptic message calls him out to reluctantly resume his old life, he finds himself saving the life of a young woman whom he's never met but to whom he is connected to in a very important way. With dark forces gathering power in the world, Constantine allies himself with Manny, a rogue warrior angel, and Chas, his giant childhood protector-and the only friend who's managed to stay alive. Based on characters published by DC Entertainment, Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine, a morally challenged character who doesn't come down on the side of either good or evil...but ultimately might be the only thing defending us against the dark forces from beyond. The series stars Matt Ryan (Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior), Harold Perrineau (Lost), and Charles Halford (True Detective) and is executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (The Dark Knighttrilogy). From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television,Constantine will air Fridays at 10/9c on NBC this fall, premiering October 24.

iZombie - Olivia "Liv" Moore, a 25-year-old medical resident, is on the fast track to a perfect life...until she's turned into a zombie. Now stuck somewhere between half-alive and undead, Liv loses all traces of her former drive and ambition. She transfers her medical residency to the city morgue in order to reluctantly access the only real form of sustenance left available to her-and the only thing that allows her to maintain her humanity-human brains. But there are side effects to Liv's new diet: With each brain she consumes, Liv experiences "visions"-flashes of the corpse's memories-including, in some cases, clues as to how they were killed. The series stars Rose McIver (Once Upon a Time), Malcolm Goodwin (Breakout Kings), Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley (One Tree Hill), David Anders (Heroes) and Nora Dunn (Entourage), and is executive produced by Veronica Mars veterans Rob Thomas, Diane Ruggiero-Wright, Danielle Stokdyk, and Dan Etheridge. From Bonanza Productions Inc. in association with Spondoolie Productions and Warner Bros. Television and based on characters created by Chris Roberson and Michael Allred, published by DC Entertainment's Vertigo imprint, iZombie premieres midseason on The CW.

Teen Titans Go! - The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower, and tonight you'll get to see a brand new episode. Based on DC Comics characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.Wednesday July 23, 2014 6:00pm - 10:00pm 
Ballroom 20

Thursday - July 24th

24 - Jack is back at Comic-Con, damn it! Kiefer Sutherland takes the stage to celebrate24's most iconic moments and highlights of Jack Bauer's triumphant return in 24: Live Another Day. Catch the exclusive sneak peek at highly anticipated Blu-ray and DVD featurette, Worlds Collide, illustrating how the pulse-pounding storytelling was created for this thrilling new season. Screening and discussion moderated by executive producer Jon Cassar to be followed by Q&A.
Thursday July 24, 2014 10:00am - 11:00am
Ballroom 20
The Legacy and Return of Battlestar Galactica - Richard Hatch (Tom Zarek, Captain Apollo), Jamie Bamber (Lee Adama), and Dr. Kevin Grazier (science consultant for Falling Skies, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka) host a discussion and Q&A on the upcoming Battlestar Galactica movie and where fans would like to see the story and characters go. Panelists include Luciana Carro(Battlestar Galactica, Falling Skies) and producer Alec Peters (Propworks, Battlestar Galactica auction, Axanar), plus surprise guests and theatrical trailers.
Thursday July 24, 2014 10:30am - 11:30am 
Room 6BCF
Hasbro: Transformers - Members of the Hasbro and Hasbro Studios team will give fans an exclusive sneak peek at the new animated series Transformers: Robots In Disguise airing in early 2015 on Hub Network in the U.S. and globally. Attendees will also get a first look at the third season of Transformers: Rescue Bots, also airing on the Hub Network. In addition, attendees can celebrate the 30-year legacy of the Transformers brand and experience exclusive reveals of never-beefore-seen product. The Transformers team members will also host some Q&A for your burning Transformers questions!
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:00am - 12:00pm 
Room 25ABC
Under the Dome: Panel and Exclusive Sneak Preview - The hit summer series is back for its second season, bigger than ever with higher stakes and catastrophic developments that leave no one safe under the dome. The inhabitants of Chester's Mill must decide who to rally behind as Big Jim continues to fight for the town's trust and allegiance, all while resources dwindle and the post-apocalyptic conditions continue to intensify. There are new faces, bigger mysteries, betrayal of alliances, and monumental revelations about the dome, which will lead to a shocking discovery of what is behind it. Journey back under the dome, where you can't always believe what you see and nothing is impossible. An exclusive sneak preview at what's to come in season 2 will be followed by a panel discussion with the cast: Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Dean Norris (Breaking Bad), Rachelle Lefevre (Twilight),Alexander Koch, Colin Ford, and Mackenzie Lintz, along with executive producerNeal Baer.
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:00pm 
Ballroom 20
Toy Story That Time Forgot - Calling all Toy Story fans! ABC and Disney•Pixar present an exclusive first look at the upcoming holiday special, Toy Story That Time Forgot. Executive producer Galyn Susman (Toy Story OF TERROR!), director Steve Purcell (Brave), and head of storyDerek Thompson (WALL•E) give you an exclusive inside look at the sketches, storyboards, and concepts that went into the making of this Disney•Pixar special!
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:15am - 12:15pm 
Room 6A
DC Entertainment All Access: 101 - DC Comics's backlist is full of the most exciting stories ever told! New fans and veteran fans alike are welcome for an in-depth tutorial on the essential stories and products that make up DC Comics's rich history. At DC Entertainment, there's never been a better time to be a comics fan!
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm 
Room 6DE
Masters of the Web: Comic Book Movies - A discussion of the state and slate of current and upcoming major comic book movies with top YouTube movie pundits, including Manu Bennett (TV's Arrow), John Campea (AMC Movie Talk), Jeremy Jahns (YouTube film critic), Tiffany Smith (DC All Access), Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis (Schmoes Know), and Jon Schnepp (AMC Movie Talk).
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:30am - 12:30pm  
Room 24ABC
Dreamworks Animation - TBA
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:30am - 1:00pm 
Hall H
Halo: Nightfall: A First Look - Prepare for your next step in the Halo Journey with a deep dive into Halo: Nightfall, the upcoming live-action digital series from 343 Industries and Scott Free Productions. Panelists include 343's Kiki Wolfkill (executive producer) and Frank O'Connor (franchise development director) along with key Halo: Nightfall cast and crew. Be among the first to get the details of the story and production. They'll also share a groundbreaking new experience that will play a big part in how stories are told in the Halo Universe.
Thursday July 24, 2014 11:45am - 12:45pm 
Room 6BCF
Sony Pictures Entertainment - Get your first look at two of next summer's most anticipated films. First, Scholastic's iconic book series Goosebumps, written by R. L. Stine, has already captured the world's imagination-selling over 400 million books worldwide. Now it's coming to the big screen, with Jack Black starring as the author himself and Rob Lettermandirecting. Jack and Rob will tell you all about how Stine's monsters are coming to life on the big screen. The film hits theaters on August 7, 2015. Then, stay tuned as director Chris Columbus has a special video announcement about his upcoming filmPixels, starring Adam Sandler (in theaters May 15, 2015)-you'll find out how one lucky Comic-Con badge-holder might win a chance to be a part of the movie.
Thursday July 24, 2014 12:30pm - 1:30pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
The Giver - Twenty years in the making, fans of the novel can rejoice: The Giver is coming to the big screen. The Weinstein Company and Walden Media will premiere exclusive footage from the upcoming film with stars Jeff Bridges, Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, director Phillip Noyce, and bestselling author Lois Lowry.
Thursday July 24, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm 
Hall H
The Art of Big Hero Six - Walt Disney Animation Studios presents director Don Hall, producer Roy Conli, production designer Paul Felix and character designer Shiyoon Kim as they share the visual development of Walt Disney Animation Studios' November 7, 2014 film,Big Hero 6. The action-packed comedy adventure tells the story of robotics prodigy Hiro Hamada, who learns to harness his genius - thanks to his brilliant brother Tadashi and their like-minded friends: adrenaline junkie Go Go Tomago, neatnik Wasabi, chemistry whiz Honey Lemon and fanboy Fred. When a devastating turn of events catapults them into the midst of a dangerous plot unfolding in the streets of San Fransokyo, Hiro turns to his closest companion - a robot named Baymax - and transforms the group into a band of high-tech heroes determined to solve the mystery. Inspired by the Marvel comics of the same name.
Thursday July 24, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm 
Room 7AB
Paramount Pictures - Paramount Pictures will provide an inside look at their upcoming films. Attendees will view exclusive footage presented by special guests and hear the latest news for some of the year's most anticipated movies!
Thursday July 24, 2014 3:00pm - 4:00pm 
Hall H
George R. R. Martin Discusses In the House of the Worm - New York Times bestselling author George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones) discusses his novels, projects, and the visceral new In the House of the Worm comic book series. Moderator William Christensen (Avatar Press publisher) conducts this Q&A with Martin live and in person!
Thursday July 24, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Goonies Never Say Die - With Richard Donner's announcement that a sequel to his beloved 1985 classic The Goonies is on the way, join Goonies cast members to explore how it became an iconic movie for an entire generation, why the film has stood the test of time, and possible insights into the much anticipated sequel. Clare Kramer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) moderates a panel of cast members and special surprise guests, including a Q&A session.
Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Showtime: Penny Dreadful - Creator and showrunner John Logan is joined by spellbinding stars Josh Hartnett(Ethan Chandler), Reeve Carney (Dorian Gray), and Harry Treadaway (Victor Frankenstein), as the monstrous new series possesses Ballroom 20. Enter the demimonde to find out what moments haunt the writer and cast from the first season and view a sneak peek to see what the cards reveal about the season ahead. The panel will be moderated by Emmy Award-nominated actress and host Aisha Tyler (Archer, The Talk), followed by a Q&A session with the "Dreadfuls." Penny Dreadful returns to Showtime in 2015.
Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Ballroom 20
The Heroes of Star Wars Rebels - The almost 20-year stretch of Star Wars history between Episodes III and IV is a dark time in the galaxy that has never before been explored on screen. The evil Galactic Empire has tightened its grip and only a select few are brave enough to stand against tyranny and ignite a rebellion. Join Star Wars Rebels executive producers Dave Filoniand Simon Kinberg as well as series stars Freddie Prinze, Jr., Vanessa Marshall,Steve Blum, Tiya Sircar, and Taylor Gray for an exclusive preview of what's to come this Fall on Disney XD in this eagerly awaited television series from Lucasfilm Animation.
Thursday July 24, 2014 6:00pm - 7:00pm 
Room 6BCF
Freddy vs. Jason vs. Michael: Inside the Minds of Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, and Michael Myers - This terrible trio has terrified audiences worldwide...but what makes each one tick? Is Michael simply a sociopathic stalker, Freddy merely a manipulative monster, and Jason just a killing machine? Or will we find there's more to these slashers when we slice below the surface? Join forensic psychiatrists H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios, M.D., from Broadcast Thought, and very special guest Mark Swift (writer of Freddy vs. Jason, Friday the 13th [2009]), as they analyze these villains' murderous motivations. Can we make sense of a vengeful boogeyman's sister obsession? Could fire turn a violent predator into a sadistic serial killer? Did "mommy issues" and bullying birth a brutish butcher? Who is the most dangerous killer, and which, if any, would be considered insane? Join the discussion moderated by horror-meister Evan Dickson of Bloody Disgusting! Discover the answers to these and other questions, and take a stab at these iconic slashers!
Thursday July 24, 2014 8:00pm - 9:00pm 
Room 7AB
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog Sing-Along - Join the fun and sing along as the California Browncoats screen Internet sensationDr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. Enter the horrible costume contest and win horrible prizes in four categories. Best Dr. Horrible, Captain Hammer, Penny, and "other" character from the show; and a grand prize awarded to one well-prepared individual for "Best in Show." DO NOT BOUNCE!
Thursday July 24, 2014 8:30pm - 10:00pm 
Room 6BCF

*Preview image is of Briana Roecks dressed as Batgirl thanks to LA Times.

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