I have to say. On the one hand, I love the fact that everything is recorded and many things are captioned, because it’s a lot easier to recap when I need to. On the other hand? I really do miss the people. I’m kind of ready to get back out there to the cons. In 2022.
So! You wanna check out SDCC at home? Let’s get the schedule all TV gayed up for you! All times/dates are Pacific, and the links will get you to the specific schedule page so you can add it to your own calendar.
Oh and if you’re worried because you want to see more panels than there are hours in the day, the videos will be up for a while after. You’re good here (and yes, I love that they leave the panels up).
Wednesday and Thursday (July 21-22)
Enjoy the days off. Wednesday has a sneak peek into a Snake Eyes movie (that’s GI Joe), and Thursday has some things about teaching STEM and learning about role-playing games (which I’m big on), but for gay TV content, it’s slim. If this was an in-person Comic-Con, I’d take the train down on Thursday instead of Wednesday…. except that Wednesday Night is preview night, and that was how I saw Batwoman so yeah, no, I’d be there.
Friday (July 23)
|11am||The Dragon Prince: Inside the Creative Process||The Saga is coming . . . now hear what goes into making the magical next phase of the Emmy Award-winning series The Dragon Prince! Co-creators Aaron Ehasz &Justin Richmond will share exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpses into the creative process including early sneak peeks, fan Q&As, plus interviews with writers, artists, and more. While there won’t be news about Season 4, come learn about the exciting areas of Xadia you’ll be able to explore in the near future! #thedragonprince|
|11am||Tuca & Bertie||Lisa Hanawalt (creator and executive producer), Raphael Bob-Waksberg (executive producer), Nicole Byer (voice of Plant Teen 2, The Chill Bird), and Adam Conover (moderator) for a virtual Hall H to celebrate the return of Tuca & Bertie. Hear from the cast on the moments that made them laugh the hardest, their unique quarantine recording process, and the sci-fi behind birds. Watch new episodes of Tuca & Bertie Sundays at 11:30 ET / PT on Adult Swim.|
|12pm||HBO Max & Cartoon Network Studios: Adventure Time: Distant Lands||What time is it? It’s time for more adventure in the land of Ooo and beyond with Adventure Time: Distant Lands, based on the Emmy-and Peabody Award-winning Cartoon Network series Adventure Time from creator Pendleton Ward and executive producer Adam Muto. Join moderator Bex Taylor-Klaus (Blaine) as they deep dive into the recent special, Together Again, and preview the upcoming Wizard City along with Adam Muto (executive producer), John DiMaggio (Jake), Mace Montgomery Miskel (Pep), and Toks Olagundoye (Dr. Caledonius). Uncover some secrets, hear behind-the-scenes stories and stick around until the very end for a special sneak peek at the upcoming Adventure Time: Distant Lands – Wizard City. It’s going to be James Baxter good!|
|2pm||Motherland: Fort Salem – A Look Into Season Two||Creator Eliot Laurence and the cast of Motherland: Fort Salem gather to discuss Freeform’s addictive series set in an alternate America where witches ended their persecution by cutting a deal with the government to fight for their country. The cast and creator discuss the empowering series and what’s to come in season 2. Panelists from the fan-favorite series include Eliot Laurence, Taylor Hickson, Ashley Nicole Williams, Jessica Sutton, Demetria McKinney, Amalia Holm, and Lyne Renee.TV Guide Magazine’s Damian Holbrook will moderate the conversation.|
|6pm||Queer Horror||Horror films, TV shows, books, and comics have always attempted to bring us to the threshold of our fears and force us to come face to face with the “otherness” that exists outside of the mainstream. For those in the LGBTQ+ community, this sense of otherness is not only terrifying and titillating, it’s quite often also relatable. From James Whales’ Frankenstein to the oft-cited “gayest movie of all time,” A Nightmare on Elm Street 2, we’re posing the question: Does a queer horror genre exist, and if so what makes it different from mainstream horror? And how does the current social movement for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC diversity inform the creation of the horror comics, films, and television shows we see today? Join Prism Comics, moderator/filmmaker Michael Varrati (The Boulet Brothers Dragula, Unusual Attachment) and panelists Drusilla Adeline (Dead for Filth, Sister Hyde Design), Darcie Little Badger (Elatsoe, Strangelands), Terry Blas (Reptil, Dead Weight), Trinidad Escobar (Crushed, Bruhas), Joamette Gil (Power and Magic: The Queer Witch Comics Anthology), and Steenz (Archival Quality, Heart of the City) as they explore the horror genre from a queer perspective.|
Gay but not TV:
- Gay Geeks and Where to Find Them … which I don’t think I need to explain. It’s at 5pm.
TV but (probably) not gay:
- Amazon Panel at 11am will include series stars and directors Beth Riesgraf & Noah Wyle from Leverage: Redemption. It’s a very distinct series, and I’m really looking forward to it.
Saturday (July 24)
It’s actually pretty slim pickin’s for gay TV content on Saturday.
|1pm||Fear the Walking Dead||The sixth season of Fear the Walking Dead ended with a bang . . . literally as Teddy brought about his vision of “The End” when he detonated nuclear warheads across the Texas landscape. Join chief content officer of The Walking Dead Universe Scott M. Gimple, showrunners Andrew Chambliss and Ian Goldberg, and cast members Lennie James, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Colman Domingo, Danay Garcia, Jenna Elfman, Karen David, Mo Collins, and Christine Evangelista for a panel discussion about what’s to come in season seven as the survivors will decide what “The Beginning” will look like, adapting to a deadly new environment where the air they breathe is as deadly as the walkers they encounter. The Q&A discussion will feature fan questions, behind-the-scenes insights from the set, and an exclusive first look at the new season of Fear the Walking Dead, coming this fall. Moderated by Chris Hardwick.|
|3pm||The Walking Dead||The cast and creators of The Walking Dead will participate in a moderated Q&A discussion about filming the final season of the ground-breaking series, sharing behind-the-scenes anecdotes, information about the upcoming new episodes, and a first-look trailer for Season 11.|
|5pm||Netflix Geeked: Lucifer||Speaking of the devil, Lucifer himself, Tom Ellis will join executive producers, Joe Henderson and Ildy Modrovich, to share inside scoop on what is to be expected from the 6th and final season of Lucifer.|
Not TV but gay:
- Hooray for Gay YA! at 2pm is all about gay books for young adults! You know, so they don’t have to read SE Hinton and think “this is really gay right?”
- Out In Comics Year 34: Mainstreaming at 4pm is pretty obvious what it’s about.
Sunday (July 25)
|10am||Doctor Who||Showrunner Chris Chibnall, the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, Mandip Gill, new Doctor Who cast member John Bishop and a very special surprise guest as they share exclusive content from Doctor Who. Moderated by Salon.com’s Melanie McFarland. Pre-recorded panel produced by the BBC and BBC AMERICA.|
|12pm||DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Cast Conversation and Sneak Peek||So far, in season six, DC’s Legends not only saved the world with a singing competition, stopped the Cuban Missile crisis with a football game, and fought off an alien Amelia Earhart, but also recovered Sara Lance who was abducted, cloned, and turned into a human-alien hybrid by evil genius, Bishop. With #Avalance officially engaged, it’s high time for the Legends to plan a wedding and mess up the timeline for the better. Join series stars Caity Lotz, Tala Ashe, Jes Macallan, Olivia Swann, Adam Tsekhman, Shayan Sobhian, and Lisseth Chavez, with Nick Zano and Matt Ryan, along with executive producers Phil Klemmer and Keto Shimizu for an at-home conversation about how this season was created along with a sneak peek at what is to come for the rest of the season and beyond. From Berlanti Productions in association With Warner Bros. Television, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow airs new episodes Sundays at 8/7c only on The CW.|
|1pm||RWBY||The cast and crew of RWBY share fun announcements, a look at Volume 9, and more! Featuring lead voice actresses Lindsay Jones (voice of Ruby Rose), KaraEberle (voice of Weiss Schnee), Arryn Zech (voice of Blake Belladonna), and Barbara Dunkelman (voice of Yang Xiao Long), lead writer/director Kerry Shawcross, and writers Eddy Rivas and Miles Luna.|
Not gay but TV:
- The Mysterious Benedict Society at 11 is for those of you who liked Netflix’s take on An Unfortunate Series of Events — I think you’ll love this series on Disney+.
- Bob’s Burgers at 3pm will include never before seen footage, which no doubt Tracy and her family will adore.
- Writing for TV: From First Draft to Getting Staffed at 3pm is perfect for all of you who want to make more gay TV for us to report on.
What’s On Your List?
What did you put your list that I didn’t? Give a shout in the comments and lets make this con as gay as we can!