TBS & TNT Are Bringing Out-of-this-World, Fan-First Experiences, All-Star Panels, Sneak Peeks and More to Comic-Con International®
Activations and Panels from Cable's Top 2 Networks with Young Adults IncludeTBS's People of Earth VR Abduction Experience and Wrecked Pop-Up Island,Sneak Peeks of TBS's New Animated Series and TNT's The Last Ship Season 4,A Week of CONAN Tapings and a People of EarthAirport Takeover
Turner's TBS & TNT are bringing out-of-this-world comedy and action to San Diego forComic-Con International® 2017. The networks' presence at the annual gathering will feature all-star panels and immersive attractions, including a multi-sensory People of Earth virtual reality experience that allows fans to experience what it feels like to be abducted by aliens and a Wrecked Pop-Up Island docked in the marina behind the San Diego Convention Center.
Among the many stars set to participate in panel sessions are Eric Dane, Adam Baldwinand Bridget Regan from TNT's The Last Ship and Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nunez, Nasim Pedrad, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, Björn Gustaffson, Brian Huskey, David Jenkins, Luka Jones and Alice Wetterlund from TBS's People of Earth.
In addition, Conan O'Brien will be back in San Diego for the third year in a row to tape a week of CONAN episodes at the Spreckels Theatre. This year, TBS's late-night hit will welcome the stars of the TV series Game of Thrones and Supernatural, as well as the movies Bright and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
Below is a rundown of TBS & TNT's events scheduled for Comic-Con International® 2017.
TBS's People of Earth Takeover of San Diego International Airport
The Turner presence is already being felt by travellers at San Diego International Airport, thanks to a massive takeover celebrating TBS's hit comedy People of Earth. Billboards, wraps and other imagery don everything from the baggage carousels to the escalators with messaging about People of Earth's highly anticipated second season, which launches on Monday, July 24, the day after Comic-Con.
Visitors are also invited to take photos in front of the People of Earth "Boop" column wraps and post their pictures to social media using #PeopleofEarth.
TBS's People of Earth Abduction Experience
TBS, Brand Connections, SupersphereVR and Stun Creative invite fans to experience the extraordinary Comic-Con virtual reality activation in celebration of the second season of People of Earth. This exciting attraction will give Comic-Con attendees the chance to be abducted by the aliens of People of Earth in a completely original one-on-one encounter. The three-minute experience, written by show creator David Jenkins, highlights the aliens' unique personality quirks and their bright, antiseptic ship. Visitors will leave with a socially shareable "reaction" gif to one of the multi-sensory triggers.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Booth 3629
Hours of Operation:
TBS's Aliens and People of Earth Panel
The stars and creator of TBS's out-of-this-world comedy series People of Earth will be on-hand to celebrate the show's second season. the session will kick off with an exclusive screening of the new season's first episode, followed by a Q&A discussion with the panelists.
Panelists: Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nunez, Nasim Pedrad, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, Björn Gustaffson, Brian Huskey, Luka Jones and Alice Wetterlund, as well as series creator David Jenkins
Moderator: TV Guide's Jim Halterman
Date: Friday, July 21, 6-7 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
Wrecked Pop-Up Island
TBS has created a one-of-a-kind floating island that that invites fans to experience the Wreckedisland life. After touring the California coast for the past few weeks, the island comes ashore for its tour de Comic-Con, a four-day stint during which it will be docked in the marina behind the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will be able to enjoy the huge island paradise filled with activities and photo ops designed to replicate the Wrecked experience of being stranded on a remote island. A 21+ experience with free drinks and custom coconut cocktail cups.
Palm tree climbing wall
Putt into "The Pitt"
Search and Rescue photo op
Real Lotus Airlines fuselage
TBS Gets Animated
TBS is diving into animation in a big way, and the executive producers, creators and writers from the network's current and upcoming animated series are going to be at Comic-Con to showcase exclusive clips and sneak peeks of each show. The panel will include Matt Weitzman, co-creator and executive produder of TBS's hit showAmerican Dad!; Carson Mell, creator and executive producer of Tarantula, a new series about the eccentric residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel; creator and executive producer Olan Rogers and executive producer David Sacks of Final Space, a serialized intergalactic space saga about an spaceman named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake; and J.G. Quintel, creator of the Emmy®-winning Regular Show, whose new TBS series Close E nough centers on a family growing up without getting old.
Panelists: Matt Weitzman (American Dad!), Carson Mell (Tarantula), Olan Rogers & David Sacks (Final Space) and J.G. Quintel (Close Enough)
Moderator: People of Earth's Brian Huskey
Date: Thursday, July 20, 7-8 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB
The Last Ship Panel & Season 4 Sneak Peek
In honor of The Last Ship's upcoming fourth season – which will launch with a two-episode premiere Sunday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TNT will present a panel featuring series stars Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan, as well as executive producer Steven Kane. The session will include an exclusive sneak peek of season four.
Panelists: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Bridget Regan and Steven Kane
Moderator: TV Guide's Jim Halterman
Date: Sunday, July 23, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Hall H
TBS's CONAN at Comic-Con, Including New CONAN360 Live Pre-Show
Conan O'Brien returns to San Diego for the third year in a row with star-filled shows taped live during Comic-Con International®. The roster includes stars from the upcoming Netflix movie Bright, the new Warner Bros. film The LEGO Ninjago Movie, HBO's Game of Thrones, The CW's Supernatural and a surprise film cast to be announced. CONAN's Comic-Con® International shows will be taped at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre on Wednesday, July 19 – Saturday, July 22. Episodes will air that Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 p.m.(ET/PT) on TBS.
New this year will be the CONAN360 Live Pre-Show, shot from the roof of Spreckels Theatre. Sponsored by AT&T, the pre-show will air live each night in 360-degrees across Team Coco's social handles, giving fans at home access to bonus interviews, behind-the-scenes guest arrivals and more.
Here's the schedule for the week's guests:
Thursday, July 20
A surprise film cast to be announced
Sunday, July 23
Stars from Game of Thrones: Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Conleth Hill, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead Wright
For tickets and more information about CONAN's San Diego shows, please visit teamcoco.com/comiccon. Fans can keep connected with CONAN during Comic-Con by using #ConanCon on social media.