Published on July 26th, 2020 | by gareth0
Saturday Summary For SDCC 2020
San Diego Comic Con had their biggest panel day of the show to date on Saturday and it featured an abundance of panels which offered something for everyone. Panels from Magic The Gathering, Doctor Who, and others were highlights and set the stage for the television and film panels which guests had been waiting for.
I opened with The Simpsons and while it was not the same as watching them in Ballroom 20; the assembled cast and creative talents had a brief clip from the upcoming season and had a lively discussion and answered questions submitted from fans.
I checked in on Bless the Harts and after that made sure to watch the Constantine Reunion where the cast and creative talked about the film on its 15th anniversary.
The next hour was filled with the American Dad panel where the cast and creative gave fans a course on how to draw Roger and then ended with some clips from pending episodes. I also took in Diamond Select who showed off all the great collectibles they have coming.
Family Guy was next and the cast and creative did a great table read of a past episode and it was great to see Seth McFarlane bounce from character to character. The cast also talked about the challenges of recording their lines in isolation which had some very humorous moments.
The next panel for me was the long-awaited Bill & Ted Face the Music panel where Kevin Smith talked to the cast and creative about the film. Samara Weaving joked how she had not seen the originals and new Keanu Reeves more as the man who killed her Uncle (Hugo Weaving) in “The Matrix”.
Brave New World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Order followed next. I always enjoy catching panels when able around our interviews and meetings and sometimes I get to discover new shows and films which is always a plus. So I made sure to check on the new series on Peacock as well as a popular Netflix show.
Stumptown was next and the cast and creative talked in detail about the show and where they would like to see things go for their characters in season 2. I remember watching their first panel last year and it was great to be able to get all the latest news and information.
At this point I had to run an errand with my wife so we opted to test the ability to catch key panels later and were thrilled to be able to catch the abundance of great things we had on our schedules.
I had a look at the pending film G-Loc as well as the long-awaited return of Wynona Earp which is returning after a two-year hiatus. The panel had new footage and gave fans what they had been waiting to see.
Two of my favorites followed with What We Do in the Shadows and NOS4A2. The vampire themed shows featured cast and creative and it was great to hear how Shadows films at night and the challenges working in the dark and often cold weather presents especially to the cast.
NOS4A2 had a great panel as author Joe Hill talks about how the second season has deviated slightly from his book by design in order to keep the surprise factor intact. The clip shown hints at some epic moments ahead and it looks like the show has some great moments ahead.
I ended my coverage for the day with a panel on Scary Good TV where horror was discussed and of course I had to catch Kevin Smith as he brought fans up to speed. His panel featured a look at his pending horror film “Killroy Was Here” which takes some cues from “Creepshow” in that it is a horror anthology with a connected narrative.
Saturday was an epic day of fun and information for fans and I look forward to seeing what it is in store for the final day of the convention.