As the San Diego Comic-Con programming schedule wrapped up its announcements, the focus shifted towards another aspect of the con that has become a fan favorite: Nerd HQ. Nerd HQ, put on by the Nerd Machine and Zachary Levi, is a place that convention goers and non-convention goers can hang out, check out the latest in new technology, and even get to sit in on some amazing, up close and personal panels. These panels bring the biggest names right in front of your face, and all without the crazy hassle of waiting in line at the convention center (though you do have the mad dash to get tickets to deal with). The panels were announced last evening, and we have all the information you need to know after the jump!
Where is it:? The New Children’s Museum in downtown San Diego.
How much are tickets? $22 each.
How many seats? 200 seats.
How many tickets can I buy? 2 tickets per panel per order. You can order multiple panels at once (though if you really want a panel, buy that one first).
Multiple orders are allowed.
All proceeds go to @operationsmile
Tickets will go on sale at 6am PDT Thursday, July 2. The Nerd Machine will release 4 panels every 15 minutes.
Thursday, July 9th:
10am: ZACHARY LEVI
Alison Haislip, Jessica Chobot, Chris Cowan, Donald Hutson, Peter Abrahamson, Greg Munson, Matt Maxham
1pm: DEAD RISING
Jesse Metcalfe, Dennis Haysbert, Zach Lipovsky (director), and guests
2:15pm: WILLIAM SHATNER
3:30pm: YVONNE STRAHOVSKI
5pm: HITMAN: AGENT 47
Zachary Quinto, Rupert Friend, Hannah Ware
Bryan Cranston, Seth Green, Keegan Michael Key, Jillian Bell
7:30pm JULIE PLEC and Friends
Friday, July 10th
Steven Moffat, Sue Venture, Rupert Graves
11am: THE VISIT
M. Night Shyamalan, Jason Blum
2pm: CON MAN
Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, Nolan North, Michael Trucco, Alison Haislip, PJ Haarsma, Tricia Helfer
3pm: Elijah Wood
4pm: FALLING SKIES
Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Colin Cunningham, Connor Jessup, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones, Olatunde Osunsanmi
5pm: STEPHEN AMELL
Saturday, July 11th
10:45am: DOCTOR WHO
Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat, Michelle Gomez
12pm: NATHAN FILLION
1pm: MR. ROBOT
2pm: MEN OF ORPHAN BLACK
Jordan Gavaris, Dylan Bruce, Kristian Bruun, Ari Millen
Josh Holloway, Sarah Wayne Callies, Ryan Condal, Carlton Cuse, Peter Jacobson
7pm: THE MAZE RUNNER:THE SCORCH TRIALS
Dylan O’Brien, Ki Hong Lee, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Rosa Salazar, Giancarlo Esposito, Wes Ball (Director), James Dashner (Book Author)
Sunday, July 12th
11am: MARVEL: PARTNERS IN PRIME TIME
Chloe Bennett, Clark Gregg, Hayley Atwell, James Darcy
12pm: JOSS WHEDON
1pm: NATHAN FILLION
Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins and Mark Sheppard
5:15pm: HEROES: REBORN
Zachary Levi, Jack Coleman, Francesca Eastwood, Gatlin Green, Robbie Kay, Rya Kihlstedt, Judith Shekoni
Now, there will always be the chance that surprise panels are announced (Nerd HQ has done it in the past, so it’s more than expected this year) so make sure you are following The Nerd Machine on Twitter with notifications turned on and have the Nerd HQ app downloaded to your phone. Those two ways will make sure you know what is going on the best!
See you at Nerd HQ!