Comic Con 2017: Syfy Goes Huge with Parties, Panels and ‘Battlestar Galactica’ Reunion

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Syfy Comic Con 2017 Plans

Syfy has huge plans for this year’s San Diego Comic Con running June 20th through June 23rd (with a June 19 preview night) in downtown San Diego. The network’s celebrating its 25th anniversary by putting on 15 panels/screenings at Comic Con as well as hosting parties for fans and a nightly Syfy Live From Comic Con special with Zachary Levi. Among the shows heading to San Diego for the sold-out event are Wynonna Earp, Van Helsing, 12 Monkeys, The Magicians, The Expanse, Z Nation, and Dark Matter. The network’s also bringing cast members from the new Superman prequel Krypton along with Happy!, Sharknado, and Ghost Wars.

Syfy’s 2017 San Diego Comic Con plans include cosplay karaoke buses and trivia trolleys. Plus, Orlando Jones is going to be officiating weddings!

“San Diego Comic-Con is the pinnacle event of the year for sci-fi enthusiasts, and as the only network dedicated to the genre 24/7, we can’t wait to celebrate in a big way,” stated Alexandra Shapiro, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital, USA Network and SYFY. “SYFY is going to San Diego this year with a singular focus: to put fans first.”


Syfy’s Panels and Screenings:

Thursday, July 20th

1:15-2:15p: SYFY HOSTS THE GREAT DEBATE Location: Ballroom 20 Moderator: John Hodgman Panelists: Adam Savage, Orlando Jones, Aisha Tyler, John Barrowman & more (to be announced) debate the most influential moments, milestones and people in genre history

2:30-3:30p: BATTLESTAR GALACTICA REUNION Location: Ballroom 20 Panelists: Ron Moore, Tricia Helfer, Katee Sackhoff, Mary McDonnell, Grace Park & more (to be announced)

3:00-4:00p: VAN HELSING* Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

4:00-5:00p: Z NATION* Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront

7:15-8:15p: 12 MONKEYS Location: Room 6BCF Panelists: Terry Matalas, Aaron Stanford, Amanda Schull, Emily Hampshire, Alisen Down, Todd Stashwick

8:15-9:15p: DARK MATTER* Location: Room 6DE

Friday, July 21st

6:45-7:45p: SHARKNADO 5* Location: Room 6DE

Saturday, July 22nd

1:15-1:45p: KRYPTON Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Panelists: Cameron Cuffe, Damian Kindler, Cameron Welsh

2:30-3:30p: WYNONNA EARP* Location: Room 5AB

2:45-3:45p: HAPPY! Location: Room 6BCF Panelists: Chris Meloni, Grant Morrison, Brian Taylor, Patrick MacManus

4:00-4:50p: THE MAGICIANS Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Panelists: Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta, Summer Bishil, Sera Gamble, John McNamara

5:00-5:50p: THE EXPANSE Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Panelists: Naren Shankar, Mark Fergus, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham

5:30-6:30p: GHOST WARS* Location: Room 6A

8:00-9:00p: SCREENING: CHANNEL ZERO: NO-END HOUSE Location: Horton Theatre

9:30-10:30p: SCREENING: BLOOD DRIVE Location: Horton Theatre

Syfy Comic Con Events:

– SYFY fan parties! Stripping away the exclusivity of traditional Comic-Con parties, SYFY is throwing two nights of first-come-first-served bashes. Hosted at the Children’s Museum on Thursday, July 20 and Saturday, July 22, the themed parties feature photo booths, hourly surprises, live performances and more.

– Superfan nuptials! Who says Comic-Con isn’t romantic? Actor Orlando Jones makes fans’ dreams come true, as he presides over pop-up nuptials at TBD locations throughout the weekend.

– Trivia trolleys! Test your sci-fi knowledge and compete to win prize money and other giveaways on SYFY trolleys roaming the streets of San Diego.

– Cosplay karaoke buses! Take the stage – and the mic – to belt out your favorite sci-fi theme songs on SYFY buses traveling throughout the city. You might even be surprised by one of your favorite stars!

– Cosplay repair carts! Get an expert makeup touch-up or costume repair at these roaming carts, designed to ensure that all cosplaying ‘con-goers are at their camera-ready best.

– A SYFY drumline! A drumline marching through the streets of the Gaslamp Quarter, playing sci-fi theme songs and commemorating major moments in science fiction history? Yes, please.

– The Nerd Party lives on! SYFY is partnering with Zachary Levi to co-host his annual invitation-only Friday night party.




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