Syfy’s Comic Con Plans Include ‘The Magicians,’ ‘Nightflyers’ and ‘Deadly Class’

Syfy's Comic Con Plans Include The Magicians
The cast of Syfy’s ‘The Magicians.’

Syfy will once again have a big presence at the San Diego Comic Con, with the network hosting panels for returning shows The Magicians, Krypton, Van Helsing, Z Nation, and Wynonna Earp. The network is also bringing cast members from their upcoming new series Nightflyers and Deadly Class to the sold-out convention running July 18 through July 22nd in downtown San Diego.

Syfy’s also sending the Sharknado movie franchise off with one final Comic Con panel to be held on July 20, 2018. The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time will be represented by franchise stars Ian Ziering, Tara Reid, and Cassie Scerbo.

In addition, the network announced Comic Con will mark the launch of SYFY WIRE Fan Creators initiative – the next phase of SYFY’s “It’s a Fan Thing” positioning. Per the official announcement, “the multi-platform program will celebrate, nurture and support the makers, artists and creators at the heart of genre fandom. Beginning with an online hub dedicated to showcasing the latest and greatest in fan creations, the SYFY WIRE Fan Creators initiative will prove ‘It’s a Fan (Made) Thing’ with year-round contests, partnerships and recognition for the best in class when it comes to being a participating fan.”

“At SYFY, we know that genre fans are not mere observers, they’re passionate participants,” stated Alexandra Shapiro, Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital for SYFY and USA Network. “And so everything we do at SDCC will include remarkable creative work from fan artists and creators, from the designs on our sought-after swag bags to the décor and food at our parties.”

Syfy’s San Diego Comic Con Panels and Events:

Thursday, July 19

    Panel: 3-3:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
    From the mind of George R.R. Martin, this highly anticipated new SYFY series is a psychological thriller set in the year 2093 that follows a team of scientists aboard the most advanced ship ever built. Their mission takes them to the edge of space but also to the edge of insanity, as they realize true horror isn’t waiting for them out there — it’s already on their ship.

    Unlike anything you’ve seen before, Nighflyers combines horror and science fiction in a way that Martin himself has described as “Psycho in space.” Join the cast and creators for an exclusive look into this exciting new series. Panelists include: Jeff Buhler, Eoin Macken, Gretchen Mol, David Ajala, Jodie Turner-Smith, Gene Klein and David Bartis.

    Panel: 4-5PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
    Presented by Nomadic, the cast of SYFY’s action horror series Van Helsing will once again descend on San Diego Comic-Con to give fans an exclusive first-look at what’s in store for the upcoming third season. Panelists include: Kelly Overton, Jonathan Scarfe, Vincent Gale, Aleks Paunovic, Rukiya Bernard, Trezzo Mahoro, Neil LaBute, Mike Frislev and Chad Oakes.
    Panel: 4:45-5:45PM | Ballroom 20, Convention Center
    What superfan doesn’t love a good debate? To reboot or not reboot? Have video games eclipsed movies and TV? Pine, Pratt or Hemsworth? Join celebrity favorites from the sci-fi universe for the ultimate debate as they share their thoughts, feelings and theories on the genre’s most hotly contested topics while moderator Aisha Tyler keeps the peace. After each round, you’ll get to settle the debate by casting your vote for the most convincing argument.
    Panel: 5-5:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
    Presented by The Asylum, be the first to witness a whole new evolution in zombie-kind as the cast and creators of SYFY’s hit series reveal exclusive details of what they have planned for the 5th season. Panelists include: DJ Qualls, Kellita Smith, Russell Hodgkinson and Karl Schaefer.

Friday, July 20

    Panel: 5:30-6:30PM | 6DE, Convention Center
    The landscape of sci-fi has changed — and we’re never going back. Women aren’t just making some of the best, most groundbreaking work found in the genre today, they’re also redefining what it means to be a fan. Come geek out with our panelists and moderator Cher Martinetti (SYFY WIRE Fangrrls’ Managing Editor) as they chat about their current obsessions and discuss how they’re blazing their own path and changing the industry.
    Panel: 7-8PM | 6BCF, Convention Center
    Presented by The Asylum, for the LAST TIME EVER, Comic-Con will be home to a Sharknado panel. Go shark to the future with the cast of the FINAL installment in SYFY’s fin-tactic movie franchise. Panelists include: Ian Ziering, Tara Reid and Cassie Scerbo.

Saturday, July 21

    Panel: Noon-12:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
    After a mind-blowing Season 1 finale that saw Krypton’s history drastically rewritten, the future of Superman has never been in greater jeopardy. Join the cast and creators of SYFY’s hit series as they discuss the many surprises of the first season and give an inside look into what fans can expect in Season 2. Panelists include: Cameron Cuffe, Shaun Sipos, Wallis Day, Ann Ogbomo, Cameron Welsh and Dan Evans.
    Panel: 6-6:50PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
    Be the first to get a sneak peek of SYFY’s new series based on the graphic novel by Rick Remender and Wes Craig. Executive produced by Joe and Anthony Russo, Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt and Mike Larocca, Deadly Class follows the story of Marcus, a teen living on the streets who is recruited into King’s Dominion, an elite private academy where the world’s top crime families send their next generations. Panelists include: Rick Remender, Miles Orion Feldsott, Mick Betancourt, Benjamin Wadsworth, Lana Condor, María Gabriela De Faría, Benedict Wong and Wes Craig.
    Panel: 6:45-7:45PM | 6DE, Convention Center
    Presented by IDW Entertainment, join the cast and creators of the breakout SYFY hit series Wynonna Earp as they reveal behind-the-scenes antics, show off exclusive footage and answer your biggest questions about Season 3! Panelists include: Melanie Scrofano, Shamier Anderson, Tim Rozon, Domonique Provost-Chalkley, Katherine Barrell, Varun Saranga, Chantel Riley, Emily Andras and Beau Smith.
    Panel: 7-8PM | Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
    Magic is back…at Comic-Con! Last season, an epic finale totally changed our magicians (like for real) and left us begging for more. Now, join the cast and creators of this critically acclaimed series to get an exclusive look at the upcoming 4th season and answers to all of your burning questions (well, most of them)! Panelists include: John McNamara, Sera Gamble, Jason Ralph, Stella Maeve, Olivia Taylor Dudley, Hale Appleman, Arjun Gupta and Summer Bishil.


SYFY’s epic fan parties will return to the Children’s Museum for two nights on Friday and Saturday at 9PM. “You don’t have to be a celeb to get on our guest list,” said Alexandra Shapiro. “If you’re a fan, we want you to come party with us – on a first-come-first-served basis, of course!”


SYFY will partner with hip, high-profile collaborators to create limited edition merchandise, each featuring an original, custom genre-themed design by a famed artist. Limited quantities will be released each Thursday through Saturday mornings at 10AM at the Children’s Museum.


Those with a competitive edge will be able to square off for mystery box prizes in a few different ways:

  • The Human Claw Machine! The all-you-can-grab extravaganza, located at the Children’s Museum, features a life-size claw machine that will lower players into a pit of prizes
  • Genre-themed bingo trolleys roaming the Gaslamp
  • The SYFY karaoke bus – one of last year’s fan favorites — for those who love to sing their hearts out


Throughout the Gaslamp, Orlando Jones will preside over pop-up awards that honor the best in cosplay, art and more — complete with drumline and SYFY’s very own “Fan Creator Award” medals.