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SDCC 2017: The Must See Panels On Saturday

Spending Saturday at San Diego Comic Con?  Only have one day to check everything out?

With so many panels and activities to choose from, there is something for everyone and we have some suggestions of what to see. Check out below for our Top 10 panels for Saturday!

SDCC Saturday Panels

How often do you see a female director? How about an entire panel full of them!

Panel Title: Women Rocking Hollywood: Female Directors Changing the Faces of Film and Television

Time, Location: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Panel Info: Kirsten Schaffer (executive director, Women in Film LA), Tina Mabry (writer/producer/director, Queen Sugar, Queen of the South; director, Dear White People), Rosemary Rodriguez (writer/director, Silver Skies; director, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead), Victoria Mahoney (director, Queen Sugar, Gypsy, American Crime), Aurora Guerrero (writer/director, Mosquita y Mari; director, Queen Sugar), Angela Robinson (writer/director, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, True Blood), and Gina Prince-Bythewiid (writer/director, Love & Basketball, Beyond the Lights), the first woman of color hired to helm a superhero film for the upcoming Silver & Black. Moderated by Leslie Combemale (Cinema Siren).

Why it’s a must-see: For too many years, the director’s chair has been almost bereft of the female perspective. That has finally started to change these last couple of years and these incredible trailblazers have stories to tell.

SDCC Saturday Panels

Calling all Trekkies! Get an inside look at the latest Star Trek series

Panel: Star Trek: Discovery

Time, Location: 2:30 pm – 3:15 pm:

Panel Info: Star Trek: Discovery is the newest edition of the Star Trek franchise and the creators and cast will be appearing to introduce the show to fans.

Why it’s a must-see: It’s been years since Star Trek has graced our TV screens but now it’s back and more exciting than ever.

SDCC Saturday Panels

Last summer’s surprise hit is coming back for another season!

Panel: Netflix’s Stranger Things

Time, Location: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel info: Join the cast and creators of the pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things for an in-depth discussion on the acclaimed series, the journey to Season 2, and be the first to experience never-before-seen footage of what’s to come this October.

Why it’s a must-see: The first season was a mix of 80s nostalgia, horror, and sci-fi with a cast as endearing as the characters they played. Season 2 is bound to be just as exciting.

SDCC Saturday Panels

Who better to tell diverse stories than the people who live them?

Panel: Women and Writers of Color Breaking Barriers

Time, Location: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Panel Info: Laurence Walsh-Hodson (NCIS, The Dresden Files), Nancy Nigrosh (former agent of Kathryn Bigelow), Steve Harper (American Crime, Covert Affairs), Melinda Hill (Kickin’ It, Adventure Time), Deborah Dean Davis (It Takes Two, Daddy Boot Camp), Cynthia Hsiung (Young Hercules, The Real World), Eunetta T. Boone (One on One, The Hughleys), Cynthia Riddle (Puppy Love, The Brittany Murphy Story) and moderator Kim Adelman (independent film producer)

Why it’s a must-see: Equality in the entertainment industry still has a long way to go but for some talented few, they have overcome the odds and are here to share their stories.

 SDCC Saturday Panels

With 8 Emmy nominations after just one season, Westworld has taken its place as one of the best shows on television

Panel: Westworld Panel and Q&A Session

Time, Location: 4:15 pm – 5:15 pm

Panel info:  Ben Barnes as Logan, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal as Armistice, Ed Harris as the Man in Black, Luke Hemsworth as Stubbs, James Marsden as Teddy, Thandie Newton as Maeve, Simon Quarterman as Lee Sizemore, Rodrigo Santoro as Hector, Angela Sarafyan as Clementine, Jimmi Simpson as William, Tessa Thompson as Charlotte Hale, Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores, Shannon Woodward as Elsie, and Jeffrey Wright as Bernard/Arnold. The panel will be moderated by internationally renowned vocal artist/beatboxer/musician/comedian Reggie Watts.

Why it’s a must-see: Season 2 doesn’t come out until 2018 but in the meantime, catch up with the cast on the secrets behind Season 1 and maybe even some hints as to what’s to come.

SDCC Saturday Panels

Who else misses Battlestar Galactica? Then The Expanse is just the show for you

Panel: The Expanse

Time, Location: 5:00 pm – 5:50 pm

Panel info: The cast and creators of SYFY’s critically acclaimed series are back to discuss last season’s most shocking moments and give an inside look at what to expect from season 3.

Why it’s a must-see: Based on the series of novels by James S. Corey, Martian colonies, asteroid mining, and alien evolution all wrapped up in political intrigue makes The Expanse one of the best sci-fi shows ever.

SDCC Saturday Panels

What happens when the paranormal declares war?

Panel: Introducing Ghost Wars

Time, Location: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Panel info: Vincent D’Onofrio (Full Metal Jacket, Daredevil), Kim Coates (Sons of Anarchy), Avan Jogia (Tut), Kandyse McClure (Battlestar Galactica, Hemlock Grove), and Meat Loaf Aday (Fight Club) along with creator/showrunner Simon Barry (Continuum), writer/executive producer Dennis Heaton (Motive), and executive producer Chad Oakes (Fargo, Van Helsing) in a Q&A moderated by executive producer Michael Frislev (Fargo, Van Helsing).

Why it’s a must-see: With a stellar cast, the story of an Alaskan town being overrun by the paranormal is the latest offering from Syfy.

SDCC Saturday Panels

If Preacher is anything to go by, this new half-hour comedy from Seth Rogan is going to be brilliant

Panel: Hulu and Seth Rogen’s Future Man

Time, Location: 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Panel Info: Director and executive producer Seth Rogen (This Is the End), creators Kyle Hunter and Ariel Shaffir (Sausage Party), showrunner Ben Karlin (The Daily Show), and stars Josh Hutcherson (The Hunger Games), Eliza Coupe (Happy Endings), and Derek Wilson (Preacher) will participate in a panel moderated by Paul Scheer (The League) to discuss the series, time travel, and the global threat of oral herpes.

Why it’s a must-see: Hulu continues its winning streak with this story of a gamer who is recruited into traveling through time in order to prevent the extinction of the human race.

SDCC Saturday Panels

Who knew that two best friends trying to survive NYC could be so hilarious?

Panel: Broad City

Time, Location: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Panel Info: Co-creators, writers, and stars Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer will give audiences a sneak peek of the new season returning this August. The Broad City girls take you inside the writers’ room for a vibrant discussion of what goes on behind the scenes.

Why it’s a must-see: Season 4 is coming out next month of this quirky comedy about two best friends living in NY City started out as a web series before getting a spot at Comedy Central.

SDCC Saturday Panels

Like horror? Get a sneak peek at the first episode of Channel Zero: No-End House

Panel: Channel Zero: No End House Screening

Time, Location: 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Panel info: Screening of the first episode of Channel Zero: No-End House

Why it’s a must see: The second offering in the Channel Zero anthology brings to life another Creepypasta tale about a group of friends who enter a bizarre house of horrors that consists of a series of increasingly disturbing rooms.

Science Fiction and Fantasy are at the heart of Comic Con and Saturday’s line-up provides plenty of that with a bit of comedy and horror thrown in. You can also check out our suggestions for other days along with the rest of our SDCC coverage.



Check out all of Hello Nerdeek’s pre-SDCC coverage on the best exhibits, parties, and cosplayers to watch out for!
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