It’s not a shock but in case you had doubts, AMC is bringing geek-centric shows The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and recently-renewed for season 2 Preacher to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, along with a sneak peek at Kevin Smith’s upcoming late night talk show Geeking Out.
Fear The Walking Dead kicks things off Friday, July 22 with a Hall H panel from 12:00-1:00pm. On hand will be cast members Kim Dickens, Cliff Curtis, Alycia Debnam-Carey, Frank Dillane, Lorenzo James Henrie, Mercedes Mason, Colman Domingo and Danay Garcia, as well as with Executive Producer and Showrunner David Erickson, Executive Producers Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and Dave Alpert.
The Walking Dead follows immediately after Fear, hitting Hall H July 22 from 1:00-2:00 PM. Cast members Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, Chandler Riggs, Michael Cudlitz, Sonequa Martin-Green, Christian Serratos, Ross Marquand and Josh McDermitt will be in attendance, along with Executive Producer and Showrunner Scott M. Gimple, joined by Executive Producer Robert Kirkman, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer, Director and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero and Executive Producer David Alpert.
Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will be moderating both Walking Dead panels.
Preacher‘s Hall H panel is a supersized two-hour affair scheduled for July 22 from 6:30-8:30pm. Along with a panel discussion of the show, the cast will be performing a live-read of the script for the penultimate season one episode. In attendance will be cast members Dominic Cooper, Ruth Negga, Joseph Gilgun, Ian Colletti and Graham McTavish along with Executive Producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg and Co-Executive Producer Garth Ennis. Kevin Smith is moderating.
Finally, the sneak peek of Geeking Out will happen during Kevin Smith’s annual Saturday Hall H panel, set for 7:00pm on Saturday, July 23. It’s worth noting that last year’s Smith panel was stymied by a sincerely apologetic JJ Abrams, who invited the entire Hall H audience his Star Wars: The Force Awakens panel that immediately preceded it to an unannounced orchestral performance of various Star Wars themes. Hopefully this year won’t see something similar.
AMC is also planning several other events over the course of Comic-Con 2016. A Fear The Walking Dead autograph session is scheduled for Saturday, July 23 from 12:00-1:00 PM aboard a branded Fear The Walking Dead yacht parked at the Fifth Avenue Pier behind the San Diego Convention Center. The yacht will also be home to the show’s “Fear The Walking Dead – Abigail experience” which happens Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00am – 9:00pm and is open to all ages.
Meanwhile, a The Walking Dead autograph session is scheduled for just after the panel from 2:30-3:30pm on Friday, July 22 at AMC’s booth #4237. The booth will also give fans a chance to take photos of themselves among Negan’s (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) infamous cliffhanger lineup from the season six finale. A The Walking Dead press conference is also scheduled for Friday, July 22 4:00-5:00pm PT at the Hilton Bayfront.
Preacher is also getting a Bayfront press conference, scheduled Friday, July 22 from 2:45-3:50pm, as is Geeking Out, on Saturday, July 23 from 10:00–11:00am.