TBS & TNT bring fan-first experiences to Comic-Con International 2017
Friday, July 14, 2017
TBS & TNT Are Bringing Out-of-this-World, Fan-First Experiences, All-Star Panels,
Sneak Peeks and More to Comic-Con International®
Activations and Panels from Cable's Top 2 Networks with Young Adults Include
TBS's People of Earth VR Abduction Experience and Wrecked Pop-Up Island,
Sneak Peeks of TBS's New Animated Series and TNT's The Last Ship Season 4,
A Week of CONAN Tapings and a People of Earth Airport Takeover
Turner's TBS & TNT are bringing out-of-this-world comedy and action to San Diego for Comic-Con International® 2017. The networks' presence at the annual gathering will feature all-star panels and immersive attractions, including a multi-sensory People of Earth virtual reality experience that allows fans to experience what it feels like to be abducted by aliens and a Wrecked Pop-Up Island docked in the marina behind the San Diego Convention Center.
Among the many stars set to participate in panel sessions are Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan from TNT's The Last Ship and Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nunez, Nasim Pedrad, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, Björn Gustaffson, Brian Huskey, David Jenkins, Luka Jones and Alice Wetterlund from TBS's People of Earth.
In addition, Conan O'Brien will be back in San Diego for the third year in a row to tape a week of CONAN episodes at the Spreckels Theatre. This year, TBS's late-night hit will welcome the stars of the TV series Game of Thrones and Supernatural, as well as the movies Bright and The LEGO Ninjago Movie.
Below is a rundown of TBS & TNT's events scheduled for Comic-Con International® 2017.
TBS's People of Earth Takeover of San Diego International Airport
The Turner presence is already being felt by travellers at San Diego International Airport, thanks to a massive takeover celebrating TBS's hit comedy People of Earth. Billboards, wraps and other imagery don everything from the baggage carousels to the escalators with messaging about People of Earth's highly anticipated second season, which launches on Monday, July 24, the day after Comic-Con.
Visitors are also invited to take photos in front of the People of Earth "Boop" column wraps and post their pictures to social media using #PeopleofEarth.
TBS's People of Earth Abduction Experience
TBS, Brand Connections, SupersphereVR and Stun Creative invite fans to experience the extraordinary Comic-Con virtual reality activation in celebration of the second season of People of Earth. This exciting attraction will give Comic-Con attendees the chance to be abducted by the aliens of People of Earth in a completely original one-on-one encounter. The three-minute experience, written by show creator David Jenkins, highlights the aliens' unique personality quirks and their bright, antiseptic ship. Visitors will leave with a socially shareable "reaction" gif to one of the multi-sensory triggers.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Booth 3629
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, July 19, 6-9 p.m. (Preview Night)
Thursday, July 20 – Saturday, July 22, 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sunday, July 23, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
TBS's Aliens and People of Earth Panel
The stars and creator of TBS's out-of-this-world comedy series People of Earth will be on-hand to celebrate the show's second season. the session will kick off with an exclusive screening of the new season's first episode, followed by a Q&A discussion with the panelists.
Panelists: Ana Gasteyer, Oscar Nunez, Nasim Pedrad, Michael Cassidy, Ken Hall, Björn Gustaffson, Brian Huskey, Luka Jones and Alice Wetterlund, as well as series creator David Jenkins
Moderator: TV Guide's Jim Halterman
Date: Friday, July 21, 6-7 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 6A
Wrecked Pop-Up Island
TBS has created a one-of-a-kind floating island that that invites fans to experience the Wrecked island life. After touring the California coast for the past few weeks, the island comes ashore for its tour de Comic-Con, a four-day stint during which it will be docked in the marina behind the San Diego Convention Center. Fans will be able to enjoy the huge island paradise filled with activities and photo ops designed to replicate the Wrecked experience of being stranded on a remote island. A 21+ experience with free drinks and custom coconut cocktail cups.
Palm tree climbing wall
Putt into "The Pitt"
Search and Rescue photo op
Real Lotus Airlines fuselage
Location: 5th Ave. Landing, Slip 1-A
Hours of Operation: Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 23, Noon-5 p.m.
Press Hours: Thursday, July 20, and Friday, July 21, 11 a.m.-Noon
TBS Gets Animated
TBS is diving into animation in a big way, and the executive producers, creators and writers from the network's current and upcoming animated series are going to be at Comic-Con to showcase exclusive clips and sneak peeks of each show. The panel will include Matt Weitzman, co-creator and executive produder of TBS's hit show American Dad!; Carson Mell, creator and executive producer of Tarantula, a new series about the eccentric residents of the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel; creator and executive producer Olan Rogers and executive producer David Sacks of Final Space, a serialized intergalactic space saga about an spaceman named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake; and J.G. Quintel, creator of the Emmy®-winning Regular Show, whose new TBS series Close Enough centers on a family growing up without getting old.
Panelists: Matt Weitzman (American Dad!), Carson Mell (Tarantula), Olan Rogers & David Sacks (Final Space) and J.G. Quintel (Close Enough)
Moderator: People of Earth's Brian Huskey
Date: Thursday, July 20, 7-8 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Room 7AB
The Last Ship Panel & Season 4 Sneak Peek
In honor of The Last Ship's upcoming fourth season – which will launch with a two-episode premiere Sunday, Aug. 20, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT) – TNT will present a panel featuring series stars Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin and Bridget Regan, as well as executive producer Steven Kane. The session will include an exclusive sneak peek of season four.
Panelists: Eric Dane, Adam Baldwin, Bridget Regan and Steven Kane
Moderator: TV Guide's Jim Halterman
Date: Sunday, July 23, 11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Location: San Diego Convention Center, Hall H
TBS's CONAN at Comic-Con, Including New CONAN360 Live Pre-Show
Conan O'Brien returns to San Diego for the third year in a row with star-filled shows taped live during Comic-Con International®. The roster includes stars from the upcoming Netflix movie Bright, the new Warner Bros. film The LEGO Ninjago Movie, HBO's Game of Thrones, The CW's Supernatural and a surprise film cast to be announced. CONAN's Comic-Con® International shows will be taped at San Diego's historic Spreckels Theatre. Episodes are slated to air Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on TBS.
New this year will be the CONAN360 Live Pre-Show, shot from the roof of Spreckels Theatre. Sponsored by AT&T, the pre-show will air live each night in 360-degrees across Team Coco's social handles, giving fans at home access to bonus interviews, behind-the-scenes guest arrivals and more.
Here's the schedule for the week's guests:
Wednesday, July 19
Stars from Bright: Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Edgar Ramirez and Lucy Fry
Stars from Supernatural: Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles
Thursday, July 20
A surprise film cast to be announced
Saturday, July 22
Stars from The Lego Ninjago Movie: Dave Franco, Olivia Munn, Justin Theroux, Zach Woods, Michael Pena, Kumail Nanjiani and Abbi Jacobson
Sunday, July 23
Stars from Game of Thrones: Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Conleth Hill, Sophie Turner and Isaac Hempstead Wright
For tickets and more information about CONAN's San Diego shows, please visit teamcoco.com/comiccon. Fans can keep connected with CONAN during Comic-Con by using #ConanCon on social media.
About TBS & TNT
TBS is television's #1 comedy network and home to six of the most popular and critically acclaimed new comedy series on cable – Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, People of Earth, Search Party and Wrecked – as well as the animated hit American Dad! Upcoming comedies include The Guest Book, The Last O.G., Close Enough, The Cops, Tarantula and Final Space. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch a late-night block from Super Deluxe. TBS's slate of unscripted series includes the upcoming competition series Drop the Mic and The Joker's Wild. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, Bob's Burgers, The Big Bang Theory, New Girl and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's eSports gaming league.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including Animal Kingdom, Claws, Good Behavior, Will, The Last Ship, Major Crimes, The Librarians and the upcoming The Alienist and more. TNT's premium non-fiction series include the upcoming Michael Moore Live from the Apocalypse and Who Run the World?, from Refinery29 and executive producers Sarah Jessica Parker & Morgan Spurlock. TNT also presents popular shows like Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards® and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
TBS & TNT are divisions of Turner, a Time Warner company. Turner is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.