FANDOM Fest Live for SDCC: Full Schedule & Details

Presented by
Brett Bates

Celebrate San Diego Comic-Con this year at home and in San Diego with the first-ever FANDOM Fest, located at the nearby Petco Interactive Zone and streamed for fans to watch across the world. FANDOM and Pepsi have teamed up to bring you news reactions, exclusive fan panels, celebrity guests, quiz shows, and more every day of SDCC.

And those of you lucky enough to be attending SDCC in person can also experience the FANDOM Fantasy Food Truck, serving up free food inspired by your favorite movies and shows — and paired with an ice-cold Pepsi.

Here’s all the info you need to enjoy FANDOM Fest:

THE LOCATION

In-Person:

The Petco Interactive Zone
58 N 11th Ave.
San Diego, CA 92113
(Adjacent to Petco Park on Park Blvd.)

Online:

Right here! You can also find the stream simulcast on Fandom’s YouTube channel and Facebook feed. Be sure to subscribe to those channels now to get notified as soon as FANDOM Fest goes live.

THE SCHEDULE (All Times PT)

Thursday

  • 11:00am-11:45am: Game of Thrones – The Musical

TV’s favorite hit drama re-imagined for the stage as a parody musical!

  • 12:00pm-12:15pm: FANDOM Live @ SDCC

FANDOM’s daily recap show highlights the biggest news, trailer drops, and other moments from San Diego Comic-Con 2017.

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Video Game Movies: Is a New Era on the Horizon?

The video game movie has been notoriously difficult to get right. But why? How have films like Tomb Raider and Resident Evil succeeded yet others have failed? What does the next generation of movies based on games have in store? Will VR change the way we watch these kinds of films? And how will celluloid adaptations not only do their video game counterparts justice but also deliver the stories and experiences fans have been craving?

Guest: Adrian Askarieh (Producer – Kane & Lynch, Hitman, Just Cause)

  • 2:00pm-2:30pm: Q&A: Voltron

The cast and showrunners of Voltron join the FANDOM Fest stage for a Q&A about the first episode of the new season.

Guests: Tyler Labine (Voice Actor – Hung), Bex Taylor-Klaus (Voice Actor – Pidge), Lauren Montgomery (Executive Producer), Joaquim Dos Santos (Executive Producer)

  • 2:30pm-3:15pm: The Cosplay Show, Voltron Edition

This red carpet-style fashion program showcases the best cosplay costumes at SDCC, offers pro-tips on creating your own cosplay look, and gives one lucky attendee daily a cosplay makeover. This special Voltron edition doubles as the official cosplay meetup for Voltron and will be judged by the cast and showrunners from the Voltron Q&A panel!

  • 4:00pm-4:30pm: FANDOM Live @ SDCC

Friday

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Hold the Door: How Time Travel Plays a Part in Game of Thrones

Time travel was introduced to Game of Thrones in last season’s tear-jerking episode ‘The Door.’ How might it play a part in Seasons 7 and 8? Our panel of pop-culture veterans debate the topic. As a special bonus, we’ll be serving the Game of Thrones-inspired Fire + Ice Float at the Fantasy Food Truck during this time.

Guests: Spencer Gilbert (Screenjunkies’ Honest Trailers), Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes), Brinton Parker (POPSUGAR)

  • 1:45pm-2:45pm: FANDOM Live @ SDCC
  • 3:00pm-4:00pm: Q&A: Resident Evil: Vendetta

The team behind the Resident Evil CG movies hit the stage to talk about their new movie, Resident Evil: Vendetta, creating a new world while staying rooted in the previous themes/stories, and where they see the series aligning with the movie franchise.

Guests: Takanori Tsujimoto (Director), Takashi Shimizu (Executive Producer), Erin Cahill (Voice Actor – Rebecca), Dante Carver (Motion Capture Actor), Hiroyuki Kobayashi (Capcom Supervisor)

Saturday

  • 8:30am-9:00am: FANDOM Live @ SDCC (Livestream Only)
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: FANDOM Live @ SDCC
  • 1:15pm-1:45pm: TriviaCon, Game of Thrones Edition

Four fans compete on the FANDOM stage in the ultimate fan trivia quiz show. Prizes include bragging rights and instant fame with FANDOM’s global online viewers.

  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: Q&A: Valiant Comics

The creative team at Valiant Comics joins us to talk about the popularity of comic books-turned movies, where they draw inspiration, staying relevant in a digital world, and more.

Guests: Dinesh Shamdasani (CEO, Valiant), Warren Simons (Editor-in-Chief, Valiant), Eric Heisserer (Secret Weapons), Jody Houser (Faith), Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong, War Mother)

  • 3:30pm-4:15pm: Q&A: Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker

Guardians of the Galaxy’s Michael Rooker joins us for a wacky, potentially NSFW, but definitely entertaining visit to talk about Guardians, his latest projects, a special video reveal, and a lesson on how to do the Yondu whistle.

  • 5:00pm-5:45pm: FANDOM Live @ SDCC

Sunday

  • 8:30am-9:00am: FANDOM Live @ SDCC (Livestream Only)
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm: FANDOM Live @ SDCC (w/ Cinema Makeup School)

The Cinema Makeup School drops in to recreate a classic look: The Joker! Tune in starting at noon to see this look evolve throughout the day.

  • 1:15pm-1:45pm: TriviaCon, Star Wars Edition
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: The Cosplay Show

THE FANTASY FOOD TRUCK

The FANDOM Fantasy Food Truck will be serving two free food and Pepsi pairings each day of SDCC at the following times:

  • Thursday 10:00am-6:00pm
Fire + Ice Float (inspired by Game of Thrones) made with Pepsi Fire; Ichiraku Ramen Taco (inspired by Naruto) with a Pepsi Zero Sugar
  • Friday 10:00am-6:00pm
Wookiee Cookie (inspired by Star Wars) with a Diet Pepsi; Fire + Ice Float (inspired by Game of Thrones) made with Pepsi Fire
  • Saturday 10:00am-6:00pm
Wookiee Cookie (inspired by Star Wars) with a Diet Pepsi; Fire + Ice Float (inspired by Game of Thrones) made with Pepsi Fire
  • Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm
Wookiee Cookie (inspired by Star Wars) with a Diet Pepsi; Fire + Ice Float (inspired by Game of Thrones) made with Pepsi Fire
Brett Bates
Brett Bates is a staff writer at Fandom. He's been in the video game industry for eight years as a writer and as a developer for companies like BioWare, Rumble, EGM, and Bitmob. According to his business card, he's a fan of indie games, crime comics, and boxer dogs.