Home Con News SDCC 2016: Comic-Con HQ rolls out Live Stage info / Panel details

logo - Comic-Con HQ (jpg)We’ve reported before on the very exciting CCI/Lionsgate collaboration COMIC-CON HQ, with an eager eye on what content the streaming service can provide when it comes to this years convention. The fruits of this meeting of minds have now been revealed with a fully streaming live stage for those unfortunate souls that can’t make the trip out to California, along with panel content for those that just happen to be in town.

The COMIC-CON HQ Live Stage will be taking up residence from the Promenade of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, overlooking the hustle and bustle of the Hall H lines and off-site features on the grass behind the Convention Center. The Stage will be broadcasting each day of SDCC from midday to 5pm, with the core hosting team of Alison Haislip and Steve Zaragoza, along with a whole bunch of other CCHQ personalities.

Comic-Con HQ will be also streaming live from this years Eisner Awards Ceremony, hosted by none other than John Barrowman – and if that man’s bawdy approach to holding court on stage doesn’t make it a show worth watching, nothing else will.

While many would have hoped to have seen streaming panel content on the service this year (never on the cards this year, let’s be fair), this will be as close as the CCHQ audience might get. For those that have already signed up, Comic-Con HQ is settling in with a whole bunch of original programming on the service, some of which is being represented with panels at San Diego Comic-Con this July.

Some of the content listed below might seem a bit incongruous but they are the panels Comic-Con HQ are directly involved in (such as CON MAN and HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW) – and also will be recording content for later broadcast at, too…


  • COMIC-CON HQ LIVE STAGE (Hilton Bayfront Promenade, live coverage from 12pm – 5pm PST each day)

COMIC-CON HQ is making a huge splash at San Diego Comic-Con International 2016, delivering up to 20 hours of live coverage and unparalleled access broadcasted from the Hilton Bayfront promenade via Comic-Con HQ and Facebook Live.

Hosted by Alison Haislip & Steve Zaragoza and featuring your favorite Comic-Con HQ personalities, industry stars, celebrities, and a slew of panelists

COMIC-CON HQ LIVE will feature interviews, the biggest spectacles on the show floor, nonstop Comic-Con action all over town and breaking news from Hall H, Ballroom 20 and beyond. Big names in comics, film, gaming, and pop culture will join Comic-Con HQ hosts on stage to break news, share big announcements, talk trailers, find incredible costumes, and more.

Reddit will also be on site with an interactive activation that will give fans the opportunity to experience reddit in real life.

  • MEET COMIC-CON HQ (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Thursday July 21st, 2:00pm)

Meet the family: learn what you can expect from CON MAN, KINGS OF CON, POP CULTURE QUEST, HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW, IMPOSSIBLE SCIENCE, FILM HQ, MOSTLY HARMLESS and WHAT’S NEWS?

Panel includes Rob Benedict (Supernatural, Kings of Con), Richard Speight, Jr. (Supernatural, Kings of Con), Trisha Hershberger (SourceFed, What’s News?), Anthony Carboni (Discovery, What’s News?), Steve Zargoza (SourceFed, Mostly Harmless), Adam Sessler (G4, X-Play, Adam Sessler & The Interesting People), John Campea (Collider, AMC Movie Talk, Film HQ), Jon Schnepp (Metalocalypse, The Death of Superman), Jason Latimer (Impossible Science), Seth Laderman (SVP & GM, Comic-Con HQ), and surprise guests.

  • THE CORE OF COLLECTING (Room 6DE – Thursday July 21st, 5:45pm)

From scale replicas to the rising tide of tiny treasures, join leading industry experts from Sideshow Collectibles, Gentle Giant, Loot Crate, Project Triforce, DC Collectibles, ThinkGeek, WETA, and Dark Horse Collectibles as they dive into their process, reveal upcoming collectibles, and explore just how they navigate the sea of props, characters, vessels and more to create the compelling collectibles we all crave.

Panel includes Steve Zimmerman (Slideshow), Dev Gilmore (Gentle Giant), Matthew Arevalo (Loot Crate), Jason Torre (Project Triforce), Sara Ruiz (DC Collectibles), Chris Berejik (ThinkGeek), Sir Richard Taylor (WETA), David Scroggy (Dark Horse Collectibles), and surprise guests.

  • HER UNIVERSE FASHION SHOW (Manchester Grand Hyatt Hotel –  Thursday July 21st 6:00pm)

Her Universe’s third annual Comic-Con fashion show, hosted by Ashley Eckstein (voice of Ahsoka Tano in STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS) returns as aspiring designers, from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, will present their original geeky designs down the runway. This year, the Her Universe Fashion Show will be filmed for the exciting finale episode of the Comic-Con HQ docu-series of the same name in which three winners will be named – two selected live at the event, and one chosen by viewers at home.

The docu-series will premiere it’s first 2 episodes on June 30th with additional episodes airing every Thursday until July 28th.
Three designers will win the the opportunity to design a fashion collection with Her Universe, which will be sold at Hot Topic.

  • ALAN TUDYK & NATHAN FILLION’S CON MAN (Hall H – Friday, July 22nd, 10:30am)

Join the cast as they dive into their wild ride on season two of Con Man, with plenty of surprise guests, giveaways, and one special sneak peek!

Panel includes Alan Tudyk, Nathan Fillion, PJ Haarsma, Felicia Day, Nolan North, Mindy Sterling, Lou Ferrigno, Alison Haislip, and more.

  • THE EISNER AWARDS (Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront – Friday July 22nd, 8:00pm)

The Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards are considered the “Oscars” of the comics world. Named for the pioneering comics creator and graphic novelist Will Eisner, the awards are given out in more than two dozen categories during a ceremony each year at Comic-Con International: San Diego.

For the first time ever the ceremony will be made available to the public, as Comic-Con HQ will be streaming the entire show. This year’s show will be hosted by DOCTOR WHO’s John Barrowman.

  • WHAT HAPPENED? (Room 6A, Saturday July 23rd, 10:00am)

Jon Schnepp and Holly Payne (the dynamic duo behind the hit documentary THE DEATH OF ‘SUPERMAN LIVES?’: WHAT HAPPENED?) and their surprise guests uncover some of Hollywood’s greatest urban legends, from SUPERMAN LIVES to JODOROWSKY’S DUNE.

Panel includes Jon Schnepp, Holly Payne, Robert Meyer Burnett, Steven Scarlata, and additional guests.

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