[SDCC 2018] Comic-Con International: San Diego 2018 – Preview Night Schedule (Wednesday, July 18th)

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San Diego Comic-Con is nearly upon us, starting the evening of Wednesday, July 18th with Preview Night. Those lucky enough to get in will be some of the first to see a new television pilot, as well as advance episodes of other shows. Here is what you can expect to see in Ballroom 20 that evening, as well as some other programming.

Ballroom 20: Manifest pilot, The 100, and Freedom Fighters: The Ray

Ballroom 20 6PM-10PM

Manifest is a new show coming to NBC this fall starring Josh Dallas, J.R. Ramirez, and Melissa Roxburgh. According to the official summary – After a turbulent, but routine flight, the passengers and crew discover the world has aged five years, yet no time has passed for them, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds.

Next to be shown will be an advance screening of the July 24th episode of The CW’s post-apocalyptic sci-fi drama The 100 entitled “The Dark Year”. The episode summary is as follows – As Clarke (Eliza Taylor) races to save Abby (Paige Turco), she learns more about the trials and tribulations Wonkru faced in the bunker, and the impossible decisions they were forced to make in the dark year.

Finally, the screenings will conclude with the world premiere of all-new episodes form Season 2 of CW Seed’s Freedom Fighters: The Ray. The series takes place on Earth-X (introduced in last season’s CW show crossover) and follows Raymond “Ray” Terrill (Russell Tovey) as he and his friends fight against the Nazi-aligned versions of Green Arrow, Supergirl, and The Flash for the freedom of their world.

Teaching with Comics: An Interactive Workshop

Shiley Special Events Suite, San Diego Central Libraray 4PM-6PM

Peter Carlson (Green Dot Public Schools), Susan Kirtley (Portland State University), and Antero Garcia (Stanford University) lead this hands-on workshop for integrating comic books in your classrooms. Using contexts from k-12 to higher education instruction and communities of comic scholars, this action-packed workshop guides participants through approaches to teaching comics and teaching with comics while including the voices of Nhora Lucia Serrano (MIT Press), Johnathan Flowers (Southern Illinois University), and Ben Bolling (University of North Carolina) to share key strategies, theories, and scholarship on comics pedagogy.

New Line Cinema’s “Scarediego”

Horton Grand Theatre 9:30PM-10:30PM

If you’re a fan of horror films, then you’re in luck! At this panel , attendees will be the first the see footage from some of New Line Cinema’s 2018-2019 horror films, in addition to hearing from special filmmaker guests.

This event requires an additional ticket, as well as having a SDCC badge. There is no additional charge for these tickets. Ticket information can be found here.

Will you be attending San Diego Comic-Con? If so, what do you have planned for the convention?

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