Burbank, CA (July 6, 2017) – Legendary Digital Networks will once again join fans on their annual pilgrimage to San Diego for the 6th consecutive year. Headlined by Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, and their new membership service Alpha, this year’s Conival will start deep below the sea, before launching fans into the vast, unbounded continuum of space.
Kicking off the weekend Thursday night, Nerdist and Geek & Sundry talent and super fans can join The Kraken® Rum and Alpha at its exclusive “League of Darkness” Party, held at FLUXX. Attendees will be invited to “Wrestle the Kraken,” enjoy signature cocktails and be fully immersed in the deep sea of Kraken mystique. Fans can secure a special invite to “League of Darkness” by keeping an eye on @jointeamalpha on Twitter for details.
Joining forces with Nerdist and Geek & Sundry on many of the activations at this year’s Conival will be Hulu’s highly-anticipated original comedy series, Future Man, from executive producer Seth Rogen. The new Hulu Original will sponsor LDN’s annual party on Friday evening. This invite-only VIP event will take place at Oxford Social Club at the Pendry San Diego.
Beyond the parties, Conival is open to the public, allowing ALL attendees the opportunity to participate in fun-filled activities headlined by the return of fan-favorites including Nerdist laser tag (also sponsored by Hulu’s Future Man), Geek & Sundry’s tabletop lounge, a Wonder Woman cosplay march, a chance to win Sideshow’s life-sized Han Solo in Carbonite replica, swag and book giveaways by Tor and Inkshares, and much more. The activation will be open at the Marina Terrace at the Marriott Marquis & Marina at the following times:
THURSDAY JULY 20, FRIDAY, JULY 21, SATURDAY, JULY 22: 11 AM – 5 PM
For the most up to date schedule of Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Conival activities and news, please stay tuned to www.nerdist.com and www.geekandsundry.com and follow us on Twitter @nerdist and @geekandsundry #conival.
The Marina Terrace at the Marriott Marquis & Marina will not be the only place to catch up with Nerdist and Geek & Sundry. There will also be a plethora of panels showcasing top Nerdist and Geek & Sundry shows and celebrities including the highly-anticipated Nerdist Panel in Hall H, the Geek & Sundry Panel with Felicia Day, Talks Machina with the cast of Critical Role and much more. Please find below a complete list of all Nerdist and Geek & Sundry panels:
Schedule of Official 2017 SDCC Nerdist and Geek & Sundry Panels
Thursday, July 20, 2017
4:45p.m. – 5:45p.m. The Nerdist Panel with Chris Hardwick – It’s that time of year again-time to enjoy your burrito with Chris Hardwick (Comedy Central’s @Midnight, AMC’s Talking Dead) and talk all things Nerdist! Joining Chris will be an all-star panel of your favorite Nerdist personalities, including Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News, Bizarre States), Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search), Dan Casey (The Dan Cave), Rachel Heine (Editor-in-Chief), Andrew Bowser (Onyx the Fortuitous’ Welcome to the Shadow Zone, Bizarre States), and Joan Ford (Nerdist News writer). Join the gang for a lively conversation about sci-fi, superheroes, and what’s on the horizon for Nerdist. Hall H
Friday, July 21, 2017
2:30p.m. – 3:30p.m. The Geek & Sundry Panel with Felicia Day – Gather your party! Join Felicia Day (founder of Geek and Sundry, MST3K), Marisha Ray (Critical Role), Hector Navarro (Mothership, Shield of Tomorrow), Ivan Van Norman (Sagas of Sundry), Erika Ishii (Game Engine), Amy Dallen (The Wednesday Club), Eric Campbell (Shield of Tomorrow), and Sean Becker (The Guild, Head of Video at Geek & Sundry) as they discuss what it takes to make that broadcast magic happen and what the future of their programming may hold. Following the panel, the Geek & Sundry crew will partake in a Q&A session. Room 5AB
Saturday, July 22, 2017
10:30a.m. – 11:30a.m. Talks Machina with the Cast of Critical Role – Join Brian W. Foster (Host of Talks Machina) as he moderates a special episode of Talks Machina featuring the cast of Critical Role:Matthew Mercer, Marisha Ray, Laura Bailey, Travis Willingham, Sam Riegel, Liam O’Brien and Taliesin Jaffe. The Critical Role cast will dive deep into the latest adventures of Vox Machina and answer your burning questions. Room 6BCF
2:00p.m. – 3:00p.m. The Science of Rick and Morty – Nerdist’s Kyle Hill (Because Science, MythBusters: The Search) and special guests open up a portal to the Rickstaverse to rise above and focus on the science behind everything from portal guns to screaming suns. Q&A session <burp> to follow. Room 7AB
Sunday, July 23, 2017
1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. Bizarre States – Join Jessica Chobot (Nerdist News & Mothership) and Andrew Bowser (Onyx the Fortuitous’ Welcome to the Shadow Zone) as they take on the weird, wacky and wonderful world of the paranormal, true crime, occult and just plain odd. Topics run the gamut from strange news ala: Weird of the Week to the on-going feline saga in Bowser’s Backyard. Join us as we pull back the curtain on the supernatural, all while we mercilessly make fun of each other. 6A