This Thursday, ground zero for all things geek chic will be in San Diego Comic-Con International 2019.  The mother of all comic-cons!!! Thousands will descend upon San Diego Comic-Con to check out the latest offerings in comics, film, television, cosplay and more. 

Unlike 2018 juggernauts such as Marvel/Disney and HBO will be in Hall H and they are bringing big announcements with them.  Here’s what to look forward to this year.

La Borinqueña Creator to Receive Humanitarian Award

In 2018 Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, creator of La Borinqueña, independently published the benefit anthology Ricanstruction: Reminiscing & Rebuilding Puerto Rico. The anthology was special, not just because it features DC Comics characters teaming up with La Borinqueña as a response to Hurricane Maria. It went beyond the pulp into the real world. Ricanstruction has raised over $200,000 for the La Borinqueña Grants Program, awarding grants last fall to local grassroots organizations in Puerto Rico. For such super heroic efforts Miranda will be honored with the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award.


The MCU Introduces Phase 4

Marvel Entertainment will be in the house. There panels will run the gamut, from comics, to television and of course – the movies. With Avengers: End Game bringing Phase 3 to a conclusion, next up is Phase 4.  Rumors are abound that Marvel will introduce its upcoming film slate, set to include the Black Widow solo outing, Thor 4, Black Panther 2, Dr. Strange 2, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3 and quite possibly relaunch of the X-Men franchise. 

Marvel Studios Hall H panel on Saturday July 20, runs from 5:15pm-6:45pm PST/8:15pm-9:45pm EST/10:15pm-11:45am BST.

Terminator: Dark Fate

The first look at Terminator: Dark Fate dropped a few months ago. As well know this isn’t your regular Terminator sequel. James Cameron and Sarah Connor herself – Linda Hamilton are back in the fold. Of course, Arnold is back too. Early looks showed some solid action.  Rumor has it Linda and Arnold will make joint appearance, if Cameron joins in you know the audience will go bat shit mad!!!!

Terminator: Dark Fate Hall H panel at SDCC is on Thursday, July 18 at 11:00 a.m. PST 

Game of Thrones Cast Reunion

Although the show made its series finale earlier in the year. The band is getting back together. At least for the weekend. Fresh off a record 32 Emmy nominations, they have plenty of reason to celebrate. Given the controversy surrounding the last season, there are plenty of questions to answer as well. 

Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Ian Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), Conleth Hill (Varys), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) will be on hand. Game of Thrones executive producers D.B. Weiss and David Benioff will also be in attendance.

DC Universe

While Warner Bros. seems to be skipping this years festivities, even with films like Joker and Harley Quinn in production, the DC Universe still be present. They will host a two-hour event on Saturday night, July 20, from 7-9pm in the Indigo Ballroom at the Hilton Bayfront. Fans can expect sneak peeks, first looks, exclusive screenings and breaking news for Titans, Doom Patrol and the upcoming adult-animated comedy series Harley Quinn.

Now, if you think that is all San Diego Comic-Con has in store. Think again. There will be a reveal of Batwoman, Arrow, Supergirl and The Flash from the CW, the Force will be present in the form of a Storm Troopers exhibit. And as always, every year brings some surprises no one saw coming! Stay tuned as LLERO will bring you day to day coverage.

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