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11 Groovy Moments from San Diego Comic-Con 2019

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 has come to an end, but the best thing about an ending is reliving the beginning.

So here are 11 Groovy Moments from San Diego Comic-Con 2019 – in random order:

  1. New Line Cinema Presents: ScareDiego
Photo Credit: Eric Charbonneau

New Line Cinema returned for their third annual ScareDiego event on Wednesday, July 17. I was lucky enough to when the 1iota ticket lottery to gain entry. The adult Losers’ Club came together on the stage with Conan O’Brien moderating and the new trailer for IT CHAPTER 2 was shown.

2. Star Trek Picard Trailer

The Journey is Far From Over. Debuted at San Diego Comic-Con during the Star Trek: Universe panel in Hall H, watch the 2019 SDCC trailer for Star Trek: Picard, starring Sir Patrick Stewart, coming early 2020 exclusively to CBS All Access.

3. The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance

“The idea is you watch the show and you forget you’re watching puppets.” Fans at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 were given a glimpse of the artistry behind the scenes of the resistance by director Louis Leterrier and executive producer Lisa Henson. Darkness rises on August 30.

4. From Hall H, Happy Birthday, Benedict Cumberbatch!

During the Marvel Studios Hall H Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019, the 6,500+ audience all sang Happy Birthday to Benedict Cumberbatch and he loved it!

5. ComiXology Press Event

(photo credit: comiXology)

During ComiXology’s Press Event, comiXology Originals Head of Content Chip Mosher announced two new projects Adora and the Distance by Marc Bernardin and Ariela Kristantina and Afterlift by Chip Zdarsky and Jason Loo. And he announced that Delver and Stone Star will join the ranks of Elephantmen, Ask For Mercy and The Pride with more issues!

comiXology Co-Founder and CEO and AmazonHead of Digital Comics Worldwide, David Steinberger

Delver #5 (available now)
he RPG inspired series Delver gets picked up for another season! Co-written by C. Spike Trotman and MK Reed with art by Clive Hawken will continue with Delver Season Two.
Stone Star
 (available on august 7)
The Sci-Fi adventure series Stone Star gets picked up for another season! Written by Jim Zub with art by Max Dunbar will continue with Stone Star Season Two.
Ask for Mercy Season Two #1 (available now)
written and lettered by Richard Starkings with art by Abigail Jill Harding. 
The Pride Season Two #2 (available now) 
written by Joe Glass with art by Cem Iroz, colors by Mark Dale, and lettering by Mike Stock.
Elephantmen Season Two #3 (available as of July 10) written and lettered by Richard Starkings with art by Axel Medellin and covers by Boo Cook.

Part of the ComiXology Originals line of exclusive digital content only available on ComiXology and Kindle. These titles are available at no additional cost for members of comiXology Unlimited, Kindle Unlimited and Prime Reading.

6. Amazon Prime Video Experience

(gif credit: Amazon Prime Video)

Amazon Prime Video celebrated the new Amazon Original series The Boys and Carnival Row, as well as the upcoming fourth season of The Expanse at the Amazon Prime Video Experience. The 60,000 square-foot, immersive activation was open to fans attending San Diego Comic-Con. It featured immersive experiences and theatrical performances from some of Amazon’s marquee streaming franchises, including The Boys, Carnival Row and The Expanse.

The event featured the debut of three show-themed activations that invited fans to enlist in a UN peacekeeping mission on a newly colonized planet (The Expanse), cover up a superhero crime scene (The Boys), and indulge in a fantasy cabaret show about the freedom to love in an age of xenophobia (Carnival Row). Outside, a rotation of live performances was showcased atop a giant 40-foot tower, each themed to a different series.

Out team even got featured in a Pacific San Diego Amazon Prime Activation article. The actors were so good and stayed in character the entire time.

7. Saturday Hall H Line Buddy Sing-Along “Bohemian Rhapsody”

It’s always a perfect time to sing Bohemian Rhapsody. Especially when sleep deprivation, malnourishment and fatigue are mixed in with the excitement for Saturday Hall H! And someone actually heard us…

(Video Credit: The Good-Goods)

8. Danai Gurira Announces Last Season on The Walking Dead

Danai Gurira, who plays sword-swinging, zombie-slashing warrior Michonne, confirmed during The Walking Dead panel in Hall H Friday that the upcoming 10th season (premiering Oct. 6) will be her last.

“This has been one of the purest joys of my life to play this role,” said Gurira, who’s leaving to focus on other writing and acting projects. “I’m very thankful for the experience I’ve had, for reasons I can’t express right now.

(The Walking Dead)

9. Surprise Guest for Hall H and Conan Con – Tom Cruise!

Tom Cruise Surprises Hall H in San Diego as the Top Gun: Maverick 
Official Trailer Soars at Comic-Con 50!

(Paramount Pictures)

10. Lin-Manuel Miranda in Disguise on the Exhibit Floor

11. Supernatural’s Last Hall H Panel

The cast and creators of “Supernatural” said goodbye to the attendees of San Diego Comic-Con during their last appearance in Hall H.

The team thanked the fans for all of their support over the years as the series prepares to enter its final 15th season.

“I’m trying not to cry,” Jared Padalecki said, “Can we all just start crying so I don’t feel so weird?”

Jensen Ackles followed up by speaking about his takeaway from the show.

“It really is hard to express the takeaway from the experience,” Ackles said. “14 years and change is a long time…We hoofed it up to Vancouver thinking we would just put our lives on hold and we would do a season, maybe two…Life never got unpaused and I’m glad it didn’t.

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