Comic-Con 2013: Friday's Hot Happenings

Snoopy gets a retrospective, "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." debuts and don't forget the Star Wars Origami panel!

By Colin Bertram
|  Friday, Jul 19, 2013  |  Updated 11:36 AM PDT
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Comic-Con: Friday's Hot Happenings

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Snoopy: A Retrospective: Peanuts creative director Paige Braddock and special guests discuss Snoopy: astronaut, beagle scout, novelist, flying ace, and much-misunderstood pet of Charlie Brown. Created by Charles M. Schulz, everyone's favorite beagle debuted in papers on October 4, 1950. With any luck we may get details about the Peanuts gang's return to the big screen in 2015 and the new Snoopy balloon that will be gliding through New York's concrete canyons during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. (3 p.m. in Room 28DE)

"Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.": "The Avengers" director Joss Whedon and Marvel's head of television Jeph Loeb will be joined by surprise guests to dish on the highly-anticipated new ABC series that takes its cues from the blockbuster movie hit of 2012. (1:45 pm. in Ballroom 20)"Game of Thrones": The HBO hit series stars, including Emilia Clarke, Richard Madden, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and more, will take over the Con's biggest room. 2:50 p.m. in Hall H

"Veronica Mars": Thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign the cult television series set in the fictional town of Neptune, California, and starring Kristen Bell as the title character, gets a big screen update. Cast and crew will be on hand for a special video presentation and and Q&A session of this much-hyped resurrection. (11.15 a.m. in Hall H)

"The Walking Dead": Stars Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrisseey, Scott Wilson and Chad Coleman will join the AMC smash hit's creative team to talk season 4 and the best way to avoid those pesky walkers. (1:35 p.m. in Hall H)

"Star Wars" Origami: Oh come on! You know you can't wait to learn how to craft Yoda out of a piece of parchment. Origami Master folder Chris Alexander (author of "Star Wars" Origami) demonstrates and teaches folding techniques to make origami figures from the beloved franchise. Attendees will fold an exclusive Comic-Con model along with other art from the Star Wars universe. Materials included! (2 p.m. in Room 7AB)

The Return of "RoboCop" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2": Sony Pictures offers a sneak peek at two of their hot properties. The reimagined "RoboCop" is back in all his half-man, half-robot glory and stars Joel Kinnaman, Abbie Cornish and Samuel L. Jackson along with director José Padilha will provide insight into this eagerly awaited movie.

Last year, actor Andrew Garfield swung into theaters and launched a new chapter in the Peter Parker story with "The Amazing Spider-Man." To herald the next installment in the franchise (due in 2014), Garfield will be joined by director Marc Webb and costar Jamie Foxx to discuss what's next for the web slinger. (4.05 p.m. in Hall H)

"The Big Bang Theory": Go inside the writers' room of TV's number one comedy and learn how they come up with all the science-speak and stinging one-lines. Bazinga! (10 a.m. in Ballroom 20)

"Defiance": The Syfy hit series' stars Grant Bowler, Julie Benz, Jaime Murray and the rest of the cast will discuss the show, the game and what we can look forward to in the second season. (10:30 a.m. in Room 6BCF)

"The World’s End": The director and stars of "Shaun of the Dead"and "Hot Fuzz" have joined forces for a third movie-and it’s “Barmageddon.” Nick Frost, Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright will be on hand to unveil their new comedy, which arrives in theaters on August 23. (10:00 a.m. in Hall H)

"Sleepy Hollow": "Star Trek's" Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci bring their new Fox series to the Con for an exclusive world premiere screening. (3:30 p.m. in Room 6A)

"Metallica Through the Never": Join all four members of rock band Metallica — James Hetfield (vocals, guitar), Lars Ulrich (drums), Kirk Hammett (guitar, background vocals), and Robert Trujillo (bass, background vocals) — for the world premiere of the theatrical trailer, poster, and an exclusive preview of footage, followed by a discussion on the making of this 3D concert movie. (6:30pm, Hall H)

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