Next week geeks the world over converge on southern California for the largest annual gathering in comics, television, movies, and popular culture: San Diego Comic-Con!
And though Stargate is currently off the air, there are a few Stargate actor appearances and other highlights worth pointing out. If you’re going to Comic-Con (July 17-21), here’s a quick guide to all things Stargate-related:
Thursday, July 18 (3:00 p.m.)
– Room 6A
James Spader — the original Daniel Jackson — is on hand with other cast members and executive producers to talk about the new NBC drama The Blacklist. Spader plays a high-profile criminal who turns himself in to the authorities, with a head full of vital information on imminent threats.
MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.
Friday, July 19 (1:45 p.m.)
– Ballroom 20
The new adventure series premieres this fall on ABC, set in the world of The Avengers and written / directed / produced by Joss Whedon. SGU‘s Ming-Na Wen (“Camille Wray”) co-stars as bad-ass Agent Melinda May. There’s no confirmation if she will be on hand for the show’s very first Comic-Con panel, but ABC is advertising Whedon along with Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb, plus “surprise guests.”
Friday, July 19 (3:45 p.m.)
– Room 5AB
Jason Momoa (“Ronon Dex”) and Lucas Till (X-Men: First Class) join director David Hayter to preview the upcoming werewolf thriller Wolves. Momoa plays the villain, a werewolf patriarch in the small town of Lupine Ridge (story).
Friday, July 19 (4:30 p.m.)
– Room 6BCF
Panelists include Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton, Drew Roy, Connor Jessup, Colin Cunningham, Sarah Carter, Doug Jones, and executive producers Remi Aubuchon and Greg Beeman. Wil Wheaton will moderate. Cunningham (Stargate‘s Major Davis) co-stars on TNT’s alien invasion drama as John Pope. Aubuchon served as a writer-producer for the second season of Stargate Universe.
TRICKS OF THE TRADE: BUILDING YOUR ART CAREER
Friday, July 19 (5:30 p.m.)
– Room 2
This “Comic-Con How To” panel gives aspiring actors and other artists a chance to hear from those who have made it in the business. One of the panel members is actor Alexis Cruz, who played Skaara in the original Stargate feature film and reprised the role several times on SG-1. He is also a director and producer.
ONCE UPON A TIME
Saturday, July 20 (11:00 a.m.)
– Ballroom 20
The fantasy favorite is heading into its third season this fall, and is back at Comic-Con with a full panel event! On hand will be Stargate Universe‘s Robert Carlyle (“Nicholas Rush”), who co-stars on the series as Mr. Gold / Rumplestiltskin, along with Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Colin O’Donoghue, Michael Raymond James, and co-creators Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz.
PANEL: BLACK SUPERHEROES UNITE
Saturday, July 20 (3:30 p.m.)
– Room 5AB
Stargate SG-1‘s Christopher Judge (“Teal’c”) joins Tim Russ (Star Trek: Voyager), Herb Jefferson (Battlestar Galactica), and Michael Dorn (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine) for a conversation about their pioneering experiences as African Americans in science fiction television.
Saturday, July 20 (5:00 p.m.)
– Indigo Ballroom
With the series headed into its fifth and final season next year, the cast of the Syfy Channel favorite is on hand for the 2013 panel. That includes Saul Rubinek, who plays Artie on the show, and who guest-starred on Stargate SG-1 as the filmmaker Emmett Bregman in the seventh season two-parter “Heroes.”
GateWorld’s Darren and David will also be wandering the convention floor, so be sure to say hello if you spot us!
If you know of an actor appearance or something else we’ve missed, post it below or send us an e-mail and we’ll update this post. Check out the full program schedule, or head over to EW for a list of just the television panels. And enjoy the convention!
(Thanks to tsaxlady for contributing!)