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'Game of Thrones,' 'Walking Dead' highlight Day 2 of San Diego Comic-Con 2017

Posted: 6:29 AM, Jul 21, 2017
Updated: 2017-07-21 15:20:34Z

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - The second day of Comic-Con will feature panel discussions for some of the most popular shows on television.

Much like the opening day of the pop culture celebration, thousands of people lined up into the evening for a chance to enter the San Diego Convention Center's Hall H for Friday's panels, highlighted by HBO's "Game of Thrones" and AMC's "The Walking Dead."

Notable panels at Hall H today:

  • 10:00 a.m.: "The Big Bang Theory" 10th anniversary presentation
  • 11:15 a.m.: AMC's "Fear the Walking Dead" panel featuring cast members and moderated by Chris Hardwick
  • 12:15 p.m.: AMC's "The Walking Dead" panel featuring cast members and moderated by Chris Hardwick
  • 1:30 p.m. HBO's "Game of Thrones" panel with cast members

Ballroom 20, the convention's other popular panel location, will feature panels for "Psych" (10 a.m.), X-Men TV series "The Gifted" (3:45 p.m.) and the world premiere of the animated film "Batman and Harley Quinn" (7 p.m., encore at 9:30 p.m.).

Starting at 10 a.m. at the Indigo Ballroom inside the Hilton Bayfront, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim will hold a series of panels for shows such as "Steven Universe" and "Mike Tyson Mysteries."

In addition to the main convention (which opens 9:30 a.m.), numerous off-site events will be held downtown. A variety of attractions -- most aimed at those who were unable to purchase a pass to the Con -- are located outside of Petco Park, outside of the Hilton Bayfront Hotel, the Marriot Marquis Hotel and around the Gaslamp.

Among the off-site attractions expected to be very popular this week:

  • AMC's "Walking Dead"-inspired "DeadQuarters" at the Martin Luther King Jr. Promenade on Harbor Drive
  • Netflix Experience at the Hilton Gaslamp hotel
  • Nintendo Gaming Lounge at the Marriott Marquis and Marina

Some useful info to help you plan out your Comic-Con adventure:

 

Organizers strongly suggest using public transportation.

A free shuttle bus service is operating 24 hours a day, stopping at 63 locations in downtown, Mission Valley, Harbor Island and Shelter Island through Sunday evening.

The Metropolitan Transit System announced that Green Line trolleys will run every 7 and 1/2 minutes between Qualcomm Stadium and the 12th and Imperial Transit Center through Sunday. Blue and Orange line trains will increase in frequency during peak travel times, according to the MTS.

The transit agency said passengers can use its new Compass Cloud mobile app to purchase ride tickets in advance. The MTS also has 22 bus routes with downtown stops.