San Diego Comic Con kicks off Thursday, with preview events tonight. Since tickets have been sold out for months, many will be stuck following the festivities from home, including the closely-watched events at the famed Hall H. While the Hall H panels will not be available online, there are so many other programs you can live stream, including some Marvel Comics panels, that you can have your own Comic-Con from your couch. Read on for a look at some of the events you can live stream at home for free.
You can now watch the Warner Bros. Justice League panel right here. Flicks and the City also posts other panels shortly after they have ended, including Hall H events.
Marvel set up a hub for its all-day stream right here at Marvel.com/SDCC2017. The schedule includes interviews with Marvel actors, writers and artists at the Marvel booth on the exhibition floor. It will also include live streams of the panels, plus reaction to breaking news. TWHIP! The Big Marvel Show hosts Ryan Penagos and Lorraine Cink, and Marvel Gaming host Jessica Brohard are hosting the live stream.
At 3:50 PST on Saturday, the stream will include discussions of the Marvel Studios panel, and don’t expect to see the footage of Thor: Ragnarok or Avengers: Infinity War that those in the audience will. Instead, the schedule shows that at 4:25 PST on Saturday, the live stream will just to a “sizzle reel” or original series. On Sunday, the live stream will include cosplay competitions.
The big Marvel news so far from the panel is Michelle Pfieffer’s casting as Janet Van Dyne in Ant Man And The Wasp. Of course, Pfieffer also played Catwoman in Batman Returns.
Click here for the Thor: Ragnarok trailer.
Twitter Live Streams
In late June, Twitter and IGN announced that they would be partnering up to deliver live coverage from SDCC. As Variety notes, the two sites previously worked together during E3, with Twitter carrying IGN’s live coverage of that convention. Twitter will do the same for SDCC.
IGN’s live stream can be found by clicking here. IGN Live From SDCC will kick off at 8 p.m. PST, Wednesday and will be live for around 13 hours during the convention. There will be live reports and interviews with celebrities and post-panel coverage of major events. You can find IGN’s schedule here.
IMDb will have its own live coverage on Twitter as well. Their show starts on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. PST.
You can also follow the hashtag #SDCC2017 for live coverage from fans at the convention.
Comic Con HQ
Last year, Comic Con International and Lionsgate launched the Comic Con HQ streaming app. You can sign up for free for seven days with a credit card, but after that you’ll be charged $5 a month, or $50 for a year. You can click here to start a free trial.
In addition to access to San Diego Comic Con panels of the past, there are exclusive shows, like Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest, Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk’s Con Man: The Series and Collider Conversations. There are also over 300 movies and 50 TV Shows available. Comic Con HQ is already available on Android, iOS, Roku and as an Amazon Prime add-on. Soon, the app will be available for Apple TV, PS4 and Microsoft devices.
SDCC made a major push for CCHQ last year, providing live streaming programming and interviews. None of the major panels were live streamed, but they were later added to watch on demand. If you’d like to go back over all the 2016 SDCC panels, you can do that.
Oddly enough, Lionsgate doesn’t have a panel for its movies this year, as the studios have been toning down their presence at the convention in recent years. (Universal and Paramount also won’t be there this year.)