San Diego Comic-Con 2016: The Video Game Panels You Need to See

SDCC 2016

This coming week, the mecca of all things geeky will take place once again.

San Diego Comic-Con 2016 is going to be the place to be and keep a close eye on if you want new announcements about comic books, movies, anime etc. Also on the schedule for SDCC 2016 are video games. Several big-time video game developers/publishers will be present to showcase their upcoming releases. On top of all that, there’s going to be some video game-themed panels that bleed over into the world of films and associated mass media. If you’re heading on over to SDCC 2016 and are looking to sit in on a few video game panels, we’re here to help.

SDCC 2016’s full lineup of video game panels have been gathered here for you all to see. Jot ’em all down on your personal schedule and make sure you don’t miss any of ’em.

Note: click on the panel title to get its full description. All the times listed here are for the Pacific Time Zone. The locations for each panel are also shown.


Thursday, July 21

Sea of Thieves SDCC 2016

Sea of Thieves: Art of Adventure: 10:30am to 11:30am, Room 24ABC
Street Fighter Nation: 11:45am to 12:45pm, Room 6BCF
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Behind the Scenes of the Immersive Narrative: 1pm to 2pm, Room 6BCF
Gears of War 4: Creators, Characters and Cast: 2:15pm to 3:15pm, Room 6BCF
Warcraft: The Road to Legion: 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Room 6BCF
Video Game Comics: Level Up: 5pm to 6pm, Room 23ABC
World of Capcom: 5pm to 6pm, Room 7AB
Streetpass San Diego: Gaming Communities and Changing with Time: 6pm to 7pm, Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Behind The Scenes of Overwatch’s Newest Hero: 6:45pm to 7:45pm, Room 6A



Friday, July 22

Halo Wars 2

Halo Wars 2: Know Your Enemy: 10:15am to 11:15pm, Room 6BCF
Resident Evil’s 20th Anniversary: 11:30am to 12:30pm, Room 6BCF
Injustice 2 Sneak Peek: 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Room 6DE
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Fighting Games 2016: 1pm to 2pm, Room 25ABC
The Art of Video Games: 3pm to 4pm, Room 32AB
Gears, Green Screens & Gaming: Behind the Scenes of Your Favorite Video Games: 4pm to 5pm, Room 29AB
South Park: Season 20 (will also feature footage of South Park: The Fractured But Whole): 5pm to 6pm, Hall H
Writing for the Computer Gaming Industry: 5pm to 6pm, Room 9
From Day Job to Dream Job: Making the Transition: 6:10pm to 7:10pm, Pacific 23, North Tower, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
Community Video Gaming, Local LAN and Live Events: 7pm to 8pm, Pacific 24, North Tower, Marriott Marquis & Marina
Creating Your Own Universe: 7:30pm to 8:30pm, Room 5AB
Mega64 Rogue Two Galactic Civil War Trilogy Reboot: 8pm to 9pm, Room 6DE



Saturday, July 23

Deus Ex Mankind Divided

Deus Ex and Open Bionics: Augmented Future: 10:30am to 11:30am, Room 8
Game On: Teach Students to Create Content-Themed Games: 12pm to 1pm, Shiley Special Events, San Diego Central Library
Career Paths into Game Development: 12pm to 1pm, Room 28DE
NASA & Angry Birds on a Journey to Mars: 1:30pm to 2:30pm, Room 5AB
Creating Immersive Game Story: 2pm to 3pm, Room 28DE
World of Monster Hunter: 3pm to 4pm, Room 25ABC
20 Years of Tomb Raider: Lara Croft’s Multimedia Empire: 3:30pm to 4:30pm, Room 24ABC
The Road to Pro-Gaming and E-Sports: 4:30pm to 5:30pm, Room 24ABC
Pop Culture Influence: Zombie Video Games: 5pm to 6pm, Room 25ABC
How to Get a Job in Video Games: 6pm to 7pm, Room 25ABC
Ready Writer One: How to Write for Video Games: 8pm to 9pm, Room 30CDE



Sunday, July 24

LEGO Dimensions

LEGO Dimensions: 11:15am to 12:15pm, Room 6DE
Crackle Dead Rising: Endgame: 12:30pm to 1:30pm, Room 8
Re-Imagining Reality: Bringing Games into the Real World with Ingress and Pokemon GO: 1:45pm to 2:45pm, Hall H
Assassin’s Creed Last Descendants Author Matthew J. Kirby: 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Room 23ABC
Pac-Man to Mario: Retro Video Games and Video Game History: 3pm to 4pm, Room 32AB
Geektastic Careers in Video Game Media: 4pm to 5pm, Room 29AB

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