…and scene. The roll-out of this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego programming is pretty much done, with the final day unleashed this morning. As is the usual case with Sunday, it’s a bit lighter than the other days, but still boasting plenty of worthwhile ways to spend your time. Full list here!
10:00-11:00 Smallville Screening and Q&A— Comic-Con favorite Smallville returns for its last visit to Comic-Con in advance of the show’s 10th and final season, as showrunners Kelly Souders and Brian Peterson join star/executive producer Tom Welling and series stars Erica Durance, Cassidy Freeman, and Justin Hartley to talk about the year ahead, answer fan questions, and give an exclusive sneak peek at clips from the final season. From Tollin/Robbins Productions, Millar/Gough Ink in association with Warner Bros. Television, Smallville airs Fridays at 8pm ET/PT on The CW. Smallville: The Complete Ninth Season will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on September 7. Ballroom 20
This panel is doubly bittersweet for Smallville devotees: it’s for the last season and Allison Mack (who plays fan favorite Chloe Sullivan), isn’t scheduled to be there.
1:30-2:30 Glee— One year after the cast and creators of Glee came to Comic-Con for the first time, the show has exploded with blockbuster ratings, number-one albums and a sold-out concert tour. Get an exclusive first look at what’s in store for season 2 from executive producers Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, along with stars Chris Colfer, Amber Riley, Jenna Ushkowitz, Kevin McHale, Mark Salling, Heather Morris, and Naya Rivera, as they share some never-before-seen footage, spill behind-the-scenes secrets, and take questions from the crowd. Ballroom 20
Apparently, some fans aren’t happy about Glee, fairly far removed from typical Comic-Con fare, having a presence again this year. Here’s a reason to be unhappy: No Jane Lynch!
2:00-3:00 “The Batman Dreams of Hieronymus Machines,” or The Matt Fraction Spotlight Panel— Comic-Con special guest Matt Fraction (Casanova, Invincible Iron Man, Uncanny X-Men, The Mighty Thor) performs “The Batman Dreams of Hieronymus Machines,” a weird spoken-word history of comics, art, and his own experiences with both and how comics — and art — can save your life. Also: Bruce Lee, cave paintings, Stilt-Man, and profound brain injuries. First performed as a part of W00tstock 2.0, now it’s coming to San Diego! Then, after that, probably a discussion and some Q&A and stuff moderated by Bill Hader (SNL, Paul, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World). Room 7AB
What? Yes. Yes yes yes. Also: Bill Hader is in Scott Pilgrim? What an exciting string of letters that was.
2:45-3:45 X: Sons of Anarchy and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia— Appearing at Comic-Con for the first time is Sons of Anarchy, with series stars Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal (Futurama), and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Beauty and the Beast) and series creator Kurt Sutter. Next up is It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia with Charlie (Charlie Day), Mac (Rob McElhenney), Dennis (Glenn Howerton), Sweet Dee (Kaitlin Olson), and Frank (Danny DeVito), the self-centered owners of Paddy’s Pub in Philadelphia who will do just about anything — no matter how reprehensible — in an attempt to better their own situation. Ballroom 20
Always Sunny has been (an awesome) part of Comic-Con before; Sons of Anarchy might seem a bit left field, but, hello, Hellboy and Leela.
3:00-4:30 Comics Pro/Fan Trivia Match— Len Wein (Microbots), Kurt Busiek (Kool-Aid Man), and Mark Waid (Batman Electric Talking Toothbrush) face off against fans Tom Galloway (former Google employee), David Oakes (college professor), and Michael Grabois (rocket scientist) in a match on significant pre-Crisis DC events in celebration of DC’s 75th anniversary. Peter David (Captain America’s War on Drugs) will moderate. Room 4
::goes on eBay looking for a Batman Electric Talking Toothbrush::
3:30-4:30 Comic-Con Talkback— Another Comic-Con — the 41st! — is coming to a close. Here’s your chance to come and tell the CCI organizers what they did wrong and right. Talk to Comic-Con executives about this year’s event and your concerns. Room 3
One of the best opportunities all year to hear people complain about things.
4:00-5:00 Buffy the Musical— Let’s end this show with a bang! The powers that be behind Fandom Charities Inc. and Whedonopolis.com present a screening of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer musical episode “Once More With Feeling” as Comic-Con 2010′s big closing event! Many say this is the finest, funniest, most ingenious episode ever to come out of the Buffy-verse. But remember, the best part of the show is up to you! This episode was made for talkin’ — back, that is — and singing and shouting and dancing in the aisles, with or without your dry cleaning! Audience participation: it isn’t just for Rocky Horror and mob riots anymore. Ballroom 20
These screenings were fairly commonplace at indie theaters a few years ago, but now you can pretty much get the mustard out only at events like Comic-Con.