SDCC 2019: Wednesday (Preview Night) and Thursday Program Schedules

The official program schedules for Wednesday (Preview Night) and Thursday for San Diego Comic-Con 2019 have been released. As we have done in the past here at Jedi News, we’ve gone through the content supplied in each schedule and highlighted the panels/events that pertain (or could pertain) to Star Wars in a meaningful way. Friday is historically the big day for Star Wars panels/reveals, so stay tuned for our Friday program schedule breakdown sometime tomorrow.

Of interesting note is a special BTS panel for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on Thursday. For more on this upcoming Los Angeles-based museum that is slated to open sometime in 2022, point your browser here.

SDCC is scheduled for July 18-21 (Preview Night is July 17) at the San Diego Convention Center.

Wednesday (Preview Night)

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Funko Funkast Live
Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 6A

The Funko team will have their first ever live SDCC podcast. The panel will include product reveals, hints, bad dad jokes, pop culture discussions, original games, and a Q&A session. Panelists include Funko team members Sully, Hilary, Cameron, Ashley, and Dima.

Lucas Museum of Narrative Art: Behind the Scenes
Thursday July 18, 2019 10:00am – 11:00am
Room 5AB

George Lucas’ new museum is under construction in L.A. Meet Lucas Museum curators Erin M. Curtis, Anastasia James, and Ryan Linkof and learn about a collection of visual storytelling that spans everything from ancient art to illustration, comic art, photography, and the arts of filmmaking, including storyboards, costumes, props, and visual effects.

New Toys, Action Figures, and Statues with Entertainment Earth’s Adam Pawlus
Thursday July 18, 2019 3:00pm – 4:00pm
Room 9

What does the future hold for toys? Adam Pawlus, resident Toy Evangelist of Entertainment Earth, brings decades of toy industry experience to the table. Get ready for news, pictures, and maybe even an in-person look at new and never-before-seen toys, action figures, and collectibles. They’re so new, they’re still secret! See new reveals, upcoming exclusives, and any other secrets he could wrestle from some of the biggest toy companies. Will there be freebies? Might there be trivia? Will he bring a slide show? All will be revealed . . . except for all the stuff that’s being kept quiet for later!

The Her Universe Fashion Show
Thursday July 18, 2019 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Harbor Ballroom, Manchester Grand Hyatt

Presented by Her Universe, Hot Topic, and She-Ra in partnership with Cartoon Network, the Her Universe Fashion Show has become one of the must-attend events on Thursday at Comic-Con, as 24 designers compete with their original “geek couture” designs to win the ultimate prize: the opportunity to design a Her Universe fashion collection for Hot Topic. Hosted by actress and Her Universe founder Ashley Eckstein. Room

The 501st Legion: Star Wars Villainous Costuming
Thursday July 18, 2019 8:00pm – 9:00pm
Grand 10 & 11, Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

An introduction to the creation of fan-made villain costumes from all Star Wars movies and beyond. Legion members from the Imperial Sands Garrison will provide an overview of the creative process that brings Stormtroopers, Tusken Raiders, Boba Fett, or Kylo Ren from the silver screen into reality. They will discuss the membership journey, from initial interest through final approval. They will speak about the process for working with armor parts, small prop and soft costume construction, and 3D modeling and printing.

Justin LaSalata
Located in New York with his wife Dianna, Justin LaSalata is the US Editor of Jedi News responsible for reporting on all areas of Star Wars related news as well as coverage from NY Comic Con and Toy Fair NY.