Comic-Con: 12 Events Not to Miss
THR offers a brief overview of geek week's best panels, screenings, parties and activities (zip line, anyone?).
This story first appeared in the Aug. 1 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.
THURSDAY, JULY 24
The Giver: With no Hunger Games or Divergent panels this year, this will be the only real fix for YA fans. (1:30 p.m., Hall H)
Community: Dan Harmon's nerdy engine that could will celebrate its Yahoo revival. (2:15 p.m., Ballroom 20)
Gotham Zip Line: Have you ever wanted to skim across a city like the Dark Knight? No? Understandable. But the new Fox show wants you to anyway. (Between the Convention Center and the Hilton Bayfront)
Penny Dreadful: On a light night for bashes, Showtime's party stands out with stars Josh Hartnett and Eva Green. (7 p.m., U.S. Grant Hotel)
FRIDAY, JULY 25
Horns: Daniel Radcliffe will make his first Comic-Con appearance in support of this horror flick. (3 p.m., Hall H)
Game of Thrones: Author and executive producer George R.R. Martin brings his trademark awkwardness to answer burning questions, with casting for season five expected to be announced at the session. (1:40 p.m., Hall H)
Dig Scavenger Hunt: To pimp its new event series, USA is inviting Snapchat-savvy fans to scour the Gaslamp district for clues that could, for 40 of them, lead to a meet-and-greet with creator Tim Kring at 5 p.m.
Nerd Machine: A celebrity-studded dance party at Zachary Levi's Nerd HQ. (10 p.m., Petco Park)
SATURDAY, JULY 26
Warner Bros. vs. Marvel: The two powerhouses will vie for the "Who Won Saturday?" crown. Warners is bringing Mad Max and The Hobbit, and will likely tease Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Marvel is expected to deliver Avengers and Ant-Man surprises. (10 a.m. for Warners; 5:30 p.m. for Marvel; both in Hall H)
American Horror Story: The FX anthology makes its debut in San Diego. (7 p.m., Room 6DE)
Sleepy Hollow Virtual Experience: Using the immersive Oculus Rift virtual reality headset, Fox will attempt to scare you silly. (Petco Interactive Zone)
SUNDAY, JULY 27
The Strain: Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse's vampire show will screen a new episode. (1:45 p.m., Hall H)