Even though Comic-Con will no longer take place on the streets of San Diego this year, all is not lost! With Comic-Con going digital à la [email protected], the Nerdist House is also committing to a virtual slate of panels and events this year.
A staple in the Gaslamp, Nerdist House has always hosted live shows, interviews, and events at their venue for attendees during SDCC weekend. Now, without the constraints of those four days, Nerdist House is kicking off early starting this Saturday, July 11th, at 10:00 am PT.
Below is a list of the panels held this Saturday, featuring Hannibal, Rad, and Kamen Rider. This series will be hosted on Nerdist‘s YouTube Channel and also streamed on their Geek & Sundry YouTube Channel and Twitch Channel. I can’t wait to see what other panels will be coming out in the upcoming weeks!
10:00 am – 11:00 am PT
Hannibal: A Delicious Reunion is a perfect prelude to a Hannibal rewatch, now that the series is on Netflix. Join Nerdist‘s Rosie Knight for the much-awaited reunion of the cast and crew of Hannibal, featuring series creator Bryan Fuller, Mads Mikkelsen (Hannibal Lecter), Hugh Dancy (Will Graham), Gillian Anderson (Bedelia Du Maurier), Caroline Dhavernas (Alana Bloom), Katie Isabelle (Margot Verger), Raúl Esparza (Frederick Chilton), Hettiene Park (Beverly Katz), Kacey Rohl (Abigail Hobbs), Scott Thompson (Jimmy Price), Aaron Abrams (Brian Zeller), executive producer Martha De Laurentiis, co-producer Loretta Ramos, director/executive producer David Slade, and food consultant Janice Poon. Chat with fellow fans and with the Hannibal cast and crew, and help raise funds for The Okra Project.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT
The Ultimate RAD Reunion brings together some very special guests from a 1986 cult classic: Rad. In this special retrospective, stars Talia Shire, Bill Allen, and Bart Conner, as well as Robert Schwartzman, who painstakingly remastered the film from its original negatives into stunning 4K, sit down with host and Rad superfan Dan Casey to discuss the film’s legacy, rare behind-the-scenes stories, and much more. Directed by Hal Needham and released at the height of the BMX craze, Rad stands the test of time through its relentless charisma, over-the-top stunts, and resonant emotional core. One of the wildest, weirdest, and most wonderful films of the 1980s, Rad is a BMX coming-of-age story like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Mostly because until now the film was incredibly hard to find! Thanks to Robert Schwartzman and Utopia, this fan-favorite film is finally available on Blu-ray through Vinegar Syndrome.
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT
TokuSHOUTsu Kamen Rider Panel
Nerdist’s Kyle Anderson moderates an exclusive panel exploring Kamen Rider, one of the greatest and most beloved tokusatsu series of all time. Panelists include Team Kamen Rider‘s David Clarke, Steve Schultze, Ken Pham, and Anthony Aguirre; Tokunation’s TokuChris; Tokusatsu Network’s Nicole Amber; and TokuSHOUTsu’s Ari Schonfeld.
5:00 pm PT
North American Premiere Screening of Kamen Rider Heisei Generations Forever
This is your chance to see this landmark film for the first time in North America! Featuring a special message from a Kamen Rider actor before the film, fans won’t want to miss this. Kamen Rider Heisei Generations FOREVER will not be streaming anywhere until the end of the summer, so this screening event will be fans’ only chance to watch the film until then. Note: Due to rights restrictions, this screening will be YouTube only.