For some, the annual Comic-Con 2012 is the biggest event that could ever happen in the summertime. It's a great mixture of comics and pop culture all stuffed up into a large convention center by the bay.

But one of the main things that fans go to at Comic-Con 2012 is the flurry of panels. Thankfully for most of you some of the biggest panels of the day don't begin until later on in the morning, so you can still rush off to the Hasbro line on The Floor to grab your limited edition action figure before you start camping outside of Hall H.

So what's going on during Preview Night and Thursday of Comic-Con that you should attend? We've got a couple of things picked out for you just in case you feel like popping into a panel or two in between your visits to The Floor, Artists Alley or that upstairs section that plays random anime shows.

Wednesday (Preview Night)

If you're one of the lucky son of a gun people who managed to get their hands on the four-day pass that includes preview night, you better hunker down in Hall H shortly after those doors open at 6 PM. Why? Because you can check out some television show pilots before they air which include '666 Park Avenue,' 'The Following,' 'Revolution,' 'Cult' and DC's 'The Arrow.' We do hope that show is good.

Thursday (Day 1 of Comic-Con)

There's a lot of different panels going on that pertain to a number of different interests. We'll separate it for you and point out what you guys should see in movies and television. (And note: you definitely should go and see Editor-in-Chief at the Masters of the Web panel that's taking place in Room 24ABC from 4:30-5:30.)


  • DreamWorks Animation Panel (11:15-12, Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom)
  • 'The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part II' (12:45-1:45, Hall H)
  • Walt Disney Studios: 'Frankenweenie,' 'Oz the Great and Powerful,' and 'Wreck-It Ralph' (2:05-3:05, Hall H)
  • 'Hotel Transylvania' (3:00-4:00, Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom)
  • 'CZ12' (3:25-4:25, Hall H)
  • 'The Expendables 2' (4:45-5:45, Hall H)
  • The Virtual Drive-In ('Branded,' 'Crave,' 'Coldwater') (6:15-8:15, Hall H)


  • DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of the Berk (12:00-1:00, Room 6A)
  • 'MAD' Screening and Q&A (12:45-1:45, Room 6DE)
  • 'Voltron': Form Blazing Fans! (1:00-2:00, Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom)
  • A Behind-the-Scenes Look at 'Star Trek: The Next Generation's' Journey Into Hi-Def(2:00-3:00, Room 7AB)
  • Power Rangers: 20 Years and Beyond! (2:00-3:00, Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom)
  • USA Network's 'Psych' (2:15-3:15, Ballroom 20)
  • MTV's 'Teen Wolf' (2:30-3:30, Room 6A)
  • 'Beauty and the Beast' (3:30-4:35, Ballroom 20)
  • 'Wilfred' Screening and Q&A (4:00-5:00, Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom)
  • 'Archer' Screening and Q&A (5:00-6:00, Hilton Bayfront Indigo Ballroom)
  • 'Nikita' Screening and Q&A (6:00-7:00, Room 6BCF)
  • Showtime: 'Dexter' (6:00-7:15, Ballroom 20)
  • Comedy Central: 'Workaholics' (6:30-7:30, Room 24ABC)

We can continue going on forever, listing what you should check out from DC's annual comic search to the 'Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog' sing along. So look at the list here and start figuring out what you'll be seeing on Thursday at Comic-Con: