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Amazon Sets Comic-Con@Home Panels; Creates Amazon Virtual-Con

Amazon Prime Video joins the virtual SDCC panel lineup with fan favorite shows.

The studio also announced the launch of Amazon Virtual-Con, which includes experiences fans can enjoy from home. The virtual content hub will allow fans to engage with content from their favorite shows. You will not have to be an Amazon Prime subscriber to access the content July 23 – 26.

Read on for the details on all the virtual panels Amazon will bring to Comic-Con@Home and the special events of Amazon Virtual-Con.

Amazon Comic-Con@Home

Truth Seekers – Thursday, July 23 at 12pm PST

This new supernatural horror-comedy comes from Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead) and Nick Frost (Hot Fuzz). It follows a team of part-time paranormal investigators filming ghost sightings across the UK. Pegg and Frost will be on-hand to discuss the series, along with James Serafinowicz and Nat Saunders. The panel will be moderated by Empire Magazine’s Chris Hewitt.

Utopia – Thursday, July 23 at 1pm PST

Utopia follows a group of young comic fans who discover the conspiracy in a graphic novel is real. The eight-episode thriller finds them embarking on a high-stakes adventure to save humanity. The panel includes writer/executive producer Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) along with series stars John Cusack, Rainn Wilson, Sasha Lane, Ashleigh LaThrop, Dan Byrd, Desmin Borges, Javon “Wanna” Walton, and Jessica Rothe. The panel will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Christian Holub.       

Promo for Amazon original series Upload

Upload – Thursday, July 23 at 2pm PST

Upload is a ten-episode sci-fi comedy in which people are “uploaded” to the virtual afterlife of their choice. Engadget’s Cherlynn Low will moderate a panel of creators and stars including Greg Daniels (The Office), Robbie Amell, Andy Allo, Kevin Bigley, Allegra Edwards, and Zainab Johnson. They will discuss behind-the-scenes details from season 1 and what fans can expect in season 2.

The Boys – Thursday, July 23 at 3pm PST

Aisha Tyler will moderate the panel looking at the upcoming second season of The Boys. Executive producer Eric Kripke will participate alongside stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara and Aya Cash. Executive producers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg will also make a special appearance.

Amazon's The Boys promo image

Amazon Virtual-Con

Summer Game Fest on Twitch

Witness the future of gaming with Twitch’s on-going Summer Game Fest, the biggest gaming event of the year. Amazon brings select programming.

The Boys Customizable Promo Item

Virtual-Con attendees can choose between two customizable promo items inspired by The Boys. Each item will ship free to guests following the event.

Hanna Unlocked Adventure Game

Hanna Unlocked is a digital adventure game presented by Amazon Prime Video. It’s powered by The Escape Game. It will drop players into the Hanna universe between seasons 1 and 2. Players will take on the role of a UTRAX agent to gather intel and track down Hanna and Clara. After completing the mission, players will be shown footage leading into season 2.

Audible’s Sandman Experience

Fans are invited to submit a description of a memorable dream that they’ve had. This is to celebrate Audible’s release of The Sandman, based on Neil Gaiman’s iconic graphic novel. The selected dreams will be illustrated by a DC artist. Everyone who submits gets rewarded with an exclusive episode of the upcoming audiobook. Submissions should be sent to drawnfromthedreaming.com. Or via U.S. mobile phone at 515-SANDMAN (515-726-3626), a hotline narrated by Gaiman.

Be sure to check back to That Hashtag Show for the latest Comic-Con@Home updates.

Source: Deadline

By Jessica Lancaster

They say write what you know, and I definitely know how to be a nerd.

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