SDCC: What Star Wars panels will be featured at San Diego Comic-Con 2019?


Are you headed to San Diego Comic-Con? Check out the schedule of events to see all the Star Wars panels offered this year.

San Diego Comic-Con is one if the largest — if not the largest — gatherings of entertainment, pop culture and all things nerdy every year.

As always, Star Wars has a strong presence at SDCC with panels, the Lucasfilm Pavilion and more. Although even with Episode IX coming out later this year and The Mandalorian hitting Disney+ on day one, this year’s Star Wars contingent is a little light at SDCC.

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There’s no Star Wars representation in the famed Hall H and no panels regarding any movies or TV shows. There are several panels that will certainly interest fans, but there is nothing showcasing any of them major releases this year — as of now.

Some of that will come at D23 where Disney has announced more info on The Mandalorian.

But don’t fret, there is still plenty for fans at SDCC to enjoy. Here is the SDCC schedule for Star Wars-related panels and events, so far, and we will update this if any information comes out.

Thursday, July 18

The 501st Legion: Star Wars Villainous Costuming

Time: 8-9pm

Room: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Grand 10 and 11

The 501st Legion is one of the most the biggest groups of any fandom. They are an immense group that has members throughout the world. And their costumes are always impressive.

This event goes into what it takes to make costumes from concept to reality.

Friday, July 19

Star Wars Collectible Update with Lucasfilm’s Brian Merten

Time: Noon-1pm

Room: 7AB

Brian Merten is a Sr.  Manager of Product Development at Lucasfilm. He will discuss collectibles such as prop replicas, statues and more.

Behind the Design: Star Wars Fashion Collaborations

Time: 1-2pm

Room: 7AB

The panel will look at fashion, which has moved on to much more than t-shirts. There will also be two new partnerships announced at SDCC.

Hasbro Star Wars

Time: 2-3pm

Room: 7AB

Members of the Lucasfilm and Hasbro teams will be on hand to discuss the toys and figures, including a few surprises.

Star Wars Audiobooks: Behind the Scenes

Time: 3-4pm

Room: 7AB

The first audiobook-only release occurred this year with Dooku: Jedi Lost. Author Cavan Scott as well as voice actors Janina Gavanker, Catherine Taber (voice of Padme) and Nick Martorelli will discuss what goes into making an audiobook.

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The Diversity of Star Wars

Time: 3-4pm

Room: Horton Grand Theatre

This panel will look at the diversity and its inclusivity. While the panel seems to take on a positive tone mentioning Rose Rico, Poe Dameron, the cast of Rogue One and the recent announcement of Pablo Pascal as The Mandalorian, Lucasfilm still has a long way to go in front and behind the camera. Hopefully this panel will address those shortcomings too.

Step Inside ILMxLab’s Star Wars Stories

Time: 4-5pm

Room: 7AB

Along with looking back at Vader Immortal, there will also be a preview for the second episode of the VR experience.

Lucasfilm Publishing: Stories from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Time: 5-6 pm

Room: 7AB

A number of authors including E.K. Johnston, Charles Soule, Timothy Zahn, and more will be on hand to talk about upcoming projects and the world of publishing. This may be a good time we also get more announced books beyond Episode IX since The Journey to The Rise of Skywalker programming has been announced already.

Fanbase Press: The Art of Star Wars: 

Time: 6-7pm

Room: 7AB

Stories aren’t just told through movies, but novels, comics, TV series and more. This panel will look at all the forms of media of the franchise and the artistic journey.

Star Wars Trading Card Collecting

Time: 7-8pm

Room: 7AB

Trading cards of the franchise have been around since the beginning of the franchise. This panel covers everything from beginning collections to learning more about cards that include sketch cards, autographs and more.

Judges on The Clone Wars

Time: 8-9pm

Room: 7AB

A group of real judges gather to discuss lawful orders vs. unlawful orders, including the trial of Ahsoka from The Clone Wars. This is bit of a different panel and could be very interesting.

Star Wars Trivia Game Panel

Time: 9-10pm

Room: 7AB

Test your trivia knowledge. It also includes a kids game round where every child ages 5-11 wins a prize.

Saturday, July 20

Meet the Star Wars Fan Groups

Time: Noon-1pm

Room: The Theater, Comic-Con Museum

Several international groups will be on hand discussing who they are, what they represent and how fans can join. Clubs include The 501st Legion, Mandalorian Mercs, Saber Guild and Droid Builders.

A Fan’s Journey: From Wall Street to Lucasfilm to Rancho Obi-Wan

Time: 3-4pm

Room: 4

Steve Sansweet talks about his journey from journalism to becoming Star Wars’ biggest fan.

Raising Skywalker: Parents, Padawans, and Psychopaths

Time: 6-7pm

Room: Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina, Grand 10 and 11

Forensic psychiatrists tackle the parent-child relationships in Star Wars with a strong focus on the sequel trilogy. This could get messy.

What’s new from Del Rey Books? 

Time: 6:30-7:30 pm

Room: 5AB

This panel is not all Star Wars, but Timothy Zahn will be there to discuss his upcoming Thrawn: Treason. Delilah Dawson (Phasma) and Chuck Wendig (Aftermeth trilogy) will also be on the panel.

Sunday, July 21

R2-Builders Panel

Time: 10-11am

Room: 11

Have you ever wanted to build your own droid? Here’s the chance to learn from the best. Everything you wanted to know about building your own droid can be found here from materials, blueprints, tools and more.

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2019 San Diego Comic-Con takes place July 17-21. Don’t miss out on all the action from this year’s event.