We’re just weeks away from San Diego Comic Con, and Amazon is returning with their biggest offering yet! The Amazon Prime Video Experience will introduce fans to a pair of hotly anticipated new shows, Carnival Row and The Boys, as well as celebrating the upcoming fourth season of The Expanse. The massive 60,000 square foot activation will be open from Thursday, July 18th through Sunday, July 21st.
More details below, courtesy of the official press release:
Located on the corner of MLK and 1st, fanboys and fangirls will be drawn in to the Amazon Prime Video Experience by the sight of a 40-foot tower adorned with giant LED screens that will be playing scenes from The Boys, Carnival Row and The Expanse. Comic-Con attendees will also be treated to live, show-specific performances taking place atop the multi-level tower.
Once inside, attendees will receive collectible gold and silver coins which they can use to further explore the activation. Fans can begin their day covering up the crime scene of a superhero kidnapping at the Audio Visual shop where Hughie works on The Boys. On the opposite end of the space, a Rocinante spaceship is positioned that will take adventure-seekers on a United Nations peacekeeping mission to a newly colonized planet seen in The Expanse. Guests can also discover the Carnival Row universe in which humans and exotic creatures coexist before entering The Forbidden Lounge, a neo-Victorian decorated hideaway venue, to enjoy a special performance.
After exploring the shows, guests can escape the summer heat and relax under a tented awning with refreshing beverages and a selection of mouthwatering bites, including Carl’s Jr., which will provide burgers on-site for press and fans as part of The Boys campaign. Cosplayers can even find a Cosplay Photography Corner within the walls of the Amazon Prime Video Experience, where a lifestyle photographer will be onsite to take professional portraits as digital takeaways.
Comic-Con attendees will also have an opportunity to attend two difference premiere parties, with an event for The Boys kicking off Friday, July 19th at 7pm (tickets available here). Carnival Row will host its own premiere party the following evening, at 7:30pm (tickets available here). Both events are 21+ and are first-come, first-served, so we recommend early arrival.
And of course, a Comic-Con presence wouldn’t be complete without panels, and Amazon has plenty of those, too. See below for all the details.
Thursday, July 18th
ABOUT: From Raphael Bob-Waksberg & Kate Purdy, the acclaimed creators of BoJack Horseman, comes Undone, a groundbreaking and genre bending animated series, starring Rosa Salazar, about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death.
WHERE: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront
WHEN: Thursday, July 18 from 1:45 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. PT
Friday, July 19th
SERIES: The Boys
ABOUT: Join executive producers Seth Rogen and Eric Kripke, along with series stars Karl Urban, Jack Quaid, Antony Starr, Erin Moriarty, Jessie T. Usher, Laz Alonso, Chace Crawford, Tomer Capon, Karen Fukuhara, and Elisabeth Shue, with moderator Aisha Tyler, for a behind the scenes look at their upcoming series. Based on The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson, The Boys is a fun and irreverent take on what happens when superheroes – who are as popular as celebrities – abuse their superpowers rather than use them for good. It’s the powerless against the super-powerful as The Boys embark on a heroic quest to expose the truth about The Seven. The series premieres July 26th on Amazon Prime Video.
WHERE: Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Friday, July 19 from 3 :30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. PT
SERIES: Carnival Row
ABOUT: Join stars Orlando Bloom, Cara Delevingne, David Gyasi, Tamzin Merchant and executive producers Travis Beacham and Marc Guggenheim for a sneak peek and conversation about Carnival Row, moderated by Tim Kash. Set in a Victorian fantasy world filled with mythological immigrant creatures whose exotic homelands were invaded by the empires of man, Amazon Prime Video’s Carnival Row explores how this growing population struggles to coexist with humans — forbidden to live, love, or fly with freedom. But even in darkness, hope lives, as a human detective, Rycroft Philostrate (Orlando Bloom), and a refugee faerie named Vignette Stonemoss (Cara Delevingne) rekindle a dangerous affair despite an increasingly intolerant society.
WHERE: Ballroom 20, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Friday, July 19 from 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. PT
Saturday, July 20th
SERIES: The Expanse
ABOUT: Calling all Earthers, Belters and Martians, The Expanse is making its return to Comic-Con this summer! The series has had an incredible journey since San Diego last saw the Rocinante crew. They return with news from beyond the Ring Gate and from their new home – thanks to help from the fans – as an Amazon Prime Video series. Join series stars Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, and executive producers Naren Shankar and Ty Franck to get an early look at what’s to come when Season 4 drops on Prime Video later this year.
WHERE: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton Bayfront Hotel
WHEN: Saturday, July 20 from 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. PT
SERIES: The Man in the High Castle
ABOUT: With the 4th and final season of The Man in The High Castle premiering this fall on Amazon Prime Video, the series’ cast and creators, including Isa Dick Hackett, Daniel Percival, David Scarpa, Rufus Sewell, Joel de la Fuente, Jason O’Mara, Chelah Horsdal and Frances Turner, with moderator Dominic Patten, will take fans behind the scenes as the resistance becomes a full-blown rebellion.
WHERE: Room 6A, San Diego Convention Center
WHEN: Saturday, July 20 from 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. PT