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Featured Video Game Panels and Events at San Diego Comic-Con 2018

Check out some of the biggest video game-oriented events scheduled for this year's San Diego Comic-Con.


This year's San Diego Comic-Con is soon to kick off, with the first Preview Night events starting later this evening. Game and comic fans who are on-site at the San Diego Convention Center have a plethora of different events they can attend: so many, in fact, that choosing between them all is its own sort of struggle. Fortunately, being the game fans that we are here at Shacknews, we've got a listing of all the biggest video game-oriented events scheduled for SDCC 2018. Keep reading to learn about all the video game events at this year's Comic-Con, including their dates, times, and locations.

Highlighted Video Game Events at SDCC 2018

Sorting through the huge variety of options featured on the SDCC 2018 program schedule is kind of an immense task, but we've done all the legwork to come up with the following highlighted convention programs and events that should be of interest to video game fans. Do note that these events are specifically focused toward electronic gaming, be it in design, influence, or development. The list of tabletop and role-playing-oriented events is frankly massive, and it can be found over on the Comic-Con programming schedule website.

Thursday, July 19

• Blade Runner: Revelations: Storytelling in VR - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in room 6BCF
• Behind the Cards: The Art of Blizzard's Hearthstone - 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room 5AB
• Marvel Games Panel - 1 to 2 p.m. in Hall H
• Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies - 1 to 2 p.m. in room 6BCF
• Sonic the Hedgehog's Way Past Cool Panel - 2 to 3 p.m. in Room 9
• Spyro: Reigniting a Legend - 2:15 to 3:15 p.m. in room 6BCF
• Mega Man 30th Anniversary - 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in room 6BCF
• Crafting Story for Video Games - 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. in room 6BCF

• Bandai Namco Entertainment Fighting Game Panel - 10 to 11 a.m. in room 25ABC
• World of Capcom - 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in room 6BCF
• Career Paths into Game Development - 12 noon to 1 p.m. in room 28DE
• Resident Evil Video Games - 12:45 to 1:45 p.m. in room 6BCF
• Building Powerful Characters Features Street Fighter - 2 to 3 p.m. in room 6BCF
• Games: Pioneers of 1990s Gaming Animation - 2 to 3 p.m. in room 23ABC
• Behind the Scenes of OVerwatch's Newest Hero - 3:15 to 4:15 p.m. in room 6BCF
• God of War: Reimagining Franchises - 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in room 6BCF
• The Art of Video Games: Create a Cover Artist Jam! - 7 to 8 p.m. in room 25ABC

Saturday, July 21

• Game Pitch Review - 11 a.m. to 12 noon in the Santa Rosa Room at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
• Lara Croft's Defining Moment: Shadow of the Tomb Raider - 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in room 5AB
• Game Creator Connection - 1 to 3 p.m. in the Santa Rosa Room at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
• Expanding Sea of Thieves - 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in room 5AB
• Spotlight on Yoshitaka Amano - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in room 24ABC
• From Panel to PlayStation: A New Beginning for God of War - 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in room 5AB

Sunday, July 22

• Digitized! The Graphics of Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, T2, and More - 11 a.m. to 12 noon in Grand 9 at the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina
• Enter the Fun Zone: New Immersive Arcades and eSports Stadiums - 11 a.m. to 12 noon in room 29AB
• Making It as a Pro in Gaming and eSports - 1 to 2 p.m. in room 24ABC
• A Handbook for Working in Video Games - 2 to 3 p.m. in room 28DE
• Simulated Worlds: Writing for Virtual Reality and Games - 4 to 5 p.m. in room 28DE

Since we couldn't reasonably list all of the game-oriented events at this year's SDCC 2018, fans should absolutely stop by the full Comic Con program schedule web page, which breaks down events by category and provides the latest details about times, dates, and what attendees can expect throughout the convention. For SDCC 2018 highlights and news coverage otherwise, be sure to keep it tuned right here to Shacknews.

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