Matt Smith! Eva Green! Aaron Eckhart! Tatiana Maslany! Joss Whedon!
Nerd HQ returns again for its third year as an added stop for Comic-Con attendees next week from July 18-21, this time changing its venue to the home of the San Diego Padres at Petco Field, via the Gaslamp Gate. As with past years the highlight of Nerd HQ will be its panel series with admittance limited to 250 attendees. We attended the first Nerd HQ back in 2011 and were able to talk to Zack Levi (Chuck) and catch the panel and autograph signing with Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Enterprise, Men of a Certain Age) discussed here at borg.com. Nerd HQ offers an option for those who could not get tickets to Comic-Con and those Comic-Con attendees who want to sample some of the events outside the annual “greatest show of the year.” Compared to the large audiences at Comic-Con it also offers a more intimate opportunity to ask questions to major genre guests who are only a few feet away.
Tickets are for sale today beginning at noon Pacific Time, and with 250 seats per panel they will sell out quickly. Each panel costs $22 with all proceeds going to charity. Last year the events raised $140,000 for Operation Smile.
Here is the initial schedule of panels, the scheduled guests, and a quick link to where to buy tickets today: