Nerd HQ 2011

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:

Psych panel

Psych
July 18, 2013 9:00 AM
James Roday & Dule Hill, Steve Franks, Kelly Kulchak, Chris Henze

Maze Runner panel

The Maze Runner
July 18, 2013 4:00 PM
Dylan O’Brien, Wes Ball, Wyck Godfrey, James Dashner

Sherlock panel

PBS Masterpiece Theater: Sherlock
July 18, 2013 5:00 PM
Steven Moffat, Mark Gatiss, Sue Vertue

I Frankenstein panel

I, Frankenstein
July 19, 2013 12:15 PM
Aaron Eckhart, Yvonne Strahovski, Stuart Beattie, and Kevin Grevioux

Orphan Black panel

Orphan Black
July 19, 2013 3:00 PM
Tatiana Maslany, Jordan Gavaris and Dylan Bruce

Rise of an Empire panel

300: Rise of an Empire
July 19, 2013 4:15 PM
Sullivan Stapleton, Eva Green and Rodrigo Santoro

Mangianello panel

Joe Manganiello/True Blood
July 19, 2013 5:30 PM

Haven panel

Haven
July 19, 2013 6:30 PM
Emily Rose, Lucas Bryant, Eric Balfour, Adam Copeland, Colin Ferguson

Joss Whedon panel

Joss Whedon
July 20, 2013 10:00 AM

Thrilling Adventure Panel

Thrilling Adventure Hour
July 20, 2013 11:30 AM
Ben Acker and Ben Blacker, Paul F. Tompkins, Paget Brewster, Autumn Reeser, John DiMaggio, Joshua Malina, Marc Evan Jackson, Mark Gagliardi, Craig Cacwkoski, Hal Lublin, Annie Savage, Aaron Ginsburg

Doctor Who panel

Doctor Who
July 20, 2013 2:00 PM
Matt Smith, Jenna Coleman, Steven Moffat

Check out the Nerd HQ/Nerd Machine website for more information and updates.

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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