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San Diego Comic-Con 2023: How to Watch


San Diego Comic-Con, also known as SDCC, is back once again and it’s happening right now! If it’s anything like last year’s event, we can anticipate announcements and teasers for big franchises we know and love across sci-fi, superhero, fantasy and more across this multi-day event.

SDCC is known for bringing creators together across comics, film and television and collectibles to connect with their fans across panels, discussions and various art forms. If you’re interested in streaming Comic-Con, we have all the details below, including when it is, the schedule, and how you can watch any and all of the panels you might be interested in. You can also check out our coverage of all of the biggest announcements from SDCC.

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When is SDCC 2023?

The annual SDCC event takes place at the San Diego Convention Center from July 19 – 23! See below for the actual in-person SDCC Exhibit Floor hours, and stay tuned for a detailed breakdown of what panels are happening on each day.

How to Watch SDCC 2023 Live

Unless you’re attending in-person (and got your badge before they sold out), Comic-Con coverage can also be viewed from the comfort of wherever you are, so long as you have a reliable internet connection. IGN will be covering Comic-Con with our own live show, reporting on and reacting to all of the news that comes out of the event, and we’ll be sharing more details on what we have planned soon.

Note: IGN’s Live Comic-Con Show is happening over Friday and Saturday:

  • Friday, July 21 at 3pm PT
  • Saturday, July 22 at 3pm PT

Where to Stream SDCC Coverage

Here’s the full list of places you can watch IGN’s live show at San Diego Comic-Con:

San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

SDCC Event Logo
SDCC Event Logo

The full programming schedule is not live yet, but has started to roll out from the official SDCC website. The event is happening over July 20-23, with a preview night on July 19:

  • Preview Night Wednesday, July 19 – 6pm – 9pm PT
  • Thursday, July 20 – 9:30am – 7pm PT
  • Friday, July 21 – 9:30am – 7pm PT
    • IGN’s Live Comic-Con Show starts at 3pm PT
  • Saturday, July 22 – 9:30am – 7pm PT
    • IGN’s Live Comic-Con Show starts at 3pm PT
  • Sunday, July 23 – 9:30am – 5pm PT

SDCC Panels

See the full SDCC schedule for all the Comic-Con panel dates, times and details; updated constantly by our news team. To recap so far, see TL;DR below:

July 20 – Thursday’s Panels:

  • Pokemon
  • Spider-Man 2
  • Max: Harley Quinn and Adventure Time: Fionna & Cake
  • Paramount Pictures: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem
  • A24: TALK TO ME (Plus: see more info below for an in-person advance screening opportunity)

July 21 – Friday’s panels:

  • Telltale: The Expanse
  • Prime Video: The Boys spinoff Gen V and Invincible
  • AMC: The Walking Dead universe
  • Peacock: The Continental

What to Expect at SDCC 2023

We expect announcements and teasers across the biggest sci-fi, superhero and fantasy franchises. Special guest speakers confirmed for 2023 include Todd McFarlane, Jim Lee, Frank Miller and J. Michael Straczynsk, with Comic-Con sponsors including DC, Marvel Studios, Crunchyroll, Disney+, FOX, AMC, NBC, ABC and more.

As listed in the schedule so far, the first two days of SDCC (July 20-21) will feature exciting panels covering games and entertainment, including a Spider-Man 2, Pokemon, TMNT, Harley Quinn animated series, The Boys spinoff Gen V and Invincible, The Walking Dead, Rick and Morty and more.

Will Marvel Be at Comic-Con This Year?

Marvel will reportedly not be holding panels this year at SDCC.

SDCC 2022 Recap

Check out the SDCC trailers from 2022 and biggest announcements from last year’s 2022 San Diego Comic-Con. Highlights included a first look at Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, a deep dive into Gotham Knights’ Batgirl and a fresh trailer for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power. If the event is anything like last year’s in-person comic-con, there may be special days dedicated to panels.

More from IGN at SDCC 2023:

Immortals of Aveum

Immortals of Aveum is a new single-player first-person magic shooter that puts you in the role of Jak, a battlemage capable of wielding three different types of magic. Fight alongside an elite squadron of battlemages to save the world on the edge of abyss.

Tune into IGN’s San Diego Comic-Con coverage for a closer look at Immortals of Aveum along with a debut of cosplayer Alicia Marie as Grand Magnus Kirkan – one of the central characters from the game.

Presented by Immortals of Aveum.

Reservation Dogs

Tune in to IGN Live at San Diego Comic-Con as we discuss FX’s Reservation Dogs, created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi. Catch the new trailer and watch as we recap the series before the final season premieres August 2nd, only on Hulu.

One Punch Man
IGN is sitting down with Terry Li, General Manager of Crunchyroll Games and Senior Vice President of Emerging Business at Crunchyroll, and Kyong Kim, Senior Director of Production at Crunchyroll Games, to discuss One-Punch Man: World—a new multiplayer action title from Perfect World based on the global hit anime One-Punch Man.
We’ll be taking a look at new gameplay footage, and diving into what fans can expect when the game releases on PC, iOS and Android later this year. Tune in to catch the full interview, exclusively on IGN’s San Diego Comic-Con coverage. Presented by One Punch Man: World.

Game Changers

Miss any of IGN’s San Diego Comic-Con coverage? Game Changers presented by the game-changing Xfinity 10G Network has you covered with all the hottest news that’s changing the game. When it comes to game changers, Xfinity is leading the way, giving you a powerful connection today, while building towards a faster, more reliable tomorrow. Tune into every day of IGN’s live programming to check out all the biggest updates from IGN’s San Diego Comic-Con coverage. And stay in the know across IGN’s social channels like TikTok, Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter with even more game-changing highlights.
A24’s “TALK TO ME” Advance Screening w/Filmmakers
Following A24’s panel on July 20th (4:15-5:15 pm PT), Comic-Con & A24 invite you to an advance screening of the highly anticipated horror film of the summer, TALK TO ME. Join filmmakers Danny and Michael Philippou for a skin-crawling demonic horror experience. Seating is limited and based on a first come, first serve basis.

When: Doors at 9:00pm; Screening at 10:00pm.

Where: AMC Mission Valley (1640 Camino Del Rio N, San Diego, CA 92108).

History of SDCC


Did you know SDCC got its start back in the 1970s? The SDCC non-profit founders’ goal was to cover comics but also popular art forms like sci-fi films and fantasy lit they thought deserved wider recognition. Originally called “San Diego’s West Coast Comic Convention” in 1972, the event became known as “San Diego Comic-Con” (SDCC) in 1973, and later coined “Comic-Con International: San Diego” (CCI) in 1995.

Commonly known as SDCC most commonly still today, this special convention continues to gain popularity across sci-fi, anime and fantasy fans with spectacular cosplay each year and around 130,000 people at each event.

Shop Comic Merch

If you’re feeling FOMO from not being in-person at SDCC this year, we got you covered with our live shows and news coverage as outlined above, but did you know we also have comics merch to rep your favorite SDCC franchises? Check out some of the hundreds of items we have across anime, comics, fantasy and sci-fi below:

Harley Quinn Statue

Iron Studios

Harley Quinn Statue

This sassy Harley Quinn statue is a perfect addition to any DC collection! Approx. 6.7 inches tall and made by Iron Studios.

Daily Bugle Hat

Marvel Comics

Daily Bugle Hat

For the true Spider-Man fans. Get this unique, corduroy pre-curved snapback hat to show everyone you keep up with world events like a pro.

Retro Pizzeria TMNT White Sweatshirt

Officially Licensed Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Product

Retro Pizzeria TMNT White Sweatshirt

“Forgiveness is divine, but never pay full price for late pizza.”

LEGO Infinity Gauntlet with Infinity Stones


LEGO Infinity Gauntlet with Infinity Stones

This 590-piece model gives adult Marvel fans the opportunity to immerse themselves in creative construction and recreate one of comic-book culture’s most recognizable, and most devastating, weapons.

Rick and Morty Fist Pump T-Shirt

What are you hoping to see from SDCC 2023?!

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