San Diego Comic-Con 2014 officially kicks off tomorrow with “Preview Night,” which used to just be an excuse to wander around the dealer’s floor before the hordes arrived, but now is the day you have to get in line if you want to get into Hall H. Of course, one of the many great things about Comic-Con is all the free swag you’ll have crammed into your bags during the flight home, swag such as these rather badass exclusive Con posters for AMC’s The Walking Dead and the upcoming Jurassic Park sequel, Jurassic World.
SPOILERS FOR THE MOST RECENT SEASON OF THE WALKING DEAD
First up we’ve got the above banner for The Walking Dead, showing off the dire situation our favorite zombie survivors were left in as of last season. If you recall, Rick and the gang had gotten split into smaller groups after the shitstorm at the prison, and the whole season was leading up to their eventual reunion…and to a place called Terminus. The self-described “end of the line” was a beacon of potential hope throughout a season where the survivors were otherwise scattered and just trying to survive on a day-to-day basis. Unfortunately, this being The Walking Dead, things didn’t turn out well once they got to Terminus. As in “locked in a train car by heavily armed nutjobs of dangerous intent.”
If you’re in San Diego this week, you can check out the Walking Dead panel in the massive Hall H on Friday, July 25, at 12:20pm. The panel will include a good chunk of the cast: Andrew Lincoln (Rick), Norman Reedus (Daryl), Steven Yeun (Glen), Lauren Cohan (Maggie), Danai Gurira (Michonne), Melissa McBride (Carol), Chad Coleman (Tyreese), and Michael Cudlitz (Sgt. Ford). Also on hand will be showrunner Scott Gimple, executive producer/creator Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert, and special effects makeup supervisor and executive producer Greg Nicotero. Talking Dead host Chris Hardwick will be moderating.
You can find a list of Comic-Con Walking Dead swag — and where to get it — right here. The official Walking Dead booth is #4237. The show itself returns to AMC this October.
The limited-edition Jurassic World poster was created by artist Mark Englert and unveiled by director Colin Trevorrow via Twitter. He also says that the poster will be available at SDCC to “a resourceful few.” According to Collider, that means following @JurassicPark on Twitter, @JurassicWorld on Instagram, or texting “JURASSIC” to 834567, and then you’ll get info about how to get your hands on one of the posters.
Set 22 years after the events of the first Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World returns to Isla Nubar, back where it all started. It’s now the site of a popular theme park, proving that the people in charge never paid attention to that old maxim about learning from history. Jurassic World is scheduled to hit theaters on June 12, 2015.
It doesn’t look like there’s a specific Jurassic World panel this year, but if you’re interested in the sequel I’d recommend hitting up the Legendary Pictures panel in Hall H at 12:25pm on Saturday, July 26.