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10. The Purge: From Film to Television – Room 6BCF (Saturday from 5:15pm – 6:15pm)

With the world of The Purge petering out on the big screen (the new movie was a modest success, but it looks like the end of the line), Blumhouse’s blend of gruesome horror and social commentary is looking to jump mediums. This fall, USA will premiere the TV version of the near-future sci-fi/horror series, which takes place in a dystopian United States where all crime is legalized for one night a year. Will the premise survive the jump to longform storytelling? And will the small screen be a good home for a series that has managed to blend gratuitous horror and chilling satire into a delightful and bitter cocktail? This panel has a lot to prove and I couldn’t be more curious. (Jacob Hall)

The Clone Wars

9. 10-Year Anniversary of Star Wars: The Clone Wars – Room 6BCF (Thursday at 11:45am – 12:45pm)

I can’t believe it’s been a decade since Star Wars: The Clone Wars began airing. It seems like just yesterday Star Wars Rebels started up, but that’s also already over. Executive producer Dave Filoni and a panel of unannounced guests will look back on 10 years of the Emmy Award-winning series that expanded the Star Wars universe. We can expect that Ashley Eckstein and Matt Lanter will be there, but who else? It’s sure to be a very emotional hour, even though we don’t really know what is in store for this panel. Rumor has it they might even be talking about future animated series content. It’s amazing that Comic-Con didn’t give Lucasfilm a bigger room for this panel, as I’m sure many Star Wars fans will be camping out to get into this very small ballroom. (Peter Sciretta)

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8. Predator – Hall H (Thursday from 10:30am – 11:30am)

The original Predator from 1987 isn’t one of my favorite action movies, but it’s certainly a staple from that decade. So why do I find myself so excited by The Predator? Maybe it’s the prospect of Shane Black behind the camera after having a supporting role in the first movie. Maybe it’s the incredible ensemble cast that includes Sterling K. Brown, Boy Holbrook, Trevante Rhodes, Keegan-Michael Key, and more. Or maybe it’s just because that most recent trailer looked badass, and it’s about time we had another good Predator movie on the big screen again. (Ethan Anderton)

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7. Netflix: Matt Groening’s Disenchantment – Room 6A (Saturday from 5:30pm – 6:30pm)

Disenchantment comes from Simpsons and Futurama creator Matt Groening, and it definitely looks more in the vein of the latter rather than the former. Much of the same voice cast of Futurama, as well as the same animation house, are in charge of the Netflix series, which adds Futurama-style humor to a fairy tale setting. That’s pretty damn promising, because for years, Futurama was one of the most original, creative animated shows on TV. So was The Simpsons, but that was a long, long, long time ago, back before the show morphed into the lifeless husk it is now. The Comic-Con panel will offer a sneak peek at the show, which is set to premiere on Netflix in August. (Chris Evangelista)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Renewed

6. NBC’s Brooklyn Nine-Nine – Indigo Ballroom (Thursday from 7:00pm – 8:00pm)

A few months ago, Brooklyn Nine-Nine was cancelled. But only for about 24 hours. Fox’s beloved cop comedy was quickly rescued by NBC for a sixth season and its passionate fanbase breathed a sigh of relief – the sweetest and silliest show on television would live to protect and serve for another day. So the panel this year should be an interesting one: the cast and crew know they’ve been given a second chance and the assembled fans will be more grateful than ever, knowing that this won’t be the final time this group of people get to assemble before fans. It should be a joyous occasion. (Jacob Hall)

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