'Comic-Con At Home': How to Watch Online Around the World

Comic-Con brings around 150,000 people every year to the San Diego Convention Centre, something that is definitely not advisable in the era of Covid-19. Though the fandom event cannot happen in a physical space in 2020, the event is still going ahead as Comic-Con at Home, which will see all the huge names the event usually attracts giving online virtual panels.

These will be available to watch online on YouTube for free, meaning that viewers from all over the world can be among the first to hear about the latest in movies, comics, and TV for the first time without having to schlep to California.

How to watch Comic-Con at Home online

With 350 panels live-streaming over five days, the first thing that viewers will have to decide is what to see. On the Comic-Con.org website, you can click on the 'Comic-Con@Home' button, which will bring up links to the line-up of each of the five days.

Each of the panels listed has a YouTube link under its title. At the time and date shown, viewers can click on this link and be taken to the panel of their choosing. Alternatively, they can click on the 'Watch When Available!' link to stay on the Comic-Con site and watch an embedded version of the YouTube video.

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The cast of 'Star Trek: Discovery' are among those appearing on Comic-Con at Home panels CBS All Access

Website visitors should note that all panel times listed on the Comic-Con site are PDT, so you will have to work out the time difference between America's west coast and wherever you are.

The majority of these YouTube virtual panels will also be available after the date or time listed, though the Comic-Con website notes that some of them may be only available for a limited time.

As well as clicking the individual links, all videos will be available on the Comic-Con YouTube channel, where viewers can browse through them after they have live-streamed.

To stop viewers from becoming overwhelmed trying to find the panels they want to watch. Comic-Con at Home has teamed up with MySched, where users can make an account and then create a schedule of the panels they want to see. Visitors to the website using the mobile app are also able to export the panels they want to watch onto their calendar app of choice.

Among the highlights that pop culture fans may want to watch online (all times PDT) are:

  • Thursday, July 23 at 10 a.m.: Star Trek Universe Virtual Panel, with franchise producers Alex Kurtzman and Heather Kadin, plus a table read featuring the cast of the Season 2 finale of Star Trek: Discovery.
  • Friday, July 24 at 2 p.m.: AMC's The Walking Dead: World Beyond, where viewers can get their first look at the delayed TWD spin-off.
  • Saturday, July 25 at 3 p.m.: Bill & Ted Face the Music, hosted by Kevin Smith and featuring cast members Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Brigette Lundy-Paine, and William Sadler, director Dean Parisot and screenwriters Ed Solomon and Chris Matheson, previewing the upcoming threequel movie.
  • Sunday, July 26 at 12 p.m.: The 100 Special Video Presentation & Q&A, while will see stars Marie Avgeropoulos, Lindsey Morgan, Richard Harmon, Tasya Teles, Shannon Kook, JR Bourne, Shelby Flannery, and creator/executive producer Jason Rothenberg celebrating their final Comic-Con and previewing the upcoming series finale.

Comic-Con at Home airs from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26 on YouTube.