Tuesday , May 18 2021
#ConanCon 2017

Conan O’Brien Gets Ready for ConanCon at San Diego Comic-Con

It’s become part of the annual San Diego Comic-Con (AKA SDCC) landscape. Starting the evening before the official start of the five days of controlled chaos that is SDCC, Conan O’Brien brings his TBS talk show to the venerable Spreckels theater in San Diego’s historic Gaslamp District. Last year, I was at the Wednesday taping, which included guests from Netflix’s series Bright, (Will Smith, Joel Edgerton, Noomi Rapace, Lucy Fry, and director David Ayer) and the stars of TV’s Supernatural, Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles. And of course, we all left ConanCon Day 1 with the coveted Funko popup figures outfitted for the annual pop-culture event.

Conan O’Brien’s late-night talk fest airs nightly on TBS 11:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. CT.

This year, @TeamCoco is prepping for SDCC by setting up an Instagram account, which will feature giveaways, guest updates and behind-the-scenes surprises from O’Brien and the team.

Make sure you join Blogcritics’ coverage for all things #SDCC by following @Blogcritics and @B_Barnett. Like #ConanCon, Blogcritics will be hitting the ground Wednesday, July 18. We’ll cover the television scene and more with updates several times a day on my Instagram feed @BBarnett830.

San Diego Comic-Con, the largest pop-culture festival in the world will take place July 18-22. Passes for SDCC are long-gone, but so much else happens in the carnival atmosphere of the Gaslamp, and without the requirement of a Comic-Con pass, you don’t really need to get inside to have a great time.

About Barbara Barnett

Barbara Barnett is Publisher/Executive Editor of Blogcritics, (blogcritics.org). Her Bram Stoker Award-nominated novel, called "Anne Rice meets Michael Crichton," The Apothecary's Curse The Apothecary's Curse is now out from Pyr, an imprint of Prometheus Books. Her book on the TV series House, M.D., Chasing Zebras is a quintessential guide to the themes, characters and episodes of the hit show. Barnett is an accomplished speaker, an annual favorite at MENSA's HalloWEEM convention, where she has spoken to standing room crowds on subjects as diverse as "The Byronic Hero in Pop Culture," "The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes," "The Hidden History of Science Fiction," and "Our Passion for Disaster (Movies)."

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