It might be time to rethink what you are going to be doing this summer. San Diego Comic Con International, better known as simply Comic Con, announced that all of the Hall H panels (aka the ones you really want to see) will be streamed. Does this mean that you don't have to camp out for hours, missing other events, just to see some of that amazing footage from the upcoming hits early? Well, it probably won't stop you.
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But for anyone who couldn't get tickets to Comic Con, this might be the next best thing.
The announcement was made during an interview with General Manager of Comic Con HQ ap Seth Laderman and /Film. He said that 2016 will be the first time that Comic Con will stream Hall H panels - and he is pretty stoked about it. Here's what he said:
"We’re going to be working with every single studio, every single panel host to be able to take the content and put it on our platform. We’re not going to be live streaming anything because we really don’t want to take away that experience of people who are the first to see and be there for it, but we can put things up shortly after."
It's not time to cancel your Comic Con badge just to save a few dollars yet, however. Laderman wasn't sure whether or not the streams will include the main purpose of these panels, the anticipated sneak peek footage that traditionally comes with the different stars. When asked if that would be a thing, Laderman said:
"That is one of the options as well and we’re going to be working with all the studios and the panel hosts to figure out what would be the best way to handle that. Because a lot of these studios have their marketing plans and how they want to control their assets. We’re really just here as a conduit to be able to help promote everyone, similar to what Comic-Con is, so whatever’s best for them will be good for us."
So it looks like whether or not the footage will be shown won't be a "one size fits all" situation. Instead, the studios will have to determine whether or not it will happen. Still, most studios work overtime trying to protect the Hall H footage, so most probably won't let their footage get streamed. However, if they know that now, and they can edit for that. Or, since the streams will be high quality, they might give it the go ahead so that their streams look better.
Laderman also suggested that he wants to work with some of the smaller panels so that they can get some of the publicity as well. While these small panels are often overlooked for the bigger and brighter ones, it doesn't have to be that way. He said:
"To me it’s not so much just about Hall H because there are hundreds of panels. I still want to get cameras in the smallest rooms because they may not have the broadest audience out there but it’s still an important part of what Comic-Con is and I want to be able to allow everybody to see everything."
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This might change your plans this summer.