Sidney Crosby, Nathan Mackinnon, Jason Spezza, John Tavares, Jamie Benn, Jeff Skinner, Matt Duchene, Kyle Okposo, Sam Gagner, James Van Riemsdyk, Trevor Van Riemsdyk, Mike Reilly, Andrew Cogliano, Brayden Schenn, Tyson Barrie, Taylor Hall, Brock Nelson, Sam Bennett, Jamie Oleksiak, Cody Goloubef, Jake Gardiner, Andrew MacDonald, Trevor Daley, Eric Comrie and Freddy Anderson.
THURSDAY, JULY 20 Teen Titans Go (Cartoon Network) 10-11 a.m., Room 6A. Unkitty (Cartoon Network) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Room 6A. Justice League Action (Cartoon Network) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Room 6A. Colony (USA Network) 2-3 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. The Strain (FX) 3:45-4:45 p.m., Ballroom 20. Ghosted (Fox) 4:45-5:45 p.m., Room 6BCF. Legion (FX) 5-6 p.m., Ballroom 20. The Exorcist (Fox) 6-7 p.m., Room 6BCF. 12 Monkeys (Syfy) 7:15-8:15 p.m., Room 6BCF. Rocko’s Modern Life (Nickelodeon) Time, location TBD.
FRIDAY, JULY 21 The Big Bang Theory (CBS) 10-11 a.m., Hall H. Psych (USA Network) 10-11 a.m., Ballroom 20. Young Justice (WB Digital) 10-11 a.m., Room 6BCF. iZombie (CW) 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Ballroom 20. Fear the Walking Dead (AMC) 11:15-12:15 p.m., Hall H The Walking Dead (AMC) 12:15-1:15 p.m., Hall H. The 100 (CW) 12:30-1:30 p.m., Ballroom 20. Game of Thrones (HBO) 1:30-2:30 p.m., Hall H. Mike Tyson Mysteries (Adult Swim) 3:15-4 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. The Gifted (Fox) 3:45-5:45 p.m., Ballroom 20. Bob’s Burgers (Fox) 4:15-5 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. Outlander (Starz) 5-6 p.m, Ballroom 20. Archer (FX) 5:45 p.m., location TBD. People of Earth (TBS) 6-7 p.m., Room 6A. Hey Arnold (Nickelodeon) Time, location TBD. Tales of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Nickelodeon) Time, location TBD.
SATURDAY, JULY 22 Riverdale (CW) 11-11:45 p.m., Ballroom 20. The Simpsons (Fox) Noon-12:45 p.m., Ballroom 20. The Originals (CW) Noon-1 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. Krypton (Syfy) 1:15-1:45 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. Family Guy and American Dad (Fox/TBS) 1-2:15 p.m., Ballroom 20. Lucifer (Fox) 1:50-2:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. Star Trek Discovery (CBS All Access) 2:30-3:15 p.m., Ballroom 20. Gotham (Fox) 2:50-3:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. Supergirl (CW) 3:30-4:10 p.m., Ballroom 20. Magicians (Syfy) 4-4:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. Legends of Tomorrow (CW) 4:10-4:50 p.m., Ballroom 20. Westworld (HBO) 4:15-5:15 p.m., Hall H. The Orville (Fox) 4:15-5:15 p.m., Room 6A. Black Lightning (CW) 4:50-5:10, Ballroom 20. The Expanse (Syfy) 5-5:50 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. The Flash (CW) 5:10-5:50 p.m., Ballroom 20. Arrow (CW) 5:50-6:30 p.m., Ballroom 20. Broad City (Comedy Central) 7-8 p.m., Indigo Ballroom. SpongeBob SquarePants (Nickelodeon) Time, location TBD.
SUNDAY, JULY 23 Supernatural (CW) 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hall H. Mr. Mercedes (Audience Network) 1:30-2:30 p.m., location TBD.
Everything was calm and almost in silence, except from the constant tap of your fingers against the old desk. The heel of your boot also tapping repeatedly against the cold floor. It’s been nearly twenty-four hours. Almost a day without sleeping or thinking straight. A day with constant regret and self-loathing from bringing your friends and boyfriend to the most dangerous place you’ve known. How could you’d be so naïve? Thinking this time things would be different. Never in a million years this place would be any different.
Like it was personally cursed by Lucifer himself.
Cursed to be bloody and in an infinite war with everyone around it and itself.
There’s no one to blame except yourself if something irremediable happens to them. They were your responsibility since the second you guys stepped into to Charming. It was your responsibility to keep them safe and you failed them.
On the right hand of the first picture, you see me. It’s been a long day. My shirt is rumpled. As I now see but didn’t notice at the time, I’m even slouching. I’d been waiting outside (part of the time in the rain) for many hours, either sitting on bare pavement or standing, hoping to get into a very special event.
You see, free tickets to see a certain someone give a talk ran out in ninety minutes the day they became available (even as the phone and online systems crashed at the venue). However, seeing as a friend of mine discovered that tickets were set to expire at 6:45 PM, and since the lecture began at 7:00 PM, me and said friend actually made it in due to those people who did not use their own issued tickets. We couldn’t believe it!
After one of the greatest lectures I have ever heard, the famous scientist listened to me during the Q&A session. I first thanked him for promoting science literacy for all kinds of science, not just his own area of research (mostly astronomy). I told him I appreciated this especially because I was a biology student with the goal of dinosaur paleontology.
Right there, in front of I don’t know how many thousands of people (many more were watching a live broadcast), he goes, “So you like dinosaurs?”
“Yes!” I replied.
“You know it’s one of our comets that killed the dinosaurs? Astronomy one, paleontology zero!" The crowd roared together in laughter, myself included. Never have I before seen such a brilliant intellectual be so hilariously fun and energetic at the same time. (My actual question for him was, "What is your one favorite memory in your scientific career?" His answer was a commencement speech he once gave. He said that his own career goal was a Ph.D., and then everything after that was icing on the cake, so giving such a commencement speech was something very special to him.)
And then, soon thereafter, he signed my book, he took my offered hand, shook it, and I went home.
Ladies and gentleman, that great man that I was so privileged to meet last night was none other than Neil deGrasse Tyson.