Almost too good to be true!
If you’re looking for a good place to hang out at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, NBC has just the ticket – IGN has an exclusive first look at the network’s interactive activation, and it promises to deliver the goods (we’ll stop now, we promise) without exposing you to any unfortunate shopping cart accidents.
Once again, NBC will host an immerse fan experience at the Gaslamp Square in front of the Hard Rock and Omni hotels, and this year the network is creating a replica of The Good Place’s neighborhood, where fans can become part of the show’s iconic scenes and participate in exclusive photo and video opportunities. According to NBC, the experience will be the network’s largest activation yet, and will also host giveaways and a digital takeaway for visitors. Check out a rendering of the Good Place-themed installation below.
Tin Fish restaurant will also get a pun-tastic Good Place makeover, becoming “Good Plates,” with special menus and decor. Just to add a little more goodness to the event, NBC is partnering with No Kid Hungry to donate 50 percent of the sales of a designated menu item to its efforts to end childhood hunger in America during the convention. Guests can pre-register for the experience starting Wednesday, July 11 by visiting www.thegoodplacesdcc.com, and will receive a customized profile and wristband to get the most out of their visit.
Fans looking to recharge during the con can also visit NBC’s Manifest lounge, open from Thursday, July 19 to Sunday, July 22 at the Hard Rock Hotel, which will feature an oxygen bar, charging station and opportunities to preview the new fall drama, which stars Melissa Roxburgh and Josh Dallas.
NBC will also host four show panels at SDCC, including fan-favorite comedy Brooklyn Nine-Nine, which the network saved from cancellation this May. Check out NBC’s full Comic-Con panel lineup below.
Thursday, July 19
Brooklyn Nine-Nine Panel (Presented by Universal Television)
7-8 p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
Join stars Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz, Terry Crews, Melissa Fumero, Joe Lo Truglio, Chelsea Peretti, Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, co-creator/executive producer Dan Goor and executive producer Luke Del Tredici of the fan-favorite Universal Television series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” for a conversation that will be both toit and noice!
Saturday, July 21
The Good Place Panel (Presented by Universal Television)
11-11:50 a.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
From creator Michael Schur and Universal Television comes the critically acclaimed and unique afterlife comedy series about what it means to be a goodperson. Join stars Ted Danson (Cheers,” “CSI”), Kristen Bell (“House of Lies” “Veronica Mars”), William Jackson Harper (“Paterson”), Jameela Jamil (“Playing it Straight”), D’Arcy Carden (“Broad City”), Manny Jacinto (“The Romeo Section”) and executive producers Michael Schur (“Parks and Recreation,” “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), Morgan Sackett (“Parks and Recreation,” “Veep”) and Drew Goddard (Oscar-nominated writer for “The Martian”) for a forking great conversation.
Manifest Pilot Screening and Panel (Presented by Warner Bros. Television)
1-2 p.m., Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront
When Montego Air Flight 828 landed safely in New York after a turbulent but routine flight, the crew and passengers were relieved. Yet in the span of those few hours, the world had aged five years and their friends, families and colleagues, after mourning their loss, had given up hope and moved on. Now, faced with the impossible, they’re all given a second chance. But as their new realities become clear, a deeper mystery unfolds and some of the returned passengers soon realize they may be meant for something greater than they ever thought possible.
Join executive producer Jeff Rake (“The Mysteries of Laura,” “The Tomorrow People”) and series stars Melissa Roxburgh (“Valor,” “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” movies), Josh Dallas (“Once Upon a Time,” “Thor”) for an emotionally rich and unexpected journey into a world grounded in hope, heart and destiny. Manifest premieres Monday, Sept. 24, at 10/9c on NBC and is produced by Compari Entertainment in association with Warner Bros.
Midnight, Texas Panel (Presented by Universal Television)
2:45-3:45 p.m., Room 6BCF, San Diego Convention Center
Welcome back to a place where being normal is strange and only outsiders fit in. Join your fellow “Midnighters” for a sneak peek of season two and a Q&A session with the cast and producers: François Arnaud (“The Borgias”), Dylan Bruce (“Orphan Black”), Parisa Fitz-Henley (“Harry and Meghan: A Royal Romance”), Arielle Kebbel (“The Vampire Diaries”), Jason Lewis (“Sex and the City”), Peter Mensah (“True Blood”), executive producers David Janollari (“Six Feet Under”), Eric Charmelo (“Supernatural”) and Nicole Snyder (“Supernatural”).
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Laura Prudom is the Executive TV Editor at IGN. You can talk to her on Twitter at @LauinLA.