The largest pop culture convention of the year, San Diego Comic-Con, is upon us.
However, completely absent from the officially revealed schedule is Power Rangers’ own TV show – Power Rangers Ninja Steel. Saban Brands’ current season is missing from the major pop culture convention’s line-up with no onsite panels, no onsite autograph signings, and what appears to be no cast appearances for a brand which should be seeking to capitalize on a new audience following Saban’s Power Rangers movie.
Saban Brands may still debut a new trailer for the show’s return to Nickelodeon next month, but outside those 30 seconds, Power Rangers is once again in jeopardy of falling to an afterthought among a slew of major stories from other brands.
And check out the full lineup of Power Rangers panels coming to San Diego below, when the convention gets underway on July 19.
Power Rangers Toys & Collectibles Power Hour
When: Thursday, July 20, 12:00pm
Where: Room 25ABC
Jason Bischoff (global consumer products director, Saban Brands) and a panel of esteemed guests invite you into the command center for a sneak peek at the Power Rangers 25th anniversary toy plans and what’s to come for the rest of 2017. Get up close and personal with the behind-the-scenes crew as they reveal never-before-seen action figures, collectibles, and more! Panel and Q&A moderated by Dan Casey (senior editor, Nerdist).
Boom! Studios’ Power Rangers Comics
When: Friday, July 21, 11:30am
Where: Room 5AB
Source: SDCC Official Website
On July 26, BOOM! Studios launches a second Power Rangers ongoing comic book series, Saban’s Go Go Power Rangers, to pair with its current series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Writers Ryan Parrott (GGPR), Kyle Higgins (MMPR), artist Dan Mora (GGPR), BOOM! Studios editor Dafna Pleban, and Saban Brands director of development and production Melissa Flores preview the new series, tease what’s to come in the current series, and share behind-the-scenes secrets. Plus, Steve Kuroki of nWay will be on hand to announce something special for fans of their mobile game, Power Rangers: Legacy Wars! Moderated by former Yellow Power Ranger Ciara Hanna (Gia Moran in Power Rangers Megaforce).
Power Rangers Movie Virtual Reality
When: Saturday, July 22, 6:00pm
Where: Horton Grand Theater
Source: SDCC Official Website
From feature film promotion to interactive toys and gaming, mobile VR is shaking up the entertainment industry as a bold technology platform for blazing new, engaging content experiences. Learn how creative minds in entertainment and technology are coming together from Lionsgate, Qualcomm, and Reel FX to use mobile VR for designing and developing blockbuster content experiences. This adventurous discussion will open your mind to new VR possibilities, plus get you full-featured access to the immersive Power Rangers “Zords Rising” mobile VR demo. You’ll also score some cool Power Rangers swag, too. Buckle up for the ride and book your front row seat today. Featuring David Edwards (Lionsgate), Patrick Costello (Qualcomm), Jen Cadic (Reel FX), and moderated by Anshel Sag (Moor Insights). Hosted by Qualcomm Technologies and VR Con (curators of the Futurism and Tech Pavilion).
Green Ranger Takedown
When: Friday July 21, Saturday July 22, Sunday July 23
Where: Lionsgate Booth #4045
Source: Jason David Frank’s Facebook
Power Rangers fans will have the chance to take on Jason David Frank, the original Green Power Ranger, in a Power Rangers Legacy Wars tournament at San Diego Comic-Con. Frank took to social media to announce #GreenRangerTakedown, which fans can participate in at the Lionsgate booth from 11 am to noon on July 21, 22, and 23.