DC FanDome: The schedule, how to watch, how it works
James R | On 12, Sep 2020
DC is venturing back into the world of digital conventions with its second DC FanDome event.
This summer, with events cancelled or taken online due to the coronavirus pandemic, DC has been one of the bolder experimenters out there, creating its own virtual platform to bring fans together – instead of using something like Eventive or Shift72, which have been popular choices for film festivals, or YouTube, which Comic-Con At Home relied upon – and then hosting a 24-our mix of panels, previews and more.
After August’s “Hall of Heroes” event, this weekend sees DC host the second part of its showcase, titled “Explore the Multiverse”. The day-long convention marks another experiment for the comics giant, swapping out Hall of Heroes’ scheduled, live-streamed line-up for an on-demand line-up of content.
Rather than previews and teases about upcoming movies, the event has a focus on behind-the-scenes and making-of insights, as well as a showcase for DC’s small-screen outings, particularly what has become known as the Arrowverse – DC’s hub for all of its shows across multiple universes. The content is all available in nine languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Traditional Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.
Of particular note are panels for Batwoman, Black Lightning, Legends of Tomorrow, Doom Patrol and Stargirl. The videos are split into multiple categories: Watchverse (home of the major panels), Insiderverse (the main hub of behind-the-scenes content) and YouVerse (featuring cosplay and more).
The 100+ hours of content are available on-demand in your own chosen order from 6pm on Saturday 12th September to 6pm on Sunday 13th September. You can also catch up with any of the content from Hall of Heroes – read on below for the line-up from that event. You can stream the whole thing at dcfandome.com.
Here’s the Enter the Multiverse line-up:
A League of One: The Dwayne McDuffie Story: Screening
All Super-Villains – Panel
Ask Harley Quinn (Uncensored)
BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe – Panel
Batman: The Joker War!
Batman: Three Jokers
Batwoman – Panel
Black Lightning – Panel
Brazil Loves DC: For the Glory of the Fans! – Panel
Creating Heroes: The Life and Art of Jim Lee – Screening
DC Art Mzansi Masterclass: South Africa – Panel
DC Down Under: Australia and New Zealand – Panel
DC Showcase Collection – Batman: Death in the Family – Panel
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow – Panel
DC’s Stargirl – Panel
Deathstroke: Knights & Dragons – Panel
Discover DC in Japan – Panel
Doom Patrol – Panel
From the Middle East to DC, with Love – Panel
A Look Behind the Music
Accelerating Design: The New Batmobile
Aquaman Fan Questions
Arrow – Pilot EPK
Artists Around the World Draw – How I Broke Into Comics: Artgerm (Singapore)
Artists Around the World Draw – How I Broke Into Comics: Emanuela Lupacchino (Italy)
Artists Around the World Draw – How I Broke Into Comics: Gabriel Picolo (Brazil)
Artists Around the World Draw – How I Broke Into Comics: Jamal Campbell (Canada)
Artists Around the World Draw – How I Broke Into Comics: Mikel Janín (Spain)
Artists Around the World Draw – How I Broke into Comics: Amanda Conner (U.S.)
Batman and Me: The Bob Kane Story
Batwoman – Pilot EPK
Behind the Scenes of the Arrowverse Crossover – Panel
Black Lightning – Comic-Con 2018 Sizzle Reel
Black Lightning – DC in D.C. Highlights
Black Lightning – Pilot EPK
CNN’s Great Big Story – Greg Cipes: Beast Boy
CNN’s Great Big Story – Kevin Conroy: Batman
CNN’s Great Big Story – Khary Payton: Cyborg
Saturday, 12 Sep – 18:00 – Sunday, 13 Sep – 18:00
And the Winner Is…
Best of Cosplay – Villains
Blerd & Boujee Gallery
CNN Heroes: Real-Life Heroes in the Age of Coronavirus
Celebration of DC Fans at Home
Celebration of DC Ink
Celebration of DC Pets
Celebration of Group Cosplay
Celebration of Heroes Cosplay
Celebration of Heroes Fan Art
Celebration of Villains Fan Art
Celebration of Women of DC Fan Art & Cosplay
DC Delicious – Gotham Tablescape
DC Virtual Run
Doom Patrol – Joivan Wade Answers Fan Questions
Fan Art Gallery
Fan Q&A with Brec Bassinger of DC’s Stargirl
Fan Q&A with Bruno Heller of Pennyworth
Fan Q&A with Cast and Crew of Shazam!
DC FanDome: The Hall of Heroes line-up
DC will be bringing fans together online for a special preview event this summer and autumn, and the comics giant has unveiled its official schedule for what it’s called DC FanDome.
The digital showcase will be split across two days – Hall of Heroes on Saturday 22nd August and Explore the Multiverse on Saturday 12th September. Both will kick off at 6pm UK time and present viewers with a host of panels, news, teases and more for DC comics, movies, TV shows and video games.
Panels will be taking place at specific times, they’ll also be repeated 8 hours later, so if you miss something the first time, you still get a second streaming window. The line-up includes Wonder Woman 1984, the new Suicide Squad movie, Shazam!, Titans, Aquaman, Matt Reeves’ The Batman and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
Read on below for the full schedule for the first day, Hall of Heroes.
Wonder Woman 1984 – 6pm
Wonder Woman 1984 stars Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Kristen Wiig and Pedro Pascal, and director/co-writer/producer Patty Jenkins join forces with Brazilian hosts Érico Borgo and Aline Diniz to celebrate the fans in a big way. They will answer questions from fans from all over the world, talk fan art and cosplay, and reveal an all-new sneak peek at the upcoming film — plus a few more surprises! 25 minutes
The Sandman Universe: Enter the Dreaming – 6.45pm
Neil Gaiman, Dirk Maggs, G. Willow Wilson and Michael Sheen discuss the legacy of The Sandman comic book series and how it has been expanded with new stories, adapted into new mediums, and enthralled audiences around the world. 30 minutes
Multiverse 101 – 7.15pm
Get schooled in this engaging refresher course on the creation of the Multiverse with DC Chief Creative Officer/Publisher Jim Lee, Warner Bros. Pictures President of DC-Based Film Production Walter Hamada, and Berlanti Productions founder/DCTV mega-producer Greg Berlanti. 30 minutes
Introducing Flash – Panel
Saturday, 22 Aug – 19:40
This 101-style conversation with The Flash filmmakers Andy Muschietti and Barbara Muschietti, star Ezra Miller and screenwriter Christina Hodson will give fans a speedy rundown on the first-ever Flash feature film. 10 minutes
Beyond Batman – 7.50pm
The Batman of Swinging Sixties culture clashes with the Batman of the far-flung future when Batman Beyond and his mentor, Old Bruce Wayne, intercept a broadcast of the 1966 Batman TV show! 5 minutes
The Suicide Squad – 7.55pm
What else would you expect from The Suicide Squad but the ultimate elimination game? First up, writer/director James Gunn takes on fan questions, then brings out Task Force X for a fast-paced, no-holds-barred Squad Showdown that tests every team member’s Squad knowledge — and survival skills! 30 minutes
BAWSE Females of Color Within the DC Universe – 8.40pm
What’s a BAWSE? Find out here as some of the hottest actresses across DC television and film sit down with celebrity DJ D-Nice and Grammy-winning singer/actress Estelle to discuss how they use their confidence and vulnerability to navigate their careers in Hollywood. Panelists include Meagan Good (SHAZAM!), Javicia Leslie (Batwoman), Candice Patton (The Flash), Tala Ashe (DC’s Legends of Tomorrow), Nafessa Williams and Chantal Thuy (Black Lightning), and Anna Diop and Damaris Lewis (Titans).
Legacy of the Bat – 9pm
Calling all Batman fans! Don’t miss this discussion on the wide scope of the Batman universe, including the Batman Family of characters.
Surprise DC Comics Panel – 9.45pm
Zack Snyder’s Justice League – 10.30pm
Zack Snyder fields questions from fans and a few surprise guests as he discusses his eagerly awaited upcoming cut of the 2017 feature film and the movement that made it happen.
The Flash (TV) – 10.45pm
A panel discussing the TV show.
Black Adam – 11.10pm
Star of the first-ever Black Adam feature film Dwayne Johnson sets the stage for the story and tone of the new movie with a fans-first Q&A…and a few surprises. 15 minutes
Titans – 11.50pm
A panel discussing the TV show.
Aquaman – 12.05am
Aquaman director James Wan and King Orm himself, Patrick Wilson, take a deep dive into the world of Atlantis that Wan created, revealing their favorite behind-the-scenes moments from the largest DC movie ever.
Wonder Woman 80th Celebration – 12.20am
As an Amazon and a god, Wonder Woman is truly timeless. So, it’s hard to believe she’s turning 80! Join Wonder Woman 1984 director Patty Jenkins and star Gal Gadot, along with a very special guest, as they reflect on the character’s influence on them personally, and look forward to the 2021 celebrations!
Shazam! – 12.40am
Zac Levi and the cast can’t tell you s#&t! Sworn to secrecy on the new script for their upcoming movie, Zac and a few of his SHAZAM! castmates talk with the Philippines’ #1 DC fan, Gino Quillamor, about what the next movie might be about, while commenting on everything from panels to the other Zack’s cut — and even have a few surprise guests drop in!
The Batman – 1.30am
The Batman filmmaker Matt Reeves joins host and self-professed fangirl Aisha Tyler for a discussion of the upcoming film…with a surprise (or two) for the fans!
DC FanDome: DC to host online preview event
8th August 2020
If you wondered why DC Comics weren’t present at San Diego’s Comic-Con At Home this summer, the answer has arrived this weekend with the announcement of a new DC-online online event: DC FanDome.
The 24-hour digital showcase will take place on 22nd August and present fans with a host of panels, news, teases and more for DC comics, movies, TV shows and video games. What exactly is going to be shown or announces isn’t clear, but DC has released a list of names that will be digitally present in some form, which gives us an idea.
Director Matt Reeves has confirmed via Twitter that he’ll be there to share something from The Batman, with Robert Pattinson also notably down on the list of (virtual) attendees. James Gunn will also be taking part along with several Suicide Squad cast members, such as Margot Robbie, Viola Davis and Idris Elba, which suggests that there’ll be an update on that project too. Ezra Miller and Andy Muschietti are also listed as remote guests, which indicates some kind of reveal surrounding the upcoming movie The Flash. You’ll also spot the Wonder Woman 1984 talent (including Patty Jenkins and Gal Gadot), the Shazam! team are on the list (Zachary Levi, David F. Sandberg) and, of course, there’s Zack Snyder, who will drop new details about the Snyder Cut of Justice League.
The event will be open to fans worldwide for free, which will come as some good news for DC lovers in the US, after its streaming service DC Universe has proven to be US-only thus far, and with no confirmation yet on where the HBO Max Snyder Cut will be broadcast on British screens.
Incredibly excited to see everyone at #DCFanDome on August 22nd — can't wait to share more about #TheBatman with you… pic.twitter.com/WxWat6gyrv
— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) August 7, 2020
Here’s the full list of confirmed names so far:
Abigail Shapiro • Adam Brody • Adam Lagattuta • Adam Wylie • Adriana Melo • Adriano Di Benedetto • Alan Ritchson • Alan Tudyk • Alex Sanchez • Alfre Woodward • Alice Braga • Aline Bonetto • Allison Klein • Amanda Conner • Amara La Negra • Amy Louise Pemberton • Amy Smart • Andrew Petrotta • Andy Milder • Andy Muschietti • Andy Siegel • Anjelika Washington • Anna Diop • Anna Lynch-Robinson • Anthony Carrigan • Anthony Rapp • Armen Kevorkian • April Bowlby • Asher Angel • Barbara Muschietti • Ben Aldridge • Beth Mickle • Bill Brzeski • Brandon McKnight • Brandon Vietti • Brec Bassinger • Brenton Thwaites • Brett Dalton • Brian Michael Bendis • Briony Scarlett • Bronte Lavine • Bruno Heller • Butch Lukic • Caity Lotz • Cameron Gellman • Camrus Johnson • Candice Patton • Cari Thomas • Carlo Barbieri • Carlos Valdes • Caroline Dries • Caterina Scorsone • CCH Pounder • Cecil Castellucci • Chantal Thuy • Chella Man • China Anne McClain • Chris Daughtry • Chris Dingess • Chris Jai Alex • Chris Palmer • Chris Pine • Christiaan Bettridge • Christina Hodson • Christine Adams • Christopher Priest • Clancy Brown • Clara Amfo • Clay Enos • Colleen Atwood • Connie Nielsen • Conor Leslie • Constance Zimmer • Cully Hamner • Cress Williams • Crispin Freeman • Curran Walters • D-Nice • Damián Mollá • Dan Jurgens • Danica McKellar • Daniel Dae Kim • Daniel HDR • Daniela Melchior • Danielle Nicolet • Danielle Panabaker • Danny Cannon • Danny Le Boyer • Darren Criss • Damaris Lewis • Damon Lindelof • Dave McCaig • David Baron • David Dastmalchian • David Harewood • David F. Sandberg • Dayna Grant • Dean Hale • Dean Lorey • Dean Norris • Denise Boutte • Diane Guerrero • Diedrich Bader • Dirk Maggs • Dominik Porschen • Dou Hong • Doug Mahnke • Dustin Nguyen • Dwayne Johnson • Ed Boon • Eduardo Pansica • Eduardo Risso • Elizabeth Tulloch • Emanuela Lupacchino • Emma Paetz • Eric McCormack • Eric Wallace • Erich Bergen • Érico Borgo • Erin Benach • Estelle • Eunice Huthart • Ezra Miller • Faithe Herman • Fleur Marty • Flula Borg • Francis Manapul • Franco • G. Willow Wilson • Gabriel Picolo • Gabriela Downie • Gabe Eltaeb • Gaby Cam • Gael Monfils • Gal Gadot • Gene Luen Yang • Geoff Johns • Geoff Keighley • Giancarlo Esposito • Gina Gershon • Gino Quillamor • Grainne Godfree • Greg Berlanti • Greg Cipes • Greg Walker • Greg Weisman • Giuseppe Camuncoli • Grant Gustin • Grant Morrison • Gretel Lusky • Griffin Puatu • Gwendolyn Osborne • H.E.R. • Heidi Falconer • Henry Winkler • Hi-Fi Colors • Hilton George – BlerDCon • Idris Elba • Ike Amadi • Ildy Modrovich • Ileana González • Isaac Goodhart • Ivan Reis • J. Scott Campbell • Jack Bannon • Jack Dylan Grazer • Jade Johnson • Jai Courtney • Jamal Campbell • Jamal Igle • James Gunn • James Remar • James Tucker • James Tynion IV • James Wan • Jason Alexander • Jason Fabok • Jason Isaacs • Jason Masters • Jason Spisak • Javicia Leslie • Jayden Rodrigues • Jennifer Clarke • Jennifer Coyle • Jennifer Holland • Jennifer Spence • Jenny Pacey • Jeremy Carver • Jes Macallan • Jessica Miglio • Jessie Graff • Jesse Warn • Jim Krieg • Jim Lee • Joaquin Cosio • Joe Henderson • Joel Kinnaman • Joëlle Jones • John Cena • John Dimaggio • John Dolmayan • John Glover • John Ridley • John Timms • Joivan Wade • Jonas Trindade • Jonathan Ajayi • Jordan Calloway • Jorge Fornés • Jorge Jiménez • Joshua Orpin • Joshua Williamson • Josie Campbell • Juan Diego Botto • Juan Ferreyra • Júlio Ferreira • Justin Halpern • Kaley Cuoco • Karama Horne aka The BlerdGurl • Kami Garcia • Karen Obilom • Kari Wahlgren • Karl Mostert • Katie Yu • Kayla Compton • Kelvin Yu • Keto Shimizu • Khary Payton • Khary Randolph • Kirk Scroggs • Kode “BossLogic” Abdo • Kristen Wiig • Klaus Janson • L. L. McKinney • Lake Bell • Larnell Stovall • Laurie Halse Anderson • Lea DeLaria • LiLiCo • Lilly Aspell • Lindy Hemming • Lynda Carter • Lynda Chapple • Mairghread Scott • Marc Guggenheim • Margot Robbie • Marieke Nijkamp • Mark Strong • Mark Waid • Marvin “Krondon” Jones III • Matthew Wilson • Matthew Zuk • Matt Bomer • Matt Oberg • Matt Reeves • Matt Ryan • Maya Mani • Mayling Ng • Meagan Good • Meagan Tandy • Michael Rooker • Michael Sheen • Mike Wassel • Mikel Janín • Minka Kelly • Miranda Chambers • Mirka Andolfo • Moe Sasegbon • Monica Kubina • Nafessa Williams • Nathan Kane • Nathan Fillion • Nathan Sawaya • Neil Gaiman • Nicholas Gonzalez • Nick Zano • Nicola Scott • Nicole Kang • Nicole Maines • Nolan North • Norm Rapmund • Nyambi Nyambi • Olivia Swann • Paloma Faith • Patrick Redding • Patrick Schumacker • Patrick Tatopoulos • Patrick Wilson • Patty Jenkins • Paul Levitz • Pedro Pascal • Pete Davidson • Pete Michail • Peter Capaldi • Phil Klemmer • Philip Chipera • Phony Ppl • Rachel Skarsten • Ravi Patel • René Ruiz • Rian Hughes • Richard Kind • Riley Rossmo • Riley Shanahan • Rob Inch • Robert Pattinson • Robin Wright • Robyn Smith • Ron Funches • Ryan Benjamin • Ryan Potter • Sam Daly • Sam Wright • Sarah Kuhn • Sarah Schechter • Sasha Alexander • Scott Menville • Scott Snyder • Sean Giambrone • Sean Gunn • Sefton Hill • Simon Burnett • Shannon Hale • Shawn Harrison • Shayan Sobhian • Stanley “Artgerm” Lau • Stéphane Roux • Stephanie Lemelin • Steve Agee • Steve Wilkie • Storm Reid • Sung Jin Ahn • Tala Ashe • Tamara Becher-Wilkinson • Tamara Tunie • Tara Strong • Teagan Croft • Temuera Morrison • Terry Crews • Terry LTAM • Tiffany Smith • Tim Daly • Tim Sheridan • Timothy Dalton • Todd Helbing • Tom King • Tom Taylor • Tony Shalhoub • Trevor Hairsine • Troian Bellisario • Troy Baker • Tyler Hoechlin • Tyrone Edwards • Val Kilmer • Venus Williams • Victoria Ying • Vincent Martella • Viola Davis • Vita Ayala • Walter Garcia • Warren Louw • Wesley Barker • Will Arnett • Yancey Labat • Yolanda Ross • Yuri Lowenthal • Yvette Monreal • Yvette Nicole Brown • Zachary Levi • Zack Snyder • Ziggy Marley