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VOLTRON to Premiere New Episode, Bring News and Hunk’s Food Truck to SDCC

Are you all caught up with Voltron: Legendary Defender? I sure hope so, as season two of the Netflix animated series from DreamWorks was one of the most exciting, exhilarating, and enjoyable seasons of television that I think I’ve ever seen. (I recapped them all if you missed it; they start here and end here if you want to read.) But even though the season ended on a major cliffhanger, don’t count the paladin out yet. And if you’re a devotee of the sacred lions and their intrepid pilots, then you’ll want to catch up with Voltron: Legendary Defender at San Diego Comic-Con in just a few weeks.

There are some amazing and exciting things coming in the Voltron sphere in the coming months, and if you’re attending SDCC, you’re going to get to partake in some of them. Naturally there’s going to be a panel; why wouldn’t there be?! This year, the Voltron crew are taking over room 6BCF on Thursday, July 20, from 10:30 AM-11:30 AM. Join executive producer Joaquim dos Santos, co-executive producer Lauren Montgomery, and stars Bex Taylor-Klaus (Pidge) and Tyler Labine (Hunk), as well as Nerdist’s own Kyle Anderson (yes, that’s me) as moderator as we debut the first episode of season three for the audience and show and tell you a bit of what’s to come. (The big image at the top of this article? That’s a first look at the premiere!) We already showed you a glimpse of Prince Lotor, but we promise you’ll get more!

Every single attendee to the panel will receive the new Voltron chapter book “The Rise of Voltron” from Simon & Schuster and an exclusive poster, made especially for you by the crew of the show. Wanna take a look at that poster? Here ya go!

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And a really cool thing? If you happen to have gone to NYCC last year and picked up the exclusive Voltron poster, the two join together to form the ultimate in lion-based artwork.


After the panel, on Thursday the 20th from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, fans and cosplayers are encouraged to head over to PETCO Park for FANDOM Fest where Joaquim, Lauren, Bex, and Tyler will be on hand to check out your best Voltron cosplay and met fans.

This is followed on Friday, July 21, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM, our quartet will be at the autograph area and in Sails Pavilion at the San Diego Convention Center for a ticketed signing.


And if you sadly can’t make any of these things, or even if you can and you just want to get your grub on, then all con long, you’ll be able to head to PETCO Park’s Interactive Zone and hit up the official Hunk food truck, serving every paladin’s (least) favorite snack: Green Food Goo! Don’t worry, though; it’s actually real tasty. The truck will be open from 11am-6pm Thursday through Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday. And, for all other Voltron things, the Lion Forge Comics booth (#1903) will be giving away Black Lion masks (while supplies last), massive 22″x 34″ 4-Color posters (while supplies last), 4-color bookmarks and will be selling Voltron Legendary Defender Volume 1 which collects issues 1-5 of the miniseries.

That good? Will your Voltron heart be satiated? Come! Join me and the good folks at Voltron: Legendary Defender and share your love of all things lion.

Image: Netflix/DreamWorks



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