San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Thursday Highlights

Celebrities spoke on panels hosted at convention centers, hotels and yachts on July 19, 2018, the first day of Comic-Con International 2018. Guests and celebrities also enjoyed pop-up events and lounges hosted by media companies. See Thursday's highlights below.

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Left to right, Mandip Gill, Jodie Whittaker and Tosin Cole attend BBC America's "Doctor Who" press line at Hilton Bayfront at Comic-Con International 2018 on July 19, 2018, in San Diego, California. The science fiction show continues for an 11th season that features Whittaker as the 13th Doctor in the fall.
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Left to right, actors Olivia Munn, Keegan-Michael Key, Thomas Jane, director Shane Black of "The Predator" and panel host Kevin Smith attend #IMDboat at the IMDb Yacht. "The Predator" is 20th Century Fox's science fiction horror film arriving in theaters September 2018. The IMDb yacht makes an appearance for the third year in a row. Aboard, there is an exclusive party Friday and streaming session Saturday.
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Left to right, James Wolk, Kevin Williamson and Paul Wesley speak onstage at the panel for "Tell Me a Story," an upcoming fairy-tale horror series produced by CBS All Access. The program will be set in modern-day New York City with episodes featuring classic stories with thrilling twists.
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Left to right, Alex Roe, Eline Powell and Fola Evans-Akingbola attend Freeform's "Siren" press line at Hilton Bayfront. "Siren" stars made an appearance at Comic-Con International 2017 New York in October and premiered this March. After a successful first season, the mermaid drama was renewed for a second in May.
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Teresa Palmer speaks onstage during the "A Discovery of Witches" panel at San Diego Convention Center. This historical fiction Sky production was based on the best-selling "All Souls" trilogy.
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Left to right, Jessica O'Toole, Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Melonie Diaz and Jennie Snyder Urman speak onstage during the "Charmed" exclusive screening and panel at the San Diego Convention Center. The show's reboot, featuring new witch sisters, was announced in January.
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Actor Brandon Mychal Smith of the show "Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" relaxes at the Pizza Hut Lounge. The event was a hit among multiple celebrities, featuring sofas in a lounge area and a photography area.
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Actor Dove Cameron from 'Marvel Rising: Secret Warriors' attends a photoshoot at the Pizza Hut Lounge at Andaz San Diego. The Marvel film will premiere in late 2018 with a focus on female superheroes.
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Brandon Vera from "BuyBust" was also spotted at the Pizza Hut Lounge. This production about an elite anti-narcotics unit combatting drug violence in Manila is set to release in August after premiering in June at the 2018 New York Asian American Film Festival.
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Guests ride down a slide to a foam pool at AMC's pop-up Deadquarters, an offsite event themed after "The Walking Dead." This event recreates the water slide scene from the show's fourth season. Deadquarters also features a giant meat grinder piece with a fake meat-paved walkway. The show finished its eighth season in April and will return for a ninth.
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An interior view of Amazon Fire TV's "Fast Forward To The Future" installation media preview. The offsite event features a "Game of Thrones" iron throne and streaming lounge, "Westworld" room and product giveaways.
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Guests take photos at the 2018 WIRED Cafe presented by AT&T Audience Network at Omni Hotel. The event featured complimentary refreshments, hors d'oeuvres, a photo booth and upcoming technology previews.
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Actors Maximiliano Hernandez, left, and Breeda Wool, right, attend the official "Mr. Mercedes" panel at 2018 Comic-Con International at San Diego Convention Center on July 19, 2018, in San Diego, California. The thriller series, based off of Steven King's novel of the same name, will continue with a second season in August.
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Bryan Cranston, Dean Norris and Betsy Brandt attend AMC's 'Better Call Saul' Premiere. The red-carpet event hosted the cast and producers alongside celebrities and fans, and showed the first episode of the show's upcoming fourth season.
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Mark Ronson performs at the Fandom Party at the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.
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