Sunday marks the beginning of the end of the annual migration of fan-boys and -girls to Comic-Con International in San Diego.
But "Star Wars" loyalists should not dampen their Jedi robes with tears, for the final day of the convention includes panels featuring Batman legend and DC Comics' honcho Jim Lee, a look at the soon-to-end "Sons of Anarchy," the return of "Emily the Strange," new parodies from the Sesame Street gang, and a special episode screening of the FX hit, "The Strain."
While conventioneers may mourn the end of this yearly celebration of all that's hot in pop culture, they can take heart that next year's gathering will feature peeks at some of the most highly-anticipated films in years: "Star Wars: Episode VII," "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," "Antman," "Pan," and "Assassin's Creed."
Here's what we're excited for on Sunday July 27:
The "Emily the Strange" Panel Experience
Emily the Strange creator Rob Reger and his cast of Strangers are back for their annual panel experience, including sneak peeks at new artwork and story lines from upcoming comic book issues, and behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the "Calling All Guitars" animated music video. Make sure to bring your "strangeness"! 10:00 a.m. Room 32AB
Sesame Street & Pop Culture: 45 Years of Spoofs on the "Street"
Sesame Street has always parodied and honored what's big in popular culture. This unique panel explores how what's pop has played a vital role throughout the show's history and offers special screenings of the new Sesame Street spoofs "Numeric Con" and "Star S'mores" (fun takes on Comic-Con and "Star Wars") which will debut in the show's upcoming 45th season. 10:15 a.m. Room 6A
Spotlight on DC's Jim Lee
DC Entertainment co-publisher and Comic-Con International 2014 Souvenir Book cover artist Jim Lee ("Superman Unchained," "Justice League," "Batman" will discuss his 25+ years in the comics industry, and answers questions about what's next for the DC Universe. 11:15 a.m. Room 6DE
"Sons of Anarchy"
Find out details ahead of the final season of FX's highest-rated series ever, with creator Kurt Sutter in attendance along with the full cast: Charlie Hunnam, Katey Sagal, Kim Coates, Mark Boone Junior, Tommy Flanagan, Theo Rossi, Dayton Callie, Jimmy Smits, David Labrava, Niko Nicotera, and Drea de Matteo. 12:30 p.m. Hall H
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and TT Games present an inside look at LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, its upcoming, multiplatform game. Batman, Superman, and the heroes of DC Comics adventure to various Lantern worlds battling Brainiac and some of the universe's most cunning villains. Check out Comic-Con exclusive game-play demonstrations and character reveals and receive exciting prizes and giveaways in this panel that also promises a blockbuster announcement and special guest Adam West! 1:00 p.m. Room 6BCF
Get a sneak peek at the third episode of FX's brand new series from creator Guillermo del Toro, "The Strain." In episode 3, "Gone Smooth," Eph and Nora fight to save Captain Redfern's life before coming face-to-face with the horrifying effects of the virus. A spike in rat attacks signals Fet that something inexplicable is happening deep below the city. Toro, writer Chuck Hogan, director David Semel and cast members Corey Stoll, David Bradley, Mia Maestro, Sean Astin, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Hyde, Richard Sammel, Miguel Gomez, Ben Hyland, and Jack Kesey will discuss this biting new about a virus that turns people into blood-suckers. 1:45 p.m. Hall H
End Bullying! Responding to Cruelty in Our Culture
The Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition is back by popular demand with this powerful discussion on how to overcome bullying. Panelists include Pop Culture Anti-Bullying Coalition founder actress Chase Masterson ("Doctor Who: Big Finish"), founder/moderator Carrie Goldman (author, Harper Collins' "Bullied: What Every Parent, Teacher, and Kid Needs to Know About Ending the Cycle of Fear"), Brad Bell ("Husbands"), Anthony Breznican (author, "Brutal Youth"), Ashley Eckstein ("Star Wars: The Clone Wars"), Jane Espenson ("Husbands"), Dr. Andrea Letamendi ("The Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars"), Alice Cahn (VP of social responsibility, Cartoon Network), and representatives from the United Nations Association and Anti-Defamation League. Special topics include geek bullying, LGBT bullying, cyber-bullying, and analyzing how media and entertainment affect attitudes toward bullying and aggression. 3:00 p.m. Room 24ABC