Sunday, July 13, 2008

Dharma Initiative at Comic-Con 3

Dharma Initiative / Octagon Global Recruiting at Comic-ConLost ARGs spacerThe complete schedule has been released for Comic-Con 2008, the nexus of the new Lost ARG, involving the Dharma Initiative and Octagon Global Recruiting.

The LOST-related activities include:
  • FRIDAY 1:45-2:45 Entertainment Weekly’s The Visionaries: Showrunners— Carlton Cuse (Lost), Damon Lindelof (Lost), more ...
    Josh Schwartz (Chuck, Gossip Girl), Bryan Fuller (Pushing Daisies), and Josh Friedman (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) are the television producers who are changing the face of television with deeply immersive entertainments marked by distinctive, cutting edge storytelling. They have also been at the forefront of bringing "genre programming" or "cult TV" to the mainstream. Prepare for a candid conversation about creative integrity in a commercial medium and the future of broadcast TV in an increasingly digital world. Spoiler Alert! Upcoming plot developments may be teased. Moderated by Entertainment Weekly senior writer Jeff Jensen. Room 6CDEF
  • FRIDAY 6:00-7:00 Exceeding Expectations and Exploring New Worlds: Feature Effects for the Small Screen more ...
    Zoic Studios moderates a discussion with VFX supervisors on their passion for creating narrative enhancing, eye-popping effects for television. Some of the best in the business discuss future trends as well as their contribution to the television series Heroes, Battlestar Galactica, The Middleman, Lost, Eureka, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Smallville, and the new fall show Fringe. Room 32AB
  • SATURDAY 12:00-1:00 Lost more ...
    If the most recent season finale was any indication of things to come, you will not want to miss this panel. Co-creator/executive producer Damon Lindelof and executive producer Carlton Cuse will discuss season 4 of Lost, leading up to the season finale. They will answer your questions and maybe even offer up some surprises of their own. Hall H
  • SATURDAY 4:00-5:00 Lost Podcast with Jay and Jack more ...
    Jay Glatfelter and Jack Glatfelter have one of the oldest and biggest podcasts dedicated to ABC'S Lost with The Lost Podcast. Learn about the huge, dedicated online community for TV's most mind twisting drama. Join Jay and Jack for this special interview and Q&A session! Room 24A
The most important panel will be the LOST panel on Saturday at 12:00, where an appearance by the DI/OGR is expected. Also, the DI is listed as one of the exhibitors on the show floor. DarkUFO has some inside information as to how this may play out:

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  1. At the OGR recruitment booth there will be actors who will playing members of OGR recruiters.
  2. They are there to promote and make us sign up to an "online recruiting game". The recruiters will stand next to computer terminals that are connected to the fake site, in order to help users create profiles and to guide them through a fake questionnaire.
  3. A second group of individuals (3-4 actors) that are NOT the recruiters will also be at SDCC. No confirmation if they will be on the floor or at the booth yet, but most likely just the LOST Panel.
  4. OGR will also be a part of the LOST Panel. There will be 4 members of OGR.
  5. As of today, no cast members confirmed to appear and the only word so far is that Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse will of course be there.
  6. At the panel, the OGR recruiters will make a LIVE "performance" to recruit new members of Dharma.
  7. The second group of individuals will make an appearance at some point during the performance to "throw a wrench" into the OGR's plans.

Sounds like a lot of fun - I wish I could be there. If you can't make it to San Diego either, we'll be covering everything here LIVE as news breaks. And if you are planning to be at Comic-Con, please send us any updates, news, websites, etc, to Thanks!

Also, if you are going to Comic-Con, FOX will be screening JJ Abrams' new Sci-Fi drama FRINGE on Wednesday night at 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm, plus there will be other FRINGE related panels. For more information, please visit my FRINGE Blog at


maven said...

Great summary of what to expect at Comic-Con, Dennis! I'll be playing catch-up Sunday night since I'll be without a computer Saturday and Sunday! :( I'll be counting on you telling me everything! LOL

Capcom said...

Thanks Dennis!

BTW, if you haven't gotten enough help offers for this blog yet, let me know. I'm not HTML-savvy like you all, but I can do simple bloggy things like images and posts and such. :-)

Passafist said...

Yeah Dennis!!! LEt me help too!! I was planning on covering the weekly ail me with podcast portion (if needed) and wouldn't mind doing dome live podcasting the night of the panel!! We'll see e-mail me with specifics!