Are you the kind of person who could spend an entire day watching people talk about The Witcher? Then you’re going to be really excited about Netflix and CD Projekt Red’s WitcherCon schedule lineup, which the two companies announced today. WitcherCon is a full-day virtual event focusing on all things Witcher (aside from the original source novels) and will take place July 9.
The event will have a heavy focus on the second season of Netflix’s The Witcher and the upcoming spin-off anime, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf, but will also include talks about the video games, comic books, and board games based on the popular fantasy franchise. The convention, which is more of just a series of panels, is hosted by Julia Hardy and promises to show off a slew of special reveals and special short-form content that gives never-before-seen insights into the production and creative processes behind everything. That probably means we will at least get a trailer for the anime, if not The Witcher season 2 itself.
The entire thing culminates with a one-on-one discussion with Henry Cavill, who will dive deep into a host of topics and, if the convention goes how most of these things do, deliver the “and one more thing” moment before dropping the first trailer for season 2. Missing from the WitcherCon schedule is any mention of the upcoming prequel mini-series The Witcher: Blood Origin. The show recently lost its lead, so it’s possible Netflix isn’t ready to present anything or it’s just saving it for another surprise.
Detecting some strong magic… looks like we’re getting closer to the #WitcherCon! ✨
Time to share the official schedule – check it out below and save the dates!
— The Witcher (@witchergame) June 28, 2021
WitcherCon will be available on both Twitch and YouTube and stream twice over, with each stream featuring new content. The first airs on July 9 at 7:00 p.m. CEST / 1:00 p.m. ET. The second stream will begin at 3:00 a.m. CEST on July 10 / 9:00 p.m. ET on July 9. Check out the full details for each panel in the WitcherCon schedule below.
The Witcher Season 2: Deck of Destiny
Panel Guests: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Mimî M Khayisa, Paul Bullion
Destinies collide when the cast and showrunner of Netflix’s The Witcher draw cards from an enigmatic deck of fan questions that will determine the path of the panel and the immediate fate of the guests. But these are no ordinary cards – prepare for surprise reveals, backstage insights, and a dash of chaos as our panelists take us through their journey of filming Season 2.
CD PROJEKT RED’s Memories from the Path: Stories Behind The Witcher Games
For over 13 years, the Witcher series of games has captured the imagination of gamers worldwide. Now, the developers behind the games discuss how they brought their immersive stories to life — before revisiting old memories, uncovering forgotten artifacts, and reminiscing about their favorite moments from the franchise
Geralt of T-Rivia
Panel Guests: Błażej Augustynek, Philipp Weber, Declan De Barra, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich
It’s a meeting of the Witcher masterminds as key creators of the Witcher games and The Witcher Netflix series team up to test their knowledge of the wider Witcher universe. In this pub quiz-style game, behind-the-scenes tidbits and spoilery sneak peeks are prized just as much as the correct answers.
CD PROJEKT RED’s The Witcher: Beyond Video Games
Panel Guests: Rafał Jaki, Bartosz Sztybor, Łukasz Woźniak
From detective noir to dark horror — all the way to the Old World and beyond, prepare to experience The Witcher’s expanded universe with the latest details on the upcoming comic books and board game inspired by the franchise!
Tales from the White Wolf: A Spotlight Conversation with Henry Cavill, hosted by Josh Horowitz
To close out WitcherCon, fans will hear from Geralt of Rivia himself, Henry Cavill, who will sit down with moderator Josh Horowitz (MTV & Comedy Central host) for an in-depth conversation about fantasy, destiny, and the wider Witcher Universe. The White Wolf may even have a surprise or two in store…