A Guide to Wynonna Earp at San Diego Comic Con
Fans of the new SyFy Channel series Wynonna Earp are still anxiously waiting to hear about a season two renewal. The cast is headed to San Diego Comic Con this weekend, though, plus there’s a fandom meet-up event going on as well. To help sort through the glorious chaos of SDCC, here’s a guide to all things Wynonna Earp at the convention.
Wynonna Earp, based on the IDW Publishing comic book, is a witty, often genuinely scary horror/urban fantasy/modern Western genre mash-up. It follows reluctant heroine Wynonna (Melanie Scrofano), the smart-mouthed, tough-yet-uncertain descendant of legendary gunslinger Wyatt Earp. Wynonna discovers she’s the heir to the family legacy of a demon-killing gun. In the fictional Midwestern town called Purgatory, home to humans, demons, and who knows what else, she teams up with her sister Waverly (Dominique Provost-Chalkley), Deputy Marshal Xavier Dolls (Shamier Anderson) from a mysterious “Black Badge” division that investigates the paranormal, Doc Holliday (Tim Rozon)—yes, that Doc Holliday, back from the dead—and local police officer Nicole Haught (Katherine Barrell). In addition to the main drive of the plot and emotional story carried mainly via the point of view of the female characters and their relationships, the show also features a satisfying LGBT romance between Waverly and Nicole. The mix of humor, horror, and emotion, the show’s diversity, as well as its visual style and knack for overturning tropes, has made Wynonna Earp a hit with fans. Hopefully SyFy Channel will announce a renewal soon.
There’s a fan campaign under way to show support for the season two renewal—check out the hashtag #RenewWynonnaEarp.
The show and fandom will be making its mark at SDCC as well. Times are PST.
- IDW Publishing (Booth #2743) is hosting a Wynonna Earp cosplay contest, and you can stop by their booth in costume for a free comic.
- The cast will be at San Diego Comic Art Gallery on Wednesday, July 20th @ 6 pm
- The cast will also be part of the Nerdist Panel at Petco Park on Thursday, July 21 @ 4:14 pm.
- The cast and Beau Smith, creator of the comic book series, will be signing at the IDW booth on Friday, July 23 from 2-3 pm.
- The Wynonna Earp panel takes place Saturday, July 23 @ 2:30 pm, Room 24ABC, followed by another cast signing from 4-5 at the IDW booth.
You can check out the full details here on the IDW Publishing website.
A fan organized meet up for “Earpers” will take place Saturday July 23, 6pm at Embarcadero Marina South.
— Earper Fan MeetUp (@EarperMeetUp) July 11, 2016
Tim Rozon, who plays Doc Holliday, seems very excited about SDCC, and posted the cast’s badges on his twitter:
— Tim Rozon (@realtimrozon) July 8, 2016
Showrunner Emily Andras recently posted encouragement for the fan campaign for season two:
— Emily Andras (@emtothea) July 16, 2016
Have a favorite resident of Purgatory? Are you hopeful for the season two renewal? What drew you into Wynonna Earp? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
Author: Dot R
Dot has been bouncing around various fandoms for many years now writing essays, episode reviews, commentary, and reporting news and conducting interviews, among other things. Along with being a Marvel, DC, Star Wars, and Supernatural fangirl, she’s also a fan of fantasy and science fiction television shows, everything from Farscape to Killjoys to 12 Monkeys to X-Files to Wynonna Earp. Currently Fangirl at Large covering numerous geek culture related topics, convention news, casting spoilers, show news, and interviews.
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