SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Comic-Con wrapped up the weekend's festivities Sunday with a panel about the popular Pokemon Go app as well as teasers for upcoming seasons of television shows.
Thousands of gaming fans who waited in line -- many trying to catch Pickachu on their smart phones -- were treated to a talk from Niantic CEO John Hanke, whose company created Pokemon Go. The discussion was moderated by Chris Hardwick, Nerdist website founder and AMC show host.
Hanke -- who said he had reached Level 18 on the game -- told the crowd that the response to the app has been "mindblowing.'' He mainly talked about the unexpected popularity of the app but did reveal the identity of some of the game's team leaders.
Pokemon Go fans who had heard rumors about a "legendary new character'' being unleashed during Comic Con left disappointed messages on social media following the event since Hanke did not announce the addition of any new friends for Pickachu.
Television teasers included a panel about the BBC's "Sherlock,'' which airs in the United States on PBS and will debut its latest season next year.
Today's panel about the show featured lead actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the legendary super-sleuth; co-star Amanda Abbington; and co-creators Mark Gattis and Steven Moffat. Many of those in attendance described the season trailer as "intense.''
Also Sunday, creators of "Supernatural'' announced that veteran rock singer and actor Rick Springfield will play Lucifer on the CW show, now entering its 12th season.
That wasn't the only surprise: During a question-and-answer session, a man asked his girlfriend to marry him.
Other major announcements included reboots of Fox network hits "24'' and "Prison Break,'' the latter of which featured a two-minute sneak peek.
Another panel during Comic-Con's last day focused on women who work for Marvel Comics. The participants discussed what it means to succeed in a male-dominated industry.
The last day of the hugely popular festival is considered somewhat low-key compared to the first three days, which featured an announcement that Oscar winner Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel in an upcoming movie.
For those who don't attend, this is the first year for Comic-Con HQ, a video on-demand service in partnership with Lionsgate that will remain free through Monday. During the four days of the event, the service will include airings of select panels, access to the convention floor, the masquerade ball and the Eisner Awards, according to Comic-Con officials.
The ad-free streaming service is available at www.comic-conhq.com/landing for computers and iOS/Android devices.
The death toll from the massive Woolsey Fire burning through Malibu and surrounding areas appeared Wednesday to have risen to three, with authorities confirming the discovery of a charred body in a burned-out Agoura Hills home.
Seven San Diego school districts were closed Wednesday due to San Diego Gas & Electric's public safety power shut off, but are expected to re-open Thursday; and the Red Flag Warning that prompted the shut-off ended Wednesday evening.
A national fundraising campaign to help Native American students in South Dakota is now targeting San Diegans; and while the students' stories will certainly tug on your heart-strings, there's something you should know before reaching for the checkbook.
A 14-year-old Fallbrook High School student was arrested Wednesday for allegedly making an online threat to carry out a shooting at the northern San Diego County campus, authorities reported.
The San Diego County Public Administrator/Guardian/Conservator's Office announced Wednesday the need for items ranging from clocks to colored pencils for its annual holiday gift drive for at- risk county residents.
Nearly 400 additional Central American migrants arrived Wednesday in Tijuana – joining the more than 300 migrants that arrived Tuesday.
A worker at an Old Town hotel testified Wednesday that a man pulled a gun on her in a women's restroom earlier this year and demanded sex, but she told him no and escaped when he backed into a stall and closed the door.
The San Diego County Board of Supervisors Wednesday approved a program that will allow local businesses to provide food and products in incorporated areas with less red tape.
Your fur-pal is waiting for you at The Doggie Street Festival! An adoption event on Saturday, November 17th at NTC Park Liberty Station from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.