Henry Cavill as ‘The Witcher”s Geralt of Rivia

Late in 2019, the epic fantasy tale of “The Witcher” entered our streaming pleasure and brought us to a world, dubbed as The Continent, where humans, elves, witchers, gnomes, and monsters battle to survive and thrive, and where good and evil is not easily identified.

A true spellbinding series, “The Witcher,” which is based on a book as well as a video game series of the same name, has captured sci-fi and fantasy fans with its play on supernatural creatures, multiple timelines, and sorcerers and royals, not to mention Henry Cavill as the series protagonist Geralt of Rivia. As its second season is about to come upon us, Netflix and CD Projekt Red are giving fans a chance to step into the medieval-inspired world with the upcoming global virtual fan event “WitcherCon,” the first-ever multi-format event dedicated to “The Witcher” universe.

The event, hosted by Julia Hardy, will be studded with special short-form content, giving never-before-seen insights to the production and creative processes behind “The Witcher” universe. The full lineup includes a number of interactive panels, each of which also holds a host of exclusive surprises from “The Witcher” live action series and forthcoming anime feature.

The schedule of panels is as follows:

‘The Witcher’ Season 2: Deck of Destiny

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 panelists take fans through their journey of filming Season 2.

Panel Guests: Lauren Schmidt Hissrich, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Mimî M Khayisa, Paul Bullion

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

It’s a meeting of the 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.

Panel Guests: Błażej Augustynek, Philipp Weber, Declan De Barra, Lauren Schmidt Hissrich

CD PROJEKT RED’s ‘The Witcher’: Beyond Video Games

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.

Panel Guests: Rafał Jaki, Bartosz Sztybor, Łukasz Woźniak

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 and 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.

Available on both Twitch and YouTube, “WitcherCon” will first air on July 9, 2021 at 7 p.m. CEST (July 10, 2021 at 1 a.m. Philippine Time). Fans will be able to watch “WitcherCon” across two separate streams, with each one containing exclusive content. The second stream, which also airs on Twitch and YouTube, will begin at 3 a.m. CEST on July 10, 2021 (July 10, 2021 at 9 a.m. Philippine Time).

For more information on all things “WitcherCon,” including the full event schedule, please visit the official website: WitcherCon.com.


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/06/30/heres-your-guide-to-withercon-the-first-ever-multi-format-event-dedicated-to-the-witcher-universe/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=heres-your-guide-to-withercon-the-first-ever-multi-format-event-dedicated-to-the-witcher-universe)