Netflix, together with CD Projekt Red, have unleashed the stunning lineup for the first-ever WitcherCon, featuring a whole slew of GOODNESS. Have I already added this to my Google Calendar? You fucking bet I have. I am HYPED.
WitcherCon is basically a virtual celebration of all things in the Witcher Universe, as fans gear up for the highly anticipated second season of the Netflix series, based on the books by Andrzej Sapkowski.
Netflix has teamed up with game developers CD Projekt Red to bring fans interactive panels, deep dives, and expert analysis into the lore, legends, monsters, and origins of the Continent.
Here’s everything you need to know about WitcherCon 2021, from how to watch it to when my husband Henry Cavill will be on-screen.
How do I watch WitcherCon 2021 in Australia?
WitcherCon will be streamed on both Netflix and CD Projekt Red‘s YouTube and Twitch channels.
There will be two separate streams, with each one containing exclusive content. The first stream begins July 9th at 7pm CEST (3am, July 10 AEST) and the second stream kicks off 3am CEST on July 10 (11am, July 10 AEST).
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What’s the schedule like?
It’ll begin with the Deck of Destiny panel with The Witcher season 2 actors Anya Chalotra (Yennefer), Freya Allan (Ciri), Mimî M Khayisa (Fringilla), Paul Bullion (Lambert), and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.
The team will draw cards from a deck of fan questions that will determine the path of the panel. However, these aren’t your average cards. Expect surprise reveals, backstage insights, and season 2 goss.
After that will be Welcome to GWENT: The Witcher Card Game, in which the armies of the fantasy world clash in strategic, action-packed card battles. Then, Anya Chalotra and Freya Allan will look back at their characters’ journeys so far and tease what fans can expect from season 2.
Next will be the first of two panels: Stories Behind The Witcher Games, part 1. In it, the developers of the games will discuss how they brought the Witcher Universe to life.
The second panel is called Geralt of T-Rivia with panelists Lauren Schmidt Hissrich (The Witcher showrunner), Declan De Barra (The Witcher: Blood Origin showrunner), Błażej Augustynek (Acting Lead Quest Designer, CDPR), and Philipp Weber (Acting Lead Quest Designer, CDPR).
Following that will be Inside Kaer Morhen, where fans will explore the history behind the ancient castle and its place in Witcher mythology. It’ll basically school you on everything you need to know about being a witcher.
Then, Monster Slayer will allow fans to use their phones as a portal to the monster-infested realm. Love me some interactive fun, tell you what. And then there’ll be a very cool session on figure pieces how they’re created.
Stream 1 will wrap up with a panel, Tales from the White Wolf: A Spotlight Conversation with Henry Cavill.
The actor will sit down with moderator/journo Josh Horowitz for an in-depth conversation about fantasy, destiny, and the wider Witcher Universe. HINT, HINT: Cavill could have a surprise or two.
Stream 2 will begin with the same Deck of Destiny and card game, followed by a panel with CD Projekt Red. The team will chat all things Old World and beyond, plus the latest details on the upcoming comics and board games inspired by the ‘yuge franchise.
Then the second part of the Memories from the Path panel will take place, followed by round two of the Geralt of T-Rivia panel.
THEN, the iconic Studio Mir will take fans behind the scenes of the upcoming Netflix anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (!!!!).
Stream 2 will come to an end after the interactive mobile game, figures, and Kaer Morhe sessions, followed by Cavill’s panel.
Will a new Witcher game be announced at WitcherCon 2021?
If CD Projekt Red was going to announce a new Witcher game then surely it’d be at WitcherCon. However, the game developers have already confirmed no new instalment will be announced at the virtual convention. Don’t worry though, I’m sure there’ll be enough surprises at WitcherCon to quench our thirst for the White Wolf (until season 2 finally premieres).
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