Calling the video for the second 10-second Witcher season that Netflix showed in mid-June would be a generous "trailer," but at least we knew when we saw more: WitcherCon on Friday, July 9, starting at 10 a.m. Pacific.
WitcherCon is a new event that Netflix presents with CD Projekt Red and is the first time we know that companies collaborate on anything related to Geralt’s stories that they both licensed (the show and RPGs are based on the books and are not officially connected). The event consists of two live broadcasts and is quite wrapped up. Some of the things we look forward to seeing:
- A proper look at The Witcher Season 2 (and release date, perhaps)
- Stories about the creation of the Witcher role-playing games
- A look at the anime film The Witcher
- Henry Cavill (but probably not in a bathtub)
When is WitcherCon?
WitcherCon is on Friday, July 9, 2021. There will be two live broadcasts, one a 10 a.m. Pacific and another a 6 pm Pacific.
(For the first broadcast, this is: 10 a.m. PDT, 1 p.m. EDT, 9 p.m. BST.)
Nightly play will re-run the main segments of the first stream, but will also include new ones, including a look at the Witcher anime movie Netflix is working on.
Where can I see WitcherCon?
WitcherCon will play live on Netflix’s Twitch and YouTube accounts and CD Projekt Red.
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WitcherCon Stream 1 program (10 a.m. Pacific)
- Questions from season 2 of The Witcher: The main event will count “Surprise Reveals” and a “ray of chaos” as members of The Witcher cast and showrunner Lauren Schmidt Hissrich answer fan questions about the Netflix show.
- Welcome to Gwent: It looks like this will just be a CD Projekt Red video featuring viewers on Gwent. It makes sense for them to try to get fans of the Netflix show to check it out.
- Witcher Season 2 Yen / Ciri Board: Actors Anya Chalotra (Yennefer) and Freya Allan (Ciri) discuss their characters and what to expect from them in the new season.
- Stories behind the Witcher games, part one: A lot of CD Projekt developers discuss the creation of the Witcher role-playing games, recalling "old memories" and "discovering forgotten artifacts."
- Geralt de T-Rivia: A trivia panel with Hissrich, as well as Declan De Barra, showrunner of the upcoming show The Witcher: Blood Origin, and two CD Projekt mission designers, Błażej Augustynek and Philipp Weber.
- Inside Kaer Morhen: An immersion in the tradition behind Kaer Morhen, the castle where wizards were formerly trained.
- Introducing Monster Slayer: A look at the Witcher AR game from CD Projekt, coming out this month.
- Wizarding world figures: A panel on the Witcher figurines, if the title didn't give it away.
- A conversation with Henry Cavill: The flow closes with a talk with Geralt himself, Henry Cavill, who may "have some surprises in store." The date of the second season, perhaps?
WitcherCon Stream 2 Schedule (6pm Pacific)
- Questions and Answers from Season 2 of The Witcher (broadcast)
- Welcome to Gwent (broadcast)
- The Witcher by CD Projekt – Beyond video games: This panel will include “the latest details on upcoming comics and board games inspired by” The Witcher.
- Stories behind the Witcher games, part 2: Quest designers Augustynek and Weber continue the conversation about the CD Projekt RPG series.
- Geralt de T-Rivia (retransmission)
- Traits of genius: A "behind the scenes" view of Studio Mir's upcoming Netflix anime film The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf.
- Introducing Monster Slayer (broadcast)
- The World of The Witcher Figures (broadcast)
- Inside Kaer Morhen (broadcast)
- A conversation with Henry Cavill (broadcast)
What won't be in WitcherCon?
A new Witcher game. CD Projekt made it clear right away, cutting off speculation by stating unambiguously that "no new Witcher game will be announced on WitcherCon."
Where can I get more information?