SDCC 2018: History’s New UFO Drama Series Project Blue Book To Debut At SDCC


Is the truth really out there? History is giving Comic-Con attendees a chance to find out by unlocking the previously classified Project Blue Book Case Files. Those are the top-secret files from the U.S. Air Force’s 1952-1969 investigation into UFOs and related phenomena.

To give Comic-Con attendees an immersive experience, History has put together “Project Blue Book Headquarters,” an exploration of true Project Blue Book cases. Guests are encouraged to share their own encounters with UFO-related phenomena and a professional sketch artist will help bring their stories to life. Visitors can even send a message billions of miles into space in an attempt to contact life beyond the earth. “Project Blue Book Headquarters” is open to the public at the Petco parking lot from Thursday, July 19 – Sunday, July 22.

Project Blue Book is an upcoming drama series on HISTORY based on the true, Top Secret investigations into Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs) and related phenomena conducted by the United States Air Force from 1952-1969. The series is inspired by the personal experiences of Dr. J. Allen Hynek, a college professor recruited by the U.S. Air Force to spearhead an operation (Project Blue Book) that researched thousands of cases, over 700 of which remain unsolved to this day. Each episode will draw from the actual case files, blending UFO theories with authentic historical events from one of the most mysterious eras in United States history.

A panel for Project Blue Book is scheduled for Saturday, July 21 from 6:45-7:45 pm in Room 6A. There, series stars Aidan Gillen (Game of Thrones), Michael Malarkey (The Vampire Diaries), Neal McDonough (Arrow, Legends of Tomorrow) and Laura Mennell (Alphas, Watchmen), along with producers, will come together for a special panel sharing details about what’s to come in the new series and reveal a sneak peek of the first season.

Stephanie Coats