The popular cable channel HBO is bringing three of its series to Comic-Con this year, taking place in San Diego July 12 to 15: Game of Thrones, True Blood and Strike Back. Here are all of the details you need to know:
Friday, July 13
Game of Thrones: The panel in Hall H will be moderated for the second year by George R.R. Martin. Martin is the author of the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire, which the HBO drama is based on, and also serves as a co-executive producer on the series. The panel will include: Carolyn Strauss, executive producer of Game of Thrones, and cast members (in alphabetical order): Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Executive producers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss will not be in attendance, as they are in production in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Time: 2:45-3:45 p.m.
Strike Back: Season 2 of Strike Back will make its world premiere for fans at Comic-Con 2012 prior to the new season’s debut on Cinemax in August. The show follows stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 as they span the globe to stop potential threats. Stars Philip Winchester (Sgt. Michael Stonebridge), Sullivan Stapleton (Sgt. Damien Scott) and new cast member Rhona Mitra (Rachel Dalton) will appear on a panel moderated by HitFix TV critic Alan Sepinwall, which will take place in Convention Center Room 6DE.
The Strike Back screening will take place 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp Stadium 15, 701 5th Avenue at G Street, San Diego (3 blocks from the Convention Center). The cast will attend this special screening for fans and answer questions afterwards. The first two episodes of the new season will screen for the first time. The preview screening is open to attendees with 2012 Comic-Con badges and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Saturday, July 14
True Blood: The panel in Ballroom 20 will once again be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: Alan Ball, creator and executive producer, and cast members (in alphabetical order): Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Christopher Meloni (Roman Zimojic), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby).