Comic-Con 2013: HBO Announces Full ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘True Blood’ Panel Plans
We're just over a week away from the big show itself, but two of the most important TV pieces of Comic-Con 2013 have finally fallen into place. HBO has announced its full panel and guest roster plans for their massive 'Game of Thrones' panel, along with 'True Blood''s sixth year and events for Cinemax series 'Banshee' and 'Strike Back,' as well. So, who can fans expect to see in San Diego this year?
The 'Game of Thrones' panel will pack the seats of Hall H on Friday, Jul. 19 at 2:50 p.m., and include such guests as executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, series creator George R.R. Martin and cast members John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Given the events of "The Rains of Castamere," fans will no doubt relish another chance to see Robb and Catelyn once more in the flesh.
Meanwhile, 'True Blood' will spurt out its panel in Ballroom 20 at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, featuring appearances from executive producer Brian Buckner and cast members Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette), Rob Kazinsky (Ben/Warlow), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide), Michael McMillian (Steve Newlin), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica). Who knows, maybe Janina Gavankar will crash the proceedings once more!
Finally, Comic-Con newbie 'Banshee' and returning 'Strike Back' will hold their panels on Friday and Saturday in Room 6A at 7:15 p.m. and Room 6DE at 7:00 p.m., respectively.
We'll be on hand for both 'True Blood' and 'Game of Thrones,' so what say you? What secrets will either HBO cast reveal at the big show this year?