Yes, it’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year. In less than five weeks, all of geekdom (who were able to secure tickets) will be descending upon the San Diego Convention Center for a mass celebration of the wonder that is Comic-Con. The internet has been all a-flutter about which movies and television series will have a presence there this year. Studios have been leaking out scraps of information, but Comic-Con itself doesn’t usually release the schedule until about two weeks before the event.
Even then, things have been known to change right up until the week of the event. Those of us who packed the room for Terra Nova last year were more than a little irked that it had been pulled at the last minute, to be replaced by Teen Wolf. Lucky for us (and for the panel), we were pleasantly surprised with the substitute presentation.
Nevertheless, here we go. Thanks to Seat 42F and IGN for the setup and for breaking the news on many of these entries. There are now so many shows that don’t really fall into the sci-fi/fantasy/horror/comic genres (the Comic-Con banners downtown say “Celebrating the Popular Arts”) that I’ve highlighted all those that actually do, and included information about those panels if it’s available.
- AWAKE – The first episode will be screened, with Howard Gordon, Kyle Killen and star Jason Isaacs on the panel.
- BEAVIS & BUTTHEAD
- BOB’s BURGERS
- COVERT AFFAIRS
- GAME OF THRONES – Author George R.R. Martin – I wonder if he’ll get any questions about the LOST finale – will moderate the panel which will include David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
- NAPOLEON DYNAMITE (animated)
- PENN & TELLER TELL A LIE
- TWILIGHT SAGA BREAKING DAWN PART 1
- FALLING SKIES
- THE FINDER
- REIGN OF THE DINOSAURS
- SPARTACUS: VENGEANCE
- TORCHWOOD : MIRACLE DAY 10:00AM Ballroom 20 – John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose and Jane Espenson will be on the panel.
- TRUE BLOOD – Alan Ball, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kevin Alejandro, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello and Deborah Ann Woll will be on the panel, moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack. No Alexander Skarsgard, I’m sorry to say.
- AMERICAN DAD
- FAMILY GUY
- FUTURAMA –Matt Groening, David X. Cohen, Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio and Maurice LaMarche to attend with a sneak preview of the show reincarnated as Japanese anime and a preview of the new season to be screened. Bill Morrison will moderate.
- GOOD VIBES
- POWER RANGERS SAMURAI
- THE SIMPSONS
- TEEN WOLF
- TERRA NOVA – The first episode will be screened with Stephen Lang, Rene Echevarria, Jose Molina and Brannon Braga on the panel.
- COWBOYS & ALIENS – red carpet at 7 pm, screening at 8 pm, San Diego Civic Theatre
- ALLEN GREGORY
- THE CLEVELAND SHOW
SHOWS THAT WILL BE AT 2011 COMIC CON : NO DATE
- THE BIG BANG THEORY
- CHILDRENS HOSPITAL
- ONCE UPON A TIME
- THE NINE LIVES OF CHLOE KING
- PERSON OF INTEREST
- THE RIVER
- SANCTUARY – Amanda Tapping tweeted that she will be attending, panel is presumed but not confirmed
- THE SECRET CIRCLE
- SONS OF ANARCHY
- TORCHWOOD SCREENING – Jane Espenson tweeted that a Torchwood episode she wrote will be screened at Comic-Con; Torchwood screenings have historically been in the evening, not connected to a panel
- THE VAMPIRE DIARIES
- THE WALKING DEAD
- WAREHOUSE 13
MOVIES THAT WILL HAVE A PRESENCE AT 2011 COMIC CON : NO DATE
- THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN
- GHOST RIDER SPIRIT OF VENGEANCE
SHOWS THAT WILL NOT HAVE A PRESENCE AT 2011 COMIC CON
- BURN NOTICE
- HAWAII FIVE O
- IN PLAIN SIGHT
- ROYAL PAINS
- WHITE COLLAR
MOVIES THAT WILL NOT HAVE A PRESENCE AT 2011 COMIC CON
- JOHN CARTER
We’ll keep you posted as the schedule mutates.