‘Game of Thrones’ & ‘True Blood’ Panels Announced For Comic-Con 2011

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HBO is bringing a bit of Westeros and Bon Temps to Comic-Con 2011, with the recently-announced panels for their hit series Game of Thrones and True Blood.

With two cult-hit series on their hands, HBO is once again tapping into their core audience at Comic-Con. While those in Hall H are likely dreading the fanatic craze that Twilight is expected to bring, it appears that Ballroom 20 has just received its television counterparts – both in size, and in fanaticism.

On Thursday, July 21, Game of Thrones will make its Comic-Con debut with literary master (and scribe of the series’ source material) George R. R. Martin serving as the panel’s moderator. Also attending will be series creators David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), and the absolutely wonderful Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister).

Not to be outdone by the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros, True Blood will be making its fourth consecutive Comic-Con appearance on Friday, July 22. Moderating this year’s panel will be Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack – and, as always, True Blood is bringing with it a large portion of the series’ cast. Accompanying series creator Alan Ball will be: Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thorton), Kevin Alejandro (Jesus Velasquez), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam De Beaufort), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby).

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Of course, I’m sure that many True Blood fans will be disappointed at the fact that Alexander Skarsgård won’t be attending (especially after they see what happens in the first few episodes of season 4), but hopefully Jason Stackhouse himself, Ryan Kwanten, will help quell the hordes of fans interested in seeing some of the series’ more “familiar” faces.

While this is the current list of those expected to attend, there’s always a chance that schedules will be changed as Comic-Con 2011 grows closer.

Make sure to keep an eye on Screen Rant, as we’ll be bringing you live coverage of the panels, and interviews with your favorite stars, over on our Official Comic-Con Coverage Page.

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Game of Thrones finale airs Sunday @9pm on HBO

True Blood Season 4 will premiere Sunday, June 23, @9pm on HBO

Comic-Con 2011 begins July 21st.

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  1. Glad that at least when annoying fans ask George R. R. Martin the dreaded question, “when is the next book coming!?” he can say at the con, “It just came out!” :) (The fifth book, A Dance With Dragons, is coming out July 12!)

    I hope, though, that having a HBO series based on his books will motivate Martin enough to finish the last two books in time for HBO to possibly do all the books, though. I wouldn’t hold my breath on that, tho… Mr. Martin is not a man to be hurried.

    I bet Peter Dinklage would be a cool guy to talk to. I admire how he got into the Hollywood business despite being so short of height. :) He’s also perfect for that character, excellent casting there.

  2. I know where I’m going to be Thursday the 21st :) For once, I’ll miss Hall H — and I won’t really care, because that’s the Breaking Dawn day, anyway.

    I only hope that the story doesn’t get spoiled. I haven’t read the books and don’t plan to until the show is over. I always get too pissed off when a TV show changes things… much better reading it after, imo.

  3. Has anyone been to these comic-con events? Whether it’s about True Blood or a comic book one? I ask because i never been to one & was curious of what it’s like.

  4. Peter Dinklage is even better in real life, you won’t be disappointed by his appearance!!

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