Without a doubt, fans are still riding the emotional high after Sunday’s action-packed Game of Thrones season 6 finale. The episode, titled “The Winds of Winter,” drew an impressive 8.89 million viewers – the largest television audience for HBO’s signature fantasy series to date. That being said, the timing couldn’t be more perfect for the network to reveal its upcoming San Diego Comic-Con presence, which will include panels and autograph signings from some of its biggest series – Game of Thrones included.
HBO has recently confirmed its Comic-Con lineup, which will include participating shows Silicon Valley (a comedy loosely based on co-creator Mike Judge’s experience as an engineer in the titular California locale), Vice Principals (another comedy, starring funnymen Danny McBride and Walton Goggins, set to premiere at the end of July), and the latest supernatural series to hit Cinemax, Outcast. One surprising omission, however, is Westworld, the network’s upcoming sci-fi drama (based on the Michael Crichton book of the same name) that will make its debut on HBO this October.
Not surprisingly, Game of Thrones has had a significant presence at the annual convention for the last several years, and this year looks to be no different – with the popular series being awarded the largest, most coveted Hall H at Comic-Con International this year, on Friday, July 22. In the wake of Sunday’s buzzed-about season 6 finale, fans (who no doubt have a lot on their minds) will hear from a slew of executive producers and cast members – something that will no doubt help them deal with their separation anxiety until the show returns next spring for season 7.
Read on for HBO’s official Comic-Con 2016 lineup:
Thursday, July 21
The SILICON VALLEY panel at the Hilton Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom at 4:00 p.m. will be moderated by Entertainment Weekly’s Dan Snierson.
Panelists include: co-creator/executive producer Mike Judge, executive producer Alec Berg and cast members Thomas Middleditch (Richard), Kumail Nanjiani (Dinesh), Zach Woods (Jared), Martin Starr (Gilfoyle) and Amanda Crew (Monica).
Autograph signing is Thursday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, July 22
The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 2:15 p.m. will be moderated by Rob McElhenney.
Panelists include: executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, director Michael Sapochnik and cast members (in alphabetical order) John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hemptstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Faye Marsay (The Waif), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark).
Autograph signing is at 4:15 p.m.
Saturday, July 23
The panel for the new series VICE PRINCIPALS will be in the Horton Grand Theater at 2:30 p.m. and will be moderated by the Nerdist Podcast’s Matt Mira.
Panelists include: creators and executive producers Danny McBride and Jody Hill, and cast member Walton Goggins (Lee Russell), who co-stars with McBride (Neal Gamby.)
Autograph signing is at 6:00 p.m.
The panel for OUTCAST, the Robert Kirkman series based on the Skybound/Image comic produced for CINEMAX by FOX International Studios (FIS), will be in Room 6BCF at 5:15 p.m. and will be moderated by Scott Aukerman.
Panelists include: creator and executive producer Robert Kirkman, showrunner and executive producer Chris Black and cast members Patrick Fugit (Kyle Barnes), Philip Glenister (Reverend Anderson), Wrenn Schmidt (Megan Holter), Reg E. Cathey (Chief Giles), and Brent Spiner (Sidney).
Autograph signing is at 4:15 p.m.
Screen Rant will have more coverage of San Diego Comic-Con 2016 as the event is happening.