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).
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.
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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