Comic Con 2011 is almost here, and if you’re a True Blood fan attending the annual geekfest, then this is the guide for you! We’ve got the list of all the True Blood-related happenings in San Diego that week.
Thursday, July 21
11AM - Obsession: How TV And Movies Go From Fascination To Phenomenon There are some shows and films that we watch. And there are others that we obsess over. We talk about them at work the next day. We join the fan websites. We wear the t-shirts. But what does it take to turn a series or movie into something special that we can’t live without? This panel, presented by BuddyTV.com, will examine that topic from all points of view: the writers and producers who create the projects, the actors who star in them and the fans who consume them. Panelists include Chase Masterson (“Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” “Yesterday Was A Lie”), Skyler Samuels (“The Nine Lives Of Chloe King”), Allison Dubois (“Medium”), Mel Lowry (ChuckTV.net, True-BloodTV.net, NiceGirlsTV.com), Karen Bailey (Vice-President of Production, Starz Channel), Zack Stentz (Writer, “Fringe,” “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles,” “Thor,” “X-Men: First Class”), Amy Berg (Co-Executive Producer, “Eureka”; Supervising Producer, “Leverage” ) and Deric Hughes and Benjamin Raab(Executive Story Editors, “Warehouse 13”). Room 23ABC
4:15-5:15 TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites— TV Guide is back with an all-star panel for the fans! Moderated by editor-in-chief Debra Birnbaum, Fan Favorites features your favorite talent from your favorite shows — in front of the camera and behind the scenes. Panelists include Nestor Carbonell (Ringer), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Jorge Garcia (Alcatraz), Leslie Hope (The River), Zachary Levi (Chuck), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Julie Plec (Vampire Diaries), Matt Smith (Doctor Who ), Kevin Williamson (Vampire Diaries), Deborah Ann Woll (True Blood), and others. Ballroom 20
Friday, July 22
1PM: Autograph tickets available at the Sails Pavilion, booth #9. Start lining up early to get yours.
3:30PM: True Blood cast sign autographs at the Warner Bros. booth (#4545).
5:30PM: True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated True Blood kicked off its 12-episode fourth season June 26 on HBO. The series follows the on-and-off romance between waitress and part-faerie Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin), who can hear people’s thoughts, and 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Oscar and Emmy award winner Alan Ball created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the bestselling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series — and this panel! — also features Alexander Skarsgard as Eric Northman, Ryan Kwanten as Jason Stackhouse, Sam Trammell as Sam Merlotte, Rutina Wesley as Tara Thornton, Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette, Deborah Ann Woll as Jessica Hamby, Kristin Bauer van Straten as Pam, Joe Manganiello as Alcide, and Kevin Alejandro as Jesus. Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Ballroom 20
Saturday, July 23
2:15PM – Knights of Badassdom: The presentation panel will include a Comic-Con exclusive trailer and a panel discussion/Q&A with stars Ryan Kwanten (HBO’s True Blood, RED HILL), Peter Dinklage (HBO’s Game of Thrones, STATION AGENT), Summer Glau (Firefly, SERENITY, The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Danny Pudi (NBC’s Community), Margarita Levieva ( THE LINCOLN LAWYER, ADVENTURELAND), and director Joe Lynch (WRONG TURN 2). Hall H
2:30-3:30 TV Guide Magazine Presents: Super Supernaturals— Moderated by TV Guide senior editor William Keck, this panel features the most super supernaturals, super witches, and super werewolves from new series and returning favorites. Panelists include John Barrowman (Torchwood), Kristin Bauer (True Blood), Thomas Dekker (The Secret Circle), David Greenwalt (Grimm), Theo James (Bedlam), Jim Kouf (Grimm), Britt Robertson (The Secret Circle), Phoebe Tonkin (The Secret Circle), and Tyler Posey (Teen Wolf). Room 5AB
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