Two of my favorite shows will be representin’ at Comic-Con this year. Just found out re www.ew.com that my newest addiction Game of Thrones will hold its panel on Friday, July 13 in no less that “halliest of halls,” Hall H–the same king-sized room where Warner Brothers and The Hobbit and the good Lord willing, a tall drink of water named Richard Armitage–will be on Saturday.
Since GOT is all about the struggles of various claimants in this mythical world created by G.R.R. Martin to win the legendary Iron Throne, it seems appropriate to be in the room worthy of a monarch.
Admittedly, it took me a while to get into GOT in its first season. Those in the know say it does take several episodes for the uninitiated to really get into this story with its huge cast of characters and many plot threads. I became thoroughly immersed in the show in its second season, captivated by the characters and caught up in the plot. Every 55 minute episode just seems to fly by. Being in Hall H, a room that holds 6,500 people, is typically a slot reserved only for films or giant TV shows such as Lost, so this is quite a coup for HBO.
True Blood will also be at Comic-Con, albeit in a smaller room, Ballroom 20, that holds “only” 4,000 people. I expect a full house at each of these panels.
Among the other television shows slated to make an appearance at Comic-Con are Bones, The Walking Dead, Fringe, Glee, Grimm, Futurama, The Sons of Anarchy, Vampire Diaries, Spartacus, The Big Bang Theory, and Supernatural.
So far, no official word on The Hobbit presentation or the stars expected to represent the film at Comic-Con. They are keeping us in suspense, damn it.
Here’s more of that future Comic-Con panelist Richard Armitage. *sigh*