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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 Armitagewill 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.

Fire and Blood (Game of Thrones)

Fire and Blood (Game of Thrones) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Pedicab in the form of the Iron Thron...

English: Pedicab in the form of the Iron Throne from the HBO fantasy TV series “Game of Thrones”, San Diego Comic-Con 2011 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

English: The True Blood panel at San Diego Com...

English: The True Blood panel at San Diego Comic-con with Rutina Wesley, Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin on Saturday July 25, 2009 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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*

About fedoralady

I'm an LA native--Lower Alabama, that is. My husband of more than 30 years and I live here on a portion of my family's former farm with two gorgeous calicos and a handsome GSD mix. My background is art education, and over the years I've been a teacher, department store photographer, sales associate and a journalist. My husband, his business partner and I have Pecan Ridge Productions, a video production company, for which I shoot & edit video and stills and manage marketing. I also still write part-time for the local paper. I love movies, music, art, photography and books, and my tastes in all of them are eclectic.

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  1. With all this stuff that will be going on I’m getting more and more excited for you! I got hooked on GOT too as did some of my older grandkids.

    • Maisie Williams, the little girl who plays Arya, is such a good actress. I loved her scenes with Charles Dance. I really hated to see the season end. It has the production values of a film instead of a television series. They actually went to Greenland or Iceland to shoot some of the scenes with Jon Snow and the wildlings.

        • Honestly, not having read Martin’s books, I wasn’t sure I’d even like it, and as I said, it took a few eps to get into it. But once I did, I really did. There are some wonderful actors and the scripts are well done (Martin himself has written some of them, so he knows what he’s talking about). Also, the whole look of this world, the various kingdoms, the costumes–I even love the opening credits and the theme song features a cello. 😉

  2. Hi Fedoralady,
    I have goosebumps for you about your attending The Hobbit presentation–possibly/probably seeing Richard Armitage in person–and Comic-Con in general!

    And sorry that it was a little late, but I made my donation for your Comic-Con trip today under my RL name. Ha!
    Cheers! Grati ;->

    • Thanks, Grati, yes, I saw the donation a little while ago. Trust me, it’s welcome. I’ve been adding things up in my head and while the room and flight are taken care of (thanks to everyone’s generosity) taxi and trolley fares and the inevitable unexpected expenses will require $$. It really looks like it’s going to be a fun and fascinating event and the thought of RA being there is like the fudgy icing on the cake. 😉

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