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This is an early list of shows attending the July 21-24 Comic Convention in San Diego. More info and shows in following weeks. I have written in orange the new shows.
True Blood (HBO) Game of Thrones (HBO) Spartacus: Vengeance Torchwood (Starz) Terra Nova (Fox) Fringe (Fox) Glee (Fox) Once Upon a Time (ABC) Grimm (NBC) The Big Bang Theory (CBS) Walking Dead (AMC) The Vampire Diaries (The CW) The Secret Circle (The CW) Eureka (Syfy) Warehouse 13 (Syfy) Being Human (Syfy) Sanctuary (Syfy) Alphas (Syfy) Mythbusters (Discovery) Penn & Teller Tell a Lie (Discovery) The Simpsons (Fox) Family Guy (Fox)
"Terra Nova" (FOX) will premiere at the Comic Con.
I think this is one of the biggest event at the con because of the show itself (highbudget, highly anticipated, Steven Spielberg co-producer) and because this prehistoric drama has not been seen before (a few trailers and private screenings but nothing more), hence the curiosity.
Quote ( 20th FOX TV schedule)
SATURDAY, JULY 23
Terra Nova: Star Stephen Lang (Avatar), executive producer Rene Echevarria (Castle, Medium, The 4400, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), executive producer Brannon Braga (24, Star Trek: Enterprise) and co-executive producer Jose Molina will finally unveil this epic adventure series 85 million years in the making, set to premiere this September on Fox. This new event drama from the brilliant minds of Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, The Pacific) and Peter Chernin follows an ordinary family on an extraordinary journey back in time to prehistoric Earth as a part of a massive expedition to save the human race.
Surprisingly, the pilot for "Lock & Key&, writer and executive producer Josh Friedman, will be shown at the Comic Con, whereas it has not been picked up as a serie. Source : Fox Pilot 'Locke & Key' To Screen At Comic-Con at deadline.com
After Friedman received lots of praises from 20th Century FOX TV boss and a 3 year contract, some may say it's the confirmation that Friedman's work is very appreciated. Maybe.
Personally, i think there is another reason. The schedule of the pilot screenings is already very tight and FOX must have an idea; they don't do it just to please their beloved Josh Friedman.
Apparently, the publisher of the Locke & Key comic is behind this, with the studio blessing; they expect to boost the sells of their next release.
We will look at the reaction of the Comic Con fans. Remember The Cape did not make a good impression last year. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Funny thing is that San Diego Comic Con could turn into a TSCC alumns reunion this year...in theory only though because there respective panel are not scheduled on the same day. Find below a (non exhaustive) list of TSCC alumns who announced their attendance at SDCC and the scheduled date of their panel :
* Josh Friedman - not-picked--up-pilot "Lock & Key" - on Thursday, July 21, * Lena Headey - HBO "Game of Thrones" - on Thursday, July 21, * Summer Glau - indie movie "Knight of Badassdom"- on Saturday, July 23, * Thomas Dekker - new CW upcoming serie "Secret Circle" - on Saturday, July 23.
Notice that Peter Dincklage (Game of Thrones) and Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) will stay several days, due to several tv/movie panels. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Upcoming blockbuster "The Avengers", directed by Joss Whedon, was not supposed to come to SDCC said producer Marvel studio. But rumors say there is a viral marketing campaign on the way and lots of S.H.I.E.L.D. advertising., the climax being a trailer showed at the con.
Director Joe Lynch is rapidly becoming a hero among the Summer Glau fandom because of Knights of Badassdom.
But the horror movie featuring Summer Glau is not the only reason Lynch is coming to SDCC; he has filmed one of the four segments of a comedy horror anthology film called "Chillerama". Other directors participating are Adam Green, Tim Sullivan and Adam Rifkin. Each of them has directed a short horror movie that are homages to a different genre and style.
The first segment is "I Was a Teenage Werebear" and was directed and written by Tim Sullivan. It is a spoof of Rebel Without a Cause, Grease and The Twilight Saga and set in 1962. It stars Sean Paul Lockhart and Gabby West. The second is "Wadzilla" and was directed and written by Adam Rifkin. It is a spoof of 1950s monster movies and stars Rifkin. The third is called "The Diary of Anne Frankenstein" and was directed and written by Adam Green. It is spoof of Hitler and The Diary of Anne Frank and stars Joel Moore. The last segment is "Zom B Movie", a spoof of zombie films, and was directed and written by Joe Lynch.
Here's the press release on Chillerama SDCC's appearance on Friday, July 22, 2011
"Horror fans will have a chance to catch an exclusive first glimpse of Image Entertainment's highly anticipated horror anthology film CHILLERAMA during the world famous San Diego Comic Con 2011 with a special sneak preview of the film on Friday evening, July 22nd at the Gaslamp 15 Cinemas.
After the screening, stay for a Q&A with ALL FOUR DIRECTORS : Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin and Tim Sullivan, moderated by DreadCentral.com's Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton!
Produced by ArieScope Pictures and in the spirit of classic "omnibus" films like Dead of Night, Tales From the Crypt, Creepshow and Twilight Zone: The Movie, CHILLERAMA offers something for every bad taste. With titles like "Wadzilla", "I Was A Teenage Werebear", "The Diary of Anne Frankenstein", and "Zom-B-Movie", CHILLERAMA features appearances by Joel David Moore (Avatar, Hatchet), Lin Shaye (Insidious), Ray Wise (X-Men: First Class), Kane Hodder (Hatchet and Hatchet II), Eric Roberts (The Dark Knight, Sharktopus) and more cameos than one can (body) count, CHILLERAMA is a festival of gore, guts, goofiness and good times."
Location: Gaslamp 15 Cinemas 701 5th Avenue San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619) 232-0401
Schedule : 7pm – Opening remarks by Steve Barton and CHILLERAMA directors Adam Green, Joe Lynch, Adam Rifkin, and Tim Sullivan; 7:15pm – CHILLERAMA Special Sneak Preview; 9:15pm – CHILLERAMA Q&A (approx.) You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
The io9 staff will be at Comic-Con starting today, staying until late Sunday when the last booths are being taken down. We'll bring you the latest news and reviews of upcoming TV, movies, and books — and we'll show you the craziness of life among tens of thousands of fans. We'll show you art you've never seen, and costumes you'll love. But most of all, we're going to show you what it looks like when the fantastical becomes real and fans rule the world. At least, for a little while.
Game of Thrones - Comic-Con Live Panel Transcript and Panel Video moderated by George R.R. Martin himself. Side note : I have colored a few extracts.
SAN DIEGO - Howdy, folks. After a morning detour live-blogging "Breaking Dawn" press conferences over at the the Bayfront Hilton, I've settled into my place in Ballroom 20, where I'll be live-blogging TV panels for the next three days.
Up first this afternoon? "Game of Thrones."
Click through for all of the Season 2 teases and Season 1 spoilers, all as moderated by George R.R. Martin.
2:47 p.m. One thing Comic-Con attendees should thank "Game of Thrones" for: Daenerys Targaryen. And yes, I had to cut and paste the spelling of that name. I'm probably gonna make mistakes, even though I watched/loved the first season of the show and read/loved the first two books of Martin's series. Tell me, I'll fix things. Happy to.
2:56 p.m. We're scheduled to start in 4 minutes. But the line outside of Ballroom 20 is prohibitive. Very few of the people even in the middle of the line are making it in... Sad.
3:02 p.m. Comic-Con organizers are going to have to be smarter next year. Hall H has has almost no line all day long. You can just walk right in. Meanwhile, Ballroom 20 will be turning thousands of people away. It's just not good planning and it's just not fair to fans. Oh well.
3:07 p.m. George R. R. Martin takes the stage to enthusiastic applause. Nobody yells, "Why aren't you home writing?!?"
3:07 p.m. Clip package from the season. Pretty much every actor gets cheers when they appear on-screen. Biggest applause? For the Crown of Gold sequence.
3:12 p.m. Drat. The final scene has to be VERY carefully cropped. But it gets huge applause. "They managed to cover in 10 minutes what took me 1200 pages," Martin cracks.
3:13 p.m. On hand, we have a very bearded Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington,Lena Headey (with shades and a jaunty hat), Peter Dinklage (who receives a big piece of a Standing O, easily the biggest cheer of the panel), Jason Momoa (looking like a Dothraki rock star), Emilia Clarke (gorgeous, but dark-haired!) and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.
3:16 p.m. Martin begins by asking how the showrunners became involved with his books. David Benioff doesn't know how to talk into a mic. The first four books showed up on his step in 2006. Benioff says that he was hooked from the scene in which Bran gets pushed out the window. "It's like crack on paper," Benioff says, noting that most people tried to get him to make it as "a two-and-a-half-hour PG-13 movie."
3:18 p.m. Emilia came to "Game of Thrones" straight out of drama school. "Do exactly the same thing as I was going to do anyway," Clarke says regarding the advice that she'd give Past Emilia. Did drama school prepare her for this? "No. No. There were no dragons in drama school. The thing that prepared me for this was Dany and falling in love with her."
3:19 p.m. Emilia adds that with her dark hair, people don't recognize her, but one person gave her free frozen yogurt once.
3:21 p.m. "It's kinda fun to be able to play a character who isn't trying to be morally good... I'm not playing to please anybody," Headey says, though she swears that Cersei is misunderstood. "She love her children."
3:21 p.m. "It's a ridiculous experience. I can't feel my feel," Coster-Waldau says.
3:22 p.m. For Jason Momoa, Martin asks, "Who would win? Khal Drogo or Conan?" Well, if Martin didn't ask, the fans would. Momoa responds, "Well, George, between you and me... Drogo would kick Conan's ass." Then Momoa yells something loud in what may or may not be Dothraki. Awesome.
3:23 p.m. Apparently Momoa was responsible for the scene in which Drogo rips out a rival's throat. "I wanted to do something so it looked like he was just the baddest man in the world," Momoa says, apologizing to Martin for deviating from the book.
3:24 p.m. Loud cheer for Peter Dinklage's Emmy nomination. What is it like playing so many people's favorite character? "Well, I don't know if I even have an approach as an actor. But I think everybody on this panel was faced with that when we started this show. Really big shoes to fill." He pauses. "Yeah, it was terrifying."
3:27 p.m. Kit Harington admits that the direwolves didn't always do what they were told, but he adds, "I love my dog. I love Cooper, or 'Ghost' as he was called." He's begun getting recognized, he says, but he suggests it's an "I'm sure I know you from somewhere" thing so far.
3:28 p.m. What's going to be on the DVD and BluRays? "Expect us droning on and on and on," Weiss says. There won't be deleted scenes on the DVD. They used everything they shot, basically. But they'll have lots of supplementary material, Weiss promises. Benioff says that the DVD will include the first auditions for all of the actors. Benioff has particular praise for Jason Momoa's audition. He adds that the found Momoa through message boards. "No offense, but I hadn't heard of you before... I hadn't kept up on my 'Baywatch,'" Benioff cracks.
3:30 p.m. Momoa did a dance for his auditions. The fans want to see it, but Jason demurs. Asked about Dothraki, Momoa says it sounded like "Jabba the Hutt and Fozzie Bear." Momoa describes his big "rape and pillage" Dothraki speech as his favorite scene from the series.
3:33 p.m. Favorite scenes? Coster-Waldau says his favorite was his last scene with Catelyn. Harington references his scene with Maisie Williams' Arya. "My favorite are still to come, because we just read some of Seaosn 2," Headey teases. Dinklage's favorite scene, of course, was when he was on trial. "I felt like the master of ceremonies for a bunch of bored extras," Dinklage says. Clarke's favorite scene? Her last. "I get to meet my babies," she laughs. "Just the sound of those dragons... shivers. Amazing. Just how I thought it would be." Want More... Game of Thrones?
3:38 p.m. First audience question: How much of the actors read the books? "After my first audition I got the first book and devoured it and not too long a time and then was obsessed with it," Clarke says, but she decided not to read the second book, because she wanted to "be with Dany." She adds, "My celebration wrapping Season One was reading Book Two." Momoa read through and was unhappy when he got to Drogo's fate. "I f***ing hated you, man. I was like f*** this," Momoa tells Martin. "Bring him back," much of the audience yells at Martin, who promises to take it under advisement.
3:40 p.m. "Well, it keeps you on your toes," Martin says in response to a question about why he kills off so many beloved characters.
3:41 p.m. Question for Lena about the many sides of Cercei and the weight of her wigs. "I know I've been criticized for giving her *some* humanity, but I think everyone deserves a chance," Headey says. "The wigs? Part of the game."
3:42 p.m. From the audience, how would the stars end the series if they had their way? "I want Jon Snow to be on the Throne. Definitely," Harington says. Coster-Waldau wants a big battle and a sign saying "20 Years Later..." cut to Jamie and Cersei living happily together in a small cottage. "Bring Khal Drogo back for sure and have him and Tyrion co-rule," Headey suggests. "Dance number," is Dinklage's answer.
3:44 p.m. Questioner calls Momoa her "sun and stars" and asks him about doing fight scenes with long hair. He says it was easy and ends with, "Thank you, moon of my life."
3:45 p.m. I want the Khal Drogo "Hope" shirt that this fan is wearing. She wants to know what moment hooked the stars. Coster-Waldau was hooked with the Bran-tossing scene from the end of the pilot. "I liked the very beginning of the show, the White Walkers. And then I lost interest when I came on. My scene was over and then I was interested again," Dinklage says.
3:47 p.m. What can we expect from the second season? Benioff replies, "Everyone dies, sorry." Weiss answers, "It was all a dream." Benioff says that Season Three will be when things may need to start deviating from the books. He still doesn't know if Book 3 will be one season or one-and-a-half. They're building to a big scene in "Storm of Swords" -- R.W. in specific -- and that's what they want to get up to. "I think we're going to get to R.W. and if that happens, I can retire," Benioff says.
3:49 p.m. George will be writing the Battle of Blackwater scene and he's hoping they'll be able to realize the scene as it was in the book. The showrunners merely promise that there will be a battle.
3:50 p.m. Question about Martin's "Pulling a 'Lost.'" comments. "Yes, I am concerned about the ending. I still have too more books to go and I'm juggling a lot of balls and of course the fear is that some of them will fall on my head," Martin says. "I certainly hope that the ending will tie together and in terms of making people happy, hopefully it will make some people happy." He says that he's a fan of bittersweet endings and that's probably what we'll get.
3:53 p.m. "I've never been a part of anything remotely close to this," Momoa says, when asked to compare working on a Sci Fi Channel show to working on an HBO show. He loves that scifi and fantasy shows let you "rip someone's throat out and rape beautiful women."
3:54 p.m. Emilia Clarke is asked about playing a strong-yet-relatable woman. "When I read the books, Dany, she just seemed very real to me. I understood everything that she was going through, her mentality and everything," Clarke says. Her advice to women? "Own it!"
3:56 p.m. Praise for Lena's performance on "White Collar," but a question for Kit about what drew him to Jon Snow and what he's looking forward to: "He's got a big journey ahead of him. He goes beyond the wall..." Harington is looking forward to Jon getting on with "his own agenda." What drew him to the character? "He's a badass with a sword. He's a mysterious little guy."
3:58 p.m. Everybody loves Kit. Harington says that Martin hasn't revealed to him who Jon Snow's mother is. "I haven't got a clue. Sorry, but I can't fill you in there."
3:58 p.m. Last question goes to Mr. Martin: Is there a particular character Martin has mourned? "Actually, I mourn all of the characters when I kill them," he says. He specifically mourns the "viewpoint" characters. "I tell myself it's not me killing them. It's the other characters. I try to distance myself." Martin agrees that the R.W. scene was the hardest one for him to write. "When they film and show it, I'm going to arrange to be out of the country," he closes.
Comic-Con 2011: 'Star Wars' Fans Get First Look at Deleted Scenes (Video)
Attendees at the Star Wars Fan Movie Awards got a sneak peed at some of the deleted scenes included on the upcoming Blu-ray Disc release of all six films in the Star Wars franchise.
Honestly, Star War fans, how many times have you bought the same set of discs just because there was 2 minutes of unseen footage? George Lucas is a marketing genius! You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr or Youtube
Comic-Con 2011: 'Star Wars' Fans Get First Look at Deleted Scenes (Video)
Big deal! Do they honestly think that we haven't seen all of them by now? The movies hold little secrets now from a true SW fan!
Honestly, Star War fans, how many times have you bought the same set of discs just because there was 2 minutes of unseen footage? George Lucas is a marketing genius!
He is for sure. But sadly he is also great in ruining everything himself and the other writers have built in the past decades in the money making process. Summer Glau is so awesome, it isn't even funny! Blood for the Blood God! Skulls for the Skull Throne!