June 17, 2011

HBO has announced two extremely exciting panels that will appear at this year’s Comic-Con: Game of Thrones and True Blood. The cable channel’s new hit series Game of Thrones is making its first appearance at the convention. George R.R. Martin, who wrote the books off of which Thrones is based and serves as a producer/writer on the show, will be moderating the panel. Showrunners David Benioff and D.B Weiss will be joined by stars Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Jason Momoa and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau will appear at the panel which is scheduled for Thursday, July 21st, just days before season two begins production.

Additionally, Alan Ball’s True Blood is making its fourth consecutive appearance at the Con, with Ball and stars Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Kevin Alejandro, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello and Deborah Ann Woll scheduled to appear at the panel on Friday, July 22nd. Hit the jump to read HBO’s full press release.

true-blood-season-four-posterHere’s the full press release. With Comic-Con 2011 approaching quickly, expect many more announcements in the coming weeks, leading up to our full coverage of the convention starting Wednesday, July 20th.

HBO’s TRUE BLOOD and GAME OF THRONES to Hold Panels at Comic-Con 2011

HBO is excited to announce that TRUE BLOOD will make its fourth consecutive appearance at Comic-Con in San Diego this July.   Additionally, GAME OF THRONES will make its debut this year at Comic-Con, just days before production on season two begins in Northern Ireland.  The GAME OF THRONES panel is slated for Thursday, July 21, and the TRUE BLOOD panel is scheduled for Friday, July 22.  Confirmed panelists to date are listed below.  Additional panelists will be announced as they are confirmed.

GAME OF THRONES – Thursday, July 21

Special Guest Moderator – George R.R. Martin

David Benioff

D.B. Weiss

Emilia Clarke

Peter Dinklage

Kit Harington

Jason Momoa

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau


TRUE BLOOD – Friday, July 22

Moderator – Entertainment Weekly’s Tim Stack

Alan Ball

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer

Sam Trammell

Ryan Kwanten

Rutina Wesley

Kevin Alejandro

Kristin Bauer van Straten

Nelsan Ellis

Joe Manganiello

Deborah Ann Woll