August is nearly here and at this point, Comic Con is pretty firmly in the rearview, but we're still seeing some coverage of the event make its way online. Today, that comes in the form of two videos, one of which showcases Showtime's presence at the San Diego-set convention, while the other gives us a look at Game of Thrones' panel and booth signings, in addition to some of the cast and George R.R. Martin's comments on their experience at the convention.
Comic Con is done, and I expect most, if not all of the costume glitter and lost lanyards have been swept away from the San Diego Convention center floor. Fortunately, we're still seeing videos of some of the panels make their way online. Earlier today we shared the full Spartacus: War of the Damned panel, and now we have a highlights video for the SDCC Walking Dead panel.
One of the highlights of my trip to Comic Con this year was the Spartacus: War of the Damned panel. In fact, I picked it as my favorite panel at SDCC this year. So it's very exciting to see that Starz has released the full panel online for those fans of the gladiator-focused series who weren't able to be at Comic Con earlier this month.
As we mentioned when we ran our recent feature on Syfy's upcoming sci-fi drama and video game Defiance, the approaching series had a pretty big presence at Comic Con in San Diego this year. In addition to ads all over the place (including the side of the Marriott and at the airport), the series and game were featured in a panel. For those of you who couldn't be there to see the cast, which includes Grant Bowler and Julie Benz, Syfy put the full panel on their site, and you can check it out here.
I can't seem to talk about Breaking Bad enough lately. Between my recent re-watch of the series via Netflix, which I'm still working my way through, getting to speak with the cast and creator Vince Gilligan at Comic Con, and last Sunday night's Season 5 premiere, I have Breaking Bad on the brain. One thing I didn't get to do while at SDCC was see the panel for the series. Fortunately, AMC has offered a highlight video featuring some of the best bits of the BB SDCC panel. Watch it ahead!
If you were at Comic Con last week, or even just the San Diego airport, it's very likely that you saw some of Syfy's advertising for their upcoming series and video game Defiance. In addition to a giant ad on the side of the Marriott, there was a diner near the Convention center covered in Defiance advertising, including on and in the menu, on the tables, on the soda fountain behind the counter, on the napkins. Everywhere you looked, there was Defiance.
Fringe was moved to Hall H for its final Comic-Con visit and apparently it was an emotional affair. On Sunday morning, a giant line of fans filed in to witness the science-fiction's series farewell panel which not only discussed the fifth season but shared some exciting footage. Here's the three and a half minute teaser trailer shown at SDCC.
For the second straight year, AMC's The Walking Dead panel was a bit hit at Comic-Con, however, a room that seats six thousand plus doesn't always offer the most intimate experience. Here are the highlights from roundtable interviews with most of the cast and producers, including Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey and Robert Kirkman.
Among the last of the panels at SDCC this year, but certainly not the least is Buffy Turns 20: Celebrating 20 Years of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. While the TV series is not yet that old, the movie that started it all released into theaters in 1992. How time flies! We'll be live-blogging the panel, which features a great assortment of people from the Whedonverse, including Nicholas Brendon (Xander) and Clare Kramer (Glory), as well as writer/producer Jane Espenson, Dark rose editor Scott Allie, illustrator Georges Jentry, and the original Buffy Kristy Swanson.
It's the last day of Comic-Con and among the final panels set up here in San Diego is one showcasing BBC's Merlin. Some interesting tidbits about the upcoming fifth season of Merlin were shared at the event, including the return of a very familiar face, and some hints about what's coming up for Season 5.
The American Dad panel at SDCC wrapped up not to long ago and to accompany the many inappropriate jokes as well as jabs at the fans asking questions, the executive producers also announced a whole slew of guest stars that will be providing their voices for the upcoming season.
Season 5 of True Blood is underway on HBO this summer, and at SDCC, fans have rallied to celebrate the vampire drama series at the True Blood Panel here in Ballroom 20. The cast of the series is set to be featured and maybe we'll even get a look at what's ahead for the remainder of Season 5.
Prior to attending the excellent panel for Spartacus: War of the Damned, we had the opportunity to sit down with a couple of the cast-members and series creator Steven DeKnight to discuss the upcoming season, which premieres on Starz in January. See what Liam McIntyre, Cynthia Addai-Robinson and Manu Bennett had to say about their characters and what's ahead for Spartacus: War of the Damned.
American Dad, one of the other Seth MacFalane television shows, is up next in Ballroom 20. MacFarlane will be back to lead the panel that includes cast members Wendy Schaal, Scott Grimes, Rachael MacFarlane, Dee Bradley Baker as well as producers Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman.
Family Guy has found a huge audience since its return to Fox and had one of the funniest panels of all of Comic-Con last year. Fortunately pretty much the same people are back including voice actors Alex Bornstein, Mila Kunis, Seth Green, Mike Henry and, of course, creator Seth MacFarlane.