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Ballroom 20 is packed here at Comic-Con today. The Torchwood: Miracle Day panel just wrapped up and we're waiting for The Walking Dead panel to get going. Set to appear at the panel are Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Jeffrey DeMunn, Frank Darabont, Gale Anne Hurd, Robert Kirkman, and Greg Nicotero. Stick around and start hitting refresh soon because I'll be live-blogging the event as it plays out in front of me!

Season 2 Premiere date is Sunday, October 16th at 9:00 p.m. (new time!) on AMC.

11:27 a.m. Robert Kirkman talking about AMC and how great the network has been with adapting the story for a TV show. "The idea of the show is that people get eaten and torn apart. That's not something you see on television every day."

11:29 a.m. Greg Nicoero talking about zombies and how he grew up thinking everyone loved zombies. "We were really determined to follow the spirit of the artwork." He's excited to take what he's learned on earlier projects and fine-tuning it for this. There's a "Zombie School" in Atlanta where the extras are cast and presumably trained to be zombies for the show.

11:33 a.m. Cast still not on stage yet. Talking about the writing process. Darabont says they have a lot of people who want to be a part of the show now. Darabont says part of the process of working on Season 2 is rereading Robert's comic series.

11:36 a.m. New trailer is about to be screened! Starts with Shane running from a bunch of zombies. Flashbacks to Season 1. Indications that the group is splitting up. People wanting to go their separate ways. A bunch of glimpses of them on the road with the trailer, and then the trailer breaks down. More approaching zombies and the terrifying sight of everyone hiding in and UNDER the cars on the highway. Then chills-inducing zombie attacks. This is easily the most intense trailer shown for the series yet. Music is playing as the characters are screaming, running, being attacked and fighting back. So good.

11:42 Cast coming out...

11:47 - The cast is talking about signing on for the show. Jon Bernthal says the fans are the best. Laurie Holden talking about her character's sister's death. She says she thinks fans are going to love the new season, especial fans of the graphic novel.

11:49 - Jeffrey DeMunn talking about Dale. Says Dale is "so terribly nearsighted, he doesn't see the trouble he's in." That gets a laugh. He thanks the fans for caring about the show.

11:51 - Steven Yeun said he lucked out with the role, having just moved to Los Angeles not long before he auditioned for the series. He says on a typical day, they do a tick-check before shooting to check for ticks. Then they go to work, take it all in, sweat your butt off and then go home and do another tick-check. The tick conversation is going on for a while. Steven said a tick "climbed his mountain" (Norma Reedus points down to his lap to elaborate on Steven's story). Apparently, tick-caution is necessary in Georgia.

11:55 - Huge applause for Norman Reedus. He's talking about buying a "redneck truck." He says he's starting to love Georgia. "I may never leave!" Best part about working on TWD: "Dude, I run around with a crossbow and shoot zombies all he time!"

11:57 - Robert Kirkman says if a zombie appocalypse really happened, he'd kill himself. He says he has no wish to commit suicide, but having written so much about zombies, he'd jump off a bridge if the zombie apocalypse really happened.

11:59 - Robert Kirkman wants Ed O'Neill on the show. "I've loved Ed O'Neil since Married with Children. His second go-to for casting is John Stamos. They're actually working on acting now.

11:58 - Darabont says Season 2 will pick up immediately after where things left off at the end of Season 1

12:01 - Andrew Lincoln says he does his own stunts for the most part. He just learned to drive four years ago. Jon Bernthal says they do as many stunts as they can, themselves. He says there's a great crew of actors and they go for it as much as they possibly can. Laurie Holden says it's cool to be banged up and bruised.

12:03 - Norman Reedus says this job is the best and the weirdest job, when asked what was weirder, working on TWD or the Lady Gaga video.

12:05 - Greg Nicotero says if he wasn't sitting up on stage, he'd be sitting down here in the audience. "There are future Frank Darabonts and future Andrew Lincolns in the audience."

12:08 - Someone asked if we're going to see Carl become the most awesome kid. Sarah Wayne Callies gushing about how great the actor who plays Carl is on set and as an actor, moving through emotions with a fluidity with every actor can learn from. "He is going to blow your mind this year."

12:10 - Andrew Lincoln talking about the great writing. Subject change, Robert Kirkman is embarrassed not to have taken Andrewr Lincoln to Cracker Barrell yet.

12:12 - Kirkman talking vaguely about character development.

12:13 - Greg Nicotero says the stuff the zombies have to put in their mouths to black out all of the pink inside their mouths takes disgusting. He says the zombies are all really great performers. One more question. Jeffrey DeMunn is asked about his theater work and how he uses that with his role, killing zombies. DeMunn says theater really "tunes up the memory," so he doesn't have any problem remembering lines.

And that about covers it! We get to watch the trailer one more time. Hopefully it'll be available for us to post online soon! Thanks for reading!