The 100
The CW's The 100 is set in the future when earth has been abandoned after a nuclear apocalypse destroyed much of the human population and left earth uninhabitable nearly a century ago. Man's been living on a cluster of space stations brought together to form "The Ark," but resources are running low, so they're hoping the time is right to return to Earth. To test the planet out, they sending 100 juvenile delinquents to the planet to explore. And that's just the beginning of the story. The cast includes Eliza Taylor, Paige Turco, Thomas McDonell, Marie Avgeropoulos and Isaiah Washington. As mentioned, there's sort of a Hunger Games-tone to the story in its focus on a group of young people left to their own devices. The premise along offers plenty of potential for drama and adventure as these characters attempt to co-exist and survive on a planet that could prove to be a hostile environment.

The 100 panel is set for Friday July 19, 2013 on 12:45pm - 1:45pm in Room 6BCF.

The Originals
On one hand, The Originals has a built in audience as it's a spin-off of The CW's popular supernatural drama The Vampire Diaries. On the other hand, the series' debut this fall probably offers a window for new viewers to board the story even if they haven't been watching The Vampire Diaries. The Originals centers on the Original vampire family and a vampire/werewolf hybrid, Klaus, who returns to the French Quarter of New Orleans, which is something of a magical melting pot. It's also a town he helped build centuries ago. It seems like there's a lot of history among these characters, which may be what allows this spin-off to develop into its own series apart from TVD.

The Originals panel is set to take place Saturday July 20, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

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