True Blood Confirmed for Comic Con 2014!
July 17, 2014 by Rachel Tsoumbakos
True Blood Cast Will Appear at This Year’s Comic Con:
HBO AND CINEMAX BRING THREE SERIES
TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL: SAN DIEGO 2014
Stars And Producers Of True Blood,
GAME OF THRONES And BANSHEE To Appear
The HBO series True Blood and GAME OF THRONES and the CINEMAX series BANSHEE are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.
Below is panel information on the three series. Expect live coverage of all HBO and CINEMAX Comic-Con activities at HBO Connect (hbo.com/connect) and at True Blood #TrueToTheEnd and GAME OF THRONES #SurviveTheRealm. For BANSHEE, fans can go to cinemax.com and #SDCCBanshee.
Comic Con 2014 will occur July 24-27. The True Blood schedule is as follows:
Saturday, July 26
The True Blood panel in Ballroom 20 at 5:00 p.m. will be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: executive producer Brian Buckner and cast members (in alphabetical order) Chris Bauer (Andy Bellefleur), Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Anna Camp (Sarah Newlin), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Nathan Parsons (James), Carrie Preston (Arlene Bellefleur), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby). Autograph signing is at the WB booth at 2:00 p.m.
Since filming for the movie Tarzan has just begun, Alexander Skarsgard (who plays vampire viking Eric Northman), will not be attending. Perhaps they will have to use a cardboard cut out like in previous years?
As well as this event, fans attending Comic Con need to watch out for the HBO pop up shop:
To pick up official product from GAME OF THRONES, True Blood and other favorite HBO series, fans can visit the HBO Pop Up Shop at Market St. and 8th Ave. The Pop Up Shop, which has made previous stops at SXSW in Austin and at the Linq in Las Vegas, will be open at Comic-Con on Thursday (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), Friday (10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.), Saturday (11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) and Sunday (9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.).
You can also be a part of this year’s Robert A. Heinlein Blood Drive:
The Blood Drive is open from 9:00 AM–6:00 PM Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, and 10:00 AM–3:30 PM on Sunday. The Blood Drive location has changed this year: it’s now located at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, in the America’s Cup, Regatta, and Nautical rooms (on the 4th floor of the tower closest to the Convention Center). The Hyatt is located at 1 Market Place, on Harbor Drive (the same street as the Convention Center), at the corner of Market and Harbor. If you’re registering onsite at Comic-Con, please go to the Blood Drive booth near the Freebie Table in the Sails Pavilion, upstairs at the Convention Center. After you’ve given blood, catch the Comic-Con Shuttle for a quick trip back to the Convention Center!
In addition to receiving a goodie bag, HBO’s True Blood will be providing bandages, t-shirts, water bottles, and band aids to participants.
People who give blood are also entered into daily drawings for fantastic prizes, which are donated by Comic-Con exhibitors. Winners are posted at the Blood Drive sign-up booth at 6:30 PM each day (4:00 PM on Sunday) in the Sails Pavilion.
On Thursday July 24, 2014 10:30am – 11:30am in Room 4 you can check out the music panel which includes True Blood composer, Nathan Barr, among other great musicians.
Let us know if you are attending Comic Con 2014 by commenting below!
Sources: Comic Con – Schedule, Press Release, Blood Drive
The Young Folks – TARZAN, starring Alexander Skarsgård, begins filming today
(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)