True Blood Takes Comic-Con 2010

July 9, 2010 by  

Comic-Con is getting closer and closer, and now information about panels is coming out day by day.

This year, unlike the last several years, Comic-Con is throwing the programming around to make it easier for fans to see everything they want to. (In the past, all the biggest shows, movies, etc. had panels on Saturday.) So far, only two days of Comic-Con panels have been announced, but True Blood is already a hot commodity with hands in several different panels.

As we announced today, Charlaine Harris and Nathan Barr will both have panels on Thursday at Comic-Con. Now we also know that True Blood will be prominent in Friday programming!

In one panel, True Blood‘s costume designer Audrey Fisher will be discussing Costume Designing.

Costume Designers: Designing for TV Production— Costume Designers work in collaboration with Directors, Production Designers, Directors of Photography and Actors in creating fantastic and memorable stories told via moving images. Characters created by Comic Book Writers and Illustrators are made real for the screen via the artistry of Costume Designers. Meet the men and women who are the Costume Designers on this year’s most popular television productions. Moderator  Kristin Burke, Costume Designer, a Member of  the Costume Designers Guild, Local 892, and creator of her own Costume Design website “”, hosts Costume Designers from CDG, local 892: Audrey Fisher (True Blood),Ane Crabtree (Justified), Shawna Trpcic (Firefly), Pamela Shaw (Assistant Designer,Vampire Diaries),  Jennifer Eve (Assistant Designer, Glee).

In another panel, James Frain, who we all know as the chilling Franklin Mott will be discussing his new show The Cape.

One panel that will be discussing True Blood isn’t going to focus on the show. Instead, that one will focus on urban fantasy beyond the commercial appeal of vampires and will include writers of many other vampire series such as Tanya Huff (whose books were the basis for the vampire show Blood Ties), Mario Acevedo (who created the Felix Gomez series about a vampire detective) and Marjorie M. Liu (who writes lots of urban fantasy/paranormal books).

Another favorite True Blood villain will have a panel too. Michael McMillian (who we know and love to hate as Rev. Steve Newlin) will have a panel about his new comic book Lucid.

And finally, the actual True Blood panel will also be Friday.

True Blood Panel and Q&A session— Mixing romance, suspense, mystery, and humor, True Blood kicked off its 12-episode third season June 13 on HBO. The series, which has earned two Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series—Drama, follows the romance between waitress Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin, Golden Globe winner for True Blood season one; Oscar-winner for The Piano), who can hear people’s thoughts, and her soulmate, 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer). Alan Ball (creator of the Emmy-winning HBO series Six Feet Under) created and serves as executive producer of the series, which is based on the best-selling Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris. The series also features Nelsan Ellis as Lafayette ReynoldsSam Trammell as Sam MerlotteRutina Wesley as Tara ThorntonDeborah Ann Woll as Jessica HambyKristin Bauer van Straten as PamDenis O’Hare as Russell Edgington, the Vampire King of Mississippi, and Joe Manganiello as Alcide Herveaux. (Note: names in bold will be appearing on the panel.) Moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly.

As we can see above, it appears that Ryan Kwanten will sadly not be making a Comic-Con appearance this year, and neither will be Alexander Skarsgard. It is going to be fantastic to see the cast at Comic-Con this year and the True Blood panel is going to be a definite MUST see!

To learn more about any of these panels, go to and take a look through the panel listings.


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