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Comic Con 2012 Announced Panel Schedule

 

The official program has not yet been announced by Comic Con. It usually is released 2 weeks prior to the start of the Con so hopefully next week we should see the full schedule of panels and times. Many of the networks have already been confirming attendance for the convention. The list below is a pre-lim not official panel list but it is based on the confirmations to date.

Thursday, July 12th:

The One Ring.net – 10:15-11:15 AM room 6DE, TORn will talk Hobbit.

-T.U.F.F. Puppy / The Fairly OddParents, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room:  7AB

– MAD: Room 6DE

– Nikita: 6BCF

-Wilfred (FX) 4-5 PM Indigo Ballroom

Dexter  – Ballroom 20

– Dreamworks Dragons: Riders of Berk | Room 6A

Psych (USA Network): James Roday, Dule Hill, Corbin Bernsen, Maggie Lawson, TImothy Omnudson and Kirsten Nelson preview Season 7, new guest stars and the show’s upcoming 100th episode. EPs Steve Franks, Chris Henke and Kelly Kulchak will join the fray.

Teen Wolf (MTV): Screening of an upcoming episode followed by a panel with all the series regulars. 2:30 p.m., Room 6A.

– THE LONE RANGER

– The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part Two, (“first Hall H panel of the con”)

– Beauty and the Beast: 3:30-4:35 PM, Ballroom 20

– Elementary (CBS): Stars Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu will lead a panel featuring EPs Robert Doherty and Carl Beverly. The pilot will be screened. 4:40-5:45 p.m.,

Holliston (FearNet): Cast members from the network’s first original scripted series will join executive producers. 8:30-9:30 p.m.

Nickelodeon:

Thursday, July 12, 2012
•    T.U.F.F. Puppy / The Fairly OddParents, 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m., Room:  7AB
Panelists include Butch Hartman (creator/executive producer), Jerry Trainor (Dudley), Grey DeLisle (Kitty & Vicky), Daran Norris (Chief, Chameleon, Cosmo, Dad & Jorgen), Tara Strong (Timmy & Baby Poof), Susanne Blakeslee (Wanda & Mom), Matthew Taylor (Snaptrap & Quacky) and Carlos Alazraqui (Crocker & Mrs. Crocker) to feature a sneak peek clip of the upcoming Fairly OddParents live-action Christmas movie.  Fans will also act as “news reporters” and interview talent with Q&A.  Panel will also showcase a storyboard, with a reading by the voice actors, of select scenes from the upcoming T.U.F.F. Puppy Halloween special.

Other Thursday Events: 

-“Dawn of the Con” Hosted by Rob Zombie @ Petco Park 5:30 – 11:00pm (Free and Open Exclusively to All Comic-Con Badge Holding Attendees) 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/vh1-classic-to-present-first-ever-official-comic-con-attendee-welcome-party-dawn-of-the-con-2012-06-20

Walking Dead Escape event at Petco Park

Friday, July 13th:

– Bones

– Bob’s Burgers

– Brickleberry

-Community. Ballroom 20. 10:00 AM.

-Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m., Room: 6BCF

– The Venture Bros.(Adult Swim): Indigo Ballroom 11-11:45 a.m.

– NTSF:SD:SUV::(Adult Swim): Indigo Ballroom 12:00-12:45 p.m

-The Legend of Korra, 11:15a.m. – 12:15p.m., Room: Ballroom 20

– Paranorman : Hall H

-Walking Dead panel Hall H  1:25pm, Hall H

WHO: “The Walking Dead” panelists include: Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Denai Guerrero, David Morrisey, Executive Producer and Showrunner Glen Mazzara, Executive Producer Gale Anne Hurd, Executive Producer Robert Kirkman and Co-Executive Producer and Special Effects Make-up Supervisor Greg Nicotero.

– Aqua Something You Know Whatever / Squidbillies (Adult Swim): Indigo Ballroom 2-2:45 p.m.

-Game of Thrones 3PM : Hall H

– Robot Chicken/Robot Chicken DC Comics Special (Adult Swim): Indigo Ballroom 3-3:45p.m

– Black Dynamite (Adult Swim): Indigo Ballroom 4-4:45 p.m.

– Big Bang Theory: Hall H

– Cult: Room 6BCF

– Spartacus: 5:45-6:45pm Room 6BCF

– Arrow: Ballroom 20

-Joss Whedon Panel. 5:30-6:30. Room 20.

– Childrens Hospital: Indigo Ballroom

-Breaking Bad- 6:45pm, Ballroom 20

“Breaking Bad” panelists include: Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, RJ Mitte, Jonathan Banks and Creator and Executive Producer Vince Gilligan

-Monster High

Nickelodeon: detailed info

•    Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, 10:15a.m. – 11:15a.m., Room: 6BCF

Panelists include Jason Biggs (Leonardo), Sean Astin (Raphael), Greg Cipes (Michelangelo),
Rob Paulsen (Donatello), Ciro Nieli (executive producer) and additional cast TBA, to feature a never-before-seen look and in-depth discussion at the new series.

•    The Legend of Korra, 11:15a.m. – 12:15p.m., Room: Ballroom 20
Panelists include Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko (co-creators/executive producers), Joaquim Dos Santos (co-executive producer), Janet Varney (Korra), David Faustino (Mako), P.J. Byrne (Bolin), Seychelle Gabriel (Asami) and Andrea Romano (voice director).  Panel will include an in-depth discussion of Book 1 and a live performance by the voice actors.

Other Friday Events:

SteamPunk Party Fri 13th

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150921379843821&set=a.10150759594193821.416804.162116473820&type=1

Roddenberry’s Sci-fi CC Party

http://www.roddenberry.com/party2012/  (party is now full not taking rsvps)

“The Walking Dead”

· Autograph session on Friday, July 13 at 10:45am at Booth #3721

 

San Diego Zombie Walk

http://www.sdzombiewalk.com

Saturday, July 14th:

– Futurama

– The Simpsons

– Family Guy

– American Dad

– Glee: 6:00-7:00 PM Indigo Room

– The Vampire Diaries: Ballroom 20

-True Blood: Ballroom 20

– The Following: Room 6BCF

– Person of Interest: Room 6BCF

– Revolution: Room 6BCF

– MythBusters 7:15p.m. – 8:15p.m., Room: 6BCF

– The Simpsons

– GRIMM: Room 6A

-Legendary and WB Films Panel. 2-5 PM. Hall H. (Man of Steel, Hobbit, Pacific Rim speculated)

-Breaking Bad

– Shameless – Indigo Ballroom

-Kevin Smith Discusses New Season of Unscripted Series “Comic Book Men” During Panel on Saturday, July 14 at 10pm, Hall H

 

Sunday, July 15th:

– The Cleveland Show

– Sons of Anarchy: Hall H

– Fringe: Hall H

– Supernatural: Hall H

– DC Nation: Room 6BCF

– Sons of Anarchy

-SpongeBob SquarePants,2:15p.m. – 3:15p.m., Room: 6A

Panelists include Tom Kenny (SpongeBob), Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick), Mr. Lawrence (Plankton, writer), Vince Waller (Creative Director) and Seamus Walsh and Mark Caballero (Directors, Screen Novelties) to share a sneak peek of the stop-motion holiday special, “It’s a SpongeBob Christmas!”

– Level Up: Room 6A

– Ben 10: Omniverse | Room 6DE

– Buffy Once more with feeling sing a long – 330pm Room 6bcf

– The Amazing Spiderman | 12:30

– Merlin | 10:30 am Room 6BCF – Autograph session following

Other Sunday Events:

The San Diego Comic-Concert – 2012 Comic -Con After Party at Whiskey Girl

(located on the corner of 5th and G st).

https://www.facebook.com/events/354725411251050/

Info sources:

When Nerds Attack

Seat 42F Comic Con

Seat 42F Nickelodeon info

The Hollywood Reporter

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PaleyFest 2011 Guide For Fans Part 1

PaleyFest will soon be here! Seems like yesterday when they announced that True Blood will once again take part in the William Paley S. Paley Festival. (ok it wasn’t yesterday but actually announced on 12/15/10). True Blood fans may remember that the show was previously featured at PaleyFest in 2009. (4/13/09).

What is PaleyFest?

Named for William S. Paley, founder of both the Paley Center and CBS, the annual William S. Paley Television Festival celebrates television programming and the creative process behind the medium. The Festival has been held for the last 27 years. Paley Fest is a two-week event that features various television shows with different panel every evening. The panels include members of the show’s cast and creative team (producer, writers). The  line up of shows has been announced but as of this writing the actual cast and attendees have not been released. So far only the Walking Dead panel attendees has been released. For True Blood the only confirmed attendees are:
Sam Trammell
Kristin Bauer
Alexander Skarsgard
(he was the first one confirmed)

UPDATE 2/17/11 Just released: The following will also be attending:

Alan Ball

Anna Paquin

Stephen Moyer!

When is PaleyFest 2011?
Paley Fest 2011 is set for March 4-18, 2011 (The True Blood PaleyFest Panel is being held on Saturday March 5th)

Where will it be held?

All of the panels will be held at The Saban Theater in Beverly Hills, CA. Saban Theater website link here: The theater was formerly called “Wilshire Beverly Hills Theater” and it is located at:
8440 Wilshire Boulevard
Beverly Hills, CA

The seats are by section. There is no assigned seating (just a section is listed on the ticket). So this means that seating is on a first come first serve basis within seating area designated on the ticket.. Only premium ticket holdera are allowed in the “Pit” section closest to the stage. (there are only 44 seats in this section believe me well worth the price of the ticket!).

Here is the seating chart for The Saban Theater:

The seating capacity of the theater is a total of 1898 seats broken out below by sections. There will be Paley Volunteers to help fans get to their seats and figure out where they need to go if needed (plus also to keep fans from trying to sneak into a section not on the ticket they hold)

By section/Row#/number of seats:
Pit: rows AA-BB: 42 seats (rows 1 and 2) NOTE: These rows have been removed for Paley (to make room for the stage)
OrchestraFront: rows:CC-FF :120 seats(rows 3-6)
Orchestra:  rows GG-E:264 seats (rows 7-13)
Orchestra Rear: F-S :491 seats (rows 14-25)

Mezzanine AA-EE (overhangs orchestra row K) 197 Seats
Balcony Front: A-L 400 Seats
Balcony Rear: M-V: 384 seats

What will fans see at PaleyFest?
First let me state-Paley is not as insane as ComicCon. I spent over 12 hours in the same ballroom just to keep my seat in order to see the True Blood panel. (no assigned seating or areas at ComicCon and not super organized!).
Line ups for the 2009 True Blood panel I remember started very very early (some fans were on line by 9 am).
The Saban Theater is larger than the Arclight theater where PaleyFest 2009 was held  (The Saban  holds over 1800 seats double the ArcLight capacity) There will be large monitor behind the panel to help with viewing even if the seats are not close to the stage. Here is an image from PaleyFest 2010 that show the large screen behind the panel:

Panels start with an introduction from the panel moderator. Then there will be either a screening of the show or a highlight reel. For the 2009 True Blood panel, fans saw a snippet of Season 2 featuring Sookie and the first glimpse into the Maenad. After the screening, the moderator will ask the panel questions followed by a brief fan Q&A session.

Will fans be able to get autographs?

At the end of the panel, the cast/writers usually stay around for 10 minutes to sign items and or take photos with fans. There is no guarantee that they will stay at all to sign things but they have in the past. Make sure if you want an autograph-bring something for them to sign. (or you can have them sign your PaleyFest program they most likely won’t have time to personalize the autograph ) Decide who you want to have sign your item. You may ponly have time to get a couple of signatures.  Please DON”T RUN TO THE FRONT OF THE STAGE when the panel is over! Walk , be polite, don’t shove or push other fans just to worm your way up their. I know the opposite of this has already been posted on other sites but for everyone’s safety-Don’ RUN! I was stuck in a crush of fans in 2009 and it was definitely scary. I was seated in the second row center at the Arclight and was unable to get to the front of the stage. (I did not want to risk damage to my camera) I got the heck out of the way and went to the side and wound up with amazing photos of the cast signing autographs instead. You need to be polite and not super pushy or belligerent  when asking for autographs! If the security guards see any safety risks or issues for the attendees they will rush them off the stage. I found a cool online site that has an extensive selection of TV posters and cast photos. I would recommend a smaller sized poster ie the 11X17 size instead of a huge one. The smaller size is easier to travel with and may not get damaged dealing with the crowds. The Walking Dead posters and True Blood poster and cast photos are pretty cool. The image below has a link to their site:

The photo below is one of my favorite photos from that night. I was able to get some great shots of Alexander Skarsgard signing items for his fans. He was last one to leave the stage.

Photo Credit: ©2009 B.Henderson

Mishmash blog  has a great write-up and timeline of the 2010 PaleyFest panel for Cougar Town. The photos there also give you an idea of how crowded it can get around the stage. Mishmash write up and photo gallery link found here:

Here are some great write-ups and links from the True Blood panel at PaleyFest held in 2009.

PaleyFest 2009 Video of True Blood panel at Paley site

LaIst write up:

LAist.com write up of the True Blood Panel (great blog to follow on Twitter :@TheTVJunkie)

Futoncritic write up of True Blood panel from PaleyFest 2009

Fear.net write up of PaleyFest 2009 True Blood panel (they also had a camera crew for the panel and got some great footage of the fans lined up for the True Blood panel

I wound up taking a photo of this fan with her friend in the theater before the panel started. She wrote about her experience for TrueBlood.net at the True Blood panel. Here is a link to her write-ups. (the first link has the photo I took of them)

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I hope this helps answer any questions you may have for PaleyFest 2011. If not please leave your question in the comments section and I’ll get an answer for it posted. Stay tuned for Part 2 of PaleyFest 2011 Guide where I will cover how to plan and make sure you can get some great photos at the event . Just a reminder–NO FLASH is allowed when taking photos during the event. Also NO VIDEO IS ALLOWED. Yes I know there will be tons of fans taping but taping is against Paley rules. Paley is a non-profit organization and they do tape the panels and release DVD’s for sale. The 2009 True Blood panel at PaleyFest was offered as a package with Season 2 DVD set sold at Target.

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