“Safety is always our main concern with signings or events, so it is Comic-Con policy that access is regulated by a drawing for a chance to win — giving all attendees equal opportunity to enter,” said David Glazner, director of marketing and public relations for Comic-Con International. “We are happy that Warner Bros. has agreed to utilize this system and thank them for once again offering such unique opportunities to our attendees this year, as well as their continued support of Comic-Con.”
As in previous years, all signings will be held at the Warner Bros. booth (Number 4545 on the show floor). The wristbands for the signings, however, will be distributed via daily ticket drawings held at Sails Pavilion #9 inside the San Diego Convention Center.
Fans interested in attending signings should plan to visit the Sails Pavillion at the time of the drawing for the particular signing event they wish to participate in. All fans present at the time of the drawing will receive numbered tickets featuring a distinct sticker. A randomized drawing will determine which fans will receive wristbands granting them access to each autograph line.
Warner Bros. preternatural signings include:
Thursday, 21 July
Game of Thrones: ticket distribution begins at 11 a.m. at Sails Pavillion for the 4:30 signing session over and Warner Bros. Booth #4545 on Thursday, 21 July 2011.
No details about who will be signing are available, however we do know that Game of Thrones author (also screenwriter and co-executive producer of the Game of Thrones series on HBO) George R.R. Martin (whose Game of Thrones books are topping the lists of bestselling paperbacks) will be joining Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), Ser Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage, who also appears as Hung in Knights of Badassdom with True Blood‘s Ryan Kwanten), Jon Snow (Kit Harington) and Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa of Stargate Atlantis and 2011’s Conan The Barbarian) will be joining series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for a panel discussion and Q&A session in Ballroom 20 between 3 and 4 p.m. on Thursday. We should probably mention that fans will be getting their first peek at the Game of Thrones comic book…on Friday.
Friday, 22 July
Green Lantern: The Animated Series: ticket distribution begins are 10 a.m. in the Sails Pavillion for the 12:30 p.m. signing event at Warne Bros. Booth #4545.
Details on who will be available at the signing are sketchy but Bruce Timm, the renowned producer artist and animator at Cartoon Network where the Green Lantern: The Animated Series will be airing this fall will be headlining Comic-Con’s video presentation and Q&A session for Green Lantern: The Animated Series from 2 to 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon. The Green Lantern: The Animated Series panel will also include producer Giancarlo Volpe (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) and producer/story editor Jim Krieg (Ben 10: Alien Swarm). Sam Register (Teen Titans) of Warner Bros. Animation will be moderating the panel.
Fans of the Thundercats will want to be at Sails Pavillion at 11 a.m. for ticket distribution. The signing at the Warner Bros. booth #4545 will begin less than 2 hours later at 12:45 p.m. on Friday, 22 July.
The first episode of the new Thundercats series, airing on Cartoon Network, will premiere at Comic-Con later Friday afternoon, followed by a Q&A session with producers Michael Jelenic (Batman the Brave and the Bold) and Ethan Spaulding (Avatar: The Last Airbender), art director Dan Norton (G.I. Joe: Resolute) and members of the Thundercats voice cast. No word on exactly which cast members will be appearing but Mumm-Ra (Robin Atkin Downes who appeared as the telepath Byron in the television series Babylon 5 as well as lending his voice to too many characters in too many video games to even begin to name) is participating in the Cartoon Voices I on Saturday afternoon (1:00 – 2:30 p.m.) so we’ll give better than even odds that he’ll be on hand for autographs.
Ticket distribution for the True Blood autograph signings begins at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, 22 July at the Sails Pavillion. The signings will take place at the Warner Bros. booth #4545 starting at 3:30 p.m..
Later (at 5:30 p.m.) Entertainment Weekly‘s Tim Stack is moderating the True Blood panel and Q&A session. Jason Stackhouse (Ryan Kwanten), Sam Merlotte (Sam Trammel), Tara Thornton (Rutina Wesley), Jessica Hamby (Deborah Ann Woll), Jesus (Kevin Alejandro), Lafayette Reynolds (Nelsan Ellis), Alcide (Joe Manganiello), Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), Bill (Stephen Moyer) and Sookie (Anna Paquin) join True Blood creator and executive producer Alan Ball for the panel.
Other potential signers attending Comic-Con but not part of the True Blood include composer Nathan Barr, who is participating in the Behind the Music with CW3PR: Composing Horror to Animation and Everything in Between panel on Saturday (6 – 7 p.m.), Kitch Maynard (Grey Damon) now Brian on The Nine Lives of Chloe King and The Big Bang Theory‘s Bernadette Rostenkowski (Melissa Rauch), formerly Hoyt’s rebound date, Summer. Both Kitch and Summer will be participating in panels for their current series on Friday.
We’ve already mentioned the Knights of Badassdom panel Jason (Ryan Kwanten) will be attending as Joe from 2:15 – 3:15 p.m. on Saturday. And lucky, lucky Pam (Kristin Bauer van Straten), not only has Eric (Alexander Skargard) as her Maker but she is also joining Torchwood’s Captain Jack Harkness (John Barrowman) on the TV Guide Magazine Presents: Super Supernaturals panel on Saturday from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. Alcide and Jessica get the True Blood ball rolling on Thursday, 21 July (4:15 – 5:15 p.m.) as part of TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites panel which also includes writers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson from the Vampire Diaries and The Doctor (Matt Smith) himself from Doctor Who.
Saturday, 23 July
Ticket distribution for the Vampire Diaries signings begins at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday in the Sails Pavillion. Autograph signings at the Warner Bros. booth #4545 starts at 1:00 p.m.
The Vampire Diaries screening and Q&A panel will follow the autograph session at 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Among those participating in the panel are Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev), Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley), Damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder), Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and Klaus (Joseph Morgan, some may recognize him as Troy from the series Hex). Writers Julie Plec and Kevin Williamson will also be on the Vampire Diaries panel.
Closing out the Warner Bros. signings on Saturday is The Secret Circle. Ticket distribution begins at 3:45 p.m. in the Sail Pavillion for the 4:30 signing session at booth #4545.
Based on who will be participating in the screening and Q&A panel post-signing, some likely candidates for The Secret Circle autograph seekers are Cassie Blake (Britt Robertson from Scream 4), Adam Conant (Thomas Dekker, from Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles), Faye Chamberlain (Phoebe Tonkin) and Dawn Chamberlain (Natasha Henstride from Species). Executive producers and writers Kevin Williamson (Vampire Diaries, Andrew Miller and Richard Hatem (Supernatural) complete the panel.
The Secret Circle chronicles the mysterious and romantic adventures of a young girl (Cassie) who discovers not just that she is a witch and part of a secret coven but also the she is a key that will unlock an age-old battle between good and evil. Fans can catch a sneak peek at this new series on Wednesday, 20 July between 6 and 9 p.m. at the Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings event which will also feature the pilot of Supernatural: The Anime Series.
Hard to believe this is all just the Warner Bros. events, isn’t it? It’s going to be a busy Comic-Con!