HBO and CINEMAX Confirm Game of Thrones, True Blood, and Strike Back Panel Members for SDCC 2012

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HBO AND CINEMAX BRING THREE SERIES TO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL SAN DIEGO 2012

Stars and producers of True Blood, Game of Thrones and Strike Back to appear

HBO series True Blood and Game of Thrones are confirmed for panels and autograph sessions, and Cinemax series Strike Back will have a panel and a screening at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2012.

Below is panel information on the three HBO/Cinemax series. Panel times will be released soon. Expect live coverage of the True Blood and Game of Thrones panels, at HBO Connect (hbo.com/connect) and #sdcctruebie #sdccgotfan. For Strike Back, fans can go to cinemax.com/strike-back.

Friday, July 13

* Game of Thrones panel in Hall H will be moderated for the second year by George R.R. Martin. Martin is the author of the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” which the HBO drama is based on, and also serves as a co-executive producer on the series. The panel will include: Carolyn Strauss, executive producer of “Game of Thrones,” and cast members (in alphabetical order): Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). Executive producers David Benioff & D.B. Weiss will not be in attendance, as they are in production in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

* Season 2 of Strike Back will make its world premiere for fans at Comic-Con 2012 prior to the new season’s debut on Cinemax in August. The show follows stealth counterterrorism unit Section 20 as they span the globe to stop potential threats. Stars Philip Winchester (Sgt. Michael Stonebridge), Sullivan Stapleton (Sgt. Damien Scott) and new cast member Rhona Mitra (Rachel Dalton) will appear on a panel moderated by HitFix TV critic Alan Sepinwall, which will take place in Convention Center Room 6DE.

Saturday, July 14

* True Blood panel in Ballroom 20 will once again be moderated by Tim Stack of Entertainment Weekly. Panelists include: Alan Ball, creator and executive producer, and cast members (in alphabetical order): Kristin Bauer van Straten (Pam Swynford de Beaufort), Nelsan Ellis (Lafayette Reynolds), Ryan Kwanten (Jason Stackhouse), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Christopher Meloni (Roman Zimojic), Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton), Anna Paquin (Sookie Stackhouse), Alexander Skarsgard (Eric Northman), Sam Trammell (Sam Merlotte), Rutina Wesley (Tara Thornton) and Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby).

* Strike Back screening will take place 1:00-3:00 p.m. at Reading Cinemas Gaslamp Stadium 15, 701 5th Avenue at G Street, San Diego (3 blocks from the Convention Center).

The cast will attend this special screening for fans and answer questions afterwards. The first two episodes of the new season will screen for the first time. The preview screening is open to attendees with 2012 Comic-Con badges and seating is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

PLEASE NOTE: Cast and producers scheduled to attend are subject to change.

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