Comic-Con 2012: The First Panel Announcements Include Fringe, Supernatural, and The Vampire Diaries

By Tim Surette

Jun 07, 2012

It's just about time to steam clean that Stormtrooper costume and practice standing in line. Comic-Con is just over a month away and it's time to start compiling the itinerary that will never come to fruition because you'll be waiting to get into the Naruto panel all day.

Warner Bros. TV announced which of its shows and corresponding stars will be present at this year's Con, and it's a pretty awesome start to the incoming flood of info we'll all be drowning in over the next month.

Bring your popcorn to Preview Night, the Wednesday evening before Comic-Con officially begins, because there's plenty of brand-spanking new television to watch. WB will preview ABC's 666 Park Avenue, The CW's Cult and Arrow, Fox's The Following, and NBC's Revolution. Hoo boy! Impress your friends by seeing all these new fall shows before they do and spoiling the endings for them!

As for the real deal Comic Convention, the aforementioned new shows will all be there, as will The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, Fringe, Supernatural, Person of Interest, among others. Big ups to Fringe, which moves to Hall H for the first time on Sunday, along with Supernatural (and yep, Jared and Jensen will be attending this year).

Here's what WBTV will be offering this year (subject to change, obvs):

(Note for noobs: Hall H is the big stage, Ballroom 20 is the largest room in the main convention hall, Room 6BCF is a step down, and Room 6DE is the smallest of the bunch.)

Thursday, July 12

MAD, with producers Kevin Shinick and Mark Marek. Room 6DE
Nikita, with Maggie Q, Shane West, Lyndsy Fonseca, and EP Craig Silverstein. Room 6BCF

Friday, July 13

The Big Bang Theory, with TBD cast members and producers. Hall H
Cult, with Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, Robert Knepper, and EP Rockne S. O'Bannon. Room 6BCF
666 Park Avenue, with Terry O'Quinn, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, EP David Wilcox, and EP Matthew Miller. Room 6BCF
Arrow, with Stephen Amell. Ballroom 20
Childrens Hospital, with Rob Corddry, Lake Bell, Erinn Hayes, Rob Huebel, Megan Mullally, Henry Winkler, Ken Marino, and EP Jonathan Stern. Hilton San Diego Bayfront, Indigo Ballroom

Saturday, July 14

The Vampire Diaries, with Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley, Ian Somerhalder, EP Kevin Williamson, and EP Julie Plec. Ballroom 20
The Following, with Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, EP Kevin Williamson, and EP Marcos Siega. Room 6BCF
Person of Interest, with "stars and creators." Oh please let Jim Caviezel show up! Room 6BCF
Revolution, with Billy Burke, Giancarlo Esposito, Tracy Spiridakos, EP Eric Kripke, and director Jon Favreau. Room 6BCF

Sunday, July 15

Supernatural, with Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Jim Beaver, Mark A. Sheppard, EP Jeremy Carver, and producer Ben Edlund. Hall H
Fringe, with Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, Lance Reddick, Blair Brown, Jasika Nicole, John Noble, and producers. Hall H
DC Nation, with producers. Room 6BCF

Are you going to Comic-Con? What panels are you excited for? Can I crash on your hotel room floor?

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  • Haloprogram Jul 10, 2012

    dammit. This is one of those moments you wish you lived in the US. Seeing Anna Torv and John Noble would just be amazing but hey what can you do.

  • mladyraven Jun 11, 2012

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO- everyone said there was nothing happening on Sunday. I had to buy day tickets full package was gone and the only panel I want to be at is on Sunday. NO! How could you put Fringe and Supernatural on Sunday.....

  • QMargo Jun 10, 2012

    TVD with Dobrev, Wesley and Somerholder, JP and KW....why isn't JoMo there this year, I would love to ask him something about Klaus..and what about Candice....Caroline was the star of s3! Thats sad, I mean I can already predict what questions will be asked -

    1. Nina whom would you chose Stefan or Damon

    2. Nina whom do yo think Elena as a vampire will choose

    3. Ian, what is coming up for Damon next season

    4. Julie, when are Damon and Elena getting together?

    5. Julie, OMG, DE met first, what does that mean...

    and then like 5 more questions will be about DE...seriously, I feel bad for Paul, he has been amazing this season, but the show has become a Delena show, so practically everything revolves around them finally having sex to please the 14yearold high school girls....while there are other characters on the show too, just FYI.

  • Procrastinator Jun 13, 2012

    Agree with you on everything! Caroline stepped up in S3 and Klaus was just amazing! They shld have Candice and JoMo there! They were the new angle this season and alot of fans were looking forward to them being there.

    You are so right about it being a DE show! It's getting annoying. I hope with Kevin back they can bring it right on track instead of having JP's fangirling control it. Lol.

  • enjoi_anime_016 Jun 09, 2012

    Oh why do I have to live in Massachusetts..... :( I want to see Jim Caviezel! And you know the rest of the Person of Interest cast too....

  • AssandroJourn Jun 09, 2012

    I wish I was born in US( then I'd be at Comic con for sure. though I/m not a comic book guy but like whole idea of comic-con and like TV shows of course. Instead I'm in friggin' Moscow with ugly f----g cunning d-bag of a president(

  • frozen_liquid Jun 09, 2012

    no Game of Thrones this year?

  • TimSpot Jun 09, 2012

    This is just the shows from WBTV!

  • VerlindaWilkers Jun 08, 2012

    Heck Yes, I am, BBT all the way

  • wind_shadow Jun 08, 2012

    I WISH I was going....*sigh*.....but I have this unfortunate condition where a) I must work for money, b) I live on the east coast, and c) I couldn't get the time off. :-/

    BUT, if I WERE going, so far the panels I would want to see are The Big Bang Theory, The Vampire Diaries, and Supernatural.

  • Writerpatrick Jun 08, 2012

    I don't go to cons and ComicCon is too far away anyways.

    I suspect that most of those going to the DC Nation panel will be those who can't get into Hall H that day. Expect people to camp out Saturday Night just to get into that room, although I don't know how big it is.

  • JT_Kirk Jun 09, 2012

    Hall H holds 6000 people. 2 years ago it was so crowded that one guy freaked out that someone was sitting too close that he stabbed the dude in the eye with a pen. Hall H is often insanity. It has 4 or 6 very large screens for the people in the middle and back.

    I sat through one of the Supernatural panels back in the day, it was crowded for 6BCF (holds 2000 I believe) but it wasn't the insanity that most Hall H panels are.

  • Anonymous_A Jun 08, 2012

    Now I wish I was living in California to go to this... :(

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