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San Diego Comic-Con 2012: What We Know So Far

While the official programming schedule for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con hasn’t been released yet, we can start piecing together what’s to come thanks to various leaks, exclusives, and tweets. Here’s your very quick roundup of everything we know about SDCC so far:

Update: SDCC Blog has a great calendar of all the off-site events so far.


Liam McIntyre (Spartacus), Manu Bennett (Crixus) and Steven S. DeKnight will screen new footage and talk about the upcoming and final season which DeKnight has promised will be “epic on a scale you will not believe.”  Panel will be on Friday, July 13, 5:45-6:45pm inRoom 6BCF.

Variety got the big scoop saying that Star Trek 2 and all of Paramount Pictures will probably be skipping the Con. Rumors are swirling that it’s likely Warner Bros. Pictures will have a three hour blocks for the likes of The Hobbit and the new Superman movie, Man of Steel.

Glee will have it’s own panel, complete with stars Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Darren Criss, Kevin McHale, Jenna Ushkowitz, Naya Rivera, and co-creator Brad Falchuk are currently scheduled to attend GLEE’s panel on Saturday, July 14 at 6pm in the Indigo Room.

WBTV is bringing a slew of new and old TV shows including The Following, Person of Interest, The Big Bang Theory, 666 Park Avenue, and a ton more.

FOX TV is bringing their Animation Domination block along with Bones and Sons of Anarchy.

Also, Once More With Comics will be a panel all about how Joss Whedon’s characters are continuing in comic book form.

There were also a few tweets spilling on unofficial events that will be going on in the Gaslamp district just outside the convention center.

From, @elmayimbe said that Django Unchained will be doing an unofficial train party sponsored by Patron.

@elmayimbe also reported that The Lone Ranger (and therefore Disney movies) will be presenting on Thursday.

And for free food fanatics, Collider‘s @colliderfrosty says there will be free ice cream from a Paranorman truck.

Monster High fans will want to check out this panel on Friday of the con: 

Did we miss out on anything? Share any info you’ve got on the con in the comments. We’ll be updating this as more news rolls in.

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With a soft spot for movies that fall into the “So Bad They’re Good” category, Kristal Bailey regularly watches B-movies, 80s comedies, and sci-fi from the 50s and 60s. She also refuses to grow up if that means she has to hide her love for Disney and Pixar films.

In her free time, she enjoys reading graphic novels or books that are soon to be turned into movies, watching hours and hours of television, and spending way too much time on Twitter.