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Comic-Con 2011: 'Sons of Anarchy' Rides Into Hall H

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jul 25th 2011 2:15PM
'Sons of Anarchy' rolled into Comic-Con Sunday, and the thousands of cheering fans in Hall H seemed to like what they heard about the new season of the FX show, which returns with a 90-minute episode Sept. 6.

The first few minutes of season 4 were shown before the panel (by the way, spoilers ahoy). Would it surprise you to learn that the clip ends with club members on their motorcycles, flipping off the prison that they just left after 14 months of incarceration? No, I do not think it would.

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Comic-Con 2011: Daleks Attack and Other 'Doctor Who' Panel Highlights

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jul 25th 2011 12:45PM
Matt Smith of 'Doctor Who' experienced his first Comic-Con over the weekend, and at the start of the show's Sunday panel in a packed Hall H, he said it was "completely overwhelming."

And that was before he began answering fan questions from people inside Dalek costumes.

Below are highlights from the 'Doctor Who' panel -- and check out these trailers for the show's fall episodes, which begin airing Aug. 27 on BBC America. (Regarding the trailers and what's below, as River Song might say, "Spoilers!")

* Smith and Karen Gillan, who plays Amy Pond, said that the script for 'A Good Man Goes to War,' the show's mid-season finale, had fake pages -- the ending they read was not the real ending.

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EXCLUSIVE: First Look at the 'Supernatural' Comic-Con Bag

by Maureen Ryan, posted Jul 12th 2011 2:00PM
Comic-Con begins July 21, and we'll do our best to bring you all the news and interviews we can snag in San Diego.

We also want to exclusively share with you this image of one of the hot items at the annual pop-culture festival. What you see here is one of 10 different bags that Warner Bros. will be rolling out at Comic-Con -- or the only bag that matters, if you're a fan of a couple of demon-hunting brothers.

One side of each bag will feature all-new WB/Comic-Con artwork, and on the other side of each bag will be one of 10 different images from a Warner Bros. Television, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment or DC Entertainment property.

Winchester fans will be glad to know that the CW's 'Supernatural' will be in the mix, represented by the image you see here.

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Q&A: 'Firefly' star Jewel Staite on Reavers, 'V', and Clooney

by Stephanie Earp, posted Mar 23rd 2010 11:34PM


Being a cast member of Joss Whedon's space western 'Firefly' pretty much means you have a standing invitation to Wizard World Toronto Comic Con. Jewel Staite, who played tomboy Kaylee Frye, has RSVP'ed for the Toronto event, from March 26 - 28.

This gave us a great excuse to find out how she feels about being her own doppelganger, suspecting her bridesmaid Morena Baccarin of eating people, and playing video games on the big screen.

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Kandyse McClure Talks the Demise of Dee, 'Battlestar Galactica'

by Chris Jancelewicz, posted Mar 23rd 2010 10:44PM


Kandyse McClure's 'Battlestar Galactica' character Lt. Anastasia Dualla was certainly behind the scenes to start, even though she played a crucial role. As the central person in the CIC (center-in-command) aboard the rickety battlestar, she was often first to hear the orders coming, and was always on top of incoming enemy Cylons. As the series progressed, she became more and more integral to the goings-on of the crew, and her character blossomed into one of the most riveting arcs of the whole series.

With a year gone by since the finale, McClure looks back on her 'BSG' run with a sincere fondness – enough to the point where she can hardly watch certain episodes. Now living in Toronto, and set to appear at Wizard World Toronto Comic Con, McClure sat down to talk with AOL TV about her life since 'BSG', what it was like being on such a groundbreaking show, and what she learned while walking the halls of the beleaguered battlestar.

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Disney holds its first ever Disney Con

by Brad Trechak, posted Sep 14th 2009 11:30AM
The Walt Disney CompanyDisneyland hosted its own Disney Convention, called D23, in the style of Comic Con this past weekend. The name comes from the year Walt Disney moved to Hollywood and the event was held at the Anaheim Convention Center across the street from Disneyland . Among other announcements was that of a new Muppet movie called The Cheapest Muppet Movie Ever Made (hopefully it's a working title). There was also a live performance by Miley Cyrus, whom Disney owns the soul of.

Admittedly, it's a pretty good idea which caters to the real Disney enthusiasts out there (having met a few, I know they certainly exist). Disney is one of the few companies that is large enough to have its own version of Comic Con. While the convention had announcements for most of its franchises, I noted the absence of any mention of the recently-acquired Marvel Comics.

On the other hand, the company already has a Disney convention open all year round. It's called Disneyland (or Disneyworld for the East Coast). What do you think of this development?

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And the most out of place Comic-Con panel award goes to...

by Danny Gallagher, posted Aug 2nd 2009 3:01PM
Patricia Heaton and Neil Flynn star in When the San Diego Comic-Con opened its doors to allow every corner of television onto their floors, they weren't kidding. After seeing the roster of panels, I'm surprised the original panel from PBS's Washington Week didn't field questions from guys dressed in Transformer cosplay.

Apparently, Warner Brothers set up a panel for just about every television show that have in development including Patricia Heaton's new ABC sitcom The Middle, making it the most "fish out of water" selection for a panel at the geek confab.

And so did the geeks in attendance. The panel only drew around 75 attendees and studio heads ordered Heaton not to introduce the panel because the crowd was too small.

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Why aren't Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick crazy-famous?

by Annie Wu, posted Jul 29th 2009 7:02PM
Doc and JacksonAs our own John Scott Lewinski pointed out in his interview with Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick, the Venture Bros. masterminds, the show is a cult treasure, but not so hot in the big picture.

It's a source of perpetual heartbreak for me, knowing that the many people I convert with my DVDs are just a mere drop in the bucket. Even worse, despite the insane number of fans that flood convention floors to hear Hammer and Publick talk, other [adult swim] celebrities of arguably less awesome programming get the mainstream love. Just check out this great LA Weekly interview (and photoshoot, ladies) with Hammer and Publick to remind yourself why these guys are so marvelous.

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Mythbuster Adam Savage goes undercover at Comic-Con

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 28th 2009 10:02AM
Mythbusters' Adam SavageI imagine a lot of stalkers must love a place like Comic-Con. All of their most sought after celebrities are together in one place for easy pickings. It must be their Costco.

One star, however, decided to turn the tables on his fans and used his own costume to stalk and hunt down a few of his fans on the floor of this year's convention.

To make it even creepier, he dressed up like a clown. That slurping sound you hear is my spine falling out of its socket from uncontrollable shivering.

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VIDEO The Show Girl: 'Mad Men,' 'Lost,' Comic-Con Scoop & More!

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 27th 2009 6:30PM
Josh Holloway, LostHey TV fans -- this is one episode of The Show Girl you won't want to miss. Not only do I get the scoop on season 3 of 'Mad Men' and the return of 'Real Housewives of Atlanta,' but I also share some of my favorite caught-on-tape moments from Comic-Con.

Don't you want to hear what the adorable Jim Parsons (Sheldon!) from 'The Big Bang Theory' will do if he wins the Emmy? Or what 'Fringe' star Anna Torv had to say about Comic-Con costumes? Plus, there are some major questions and answers with the sexy and mysterious men of 'Lost.'

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com, follow me on Twitter @TheTVShowGirl and subscribe to The Show Girl video podcast on iTunes. Now watch, enjoy and come back next week for more. Until then, happy TV watching! -- By Maggie Furlong

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2009 Comic-Con Roundup

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 27th 2009 5:00PM
Zachary LeviComic-Con has come and gone, leaving fans with plenty of casting news, hints and spoilers to get them ready for the upcoming TV season.

What's going to happen on 'Chuck'? Who's coming back to 'Lost'?

Check out the biggest stories from Comic-Con 2009.

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Cinematical, TV Squad's detached fraternal siamese twin, also at Comic-Con

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 25th 2009 8:26PM
James Cameron on the set of
Even though TV Squad's very own John Scott Lewinski is fighting his way through hordes of overweight Rorschachs and pre-pubescent Chun Lis to get exclusive interviews and scoops on the newest TV news at the San Diego Comic Con, don't forget that our partners-in-crime from Cinematical are also there covering the latest flim-flam in film.

The movie side of the annual pop-culture cavalcade opened with one of the biggest names in the history of film and what could very well be one of the biggest names in the future of film. Director James Cameron screened a solid 25 minutes of his forthcoming sci-fi epic Avatar. Blogger Todd Gilchrist got a hint of the plot and special effects movie-goers can expect when the film hits theaters later this year and said it "promises to be both hugely entertaining and technically groundbreaking." Man, that's got me worried. That's what they also said about Titanic.

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VIDEO The Show Girl Does Comic-Con!

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 23rd 2009 5:30PM
Comic-ConWe interrupt your regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special announcement: this year, for the first time ever, The Show Girl is going to Comic-Con!

Now I'm not doing this just for fun -- although I'm sure I'll manage to have a little bit with all the TV panels, interviews and parties a girl could ever ask for. But what I really want is to answer your questions. From old faves like 'Lost,' 'Dollhouse,' 'The Big Bang Theory' and 'Fringe,' to new shows already getting buzz like 'Glee,' 'Human Target' and 'V,' I'm covering it all, just for you.

Email, Tweet or comment your questions below, and check back Monday for the latest episode, filled with fresh scoop straight from the Con. -- By Maggie Furlong

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Comic-Con 2009: TV Preview

by Kelly Woo, posted Jul 22nd 2009 6:00PM
comic conEvery July, thousands of rabid fans flock to San Diego for the annual Comic-Con International festival, which has evolved beyond its original focus on comic books to encompass blockbuster movies, popular TV shows, hit video games and more.

In recent years, the number of TV-related panels has exploded, as networks use the opportunity to show off their upcoming series and telefilms. So, what's on the slate for TV geeks at Comic-Con 2009? Here are some highlights we're looking forward to. -- By Kelly Woo

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18 Things We Learned at Comic-Con

by AOL TV Staff, posted Jul 29th 2008 4:20PM
The buzz on 'Heroes' season 3, Jack Bauer's bathroom breaks and more.

There's no better place to preview TV shows and give back to fans than Comic-Con, and this year, networks embraced the opportunity like never before.

After all the star sightings, exclusive footage, and hard-to-get swag -- we covet the Sci-Fi Channel's purple tote, labeled "BIG FRAKKIN' BAG" -- our heads are so full of great stuff, they just might explode.

And wouldn't that be appropriate for Comic-Con? (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)


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