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Comic-Con 2011 kicks off: now with more TV goodness

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year — that is, if you’re a fanboy or girl in San Diego this week. That’s right: Comic-Con has officially started. And this year’s confab isn’t too shabby, with Steven Spielberg making his first appearance to discuss his motion-capture movie ‘The Adventures of Tintin.’ And, of course, there’s the unveiling of Andrew Garfield as the new Spider-man.

But TV is also proving to be a big draw at this year’s sold-out event. Ballroom 20, Comic-Con’s room dedicated to television, will feature panel presentations from HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ and ‘True Blood’ and AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead.’

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And several studios are planning to screen pilots, including J.J. Abrams’ ‘Alcatraz’ and ‘Person of Interest,’ and Kevin Williamson’s ‘The Secret Circle.’ There’s also ‘Terra Nova,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ and ‘Grimm.’

If you weren’t lucky enough to score a ticket to the annual geek pilgrimage, rest easy. Our sister blog Hero Complex has reporters on the floor to cover as much of the madness as possible.

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-- Yvonne Villarreal
Twitter.com/villarrealy

Bottom: Sorana Caldwell (left) and Gilia Melendez walk Comic-con in costume. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times.


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