This Game of Thrones cast member, Jason Momoa, is going to be at Comic-Con this year, probably wearing some clothes [clip NSFW].
So are several of these folks, also not nearly as nude as they are in this clip package of equally NSFW True Blood antics.
The San Diego Comic-Con, if you’ve never been, is what happens when 200,000 people a day come together for a weekend in July to affirm their frenzied fandom of all things pop culture (comic books are, at this point, only one of the draws). If that sounds like the worst possible thing in the world to you then, by all means, continue not attending. Not that you could just show up even if you wanted to at this point: it’s been sold out for a while. In fact, you might want to reschedule any plans you have for venturing into the 619 area code between July 21st and 24th, full stop, because the freeways will be parking lots and all the hotels are booked, too. Long-time attendees will tell you that the human crush can turn the event into a very mixed bag, equal parts awesome and awful, a fun-blast and a full-blown migraine.
But let’s say you’re one of the diehards and you bought your passes early (yeah, there are thousands of gays that show up; there have been multiple gay-specific panels and events for many years) and you plan your visit around TV and movie panels, you should know that the major film studios are backing off the event this year, realizing that selling to the fanboys isn’t exactly the same as selling to the general multiplex crowd. In other words, you failed to represent the larger population and didn’t bother to make Sucker Punch and Snakes on A Plane into hit movies so who needs you, anyway?
TV, though, that’s different. Niche-ier, more micro-demographic, easier to consume on a couch while simultaneously playing a video game and eating Doritos Tacos at Midnight and frankly, more creatively vibrant right now than huge, mass-market, risk-averse movies. The networks, from the tall to the small, know this and they’re still showing up in full force to beg for your love. Here’s who–at this moment in time, cancellations and additions to come within minutes and to continue until the convention center doors open–will be down there to court you with advance screenings of season premieres, hand out free stuff, show off their stars and build their brands…
Awake, Beavis and Butt-Head, Covert Affairs, Game of Thrones, Napoleon Dynamite (animated series), Penn & Teller Tell A Lie, Psych
Bob’s Burgers, Bones, The Finder, Falling Skies, Reign of The Dinosaurs, Spartacus: Vengeance, Torchwood: Miracle Day, True Blood
American Dad, Family Guy, Futurama, Good Vibes, Mythbusters, Power Rangers Samurai, The Simpsons, Teen Wolf, Terra Nova
Castle, The Cleveland Show, Allen Gregory, Glee
Oh yes, there’s more. Dates and details yet to be announced for…
Alphas, Being Human, The Big Bang Theory, Children’s Hospital, Chuck, Community, Eureka, Fringe, Grimm, The Guild, Once Upon a Time, The Nine Lives of Chloe King, Person of Interest, Ringer, The River, Sanctuary, The Secret Circle, Sons of Anarchy, The Vampire Diaries, The Walking Dead, Warehouse 13 and Wilfred, that one about Elijah Wood and that Australian guy in the dog costume. Finally, a show for you furries.