Whether HBO would hold a Game of Thrones panel during the mega-popular San Diego Comic Con in July has been the subject of some debate over the past day or two. Unfortunately, it looks like HBO does not plan to have a Thrones panel, this per James Hibberd of The Hollywood Reporter.
Also interesting is what’s not going to Comic-Con: HBO’s “Game of Thrones” and NBC’s “Undercovers” are not expected to have their own panels.
Winter Is Coming: I had heard, as of a few months back, that HBO was leaning towards having a panel. But it seems recently that stance has changed, probably due to the delay in the start of filming. It’s unfortunate, but I think the timing of the Comic Con really put HBO in a tough spot. They understand the importance of this event, but I just don’t think they could make a Thrones panel work, logistically. Of course, this doesn’t rule out the possibility of them unveiling some other Game of Thrones material during the event, say some production stills, or promo posters, or maybe even a teaser trailer?
[Thanks to Adam Whitehead for the link]