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'True Blood,' 'Game of Thrones' panels featured at this year's Comic-Con

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Stars and producers from HBO series "True Blood" and "Game of Thrones" were confirmed for panels and autograph sessions and Cinemax series "Strike Back" will premiere its second season at this year's Comic-Con International, television officials announced Friday.

The "Game of Thrones" panel is set for July 13 and will be moderated for a second year by George R.R. Martin, who wrote the best-selling book series on which the drama is based.

The panel is set to include Executive Producer Carolyn Strauss along with cast members Alfie Allen, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey. Also to attend are Kit Harington, Michelle Fairley and Richard Madden.

Also July 13, season two of "Strike Back" will premier prior to its debut on Cinemax in August. Stars Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton and new cast member Rhona Mitra will appear on a panel moderated by HitFix TV critic Alan Sepinwall.

The following day, "True Blood" creator and executive producer Alan Ball will appear on a panel along with cast members Kristin Bauer van Straten, Nelsan Ellis, Ryan Kwanten and Joe Manganiello. Christopher Meloni, Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley and Deborah Ann Woll also will attend, officials said.

A screening of the first two episodes of the new season of "Strike Back" will be held at a nearby theater and the show's cast will answer fan questions afterwards, officials said.

Comic-Con will run from July 12-15 at the San Diego Convention Center. A preview night is set for July 11.

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