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It’s summertime, which means San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter will heat up for the annual Comic-Con celebration of all things geek. The event has grown from its humbler roots of comic books and collectibles to be a full-fledged media extravaganza, where TV production companies and movie studios descend upon the welcoming, cosplaying masses to display their wares. It’s become a can’t-miss opportunity to debut new series, announce important casting, or unveil the next big blockbuster.
What does Comic-Con 2019 have in store now that two of the biggest franchises – “Game of Thrones” and “Avengers” – have wrapped up? And how will troubled productions or celebrities recoup their reputations? IndieWire’s TV team will be on the ground in San Diego to pose (and hopefully answer) these questions and more:
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How will “Game of Thrones” fans demonstrate their anger over the disappointing final season?
Because of the longer production schedule for Season 8, “Game of Thrones” wasn’t able to visit Comic-Con last year and will make it up with a victory lap this year. Unfortunately, what should be cause for celebration will be bittersweet as the final season of HBO’s landmark fantasy series failed to meet fans’ expectations.
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'Game of Thrones' Reigns Supreme at Emmy Nominations, But Will Its Luck Hold?
At first, fans could only sign a petition hoping that more than 1.6 million signatures would inspire HBO to remake the season (yeah, right!). But now, they can register their complaints in person. Several cast members, including the newly Emmy-nominated Maisie Williams, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, and the new King of the Seven (errr Six?) Kingdoms will be in attendance, along with Emmy-winning director Miguel Sapochnik. Series showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss are also listed, but dare they show their faces and risk a Red Wedding-style reception?
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