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SDCC 2012: The Walking Dead Panel Live Blog

And we’re back! Took a little break during “The Big Bang Theory” panel, as I don’t watch the show, but I’ve got to admit, the chat was absolutely hilarious and makes me want to finally check it out. As obnoxious as this sounds, in all honesty, it was kind of a you-had-to-be-there thing. The fan Q&A was packed with odd questions and a rather large number of children, and the naturally amusing cast kept the crowd laughing the entire time. Someone will probably post the event on YouTube, so keep an eye out, as, fan or not, it’s worth checking out.

But now it’s time for a show that I not only watch, but am absolutely obsessed with, AMC’s “The Walking Dead.” Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, newcomers Danai Gurira and David Morrissey, executive producer and showrunner Glen Mazzara, executive producer Robert Kirkman, executive producer Gale Anne Hurd, executive producer Dave Alpert and special effects makeup supervisor and co-executive producer Greg Nicotero are all set to take the stage to field some questions and present a sneak preview of the new season. Be sure to keep refreshing this page for live updates from Hall H!

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TV Review: The Walking Dead, Episodes 201 & 202

It feels like it’s been months and months since season one of The Walking Dead wrapped. Oh, wait, that’s because it’s legitimately been just about a year since the series premiere debuted. Why the harsh tone? Because not only did AMC give us a mere six episodes of a fantastic new show, but then the network made us wait all this time for round two. However, on the bright side, not only are we getting 13 episodes this time around, but the 10-month wait turns out to be well worth it because the first two episodes of the new season are absolutely stellar.

WARNING: SEASON ONE SPOILERS LIE AHEAD

On December 5th, 2010, we said goodbye to the cast as they fled the incinerated CDC. While everyone is still very much on the run, season two begins with an almost sedentary feeling, with the characters struggling with personal emotions within the context of the zombie takeover.

However, one of season two, episode one’s most stellar scenes is a group effort, something you’ve gotten a taste of via the show’s trailers. When the gang stumbles across a section of highway jam-packed with abandoned cars rather than just clear the way or attempt to drive around, they search each and every vehicle for supplies. What at first seems like a goldmine turns into an absolute nightmare when, before they know it, their scavenger hunt is overtaken by a mass amount of zombies. Tension is sky high as our heroes attempt to survive by hiding under cars, in the RV and any safe place they can find. Enhancing the sequence further is a particularly appropriate use of music, chiming in when necessary, but allowing for an eerie silence at times, too.

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SDCC 2011: All Good Things Must Come To An End … With A Giveaway!

I can’t believe it, but this is officially it; my coverage of San Diego Comic Con 2011 has come to a close. For five incredibly long days, the experience went by in a flash. The action was non-stop from the moment I touched down in San Diego and while it was extremely exhausting and probably one of the most trying working experiences I’ve ever gone through, it was beyond worth it.

So, what’d you think? Did you like my coverage choices? Were the formats I chose to report in effective? Do let me know because I’m thrilled to say, it looks as though I’ll be returning to Comic Con next year!

I do know I learned quite a few things for myself while out west. First off, I need to pack more food than a box of granola bars, or at least make time to pick up some items at a local supermarket. Between running around collecting coverage and then writing it up, there’s little to no time to grab a bite. Second, if I want to cover a panel, I’ve either got to get on line at about 5am or hunt down a press pass. I arrived for The Walking Dead panel over three hours early and the line to get into Ballroom 20 was already about 10,000 people long!

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SDCC 2011: Friday Wrap Up And Photos

That’s that for Friday at San Diego Comic Con and I’m back at home base, well, the hotel. Today was a particularly busy one as I got a taste of exactly how long those lines for Hall H and Ballroom 20 can get. I thought I was jumping the gun by showing up three hours early for the 11:15am panel for The Walking Dead, but apparently about 10,000 people had the exact same idea, as the line stretched from the convention hall all the way down to the bay. Lucky for me, I was able to work some press related magic and get a seat, but for those other 10,000 people, they supposedly didn’t have a shot of getting in for another three panels.

Anyway, not only did I catch all of The Walking Dead, but a bit of the Torchwood: Miracle Day panel, too. Sure, I don’t watch Torchwood and had little to no clue of what the cast was talking about, but everyone seemed to be having a blast, especially the show’s stars, John Barrowman and Eve Myles. After that one wrapped Frank Darabont and the gang took the stage on behalf of The Walking Dead. The panel was packed with interesting information, but the highlight was definitely getting to see the season two trailer not once, but two times.

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SDCC 2011: The Walking Dead Panel LIVE

The Torchwood panel just came to a close, but few leave Ballroom 20 as The Walking Dead is on deck. The whole gang is expected to attend including Andrew Lincoln, Jon Bernthal, Sarah Wayne Callies, Laurie Holden and more. Keep an eye on this article for the latest and be sure to keep updating your browser as I’ll be posting new information as it comes in.

It’s 11:23 and here we go! The moderator, Chris Hardwick of G4, welcomes executive producer Frank Darabont, executive produce Gale Anne Hurd and writer/executive producer Robert Kirkman to the stage. Also on the panel is consulting producer Gregory Nicotero.

11:25 – Hurd has a big announcement. She says on Sunday, October 16th at 9:00pm, season two of The Walking Dead will premiere!

11:27 – Kirkman originally thought this could never be a TV show because it’s so dark. “The idea of a show is that people get eaten and torn apart. That’s not something you see on television everyday.” Darabont said he immediately thought it was a TV show.

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