Comic-Con 2012 Schedule: Joss Whedon and 'The Walking Dead' are Friday highlights

walking-dead-zombie-kill.jpgIt's almost time to head to San Diego, fanboys and fangirls and nerds alike! Comic-Con is slowly rolling out its 2012 schedule, and today, we finally got to see what's in store for us on Friday. This year, "Game of Thrones" and "The Walking Dead" will have a huge presence, filling the enormous Hall H with fans as the cast and creators answer questions about what's to come.

Additionally, Entertainment Weekly has assembled who they believe are genre's most powerful women, from "Fringe" star Anna Torv to "Twilight: Breaking Dawn" vamp Nikki Reed for a panel about the honor and responsibility of playing kick-butt female roles.

If you just can't wait for Fall TV, you'll get a chance to take a sneak peek at geek-bait shows like "666 Park Avenue," "Cult," and "Arrow," which will all screen their pilot episodes and give you the chance to chat with the cast and creators.

We're particularly psyched for Joss Whedon's always-awesome solo panel. Additionally, he'll be appearing with Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau for a highly anticipated reunion of the Serenity crew as "Firefly" celebrates its tenth anniversary.

More highlights are below!

Friday, July 13

10:00 a.m. "Community" panel with Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Alison Brie. (Ballroom 20)

11:30 a.m. "Cult" screening and panel with Rockne S. O'Bannon, Matt Davis, Jessica Lucas, Alona Tal, and Robert Knepper. (Room 6BCF)

12:05 p.m. "Big Bang Theory" panel with talent yet to be announced (Hall H)

12:30 p.m. "Firefly" 10-Year anniversary panel with Joss Whedon, Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin, Gina Torres, Alan Tudyk, Morena Baccarin, Sean Maher, and Summer Glau. (Ballroom 20)

12:45 p.m. "666 Park Avenue" screening and panel with Terry O'Quinn, Vanessa Williams, Rachael Taylor, Dave Annable, Matthew Miller, and David Wilcox. (Room 6BCF)

1:25 p.m. "The Walking Dead" panel with Andrew Lincoln, Sarah Wayne Callies, Norman Reedus, Laurie Holden, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira, David Morrissey, Glen Mazzara, Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero (Hall H)

1:45 p.m. "Bones" panel with Hart Hanson, Stephen Nathan, David Boreanaz, and Emily Deschanel (Ballroom 20)

2:45 p.m. "Game of Thrones" panel with Alfie Allen, Emilia Clarke, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Richard Madden, George R. R. Martin, and Carolyn Strauss (Hall H)

3:00 p.m. "Arrow" screening and panel with Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and David Nutter. (Ballroom 20)

4:15 p.m. Entertainment Weekly: Powerful Women panel with Kristin Bauer, Sarah Wayne Callies, Kristin Kreuk, Nikki Reed, and Anna Torv (Ballroom 20)

5:30 p.m. Joss Whedon panel (Ballroom 20)

5:45 p.m. "Spartacus: War of the Damned" panel with Liam McIntyre, Manu Bennett, Steven S. DeKnight. (Room 6BCF)

6:45 p.m. "Breaking Bad" panel with Vince Gilligan, Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn, Dean Norris, Betsy Brandt, R.J. Mitte, and Jonathan Banks (Ballroom 20)
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