Patrons line up for Day 2 of Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (CNS) – The Comic-Con International pop culture extravaganza
moves into its second day Friday morning in a jam-packed downtown San Diego.

Highlights include sessions with the writers of “The Big Bang Theory,”
comics icon Stan Lee recapping the first year of his YouTube channel, a panel
with the stars of the upcoming SyFy series “Defiance,” the actors in the
“The Walking Dead” AMC television series, cast members of HBO's “Game of
Thrones,” the cast of TNT's “Falling Skies” and an appearance by the rock
band Metallica.

The heavy metal group is on hand to promote its upcoming film,
“Metallica Through the Never” at 6 p.m. in Hall H. The band is also scheduled
to perform at a secret nearby location tonight.

Among the stars scheduled to appear on various panels are Kevin Bacon,
Kristin Bell, Grant Bowler, Wayne Brady, Cary Elwes, C. Thomas Howell, Samuel
L. Jackson, Aisha Tyler and Noah Wylie.

Leonard Maltin will appear on a panel in which fans get to face-off with
“Rotten Tomatoes” critics.

While television gets much of the attention at the event, which began as
a small gathering of comic book enthusiasts, numerous sessions are scheduled
that are much closer to the show's roots.

DC Comics writers will share stories of how they broke into the
business, while others will break down scenes of violence and how to create
serial cliffhangers, the Cartoon Network will show unseen footage from
“Adventure Time,” cartoonists from Asia will show off the best in Korean
comics, and a presentation will be offered on the state of the comics industry.

Attendees can also exercise their inner nerd with sessions on Steam Punk
and the trend of fan fiction, an update on “Star Wars” collectibles, and a
look at the future of the “Star Trek” franchise.

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