'Game of Thrones' and 'True Blood' Comic-Con Events

HBO is returning to this years San Diego Comic-Con and they're bringing fans exclusive merch and signings from hit shows Game of Thrones and True Blood! Be sure to stop by the Dark Horse, Funko and Chronicle Books booths to grab some HBO goodies before they disappear.

"Game of Thrones Ascent"
The hit social media game "Game of Thrones Ascent" will be featured in the "Join the Realm" exhibit on L Street in front of the Omni Hotel. Three computer stations linked to the fascinating game will be available for all Comic Con participants to experience. In Game of Thrones Ascent players will lead the life of a noble during the time of upheaval as portrayed in the books and the series uniting both story and strategy. Players will claim their birthright by choosing which of the great houses they'll swear allegiance to, securing their holdings, developing their lands and personal reputation, and assigning sworn swords to quests--while forging alliances with new friends and much more!

Dark Horse Stark Shield and Iron Throne 
This seven-inch replica comes with a hook for wall mounting and retails for $30, with a limit of two per person. Produced in an incredibly limited run of only 1,200 pieces, these are sure to go fast! Consumers will also find a meticulous crafted 7" tall version of the Iron Throne which captures all the fine details for $59.99. Additionally, new Game of Thrones product line will be unveiled during preview night, to find out what it is stop by Booth #2615

"True Blood: A Field Guide to Vampires" Signing with Michael McMillian
Michael McMillian, who plays Steve Newlin on the hit HBO series, will sign preview copies of the upcoming book True Blood: A Field Guide to Vampires co-authored by McMillian and series associate producer Gianna Sobol. Releasing timed to Halloween, the guide is a private journal written by Reverend Steve Newlin (before he was turned) which chronicles all he knows about Bon Temps' Creatures of Satan. Eric and Pam get their hands on the journal and deface it with snarky comments
and contradictions.

The signing will take place on Friday, July 19th from 12:00pm-1:30pm at Autograph Area #19.

"True Blood Drinks and Bites:"
For ravenous fans of the hit series, "True Blood Drinks and Bites" presents 45 quick and easy recipes for themed gatherings and weekly viewing parties all inspired by the colorful world of Bon Temps. Delicious "in-world" appetizers, cocktails and nonalcoholic drinks are featured along with quotes and commentary from the characters themselves and original unpublished photography from seasons one through five.

"True Blood Drinks and Bites" will be available at the Chronicle Books booth #1506.

Funko Pop! Vinyl Figures: 
Since their debut in 2012 the Funko Pop Vinyl figures have become one of the most popular Game of Thrones products. Check out all twelve characters - Tyrion Lannister, Ned Stark, Daenerys, Khal Drogo, The Hound, a White Walker, Jaime, Cersei, Renly Baratheon, Jon Snow, Robb and Arya - along with a special exclusive figure available only during the con.

Find out which character is unveiled during preview night at Booth #5343.

-Nowal Massari