By James Hibberd
Updated June 19, 2012 at 08:07 PM EDT

Confirmed: HBO’s Game of Thrones and True Blood are going to Comic-Con — and you expected that, right?

But here’s the bigger news: Thrones will be presented in the king-sized Hall H for the first time, an honor that typically goes to movies and, very occasionally, giant TV shows like ABC’s Lost. The Thrones panel will take place at the San Diego fan convention on Friday, July 13, and the True Blood panel will take place on Saturday, July 14 in Ballroom 20 (no panel details available yet).

Lost helped TV shows break into the 6,500-seat Hall H a few years ago, but this year more small-screen shows are being granted access to the event’s largest room. Both Fox’s Fringe and CBS’ Big Bang Theory will be in Hall H this year. True Blood‘s Ballroom 20 seats about 4,000.

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