By James Hibberd
July 03, 2013 at 05:22 PM EDT

The panel is afoot! Or will be, anyway. Sherlock is going to San Diego Comic-Con for the first time, bringing PBS’ Masterpiece cult hit to the fan convention later this month.

The panel will include Steven Moffat (co-creator, executive producer and writer), Mark Gatiss (co-creator, executive producer and writer) and Sue Vertue (producer). We’re told the actors will not be attending (not too surprising, since Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman are landing big-screen projects) but there will be “surprises.” A Sherlock-loving EW writer named Hibberd will moderate. The panel’s exact day and time will be released by Comic-Con tomorrow.

We can also confirm that season three of Sherlock will indeed run in the U.S. on PBS in 2014, more details on that here (as usual, those Brits will get Sherlock first for some reason … something about making the show?).

Fans will surely have plenty of questions, and we’ll try to see if producers will give us any hints how the great detective survived his rooftop plummet in last season’s cliffhanger (roofhanger?).

Sherlock has previously gone to NYC Comic-Con, but not the San Diego mothership. We’re actually told this is the first time any PBS series has paneled at the 44-year-old fan convention — could that be true? So start your Downton Abbey 2014 lobbying campaign now. SDCC could use more fans dressed in Edwardian hats.

Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman star in the celebrated U.K. series
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