These stars will rock our panels in San Diego this year


Panel: Women Who Kick Ass
They may have captured our hearts and minds, but pity the fool who toys with these dissident dames

Nicole Beharie
Lieut. Abbie Mills, Sleepy Hollow
Demons are no match for a heroine who not only holds her own alongside the fabled Ichabod Crane but seems to be uniquely suited to the task of protecting the world from a supernatural apocalypse.

Natalie Dormer
Margaery Tyrell, Game of Thrones
She dreams of being queen one day, but Margaery Tyrell is no thornless rose. With a husband body count and manipulation skills that rival Lady Macbeth’s, Margaery knows how to get what she wants.

Tatiana Maslany
The Clones, Orphan Black
Where to start with a woman whose characters could fill a panel all their own? Maslany’s feisty, murderous, quirky clones will do whatever it takes to survive, and we’re more than happy to join her (or them) on the ride.

Katey Sagal
Gemma Teller Morrow, Sons of Anarchy
You could mess with hardened biker queen Gemma, but it’d be a mistake. A big one. She takes her share of punches, but this matriarch won’t hesitate to retaliate, or even kill, to protect her clan.

Maisie Williams
Arya Stark, Game of Thrones
A courtly life was never in the cards for Arya, who’s managed, despite the odds, to endure all manner of horrible situations and become a sword-wielding warrior out for vengeance.

Panel: Brave New Warriors
They’re more than just a batch of pretty faces. Really.

Jon Bernthal
Grady Travis, Fury
Unforgettable as loathsome, Lori-loving Shane Walsh on The Walking Dead, he’s left the undead for Mob City, The Wolf of Wall Street, and now David Ayer’s World War II drama Fury, opposite Brad Pitt.

Freddie Highmore
Norman Bates, Bates Motel
The sweet kid from Finding Neverland has transcended his innocent beginnings by jumping into one of television’s edgiest shows as the one and only Psycho in the making, Norman Bates.

Tom Mison
Ichabod Crane, Sleepy Hollow
It takes a real man to don 18th-century colonial garb and make it look both legit and downright badass as he tries to bring down the Headless Horseman, one of literature’s most fearsome villains.

Brenton Thwaites
Jonas, The Giver
This Australian former soap star has been storming Hollywood with an enviably diverse set of projects, including the sci-fi mind-bender The Signal, Disney’s Maleficent, and the long-in-the-works adaptation of The Giver.

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