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Comic-Con 2013: All the Best Moments From San Diego

Jul 27 2013 - 7:48am

Game of Thrones' Kit Harington confirms he is, indeed, emo! Sherlock's Benedict Cumberbatch almost spills the beans! It's Eleven's farewell tour for Doctor Who! Relive all the highlights from Comic-Con International: San Diego 2013, including the most adorable panel of geekthrobs, an interview with comic legend Stan Lee, and our Instagram diary.

Click on to see our complete coverage from the convention and let us know your favorite Comic-Con 2013 panel/reveal/interview.

The Doctor and Jon Snow Will Now Take Your Questions

The geek-throbs of TV, Matt Smith of Doctor Who, Kit Harington of Game of Thrones, Steven Yeun of The Walking Dead, Tyler Posey of Teen Wolf, and David Giuntoli of Grimm faced their fandoms for one adorable panel [1].

Our Comic-Con Instagram Diary

Benedict! Bat(women)! The Doctor! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the panels, after-Con events, and convention floor cosplay with our 2013 #SDCC Instagram diary [2].

Doctor Who Reveals His "Darkest Days"

Doctor Who returned to San Diego, and fans were treated to a first look at the 50th anniversary episode trailer and a panel moderated by the very funny Craig Ferguson. We also got to sit down with the cast and assembled the best bits from our interviews and the panel [3].

Sherlock Comic-Con Panel: "They Wouldn't Stop There, Would They?!"

Benedict sent a little video message to the fans who attended the Sherlock panel and almost spilled the beans on how Sherlock survives "The Reichenback Fall" [4]!

Photo: Kelly Schwarze

Chris Hardwick Talks Adorable Aliens and the Seriousness of Cosplay

Between moderating some of the weekend's biggest panels, singing with Tom Cruise in Hall H [5] while dressed as Bioshock's Booker DeWitt, and hosting a live podcast of his own Nerdist show with Matt Smith, Chris Hardwick's something of a Comic-Con expert at this point. We caught up with the geek guru and his girlfriend, fellow geek expert Chloe Dykstra, at The World's End party (he also hosted the movie's panel) to talk everything from cuddly aliens to steampunk cosplay.

The Orphan Black Cast Talk Clone Club and Taylor Swift

Relive the Orphan Black Nerd HQ panel [6] in which Jordan Gavaris sings Taylor Swift [7], Tatiana Maslany reveals the music she uses to channel each clone, and Dylan Bruce repeats his favorite line.

Source: BBC America [8]

Matt and Jenna on TARDIS Magic

Comic-Con felt a lot like the Eleventh Doctor farewell tour, with Matt Smith stepping down from the iconic role at the end of the year. Matt, show companion Jenna Coleman, and creator Steven Moffatt talked to us about the new doctor and who may be next to leave [9].

Stan Lee Talks Ant-Man and Pesky Comic-Con Lines

We interviewed the the legendary Stan Lee [10], who revealed why his next superhero character is "for the whole world" and a major con of Comic-Con.

Photo: Kelly Schwarze

Black Widow and Captain America: An Unexpected Camaraderie

Marvel shared a peek of Captain America: The Winter Soldier and the film's stars, Scarlett Johanssen and Chris Evans, explained how the unexpected camaraderie between Black Widow and Captain America [11] came to be.

Who Are the Guardians of the Galaxy?

Marvel unveiled the cast for their upcoming feature film Guardians of the Galaxy and we set out to discover the backstories of each character [12], as dictated by Marvel canon.

The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con

The most badass females in San Diego assembled for a discussion titled, "The Most Dangerous Women at Comic-Con: Dual Identities." These leading ladies talked about cosplay harrassment, what makes them the most dangerous, and being a geek girl [13].

The Women of Vikings Raid TV (and Our Hearts)

We had a chance to speak with the Vikings cast at Comic-Con to find out why the Norse women have captivated TV [14] audiences (and conquered our hearts).

Will Eisner Awards: The Winners of the "Oscars of Comics"!

See the complete list of Eisner Award winners — all the year's best comics, graphic novels, and writers [15].

MythBusters at Comic-Con: Space Games and the Dirty Test You Didn't See

Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage of MythBusters shared their best stories [16] with host Wil Wheaton and the rapt Comic-Con audience.

Finn and the Ice King's Favorite Adventure Time Episodes

Jeremy Shada, voice of Finn, and Tom Kenny, voice of Ice King, told us their all-time favorite Adventure Time episodes [17].

Humans Will (Probably) Discover Aliens on Europa

At first glance, the new feature film Europa Report appears to be yet another dramatic, theatrical Hollywood-ization of human spaceflight, but the creators of the movie were intent on turning science fiction into science fact [18].

Orphan Black's Dylan Bruce on the Show's Buffy-Like Cult Following

You'll have to excuse Orphan Black star Dylan Bruce — who plays love interest, Paul — for the hoarse voice. In a first trip to Comic-Con, it comes with the territory. We spoke with the actor on the show's huge popularity, meeting fans, and the elevator meeting that made him geek out.

David Bradley and Mark Gatiss's New Film About the First Doctor

We can't wait for Doctor Who's 50th anniversary episode [19] — but that's not the only TV special honoring the half-century celebration of the iconic sci-fi series. An Adventure in Time and Space is a 90-minute film about the cast and crew who created the first Doctor Who, and editor Kelly Schwarze spoke with the docudrama's writer/Sherlock writer Mark Gatiss, and the film's star, actor David Bradley (who you may remember as Argus Filch in the Harry Potter movies!) to discuss the project.

What's Your Favorite Alien Flick? The World's End Cast (and Friends!) Answers

From the comedy masterminds behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz comes The World's End, a sci-fi satire about a group of friends whose pub crawl is interrupted by an alien invasion. Tech editor Kelly Schwarze hit The World's End's red carpet to ask the film's stars Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (also a writer), as well as director Edgar Wright, panel moderator Chris Hardwick, and Sean Astin of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, what their favorite alien movie was. Funny minds must think alike — because most of them picked the same movie!

Click to also find out which kind of extraterrestrial these geek celebs prefer: the cuddly ones or the creepy ones?

Orphan Black Sneak Peeks

We spoke with Orphan Black stars Dylan Bruce and Jordan Gavaris on how they hope their characters will develop in season two and whether we'll get to see new clones [20].

Creative Comic-Con Cosplay

Cosplayers attend Comic-Con every year in elaborate ensembles resembling their favorite comic and sci-fi characters. Some of the more imaginative cosplay enthusiasts even create their own fantastical personas, which we found on the Con floor [21].

Science and Space Return to TV

One of the most excited crowds we saw at Comic-Con was during the Cosmos panel, which featured astrophysicist and Twitter star Neil deGrasse Tyson. Science is back on TV [22], and we couldn't be happier.

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