This is the first year in a long time that there will be no Twilight movie filling up Hall H, but don't worry: there are plenty of YA adaptations ready to take its place. One of them is Divergent, the postapocalyptic tale about a teen named Tris (Shailene Woodley) who lives in a society where everyone is divided based on factions. We've only seen some pictures from Divergent, and my fingers are crossed that we'll actually get some footage at the convention.

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Game of Thrones

The Game of Thrones panel has earned a reputation at Comic-Con for being one of the most impossible-to-get-into events, but is there any question as to why? The HBO series just wrapped its most explosive season yet and continues to get hotter. Speaking of hot, I also love catching a glimpse of stars like Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Kit Harington out of costume. Richard Madden is also slated to appear on the panel, so you know what that means: we get a chance to give him a real goodbye.

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Catching Fire

The first Hunger Games movie didn't make it to Comic-Con, but its follow-up, Catching Fire, will be there this year, and it may be the panel I'm most looking forward to. I can't wait to hear what star Jennifer Lawrence has to say about the sequel, and I am dying to see more from this movie. The first teaser was pretty epic, but I'm hoping that we'll get a look at something integral from the movie: the arena.

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How I Met Your Mother

It's exciting but bittersweet: the cast of How I Met Your Mother is coming to Comic-Con for the first time ever — to talk about their last season ever. No matter, though: I'm sure the ultracharming cast, including Jason Segel, Josh Radnor, and Alyson Hannigan, can make up for it. And, of course, our ears will be open for anything and everything mother-related.

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2

Need I remind you what happened last time Andrew Garfield showed up at Comic-Con to talk Spider-Man? OK, I will: this. When he comes this year to promote the sequel, I'm not sure he can top that endearing moment, but I am sure he will be adorable trying. And maybe we'll get some answers about the next few Spider-Man films, particularly about his love interests, since Mary Jane's appearance has now been pushed back to the third film.

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The Vampire Diaries

The Vampire Diaries panel is always a great time, given that the stars, especially Paul Wesley, tend to say some funny, outrageous things about playing vampires on the CW hit. I also can't wait to hear what Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder have to say about their characters' romance given that they get together in the season finale. And fine, I sort of want to see if any fan is brave enough to ask Dobrev and Somerhalder how working together has been since their real-life breakup.

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Veronica Mars Movie

Veronica Mars is back in the pop culture spotlight since the movie was Kickstarted into existence, and Comic-Con will give fans a chance to chat with the cast, including Kristen Bell and Jason Dohring. The set pictures are exciting and all, but the panel promises a bigger prize: footage of the movie!

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Thor 2

Marvel is practically synonymous with Comic-Con, and this year, the studio is showing off two sequels featuring Avengers: Thor: The Dark World and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. I'm a bit more excited to see Chris Hemsworth pick up Thor's hammer again, and I'm even more curious to see what the audience response will be this year to Hemsworth, who's now had a chance to prove himself as Thor. And, well, yeah, I want to see the buffed-up Hemsworth. Is that so wrong?

The Walking Dead

AMC's hit series debuts its fourth season in October, and the cast will be on hand at Comic-Con to give us a little preview. Stars Andrew Lincoln, Lauren Cohan, Norman Reedus, and more will also talk about the crazy third season — though it's likely that it will be tougher to get into the panel than getting away from a pack of zombies.

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Though most of the movies that hit Comic-Con are either big franchises or derived from comics or books, Gravity is neither: it's a drama in which two astronauts become stranded in space. Those two astronauts are played by George Clooney and Sandra Bullock, and though their attendance isn't confirmed, I'm betting that since the movie only has two stars, one of them will be there. And if one of those stars is Clooney? That's the stuff dreams are made of, my friends.

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