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Comic-Con is aiming to misbehave. After weeks of rumors, it's now confirmed that a special "Firefly" panel is hitting the San Diego nerd mecca next month to honor the cult classic sci-fi series' upcoming 10 year anniversary!

Stars Nathan Fillion, Alan Tudyk, Adam Baldwin, Sean Maher and more will all be on hand for the "Firefly" panel alongside creator Joss Whedon and writer Tim Minear, courtesy of Science Channel. The Hollywood Reporter also reports that the hour-long panel will include never-before-seen footage and other "numerous buzz-worthy surprises."

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Brain-suckers, feast on this: "The Walking Dead" is coming to Comic-Con in style.

AMC has announced panels for "Walking Dead" and "Comic Book Men," both of which will take place at the gloriously huge Hall H. The "Walking Dead" panel is scheduled for 1:25 p.m. on Friday (July 13) with "Talking Dead" host Chris Hardwick moderating a one-hour discussion with nearly all of the show's key players.

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If you're too scared now by the prospect of the "Walking Dead Escape" obstacle course launching during Comic-Con this year, this news isn't going to make you any braver. Greg Nicotero and KNB EFX Group, the mad geniuses behind the zombie effects and makeup on the AMC adaptation of Robert Kirkman's comic books, are lending their horrific expertise to the San Diego obstacle course next month. Start steeling your stomachs now, folks.

More details past the jump!

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At this point, you shouldn't need another reason to head to Comic-Con. The promise of "Man of Steel" and "Iron Man 3" panels, the existence of a zombie-filled "Walking Dead" obstacle course, and the very real possibility of a "Dark Knight Rises" presence should be more than enough to pull your butts out of bed and onto the San Diego streets.

In case you need further incentive, however, Warner Bros. is doing their small part to make the show a memorable one. They're launching a limited-edition set of collectible hotel key cards with images from three of their upcoming shows: "Arrow" on The CW, "Revolution" on NBC and "666 Park Avenue" on ABC. Over 40,000 branded room keys will be available to fans at 38 participating hotels in the San Diego area, courtesy of Warner Bros. Worldwide Television Marketing.

Head over to Comic Book Resources for more on the news!

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FROM MTV MOVIES BLOG

Comic-Con gets underway in less than a month, and we're starting to get an idea of the programming that's coming together for the 2012 convention. We already know that "Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel" will have presences at this year's show, but what other movies are making their way out to San Diego?

Our pals at MTV Movies Blog have compiled a list of what we know, what we can expect, and what we're hoping to see (hint-hint: a "Dark Knight Rises" panel!) at Comic-Con this year. Go check it out!

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Looking for another reason to head to Comic-Con this year? Look no further: both "Iron Man 3" and "Man of Steel," among other movies, will have presences at the San Diego convention next month.

Variety has an extensive rundown on the films expected to have presences at Comic-Con this year, and both the third "Iron Man" movie and the upcoming Superman reboot are very much on that list. It's especially welcome news for fans of ol' Shellhead: last year, Marvel and Disney opted out of an official "Avengers" presence at Comic-Con in favor of their own D23 Expo later in the summer.

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As adults with incomes and free will, some of us will eventually make it out West for Comic-Con International, which is commonly thought of as Nerd Mecca (that, and the place where they filmed the upside-down kiss in "Spider-Man.") For those of us who can’t, "Super Size Me" director Morgan Spurlock is bringing us "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s A Hope," a documentary that will explore the event from the inside perspective of five fans, all of whom see different things in the multi-purpose convention.

In an expansive Los Angeles Times story about the film, Spurlock discussed a number of things, such as the difficulties of shooting and the process of figuring out what type of movie to make.

"This big challenge was figuring out how you cover something as massive and as crowded as Comic-Con and tell a coherent story," he said said. "And what is that story? We had a huge crew, 150 people and between 15 to 20 cameras that were rolling at any given moment. We shot about 650 hours in about six or seven days over the course of this … then when you’re done it’s all about trying to find the gold in there."

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Attending the annual Comic-Con International in San Diego is a sort of geek pilgrimage: difficult to do every year, but essential at least once in one’s hopefully long life. For those of you still saving up your first post-high school paychecks in hopes of making it out West, the upcoming "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan’s Hope" will have to make due.

Directed by "Super Size Me"’s Morgan Spurlock, it’ll be an intimate look at the minutiae and scope of the famous comic book convention. Equal parts travelogue and tribute, it looks to show a nice portrait of an average Comic-Con while also deconstructing what makes it such a blast to attend.

The just released trailer opens on a train, with thousands of fanboys and fangirls on their way to the convention (costume optional). "I’ll never forget the first time I took a pee next to a Stormtrooper and a Klingon," Eli Roth says. "That’s a thing that could only happen at Comic-Con."

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New York Comic-Con is officially underway, and our friends at MTV Geek will be live-streaming from the Javits Center throughout the entire Con! Chris Hardwick and Jonah Ray, of the popular podcast and BBC America TV show The Nerdist, will be interviewing celebrities such as Tom Morello, Chad Michael Murray, the cast of "Terra Nova," Patton Oswalt, Eliza Dushku, and plenty more!

Check out what they're up to below (Friday's guests include Summer Glau and Marvel’s Joe Quesada), and stay tuned to Geek through the weekend for some cool NYCC live streams!

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Forget booth babes, could it be that the celebrities are the real posers at Comic-Con? MTV News decided to get to the bottom of this curious dilemma in the special SDCC installment of After Hours: "Geeks or Posers?"


With nerdy stars like Patrick Stewart and Jon Favreau flocking to the convention center, we figured that the five-question quiz would be easy picking for actors of their caliber. Little did we know how few Hollywood leading men and ladies had any idea what manga was, or how most of the world has forgotten the full title of "Superman IV."

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