Comic-Con Star Power

The 2011 Comic-Con is underway and your favorite stars are headlining four days of fantasy and pop culture for America's largest comic book Convention. See what stars and events to expect this year.

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Actor Chris Evans, who stars in Paramount Pictures and Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger," speaks to journalists before a showing of the movie during Comic Con Thursday, July 21, 2011, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)
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Will Ferrell showed up in character—and homemade costume—for the "Megamind" panel at the San Diego Comic-Con on Saturday. America's largest comic book convention wrapped up this weekend, with a wide array of celebrity superstars and enthusiastic fans. Click through for more Comic-Con craziness.
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Tina Fey spoke at the "Megamind" panel, too—and, with the help of a cardboard cut-out of Brad Pitt, upstaged her co-member Jonah Hill in the process.
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Among the legions of fans at the convention, some dressed as superheroes...
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...some dressed as hybrid Viking beasts, replete with wheels...
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...and some looked like they'd wandered into the wrong convention. Where is Historical Reenactment-Con, anyway?
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We're not sure whom these women are supposed to be—but we're guessing plenty of fellow Comic-Con-going fans do. Nice body paint.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"True Blood" co-stars and real-life sweethearts Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin signed autographs on the second day of the annual comic book fete. Paquin, who starred in all the "X-Men" movies, is no stranger to the world of comics.
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Actor Rob Lowe gave his right hand a workout with some autographs of his own.
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We hope all that convention center air conditioning makes these pitch-perfect "Star Wars" fan suits more comfortable indoors than out in San Diego.
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Fans dressed as "Batman" villains Harley Quinn and The Joker walk the floor of San Diego Comic-Con 2011.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Buffy the Vampire Slayer," aka Sarah Michelle Gellar, was greeted with a standing ovation at Comic-Con. She chatted about her role as a woman on the run in the new CW thriller "Ringer."
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Comic book geeks love a busty lady in costume. Erica Hawking of San Diego squeezed herself into this cat suit.
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The convention, founded in 1970, has expanded over the years to include a larger range of pop subcultures, including horror, animation, anime, manga, toys, collectible card games, video games, webcomics, and fantasy novels. The convention is the largest in the Americas, and fourth largest in the world.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Twilight" stars Taylor Lautner, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson speak at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1" Panel during Comic-Con. Twihards camped out for up to four days to see their on-screen heroes, who looked just as happy to be there - is that a smile, Kristen?!
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage rocked out at Comic-Con, and with good reason — the actor just scored an Emmy nomination for his scene-stealing performance in the medieval fantasy series.
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Justin Timberlake and Amanda Seyfried attended Comic-Con for the first time to promote and show footage from their new sci-fi flick, "In Time," about a future where people are genetically programmed to live to the age of 25.
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William H. Macy sat on a panel to share an inside scoop of the Showtime original series, "Shameless," in which he stars as Frank Gallagher, the working-class father of six independent-minded kids.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"The Big Bang Theory" star Johnny Galecki chatted about his on-screen relationship with girl-next-door Penny, played by actress Kaley Cuoco.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"True Blood" stars Alexander Skarsgard and Ryan Kwanten attend the Summit Entertainment Comic-Con Party at the Hard Rock Hotel. Looks like Ryan got in touch with his inner geek.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Chuck" star Zachary Levi is psyched at Comic-Con. The show is entering its final season, but is this Zachary's last time at the convention? "Are you kidding? I love Comic-Con!" he said. We can tell!
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A fan dressed as "The Joker" from the Batman films and comics, walks to the Comic Con Convention. The event is expected to attract over 100,000 people.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Dexter" star Michael C. Hall took fans into the mind of America's favorite serial killer and shared some details about the new season.
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Actress Kristen Stewart is one of several "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" cast members to attend Comic Con. Click through to see more "Twilight" co-stars.
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Actress Elizabeth Reaser arrives at a news conference for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" at Comic Con.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Twilight" actor Robert Pattinson shows off his new hair do at Comic Con.
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Paul Rubin aka Pee Wee Herman plays The Legend of Zelda 3D at Nintendo's Arts & Cinema Centre.
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Actress Sara Paxton poses on a shark during an event for the movie Shark Night 3D held at the Comic-Con 2011 convention.
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Lucy Lawless, better known as Xena: Warrior Princess, came out to promote "Spartacus: Vengeance," a TV series on the Starz network.
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Hulk Hogan ran wild on the IGN's Comic-Con Party Celebrating "Saints Row: The Third" at Hard Rock Hotel.
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Legendary comic book writer Stan Lee also attended the Comic-Con bash. Stan spoke on a panel for his latest project, the comic "Blood Red Dragon."
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Val Kilmer came out to promote his upcoming Francis Ford Coppola "interactive" movie "Twixt." Apparently the film will be modified on the fly depending on audience reactions.
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Rose McGowan, 37, was white hot at Comic Con. She plays an evil half-human half-witch in the upcoming flick "Conan the Barbarian."
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You know who's still awesome after all these years? Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. You'll never guess how old she is: 59.
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Actor Chris Evans, who stars in Paramount Pictures and Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger," attends Comic Con.
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Tall boots? Check. Revealing outfit? Check. Cape? Check. Rachel Morris of San Francisco shows comic geeks who's boss.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Slumdog Millionaire" sweetie Freida Pinto attended Comic-Con to promote her upcoming action flick "Immortals."
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Actor Donald Glover, 27, spoke about his show "Community."
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Yvette Nicole Brown and Joel McHale yuk it up while talking about their show "Community."
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Exhibitors bring in pieces of a "Frogger" display to set-up before Preview Night at the Comic-Con 2011 convention.
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Women dressed as "USO Girls" enter the theater shortly before showing Paramount Pictures and Marvel's "Captain America: The First Avenger," during Comic Con.
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Attendee Ramon Jaraba poses dressed as Borg.
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Saban's Samurai Power Rangers strike a pose at Comic-Con.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Holy costume party, Batman!" Old-school fans, take note: Actor Adam West, who played the original Bruce Wayne in the "Batman" TV series and film, will appear at Comic-Con this year.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"To the Batcave!" This year's convention is sure to draw a lot of Batman fans eager to see Adam West.
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The entire "True Blood" cast—including Ryan Kwanten, Sam Trammell, Rutina Wesley, Nelsan Ellis, Deborah Ann Woll, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Joe Manganiello and Keven Alejandro—will be present this year. Did you know after the third season of the popular HBO show, IDW Publishing released a comic-book version of the show? True story.
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EMPTY_CAPTION"True Blood's" youngest vampire, Jessica Hamby (played by Deborah Ann Woll) will be a part of TV Guide Magazine's Fan Favorites this year.
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Funnyman Ken Jeong of "The Hangover" franchise will share what's in store in the upcoming season of NBC's "Community," in which he plays Ben Chang.
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Elijah Wood has come a long way from his "Lord of the Rings" days. The star will discuss his role in the hilarious new FX series "Wilfred," in which he plays the depressed/possibly psychotic Ryan who sees a man in a dog suit (played by the show's creator, Jason Gann) when others see only a dog (Wilfred).
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Funnyman Joel McHale will give fans a sneak-peak into the new season of NBC's comedy series "Community." When asked by The Hollywood Reporter what costume he would most want to dress up as he replied, "...anybody from Vampire Diaries; name a character and I’m in."
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Chevy Chase will also share an insider's look at a new season of "Community," in which he plays the goofy, bumbling Pierce Hawthorne.
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LL Cool J, the rapper-turned-actor, will sit on a panel to share a behind-the-scenes look into "NCIS: LA."
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No stranger to Comic-Con, Adrianne Curry (who dressed up as Princess Leia two years ago) is scheduled to appear at Thursday's program, "Oh, You Sexy Geek!" Fun fact: she was also the winner of "America’s Next Top Model."
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The Disney Channel will be represented with a huge presence, bringing celebrities and eye-catching displays. Singer and actress Ashley Tisdale of "High School Musical" fame will attend a session about her upcoming Disney Channel movie, "Phineas and Ferb: Across the 2nd Dimension."
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It's McLovin'! Christopher Mintz-Plasse of "Superbad" and "Kick-Ass" will promote a new thriller from DreamWorks, a remake of the 1985 movie "Fright Night," which is about a teenager who suspects his new neighbor is a vampire.
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Emily Deschanel of "Bones" will discuss the shocking finale of season 6 as well as what's in store for Booth and Brennan in season 7.
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Noah Wyle, best known for his role as doctor John Carter on "E.R.," will a discuss TNT's new drama series, "Falling Skies," a science fiction TV series that picks up six months into a world devastated by an alien invasion. Fun fact: the show's executive producer is Steven Spielberg!
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EMPTY_CAPTION"Harry Potter" star Jason Isaacs (who plays Draco Malfoy's evil father, Lucius) will share details about his new role in the NBC sci-fi drama, "Awake," in which he stars as police detective Michael Britten, who regains consciousness following a car accident facing two very different realities.
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Actor Matt Smith raises his arms in triumph at the "Dr. Who" panel at Comic-Con 2011, where he was joined by writer Toby Whithouse (left) and actor Karen Gillan.
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Actors Kaitlin Olson (left) and Charlie Day (right) pose onstage at the "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" panel at Comic-Con 2011.
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Olivia Wilde attends the premiere of Universal Pictures' "Cowboys & Aliens" on day 3 of Comic-Con in San Diego.
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