History’s VIKINGS stormed Wondercon during their first season and now they are planning to take a break from filming the second season with an invasion set for Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Travis Fimmel (Ragnar Lothbrok), Katheryn Winnick (Lagertha Lothbrok), Clive Standen (Rollo), Gustaf Skarsgard (Floki), George Blagden (Athelstan), Jessalyn Gilsig (Siggy) join Vikings Writer & Creator Michael Hirst and Dirk Hoogstra, EVP and General Manager, History will arrive on the shores of San Diego’s Convention Center for a panel on Friday, July 19 in Room 6A from 6 p.m. – 7 p.m. (expect a line). Hopefully they’ll bring a reel of Season 2 material to preview to accompany all of the production stories that are sure to entertain the audience. The cast will also appear for an autograph signing earlier in the day from 11am-12pm.
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The Vikings cast lured packed a large room of rabid fans at Wondercon and gave a good show as Fimmel enjoyed being in character and treating Blagden if he was his personal slave. And Winnick looking stunning as usual but much more glamorous all cleaned up. But Fimmel captivated the audience, and it will be interesting to see if Skarsgard and Standen stands by to let him dominate the panel at Comic-Con too.
History will also celebrating a new Vikings comic that will be written by Hirst with art by Dennis Calero (X-Men Noir) published by Zenescope. The show’s historical roots are a big part of the allure of the show and viewers will be excited to see Hirst explore world of Ragnar Lothbrok prior to the events of the first season of Vikings.
Now, this is all fine and well for your average upscale comic convention, but c’mon people, this is Comic-Con International we’re talking about and History is pulling out what could be a cool Vikings Interactive Waterway on Thursday, July 18 through Saturday, July 20 that will feature miniature Viking “ships” that fans can race on water, with photo ops area, and shield maidens sporting their best Lagertha moves, while walking around to greet Comic-Con attendees.
This could rival 2006 when Comic-Con welcomed the film 300 and the Gaslamp District was sprinkled with scantily clad Spartans. We’ll remain skeptical just how cool this experience is until we see it in person but visitors can experience the Waterway across the street from the Convention Center at 450 Second avenue between 1st and 2nd Avenue.
Keep track of Vikings related events at Comic-Con on Twitter with #VikingsSDCC.