(Above: Life-size blow-ups of Teen Titans Go! appearing at WB's "Lawn Con")

From star-studded panel discussions to exclusive swag and never-before-seen film footage, Comic-Con International is an annual must for swarms of die-hard fans and industry insiders alike (last year, roughly 130,000 attended the multi-day event). And if the rumblings on the interwebs are to be believed, this year's convention will be bigger and badder than ever.

Beginning July 18 (that's tomorrow) through Sunday, July 21, fan favorites and sci-fi newbies alike will descend upon San Diego for a four-day, all-out extravaganza of panels, screenings, workshops and so, so much more.

With so much happening, it's easy to miss something. Especially since we're told it's next to impossible to be in two places at once. So, while you should definitely scroll through a complete schedule of Comic-Con events, here are a few highlights of the best, not-to-be-missed events happening from our colleagues at Warner Bros., Turner and HBO. (And if comprehensive coverage is what you're looking for, be sure to check out the Comic-Con section of Entertainment Weekly's website.)

Warner Bros.

Wednesday, July 17
For the sixth straight year, WBTVG gets Comic-Con off to a roaring start with a world-premiere screening event. The pilot episodes of several new series will be screened for the first time ever in public, including Almost Human, The Tomorrow People and The 100. Also, a special presentation of The Originals will be shown.

Friday, July 19
Panels include The Big Bang Theory and The Following, as well as Nikita's final Comic-Con appearance.

Saturday, July 20
Fans will get a first-look at the upcoming sci-fi thriller Edge of Tomorrow, starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt.

Person of Interest returns for its third Comic-Con panel featuring executive producers Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman, as well as members of the cast. Person of Interest will also be featured on nearly 40,000 limited-edition hotel keycards (image below). This marks the sixth consecutive year that Warner Bros. has been the official keycard sponsor and the first time a single show has been selected.

Other WBTV panels include Arrow, Revolution and The Vampire Diaries.

Sunday, July 21
The cast and executive producers of Supernatural will be on-site for a panel Q&A.

Also, Don't Miss
At "Lawn Con" (located at San Diego's Bayfront Park), Warner Bros. proves that Comic-Con isn't just for big kids -- it's family fun for all. Life-size blow-ups of Cartoon Network's Teen Titans Go! to life-size LEGO creations of Bag End, Bilbo's underground home from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey are not to be missed. Watch the making of these life-size builds:



The Big Bang Theory Artist Series will make its debut at Comic-Con. Stop by the Warner Bros. booth to see the exclusive collaboration between leading and emerging artists and TV's #1 comedy. Two-hundred and fifty limited-edition lithographic prints will be available for purchase.

Are you prepared? The encounter is coming.

The DC Comics booth will host a collection of Superman costumes highlighting the Super Hero's various eras and personas (from Christopher Reeve to Henry Cavill). In celebration of Superman's 75th anniversary, fans cans also look forward to a special Superman 75 panel and a first-look at an animated short from director Zack Snyder. All in all, DC Comics has more than 15 panels throughout Comic-Con. Not to mention a display of seven Justice League-inspried KIA cars featuring artwork from legendary artist Jim Lee (not the first time DC Comics and Kia have joined forces).

And we can't forget about all the sweet (read: exclusive) swag that comes with attending Comic-Con. For the fourth year in a row, Warner Bros. Entertainment is the title sponsor of the official bag of SDCC 2013. And this year, it's not just a backpack. It's also a cape. Attendees will get one of a variety of backpacks featuring a WB title (like Revolution or The LEGO Movie), filled with copious amounts of swag and a detachable Super Hero cape (see images below).

Fans that swing by the WB booth will also get a free copy of the Warner Bros.-themed, Comic-Con edition of TV Guide Magazine. Featuring four sets of collectable "flip" covers, the 88-page special issue is packed with exclusive photos, previews and more.


Friday, July 19
From Game of Thrones, executive producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, co-executive producer (and author) George R. R. Martin, and a slew of cast members (including Emilia Clark, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Kit Harrington and others) will be on-site for a panel discussion and autograph session. Fans can also #JoinTheRelm at 628 L Street (across from the Omni Hotel).

Banshee, the CINEMAX action series, will make its Comic-Con debut with a panel and autograph session.

Saturday, July 20
This year's True Blood panelists include all your favorites: Stephen Moyer, Anna Paquin, Joe Manganiello, Ryan, Kwanten, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Deborah Ann Woll, and numerous others. An autograph signing precedes the panel.

CINEMAX's Strike Back, about a covert counterterrorism unit, returns to Comic-Con with a panel and autograph session.


Friday, July 19
TNT's cult-hit Falling Skies is returning to Comic-Con for a panel Q&A, autograph session and exclusive look at what's ahead for the 2nd Mass. Series stars Noah Wyle, Moon Bloodgood, Will Patton and others will be on-site.

Cartoon Network presents back-to-back panels for fan-favorites Regular Show and Adventure Time.

Adult Swim panels include: The Venture Bros.; Childrens Hospital; NTSF:SD:SUV; The Eric Andre Show and Hot Package; Robot Chicken; and China, IL.

Saturday, July 20
Enjoy an exclusive sneak peek of Cartoon Network's new comedies Uncle Grandpa, Steven Universe and Clarence.

Sunday, July 21
Cartoon Network's Stop Bullying: Speak Up will participate in Comic-Con's 1st Annual Anti-Bullying Red Carpet Mixer & Press Summit to be held at Lou & Mickey's Restaurant.

Other Cartoon Network events include panels and signings for Beware the Batman, Teen Titans Go! and Ben 10: Omniverse.

Throughout Comic-Con, attendees can delight in the Adult Swim Funhouse, where fans must crawl, dance and sing their way through the 10+ rooms, or enjoy free mini-massages at the Adult Swim booth.

If you're hungry, stop by the TBS King of Nerds Cereal Bar. Or, refuel at The Broken Yolk Café where the guys from truTV's Impractical Jokers have taken over.


For those die-hard fans that can't attend this year's Comic-Con International, DC Comics' Con Away From Con coverage will keep you informed and immersed.


The above compilation is by no means a complete list of Time Warner-related activities at Comic-Con International 2013. For all events, make sure to check Comic-Con's official programming schedule for updated event times and locations.