Comic-Con Burning Qs: Big Bang Theory Cast MIA? Bones' Emily Deschanel Attending After All?

blog_bbt_emily3_7.9.13Comic-Con 2013 is a little more than a week away, yet burning questions about the biggest geek convention in the galaxy remain. Below, we tackle  a few of those nagging unsolved mysteries.

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Will the Big Bang Theory cast attend? | Sadly, no. CBS’ reigning geek squad will be MIA for the first time since the show’s launch. According to sources, scheduling was a contributing factor. Several of the show’s stars — including Jim Parsons — are off doing movies. (Parsons is in New York shooting Ryan Murphy’s Normal Heart). But SDCC won’t be completely Bazinga-free. A Q&A featuring the hit sitcom’s writers will be held Friday at 10 am in Ballroom 20.

A Bones panel without Emily Deschanel? Say it ain’t so! | It ain’t so! I can exclusively confirm that Deschanel will be joining leading man David Boreanaz, series creator Hart Hanson and exec producer Stephen Nathan at the show’s panel on Friday at 12:30 in Ballroom 20.

Which Persons of Interest can be expected? | The “TBD” castmembers on the Person of Interest panel can now be revealed. Michael Emerson, Jim Caviezel, Kevin Chapman, new series regular Sarah Shahi and recurring baddie Amy Acker will join EPs Jonathan Nolan and Greg Plageman (on Saturday, July 20 at 4 pm in Room 6BCF). Taraji P. Henson can’t make it, due to a long-standing charity commitment.

Will Friday’s Vikings event feature a glimpse at the History hit’s second season? | In a word, yes. Even though the drama just resumed production, a “quick Season 2 tease” will be screened for fans.

When will folks find out if they won a ticket to the 5th Annual Aushole Gathering? | The 80 lucky victors will be contacted via email in the next 24 hours. (I’ll send a Twitter alert the second notifications are sent, so you’re not needlessly sitting around waiting/wondering.) Also, to the 1,842 of you who do not score a pass, sources confirm to me exclusively that you will get a second chance via a super-fun contest. Stick close to TVLine’s Facebook page for details!

What nagging Con Qs are keeping you up at night? Post ’em below and we’ll get our detectives on the case!

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