07/15/2013 02:54 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

5 Awesomely Geeky Comic-Con Panels to Check Out

Headed to Comic-Con this week? Lucky you. Simon Pegg, the cast from The Walking Dead, Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and naturally, Super Man, will also be attending. Maybe you'll get their autograph.

But even if you don't get to meet all your super heroes, there's plenty of fun to be had at Comic-Con. Case in point: here are five of the more intriguing programs on the schedule that you should seriously consider checking out, whether you're into anime, Star Trek, Thor, or something else equally geeky.

Law and Forensic Psychiatry in a Zombie Apocalypse
A lawyer walks into a bar... surprise ending: he's a zombie! Well, kinda sorta. In this completely unnecessary but no less fascinating panel, a group of MDs, attorneys, and psychiatrists will mull over the legal complexities of a post-zombie apocalypse world. In a nut shell: would a person have to go to jail or pay a fine for stealing a stranger's car and running over a horde of zombies? Thursday, July 18 at 8

Psychology of Star Trek vs. Star Wars: Episode II
Something tells me this panel will be intense! Whether you're a Star Wars or Star Trek fan (because we all know you can't be both!) or none of the above, which is also quite doubtful if you're attending Comic-Con, this chat about the science behind each epic should be exciting and filled with controversy. Friday, July 19 at 7:30


An Unofficial Sneak Peek of The Hobbit
Can't wait for the next Hobbit movie? If you've already read the books, you have an idea of what's to come, but of course that's not enough. Get the scoop on all the latest rumors and news from the team at Thursday, July 18 at 5:30

The Best and Worst Series Finales Ever
Join GEEK magazine as they dissect the controversial final episodes of classics like Twin Peaks and Lost. Thursday, July 18 at 4

South Park: The Stick of Truth
Comic book fans who also double as South Park fans will be excited to hear that Trey Parker and Matt Stone will be attending. Better yet? They'll talk about their next video game. And considering how fun and funny their last one was, I have high hopes! Thursday, July 18 at 6

Make sure you've got some place awesome to stay for your Comic-Con experience -- trust me, between all those panels, autographs, star sightings, and PARTIES, you're going to need a comfy home or apartment to hide away in.