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“Fringe” stars Jasika Nicole, Anna Torv and Lance Reddick cried while reminiscing about their favorite scenes at the pop-culture convention Sunday.

“You can’t go out and tell anybody this happened,” joked a weepy Mr. Reddick after recalling a few heartfelt scenes with Miss Nicole’s character, Astrid, and her double.

“Fringe” actors Joshua Jackson and John Noble also were on hand for the panel, which kicked off with a trailer for the final installment that was filmed last season and served as a sales pitch to garner the ratings-challenged series a final bow.

“This was a testament to how much everybody loves the show,” said executive producer J.H. Wyman.

The new season will jump ahead to the year 2036 when the mysterious, pale Observers have taken over the world.

After a group of female fans asked why there were no lady Observers, Mr. Wyman told the crowd that the reason would “become apparent this year.” He also said he let the actors in on how the show would wrap up, a departure from past seasons when the cast was left in the dark.

“Just as much as you want the show to end well, we want the show to end well,” Mr. Jackson said.

The fifth and final season of “Fringe” debuts Sept. 28.

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ adds to series’ cast

Diana Rigg was crowned a queen at Comic-Con — and she wasn’t even there.

The 73-year-old actress and several others were revealed Friday as joining the cast of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” for the fantasy series’ upcoming third season. The former star of “The Avengers” will play Olenna Tyrell, also known as the Queen of Thorns.

Other additions include Mackenzie Crook as wildling raider Orell, Clive Russell as Bryndon “Blackfish” Tully, Nathalie Emannuel as slave translator Missandei, Paul Kaye as Thoros of Myr, Kerry Ingram as Shireen Baratheon and Tara Fitzgerald as her mother, Selyse.

The new cast members were not on hand at the show’s presentation at the pop-culture convention. Instead, a video of interviews with the new cast members was shown and fans asked questions of actors Richard Madden, Michelle Fairley, Alfie Allen, Emilia Clarke, Rose Leslie, producer Carolyn Straus and George R.R. Martin, the author of the book series that “Game of Thrones” is based on.

Other than revealing the new cast members, no information about the next season was spilled, except that it was filming in Ireland, Croatia, Iceland and Morocco.

The next season of “Game of Thrones” will premiere March 31.

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