Game of Thrones is hitting San Diego Comic Con tomorrow with a Q&A panel featuring some of the massive series's heavy hitters from the cast & crew.
1:40 PM Eastern time, Friday July 25th is your ticket to brand new information, news and witty banter from some of the most important moving parts in HBO’s hugely popular fantasy series, Game of Thrones. The panel will take place in the convention center’s Hall H and be moderated by TV’s Craig Ferguson. Here’s the official SDCC release:
“The GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H at 1:40 p.m. will be moderated by Craig Ferguson. The panel will include: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, executive producers, writers and showrunners of GAME OF THRONES, and George R.R. Martin, co-executive producer and author of the bestselling fantasy book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” on which the HBO drama is based. Cast members scheduled to attend (in alphabetical order): John Bradley(Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Autograph signing is at the WB booth at 3:30 p.m.”
George R.R. Martin, a hardcore Comic Con vet in his own right, already sat on a panel today discussing his other works outside of Westeros, including his 1976 novella In The House Of The Worm, which is being converted into a comic book series with publisher Avatar Press Inc.
Last year’s Game of Thrones panel contained a lot of discussion and jocularity over the characters who died in season three, including the difficulties Benioff and Weiss faced trying to adapt the infamous Red Wedding, and a stage ambush by Khal Drogo actor Jason Momoa. You can expect lots of similar talk over Pedro Pascal’s fan favorite Oberyn Martell, and the inevitable prodding of author George R.R. Martin regarding his progress on The Winds of Winter. Our suggestion: Don’t expect an answer. There will probably be some talk over new additions to the cast and a tease of what’s to come in season five.
Game of Thrones has such a large, varied cast that when they come together in any form it’s usually a good time. There are also few productions out that have as much of a following, not to mention the additional challenges and creativity that go into such an enormous, international production. No matter which way you look at it, this is one panel you won’t want to miss.
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