An exciting batch of attendees have been confirmed for the panel on Friday 10 July in Hall H at 2.30pm local time, with late night chat show host Seth Meyers moderating.
Executive producer Carolyn Strauss and episode director David Nutter will be joined by Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark), Carice van Houten (Melisandre), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Hannah Murray (Gilly) and Conleth Hill (Varys).
Honored and excited to be doing this https://t.co/YHGzGhP498— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 23, 2015
Just wish I'd read the books. Or seen the show. Or had HBO. https://t.co/YHGzGhP498— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 23, 2015
Just kidding, you guys! Some of that Tyrion style sarcasm for ya! https://t.co/YHGzGhP498— Seth Meyers (@sethmeyers) June 23, 2015
There a couple of very notable absentees, however. Key cast members Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister) and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) will not be there, and neither will showrunners David Benioff and DB Weiss and author George RR Martin.
Martin is skipping the fan event to concentrate on finishing The Winds of Winter, the sixth book in his A Song of Ice and Fire novel series on which Game of Thrones is based.
Interestingly (and arguably bizarrely) there are still many fans who refuse to accept that Kit Harington's beloved Jon Snow is really dead and gone. The Lord Commander of the Night's Watch was stabbed to death by his own men in the dramatic season five finale but speculation is rife that perhaps he either did not die or will be resurrected next year.
Shocking Game of Thrones scenes
Shocking Game of Thrones scenes
1/9 Sansa/Ramsey rape scene
Season 5, episode 6: Fans were outraged as the episode ended with Sansa Stark being brutally raped by her new husband, Ramsey. The camera soon panned to Theon as he watched on, terrified.
2/9 Shireen burns at the stake
Season 5, episode 9:Stannis burns his daughter Shireen at the stake after Red Priestess Melisandre advises him to make a sacrifice to gain more power
3/9 Theon gets his penis chopped off
Season 3, episode 10: While being tortured by Ramsey, Theon Greyjoy goes through all sorts of pain. The most horrible though is when his penis is cut off and then sent to his family.
4/9 George Bush’s head on spike
Season 1, episode 10: According to the directors, they couldn’t get enough prosthetic heads made up for the show and ended up using the spare one’s lying around. One of those just happened to be the fake head of George Bush, which eventually ended up on a spike.
5/9 Joffrey murders two prostitutes
Season 2, episode 4: In one of his most violent moments, Joffrey finds himself with two prostitutes in his room and the most disgusting thing he can think to do with them, uses them as living targets.
6/9 The Red Wedding
Season 3, episode 9: It was the turning point for the entire show. Just as everyone thought it was going the Starks way, they nearly all end up murdered in one of the bloodiest episodes of any TV series ever.
7/9 Rat torture
Season 2, episode 4: Torture is a pretty common occurrence on Game of Thrones, but none were quite a bad as this. In the scene a bucket of rats is put to a man’s chest and then heated up with a flame so they must eat through the man to escape. Terrifying.
8/9 Mountain head explosion
Season 4, episode 8: Just as everything was going Oberyn Martell’s way, it all literally blew up in his face. The warrior ended up looking like a squashed watermelon in one of the most awful scenes in the entire series.
9/9 Theon botched beheading
Season 2, episode 6: Beheadings: In one of the more gruesome beheadings, Theon strikes Ser Rodrick Cassel not just once but four times in the neck, finally taking it all the way off with a kick.
Harington and Thrones bosses have all insisted that Jon Snow has joined the long list of killed-off characters and his non-appearance at Comic-Con seems to confirm this. Unless he pops up as a surprise like Jason Momoa did after season one that is.
The cast of The Hunger Games are also attending Comic-Con next month, with proceedings kicking off on 9 July and running until 12 July.
Star Wars will also be there with The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams heading up their panel, also on 10 July.Reuse content