The Game of Thrones Convention has been delayed.
The three-day event was scheduled to take place at the Rio Hotel & Suites Convention Center from February 18-20, this year. However, as of right now, the convention has been indefinitely postponed and hasn’t announced a new venue.
Among the special guest still set to take part in the convention are fan favorites Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Kristofer Hivju (Tormund Giantsbane), Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne) Gemma Whelan (Yara Greyjoy), Issac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), and one of the most hated tv villains ever Jack Gleeson (Joffrey Baratheon)! The Game Of Thrones Convention will feature panel discussions, trivia competitions, autograph signings, exclusive “Game of Thrones” merchandise, and so much more! The cosplays will surely be fantastic; we bet the wig shops will be doing great business!
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“Game of Thrones is a cultural phenomenon with an incredible fanbase, and we are thrilled to be celebrating both with the first official Game of Thrones fan convention said Peter van Roden, Senior Vice President of Warner Bros. Themed Entertainment. “This is an exciting initiative, growing one of our beloved global franchises and allowing fans to become even more immersed in the world of Westeros and beyond. This will be a truly unforgettable experience that loyal and new fans alike will love and enjoy.”
“Our goal is to provide a grand celebration of all things Game of Thrones,’ a non-stop celebration for our fellow fans,” said Erin Ferries, senior vice president of licensing and business development, Creation Entertainment. “The uniquely dynamic universe of ‘Game of Thrones and its tremendous fans allow us an unprecedented opportunity to bring innovative entertainment to our audiences.”
The official fan convention will not only celebrate the Game of Thrones show, but it will also highlight the upcoming series also set in the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, “House of the Dragon.” This new HBO show is scheduled to premiere in 2022 and will tell the story of the civil war Dance Of The Dragons told within George R. R. Martin’s book “Fire & Blood.”
The Targerean conflict takes place 300 years before the original series and had monumental consequences in the events in Game of Thrones. The “House of the Dragon” titular cast includes Emma D’Arcy as Rhaenyra Targaryen, Olivia Cook as Alicent Hightower, Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen, Rhys Ifans as Otto Hightower, Steve Toussaint as Lord Corlys Velaryon, Paddy Considine as King Viserys Targaryen, Eve Best as Princess Rhaenys Velaryon, Fabien Frankel as Criston Cole, Milly Alcock as Young Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen, Emily Carey as Young Alicent Hightower, and Sonoya Mizuno as Mysaria.
Game of Thrones premiered in 2011 and has aired in over 207 countries and territories, culminating in record-setting ratings. It has the notable “honor” of being the most pirated show of all time as it completely captured the cultural zeitgeist. The show’s massive success was a surprise since fantasy epic television shows hadn’t reached this commercial and critical popularity level.
However, many fans were not happy with the final season, particularly the series finale. This polarizing reaction to a show’s culmination may remind fans of the Sopranos finale. Coincidently, The Soprano’s is also getting its own prequel film, The Many Saints of Newark, which HBO Films produce. Game of Thrones continues to engage passionate fans and ignites audience discussion, and House of the Dragon will most likely be no different.
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