Here's What Game of Thrones Has Planned for San Diego Comic-Con

It's Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney will moderate a panel featuring HBO show's creators, director, and cast.


HBO today announced its plans for next month's San Diego Comic-Con, and, unsurprisingly, the network's Game of Thrones will be there.

The Game of Thrones panel will take place in the massive Hall H, starting at 2:15 PM PDT on Friday, July 22. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney will host the event; panelists include showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, as well as director Michael Sapochnik.

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A number of cast members will also appear on the panel. These include (in alphabetical order) John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Isaac Hemptstead Wright (Bran Stark), Conleth Hill (Varys), Faye Marsay (The Waif), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), and Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark).

There will also be an autograph session that begins at 4:15 PM PST, after the panel wraps up.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Benioff and Weiss missed last year's Comic-Con panel, while author George R.R. Martin is skipping the event again. He hasn't attended since Season 4, years ago.

Other HBO programs with panels at Comic-Con include Silicon Vallley, Vice Principals, and Outcast. The network's awesome-looking Westworld show, based on the book from Jurassic Park writer Michael Crichton, is missing from the lineup.

The Game of Thrones Season 6 finale, "The Winds of Winter," aired this past Sunday and set a ratings record. You can watch the latest episode of GameSpot of Thrones to see our editors analyze the events of the show, discuss the potential ramifications, and make a few predictions.

For those who'd rather hear all that instead of watch it, GameSpot of Thrones is on iTunes and the RSS link is available here for other platforms.

HBO has not yet announced a premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 7, but it's expected sometime in 2017. In other news, it's been reported that the show's lead actors are getting major pay raises for Seasons 7 and 8. You can also watch this spoiler-filled video to see President Barack Obama try to name all the Game of Thrones characters who have died.

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