Game Of Thrones season 7 is in full swing, and on the cusp of the premiere, the cast made an appearance at a panel at San Diego Comic Con! Moderated by fan favorite, Kristian Nairn (Hodor), the panel included the following people:
- Gwendoline Christie – Brienne of Tarth
- Alfie Allen – Theon Greyjoy
- Jacob Anderson – Greyworm
- Sophie Turner – Sansa Stark
- Nathalie Emmanuel – Missandei of Naath
- John Bradley – Samwell Tarly
- Isaac Hempstead-Wright – Bran Stark
- Liam Cunningham – Davos Seaworth
- Conleth Hill – Varys
While many a thing were discussed, we pulled some of our favorite funny and interesting moments from the cast. The first of which was that Nathalie described how hard it was to use to the bathroom, specifically because she was sewn into her costume. That must’ve been insanely difficult, and we definitely feel bad for her. (#LetNathaliePotty2k17). One of our favorite questions though, was when the panel was asked what characters they wished were still alive. While Gwendoline and Conleth both said they wish Catelyn Stark were aliv, Alfie said Khal Drogo, John wished Robb Stark hadn’t died, Jacob stated he wished Ned Stark were alive – meanwhile, Liam tugged at our heart strings when he said he wished Shireen Baratheon were still alive. To the surprise (and boos) of many a fan, Sophie Turner told them she wished Joffery was still alive, mostly because she adored working with the actor, Jack Gleason. Nathalie got in some brownie points with our moderator when she admitted she missed Hodor, and Isaac joked that he wished “some of the direwolves” were still living.
Not all of the panel was serious though, and a lot of jokes and funny moments happened. We at House TGON adore animals, so of course we loved Alfie Allen even more when it was announced that he brought his dog, Abbie, with him. I think every single one of us laughed when Liam joked that the title of the Game Of Thrones spinoff should be “Better call Davos.” What’s more is the cast looked absolutely gorgeous with their fashion choices. Nathalie Emmanuel’s blue cape stole the show, and Sophie’s plaid pants-suit was adored by fans. One of our absolute favorite moments though was when a fan dressed as a White Walker was chosen to ask a question. Completely in character, he asked the panel (and we quote), “Dragons, Direwolves, and Three-Eyed Ravens cannot save you. So are you looking forward to rising again as the Children of the Cold?” Without waiting for an answer, this creepy (but in the coolest freaking way ever) cosplayer simply turned and walked away. I’m gonna go ahead and apologize for the quality of the photo, by the way! I could only find this photo of him to screenshot! (If you know this cosplayer, let us know! We’ll credit him!)
All in all this was probably one of our favorite panels to emerge from SDCC. One question that everyone seemed to ask was – where were all the main showrunners? We saw nothing of Kit Harrington, Emila Clarke, or Lena Headey, though the current season has (so far) focused mostly on them. Regardless of this hitch, this was a beautiful panel and had some absolutely amazing moments. You can tune in with us every Sunday to watch Game Of Thrones, and be sure to check out any streams of the panel posted to Youtube to see more of the greatness!