Prior to the public panels (soon to come), TitanCon held a much smaller panel open to press only, and Winter Is Coming was invited! The panel featured Kristian Nairn, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, and Art Parkinson.
Hear Me Roar and Fire And Blood were present, along with a small contingent of other site reporters, and were able to ask a few questions. In total the panel lasted just over 20 minutes.
Permission to air video coverage of the panel has been graciously allowed by TitanCon. We want to thank MountainGoat and all the rest of the people who put this together for us and for all of you—the fans of Game of Thrones.
Fire And Blood: The panel speaks for itself. We love these kids (Kristian is a kid at heart), though I wish Isaac had been here too. In retrospect I sort of wish we’d asked more direct questions to Art Parkinson so he could have been more involved (he doesn’t leap so willingly onto microphones like Maisie does), but all in all it was a nice way to kick off the ‘con. Thanks to all involved!
Hear Me Roar: It needs to be told that the press conference/panel began several minutes before the video starts. I managed to ask a question about what the guests expected from the day. They told us they were new to conventions, but were very much looking forward to it. Maisie said specifically that she was glad to be able to give something back to the fan community, and to meet the fans and thank them for their support in person. And then FaBihoff barged into the room late, promptly punched Kristian in the arm, declared his allegiance to Team Sansa, appologised to Maisie for not being on her team, and put Art on Team Shaggydog (I’m all in). Poor JacMac30, who handled the event, had to go through some trouble to make him sit down before the press conference could continue :) The rest is on tape.
See some photos from this opening panel.
UPDATE: Art didn’t get to tell what his favourite prop from the first season was. Hereby we rectify the matter: he told us he liked his wooden sword best.