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Live coverage of the 2012 SDCC Game of Thrones panel

It’s almost time. At 2:45 PM PT/5:45 PM ET, the panel for Game of Thrones will begin in Hall H at the San Diego Comic Con. Our live coverage of the panel will start 15 minutes prior. We have our Daily Raven host Simone Boyce on hand to provide live updates from the panel. We will also be pulling in relevant tweets and photos from others at the panel. Think of it as the ultimate live blog, your one stop shop for full coverage of the panel!

UPDATE: To repeat, the panel tonight consists of Emilia Clarke, Alfie Allen, Richard Madden, Rose Leslie and Michelle Fairley, moderated by George R.R. Martin and the executive producer Carolyn Strauss. There is no video stream being produced, but we expect a recording of the panel to be released afterwards, and we are of course going to make that available on our site. Stay tuned, and follow our liveblogging below.

In the mean time, head over to Entertainment Weekly as they will be chatting with the cast prior to the panel. You can watch the streaming video of their chat here.


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  • Elio & Linda ‏@westerosorg
    #GRRM confirms that Theon Greyjoy will be revisited from time to time in S3, so we’ll be seeing more of Alfie Allen. #SDCC #GameOfThrones


    OMFG!!!!!!

  • Michel:
    Elio & Linda ‏@westerosorg
    #GRRM confirms that Theon Greyjoy will be revisited from time to time in S3, so we’ll be seeing more of Alfie Allen. #SDCC #GameOfThrones

    OMFG!!!!!!

    I’m a little worried how they will handle those scenes. I think there’s a reason GRRM didn’t show them in the books. It’s going to be treading dangerously close to the “torture porn” of movies like Saw. But if done well, it could be very powerful stuff indeed.

  • Lex: I’m a little worried how they will handle those scenes. I think there’s a reason GRRM didn’t show them in the books. It’s going to be treading dangerously close to the “torture porn” of movies like Saw. But if done well, it could be very powerful stuff indeed.

    It’s also going to make Theon’s line from the finale – “Do you know what it’s like to be told how lucky you are to be someone’s prisoner?” – all the more tragically ironic. If you only knew, Theon… Either way, very excited to hear this news, as I felt Allen gave the best performance of the season.

  • Hear Me Roar: Can’t wait. Ready to stay up late, Europe? :)

    Coffee at hand to keep our wits sharp, wine to celebrate, yeah, I’d say we’re good to go. ;)

  • I missed the beginning of the EW cast panel interview. How much was there before the host asked Michelle about Catelyn’s decisions last season?

    I have the rest captured if others want me to post it, although if I missed much I will wait until EW has the full interview available for replay.

    Of course someone else may post it soon… wait and see I guess….

    ETA:
    Also for XBox fans or jsut collectors of all things Thrones, HBO Connect has a contest with the prize being a custom Game of Thrones XBox 360 system! http://connect.hbo.com/

  • I’m not even sure I’m glad Alfie/Theon is back for this season, as it seems unecessary, and makes the show more complex than it needs to be, with the billion characters and storylines.

    That said, I loved him in season 2, so I’m not exactly dreading to see more in s3.

  • sjwenings,

    You do realize GOT is a television series above all else and viewers require some sort of continuity?

    He’ll probably be handled as Jaime was. Not a lot of him, but enough to let the audience know he’s still there. The experience of his reveal in the books can’t be recreated here.

    The way GRRM wrote Theon’s capture, I thought he had died since it said something along the lines of “the last thing he ever saw.” The show doesn’t have the Reek/Ramsay build-up, so perhaps we’ve yet to see Theon’s first meeting with his captors.

  • I really wish there was live coverage on G4 or a live stream of the panel on HBO’s website. Other than that, psyched for my first live WiC events type thing. :D

  • Superdeluxe,

    Well damn! XD
    Video game voice I assume and not a film right?
    Although I’m farily sure she was not in Belfast during the cast pre-production meetings.

  • can’t wait for the interviews, pics, …. so excited! it’s just sad that kit and lena don’t come… :(

  • Seems to me ADWD has enough flashback content D&D can use to give Theon things to do for seasons 3 & 4, if only to keep him in viewers’ minds like they did with Jaime.

  • I was working on something earlier and missed the EW interviews, anything of interest other than the Theon bit?

  • The host should’ve asked Richard about Robb’s dumb decision as much as Michelle about Cat’s.

  • is it normal that the screen is still blank ? i suppose it is, but just checking.. and anyone who knows in how many minutes or so it is going to begin?

  • Miss:
    The host should’ve asked Richard about Robb’s dumb decision as much as Michelle about Cat’s.

    Well, for the TV viewer they may not know just how stupid that decision was. Though I’m pretty sure most of them suspect that it wasn’t a very wise decision.

  • WompWomp,

    No, I do not realize that all storylines must be kept in every season. If thats what you meant. Especially not in this particular case with Theon. I don’t think thats a rule.

  • darquemode,
    I’m sorry, I can’t hear you over Michelle Fairley’s legs. :-D
    They’re all gorgeous, thanks!
    Hi-Fi,
    SDCC GOT drinking game, I’m calling it, just have a drink whenever you miss something. ;)

  • Michelle is so stunning. I wish she wasn’t crammed on the far end of the couch.

    Miss,

    Yeah that part of the interview made me cringe.

  • sjwenings,

    Although SoS doesn’t have any Theon chapters, he is mentioned as being Ramsey’s prisoner a couple of times. So its the same as including extra Robb & Jaime scenes last season. Plus, there’s a lot of non-readers who were confused about what happened with Theon/WF at the end of last season, and I imagine they’d be rather pissed if that was just left unexplained for 1 or 2 seasons.

  • I can’t believe the sound of my computer isn’t working..fuck..just now..please post all the notices here *-*

  • Wow HBO still no casting announcements? As I said before HBO is Joffrey and the Antlered Sceptre and we are Ros and Daisy. Sadists I tell you!

  • Tina,

    Yeah, Kit’s gotta get that ankle fixed though so he can do awesome stuff in season 3 in the frost fangs, and other things I”m not going to mention due to spoilers heh!

  • Macha,

    You noticed Ms. Fairley’s absolutely lovely legs too, and what a fabulous pair for a late forty-something. D&D need to find a way to work them into the script for season 3.

  • Ramsay.

    Motherfucking.

    Bolton.

    He’s got to be in now, if Theon’s sticking around somewhat. Just gotta be.

  • Man this will be the only time I get to log in this weekend, going where the internet coverage is zero! Damn Africa!
    Have fun guys, guess I’ll catch up to everything on monday as I watch the entire event’s coverage.
    I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed for casting news.

  • I’m not going to clog up the live chat. I will just watch and enjoy and celebrate in the main post! XD

    Love that they confirmed Rigg as the Queen of Thorns!

  • I actually watched The Diary of Anne Frank a few days ago and thought Ellie Kendrick would make an excellent Meera and now I’m in a bit of a shock.
    Carne,
    Nice job!! *applauds*

  • Nathalie Emmanuel – Missandei
    Mackenzie Crok – Orell
    Thomas Brodie-Sangster – Jojen Reed
    Ellie Kendrick – Meera Reed
    Richard Dormer – Beric Dondarrion
    Paul Kaye – Thoros of Myr

  • Thomas Sangster as Jojen literally makes me cry of happiness. Don’t laugh, but I loved Jojen in the books so for me, this is the equivalent of the news of Sean Bean being cast as Ned. :)) God, the last time I was so happy about something related to the show, it was when I found out who’ll be playing the Dragonstone ‘trio’.
    I’m a bit sad about Mackenzie Crook, to be honest, I would have wanted him to get a slighlty bigger part, but I’m happy he’s in, nonetheless.

  • Jojen – wow, spot on.

    Crook at Orrell?! Wow, I am amazed at that. It feels like such a bit part for him (unless they flesh it out significantly)

    Paul Kaye as Thoros???!!!! Dennis Pennis?!! That is so left field! But I think they might just have pulled another Jerome Flynn.

    So much news to take in! No Mance and no Ramsay… unless theey are saving them for the end of the session….

  • Who’s Anguy though?

    Edit: Nevermind, checked the wiki, he’s with the BwB, I didn’t remember him from the books initially.

  • This must mean that Asim Ahmad is playing Strong Belwas : he plans on shaving his head, plus he certainly has the looks.

  • I am normally very quiet and have been lurking around here for a bit – but well done – AGAIN – HBO for seriously good casting – I am very impressed

  • WoW! Talk about overload, well we asked for casting news and we got it. Although the two BIG names are still a mystery. It is known that big names require seperate big announcements. Surprised with Crook’s role, but a good match, I guess an expansion of the character is in order. Kudos to whomever first guessed Emmanuel as Missandei, if her first episode is the sixth, then looks like Dany will be spending a couple of episodes in Qarth, were she will come across a certain someone while wandering the docks:)
    “Et tu Brute” as Edmure, can’t wait, Toby is an outstanding Thespian and shoukd bring a fresh look to the character.

    Cillian for Ramsey and Viggo for Mance.

    Oh! Standing ovation for Nina, again.

  • Most excited about Dame Diana, but Thomas Brodie-Sangster is a close second. Haven’t seen Brad Dourif mentioned, but it seems to me he would fit right in.

  • Interesting that the 3 big parts we are missing are Vargo, Mance and Ramsay, will be interesting to see who plays those three. I must say the casting announcements so far are absolutely brilliant, loving the sound of all these actors

  • 3eyes:
    Most excited about Dame Diana, but Thomas Brodie-Sangster is a close second. Haven’t seen Brad Dourif mentioned, but it seems to me he would fit right in.

    Did someone mention Dourif? He’d make a great Vargo actually, brilliant actor!

    In terms of Crook, I suspect his Orell will be a few wildlings compressed into one, people like Varymyr etc

    Hivju was really good in The Thing prequel so looking forward to him in this

  • Ross,

    I always thought Crook was more a supporting actor and not going to be Mance… I never pictured him as Beric and when Westeros.com said he was not VArgo Hoat the first role I thought of was Orell the skinchanger if they made the part bigger. Maybe they will combine Orell and Varamyr Sixskins together?

    I ADORE Brodie-Sangster as Jojen too!
    He was my favorite to have the role if they aged it uup a bit. I just was not sure how much they would age it up…. He was great in Nowhere Boy, Doctor Who and Love Actually!
    That casting biut makes me VERY happy!

  • Stannis for King,

    Kristofer Hivju is really PERFECT for Thormund. I always read Thormund as older and thought they would cast older, but Hivju is will knock it out of the park I think!

  • OmHaj,

    I aksed that myself!

    In the one tweet I saw him say he would shave his head if the deal was finalized, but I never saw him say he would be Thoros. So I have hope he is Strong Belwas!!

    I still wonder if he is even cast, will be cast or was in negoiations to be cast, but…. I hope Belwas makes it into Season 3!!

    ETA:
    Asim Ahmad just tweeted that he could not take the role of Thoros due to scheduling conflicts and was forced to take a much smaller role.

    https://twitter.com/asimaahmad/status/223910578857590784

  • Wow! What a lot to absorb! A woman is very pleased to see all the new cast and it looks like the existing cast is pretty psyched up too! Come on March!

  • darquemode:
    Ross,

    I always thought Crook was more a supporting actor and not going to be Mance… I never pictured him as Beric and when Westeros.com said he was not VArgo Hoat the first role I thought of was Orell the skinchanger if they made the part bigger. Maybe they will combine Orell and Varamyr Sixskins together?

    I ADORE Brodie-Sangster as Jojen too!
    He was my favorite to have the role if they aged it uup a bit. I just was not sure how much they would age it up…. He was great in Nowhere Boy, Doctor Who and Love Actually!
    That casting biut makes me VERY happy!

    A woman thinks u r right, they will combine the roles as they did some of those in earlier episodes…that would make it more sensible for a movie actor to take on, and could be a very meaty role indeed!

  • had a great time at the panel (and waiting in line for ~4hrs early this morning)

    i thought that GRRM was extremely awkward as the moderator this year, asking a lot of sex questions & especially the exchange with Alfie where he kept prodding about how he died as a prank put on him by D&D…

    hopefully next year they get someone else to moderate the panel