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Game of Thrones panel video

Okay, this didn’t take long. Here is a video recording of the panel event from yesterday, in three parts, that found its way online. Enjoy it!

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  • Wdb617:
    And so I join the shameless many who just can’t help themselves…

    FIRST!!

    Lol. One of those joyful accomplishments that means nothing. Yet fun anyway.

  • George is funny. Should start a comedy novel, but after the Song of Ice and Fire is done.
    Missing Lena Headey at the panel.

  • Interesting questions! Helps time pass as I wait till March. George sure knows how to make it awkward haha.

  • Last year was more entertaining but this is still nice. Miss the Lannisters and of course Jason Momoa and Kit Harrington (hope his ankle is better). Rose Leslie is so sweet. Loved it when she said “you know nothin’!
    George sure loves trying to get them all blushing with his antics. Wonder where his 13 year old booby huntress is at the moment :)

  • “You know nothing, NOTHING” hehe. Wow, cool that she grew up in a castle. Not something many can claim.

  • I enjoyed the guy that was rambling about Star Trek and darkness, and the panel starting looking around with “wtf?” all over their faces.

  • To spark some drama to wile the time away, I would like to point out that Michelle Fairley rolls her eyes at 10:25 in the first video when Alfie Allen says “It’s been great to play and I’m just happy to be part of it.” Surely this can become a great controversy.

    So far, George makes a good moderator and the cast is amiable. And of course it has the effect of making me want the next season to come sooner.

  • Felt Pelt:
    To spark some drama to wile the time away, I would like to point out that Michelle Fairley rolls her eyes at 10:25 in the first video when Alfie Allen says “It’s been great to play and I’m just happy to be part of it.” Surely this can become a great controversy.

    So far, George makes a good moderator and the cast is amiable. And of course it has the effect of making me want the next season to come sooner.

    I think it was just instinct, don’t really think there is anything much to it than that .

  • I think this panel was weaker than last year but at least we got new cast announcements and even a date start unlike last year which we got nothing except something about the dvds and blu rays .

  • Last year was better because there was Jason Momoa. GRRM is really awkward this year. The way he focuses on the sex and the boobies was really creepy. And there was a really weird vibe between him and Alfie.

    The cast is great though. Very upbeat. Michelle Fairly and Richard Madden have some inappropriate chemistry going on there…

    Edited for grammar.

  • George seems like such an affable guy, and I’m really starting to believe that Game of Thrones may have the best cast that’s ever been assembled for just about anything. I’m just trying to savour and enjoy all things Thrones right now, because it certainly won’t last forever. Happy Saturday, friends!

  • Well I did not sense that much awkwardness in there. The thing between George and Alfie was a little strange because George wanted him to talk about the fake scripts and Alfie did not get it.

    And well the perv talk… Maybe its just me but I found it hilarious. I think its just his kind of humor.

  • The Young Wolf:
    The lack of Jason Mamoa & Peter Dinklage was extremely apparent.

    Peter wasn’t very talkative last year (he looked/sounded kind of tired from the videos I saw, plus he might have been overwhelmed). The panel definitely missed Jason’s energy though.

    I did find some of the excessive references to the SNL skit/sex/nudity kind of awkward, and GRRM/Alfie talking past each other for awhile on the prank made me cringe a bit. I did think the panel got better once it got to the fan questions though.

  • Mark:
    don’t suppose anyone asked George about a WoW update?

    The video is the whole panel, so no, no one did. I can give you an update if you like. No, it’s not done. You’re welcome.

  • i just watched the whole thing.. and i have to say.. wow that was a pretty lackluster panel compared to last years awesomeness..
    not knocking the people that were up there, they are all cool.. but it was clear from the outset that they wouldn’t be able to beat the awesomeness of having Jason Momoa, Peter Dinklage, etc on stage.

    i really hope they get some of the kids up there in 2013 and have some people from last year back again.

    Also hate to knock George but the sex and nudity comments got old around the second or third time..

  • Sooooo wtf was that about Theon dying?? i thought he was turned into Reek? not dead…. i really hope they dont kill him off, because his character is the best shades-of-grey character in the whole series imo, and would be a shame to make the audience go from hating someone to feeling so sorry for them that u think that karma is evilly cruel…

  • GRRM is a great writer, but a terrible moderator. It took almost a whole minute to ask a question from the 9 to 10 minute mark in the first video. And during that time he said “ah” about 20 times. He really killed the pacing of the interviews.

    The pace got better when the audience got to ask the questions.

  • Is it me or did this years panel feel extremely awkward and slightly boring ? It definitely wasn’t as enjoyable as last years.

    I love George but he’s not got the right sort of charisma and enthusiasm to host these things, he should be a panel member though.

  • I think GRRM should take his time writing the rest of the series, or just stop writing it entirely. Readers should decide for themselves how the story will end and imagine it happening that way in their minds. George could then leave the door open for the fan fiction authors he so reverently adores to finish off the series for him. Everyone’s happy.

  • Dave Brownell,

    George was trying to get Alfie to tell the story of D&D writing a fake script in which Theon is killed by Bran, but Alfie thought he meant did Theon ACTUALLY die at the end of season two (Which is what he gets asked by a lot of other interviewers) so it kind of went over his head.

    Feminists on Tumblr are having a field day over George’s use of the word “Boobies”. Controversy, Go!

    I enjoyed the panel, personally. The last question for Emilia was especially good. Of course with any show/panel, the question pool as the years go on is going to get smaller, so we’re going to hear some of the same stuff over and over, but it’s nice for the fans who might not have had the chance to attend a Con in the past, and haven’t seen the videos.

  • My god that was painful to watch. I felt so bad for the panel, they seemed so uncomfortable being stuck in a room with so many socially awkward nerds and weirdos. (including GRRM himself) star trek what? Boobies? Light in darkness? Jesus, Can’t they find better people to ask questions and represent the fan base then these custom wearing rejects? No wonder none of the actors from the show don’t want to attend these panels anymore. You can just tell from their facial expressions and body languages that they didn’t want to be there. I predict In a couple years they will just have GRRM and Hodor attending these things annually and simply talking about boobies…

  • Don’t understand what’s with all the panel bashing. I’m pretty sure that if I (or we) were there, on the spot, and see the panel as a whole … with the casting announcements and everything, I’d be thrilled as hell. Sitting at home, watching it for the sixth time on PC and overanalysing every sentance … now that’s something completely different. :)

  • Michel,

    For Whom am I being aggressive to besides the akwardness of this comiccon panel as opposed to last year inwhich previeous posters already eluted to? What does desnecesarry mean?

  • There was a massive lack of Lannisters this year :(

    I do agree that the panel was a bit lackluster. I can’t blame it too much on the panelists, though. It’s the moderator’s job to pick up the pace when necessary. GRRM is an old hand at comic cons, and I’m always interested in what he has to say, but a change of moderators in the next years might not hurt.

    Andrew: The last question for Emilia was especially good.

    I agree! That was the most insightful question from the audience. It would also have been nice if Richard Madden gave an answer. Just to wet the appetites of those who haven’t read ASOS.

  • The ‘King in the North” chanting was hilarious. Richard and Emilia could definitely raise up an army of followers for themselves if they wanted to.
    Michelle Farley seems absolutely lovely. She really knows what she’s doing as an actress. I think we got really lucky for her to play such a complex character as Catelyn.
    Rose is cute, I wonder how many times more she’ll be asked to say “You know nothing…” But she seems to embrace this part of the fandom.
    George looked to have a lot of fun. I guess the turtle thing explains parts of ADWD.
    I don’t really miss the “Lannisters”, I thought this was a great panel.

  • Kit,

    Totally. He is gorgeous and adorable, but she is HOT. I’m a straight woman, closer to Madden’s age, but her voice is insanely, insanely sexy. I’d take a temporary Leave of Absence from the boys for a night with her. I wouldn’t be surprised is Madden has a wee cougar crush on her.

  • I think the panel was fine, stop comparing this years and last years and just enjoy it!

  • Charles wetstone:
    My god that was painful to watch. I felt so bad for the panel, they seemed so uncomfortable being stuck in a room with so many socially awkward nerds and weirdos. (including GRRM himself) star trek what? Boobies? Light in darkness? Jesus, Can’t they find better people to ask questions and represent the fan base then these custom wearing rejects? No wonder none of the actors from the show don’twant to attend these panels anymore. You can just tell from their facial expressions and body languages that they didn’t want to be there. I predict In a couple years they will just have GRRM and Hodor attending these things annually and simply talking about boobies…

    “so many socially awkward nerds and weirdos”
    “then these custom wearing rejects?”

    That was the most offensive thing that I ever heard here, gonna give a break of WiW for a while..riddiculous

  • All this Game of Thrones content in July is going to make August, September, October, November, December, January and February very boring.

  • Next year they should have James Hibberd who does the recaps and all the coverage about Games of Thrones for EW be the moderator for the panel.

  • The best part of this video panel IMO is Emilia’s story.

    If I ever saw Emilia someplace in public I think I’d react the sameway… “Khaleesi!!!” =]

  • GRRM should be on the panel, not moderating. They need someone a bit more natural moderating the thing. Panel was good. I especially liked Michelle Fairley’s and Alphie Allen’s responses.

  • JamesL:
    Next year they should have James Hibberd who does the recaps and all the coverage about Games of Thrones for EW be the moderator for the panel.

    Brilliant idea! I love Hibberd’s recaps, he would be so fun
    I don’t think George would give up that role though, I think he enjoys it a bit too much ;)

  • Wow that was pretty uncomfortable and I’m a pretty huge fan of the whole thing so I usually give them a lot of leeway.

    And why didn’t they bring Hodor up!!! They had an extra seat and he was already there!

  • DB,

    yes, it will be nice if she attends next year… the 2011 panel was more memorable but this one was still okay.. i think that what was needed was someone with jason or even lena’s maybe “all over the place” behaviour to make it even funnier, but it’s always nice to see the cast in big things like this..

  • George RR Martin is such an incredibly dorky dork. And his perverted mind is certainly on display at times in these clips.

  • Thank God I’m not the only one who saw a mostly (except when the actors were speaking) akward and uncomfortable panel :) I mean, George is awesome and his work his amazing, but man he made me cringe in akwardness while in the comfort of my home.

    Questions who should have been asked: season 3, funny facts on set, differences book/tv show, favorite scene of season 2.

    PS: I never criticize about GOT because of it’s awesomness and joy it brings to my Sundays, but that was disapointing :S

  • It wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, from the comments I’d read here. But George really only shines when he’s talking seriously about his work, not making silly jokes.

    His questions and comments about the locations, the production, the acting, etc., were the best ones. The repeated questions about sex scenes were just silly. The awkward exchange with Alfie was actually hilarious (when George, clearly frustrated, cuts him off and says “Damn Greyjoy!” LOL).

    Michelle Fairley gave the best answers, followed by Emilia and Rose. I love those women!

  • kevanlannister,

    Yeah, I’ve always loved Michelle Fairley’s voice. She also looks even more stunning without the Catelyn makeup and costume. And I envy the attention she’s getting from Richard!

    Lex,

    I agree, it’s not that bad. The panelists all seemed game (You know nothing! NOTHING!), it just needed a more peppy moderator. I didn’t mind the mention of “boobies”, but if they were gonna bring it up, at least have a more mature discussion to neutralize the jokes. Emilia was asked about the Qartheen costumes, but I wasn’t too convinced with the answer. If I ever made it to one of these panels, I would love to ask about the skewed female:male ratio of nudity, and how they think nudity detracts from/enhances the story.

  • aw they were so sweet. we truly have the best cast ever <3
    i especially liked emilia's story haha she made me laugh so hard. she is adorable and so sweet. love her!

  • Varamyr Fourskins:
    I think GRRM should take his time writing the rest of the series, or just stop writing it entirely. Readers should decide for themselves how the story will end and imagine it happening that way in their minds. George could then leave the door open for the fan fiction authors he so reverently adores to finish off the series for him. Everyone’s happy.

    whoa, talk about recipe for disaster…

  • I swear it’s a sin to disagree or be negative on this site, that panel was awkward and uncomfortable.

  • They don’t need a 13 year old co-producer for the boobies, GRRM IS that 13 year old boy, judging by his quesitions and comments!
    But that’s not bad, luckily some men never grow up.

  • Al Swearengen:
    I swear it’s a sin to disagree or be negative on this site, that panel was awkward and uncomfortable.

    I don’t know what site you’re reading, but on this thread there are about half a dozen people agreeing with you, and no one’s calling it a sin or even really arguing.

  • I liked the question about how the story might reflect current issues. I understand why the panel didn’t delve into this (especially in the wake of the idiotic ‘Bush head on a spike’ controversy) and while GRRM borrowed Tolkein’s ‘it’s not an allegory’ line, to me one of the themes of the books reflects the reality of our politics. Tyrants, egomaniacs and rich men vying for political power, while serious issues are essentially ignored – in the books winter/white walkers, and for us, dramatic climate change. While I doubt GRRM has this in mind specifically, there are certainly parallels, at least IMHO.

  • Pretty cool pannel. I want to see Nikolaj come out next year, and Peter again…We have to get some of the Baratheon’s to show up also!

    But all in all a great time, Emilia and Rose are super-sexy…LOL…sayin’g Ygritte’s line is oddly tantalizing….LOL!

    Hope they’ll get to do this many more years!

  • Sometimes it’s just a matter of being too close to the material.

    But, yeah, definitely not the energy in the room of last year’s Comi-Con.

    They should get Hibberd to moderate, or this guy from TV Guide. Dayumm, that cast from Breaking Bad sure knows how to get in the spirit (can’t wait for tonight’s premier)!

  • If cheekbones could kill then Michelle would be awesome at it. Her facial features kind of remind me of Natascha McElhone. Must be something in the water over there. I agree that she is a very attractive woman indeed! The eye contact and little interactions between her and Richard make it obvious that they get along very well.
    Rose’s “you know nothing” was awesome..too bad she didn’t get to talk a lot but unfortunately for her (and perhaps understandably) the bulk of the attention went out to some of her collegues. Emilia’s laugh and her dancing eyebrows never get old..I can’t imagine that girl being anything but a treat to know.

    GRRM was a bit on the creepy side as a moderator but I loved his response to the current events question where he quoted Tolkien. You can tell he is more in his element being the one to answer questions, rather than ask them. It was pretty funny to see Alfie not catching on to the bran killing/fake script bone George was throwing him, it seems like his mind wasn’t in the room at all times. Perhaps Kristian/Hodor mixed him a few too many drinks the night before?

  • As a woman could not attend ComicCon, it was a pleasure to watch these videos of the panel. GRRM is a writer, not Dave Letterman! Let him take his time in asking questions, he wrote the source material and it’s his prerogative to show up at ComicCons as long as he wants to. Could it have been a little quicker paced? Yes, but do you want a rehearsed panel or spontaneity? Awkwardness now and again is the price you pay for having a truly spontaneous panel. Thanks for posting!

  • I just got back from comic con today and I was lucky enough to get in to Hall H for the panel. Being there, the energy was really up and everyone seemed to have a good time. I did find myself thinking that GRRM let the silence between questions drag, especially when compared to the other moderators (I sat through all the panels before Thrones). There was a lot of focus on sex but there were a lot of accidental double entendres during the Big Bang and Walking Dead panels so the entire audience had its mind in the gutter already anyway. I was charmed by everyone on the panel, especially Richard and Rose. Definitely the highlight of my con going experience.

    Fun aside, during the Big Bang Theory panel someone mentioned that Kaley Cuoco loved Game of Thrones and the exchange went a bit something like this

    moderator: Kaley, I remember you saying you really liked Game of Thrones
    Kaley: *all lustfully* Jon Snow
    moderator: Surely you like it for the fine story telling and production and-
    Kaley: *deeper* Jon Snooooow

    I’m really sad Kit wasn’t there for that.

  • SDGM: moderator: Kaley, I remember you saying you really liked Game of Thrones
    Kaley: *all lustfully* Jon Snow
    moderator: Surely you like it for the fine story telling and production and-
    Kaley: *deeper* Jon Snooooow

    my new mission in life is to find a video of this.

  • Bgap:
    serious issues are essentially ignored – in the books winter/white walkers, and for us, dramatic climate change.

    LOL

  • So, Richard Madden prefers the violent scenes to the sex scenes. Spoken like a true Scotsman.

  • Hello fans of Game of Thrones. MMy name is Jakub and i am webmaster of the czech fansite. At this very moment i am preparing czech subtitles for the first comic-con video, but i have problems with hearing some of the sentences. Could you please help me to complete a tapescript for me, after that i will be able to translate it.

    1)GRRM: I_________just this morning with D. Benioff.
    2)GRRM: come back and join ___________ and unfortunately
    3)GRRM: D. Benioff _________ you and their best
    4)GRRM: But there was an emergency ________________________________________________________________________________________put that right
    5)GRRM: We have to admit man ________Rigg been _______
    6)GRRM: adventures man. _______________. Thats pretty amazing
    7)GRRM: So what me ____________ out. Some of our _________.
    8)GRRM: who keeps him in line and ______who
    9)GRRM: not least. The old ______member of GoT panel, _________________________, khaleesi
    10)Karolin: So he ____________this is really fascinating
    11)Karolin: i would say ____________ fantasy reader
    12)GRRM: Characters have ___________.
    13)Alfie: issues, but ________ to that. He s cool man i d like to say so _______________________________________________________________________________________________________. Yeah It s been great playing.
    14) Alfie:I enjoyded it. I was good. ________________________________________________________________ I was great. Kind of….
    15)GRRM: They ve seen your ____________.
    16)Richard: I get more __________ and stunning
    17)Richard: with my clothes off and _____________________________________________________________________________________ GRRM:….
    18)GRRM: Robb Stark is best _________man in Scotland
    19)GRRM: many useful __________Comic-con
    20)GRRM: dont even know about. ___________(Capes), you know
    21)GRRM:in front of you. ____________poem and _________ your childern.
    22)GRRM: material like that and kind of ____ that affects
    23)Michelle: know how I work. I know ____________. But your
    24)Michelle: emotional stuff, so its not a _________, but _______ depth really involved in it. And _________________, that you forget
    25)GRRM: colder than scotland ________________________

    If you can understand these sentences please help. It is for another fans and fans should help each other. Thank you.

  • I had a good laugh watching the misunderstanding between Theon and George and then the prank itself, it was as if Theon was completely stoned..or maybe was I?

  • Jakub Šnorbert,

    1) I talked just this morning…
    2) Join The festivities once again but…
    3) Thinking of you and send their best
    4) There was an emergency, there was a scene being shot in Belfast that had no boobies in it, so he flew over to put that to rights.

    5) Dame Dianna Rigg as the Queen of Thorns. The Avengers (Not adventures)…Emma Peel, man…That’s amazing

    Those are the first few, hopefully somebody else can continue on from there and get your all sorted out! :)