Comic-Con 2013 GoT panel video
By Hear Me Roar on in Events, Media.

Thanks to ThinkHero we now have the full video of yesterday’s panel available. What an enjoyable 45-minute hangout with awesome people it is! Press play and let D&D introduce the guests …

And once you are done, here is a leaked recording of the deleted scene between Pycelle and Tywin as well. (For better quality, it is safe to guess we only need to wait for the DVD extras.) Really a shame that they cut this one out.


117 Comments

  1. Juego de Tronos
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Permalink

    Hodor!

  2. Nancy
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:04 pm | Permalink

    Thanks! I will be watching this and the leaked scene tonight.
    FYI: Zachary Levi and Nerd Machine reported on Twitter that Nerd HQ is doing a panel with Richard Madden at 6:30 (Pacific Time). I believe they do have a You Tube channel as well. Not sure if other Game of Thrones cast will be there. They just mentioned Richard on Twitter.

  3. Grijnwaald
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, too bad it was shit.

    The deleted scene however, was very good. Thanks for posting.

  4. João Amaral
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:12 pm | Permalink

    Nancy,

    Their panels are live on youtube. and after that are posted on their yt channel.

  5. Grey
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    we have such a beautiful cast. but the moderator was boring and it wasn’t as funny as the last two cons.
    best moment: when Jason came and kissed Emilia. how cute is that?

  6. Jim
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

    Sorry, don’t want to sound like a buzzkill but that panel was pretty bad.

    Worst one of the 3 they’ve done so far in my opinion. Looked like only 1 or 2 cast members even wanted to be there if I’m going to be honest about it.

  7. praggm
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Permalink

    **sigh

    No “King of the North” screaming in the beginning for Richard.

  8. Arkash
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:24 pm | Permalink

    That deleted scene rocks ! I was afraid they wrote it just cause Julian Glover was bitching about not having enough to do, but I was wrong : it truly rocks and serves many purposes !
    I also like the connection to the “stag” scene of season 1… this time it is no longer the Baratheons who Tywin hunts, but the Tullys !

    Still, I must confess, this panel was a real let down ! Disapointed !

  9. Darquemode
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm | Permalink

    Arkash,

    It would he been such fun foreshadowing of the Red Wedding!

  10. Grey
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm | Permalink

    Jim,

    the only one who wanted to be there were David, Dan, Emilia and Jason obviously.

  11. Hear Me Roar
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:35 pm | Permalink

    Jim,

    Yeah, pretty much. The Momoa moment saved this one.

  12. Darquemode
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    I think the panel was a little familiar to so many of the other panels we have seen.

    I think the problem is that each year we hear so many of the same questions being put forth by a different moderator. The really should do some research to avoid the usual questions asked in EVERY interview.

    Plus honestly this host kept wanting to express his opinion of scenes and let everyone know he understood what was going on (sorta). I would rather hear the cast ad crew than the moderator!!!

  13. WompWomp
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm | Permalink

    Arkash,

    Did you write that same comment on the YouTube video?

    It was a fantastic scene, and the added Pycelle material’s been wonderful. Non-readers wouldn’t know he was a player in the game without his scene with Ros, no matter how many people like to cringe at it. This scene is payoff for both the stag skinning and the Ros scene. Suck it, haters. >:]

    Such a shame this was cut from the series proper. More so than other deleted scenes, this one deserved proper inclusion.

  14. Hand of Jaime
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Arkash,

    I completely agree! The scene was great and I like that Pycelle’s ruse wasn’t going unnoticed by everyone in KL.

  15. haltwhogoesthere
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Permalink

    Jim,

    To be a buzzkill, there must first be a buzz to kill. Most people are pretty underwhelmed already.

  16. Lady of Highgarden
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Really fantastic acting by both Glover and Dance! I’m really sad that they deleted this scene, especially cause they left shit like Pod in the brothel in and had way too many scenes of Theon torture.

  17. kahani
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    I don’t believe I’m saying that, but: Tywin is sexy ;-P
    neglige for firs and very only time …

  18. Gar-mogoth
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm | Permalink

    Did they sais something important in the panel? I don’t have time to watch it.

  19. Conor
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    Worst of the 3 panels to date. Host was terrible. Need to have GRR play host again in 14. Actors looked genuinely bored esp Peter.

  20. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 12:56 pm | Permalink

    kahani:
    I don’tbelieve I’m saying that, but: Tywin is sexy ;-Pnegligefor firs and very only time …

    I was just going to ask if anyone else thought Tywin was sexy in that scene! Charles Dance has become my older man of choice.

    Agreed with everyone that scene was great RW foreshadowing. It’s a shame they had to cut so HBO could show more Newsroom trailers. I loved his scene with Ros in season 1 too.

  21. Jon Snow
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Someone mentions that Momoa appears, can anyone indicate how far in this is?

  22. John
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:02 pm | Permalink

    Why did they cut the scene?
    Those 3 minutes could be put in almost every episode.. :-/

  23. mariamb
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:06 pm | Permalink

    Darquemode:
    I think the panel was a little familiar to so many of the other panels we have seen.

    I think the problem is that each year we hear so many of the same questions being put forth by a different moderator. The really should do some research to avoid the usual questions asked in EVERY interview.

    Plus honestly this host kept wanting to express his opinion of scenes and let everyone know he understood what was going on (sorta). I would rather hear the cast ad crew than the moderator!!!

    Yes – I don’t particularly care to hear the moderator’s opinion of the scenes. Just moderate…unless of course you are hilarious like McElhenney was at the Emmy panel.

    The cast members looked tired (uninterested?). Maybe because of the long trip from Belfast. Maybe because they are asked the same questions over and over again. The “have you read the books” question should be banned going forward.

    For me, what worked in the Emmy panel was that the cast members were asked the same questions (for example, “if you could play another character who would it be?”). In Comic Con, each cast member is asked a question that related to them/their character specifically. So, once they answered, they were pretty much done. I understand that Comic Con is a different beast from the Emmy panel but still…there has to be a way of enlivening it.

    Honestly, as much as I love seeing Michelle and Richard, I didn’t really want to hear a re-hash of the RW. I was hoping for some S4 teasers. Yes, I know there are issues with spoilers and non-readers but nothing new was offered. That panel desperately need NCW.

  24. Benjamin Wakefield
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    That deleted scene is fantastic, such a shame it got cut.

    Actors on sf/fantasy shows aren’t typically in the hardcore sf/fantasy fan scene and seeing them at fan conventions makes for an awkward atmosphere, like it’s their job and people are screaming with adoration at them for it. GRRM is like the only person involved in GoT who seems at home there.

    The only questions I really want to hear asked are the ones they’re all contractually forbidden from answering. Lady Stoneheart is a pretty big elephant in any room with Michelle Fairley and any asoiaf fans!

  25. erin
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    mariamb,

    Totally agree about NCW needing to be there. And if Gwen could have been there also, it would have been a lot more fun.

  26. Scudder
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm | Permalink

    I wonder in which episode that deleted scene would have belonged to. Before the first council meeting of course. Maybe episode 2, since it was 57 min long.

  27. Vikestad
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    Will this scene be an extra in the boxset or will it be put in one of the episodes?

  28. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    I hate having to repeat myself. It amazes me that these actors manage to answer the same question a million times without snapping at the people asking them.

  29. MRR
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    I’m not sure what people are expecting of a panel like this.

    SDCC is no longer an event for the ultra-enthusiasts; it’s a pretty “mainstream”/”general audiences” kinda thing, and has been for the past 5 years or so. They ask the “same questions we’ve heard before” because the bigger chunk of the audience there hasn’t read all the interviews and kept up with all of the news stories. Not everyone devours all of this media like we do, and the Comic Con panel has to cater first and foremost to its audience, not just the hardcore internet audience.

  30. Cliomuse
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:03 pm | Permalink

    Wow. What a lot of negative vibes coming off this thread. No, this wasn’t the best panel ever, but we have very high, maybe impossibly high, expectations. 2011 = brand new thing, first time seeing the cast at a big con, all new and exciting questions. 2012 = different batch of cast members, some new questions, some of the same questions, big announcements, lots of tease as to what is coming. 2013 = everyone, including the cast, is in bit of mourning over the Red Wedding, more somber tone, many returning cast and a lot of people on one panel, so the questions are scattered about more, and a lot of the questions have been answered over and over again. But Comic-Con has gotten pretty main stream and I imagine lots of folks in the audience haven’t read or seen all the interviews the way many of us have. That said, I think many of the questions the moderator asked would have been better in one-on-one interviews where the questionee would have more time to elaborate. I loved John sort of running right over him when he tried to interject in the middle of John’s thoughtful answer.

  31. Kalamies
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    I’M NOT DEAD, GEORGE!

  32. Darkstar
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:06 pm | Permalink

    Loved that deleted scene! Julian Glover was amazing, and Charles Dance was awesome as usual.
    And I can’t thank you enough for the panel video!!! I so want to go to Comic-Con one day!!! Why should I live in Greece???

  33. patchface
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    The deleted scene was great. The rest was boring. The show’s writers sound like douchebags to be honest. George is great though.

  34. gisizzlah
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Permalink

    A guy on the comments section in youtube makes a comparison i didnt see before….

    He says:
    In Season One, Tywin is skinning a Stag before Robert dies.
    In Season Three, Tywin is fishing for trout before the Red Wedding.

    though the scene was powerful…i could see why it was cut… reminded me of the margery and loras scene of S2….

  35. Arthur
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    The panel was okay.

    The only new exciting news came from Kit when he sorta spilt the beans on his character arc this season.

    I’m guessing season 4 will be a great Jon Snow season like season 3 was for Dany. Jon will grow up this coming season and become a leader and shed his naive kid skin and stand as a grown man.

  36. sarah
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 2:54 pm | Permalink

    Benjamin Wakefield,

    You may need to…you know spoiler tag that for our unsullied friends.

    In a way, and I don’t think this will happen but having more questions from the audience rather than the last 5-10 minutes of the panel would work far better, and the moderator could, well, moderate. To be fair I didn’t mind Elvis(?) and Martin last year was not great, I maybe in the minority here but I got bored watching on yt.
    Shame about a lack of casting or even saying that they have cast but are keeping under wraps. Then we could have fun guessing who they have cast by the clues they hopefully would have provided.
    Loved the scene and hopefully will be included and there should be more of this quality in the series itself, less torture, brothel, and more of these conversations. They have proved they can do it so do more of this, and spend money on our battles and special effects.

  37. Monica
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    These are thinking, intelligent people who are good at their jobs.

    I especially enjoyed the comments from Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley and will miss their performances.

  38. Arthur
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    D&D should always moderate these panels. They always have awesome stories and insights on a lot of scenes. Just my opinion on the matter.

    Overall the panel was vanilla. I watched the whole thing and smiled through it. I’m sure there will be many more panel discussions this year and perhaps they will be more intimate and entertaining.

    But yeah no “King in the North” shouting. All we needed is one brave person to shout it and many more shouts would of followed. Oh well, ill miss Robb…

  39. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for posting. The panel could have lasted another hour.

    I loved when GRRM stroked his beard while the actors and showrunners were answering questions….he even offered a chuckle or two as they related their anecdotes. That speaks volumes.

  40. Patchy Face
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:13 pm | Permalink

    As I am a long time poster in WiCnet, please do not confuse me with Patchface above – I definitely do NOT think D&D are douches; in fact I think they are quite brilliant! The panel was just a typical panel – think folks expectations were up for some news on next year…wanted to hear at least the premiere date. As they did not announce, made me think that the production was really pressed for time this past season to make their announced open date. They most likely just want a little breathing room this year. Thought the panel was fine if not exciting (though they could use another moderator and more time for questions from audience).

  41. Maester Tcost
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

    May I suggest that we try to be a little more pro-active and positive, here?

    The con committee obviously thought that it would be better to have someone other than George Martin to moderate the panel this year, and that there be some opportunity for the cast to talk about the Red Wedding, and for Emilia to comment on what had happened to Dany.

    Without spoiling the events of the end of Storm of Swords, you can imagine what this sort of thinking would lead to for Season 4. Questions about scenes involving Tyrion and Littlefinger, for example. Given what we know now about the circumstances when the next panel happens in a year, what questions would you all -want- to hear for this to be a great panel? Which guests should appear? Who would make a better moderator, and (especially) why that person?

    In many ways, the annual Comic Con panels for GoT, along with the Emmy panels, will form a sort of accessible history of the creators and cast interacting with their public. This is nothing to take lightly. Imagine what college classes today would have to study if we had a record of Shakespeare and the original cast of Hamlet talking about their production.

    So, offer some suggestions, please. Even if the Comic Con organizers are foolish enough not to take note, somebody running some convention will read and heed it.

  42. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Benjamin Wakefield,

    Although you should get a slap on the wrist for your spoiler neglect, I must say that I found the clothing accessory around Michelle’s neck very intriguing…sort of like she had something to hide….a scar perhaps? Was she speaking with a hand over her neck as well?
    Hmmmm…..

    ;-)

  43. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Maester Tcost,

    I vote for “Oz of Thrones” as the next moderator for a GoT panel! A safe choice (Unsullied) yet insightful and a great fan.

  44. WeirwoodTreeHugger
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Naveen Andrews was cast on Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. Explains why he isn’t our Red Viper.

  45. Mrs. H'ghar
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm | Permalink

    Despite the retread of questions, the panel was still enjoyable to this woman. The extra scene was awesome, too bad they couldn’t find a place for it since it shows how Dance truly owns all the powermongers in Westeros and does it so well! Thanks for the posts and links as always!

  46. Tyrion Pimpslap
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Maester Tcost,

    They need to have comedians as moderators. Rob McElhenney was great on the Emmy panel, and as a result it was by far the best panel the cast has had. Failing that, I think David Benioff would do a better job than this Elvis guy did.

  47. DH87
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm | Permalink

    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Apparently Elvis Mitchell thought he was moderating a session at the Television Critics Association instead of a fan lallapalooza. The questions shouldn’t have been serious, scene by scene analyses, but you can’t tell that to a visiting lecturer at Harvard.

  48. LordStarkington
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:19 pm | Permalink

    This wasn’t as bad as comments made it seem. I do agree they need to find a good moderator (D&D wouldn’t be bad, if they want to stay in-house), and it’d be great to see more insightful questions and less “HAVE YOU READ THE BOOKS?”….I did like John Bradley’s bit on how he views Sam, for example.

    *edit* Hadn’t seen DH87′s last post but I totally agree.

  49. Oz of Thrones
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:21 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard,

    That is one hell of a compliment.

    A man would be honored.

  50. Adria
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    What a difference the right moderator can make. Sorry Elvis Mitchell but this panel was so stilted and dull. Same old questions we’ve heard a thousand times. They need to get someone to moderate who is livelier and a bit more informed about the show, the books, and the fandom. At about 14:20 Elvis says “You got the writing nomination for what is now being known colloquially as, I think it’s called the Red Wedding?” If this guy doesn’t know that Red Wedding is a years old term that is in the books then he shouldn’t be moderating. Contrast this panel with the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. panel with Jeph loeb moderating. Pure awesome.

  51. Easteros bunny
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    Why is it always that khal drogo fella “surprising” the audience? Doesn’t he have a Conan panel to do? Oh wait..

    Where is Sean bean? Mark addy? If its find for khal drop off to show up I’m sure ned and Robert can turn up!

  52. moophasa
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    I think the issues with Jon’s character in the series have simply been a result of them ageing up the younger characters. Him acting sort of immature and weird would be fine if he was a teenager, but seeing as he clearly isn’t it doesn’t seem quite right – though it’s necessary for the story. I look forward to him being more mature in the next season. I have confidence in Kit Harrington, despite what a lot of people online seem to think.

  53. Adria
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    Easteros bunny,

    Because for one, Jason Momoa lives nearby, and two, he’s a bigger fan than Bean or Addy.

  54. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 5:51 pm | Permalink

    Adria,

    They also showed the entire pilot episode of Marvel’s Agents of Shield. But yes it was a better panel.

    The should have given the stars a day or two to unwind. But schedules tend to get trampled on.

  55. Easteros bunny
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Joshua Taylor,

    They showed shield at a game of thrones panel?

  56. ATG
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

    MRR:
    I’m not sure what people are expecting of a panel like this.

    SDCC is no longer an event for the ultra-enthusiasts; it’s a pretty “mainstream”/”general audiences” kinda thing, and has been for the past 5 years or so. They ask the “same questions we’ve heard before” because the bigger chunk of the audience there hasn’t read all the interviews and kept up with all of the news stories. Not everyone devours all of this media like we do, and the Comic Con panel has to cater first and foremost to its audience, not just the hardcore internet audience.

    I suppose you are more or less correct, unfortunately.

  57. WildSeed
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Permalink

    DH87:
    Tyrion Pimpslap,

    Apparently Elvis Mitchell thought he was moderating a session at the Television Critics Association instead of a fan lallapalooza. The questions shouldn’t have been serious, scene by scene analyses, but you can’t tell that to avisiting lecturer at Harvard.

    I picked up that as well, however this was the first Comic Con session where
    exec producers and the book author appeared on the seated panel rather than
    moderating as they did in the past. The momentum and direction is different,
    but I appreciated it, just as I followed the last three sessions.

  58. Cavegirl
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 6:54 pm | Permalink

    Easteros bunny:
    Why is it always that khal drogo fella “surprising” the audience? Doesn’t he have a Conan panel to do? Oh wait..

    Where is Sean bean? Mark addy? If its find for khal drop off to show up I’m sure ned and Robert can turn up!

    Adria:
    Easteros bunny,

    Because for one, Jason Momoa lives nearby, and two, he’s a bigger fan than Bean or Addy.

    And because Jason already was at SDCC. He was doing a panel an hour later to promote his new movie Wolves, and he’d never miss the oportunity to meet his friends David, Dan or Emilia and other cast members.

  59. Boojam
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    There is a autograph session video … tho there must be a better one.
    Where are the ‘balcony’ one-on-one interviews, as they did last year, and I think the year before?

  60. WildSeed
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:10 pm | Permalink

    Monica:
    These are thinking, intelligent people who are good at their jobs.

    I especially enjoyed the comments from Richard Madden and Michelle Fairley and will miss their performances.

    I was thoroughly affected by what they expressed, each owing to the impact the
    experience of engaging in such a series, and missing the camaraderie . Any
    followup work detail would likely be a tough one to follow.

    I find it interesting that most of the actors were in agreement of delayed reading
    of the books, with respect to the insights actually spoiling their character portrayals.
    I’ve learned some actors feel the opposite is true, as this fully defines the realism of
    the role, however not limiting them in the expression they would seek to add
    dimension. After all, they are bringing to life these characters, in a way that just
    words would not convey. Whatever works as best method. Still, the scope for
    the show dictates everything.

    I appreciate it when actors read the books or meet the person they are portraying.
    They still get to own the role as they see fit, or as the showrunners and script
    demands. Awareness doesn’t diminish their professional abilities to adapt to
    what’s prescribed as well as lending respect to the source of material. I’ve read
    either way works or appeals to methods of acting to which they may have been
    taught. I’m amazed at what Dinklage and Dance have accomplished so far, can’t
    wait for for the headier stuff coming up.

  61. Selmy
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    This was pretty bad. The worst moment was the first audience question. That guy sounded like such a douche. “Mutherr of dragerrrnns!” SHUT UP !!!!!!!!!!!!! You make us fans sound like idiots!

  62. WildSeed
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Jim,

    Most seated were rather somber by comparison to previous sessions. Jet Lag ?
    Too many Hobbit and Star Trek costumes ? Afternoon tea delay ?

    On an amusing note from a previous year’s panel, Lena Headley mentioned
    a fan approaching the autograph table for signing, but backed way from her,
    as there was apparently eagerness to have signatures of favoured guests .
    They person retorted ” not you, you’re that bitch Cersei !” After initial reaction
    of surprise, she responded with a smile, knowing that she was successful in
    making her character realized as it should be. Me, I think I would have
    carried a rubber dagger or water pistol. Sometimes fans bring there weirdness ,
    sometimes the panel is lackluster. Like the song says ” que sera, sera “

  63. Nezzer
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:31 pm | Permalink

    So, no news today either? Most disappointing Comic-Con ever :(

  64. Carne
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:35 pm | Permalink

    Is there a video of someone filming the In Memoriam video? I’d love to hear the fans react to the different deaths.

  65. WildSeed
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:45 pm | Permalink

    WompWomp:
    Arkash,

    Did you write that same comment on the YouTube video?

    It was a fantastic scene, and the added Pycelle material’s been wonderful. Non-readers wouldn’t know he was a player in the game without his scene with Ros, no matter how many people like to cringe at it. This scene is payoff for both the stag skinning and the Ros scene. Suck it, haters. >:]

    Such a shame this was cut from the series proper. More so than other deleted scenes, this one deserved proper inclusion.

    So true, although I had no offense for the Ros character, in general. This scene
    added new dimension to onscreen Peycelle, And Tywin. A missed opportunity,
    from a viewers perspective. No idea what prompted the director to delete it.

  66. DH87
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:54 pm | Permalink

    Cavegirl: And because Jason already was at SDCC. He was doing a panel an hour later to promote his new movie Wolves, and he’d never miss the oportunity to meet his friends David, Dan or Emilia and other cast members.

    Exactly—-and it doesn’t hurt to put not only three upcoming movies but also his new TV show in the minds of the GOT fans rather than sit in the VIP lounge waiting for his Wolves session.

  67. Nancy
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    MRR,

    I agree with you MRR. For instance, my husband is a huge GoT fan…he’s read the books and faithfully watches the show & discusses it with me and his boss (also a big fan) but my husband does not look up GoT online nor does he seek out interviews with the actors/producers/GRRM. So this panel will be up his alley. I think the disappointment resides in the fact-no new footage was aired, no new casting was announced and not even a start date was announced. The cast cannot really discuss season 4 (watch the EW interviews especially with Peter, Kit, and Emilia who all look very uncomfortable dancing around their answers), D&D can’t and GRRM can’t discuss those things too.
    I do think Elvis Mitchell tried to spread it around to the whole cast, producers and GRRM. It’s hard to try to get insightful analysis from 10 people in 45 ish minutes. So I thought the panel did it’s job and Elvis was an improvement over GRRM.

    I thought I did hear some King In the North shouts. It nice to hear a drawn out applause and cheers for Richard.

  68. DH87
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 8:18 pm | Permalink

    Nancy: I thought I did hear some King In the North shouts. It nice to hear a drawn out applause and cheers for Richard.

    I did, too. It reminded me of the introduction of Andy Whitfield at the Spartacus panel right after he’d finished his treatment for non-Hodgkins lymphoma: “The Bringer of Rain, Andy Whitfield!” Although Whitfield been given a “clean bill of health,” rumors were that his cancer had been diagnosed as a stage 3/4. Sadly they turned out to be true.

  69. Nancy
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    Andy Whitfield breaks my heart. What a talented, kind man and gone way too soon.

    Wanted to also add about the panel, I have to give Richard some more credit for acknowledging GRRM as much as he did. Everyone else seemed to be more about David and Dan (no shade intended towards them at all, they do a good job)-so it was nice to see one of the actors bring George into it. Also forgot to add that Emilia also did this, kudos to her too.

  70. TJeff
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    Did GRRM just say TWoW will be released in 2014? I mean next year, not even 2015? That is huge relief.

  71. Nancy
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 8:29 pm | Permalink

    TJeff,

    I did not hear that on the panel. Just that he’s working on it and before he did any pre-equal work, he has to complete the last two books. Unless I missed something!

  72. GeekFurious
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 11:05 pm | Permalink

    Here is the Richard Madden panel at NerdHQ, he walks in at around the 13 minute mark.

    NERDHQ ALL THE WAY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrQHTHFJld8

  73. Turncloak
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 11:32 pm | Permalink

    Did anyone see Tom Hiddleston’s Loki appearance in Comic Con? He would be EPIC on Game of Thrones. I can’t think of a character he could play though. He would have given Harry Lloyd a run for his money as Viserys and Harry Lloyd was perfect in the role!

    Here’s the Tom Hiddleston comic con link im referring to.

    http://youtu.be/6V_PA1qoAFU

  74. Arthur
    Posted July 20, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    Nancy,

    Andy Whitfield was such an amazing on screen charismatic presence. Season 1 Spartacus was an awesome season of television mainly because Andy was such a joy to watch and you couldn’t help but to feel his pain and route for him.

    The lead in Vikings, Travis Fimmel, IMO also has that powerful on screen presence.

    Also Kevin Mckidd from Rome…

    I get that gut feeling of depression whenever I think of Andy… He was amazing. He will always be missed.

  75. JamesL
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    James Hibberd should moderate next year.

  76. Arthur
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    Here is the Richard Madden panel at NerdHQ, he walks in at around the 13 minute mark.

    NERDHQ ALL THE WAY!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrQHTHFJld8

    This!

    This was better then the panel!!!

    Richard Madden is adorably cute but more then that, he is so authentic…

    I love this because the whole audience gets to ask the questions. Great questions and damn why can’t the panel be more like this. Doesn’t HBO trust the fans to have good questions?

  77. Arthur
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:54 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Also, Richard Wanted to take Robb’s sword…

    D&D can you please mail Richard Robb’s sword!?!

  78. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Agreed with you on Andy and Kevin McKidd, but Fimmel while good is missing something in my opinion. I think Katheryn Winnick and Gustav Skarsgaard make the show for me.

  79. Joshua Taylor
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 2:13 am | Permalink

    Turncloak,

    I’ve always said: give Hiddleston a silver wig and he is Rhaegar.

  80. Arthur
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 2:26 am | Permalink

    Season 2 Vikings trailer…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXOej9DUHJ4

  81. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 4:53 am | Permalink

    I think I might officially have a man crush on Richard Madden.

  82. Nick_Scryer
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 6:06 am | Permalink

    Conversation with Richard Madden is awesome! He’s cool!

  83. Alex Dubrovsky
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 6:13 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Vikings – we kill our main characters in the trailers, because doing it in the episodes is too mainstream!

    I love this show. Honestly, I’m waiting for this more than for GoT.

  84. Boojam
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 6:21 am | Permalink

    Arthur:
    Arthur,

    Also, Richard Wanted to take Robb’s sword…

    D&D can you please mail Richard Robb’s sword!?!

    It’s HBO that owns it.
    Most of the time producers have enough influence to get it done , but not always.

  85. magnus
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 6:47 am | Permalink

    wow the nerdhq panel with Richard Madden was amazing. Zachary Levi is such a great host and Richard excels in a more intimate setting like this were he can use his charm and humour more than give long thoughtful serious answers. Great audience questions as well.

    Otherwise I’m not as high on the Pycelle/Tywin-scene as most others seem to be. Since we’ve already been shown that Pycelle is faking his old feeble man thing this scene doesn’t feel that vital (I’m unsure how much we know of Pycelle’s loyalty to the Lannisters in the show tho).

  86. Benjie
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 7:08 am | Permalink

    I, for one, really liked this panel. I liked the fact that it was more analytical than usual with questions about specific scenes and aspects of writing and acting. The questions were then more interesting and the actors ended up giving more insightful answers.

    I realize that the SDCC may not be the right place for this as it’s more a place for fans to have fun. In that respect, I can understand people’s disappointment but I thought that the panel was more interesting than the two previous ones. It suffered from a lack of time though. 45 minutes is not enough. Especially with so much people on the panel.
    I agree with @Nancy that Mitchell tried his best to make every cast members and writers participate.

  87. GeekFurious
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    Arthur:
    GeekFurious,

    This was better then the panel!!!

    Richard Madden is adorably cute but more then that, he is so authentic…

    I love this because the whole audience gets to ask the questions.Great questions and damn why can’t the panel be more like this.Doesn’t HBO trust the fans to have good questions?

    Zachary Levi is a wonderful human being and a true nerd/geek. He has attended these cons and knows what fans want. And so he decided to make it for them, and that is NerdHQ.

    He charges very little for each panel (around $20). ALL the money goes to charity (Operation Smile). He likely takes a loss at every one of these. And he hires good people to work with him.

    I worked on a few charity things, with him involved, and friends of mine who have worked with and for him will tell you that even behind closed doors, at his worst, he’s still a decent human being.

    To give you an idea of what a cool cat he is, when he was on CHUCK I did a podcast that was kind of popular and he ended up running into two people who did it with me, at separate times, in Paris and NYC respectively, and each time he not only knew who we were and the name of the podcast, but also treated my co-hosts with more attention than you’d ever imagine. And we weren’t even close to the most popular podcast for the show.

    So, please, HBO… bring GAME OF THRONES to NerdHQ! SDCC is nice and all, but NerdHQ is where fans really get to speak. And it all goes to charity.

  88. Selmy
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 8:00 am | Permalink

    Richard on NerdHQ was so much better than the actual panel.

  89. LordStarkington
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 8:44 am | Permalink

    I highly recommend that video of Richard Madden, it’s a lot of fun

  90. Monstadon
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 8:50 am | Permalink

    Wait, wait…. they indicated that Michelle Fairley only signed up for x amount of years, meaning she knew what was coming at the end of season 3…

    And D&D said they were saying goodbye to Michelle and Richard for good…

    but what about Un-Dead Cat?! HELLOO!?!

    OMG, If they have anyone besides Michelle Fairley play here I say we kill them all. … they’d better not!!

  91. Nancy
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    GeekFurious,

    WIC, do a separate post of the Richard Madden panel, please! Richard gave quite a few details about GoT. He was terrific! His panel is also crashed by special guests at the end too (won’t say who for those who have not watched it).
    I have a ton of respect for Zach Levi and what he does. The Nerd HQ panels are fantastic. If you are a Doctor Who fan, Nathan Fillion was the mod for that one and he did a great job.
    The fans really asked some great questions of Richard and he gave thoughtful answers. What a lovely man.
    I agree. HBO get a GoT panel with Nerd HQ! The fans speak there and it’s for a good cause. Win/win all around!
    PS: HBO, if you need a Mod ideas for GoT SDCC panel next year…Zach Levi or Nathan Fillion would be two great choices.

  92. Turncloak
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 9:31 am | Permalink

    Monstadon,

    They might cut the character all together if that story ends up leading nowhere on TWOW.We will see

  93. outdoorcats
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Benjamin Wakefield,

    Hello?! Spoiler tags??

    Anyway, the panel wasn’t awful at all, unless you had ridiculously high expectations. Not ALL moderators can be as insanely good as Rob McElhinney (though really, they need to get him to do it next year). I agree that it helps if the moderator asks questions directed at everyone and they all get a chance to give their own answer, this makes for better entertainment. :) However I’m assuming they were VERY pressed for time and just wanted to retread some of the basics in front of the show’s more mainstream audience.

    And the deleted scene? AMAZING. Gorgeously shot, expertly written and acted by Dance and Glover. Wish they could have crammed it in to episode 2.

  94. Dio
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Monstadon:
    Wait, wait…. indicated that Michelle Fairley only signed up for x amount of years, meaning she knew what was coming at the end of season 3…

    And D&D said that they were saying goodbye to Michelle and Richard for good…

    but what about Un-Dead Cat?! HELLOO!?!

    OMG, If they have anyone besides Michelle Fairley play here I say we kill them all. … they’d better not!!

    Calm yourself. They’re not going to spoil that ahead of time. There are more than book readers in the fandom, y’know.

  95. outdoorcats
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Monstadon,

    That’s not nearly enough spoiler tagging in this either…anyone can read that and see the block text and put two and two together, that Michelle Fairley is supposed to come back…can we try and remember the Unsullied here?

  96. Ours is the Fury
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 10:59 am | Permalink

    I agree that Mitchell wasn’t the best moderator for Comic-Con, though I do think he was much better than GRRM was. I think Rob McElhenney would’ve been great for it. Loved John Bradley’s answers, wish we could’ve heard more from him. Frankly, a lot of the questions were really boring and stuff we hear all the time in cast interviews. The lack of s4 news baffles me because Comic Con is all about teasing future projects and seasons of shows. And GoT’s panel didn’t do that at all. It wasn’t the worst panel or anything, it had some good moments and the Tywin/Pycelle scene was AMAZING, but the panel overall was a bit of a letdown after last year’s. It’s hard to top themselves.

  97. Spidey-Dan
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    There should be an interviewer’s rule book.

    Rule 1: If your question contains the words “What was/is it like,” ask a different question.

    It’s like an invitation for the interviewee to vaguely and uncomfortably ramble about how wonderful everything is and end up saying nothing of any substance whatsoever.

  98. Boojam
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 11:30 am | Permalink

    Spidey-Dan: Boojam

    Or the question, “Why do you think GOT is popular with fans around the world?”
    I think I have heard every permutation and combination of answers to that can be formulated.
    Enough to hold me a lifetime.

  99. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 11:53 am | Permalink

    There should be an unwritten rule that states Rob McElhenney should moderate all Game of Thrones panels!!!

  100. Oz of Thrones
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    Al Swearengen,

    Give me your vote, Al! I would essentially take WiC readers questions to the panel anyway!

  101. Arkash
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Permalink

    Oz of Thrones,

    You have my vote anytime, Oz ! ;)

  102. Al Swearengen
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 12:02 pm | Permalink

    Oz of Thrones,

    Ok then you have it :-D

  103. FouLou
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:09 pm | Permalink

    Really didn’t enjoy the panel, but what can you do?

    However, the deleted scene. What were they smoking when they deleted that? You know that part where Pycelle started blubbering and stuttering and Tywin yelled at him to shut up? That was freaking priceless.

  104. Arthur
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:10 pm | Permalink

    Alex Dubrovsky,

    During Spring, watching GoT then Vikings was the best 2 hours of television I’ve ever experienced every Sunday. Then I’d watch Borgias, but that was canceled…

    But yeah Ragnar is a total badass and his wife the sheild maiden is amazing.

    Vikings may not have the complexity or epic scale of GoT but if you give it a chance it’s very enjoyable.

  105. Arthur
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:15 pm | Permalink

    Nancy,

    I agree…

    I hope D&D or Mr Cogman lookingo NerdHQ for future panels. The Madden panel was laugh out loud enjoyable from start to finish. It had me smiling ear to ear the whole time.

    It seems NerdHQ knows what the fans want and how to moderate in a way that keeps everything moving and professional, yet standing aside and letting the fans directly control the show.

    This years HBO panel was very bland and dull to be honest…

  106. Serena
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:19 pm | Permalink

    Arthur:
    GeekFurious,

    This!

    This was better then the panel!!!

    Richard Madden is adorably cute but more then that, he is so authentic…

    I love this because the whole audience gets to ask the questions.Great questions and damn why can’t the panel be more like this.Doesn’t HBO trust the fans to have good questions?

    I agree! That was awesome!! I love Richard so much!

  107. Arthur
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:21 pm | Permalink

    Heres the “Vikings” panel if anyone is interested.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zkPyd-3OGz0 (parts 2-7 will be on your search bar after)

    And here’s a cool interview. I feel bad for the actor that plays the monk because the Ragnar guy keeps hitting him and stuff… Awkward… They also mention how they film in Ireland at the same time GoT does and they should play softball with the GoT crew.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPsRG0-RQSg

    Wonder if D&D know where the show runners of Vikings are and ever go out for a beer?

  108. Oz of Thrones
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 1:32 pm | Permalink

    LOL. In all seriousness guys, I was quite amused when Hodor’s Bastard suggested it, but flattered nonetheless. As unlikely as it is, I guess stranger things have happened.

    “Unbowed, unbent, unsullied, unmoderated.”

  109. GeekFurious
    Posted July 21, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    Nancy:
    GeekFurious,

    WIC, do a separate post of the Richard Madden panel, please!

    It’s actually weird this hasn’t happened….

  110. The Purist
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 3:46 am | Permalink

    Good thing GRRM is sitting far away from twiddle dee tweedle dum as possible. He doesn’t want to catch terrible writing fever from two those.

  111. Paul
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 6:48 am | Permalink

    I well might be a bit thick but only just noticed who was #1 in the T C Candler’s 100 most beautiful faces 2012!

  112. Sareeta
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 7:15 am | Permalink

    I thought it was a pretty boring panel. The host was fine, and actually much better than GRRM. I thought he asked some very insightful questions about season 3. However….

    I was hoping for more details about season 4 like a huge casting announcement as they did last year. The highlight of other panels this year was bringing out surprise guests/new cast members, which is always fun. They couldn’t even bring out Pedro Pascal?

    Also, it was over so quickly.

  113. Omar Brown
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 2:01 pm | Permalink

    The Purist:
    Good thing GRRM is sitting far away from twiddle dee tweedle dum as possible. He doesn’t want to catch terrible writing fever from two those.

    You feel better now?

  114. SDGM
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 4:39 pm | Permalink

    I know I know I’m late to the party, but I feel I must point out that there were actually quite a few of us who were screaming “King In the North!” you just couldn’t hear it very well in the recording. If you watch the panel at around 7:10 one guy screams it and then it’s me and my friend trying to pick up the chant. We tried really hard to represent!

  115. caoimay
    Posted July 22, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Can we start a movement to get nathan fillion to moderate the panal next year!!! He’s great on nerd hq and he’s a biiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiig fan

  116. Nipplesonabreastplat
    Posted July 25, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Permalink

    Enjoyed the NerdHQ clip far more than the SDCC video. Richard has made his mark in the acting world and his fans from GOT will make sure everything he touches turns to gold. He is delightful!

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