Tampa Bay Comic Con panel provides lots of laughs
By Winter Is Coming on in Events.

Tampa Bay Comic Con was held last week and it included a rare thing for a US-based con: an honest-to-R’hllor Game of Thrones panel with actual cast members. Jason Momoa, Rory McCann and Maisie Williams talk to the fans for about 50 minutes and although the panel may be light on any new revelations, it is full of laughs!

Winter Is Coming: Here is what I’ve learned after watching this and comparing it to the last 2 San Diego Comic-Con panels: if you want an entertaining panel, be sure to include Jason Momoa! Also, more US-based cons need to get Thrones panels so us American fans can enjoy what the Brits get regularly. SDCC is the only other one that I know of that has cast in attendance. Kudos for Tampa Bay for pulling it off!


82 Comments

  1. Hodor
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Hodor!

  2. kevin
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Stannis

  3. Grijnwaald
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Permalink

    Finally a post about it! I may have watched both Tampa Bay pannels one after another at 3 am :P

    And as I said in the comment section in one of the videos, Rory is fucking hillarious!

    Here is the second panel the following day for your entertainment:

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MBY49F1ytLM

  4. Mack
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    Jason Momoa will show up to any Game of Thrones event to remind people that he was on the show and because he has nothing else going for him. Move on, Khal Drogo.

  5. Arthur
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:25 pm | Permalink

    This was a great panel!

    The fans got to ask so many questions which is great because these events should be all about fan interactions.

    Also Rory and Jason were hilarious!!!

  6. winwolf
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:28 pm | Permalink

    iversen,

    wtf are you doing here?

  7. azad injejikian
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:34 pm | Permalink

    @Grijnwaald

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=MBY49F1ytLM

    Yeah, that was a great panel!

    Momoa’s a blast, although I did feel a tad bit uncomfortable for Maisie during some of the his rape responses/jokes.

  8. WheelofIceandFire
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    Maisie and Rory have great chemistry in real life as well as on screen :)

  9. 1realm1god1king
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:00 pm | Permalink

    Mack,

    I don’t see what the big deal is. He seems to be enjoying himself, and the fans certainly get a kick out of him.

  10. ChrisX
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    love that Jason is still interested in Game of Thrones. great guy!

  11. Loki
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:10 pm | Permalink

    drogo wasn’t even an interesting character. why is jason still allowed to such events.

  12. Myrddin
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    I was two hours away from this and didn’t go? Shoooootttt…..

  13. eL
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:29 pm | Permalink

    Loki,

    Not interesting? Say whaaaaaaat

  14. DH87
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    FWIW, HBO has just announced that True Blood has been cancelled. Next season will be its last. So much for “being allowed to stay so long as the team wants to stay” (paraphrase from HBO bigwigs). What does this mean for GOT (eventually)?

    Discuss!

  15. Rygar
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink

    DH87:
    FWIW, HBO has just announced that True Blood has been cancelled. Next season will be its last. So much for “being allowed to stay so long as the team wants to stay” (paraphrase from HBO bigwigs). What does this mean for GOT (eventually)?

    Discuss!

    OMG. There goes my Summer Sunday fix of full frontal male nudity!

  16. DH87
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    I suspect Skarsgard said he’d stay in a limited capacity for one more year (his role has already been reduced at his request) and the bigwigs know the show is nothing without him. The show will probably bleed out another .75 million viewers as it did this year. Why continue with a show that’s pulling 3 million with a cast of vamps that looks like a geriatric ward?

  17. spacechampion
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    DH87:
    FWIW, HBO has just announced that True Blood has been cancelled. Next season will be its last. So much for “being allowed to stay so long as the team wants to stay” (paraphrase from HBO bigwigs). What does this mean for GOT (eventually)?

    Perhaps the team doesn’t want to stay?

  18. spacechampion
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    Here is what I’ve learned after watching this and comparing it to the last 2 San Diego Comic-Con panels: if you want an entertaining panel, be sure to include Jason Momoa!

    And Rory!

    And allow the panelists to inebriated! (Well, not Maisie, she can’t hold her liquor.)

  19. DH87
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    spacechampion: Perhaps the team doesn’t want to stay?

    Well, at almost 45 (l00 in Hollywood years), Stephen Moyer is already reduced to doing musical theatre (dinner theatre is next for him) and Anna Paquin has year-old twins. Plus, it would be very damaging to AP’s career, as the lead, to preside over a dying show with no/little Skarsgard, since that would prove, in black and white, that she and her husband were not carrying the show.

    No, as Skarsgard goes, so goes TB. I’ve said that for four years. And we know he has a foot out the door.

    Edit to add: And showrunner Brian Buckner has been publicly quoted as saying he wanted “HBO’s decision” before they started breaking episodes this month. Seems clear it was a c orporate decision, not a “team” decision.

  20. Oberyn Wan Kenobi
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Loki,

    Are you kidding me?

  21. Huge Floppys
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

    Mack:
    Jason Momoa will show up to any Game of Thrones event to remind people that he was on the show and because he has nothing else going for him. Move on, Khal Drogo.

    I couldn’t of said it any better

  22. Darkstar
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    Well, now that you have that out of your system, can we go back to discussing the subject matter of this website, and this post in particular?

    Does anyone know how much, if anything, these actors are paid to appear at the various cons? I would have thought it was all promotional for the show, but Momoa’s presence leaves me with the question. And if paid to appear; it is byHBO or the Con?

  23. Darkstar
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:25 pm | Permalink

    Huge Floppys: I couldn’t of said it any better

    The crowd always seems to enjoy him, so what’s the harm?

  24. DH87
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:35 pm | Permalink

    Darkstar,

    Feel free to discuss whether Momoa’s clear popularity (look at the report on this con compared to the thread on the dead ComiCon panel) is due to anything other than the fact that Momoa has been a fan favorite for four years despite being underused in the show (see any similarities here?).

    And I realize my TB comment would have been better off in the recent thread here on “Why True Blood’s Renewal is a Good Thing for GOT” but I was too lazy to go back and try to dredge it up.

  25. Susie-Q
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    That was a great panel! Love the fact that Jason Momoa is such a fan and loves the books, show, etc. I am glad he was there. He and Rory seem to have developed into quite the bros…. Love the sneaking of Guinness pints under the table!

  26. Darkstar
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    The main difference being that Drogo’s death in GOT did not kill the show the way that Skargard’s underuse/burning dangly bits/ and upcoming absence has surely put the final nail in the coffin of TB.

    And unfortunately, though Momoa has done other projects, GOT was probably the pinnacle for him. TB is the complete opposite for Skarsgard; he will only go on to bigger and better.

  27. DH87
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm | Permalink

    Darkstar,

    Well, we agree on something, at least. And the comparison I was trying to draw was both sets of showrunners’ seeming obliviousness to their most popular actors, but I’m not criticizing D&D for killing the Khal when he needed to die. On the other hand, I would have probably defended a decision to keep him alive as a draw for women viewers, but at this point the show is so popular, that argument is moot.

    What is pertinent is that HBO seems perfectly capable of saying nice, soothing, positive things about its “top” shows and reversing course weeks later. Just something to keep in mind for the future.

  28. Eddard Stark II
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Permalink

    Why are so many people hating on Momoa?

  29. may
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm | Permalink

    There is a second panel the next day. It was also a funny one.

  30. janarchy
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Why has no one here discussed the fact that GoT won the Hugo on Sunday night for best media Short Form, beating out 3 episodes of Doctor Who?

  31. jkb
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 4:22 pm | Permalink

    DH87:
    And the comparison I was trying to draw was both sets of showrunners’ seeming obliviousness to their most popular actors, but I’m not criticizing D&D for killing the Khal when he needed to die.

    the what? D&D didn’t kill drogo, GRRM did.

  32. Pad
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 4:32 pm | Permalink

    Eddard Stark II,

    there are only a few people and they have no idea, like Loki.
    Khal Drogo rocked and Jason still rocks him!

  33. Rfresa
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    Jason Momoa is awesome. He may not have a ton of lines in GoT, but he is a big draw for many fans. Go watch Stargate Atlantis!

  34. Arthur
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    In all honesty I’m glad HBO pulled the plug on True Blood.

    It just became a really bad show that made me and my family laugh throughout it. The first few seasons were cool then after the 3rd season something just changed and it became IMO a supernatural soft porn flick.

    HBO is so much above that. I’d say as long as GoT doesn’t turn into soft porn it’s safe.

  35. dio westeros
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:01 pm | Permalink

    You could’ve… If you said couldn’t have instead of “couldnt of” lol.

    Huge Floppys,

  36. Arthur
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:03 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    I also think it means HBO believes they have something better to put in True Bloods timeslot. Maybe ‘American Gods’? I hope this is the case. I doubt HBO executives make any of these big moves without thinking years in the future.

    Bottom line is True Blood became a gratuitous comedy that wasn’t pulling in the numbers, selling any merchandise or getting any award recognition…

    GoT merchandise sells like hotcakes, it pulls in massive numbers both home and abroad and gets huge recognition at home and abroad.

    I wouldn’t worry about GoT it is without a doubt HBO’s flagship…..

  37. Arthur
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:09 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    One way it could affect GoT is if HBO moves GoT to the summertime spot that True blood held.

    So in 2015, we may be watching first runs of GoT in the summer instead of spring…

  38. DH87
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:10 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    As usual, we agree. TB had become a laughable embarrassment. Looking ahead, I think American Gods most probably is coming along well. I suspect HBO will replace TB with a cheap “contemporary drama,” to save money, as soon as it can. GOT, BE, and AG are all pricey to produce and, other than The Newsroom, HBO doesn’t have a good contemp one-hour drama. And, as I said earlier in the year, I didn’t see three out of four tentpoles (TB, GOT, and AG) as fantasy offerings, with the fourth (BE), a period drama. Just not a good enough mix of programming.

    Edit to add: the only possible chink in GOT’s impressive armor is, of course, its cost. It was easy to justify TB’s ratings decline for two years because it was so cheap to produce and had no $tar. If GOT follows the natural lifespan of a TV drama (7 years), that last year may be tougher to justify even if the quality remains sky-high. But that’s a loooong way off, if ever.

  39. GeekFurious
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:20 pm | Permalink

    TRUEBLOOD will be replaced with a number of things that don’t suck.

    Get it? Suck. It’s a pun and a honest appraisal of the show!

  40. Arthur
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:27 pm | Permalink

    DH87,

    Here’s the story and official word from HBO about the cancelation of True Blood if anyone’s interested… From our friends at hbowatch.com.

    http://hbowatch.com/hbo-true-blood-season-7-will-be-its-finale/

  41. WildSeed
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:41 pm | Permalink

    DH87:
    FWIW, HBO has just announced that True Blood has been cancelled. Next season will be its last. So much for “being allowed to stay so long as the team wants to stay” (paraphrase from HBO bigwigs). What does this mean for GOT (eventually)?

    Discuss!

    What a blessing this news bears ! TrueBlood will see the sun, will meet it’s
    Final Death.

    No matter the years of denial, that there remained some substance to hold onto,
    with respect to a faint tie in, to the books, or the heroine herself, that wooden
    stake couldn’t have come soon enough. Fortunately, a few years ago, I woke
    up from an intoxicating dream of SkarsEric, to realise that I had no business
    sleeping in this coffin. I was not dead, you see. I’m alive, TrueBlood is dead *>*

  42. WildSeed
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:43 pm | Permalink

    Arthur,

    Thanks Arthur !

  43. WildSeed
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 5:47 pm | Permalink

    DH87: I’m not criticizing D&D for killing the Khal when he needed to die.

    Yep

    jkb: the what? D&D didn’t kill drogo, GRRM did.

    Ummm….. did anyone refute that ?

  44. tysnow
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Many of us realize Jason will probably be back in the final scene(s) with Dany in the last episode, or next to last.

  45. Endless Giraffe
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 6:50 pm | Permalink

    tysnow,

    uh, no. Many of us don’t.

  46. Endless Giraffe
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Permalink

    spacechampion,

    No, get Maisie inebriated to. That would make it much more entertaining.

  47. Family, Duty, Hodor
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 7:01 pm | Permalink

    Perfect. Game of Thrones can take True Blood’s slot and the showrunners can use the extra time to prepare for the horrors of producing season 5.

    Ok, it probably won’t happen like that but I do like the idea.

  48. Khal-A-Bunga
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

    Family, Duty, Hodor,

    I’m hoping that they’ll decide to film A Feast for Crows & A Dance with Dragons as (mostly) one season, and the show will be delayed to fill True Blood’s summer slot in their schedule, which will allow them to film 2-3 additional episodes for that season.

  49. Omar Brown
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 7:27 pm | Permalink

    Eddard Stark II:
    Why are so many people hating on Momoa?

    A sad sad sign for this “community”.

  50. Arthur
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 8:00 pm | Permalink

    Omar Brown,

    I love Jason… Just saw him in Bullet to the Head. Although he didn’t have many lines, when the spotlight was on him in the finale fight scene he was amazing.

    Jason was born to be an action star. Dwayne Johnson is starring in a huge 2014 Hercules movie and I’m really hoping Jason lands a role there as a supporting actor but it doesn’t look like it’s going to happen…

    Conan sucked but not because of Jason… I hope Jason gets a big role soon that highlights his skills (lots of action scenes).

  51. Lol
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    Isn’t it amazing the most churlish posters on any given topic here are always the exact same “fans”?

  52. AngryRosFan
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 8:52 pm | Permalink

    I’m never sorry to see Jason Momoa along with GoT family members, Maisie Williams and Rory McCann. Why shouldn’t Jason return for family reunions when he’s entertaining to cast and fans?

    I love when the panelists seem relaxed and just have fun together. This is an especially fun one!

    As for True Blood, I stopped watching half way through season 4, except for an episode here and there. Watched a few this season to get a dose of Alex Skarsgard, Ryan Kwanten and see Rutger Hauer(!!) but it’s just a silly nonsensical excuse for T & A and giggly bits, not that small doses of that is a bad thing… just not something to overlook the flaws of the story line, characterizations, and massacre of the source material. That being said, I think Charlaine Harris ran out of gas with the Southern Vampire Mysteries about 4 books ago, and that wasn’t True Blood’s fault.

    Anyway, I have hopes for GoT because the source material is much better, the writers are great and the show runners actually respect it enough to keep closer to the original story development.

  53. Alex Greyjoy
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Momoa rocks, he should be invited to all GoT panels.

  54. Melikins
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    JYSSSICAAAAAAAAAA!! my girl Jyss blew Jason’s mind by speaking perfect dothraki to him.. :-P

    was an amazing time..!! *even if Jason and Rory were wasted on Guinness*

  55. gswelcome
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 9:58 pm | Permalink

    this past season of True Blood really was awful not sorry to see it get staked.

    Watched both of these panels, loved all three of them, spinoff for Jason, Rory and Maise?

  56. Audrey
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    @ 7:58 minutes!! Jyss speaks Dothraki to Jason Momoa.. asked him a question…AWESOME..1st time ever at a GOT panel!

  57. GeekFurious
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 10:54 pm | Permalink

    Lol:
    Isn’t it amazing the most churlish posters on any given topic here are always the exact same “fans”?

    Miserable, hyperbolic, and trollish people don’t unlearn their behavior. They are like this FOREVER.

  58. Prince of Pentos
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 11:36 pm | Permalink

    I always enjoy these slightly more modest and down-to-earth panels more than maybe the big fanfare of the SDCC where the ugly head of arrogance begins to make an appearance every now and then (Emilia Clarke?…), more true to the ‘humble’ but quality origins of GoT maybe…

  59. Zack
    Posted September 3, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Permalink

    I thought I’d pop in with an OT comment, there’s a show called The Fall currently streaming on Netflix in the US, it’s got Roose Bolton and Barristan Selmy and Joshua Taylor’s hopeful Lady Barbray, Gillian Anderson. I’ve only seen 2 of its episodes but would easily recommend it to fans of dark murdery television.

  60. Mack
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 12:04 am | Permalink

    Lol,

    I didn’t know it was necessary to like every single aspect and every single cast member of this show to be considered a “fan.”

  61. Guest
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 12:07 am | Permalink

    Darkstar,

    They are paid by the con. Which is why I’ve always find it funny when fans think that actors attend these things all the time out of the goodness of their hearts. No, they have a fee for every appearance they make.

  62. Family, Duty, Hodor
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 6:33 am | Permalink

    Khal-A-Bunga,

    I like that idea. It will give them time to squeeze in a climax for one of the battles. Assuming they do indeed power through AFFC and ADWD (as I assume they would have to).

  63. Pau
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 7:00 am | Permalink

    DH87:
    Darkstar,

    On the other hand, I would have probably defended a decision to keep Khal Drogo alive as a draw for women viewers,

    What is this I don’t even

    Khal-A-Bunga:
    Family, Duty, Hodor,

    I’m hoping that they’ll decide to film A Feast for Crows & A Dance with Dragons as (mostly) one season, and the show will be delayed to fill True Blood’s summer slot in their schedule, which will allow them to film 2-3 additional episodes for that season.

    Moving GoT from the so called midseason to the summer season would be a terrible mistake and I don’t think HBO will make it. If it works, don’t change it. Also I don’t think they will have a season with more thant 10 episodes, at least for now…maybe for the last season/s if they only get 8?

    As for adapting Feast and Dance as mostly one season, I don’t see it…really guys, the books will make for a couple of compelling seasons, ’cause D&D will be able to trim the unecessary parts for the screen. I can see one of the big battles from book 6 moved to S06E09 though, and the other probably for S07E04.

    And then either the rest of book 6 filling season 7 and book 7 season 8, or, if they get 9 seasons, spread books 6&7 over seasons 7/8/9.

    Be positive ;)

  64. arya_fan
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 7:35 am | Permalink

    WheelofIceandFire:
    Maisie and Rory have great chemistry in real life as well as on screen :)

    Yes, it really seems so!
    I like the moment when Maise is speaking about the Hound’s horse and Rory interrupts her and says: “He’s called Stranger Maise, Stranger”. So adorable :)

    Can’t wait to see their scenes on season 4.

  65. Joshua Atreides
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 9:01 am | Permalink

    Zack,

    Hahah so I’m the Gillian Anderson guy” on this site lol. I can live with that.

    And the Fall was pretty good. Michael McElhatton (Bolton) is in Ripper Street as well.

  66. fire and blood
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 9:13 am | Permalink

    DH87,

    D and D did not kill Drogo,….the books did!

  67. fire and blood
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    Well since we are on the topic of True Blood getting canceled……maybe GOT seasons will be longer than 10 episodes…….probably not ,but I can always wish..

  68. The Winter Rose
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    Dude, what’s with all the Jason Momoa hate? He played a great part, he is a mutual fan and he likes to still be involved. Plus he always add alot of fun to these panels. I think that’s great!

  69. may
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 9:57 am | Permalink

    Maisie defending Jack Gleeson was pretty cool. :D

  70. Red Hound
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 9:59 am | Permalink

    GeekFurious: Miserable, hyperbolic, and trollish people don’t unlearn their behavior. They are like this FOREVER.

    I have nothing against Jason or Drogo, but why are people who don’t like a character or an actor miserable, hyperbolic or trollish? I fear you won’t answer, like each time that this pops up and I ask the same question, although it’s usually directed to Daenerys fans that can’t stand that some people don’t like her.

  71. dig
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:13 am | Permalink

    I’m always surprised that we don’t have a panel at Dragoncon. We at least had the Old Bear this year. ;)

  72. GeekFurious
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    Mack:
    Lol,

    I didn’t know it was necessary to like every single aspect and every single cast member of this show to be considered a “fan.”

    I don’t think anyone has ever said you have to like every aspect. But there’s definitely a small group of people who seem to dislike nearly EVERYTHING.

    Makes you wonder why they even post here. Or watch the show.

  73. Jake Umber
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 11:04 am | Permalink

    Arthur,

    I was so bummed to see he didn’t end up as as Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy. Reports are that he turned it down after nailing his audition and being offered the role. I think it was a perfect fit, but who knows. I think he’ll have a breakout role one of these days.

  74. Woods witch
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 11:50 am | Permalink

    Did anyone see Stephen Dillane on Touch of Cloth? He was awesome…..

  75. feyrband
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Jake Umber: Reports are that he turned it down after nailing his audition and being offered the role.

    Money

  76. Guest
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Permalink

    Jake Umber,

    He didn’t turn it down, they rescinded the offer because he wanted more money so they moved on to someone else.

  77. DH87
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 2:11 pm | Permalink

    fire and blood: D and D did not kill Drogo,….the books did!

    Since a couple of posters have misinterpreted my comment, I will clarify: D&D had to kill Drogo because GRRM had done so. D&D “had to” kill him in order to remain true to the books. Sorry for the ambiguity.

    And HBO has made clear that it is working towards a uniform season length for all its big, “tent pole” dramas—l0 episodes—although I don’t have the link at hand. (I believe it was a statement to a media outlet discussing TB, though, since TB fans were unhappy at that show dropping from l2 to l0 episodes for Season 6.)

    I think the possibility of expanding the number of episodes for GOT is remote, as has been discussed a number of times here. The only possible influence to the contrary might be some unprecedentedly favorable response (as in some wholesale move by subscribers from HBO to Starz) to Outlander, which is shooting a l6-episode first season. A major asteroid hit is more likely, but I’m just throwin’ it out there.

  78. DH87
    Posted September 4, 2013 at 2:17 pm | Permalink

    Pau: What is this I don’t even

    Sorry—an attempt at humor there: I received a lot of flak re: my opinion that maximizing GOT’s hunk factor would win new female viewers and thus help GOT’s ratings.

  79. Hodor's Bastard
    Posted September 6, 2013 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    Interesting to listen to the actors who really seemed like they wanted to be there. To me, it really doesn’t matter if they have read the books…they get to experience their characters in real time.

    On another note, during the clip I kept getting distracted by the attentive woman in the yellow shirt and white pants standing next to the panel who kept crossing and uncrossing her legs. Very distracting…in a good way. I would very much like to give her a shout out and an enthustiastic “Hello” from a horny bastard. :-)

  80. WildSeed
    Posted September 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Hodor’s Bastard: Interesting to listen to the actors who really seemed like they wanted to be there. To me, it really doesn’t matter if they have read the books…they get to experience their characters in real time.

    True. I guess this is why I considered that a few would be shocked or in awe
    of the infamous Red Wedding. Since most of the groups don’t interact with
    each other during filming, there would be no heads up. For what it’s worth,
    even those fans that Read the books, were a bit surprised when the Frey-Tully
    wedding came to that point of horror. A picture tells a thousand words, it is said.

    I love actor Charles Dance’s perception of lord Tywin, so pragmatic.

  81. Hamid
    Posted September 7, 2013 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    Momoa is amazing and how can you not like his presence? He loves the fans and the fans love him! Sure these appearances help his career, but he seems like he GENUINELY loves them.

    And he will make it big! Just wait!

  82. Rita Murphy
    Posted September 7, 2013 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    Darkstar,

    Don’t know if they get paid a fee, but they are allowed to charge 30 bucks a pop for signatures and photo ops, so a couple hundred fans could amount to a nice chunk of change.


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