Game of Thrones Fans Survive the Realm at San Diego Comic-Con
By Thoros on in Events.

This weekend, fans have the chance to see what it was like to Survive the Realm of Game of Thrones at San Diego Comic-Con. Running through Sunday, the experience features a mini exhibition including authentic costumes, props, and the Irone Throne, as well as free GoT inspired tattoos, interactive selfie opportunities with Drogon, and the all too famous Climbing the Wall “Virtual Reality” experience.

 

Step inside to see what we discovered from the first day!

An army of fans made it out to experience the exhibit today, and forever marked themselves with the Game of Thrones fandom…literally.

If you happen to be a lucky fan at the San Diego Comic-Con, the exhibit is located at 628 L Street, San Diego, CA, 92101.

Fan's Eagerly Awaiting to Survive the Realm of Game of Thrones

Fan’s Eagerly Awaiting to Survive the Realm of Game of Thrones Credit: @nerderific

 

Screen Shot 2014-07-24 at 9.29.48 PM

Credit to @SophieTurnerCom

#SurviveTheRealm

#SurviveTheRealm Credit: @fredhsu

 

Some fun, free, and very permanent tattoos:

FREE TATTOO!

Free Tattoo’s for the Brave and Permanent Fans Credit: @birdbruce

The Hound’s Ink…

The Hound Getting his Tattoo

The Hound Getting his Tattoo Credit: @GameOfThrones

 

This fan’s tattoo of choice was a Stark Sigil:

A Dedicated Fan and Loyal to House Stark

A Dedicated Fan and Loyal to House Stark Credit: @pixbyangie

 

There were Targaryen Loyalists amongst the fans…

Targaryen Loyalists Abound!

Targaryen Loyalists Abound! Credit: @GameOfThrones

 

This lucky guy was the first to receive a tattoo. Valar Dohaeris.

Valar Dohaeris

Valar Dohaeris Credit: @GameOfThrones

 

The tattoos turned out great. My personal pick would be #10! OURS IS THE FURY!

Oh and no big deal…..Pedro Pascal debuted Valar Morghulis; The New Game of Thrones Beer! Check out our full report from the event, including a special message to WiC readers right here!

 

What a Ham…

 

Then there were DRAGONS!


 

 

She terrifies me….

And last but not least, some of the authentic costumes!

HODOR! and Bran

HODOR! and Bran Credit: @dwolfmeyer

 

Unlikely Allies Brienne and Jaime Credit: @zap2it

Unlikely Allies Brienne and Jaime Credit: @zap2it

This seems like it is a spectacular experience, with a lot of fun and interactive activities to do. A true treat for the biggest of Game of Thrones fans!

Just incase you were wondering what you missed yesterday, or would like a break down of what Game of Thrones related events are still to come, here you go!

Thursday:

Today, George R. R. Martin Spoke about his new comic book series In the House of Worm. This panel was moderated by William Christiansen, and Collider has a great recap.

Nerdist Science editor Kyle Hill and a panel of of scientists, writers, and engineers provided an inside look at the science hidden within the realm of Game of Thrones.

Friday:

The BIG DAY! HBO’s Game of Thrones panel is tomorrow, which is sure to be filled with some eager and question hungry fans. This will be a Q&A session featuring some of our favorite cast members from the show including Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Jaime Lannister, and of course one of the big fan favorites, Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell).

Tess Fowler, writer/Illustrator for Game of Thrones, will be featured on a panel titled Women Below the Line. The panel will discuss women in non-traditional roles, such as illustration, creature creation, prop making, etc, and how to become successful and fulfill your dreams in the varying industries.

Saturday:

Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) will be on the TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites panel along with a few other big names from television. This panel will discuss some of TV’s hottest shows, and some of the behind the scenes action that goes on. Way to go Gwendoline!

Game of Thrones will be discussed on the the Lost Podcast and Beyond panel, as it has been one  of the few truly outstanding shows that has filled a gaping hole for a lot of Lost fans. The hosts of the show, Jay and Jack, have been attending SDCC for 8 years now.

Maisie Williams and Natalie Dormer are also featured in a panel for Entertainment Weekly called Women Who Kick Ass. As both actresses are ass kickers in their own right, they will be joined by a couple more ass kicking women who turn down for no man. This is one of the panels I can’t wait to see coverage from.

George R. R. Martin will be a very busy man at this San Diego Comic-Con, as he will be featured in another panel surrounding authors who are responsible for helping to push the fantasy genre into the mainstream. He is joined by the Rulers of the Realm to discuss the changes in the fantasy genre as time has moved on, and the impact it has had on their lives.

All information was gathered from the official SDCC website.

 

Looks like Friday and Saturday are the days to be there for the convention. If I had to pick to additional panels aside from the main Q&A, I would say the Women Who Kick Ass panel, and the Rulers of the Realm panel are ones to watch. Maisie and Natalie are two of my favorite actors on the show, and bring great power to their characters. I’d also like to see George and other successful authors discuss their work together, as I think it will be a unique experience.

Please keep an eye out today for our live coverage of the Game of Thrones panel. Our Zack Luye is going to be present (lucky dog) to bring WiC all sorts of goodies. 

If you have any stories or things you would love to share about SDCC please tweet me @WiCThoros or email me at [email protected]

Have fun and enjoy a FANtastic weekend!

Done in the light of the Lord…

 


12 Comments

  1. otia dant vitia
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    I thought that live coverage was not allowed so i’m guessing that it’s like ‘Twitter’ feedback coverage?

  2. Hizdahr Zo Loraq for President
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 8:39 am | Permalink

    I hope Funko announces who will be in the 3rd wave of Legacy figures.

  3. X
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 10:35 am | Permalink

    TWOW WONT BE OUT IN 2015, Martins publisher just tweeted

    RIP ASOIAF

    The show has won.

    TWITTER LINK
    https://twitter.com/JaneJohnsonBakr

    Q- Is it very unlikely that it is released in 2015?
    ANSWER – Very unlikely, I’d say. These are huge, complex books as long they’re the equivalent of 2 or 3 books by other writers!

  4. MRR
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 11:36 am | Permalink

    X:
    TWOW WONT BE OUT IN 2015, Martins publisher just tweeted

    RIP ASOIAF

    The show has won.

    So, let me get this straight:

    The show and the books are fighting against each other and if TWOW isn’t released in 2015, the whole series dies?

    Time for a reality check: There is no competition between books and show. The books will be released in time and will be amazing whenever they’re released, regardless of what ends up on television.

  5. Wilson Wilson
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 11:51 am | Permalink

    MRR: So, let me get this straight:

    The show and the books are fighting against each other and if TWOW isn’t released in 2015, the whole series dies?

    Time for a reality check: There is no competition between books and show. The books will be released in time and will be amazing whenever they’re released, regardless of what ends up on television.

    Caveat – if GRRM can be bothered to do any actual ASOIAF book writing…

  6. Meraxes
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm | Permalink

    Hope someone records the descussion with GRRM and the other fantasy authors! That deffinetly has my attention! Anybody knows what other authors are going to participate? I know Joe Abercrombie is going to be at Comic Con but I’m not sure if he is going to participate

  7. Lightbringer
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

    Meraxes,

    He will be participating! Here’s a full list of authors from the schedule:

    Rulers of the Realm
    Joe Abercrombie (Half a King), Diana Gabaldon (Outlander), Lev Grossman (Magicians Trilogy), George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones), and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicle)

    I’m sure a video will make it’s way on to YouTube, or at the very least some written recaps around the web.

  8. Meraxes
    Posted July 25, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Lightbringer,

    Thanks Lightbringer!

    That sounds like a great panel!! Even though I only read Abercrombie and GRRM, I’m super excited for what the other author have to say!

  9. Freyya
    Posted July 26, 2014 at 12:44 am | Permalink

    I don’t understand… What is tattoo 13 supposed to be? It looks like a snake, but I don’t recall any snake sigils from the show.

  10. Courtney
    Posted July 26, 2014 at 3:24 am | Permalink

    Freyya,
    One of the ladies making sure we were hydrated in the tattoo line said it was the Red Viper! One of my friends was actually going to get it, but they ended up closing the line after we were in it for several hours, due to time constraints. Luckily were were still able to get into the experience, however.

  11. Miguel Guio
    Posted July 26, 2014 at 5:10 am | Permalink

    Courtney,

    is this event for eveyone or do I have to have a badge to get in?


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