With this year’s San Diego Comic Con just a few weeks away, premium channel HBO has announced it will be bringing three of its top shows to the convention. These include panels and autograph signing sessions for Game of Thrones, Westworld and His Dark Materials.
Whilst a panel had previously been announced as a farewell to Game of Thrones after its final season had concluded, this press release from HBO gives us more information as to who will be in attendance. Unfortunately, a number of big players such as Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage will not be attending. However, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss will be present, after it was reported that they would be absent. It is sure to be one of the biggest and most highly-anticipated panels of the weekend.
News of the new seasons of Westworld and His Dark Materials will surely be shared during their panels too! Geek Girl Authority will being covering the convention all weekend for the biggest stories and exclusives. For now check out HBO’s schedule below for more information about times and attendees.
THURSDAY, JULY 18
2:45 p.m. Autograph signings — DC Warner Bros. booth #4545
4:45 p.m. From the BBC and based off of Philip Pullman’s children’s book series, The His Dark Materials panel will include (in alphabetical order): James McAvoy (Lord Asriel), Dafne Keen (Lyra), Lin-Manuel Miranda (Lee Scoresby), Jane Tranter (executive producer) and Ruth Wilson (Mrs. Coulter) — Hall H
FRIDAY, JULY 19
3:30 p.m. Autograph signings — DC Warner Bros. booth #4545
5:30 p.m. The Game of Thrones panel is expected to be an emotional affair as fans and cast members reflect together on the final season and bid farewell to these beloved characters. Cast members in attendance include (in alphabetical order): Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei of Naath), Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), Conleth Hill (Varys), Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) and Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark). Other panelists include creators and showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and director and executive producer Miguel Sapochnik — Hall H
SATURDAY, JULY 20
11:45 a.m. Autograph signings — DC Warner Bros. booth #4545
1:15 p.m. The Westworld panel will be sure to include discussion and perhaps some new info on the science-fiction’s third season. Panelists will include creators, executive producers and directors Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy, and cast members (in alphabetical order): Ed Harris (Man in Black), Thandie Newton (Maeve Millay), Aaron Paul, Tessa Thompson (Charlotte Hale), Evan Rachel Wood (Dolores Abernathy), and Jeffrey Wright (Bernard Lowe/Arnold Weber) — Hall H