HBO announced it’s panels for SDCC Thursday, and there was a small surprise involved.   For the first time in a long time, HBO is bringing two series to San Diego; Game of Thrones (which we expected) and Westworld (which was a pleasant surprise).  They also announced offsite experiences for both shows during the convention. 

This SDCC represents a first for the Game of Thrones series in that this is the first year the panel in San Diego coincides with a currently airing season of the show.  People like me are excited about this.  It affords us some expectation that they might release a glimpse at what’s coming down the line in Season 7, a sneak peak at an episode or a hint at the direction the show will take.  It’s so exciting!  

Westworld‘s panel involves a large sample of cast members, and the offsite experience is called their ‘newest experience center’  and references the ‘classic’ experience with a new narrative called ‘Journey into Night’.  Might they tip their hat at  Samurai??? 

Here are HBO’s SDCC dates, places and times according to and Twitter.

Game of Thrones panel.  Hall H.  Friday, 1:30pm.  Cast members Alfie Allen, Jacob Anderson, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Nathalie Emmanuel, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Conleth Hill, and Sophie Turner.

Game of Thrones autograph signing Friday, 3:30pm

Game of Thrones offsite, the #WinterisHere space.  Omni Theater, 628 L Street, San Diego.

Thursday: 11AM-5PM
Friday: 11AM-5PM
Saturday: 10AM-5PM
Sunday: 9AM-1PM

Westworld panel.  Hall H.  Saturday, 4:15pm.  Cast members Ben Barnes, Ingrid Bolso Berdal, Ed Harris, Luke Hemsworth, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Simon Quarterman, Rodrigo Santoro, Angela Sarafyan, Jimmi Simpson, Tessa Thompson, Evan Rachel Wood, Shannon Woodward, and Jeffrey Wright.

Westworld offsite, no location listed, ‘sign up at SDCC’.  

Thursday: 11AM-8:30PM
Friday 1PM-8:30PM
Saturday 12:30PM-9:30PM
Sunday 11AM-2:30PM

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