Event Spotlight: Con of Thrones

  • By Lindsay Biondy | Thursday, May 17th, 2018
Event Spotlight: Con of Thrones

Rally the realm! After a wildly successful inaugural year, Con of Thrones is back! Created by and for the fandom in partnership with Watchers on the Wall, Con of Thrones, a Mischief Management event, is the largest-ever convention dedicated to Games of Thrones. From May 25-27 at the Dallas Hyatt Regency, thousands of fans of George R. R. Martin and his epic fantasy world will get together for a weekend of theories, debates, discussion, cosplay, performances, and so much more!

Read on for everything this con has to offer!

“Hold the door!”

In 2017, Nashville welcomed Game of Thrones (GoT) fans as they made history: creating, attending, and experiencing the first-ever Con of Thrones. Fans “stuck ‘em with the pointy end” at combat in the Foam Fighting Arena, browsed one-of-a-kind merchandise at the marketplace, and got a taste for what it’s like to sit on the Iron Throne. Not to mention the special guest appearances from iconic GoT actors! This year’s event, featuring over 100 hours of Thrones-inspired activities, will be even bigger and better. Go behind the scenes with cast and creator interviews and panels, show off your skills by cosplaying as your favorite characters, or take a deep dive into the history of Westeros in the Great Debates!

“When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die.”

With so many excited fans and so many fan theories, opinions, and observations to discuss, the only way to fit it all in is with Game of Thrones-centered panels for three days straight! Enter “The Great Debates: The Best Stark,” where anyone can give a two minute pitch on which Stark is the best. Discuss theories and suspicions at “The Wars to Come: Season 8 Predictions and Speculation,” where fans and panelists talk about what’s to come in the final six episodes. Dive deep into the stories of the anti-heroes like Jaime Lannister and assassin Arya in “Redemption and Anti-Heroes of Game of Thrones.” And check out the full schedule of panels for more!

“The night is dark and full of terrors.”

The night may be full of terrors, but Con of Thrones’ special guests know just how to fight them off. Reserve autograph and photograph experience with some of your favorite Game of Thrones actors, like Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Hannah Murray (Gilly), and many more! Plus, you can meet Weapons Master Tommy Dunne and Sound Designer Paula Fairfield. Guests will be available throughout the duration of the con, so be sure to check the full guest list for more info!

Winter is coming. Get your tickets for Con of Thrones before it’s too late!

“With HBO’s Game of Thrones set to come to an epic conclusion in spring of 2019, excitement about the George R.R. Martin masterpiece is at an all-time high: and there are few places in the world to go in person to get your full Westeros geek on or show off your intricate Night King cosplay. Con of Thrones is the best place in the world to meet stars and members of the show’s creative team, as well as make connections and friends inside the ‘Song of Ice and Fire’ community.” – Melissa Anelli, CEO, Mischief Management