Last month we saw the end of Season 6, the beginning of a new off-season, and the introduction of Con of Thrones. Your response was incredible. The announcement reached further than we could have ever expected or planned for. The only answer to this kind of passion, love, and enthusiasm from the community this was created for is more passion, love, and harder work.
In the summer of 2012, I stood in the indoor city of the Gaylord Opryland and dreamed of organizing this convention there. I visited again last year. I saw potential bowls of brown stewing nearby Dornish cosplayers skirting through alleyways for a mid-afternoon between-panel photoshoot, and the list goes on. Thanks to this community and the hard work of Mischief Management, our convention has a ridiculously epic locale.
This is a brief summary of CoT, from my announcement last month:
It will be a celebration of all George R.R. Martin has given to the world, and what HBO and we the people have created because of it. We will rally on June 30th 2017 in Nashville, TN for one truly stunning weekend. I couldn’t be more excited, and we here at Watchers couldn’t be more thrilled to spend the next year refining, hammering Con of Thrones into the celebration this ever expanding community deserves. I’ve partnered with the good folk of Mischief Management, who have given love and sweat to build this into something we can be proud of, and who have always put fans first. This convention is led by die-hard fans of the series, no detail will go unnoticed. The time is right to celebrate this phenomenon with people and new friends who love it most.
Rooms are going fast. If you’re joining us in Nashville, now is the best time to book your stay. Tickets for the convention are on sale August 22nd at conofthrones.com. A new website with detailed information will launch on the same date. In the mean time, we’ll be working on those details. Nothing can be announced without complete confirmation. The con is just under a year out, but we are working to move things along now.
The hotel is amazing, I think you’re going to love it. I am so excited! The community is growing, but this will always be our home. We hope to meet all of you in Nashville next Summer.