Con of Thrones has announced the programming schedule for Con of Thrones 2019, featuring three days packed with events curated for the biggest fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R.R. Martin.
Also, we’re excited to announce that Game of Thrones Concept Artist Kieran Belshaw, whose work we’ve higlighted at Watchers on the Wall, is joining the guest lineup!
Con of Thrones will take place in Nashville, Tenn., at the Music City Center July 12–14, 2019. Tickets are available for purchase here, at ConOfThrones.net/register.
Curated in partnership between Mischief Management and this fan community of ours, and featuring over 150 hours of original programming with more to come, Con of Thrones will host in-depth discussions about the series, Special Guest Spotlight interviews, live recordings of fan-favorite podcasts, and much more. Con of Thrones also provides opportunities for autographs and photographs with some of the most familiar faces from Game of Thrones, whose appearances we have announced before.
The programming schedule can be found at ConOfThrones.net/schedule.
Special guests include but are not limited to Game of Thrones stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), and Hannah Murray (Gilly); Kieran Belshaw, concept artist for seasons five to eight; fan-favorite podcasts Binge Mode, History of Westeros and A Storm of Spoilers, and wolf ambassadors from Wildefell Wolves. Additional guests will be announced at a later date.
Among many, many others, schedule highlights include, starting on Friday, July 12:
- Endgame: Breaking Down the Big Finish
Let’s break it down, the finale of the biggest show in the world! Is the conclusion what we were hoping for and how could it have been improved?
- Fit To Sit: The Best & Worst Rulers of Westeros
With Fire & Blood, we know more about the past kings and queens of the Seven Kingdoms than ever before. This calls for an in-depth discussion of the best, worst, luckiest, and most unfortunate people ever to sit on the Iron Throne (with all due consideration to influential Hands and movers and shakers behind the scenes).
- Spotlight: John Bradley and Hannah Murray
Spotlight Sessions let you hear unique perspectives and behind the scenes stories from the show’s cast and crew. John Bradley debuted in season one as everyone’s favorite maester wannabe and wight slayer, Samwell Tarly. Hannah Murray joined in season two as Gilly, the persistent and kind wildling woman.
Then, on Saturday, July 13:
- Mad, Bad, and Dangerous: Villains We Love
Why do we love the worst of the worst? Join your fellow fans for appreciation and analysis of the bad men and women of Westeros who steal our hearts, like it or not!
- You Win or You Die: The Sequel – A Song of Ice and Fire Spelling Bee
Join us for another clash of words as we once again challenge you to spell the hardest words in Martin’s world in our single elimination round spelling bee. Come to fight your way to the top prize and bragging rights, or just to watch and yell ‘shame’ when spellers fail. You spell or you die, there is no middle ground!
- Con of Thrones Cosplay Contest 2019
We’re kicking off the evening with the Con of Thrones Cosplay Parade and Contest! Take a look at the amazing costumes made by Con of Thrones attendees and be there as we crown this year’s winners.
Finally, on Sunday, July 14:
- The Great Debates: Best Fight
Welcome to the Great Debates: the Con of Thrones epic battle of wits where anyone can be a contender! How does it work? Attend this weekend’s debates, step up to the mic and make your case in two minutes or less and wait for the audience to choose the winner. No sign-up necessary, just show up ready to battle!
- Spotlight: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Our Spotlight Sessions let you hear unique perspectives and behind the scenes stories from the Game of Thrones cast and crew. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has been a part of Game of Thrones since the very first episode. He’s the one and only Kingslayer, gold of hair and hand, Jaime Lannister.
- The Game of Thrones Effect: How GOT Changed TV Forever
The end of event television was also the beginning of a new strategy of storytelling and broadcasting. Sex, violence, epic fantasy, main characters being killed off – shows had done this before but none have had all of this come together in such confluence. Let’s talk about how the Game of Thrones show changed how we now talk about serialized television.
For more information and to purchase tickets, please go to the Con of Thrones site, or visit us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Con of Thrones is produced by Mischief Management, which produces fan conventions focusing on community, content, and creativity. More information can be found at MischiefManagement.com.