Hannah Murray and Sound Designer Paula Fairfield Join the Con of Thrones Guest Line-Up!

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You’ve all been gagging for Con of Thrones news and today we’ve got it! Con of Thrones announced today that Game of Thrones star Hannah Murray (Gilly), Emmy-winning sound designer Paula Fairfield, and fan favorite podcasts A Storm of Spoilers and The Ringer’s Binge Mode have joined the Special Guest lineup for Con of Thrones 2018.

They join previously announced guests including Game of Thrones cast members Esmé Bianco (Ros), Kate Dickie (Lysa Arryn), and Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon).

Con of Thrones is the premier convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the worlds of George R. R. Martin. This year the con is taking place at the Hyatt Regency Dallas from May 25-27. Tickets (for the full-weekend or single-day passes) are on sale now!

Autograph and photograph experiences with Hannah Murray are now on sale so get yours booked! Con of Thrones will host live podcast recordings of both A Storm of Spoilers and Binge Mode. Hannah, Paula, and the hosts of A Storm of Spoilers and Binge Mode will appear in additional Con of Thrones programming throughout the weekend.

More about the guests:

Hannah Murray

Hannah Murray is a longtime cast member on Game of Thrones, joining the show in season 2 as the wildling Gilly, and will be seen in the upcoming final season.

The actress first rose to fame starring as Cassie on the E4 drama Skins, winning the BAFTA Audience Award for her performance. Murray has turned in appearances in Dark Shadows,  Above Suspicion, Agatha Christie’s Marple, God Help The Girl, The Chosen, and Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit. Murray won Best Actress for her role in Bridgend at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival.

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Paula Fairfield

Paula Fairfield is an international and Emmy award-winning sound designer for TV, film, commercials, and basically anything that makes noise. She has eight Emmy nominations with one win for her work on Game of Thrones, along with multiple wins and nominations for her work in both the US and Canada. During her career she has had the privilege of working on TV projects such as the iconic Lost and visionary filmmakers like Robert Rodriguez, Brian DePalma, Paul McGuigan and Darren Aronofsky.

Her passion is high concept sound design and her main interest is working with visionary filmmakers, which is clearly reflected in her resume and her background as an artist. Paula is from a tiny town in Nova Scotia and has a BFA from NSCAD University in Halifax, N.S. During her career as an exhibiting artist, she was the co-director of Canada’s foremost media art center, Charles Street Video. Her art work resides in several collections worldwide, including the National Gallery of Canada. She started her commercial sound work Toronto before relocation to Los Angeles in 1998. In 2014, she established her sound design company Eargasm Inc.

Paula will be debuting her new immersive audio work “Ocean of Tears” in 2018/9. Current projects include Game of Thrones, Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan and the upcoming Robert Rodriguez/James Cameron Angel Battle Alita, due later this year.

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Binge Mode

The Ringer’s Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion are the co-hosts of Binge Mode, a podcast full of their signature deep dives into topics obsessing them at the moment, from shows and movies to books and sports. The duo appeared on HBO’s aftershow After the Thrones, dissecting Game of Thrones season 6, and brought their expertise to Talk the Thrones for season 7 analysis.

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A Storm of Spoilers

A Storm of Spoilers is the Game of Thrones podcast that Benioff and Weiss love to hate. Spoilerphobes are told to beware as Fighting in the War Room‘s Dave Gonzales, Vanity Fair‘s Joanna Robinson, and Film School Rejects‘ Neil Miller draw on book knowledge, production information, and all kinds of reckless speculation as they cover Thrones during the season from the Citadel of Crazytown. During the ever-expanding off-season months, Storm of Spoilers sets off on a tour of other interesting pop culture worlds, from wizarding worlds to alternate realms to galaxies far, far away. Said one anonymous iTunes reviewer, “If you’re a book reader, this is the Game of Thrones podcast you’ve been looking for.”


Con of Thrones is produced by Mischief Management. Watchers on the Wall is an official programming partner for Con of Thrones, and we have so many exciting panels and events planned for the attendees. We’re also looking for YOUR ideas- fans attending the convention are welcome to submit panel proposals for fan-led programming until March 2nd! See this post for more details on how to share your creative ideas with us!

You can learn more about Con of Thrones and receive updates at the official Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course the Con of Thrones 2018 website!

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    1. Now I’m really starting to get excited!

      Is it terrible that I want the Next 3 Months to Speed by so I can be in Dallas for a Week? Great News Sue. Thank You for all of your hard work! Look forward to seeing you at the Con and getting HYPE!!!!!!!!

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    2. Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion were the best (and perhaps only good) part of “After the Thrones,” THEY should’ve been the hosts instead of “second chair” guest contributors.

      No disrespect intended to the two guys who hosted the show. They are both excellent writers. Unfortunately, their brilliance did not translate into the visual medium. They came off as unknowledgeable* and corny. And their sports references fell flat unless you follow the NBA.

      No surprise that HBO ditched “After the Thrones” after one (?) season. Too bad. Mallory Rubin and Jason Concepcion are both serious ASOIAF and GoT fans – and well-spoken and photogenic too. I will have to check out their podcasts and visualize what could have been.

      * Part of Mallory Rubin’s job was to call them out when they got basic facts wrong. She’d ring a “Shame” bell. 🛎 It was cute the first few times. After that, I was thinking: “If these hosts aren’t paying attention when they watch the show, or aren’t preparing for their own show… why are they hosting a GoT aftershow on HBO? Let Mallory and Jason do it!”

      – End Outdated, Unintended Rant –

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    3. ANYWAY

      I’m so glad Paula is coming back. I loved watching her panel so much last summer, her insight is so unique. I think it was my favorite panel as a spectator.

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    4. Sue the Fury,

      As Sound Designer, is she the one who did that dramatic “scraping” sound when Lord Glover unsheathed his sword in S6e10 when proclaiming Jon Snow the King in the North? And the “zing!” when Arya whipped out her knife to turn Walder Frey into a Pez dispenser?

      So much attention to little details like that add so much to a scene.

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    5. Luka Nieto,

      That’s foley. So probably not her personally. Though, now that I think about it, I’ve never heard of this show having a foley team…

      Neither had I, Luka, but a quick googling found this:

      14 Questions with ‘Game of Thrones’ Foley Mixer/Editor Brett Voss

      which includes this sage bit of advice that can apply to every occupation:

      If you could repeat the best advice you’ve been given on the industry, what would you share with us?

      BV: Make friends, not contacts. And pick up litter.

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    6. Luka Nieto:
      Sue the Fury,

      Same. So pumped she’s back!

      Ten Bears,

      That’s foley. So probably not her personally. Though, now that I think about it, I’ve never heard of this show having a foley team…

      For years (and long before there was the Internet/WWW) I saw this term Foley artists or Foley editor, etc when the credits rolled at the end of movies, but I had no idea what they did.

      Then not so many years ago, I decided to find out and did a web search. I saw that a Mr Foley (can’t remember when) came up with the idea to enhance the sound effects on movies, recording things like footsteps, doors banging and so forth.

      TBH, something I never considered and always thought noises and sounds like that were simply picked up by the studio mics and not added into the sound mix during editing.

      Must be fun being a Foley artist and stomping around with heavy boots on or banging things together 🙂

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    7. Black Raven: For years (and long before there was the Internet/WWW) I saw this term Foley artists or Foley editor, etc when the credits rolled at the end of movies, but I had no idea what they did.

      Then not so many years ago, I decided to find out and did a web search. I saw that a Mr Foley (can’t remember when) came up with the idea to enhance the sound effects on movies, recording things like footsteps, doors banging and so forth.

      TBH, something I never considered and always thought noises and sounds like that were simply picked up by the studio mics and not added into the sound mix during editing.

      Must be fun being a Foley artist and stomping around with heavy boots on or banging things together 🙂

      Yeah, for years I imagined a ‘Foley table’ to be some sort of electronic synthesizer contraption. Then I started seeing live shows with Foley artists and was amazed to discover that it’s a real table covered and surrounded with noisemakers, with a very clever, fast and agile person behind it. I’m in awe of these people now. Watching them work is a blast!

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    8. Luka Nieto: That’s foley. So probably not her personally. Though, now that I think about it, I’ve never heard of this show having a foley team…

      Pretty sure every professional production has a foley department. Even simple shows like sitcoms have them.

      Black Raven: TBH, something I never considered and always thought noises and sounds like that were simply picked up by the studio mics and not added into the sound mix during editing.

      Yeah I always thought the same thing as well, until I did some moviemaking classes. You’ll be amazed at how much you hear is completely fake. Even dialogue is usually re-recorded in post. Mostly because you always get unwanted noises and sounds on set or on location. So everything is recreated later. Like the scene with Jaime, Tyrion and Bronn last season in the cellars. That place probably has lots of echo which will ruin every sound. I imagine everything is re-done in the studio. Here are some videos about foley.

      https://youtu.be/UO3N_PRIgX0

      https://youtu.be/5UmpqZKg39A

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