John Bradley Joins the Con of Thrones Special Guest Lineup!

John Bradley Con of Thrones Announcement

There’s nothing like a bright piece of con news on a Monday morning. And it’s a fantastic one today!

Con of Thrones has announced that Game of Thrones star John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) will appear at Con of Thrones 2019 on Friday, July 12, and Saturday, July 13. Bradley joins a growing lineup already including GoT star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, announced in January. Last week it was announced that fan-favorite podcasts History of Westeros and A Storm of Spoilers will be returning for this year’s con.

Bradley has been with the show since season one as the smartest member of the Night’s Watch, and best friend to Jon Snow. This will be the actor’s debut appearance at Con of Thrones, hot on the heels of the final season of Game of Thrones.

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Cersei Lannister’s Journey to Season 8: A Lion, A Witch, and Her Wardrobe

Cersei Lannister, Red Keep, Season 8 (2)

From his first appearance on Game of Thrones (chastising Jaime while skinning a stag) Tywin Lannister was preoccupied with legacy, bringing up the topic every so often – usually whenever any of his children displeased him. Tywin’s mission statement for his children was to ensure that when he and his children and his children’s children were all dead, the Lannister name would live on. And live on as a family name to be feared.

Cersei regarded herself as a female Tywin and she bought in on the paternal lesson that strength and fear went hand in hand, but she probably won’t end up doing the Lannister name much good. History is written by the victors and, since it’s unlikely that Cersei will win this game of thrones she’s playing, history will probably not be kind to her. But even if Cersei manages to pull off a dramatic upset, something she’s managed in the past, history might still not be all that kind. Based on Cersei’s actions and circumstances (and some ingrained misogyny), it’s highly likely that she’ll be long remembered as a witch.

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Showrunners reveal Game of Thrones’ greatest VFX challenges and what to expect from the biggest battle ever in Season 8

Jon Snow Battle of the Bastards 609 Winterfell

Game of Thrones executive producers and writers David Benioff and Dan Weiss aren’t exactly known for their penchant for interviews, so our ears always perk up whenever they subject themselves to one. This time, on the occasion of being honored with the Visual Effects Society Award for Creative Excellence, the showrunners delved into the challenges of VFX, especially in the early seasons, and the lessons that taught them. Also: a great little tease about the largest battle sequence ever we’ll see in season eight…

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