The Wildefell Wolves Join the Con of Thrones Special Guest Lineup!

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We may be dreaming of spring,  but today, it’s a time for wolves. We’re thrilled to announce to fans everywhere that the Tennessee-based Wildefell Wolves are returning for a second year to Con of Thrones.

Con of Thrones, the premier convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin, will take place July 17-19, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Wildefell Wolves will bring four of their highly trained wolfdog ambassadors to the con and, joining for the first time, their trained crow, Pan. The animals will participate in photograph experiences with attendees throughout the weekend. Photograph experiences are on sale now.

Autograph and photograph experiences are also available with Game of Thrones actors Iain Glen (Ser Jorah Mormont), Anton Lesser (Qyburn), Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel), and Sam Coleman (Young Hodor), not to mention Water Dancing Workshops!

Con of Thrones will host in-depth discussions about both the television and book series, Special Guest Spotlight interviews, live recordings of fan-favorite podcasts, and much more. Previous guests include Game of Thrones stars Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Joe Dempsie (Gendry), Jerome Flynn (Bronn), Hannah Murray (Gilly), Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Bolton), Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel), Sibel Kekilli (Shae), Kate Dickie (Lysa Arryn), Esmé Bianco (Ros), Kerry Ingram (Shireen Baratheon), Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon), and Emmy Award-winning Sound Designer Paula Fairfield.

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Con of Thrones is produced by Mischief Management, and we at WatchersOnTheWall are proud to be the official programming partner for Con of Thrones. We’re looking for a select number of attendees to present on their favorite subjects at the convention this year. There’s a couple weeks left before the deadline, so we’d love to see what you have in mind for a presentation, paper, panel, or workshop on a subject related to Game of Thrones or A Song of Ice and Fire. All kinds of proposals, from fun informal discussions, to creative panels, to formal academic presentations, are welcomed!

The submissions deadline is April 3, 2020. You can check out our FAQ and submit your proposal for programming at conofthrones.net/programming.

To learn more about the convention, sign up to receive ravens, and follow Con of Thrones for updates at FacebookTwitterInstagram, and of course the official Con of Thrones 2020 website!

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    1. ”Wildefell Wolves will bring four of their highly trained wolfdog ambassadors to the con and, joining for the first time, their trained crow, Pan. The animals will participate in photograph experiences with attendees throughout the weekend.”

      Their trained crow????!!!!! 🦅
      I almost missed this! I wonder. What kind of tricks does Pan do? (I’m an avian enthusiast.🦜)

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    2. Con of Thrones, the premier convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin, will take place July 17-19, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL.”

      Uhhhh… I sure hope this pandemic crisis will ease up within four months.
      (Where’s Samwell Tarly, M.D., infectious disease specialist, when you need him?)

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    3. Oh wow, I just realised that this is July and given everything currently going on in the Western World this actually may now be in jeopardy of postponement/cancellation.

      Do you guys have a contingency because there is a real scenario this pandemic drags on until June/July and things like flight restrictions between countries are still in place at this point. Note. I’m not scaremongering but I have a holiday booked to the USA in June and currently rescheduling due to the pandemic (I am looking at moving to August or even cancelling entirely).

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    4. Could someone PLEASE tell Pan “quork!” for me? I would be much obliged!!! I miss my crows so much, although Norbert has just returned for the spring, and hearing his cheerful “Hello!” from the trees makes me smile. 😊

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    5. 3eyes,

      I was sad to read that. I reported on the site some months ago (October 2019) that I had lost my 16 year old cat to cancer. I adopted another cat in February but a couple of days ago I got around to cutting out some fabric from my stash and at one time the old cat had brushed against it and left a couple of strands of fur. I felt a bit of a tear seeing that even after 5 months.

      On a more positive note, GRRM should be given credit regarding supporting a wolf sanctuary (I’m not sure of its name).

      Did the Con of Thrones go ahead? I’m sure the wolves (and Pan) are spectacular but so many events have been cancelled. Bo-Jo (who has contracted coronavirus himself) has ordered something of a ‘lockdown’ in the UK. (Is ‘lockdown’ going to become another overused word like ‘bittersweet’ and ‘brilliant’)?

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    6. Dame of Mercia,

      It seems that, for many of us, especially those who have no pets of our own, the dire wolves were virtual pets. I didn’t even realize it until I read the obituary and felt a pang of grief.
      Haven’t seen any current news re: Con of Thrones, but it’s safe to assume it will be cancelled, unless the organizers find a way to stream it to the fans.
      Over the next few weeks, we will all come to depend more and more on sites like this one for human contact and commiserating. Hoping you and yours are well, and will stay that way. As for Bo-Jo, well……….

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