Indira Varma joins 2023 Con of Thrones guest lineup!

Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand
Indira Varma as Ellaria Sand

Count Dorne among the regions of Westeros that will be represented at this year’s Con of Thrones, because Indira Varma (Ellaria Sand) has been announced as part of the guest lineup!

Varma is well known as Ellaria Sand, the beloved paramour of Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal), in seasons 4-7 on Game of Thrones. Her portrayal was a fan-favorite, evoking many facets of the book character — from loving mother to supportive partner to adventurous lover — while adding layers of fierce independence and determination, creating a nuanced yet fiery performance. Varma will appear on panels and programming on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27 and will also participate in autograph and photograph experiences with fans as she makes her first visit to Con of Thrones, the premier unofficial Game of Thrones convention.

Fellow Game of Thrones cast members Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) and Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel) will also appear at Con of Thrones, which will be held at Hyatt Regency Orlando in Orlando, Florida, August 25-27.

Tickets for Con of Thrones are on sale now at Stay tuned to WoTW for more up-to-the-minute news on additional guests, calls for programming, schedules and more!


  1. aahhhhhh I’ve been obsessed with her since Rome ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  2. Sue the Fury:
    aahhhhhh I’ve been obsessed with her since Rome ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

    Love her too. She was also relatively early in opening up major roles for Asian and South Asian actors.

  3. Ryan,

    lol, I have to admit, I was thinking the same thing. It doesn’t look like any actors other than the B-list ones looking for work will be attending either, and there’s almost zero activity here.

    I’m sure there’s still going to be a halfway decent turnout, but the fact that it ended 4 years ago and the ending sucked has a lot to do with the lack of excitement.

  4. Dame of Mercia,

    Yes, I know, she’s a fine actress, but I think it’s pretty fair to say the majority of people who attend these things don’t go for her or any of the other Sand Snakes.

  5. monkey mart:
    Do anyone still attend these? Four years ago, the show stopped.

    So you think when a certain TV show stops, you must abandon all fan ties to it? Makes no sense to me. I keep rewatching my favorite TV shows in years after they finish, just like I rewatch my favorite movies and re-read my favorite novels. In fact, rewatching TV shows usually makes me love them even more as I discover new meanings, knowing where the story is going. In fact, while I did watch GoT as it aired from day 1, I watched my favorite TV show a full year after it finished and another of my “golden trio” TV shows while it was already several seasons underway.

  6. monkey mart,

    I think the 2020 proposed Con had people interested in it but then of course the pandemic happened and it had to be cancelled. I guess we’ll find out the answer to your question when the meeting occurs and we see how well or otherwise it is attended. I think there is still some residual interest in GoT and there is interest in HoD of course. At present I couldn’t travel there from the UK because of the cost of living crisis. It’s true the site is quiet at present. When we start getting consistent stories about the shooting of season 2 of HoD things might look up.

  7. Mr Derp:
    Erik, formerly Lord Parramandas.,

    Are you attending?

    No, because it’s half way across the world and I can’t afford it.

    Dame of Mercia:
    monkey mart,

    I think there is still some residual interest in GoT and there is interest in HoD of course.

    Obviously there is still interest considering the high ratings for HOTD. I don’t get where the logic comes that people would just drop all interest when a series wraps up. WHy are popular movies still popular these days if that was the case…

  8. Erik, formerly Lord Parramandas.,

    Enjoying a particular movie or having an interest is one thing, but, as you said yourself, it’s very expensive and quite a commitment to actually travel to these conventions. I’d imagine casual fans who watched on Sundays more than 4 years ago won’t be attending. It’ll most likely be the hardcore fans and those who live close by.

    Either way, I’m interested to see how it actually turns out.

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