I’m still trying to catch up with all the Comic-Con stuff that happened last weekend; there were so many awesome panels and press conferences! I keep saying it each year, but I really need to at least attend one once; it just seems like the ultimate geek event.
One of the highlights of last year was the Game of Thrones panel, so of course I was looking forward to this year’s one. This time we got again George R R Martin moderating and on the panel we had series producer Carolyn Strauss, Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen).
Besides that panel, they also announced 14 (!!) new characters for Season 3! And I love some of the castings, they’re just spot on. The main one that pops out is Diana Rigg as the Queen of Thorns, Olenna Tyrell; I hadn’t heard her name mentioned at all in all the fan dream castings, but I think she’s brilliant for this. So looking forward to see her in action! Here’s the video announcing all the new cast: