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Speaking of Cons...

... I wanted to give a shout out to a convention that I won't (alas) be attending -- TITANCON, the one-day GAME OF THRONES convention being held in Belfast on September 24.

This one is fan-organized, fan-run, and not for profit. It's being held in the city where the HBO series is filming, and (depending on shooting schedules) several of the cast members are likely to show up to sign your autographs and let you buy them drinks.

((Actors, like writers, like it when you buy them adult refreshments)).

Here's the dope: http://www.titancon.com/

Like I said, I can't be there myself. Wish I could, but the dates don't work with my schedule, alas. But if this Titancon succeeds, maybe there will be more in future.

And Joe will be there:

So for those of you over in the UK and Europe who can't find your way across the pond for Renovation, consider attending Titancon instead. A weekend in Belfast and the company of your fellow Ice & Fire fans and Hodor too. What could be better?


Aug. 10th, 2011 08:04 pm (UTC)
((Actors, like writers, like it when you buy them adult refreshments)).

Unless they are underaged and then you shouldn't even though they'd really love it if you bought them adult refreshments;)
Aug. 10th, 2011 08:10 pm (UTC)
finally an attainable con!
Thank you very much for the heads up.
-Margaret in Paris
Johan Sporre
Aug. 10th, 2011 08:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah, TitanCon, and the Game of Thrones Stage Coach bus tour! (I'll be there.)
Aug. 10th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh noes...!
I thought you'd been seduced by the Dark Side, and joined the ranks of Dick Cheney and Paul Wolfowitz!! Please, I beg of you, use the word CON sparingly!
Aug. 10th, 2011 10:31 pm (UTC)
I intend to be there :-D
Aug. 10th, 2011 10:32 pm (UTC)
Can someone pretty PLEASE with cracklin' on top get Joseph Campo on the show?! I love his Youtube channel.
Aug. 11th, 2011 12:55 am (UTC)
--- very much this. He'd be a wonderful Mance Rayder.

The youtube vid in case the Ser hasn't seen it:

Aug. 10th, 2011 10:52 pm (UTC)
I definitely live in the wrong country ... :(
Aug. 11th, 2011 01:15 am (UTC)
Booked the whole thing, con, hotel and flights. It looks so good, and I never have a chance to geek out with aSoIaF fans. I'm going alone,(first holiday alone ever in my 28 years) so it's quite scary but i hope I'll have fun!
Aug. 11th, 2011 04:40 am (UTC)
maybe not the proper forum for this question...
but George, do you have any plans to do a cameo in season 2 of Game of Thrones? Maybe as some character in the background, unless you are up for a speaking part. Maybe as a member of the Poor Fellows on the road. If Stan Lee can have a cameo in practically every Marvel movie (although some deleted from the theatrical release, like Blade) it is only fitting to get a glimpse of you on the tube. Kurt Vonnegut did it, so too should my other favourite writer (that's you George).
Aug. 11th, 2011 07:45 am (UTC)
Will you be at Lucca Comics, in late 2011?
Aug. 11th, 2011 11:53 am (UTC)
I should be there! Looking forward to it, I've actually never made it to Belfast before!
Aug. 11th, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
damn, we're going there this month. Nothing Asoif happening there this month, is there?
Aug. 11th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the plug George!

Apologies if you have not yet received a confirmation email. I am currently in San Francisco ahead of Worldcon in Reno next week and my Internet connection has been spotty at the hotel where I'm staying, I'm currently in a Starbucks as I post this.

We have plenty more Saturday memberships available but tickets for the Sunday Coach Tour are selling out fast so make sure you get yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Hope to see everyone next month in Belfast.
Aug. 11th, 2011 08:09 pm (UTC)
Hodor will be there!
Hodor! Hodor!
Aug. 11th, 2011 08:33 pm (UTC)
Just got a nice note from Joe Campo, who says, "
I've had some recent wonderful news that I wanted to share: my wife Ursula just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl! Her name is Ava Campo, 6 lb 15 oz. Both mummy and baby are happy and healthy."

Congratulations, Joe.

I can see you've found a way to keep busy while waiting to get On The Show.
Aug. 12th, 2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
Whilst I can't make it, TitanCon looks great. Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio from S1 of THRONES) will be there, which is good of him considering he's off the show now. And top SF author Ian McDonald (RIVER OF GODS, THE DERVISH HOUSE, BRASYL etc) and the excellent fantasy author Paul Kearney (THE MONARCHIES OF GOD, which I recommend to people as "ASoIaF with gunpowder and werewolves,") will be there as well. Should be great stuff :-)
Paul O'Neill
Aug. 16th, 2011 06:21 pm (UTC)
Ticket book and confirmed.
So I guess I'll be there. :)


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