The different week, HBO introduced that they might be mounting an official Game of Thrones fan conference. The title? Game of Thrones Official Fan Convention. And it’ll be happening on the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV from February 18-20, 2022.
Or a minimum of that’s the plan. For apparent causes, these previous couple of years haven’t been nice for conventions, however hopefully by subsequent February issues could have leveled off sufficient for followers to collect in appreciably giant numbers to have a good time HBO’s historic hit fantasy present.
But is that every one they’ll be doing? The timing of this conference is fascinating. HBO by no means mounted a Game of Thrones Official Fan Convention when the sequence was on, nor within the two years because it wrapped up in May of 2019. Why now?
Well, we don’t know precisely, and there nonetheless isn’t a lot info on the official web site; no visitor record, no occasion schedule, and so forth. But I’ve definitely received concepts. What will followers see at this conference?
The Game of Thrones Official Fan Convention will showcase the trailer for House of the Dragon
I might put cash on this. In reality, I’d guess that that is the primary cause HBO is making this transfer.
As a refresher, House of the Dragon is a prequel sequence to Game of Thrones. (Possibly the primary of a number of, however that’s one other story.) Set some 180 years earlier than the unique sequence, it would inform the story of a brutal conflict fought between totally different factions of the Targaryen household for management of the Iron Throne. Brother will struggle sister, cousin will struggle cousin, and naturally, dragon will struggle dragon within the skies above Westeros.
HBO has been filming the primary season of the present for some time, and though we’ve gotten some shiny photographs, we’ve but to get an official trailer. But by February of 2021, they need to have sufficient footage to point out us what the present will appear to be.
I’m betting that’s what occurs. I additionally wouldn’t be shocked to see some forged members from House of the Dragon sit for interviews through the conference, with or with out their platinum blonde wigs. HBO desires to get the hype practice rolling on this present and there’s no higher alternative than a conference.
Could George R.R. Martin reveal The Winds of Winter on the Game of Thrones Official Fan Convention?
Yes, I do know, we’ve formally entered the realm of hopeless wishful pondering, however might you think about if this occurred? George R.R. Martin sits for a panel dialogue about A Song of Ice and Fire, presumably along with Game of Thrones veterans, and divulges for all of the world that after 10 years, he’s lastly completed with the long-awaited sixth e-book in his sequence, and everybody on this room is getting an advance copy!
Okay, that final half is an excessive amount of for even my wildest desires, however Martin has been extra bullish recently about his progress on The Winds of Winter. That won’t imply a lot given how typically this e-book has been delayed, however hope springs everlasting.
The Winds of Winter in February 2022!
What will occur to Con of Thrones?
Although there’s by no means been an “official” Game of Thrones fan conference, there have most definitely been Game of Thrones fan conventions. Before that pesky pandemic put a cease to them, Con of Thrones ran for 3 years. I used to be there each time and it was all the time a blast, particularly after I received to blabber semi-coherently on panels:
Like I stated, Con of Thrones has been dormant for a few years. Hopefully it might nonetheless come again even with an formally sanctioned conference occurring on the identical time. I’m wondering if the Game of Thrones Official Fan Convention shall be a bit extra just like the Star Wars Celebration or WarnerMedia’s personal DC FanDome and concentrate on formal bulletins and news-friendly trailer drops. That might go away Con of Thrones to have a good time nerds nerding out over each little a part of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy universe. There’s room for everybody!
Have any hopes or predictions of your personal for the Game of Thrones Official Fan Convention? Let us know! And additionally, HBO, if you happen to’re studying, invite us!
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