Game of Thrones Season 5 Theon and Sansa

For the past four years Game of Thrones has been one of the big attention-getters at San Diego Comic-Con, and this year was no exception. Hosted by Seth Meyers, the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel featured ten of the show’s stars (including Gwendoline Christie, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams, and Sophie Turner), executive producer Carolyn Strauss, and director David Nutter.

While the panel was light on Season 6 news — “I don’t have an effing clue what’s going to happen to Margaery,” admitted Dormer — there were plenty of other fun, fascinating, and heartfelt moments to enjoy. Watch the Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel after the jump.

We’ve already covered some of the panel’s big reveals, including Nutter’s comments to President Barack Obama about Jon Snow’s fate, and the adorable / amazing audition reel, but now you can witness the panel for yourself.

Here’s the list of people present for the panel:

  • Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth)
  • Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth)
  • Carice van Houten (Melisandre)
  • Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)
  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)
  • Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy a.k.a. Reek)
  • David Nutter (director of Season 3’s Red Wedding episode, Season 5’s ninth and tenth episodes, and more)
  • Hannah Murray (Gilly)
  • John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
  • Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)
  • Conleth Hill (Varys)
  • Carolyn Strauss (executive producer)

They’re a lovable bunch, from the powerfully eloquent Gwendoline Christie to the charmingly self-deprecating John Bradley, but the real scene-stealer might just be Conleth Hill. He’s a dry wit to rival Peter Dinklage, which makes it all the more disappointing that their characters spent most of Season 5 apart after setting out to sea together.

Highlights include Bradley’s discussion of Sam and Gilly’s big romance (“I always thought Sam used to think about sex the way most people think about space”), Christie on Brienne’s blunder (“I had to stand for three months watching a window, I mean, give me a break”), Strauss’ defense of that Shireen scene, and Turner’s gut-punching reveal about Theon’s wedding costume.

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