*Daenerys voice* WHERE ARE MY SHOWRUNNERS?!?!? On Wednesday, HBO announced a wee change to the Friday Game of Thrones panel at San Diego Comic-Con: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss won’t be attending after all.
Despite fan speculation that this may have something to do with the reaction to a certain series finale, io9 reports that “production and scheduling conflicts” are behind D&D’s absence. (The pair have, after all, been given the reins to at least one of the next Star Wars movies.)
They’re not the only GOT peeps who will be missed. According to io9, Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei), Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), and director Miguel Sapochnik won’t be showing up either.
That means fans gathering in Hall H on Friday evening will be joined by Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark), John Bradley West (Samwell Tarly), Liam Cunningham (Ser Davos), and Conleth Hill (Varys) for a Q&A session about the controversial final season.
The #GoTSDCC panel taking place Friday, 7/19 at 5:30PM in Hall H will now consist of panelists @Maisie_Williams, @RaleighRitchie, @nikolajcw, @isaac_h_wright, @johnbradleywest, @liamcunningham1 & Conleth Hill.
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Social media is, understandably, abuzz about the last-minute pull-out, with r/freefolk in particular being inundated with memes about the change–namely D&D “missing their own trial”–along with questions about fan participation, like where to boo D&D if not at SDCC. (Just a friendly reminder: Please do not harass the showrunners, in general, regardless of location.)
What would you ask D&D if they were there?