Probably what truly blessed this year's event was the fact that there wasn't a single drop of rain. We first-timers read about last year's downpour and we all made sure we had umbrellas and macs, but thank heavens they weren't needed. I can't imagine having the same kind of pleasure at the Giant's Causeway, scrambling up those rocks, if we were subject to the downpour they had a year ago. And making the one mile walk down to the harbour where the Pyke scenes were filmed would have been chilly indeed, and the quarry where Renly's encampment scenes were done.
While at Pyke a suggestion was made that Theon-style christenings be performed on the beach, so Targh performed the role of Damphair on Jonpot and Pod, among others. And not only are there pictures, but Little Miss Sunshine video taped all the ceremonies and they will be posted on You Tube and linked!
And at the site of the first season's Hand's tournament, Lord Mountain Goat called for a re-enactment of the infamous jousting scene, performed by Targh as horse with Peadar on his shoulders as jouster on one side, against another horse and rider performed by a couple whose names I hope someone can provide. I have some pictures to post of that monumental clash, but I think someone also has video.
I hope everyone with pictures will post and stories will be told about how neat it was to get up close and personal with various GOT actors and behind the scenes personnel. Charm and graciousness were shown by all.
We've just come back from a very full day's tour of GOT season two filming sights, ending with a marvellous pig roast. Jo and her band performed for us at the end with the exciting news flash that she and the band will be recording the songs of ASOIAF for a CD, and bigger news, videos will be made for the songs and a call is going out for extras to volunteer in San Antonio! Lannister zombies, among others, will be needed!
The bus ride home was very merry, with songs breaking out in boistrous fashion. I can assure you the view of Hedgerow popping up three rows in front of me and belting out "Galileo! Galileo!" as an awesome version of Bohemian Rhapsody was being performed was worth the price of attending Titancon. Damn, I should have taken a picture, but it happened too fast.
The after party is going on at Robinson's across the street from the Europa, so I need to go, but lots of people should be posting news over the next week or so.
And once again, thanks to Lord Mountain Goat for a fantastic con!
Edited by Fragile Bird, 23 September 2012 - 03:56 PM.