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TitanCon ~ Belfast: Sat 22 Sept 2012 - meet the cast of Game of Thrones!

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This topic is from the Brotherhood Without Banners section of the board and is reposted and stickied here with kind permission of the Mods. For those of you who have never looked at the BWB section it is about conventions and meet-up's with fellow fans, you never know there could be one happening near you very soon!

We're organising our own Game of Thrones fan convention. It takes place in Belfast next month. I know that's short notice but all fans that can be there are very welcome to join us, it should be a great day! All the information is on our website:


TitanCon 2012 will take place on Saturday 22 September 2012 at the Europa Hotel, Belfast. Once again our primary focus will be Game of Thrones but we'll also be offering an interesting and diverse mix of SF/F literary, media and gaming programming as well.

As with TitanCon 2011 we won't be able to confirm the full line up of Game of Thrones guests until probably just a couple of weeks before the convention. The filming schedule can change on a week by week basis but as soon as we know who is in Belfast and available to attend TitanCon we will announce the names everywhere as loudly as we can. I assure you this is more aggravating for us than you can imagine but we are determined to do our best not to announce a name only to retract them later because they can no longer make it. We would hate to do that to you.

But we can confirm a few definite guests for you right now - Ron Donachie (Rodrik Cassel), Kristian Nairn (Hodor), Miltos Yerolemou (Syrio Forel), Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark) and Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon). From the Game of Thrones crew we have storyboard artist William Simpson.

We will also have author guests in attendance: Ian McDonald, Peadar Ó Guilín, Leigh Bardugo (author of Shadow & Bone), Ruth Frances Long, Ken Magee and literary agent Joanna Volpe. We are also happy to announce that the cast and crew of new Joseph Campo's web series The Clandestine will be our guests at TitanCon. Screenwriters Spence Wright and Richard Crawford will be there. Comic creator Andy Luke will be running The Magnificent One Day Comic Book Factory with assistance from Patrick Brown and Paul J Holden of Judge Dredd fame.

We'll be announcing more guests over the coming weeks leading up to the convention so check the website and our Twitter feed for news and announcements.

UPDATE: Joining us from the Game of Thrones drapes department is Emma Andrews. She will be running a Dothraki Jewellery Workshop for us at TitanCon 2012. We're offering the opportunity to sit down with Emma and create your very own piece of Dothraki jewellery. All the materials will be provided for you including wooden beads and real horse hair from Emma's own horses to string it all together.

Photo session and special workshop sign-up details released

Included in our newly released programming information are all the details you need to know about purchasing photo sessions with our Game of Thrones guests and also details about signing up for our free special workshops including the Dothraki Jewellery Workshop and Game of Thrones Round Table sessions.

Photo session sales open at 12.00 midday on Saturday 15 September 2012

Special workshop sign-ups open at 12.00 midday on Sunday 16 September 2012

Fri 21 Sept 2012 - Culture Night Belfast

We'll be kicking off the weekend with a Friday evening event at McHughs Bar with readings from our author guests. This will be a FREE entry event open to the public and TitanCon members.

Sat 22 Sept 2012 - TitanCon

We have just announced our prospective programming schedule for the convention. This includes Game of Thrones panels, workshops and events, literary and media panels, gaming and evening entertainment.

Sun 23 Sept 2012 - Game of Thrones Coach Tour SOLD OUT

The Game of Thrones Coach Tour is SOLD OUT and no further tickets are available. We will not be adding extra spaces on the tour or at the feast, we don't expect anyone to cancel and we will not be running a waiting list. Sorry to those of you that have missed out this year, please remember to get in there a bit earlier next time.

Those lucky enough to have tickets for one of the three coaches on our 2012 Game of Thrones coach tour can look forward to a great day out including the Giant's Causeway, Ballintoy Harbour, Renly's camp at Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, Shane's Castle - the location of the tourney from season one and also the location where we will be holding this year's feast along with a combat demonstration by Clan Ulaidh.

Full membership = £18

Full membership currently costs £18 and will increase to £20 on 1 September 2012. BUY YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW!

Supporting memberships = £5

If you are not sure whether you can attend TitanCon 2012, or know you cannot, but still want to help make the convention a success then you can purchase a supporting membership for just £5. Supporting membership can be upgraded to full membership at any time by paying the difference in price. This is based on your initial purchase date so if you buy a supporting membership before 1 June 2012 you can upgrade for just £10 at any point up to the convention. Supporting memberships bought between 1 June 2012 and 1 September 2012 can be upgraded for £13 and after 1 September 2012 for £15.

Anyone who would like to make a more substantial donation is welcome to purchase multiple supporting memberships. We greatly appreciate anyone that supports us and we'll keep all our supporting members up to date with news and special offers for future TitanCons.


Please get in touch with us if you have any questions you'd like to ask. We'll do our best to help.

We are really looking forward to bringing you another exciting TitanCon in September - see you there!

Full guest lineup:

Saturday night film entertainment: Strange Frame

Time: 9.00 pm

Room: King's Landing

TitanCon is thrilled to present the Irish Premiére of Strange Frame. This beautiful hand animated science fiction film, directed by G.B. Hajim, takes us on a psychedelic journey into love and music in a dystopian future. It describes itself as the first lesbian science fiction rock 'n roll animated film.

Featuring an outstanding cast of voice talent including:

  • Tim Curry
  • Claudia Black
  • Ron Glass
  • Juliet Landau
  • Alan Tudyk
  • Tara Strong
  • Cree Summer
  • Michael Dorn
  • Claudia Christian
  • George Takei

Strange Frame was 13 years in the making with a full six years spent on animating every frame by hand using traditional cut-out style art - no computer cgi in this film. Read more about the making of this incredible animated film and see the trailer.

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