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Our Game of Thrones programming line-up comprises:

Opening Ceremony

Time: 9.45 am
Room: King's Landing

Game of Thrones fans will want to make sure they are on time for the start of TitanCon with our Opening Ceremony for a great opportunity to see all of our Game of Thrones guests on stage together without tables and microphones in the way. We'll allow a few minutes for TitanCon attendees to take pictures of the guests together before we launch into the first panels of the day.

Game of Thrones discussion panels

Our Game of Thrones discussion panels are subject to a strict no-spoilers policy. Audience members may ask about anything from the books up to the point where season four left off. But anything from that point onwards should not be mentioned in these panels.

We also caution TitanCon members to avoid asking questions speculating on the future direction of the TV show because the cast members have been forbidden by HBO from talking about it. At all. Seriously they can't say a word and we tried really hard to get even a little hint out of them and got absolutely nothing for our troubles.

Please remember that some audience members have not read the books and are only going to watch the TV show so please be mindful about what you say regarding future events. This is one story you really don't want to have spoiled for you so please be careful. Offenders that cannot adhere to this rule and persist in breaking it will be asked to leave the convention. Please read our Code of Conduct for more information.

Game of Thrones: Season 4 in Review

Panel: Kerry Ingram, Eugene Simon, Ian Beattie, Aimee Richardson, Elio M García Jr. and Peadar Ó Guilín (mod)
Time: 10.00 am
Room: King's Landing

We look back on a very eventful season 4 and reflect on the story so far. We'll also be asking why it is the TV show is even more brutal than the books killing off characters that are still alive and well in the source material.

The Great TitanCon Quiz

Time: 12.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

Our author guests take on the Game of Thrones guests in a Family Fortunes (US: Family Feud) format quiz. This promises to be a lot of fun!

As I'm sure you probably know, the format of Family Fortunes is "we surveyed a hundred people and here's the most popular answers." Well, we need 100 people to answer the questions in the survey below and tell us the first answer that comes into your head. Your contributions will be essential to making The Great TitanCon Quiz an awesome success.

You don't have to be coming to TitanCon 2014 to fill in the survey, anyone can send in answers. Please see our Great TitanCon Quiz Survey page for the questions. Thank you.

Game of Thrones: Justice

Panel: Kerry Ingram, Eugene Simon, Aimee Richardson, Elio M García Jr. and Ian McDonald (mod)
Time: 2.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

A major theme of season 4 was justice. We saw Tyrion face a biased and unfair judicial trial followed by a crushing trial by combat. But many other characters faced justice of one sort or another or delivered justice. Is Daenerys right to free the slaves of Meereen delivering them into a harsh world that offers little opportunity for them? Is being sentenced to life on the Wall as a member of the Night's Watch fair justice for criminals? We'll be examining the justice systems of Westeros and discussing their fairness or lack thereof.

The Making of The World of Ice and Fire

Panel: Elio M García Jr. and Peadar Ó Guilín (mod)
Time: 3.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

For almost a decade, Elio M. García Jr. and his partner Linda Antonsson have been working with George RR Martin on a huge book about the history of Westeros entitled The World of Ice and Fire. This beautiful book contains incredible new art along with detailed, never before told stories from Westeros history. With the World Book finally due for publication at the end of October 2014 we sit down with Elio and talk about the making of the book and the amount of work that has gone into finalising what would go in and what had to be left out for the next book.

Game of Thrones Photo session

Guests: Kerry Ingram, Eugene Simon, Ian Beattie, Aimee Richardson, Elio M García Jr.
Time: 11.00 am
Room: The Eyrie

TitanCon 2011 guest photo session

TitanCon 2011 guest photo session, (from l-r) William Simpson, Sophie Turner, Art Parkinson, Maisie Williams, JacMac (volunteer working in our guest liaison team), Kristian Nairn and Miltos Yerolemou. Photo taken by Jim Corr.

We are pleased to announce that professional photographer Jim Corr will be with us again to take pictures of TitanCon members with our Game of Thrones guests.

We will be charging a fee of £10 for photographs with a single guest and £25 for a group photograph with all listed guests in the same shot. You may purchase as many photographs as you wish.

All proceeds from the photo session are to be donated to charity, to be split between Northern Ireland Children's Hospice and Action Cancer Northern Ireland. We thank all of our guests for donating their time to allow us to raise money for these very worthy causes.

If you are taking part in a workshop during the time when the photo session is taking place then please speak to a volunteer at the Photo Session and we'll make sure you get your photos taken as quickly as possible so you can get back to your workshop and only miss a small part of it.

We can only accept payment in cash. Please pay when you come to the Photo Session in the morning. All photographs will be available for pick up at 4.00 pm during the Game of Thrones Signing session in the Winterfell room.

Game of Thrones Crafting Workshops

We offer three Game of Thrones Crafting Workshops with space for just 14 people in each workshop.

Dothraki Jewellery Workshop

Host: Emma Andrews
Workshop A: 11.30 am - 1.00 pm
Workshop B: 3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Room: Riverrun

The most oversubscribed item on the TitanCon programme the last few years has been the Dothraki Jewellery Workshop run by Emma Andrews from the Game of Thrones Drapes and Embroidery department. So of course we've brought it back again this year with two workshops for 14 people in each session so that more people get the opportunity to create their very own Dothraki jewellery. All the material is provided including real horse hair from Emma's own horses.

To cover material costs we are charging £5.00 for a ticket to participate in the Dothraki Jewellery Workshop. There are 14 tickets available for each session so 28 people will get the chance to join in over the course of the day. There will be an online sign-up process for the Dothraki Jewellery Workshops which opens at 12.00 noon (UK time) on Sunday 7 September 2014. Please see the Crafting Workshop tickets page for more details.

Iron Bank of Braavos Coin Bag Workshop

Host: Emma Andrews
Time: 4.30 pm - 6.00 pm
Room: Riverrun

Emma Andrews will be walking 14 lucky people through the process of crafting their very own leather coin bag. It doesn't have to be in the style of the Iron Bank of Braavos, you could craft it in a style suitable for Littlefinger or the Hand of the King or your favourite House. Let your imagination run wild.

To cover material costs we are charging £5.00 for a ticket to participate in the Iron Bank of Braavos Coin Bag Workshop. There are 14 tickets available. There will be an online sign-up process for the Iron Bank of Braavos Coin Bag Workshop which opens at 12.00 noon (UK time) on Sunday 7 September 2014. Please see the Crafting Workshop tickets page for more details.

Game of Thrones Round Table

Guests: Kerry Ingram, Eugene Simon, Aimee Richardson
Time: 3.00 pm
Room: The Eyrie

We are offering a very special opportunity for ten lucky fans to sit down at a round table with some of our Game of Thrones cast members for a private and informal chat. A chance for the fans to really get to know the actors and a chance for them to get to know the fans.

The Round Table session will last 45 minutes. We are charging a fee of £5.00 to attend. Tickets go on sale at 12.00 noon (UK time) on Sunday 7 September 2014. For more details about purchasing tickets please see our Round Table tickets page.

All proceeds from the Round Table ticket sales are to be donated to charity, to be split between Northern Ireland Children's Hospice and Action Cancer Northern Ireland. We thank all of our guests for donating their time to allow us to raise money for these very worthy causes.

Game of Thrones Special signing session

Guests: Ian Beattie
Time: 1.00 pm - 1.30 pm
Room: King's Landing

Ian Beattie is only able to join us in the morning up till 1.00 pm. He has an afternoon flight to London that he has to catch which means he will unfortunately miss our afternoon programme including the signing session. However, Ian has kindly offered to stay an extra half hour till 1.30 pm to hold a special signing session for TitanCon attendees, straight after The Great TitanCon Quiz finishes.

The special signing session is going to be run in a slightly different way to normal. We would like to ask all attendees wishing to get an autograph from Ian to stay seated in the main hall (King's Landing) after the quiz, or come in and take a seat if they were not present for the quiz. We will call up groups of attendees in number order, membership numbers 1-40 will be first, then 41-80 and so on. We will try to get through everyone as quickly as possible but Ian will have to leave at 1.30 pm and some people who have bought their tickets later than others may unfortunately miss out. We are very sorry about that but given the time constraints we feel that this is the fairest way to run the signing in a correct manner. We hope you understand.

Due to time constraints we can only allow one autograph per person. Regretfully any photos taken with Ian during the morning photo session will not be printed and returned in time for this special signing session. Your photographs with Ian will be available for pick up at 4.00 pm alongside the other guests. We will instead have 8x10 prints available for purchase at £5.00 each. Please remember that all proceeds from the sale of 8x10 prints at the signing session will be donated to charity. Thank you.

Game of Thrones signing session

Guests: Kerry Ingram, Eugene Simon, Aimee Richardson, Elio M García Jr.
Time: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Room: Winterfell

All TitanCon 2014 attendees are entitled to one FREE autograph from each of our Game of Thrones guests. However, if you wish to get a second item signed this will be known as a Raven. Ravens cost £5.00 each. TitanCon attendees may only queue up once for the signing session but you may get as many Ravens from each guest as you wish to purchase at the same time (although depending upon whether we get a large number of new attendees who buy on the door we may need to limit the number of Ravens you can get at once from each guest to avoid issues with time constraints).

If you had photographs taken with the cast members during the morning photo sessions then these will be available for pick up. You don't have to get the photograph signed if you don't want to, you can just come in and pick up the photograph if you don't want to get anything signed. Our assumption is that most people will want to get their photos, books or DVD/Blu-Ray's signed, but if you have a poster, a t-shirt, a kindle cover or whatever I'm sure our guests will be happy to sign it for you.

Just like the photo session, all proceeds from the signing session are to be donated to charity, to be split between Northern Ireland Children's Hospice and Action Cancer Northern Ireland. We thank all of our guests for donating their time to allow us to raise money for these very worthy causes.

If you are taking part in a workshop during the time when the signing session is taking place then please speak to a volunteer at the Signing Session and we'll make sure you get your autographs as quickly as possible so you can get back to your workshop and only miss a small part of it.

Game of Thrones Extras

Time: 5.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

A television show like Game of Thrones would be impossible to produce without the hard work of hundreds of dedicated extras. People prepared to grow beards and go months without cutting their hair just so they have the right look. People willing to get dressed up in any kind of clothing, be it heavy armour or something with little protection from the elements while they are outside for days at a time in the worst imaginable weather, repeatedly doing the same thing over and over again until the director decides he has enough footage.

In the Extras panel we will salute the hard work and sacrifice of the Game of Thrones extras as they relate their experience of working on the first and second seasons of the show and provide real insight into what it takes to be an extra. Back in July 2011 over two thousand people turned up for the ExtrasNI casting session and if any of those people would like some advice on how to become an extra themselves this panel may just have the answers.

Closing Ceremony - including Raffle Prize Draw and Auction

Time: 6.30 pm
Room: King's Landing

We'll be thanking all the guests, contributors and volunteers that have helped run TitanCon and make at an enjoyable day.

We have some fantastic prizes up for grabs in our Raffle Prize Draw including signed goodies donated to us by George RR Martin himself. Raffle tickets cost £2.00 each and are available from the TitanCon Merchandise Desk opposite the Dragonpit (Dillon Room) in the main corridor throughout the day.

George also donated something truly special, a copy of Inside HBO's Game of Thrones hardback book written by Bryan Cogman that has been signed by Bryan Cogman, George RR Martin, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. We are going to open bidding on this special item signed by four of the principal creators of HBO's Game of Thrones at £100 and we expect it to sell for a lot more than that. We can only accept cash payments so please remember to bring plenty of money if you intend to bid on this rare collector's item.

Please see our Raffle and Auction page for more details about the prizes on offer.