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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

In previous years we have operated a strict no spoilers policy in our Game of Thrones discussion panels. At this point book readers and show watchers are in the same boat now and there is nothing major left to spoil.

We caution TitanCon attendees 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.

Game of Thrones: Season 6 in Review

Panel: Ron Donachie, Annette Hannah, William Simpson, Adam Whitehead (mod)
Time: 10.00 am
Room: King's Landing

We look back on a season of Game of Thrones that took us all on a journey into the unknown. As we all expected Jon Snow got over being dead, we all mourned the sad loss of Hodor, the Bolton's got their much needed comeuppance, Queen Cersei took control of the Iron Throne after spectacularly removing House Tully from the great game, and Daenerys finally left Meereen for Westeros.

Game of Thrones: Ice and Fire

Panel: Dominic Carter, Kerry Ingram, Fintan McKeown, Peadar Ó Guilín (mod)
Time: 11.00 am
Room: King's Landing

Our guests discuss the elemental theme of the source material and how that effects the events of the story on screen. From a 700 foot tall ice wall, to sacrificial burnings for a fiery god. Who will win when we finally see the White Walkers face off against the Dragons?

Game of Thrones: In conversation with the past

Panel: Kerry Ingram, Ron Donachie, William Simpson, Adam Whitehead (mod)
Time: 2.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

The vast back story of Game of Thrones plays an important part of the story, informing motives, foreshadowing and mirroring future events. Our panel discuss the histories of the Seven Kingdoms and how they relate to the ongoing events in the show.

Game of Thrones: War of the Queens

Panel: Dominic Carter, Fintan McKeown, Annette Hannah, Ian McDonald (mod)
Time: 3.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

Cersei, First of her Name, now sits the Iron Throne, what does it mean for Westeros to have it's first Queen in living memory? But another Queen is coming for her birthright and Daenerys means to take it by fire and blood. Who will win in this epic showdown between the Queens of House Lannister and House Targaryen? Also, we ask should it be Sansa, Queen of the North?

Game of Thrones: Photo session A

Guests: Dominic Carter, Kerry Ingram, Fintan McKeown
Time: 10.00 am
Room: The Eyrie + The Twins

Game of Thrones: Photo session B

Guests: Ron Donachie, Annette Hannah, William Simpson
Time: 11.00 am
Room: The Eyrie + The Twins

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 £12 for a photograph with a single guest. If you'd like one photograph with two or more guests then it will cost £5 for each additional guest. So for example two guests will be £17, three guests is £22, etc. You may purchase as many photographs as you wish.

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 a full programme of Game of Thrones themed Crafting Workshops throughout the day.

Please see our Crafting Workshops page for more details about these workshops and how you can buy tickets.

TitanCon does 8 out of 10 cats does Countdown

Time: 12.00 pm
Room: King's Landing

This year's quiz pits Game of Thrones guests against Author guests to find out which team is best with letters and numbers. And yes we do want everyone to sing the countdown clock theme!

Game of Thrones: Round Table A

Guests: Dominic Carter, Fintan McKeown, Annette Hannah
Time: 2.00 pm
Room: The Eyrie
Tickets: £5

Game of Thrones: Round Table B

Guests: Ron Donachie, Kerry Ingram, William Simpson
Time: 3.00 pm
Room: The Eyrie
Tickets: £5

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.

Due to how late the final confirmation on our guests has come through the Round Table tickets will be sold at the TitanCon Reception Desk which opens at 9.00 am on Saturday 1 October 2016.

There are only 10 tickets available for each Round Table session and these are sold on a first come first served basis, but please don't panic, they won't all sell out straight away and you should still be able to get one during the morning.

Game of Thrones signing session

Guests: Dominic Carter, Kerry Ingram, Ron Donachie, Fintan McKeown, Annette Hannah, William Simpson
Time: 4.00 pm - 6.00 pm
Room: Winterfell

We are charging a small fee for Game of Thrones guest autographs. Please click the link on each guests' name above to see how much each guest is charging for their signature. Each fee is for one autograph from one guest. We can only accept payments in cash.

If you had photographs taken with the cast members during the morning photo sessions then these will be available for pick up at this signing session. 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.

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.

Brutal Ballet

Guests: Brutal Ballet
Time: 6.20 pm
Room: King's Landing

Combining classical ballet and heavy metal music, Brutal Ballet perform a Game of Thrones inspired routine created especially for TitanCon 2016.

Closing Ceremony - including Raffle Prize Draw

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 Dillon Room in the main corridor throughout the day.