and Khaleesi gets adorably dorky
The 15th ToyCon seems to be the biggest one yet in terms of what it has to offer. After partnering with Pop Life Entertainment Ltd. and Salt Lake Comic Con, the annual event, which took place over the weekend, is now called the “ToyCon and Pop Life FanXperience.”
Not only did it summon the world of toys and cosplayers, the organizers were finalky able to bring in guests like Kristian Narin, better known as Hodor on Game of Thrones, and Dean Cain who played Superman on Lois & Clark (who is now Supergirl’s dad).
The 93-year-old Stan Lee was also able to address the crowd via Skype at noon on Saturday, where a Stan Lee Excelsior Exhibit was set up on the floor.
The folks from Salt Lake Comic Con (SLCC) and FanXperience acknowledged during the run, “Some of the best fans in the world are in the Philippines,” and they are excited to partner up with ToyCon and continue what they’ve started.
And because they feel like they’re on a roll, dates are actually all set for 2017: June 30, July 1 and July 2.
It was great to see Kristian on stage—especially after the sad fate that befell Hodor in this season’s Game of Thrones. I asked him how he spent his last day on the set, and it turns out, they shot that tragic scene on his birthday! A specially made cake was waiting for him at the end of the day, and he shared it with Isaac Hempstead Wright (the actor who plays Bran). Apparently, the two have become friends off the set and they continue to keep in touch. They watched the Warcraft movie together and he describes Isaac as “a great kid, like a little brother,” and someone he “misses a lot.”
Thankfully, that episode is not the last we’ll see of Kristian Nairn on TV. He’s got a new show in the works, two movies, and he continues to tour as a DJ.
Speaking of Kristian Nairn outside the world of Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, aka Khaleesi, stars as the adorably dorky and lovable Lou Clark in the film adaptation of Me Before You. Charles Dance, aka Tywin Lannister, is in it too, along with Sam Claflin(Finnick from Hunger Games), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Bates from Downton Abbey), and Jenna Coleman (Clara from Doctor Who).
Me Before You opens today.