Game of Thrones panel
- These guys are fun and try to stay on character, especially for the ComicCon fans! When Rory McCann (The Hound) arrived on stage, he was cradling his ear and mimicked hobbling to his seat. When Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell) came out, he was holding his head and scrunching his eyes closed!
- Of course someone mentioned the on going subject of Jon Snow's maternity. The answer was simple: "Mrs. Snow."
- Girls want to have (more) fun. Natalie Dormer (Margaery) and Sophie Turner (Sansa) expressed their wish to be more involved in sword fighting. "I want to kill someone," declared Turner and Dormer revealed that as someone who was really into swords, she was jealous of the actors who got to work with them, but acknowledged that has "proven to have other weapons"
- More Stannis! Producer and writer teased with a small detail from the coming season: "He's a fascinating character and we will be taking advantage of both the character and actor in the season."
- The endless question Dragons or direwolves split the panel. When the group was asked -- by a girl dressed as Arya -- "dragons or direwolves?" the answers were varied down the line. John Bradley said Sam's friendship with Jon necessitated he pick direwolves while Rose Leslie and Gwendoline Christie went for dragons. The Starks and Snow -- Maisie Williams, Kit Harrington and Sophie Turner each backed: "direwolves of course," as did Natalie Dormer. George Martin demurred, as did Benioff and Weiss. For his part, Rory McCann bayed like a hound, and Pedro Pascal went with a snake. One twist: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) opted for a "direwolf ... because they're easier to kill."
- "The show is the show and the books are the books," said Martin, addressing a recurring line of questioning including whether book fans should stop watching the show until the books catch up
- Arianne Martell will not be joining for the cast of the fifth season, to great dissapointment of the fans
- New cast members were announced, with Alexander Siddig being amongst them (Syriana). Siddig will have a major story arc as Doran Martell, the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to Prince Oberyn Martell