Lena Headey, who plays one of the most devious schemers in all of Westeros, Cersei Lannister, is set to make an appearance at Fan Expo Canada on the Friday and the Saturday. The expo takes place between August 31st and September 3rd 2017 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and a number of other high-profile stars will be in attendance – including Norman Reedus of The Walking Dead and Matt Smith, the 12th Doctor from Doctor Who. Game of Thrones fans are sure to flock to the event to listen to possibly the most quotable character in the hit HBO show. Her famous voice has been used as the opening to songs such as Anthrax’s Soror Irrumator, and the actress is always one of the most sought after from the series to feature at major events.
The Biggest Event of the Year?
Just when you thought the Mural festival in Montreal or the Caribu Festival in Quebec were going to be the biggest events to hit Canada this year, Fan Expo could be about to blow the urban celebration and the wintery drinking event out of the water. This year there are stars from some of the most popular shows on TV on the program. Stephen Amell from Arrow, James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Nathan Fillion from Firefly will all be there. There are also appearances from major actors from legendary films such as Tom Wilson, who played Biff Tannen in the 1985 classic from Robert Zemeckis, Back to the Future. Headey could be the biggest name of them all, as the high-profile actress is watched by a record-breaking 23 million viewers per episode. Fan Expo Canada is the largest comics, horror, sci-fi, and gaming event in Canada, and has been going for 23 years. The event, which is expected to attract around 140,000 fans, allows people to meet their favorite stars and listen to them answer questions.
One thing that fans can be sure of is there will be plenty of cool Game of Thrones-related paraphernalia on offer at the event. The show is well-known for branching out into other products to keep the loyal fan base happy. For instance, there are GoT games such as the Game of Thrones strategy role-playing title from Telltale Games released in 2014 and available on Steam Online, board games including Game of Thrones Monopoly from Hasbro, which uses the great houses instead of locations, and the Game of Thrones slot game available at Betway Casino, which has a special feature that allows players to traverse a map of Westeros on the flip of a Braavosi coin. In addition to all the games, there is, of course, the book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR. Martin on which the show is based, and the various spinoffs from that such as Dunk and Egg. At the Fan Expo there will be a lot on display, and fans can look out for figures of main characters, artwork based on the show, and colouring books. It is also likely that there will be the opportunity to have things signed by the stars.
Can Fans Expect Any Clues for the Show?
The Fan Expo is due to take place at the same time the fifth episode of GoT Season 7 is set to air. With only seven episodes in this current season, which kicks off on July 16, things are bound to be getting incredibly exciting by that point. All the trailers for the new season have teased that there could be a huge war between Cersei and Daenerys, as the Targaryen conqueror seeks to reclaim her father’s throne. After Cersei’s epic onslaught on all those in King’s Landing who had opposed her or stood in her way at the end of Season 6, it seems that the former wife of Robert Baratheon has been set up to be one of the main antagonists in the series from now on. Fans are speculating that she will form an allegiance with Euron Greyjoy of the Iron Islands as she seeks to overcome enemies all around her. But as to whether attendees of the Fan Expo will hear any juicy gossip regarding the show, it seems unlikely. The actors and showrunners have traditionally been tight-lipped at events such as these to avoid spoilers on major plot points.
Tickets for the event are on sale for $20 via the website, and with such an epic ensemble of actors on the bill, it would be wise to get your tickets now to avoid disappointment.