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“Game of Thrones” is always the main event at San Diego Comic-Con, and Zap2it is here to give you the play-by-play for the action-packed panel the stars and creators are attending on Friday (July 22).

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We’re hoping to see some awesome cosplayers and fans and maybe hear a few solid Jon Snow jokes too. Mostly, though, we’re here to find out anything we can about “Game of Thrones” Season 7 and what to expect as we near the end of the epic fantasy saga.

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Panel opens with comedy sketch by Rob McElhenney: “When the fuck is Winter coming?”

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Addressing the summer release, David Benioff repeats that they need WINTER to shoot during winter. 

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David Benioff: “I just want to point out that Sophie Turner made us all do shots of vodka before we came out here.”

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The crowd erupts into sobs at the mention of Hodor’s fate & David Benioff says, “It’s George’s fault!” 

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Iwan Rheon on Ramsay Bolton “I think the poor guy’s had a tough upbringing. He’s a bastard in the north which his always difficult. He’s just looking for his father’s love and acceptance in life… Apart from that there’s very little to like about him.”

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The idea for Battle of the Bastards was to steep it in history. The Battle of Agincourt was their original inspiration.

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The “pile of bodies” came from research on the Battle of Cannae during the Second Punic War. 

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Liam Cunningham was unaware that Shireen was going to die. “These guys keep taking the people I like working with away from me.”

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Liam Cunningham gave Shireen’s wooden stag (unburned) to his daughter as a gift. 

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John Bradley-West thinks it would be funny if Samwell Tarly dies by fall off a bookshelf, buried under a pile of books. 

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Nathalie Emmanuel getting some major props on Missandei’s female empowerment. 

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Conleth Hill on Varys: “I despair of the world today… I admire his approach, and I love that this season you got to see him interrogate someone.”

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Sophie Turner says Sansa didn’t tell Jon about the Night’s of the Vale because she wanted the credit and because it made for more dramatic TV. 

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Sophie Turner wants to know why “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” didn’t get any Emmy nominations. “You deserve to be there.”

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“I’m not sure she believes that Jon is capable of running Winterfell in the North. I think she doesn’t think he has the knowledge, the intellect and the experience that she has.” — Sophie Turner on Jon/Sansa

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Faye Marsay thinks the theory that The Waif and Arya are the same person is a cool theory, but she likes the way things turned out more. 

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David Benioff and D.B Weiss won’t comment on whether or not the Arya/Waif theory is true or not. 

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Isaac Hempstead Wright isn’t sure how Jon will take the news when Bran shows up and says “By the way, I’m a tree wizard, and your dad isn’t your dad.”

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Liam Cunningham has an image of the Night King sitting on the Iron Throne with his leg over the arm, sucking on a Cuban cigar when the show ends. 

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John Bradley thinks Jon will end up on the Iron Throne.

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Nathalie Emmanuel wants Daenerys on the throne, but she likes that the Starks are coming back together. 

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Sophie Turner wants Littlefinger on the throne — the crowd erupts into “Boo’s”

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Iwan Rheon: “I think they should melt the thing down and have a democracy.”

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Isaac Hempstead wants a 4 part Stark team: Jon on the throne, Sansa advising, Arya beating people up, and Bran sitting in the corner with a tree.

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Kristian Nairn thinks the Iron Throne won’t be important by the end, but if he had to pick someone he’d say Brienne. 

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Sophie Turner was most excited for the scene where she kills Ramsay.

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“It was an honor to be killed by you.” — Iwan Rheon

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Fan wants to know if Sophie thinks Jon and Sansa could ever get together now that they’re not siblings.

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“Sansa and Jon have grown up together, they may as well be siblings.” — Sophie Turner

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Isaac Hempstead Wright knew about the R + L = J theory before he shot the scenes, but he looked up fan theories too after he got the Tower of Joy news. “It was nice to see it all click together.”

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Sophie thinks Sansa could either become a true, noble Stark or a total vindictive killer. Tune in for Season 7. 

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Kristian Nairn says if Hodor could speak, the first thing he would say to Bran is “No.” 

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Exclusive video was mostly about set building and past quotes, but it did end with Tyrion saying, “Welcome home, my Queen.”

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Blooper real time! 

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That’s the end of the “Game of Thrones” panel, thanks for tuning in!