Meet the New Faces of Season 5

Can't wait for Season 5 of 'Game of Thrones'? Catch a sneak peek of the series' new cast members. Unveiled at San Diego's Comic-Con, the video below introduces the new actors portraying Doran Martell, Trystane Martell, Myrcella Baratheon, Areo Hotah, Yezzan, Nymeria Sand, Tyene Sand, Obara Sand and the High Sparrow in Season 5:  

The Line Is Long and Full of Fans

What happens the night before a Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con? The fans come to wait. And wait. 

Sharon Schulzki - Favorite Season 4 moment? Mrs Schulzki: "Sansa's lie about her aunt's death." Daughter Karin: "When Joffrey died."

Sharon Schulzki - Favorite Season 4 moment? Mrs Schulzki: "Sansa's lie about her aunt's death." Daughter Karin: "When Joffrey died."

Very first on the line Thursday was Sharon Schulzki and her daughter Karin, both of San Diego. Their 6 a.m. arrival on the line was but one element of their family's highly committed GOT panel day plan. The two, set to change in Melisandre and Daenerys costumes (respectively) were to be joined by dad (dressed as Stannis) and brother (dressed as Purple Wedding Joffrey) at 6:15 a.m. the following morning to hand off overnight gear before heading to the panel together. Mrs. Schulzki flipped through a gallery of photographs of her intricate handiwork, with details that would have made costume designer Michele Clapton proud. 

Melanie Mather, second on line, came in from Washington D.C. Having made it in to the panel last year, she decided she had to attend another. Mather, who hasn't read the books, said Joffrey's death was the most memorable for her last season. "I fell on the floor," she said. Of the panel lineup, Mather was most excited for Natalie Dormer (Margaery Baratheon): "She's my queen!" said Mather. 

Sarah Graves of Irvine, California arrived at 8 p.m. with her sister Lauren and their friend Jonathan Hart of South Carolina. Dressed in a House Lannister t-shirt, Sarah was still waiting for the wristbands that would release them from the line so they could eat and sleep. She defended her t-shirt choice: "Tyrion, all the way."

Jonathan Hart, Lauren Graves, Sarah Graves - Favorite Season 4 moment? Sarah Graves: "Oberyn Martell's death. I couldn't even watch the screen, it was so scary. Reading it and seeing it are two totally different things."

Jonathan Hart, Lauren Graves, Sarah Graves - Favorite Season 4 moment? Sarah Graves: "Oberyn Martell's death. I couldn't even watch the screen, it was so scary. Reading it and seeing it are two totally different things."

Mariel Racon and Jose Patino of Tijuana, arrived on the line at 7:30 p.m. Their time-passing plan including chatting and reading. Racon was hoping to see Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister) while Patino was interested in John Bradley (Samwell Tarly) 

Favorite Season 4 moment? Rascon: "When Tyrion escaped." Patino: "Ditto!"

Favorite Season 4 moment? Rascon: "When Tyrion escaped." Patino: "Ditto!"

Fans Proclaim Their Faith With GOT Tattoos

Fans Proclaim Their Faith With GOT Tattoos

Exclusive to this year's Game of Thrones 'Survive the Realm' experience at Comic-Con was the opportunity for fans to get tattoos. The permanent kind.

The complimentary tattoos were courtesy of the team at local shop Left Hand Black. Owner and artist Turk, who is also a fan of the show, helped devise the tattoo designs on offer as well as the sizing and placement restrictions. (Although visions of ravens and Joffrey's crown were dancing in his head, the final 15 designs were selected for practical reasons including efficiency.) Turk reported that coincidentally, he had been seeing an upswing in GOT-tattoo requests, which wasn't a surprise to him. "The imagery is so awesome," he said.

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All Men Must Drink, Including Pedro Pascal

Pedro Pascal Valar Morghulis.jpg

Pedro Pascal was on hand for the ceremonial tapping of Ommegang Brewery's latest collaboration with 'Game of Thrones,' Valar Morghulis Dubbel Ale. Pascal poured the first glass and pronounced it "delicious."

Pascal went with a similar turn of phrase when asked to describe what Oberyn Martell would be like as a drink. "Rich, delicious ... and a little dangerous," he offered. "A good poison." Pascal hospitably poured and served Valar Morghulis to the many who flocked around the bar at the Wired Lounge on Thursday afternoon. 

As for his ideal GOT drinking buddy, the actor named Tyrion Lannister. "Tyrion and I would have been buddies," Pascal theorized about what could have been. "We would have gotten into a lot of trouble together and a lot of it would have included beer and wine."

The event was also an opportunity for a selection of GOT fans to meet the actor as well as sample the beer, which hits stores in September.

 

GOT at Comic-Con: Your Complete Itinerary

GOT at Comic-Con: Your Complete Itinerary

'Game of Thrones' is back at Comic-Con and as in past years, the show's cast and creative minds will be in attendance. Fans will be able to interact with their favorite actors, climb the Wall (via the Oculous Rift experience) and even raise a glass of GOT-inspired ale. Can't make it to San Diego? Follow @GameOfThrones on Twitter for up-to-the-minute updates and check back throughout the week for full coverage.

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