The Printworks, Manchester, was transformed to the land of fire and ice on Sunday as ThronesCon, the Game of Thrones Fan Convention came to the entertainment complex. The convention was actors, crew, special effects and make-up artists taking part at the sold out event.
This is what it's all about ... The Iron Throne. In George RR Martin's series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire, wars are waged, families split, friends betrayed over the right to sit on the Iron Throne and rule over Westeros.
Dragons are a huge part of Game of Thrones, and at ThronesCon a dragon's head was unveiled, whilst a violinist performed the iconic theme tune to the show.
Will Daenerys Targaryen's dragons put her on The Iron Throne? This dragon at The Printworks certainly appealed to fans.
Guests at ThronesCon included Roger Ashton-Griffiths (pictured) who plays Mace Tyrell in the hit show. Other guests included Ian McElhinney (Ser Barristan Selmy), Richard Brake (The Night King), and Aimee Richardson (Myrcella Baratheon) who gave talks, signed autographs and took part in photo shoots with fans.
Talks at ThronesCon were not just limited to the actors. Behind the scenes presentations included filming on the battlefield and how to swordfight on television.
Of course no episode of Game of Thrones is complete without a good killing!
Talks also included presentations by expert cos-players on costume design and creation.
The Printworks was transformed into a market place with stands filled with merchandise from the hit show, posters, goblets, trinkets and more
Of course no convention worth it's salt would be complete without attendees turning up in costume.
Whilst the three of them never actually met on screen, we would have loved to have seen what happened if Daenerys and Ygritte had met. Would they have battled over John Snow?
And of course the cosplay was excellent with fans and professional cosplayers turning out in droves in some magnificent costumes.
Organisers DraigCon are also bringing a Harry Potter themed convention to The Printworks in July and have already announced that ThronesCon will return in May 2019 with early-bird tickets now on sale.
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