Here's something to warm you up - we're back!
This year's TitanCon will take place over the weekend of 12-14 September 2014 and will be held at the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast. Everyone told us what a great venue the Wellie was last year so we are happy to be returning again in 2014.
The Wellie are offering special room rate deals to TitanCon 2014 attendees at the same prices as last year. The opportunity to stay in the hotel where the convention you are attending takes place can massively improve your experience at the con. The practicality of being able to return to your room quickly and easily at any time is a huge difference maker and with enough people staying here the entire hotel can become infused with the atmosphere of TitanCon making the whole experience that much more enjoyable for everyone. We hope you'll all be able to join us at the Wellie for TitanCon 2014.
We will be kicking things off on Friday evening with our popular Literature Night featuring readings from our author guests. This relaxed and informal gathering is the perfect opportunity to mingle with the other attendees, catch up with old friends or make some new ones. We'll also be offering a preview of our Art Show featuring incredible pieces of art by talented local and international artists available for purchase.
The convention itself is on Saturday 13 September. Our doors open at 9.00 am and TitanCon runs till 6.30 pm with evening entertainment from 7.30 pm through till 1.00 am including our highly competitive Masquerade contest. We highly recommend sticking around till late for a rare chance to see some of the Game of Thrones cast members on the dance floor!
TitanCon 2014 programming will feature discussion panels, crafting workshops (including our always popular Dothraki Jewellery Workshop), photo sessions with the guests and of course a signing session. Photographs with our Game of Thrones guests cost £10 each. All TitanCon attendees are entitled to one free autograph from each guest. Additional signatures cost £5 each.
At this time we don't know which Game of Thrones cast and crew members will be available to attend TitanCon 2014. The majority of these guests will only be able to confirm their appearance in the last couple of weeks leading up to the event. Last year we were very lucky to have Isaac Hempstead-Wright (Bran Stark), Art Parkinson (Rickon Stark), Kristian Nairn (Hodor) and Thomas Brodie-Sangster (Jojen Reed) all confirm in the last week as being able to join us which led to an incredible panel on the Fall of House Stark. You never know who might show up on the day! We will announce confirmed guests as soon as we possibly can and we intend to have a few names to whet your appetite within the next few weeks.
TitanCon is not just a Game of Thrones convention, we also include fantasy and science-fiction authors, comic artists, gaming, art and much more. We will be joined by an incredible line up of authors and artists who will be discussing various interesting subjects and aspects of writing and creating literature and art. TitanCon is Northern Ireland's premiere event for speculative fiction and works of the imagination and therefore we will be showcasing the best of the homegrown talent from across the region.
TitanCon Coach Tour
It would not be TitanCon if we didn't close the weekend with the outstanding TitanCon Coach Tour visiting Game of Thrones filming locations around Northern Ireland. Tickets for the Coach Tour will go on sale around the end of May/start of June. We need to see season 4 of the show so that we can try and find some of those locations and plan them into our itinerary giving fans the most unique tour of it's kind. We can tell you that we will be returning to Clandeboye Estate for our traditional Hog Roast Feast and evening entertainment. The beautiful hall at Clandeboye was such a great venue that it was an easy decision to return again this year.
Sounds great! When can I buy tickets?
Tickets for TitanCon 2014 cost £15 and will go on sale at 12.00 midday (UK time) on Saturday 22 February 2014.
Your confirmation email will include booking codes for the special room rate at the Wellington Park Hotel, so please don't contact the hotel directly until after you have bought your ticket and received the confirmation email.
We'll be announcing more details about all aspects of TitanCon 2014 over the coming months so please check back regularly for news or follow us on Twitter to get the latest updates as they are announced.
We look forward to seeing you at TitanCon 2014.