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08 July 2013 @ 12:36 pm
The wait is over and we can finally announce the details of our 2013 Coach tour. We apologise that this has taken a few weeks longer than we would have wanted but this has been a difficult tour to arrange with several different venues to negotiate with, some of which didn't work out in terms of time, money and practicality. But we're really pleased with the Game of Thrones filming locations we have lined up and a fantastic venue for our medieval feast. For those that preferred the atmosphere inside the great hall at Castle Ward to last year's marquee at Shane's Castle, we are pleased to say we have found a beautiful hall at Clandeboye Estate big enough to seat 150 people and we also offer spectacular entertainment with a fire dancing show by Ignition.

On Sunday 8 September 2013 we will be visiting:

Inch Abbey
The location where Robb was named King in the North. Following the heartbreaking events of the Red Wedding we'll be holding a special memorial service for the fallen king. Never forget.

River Quoile
The quay outside Riverrun where the funeral service for Hoster Tully was held. The Tully trout ornamentation is gone but the quay is still there in this beautiful riverside location.

Audley's Castle
We never made it out here on our 2011 tour so we're going back this year. This was the exterior location for The Twins and was also used as the Stark and Lannister war camps back in season one.

Whitespots Country Park ~ Windmill
One of the most recognisable locations from season three is the windmill where Bran and company took shelter while Jon Snow fought the wildlings outside.

Clandeboye Estate ~ Combat workhops
We are offering a selection of combat workshops including spear combat, sword combat, hand to hand fighting and fire eating and body burning - for those that dare to try.

Medieval feast
Our traditional Hog Roast will be served inside the beautiful Clandeboye Estate Courtyard Banqueting Hall. With seating for 150 people plus a separate bar area.

Fire Dancing
After the sun and our food goes down we'll be serving up spectacular entertainment in the courtyard with fire dancing by Ignition and our very own Mutha Hydra.

After Party
We offer drop off points at Belfast City Airport, Europa Bus Station before returning to the Wellington Park Hotel where the after party will continue long into the night.

Tickets cost £45 (+ £2 Paypal transaction fee) and go on sale at 12.00 midday (UK) on Saturday 13 July 2013

Full details on our website:
24 January 2013 @ 12:32 pm
Despite the situation with the flag protests in Belfast over recent weeks the TitanCon Committee have been putting plans into place for TitanCon 2013 and we wholeheartedly still believe in putting on another great convention this year. However, we cannot ignore the uncertainty of current events and therefore have decided to delay ticket sales until the end of February.

We will be hoping that a resolution will be reached in the coming weeks which will facilitate a peaceful end to protests and a return to business as usual in Belfast. Towards the end of February the TitanCon committee will make a final decision about whether to go ahead with the convention or not depending on the situation. We most definitely do not want to cancel but we cannot rule out the possibility that we may have no other choice.

We want to make it clear to everyone that the situation in Belfast right now is not dangerous but it is disruptive.

At this time we are not financially committed, we have not paid any non-refundable deposits. We are in a position to make the financial commitment necessary to stage TitanCon if we judge it to be worth the risk to ourselves and the reputation of the convention. If and when the time comes that we do put our money down on a deposit and begin accepting ticket sales then this committee pledges to you that we will be 100% committed and we'll do everything we possibly can to run an enjoyable and successful TitanCon on Saturday 14 September 2013.

Yes this means that if we do go ahead then we will be one weekend earlier than the previous two years. The reason for this change is to avoid a clash with the Emmy Award Ceremony which will allow us to maximise our potential to bring you more Game of Thrones guests.

Please be patient with us over the next month. This is not an easy or simple decision. We will continue to make plans during this time as if we are going ahead so that we are all ready to go at the end of February. We have every hope that this is what happens. Our decision will be communicated clearly and fully as soon as we are ready to make it. Thank you.

A longer statement with more detail about this decision is available on our TitanCon 2013 page.