Fans of the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones are in for a treat next Spring as organisers of Thronefest II – to be staged at Quex Park, Birchington on May 19 – announce that Richard Brake, who played the original Night King, will be one its star guests.
Joining one of the baddest baddies of all time will be Game of Thrones, Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade star, Julian Glover CBE, who played Grand Maester Pycell in some 30 episodes of the award-winning series.
Organiser, Gerald McCarthy, said fans are in for a treat, adding: “More than 5000 people came along to our first Thronefest event and this one will be even better.
“The jousters -who appeared in the series – will be back with a new themed show, White Walkers on horseback will be returning, the re-enactment teams are back and we simply had to bring back the beautiful Water Mill Wolves.
“There’ll be even more props in our prop area, lots of Game of Thrones cosplayers, plus fans can expect some fantastic additions – one of which will include a six-metre replica of one of the giants from the series.
“We’re talking to a prop-making team interested in creating one of these huge giants and this will be something to behold if all goes to plan. Fans from all over Europe and even the USA came along earlier this year and loved it, meeting guests such as Kristain Nairn (Hodor), Tom Wlaschiha (Jaqen H’gar) and Dean-Charles Chapman (Tommen Baratheon).
“The show has such a global appeal – it’s a kind of history-meets-Game of Thrones fantasy event. We’ve got children ourselves so we’ve made sure it’s family friendly, there’ll be plenty of activities to keep the younger ones busy including junior archery, birds of prey, reptiles, cute and cuddlies, themed face painting, shield-making, and even a 16ft dragon!”
Actor Miltos Yerolemou, who played Ayra Stark’s sword tutor, is returning – once again offering his sword school to 40 lucky people that book early enough and there’ll be a chance to get autographs, which range from £10 – £25, and selfies for £10 with guests at the event. There’ll be further celebrity guest announcements in the coming weeks.
Next year there will be not one but two Iron Thrones.
Gerald said: “Last year the queues to pose on the famous Iron Throne were huge, so next year we’ve got two! If you didn’t get a chance to get your picture on the throne last time, this time it should be much easier.
“We’re expecting even more interest in this event, partly because it occurs right in the middle of the last ever Game of Thrones series, series 8. Things will be at fever-pitch and it’s also likely to be our last Thronefest event too, so people might just want to get their final dose and book for the event nice and early before we wave goodbye to what has become a quite phenomenal series across the world.”
Tickets range from £18 for adults and £12 for children (other ticket types available) with a special 10% discount for all bookings (except sword school) made between October 19 and November 19 by entering Thronefest10 at the checkout.
Visit www.thronefest.co.uk for event and booking information.