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Con of Thrones: June 30 to July 2, 2017 - Nashville, TN
« on: July 28, 2016, 11:17:55 am »
RALLY THE REALM
JUNE 30 – JULY 2, 2017 · NASHVILLE


Con of Thrones is the largest-ever convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin.

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There are two ways to experience Con of Thrones and tickets are at their lowest prices of the year!

$149 - FULL-WEEKEND PASS

$349 - VALYRIAN PASS
*Includes preferred seating, special registration line, exclusive loot bag, a Con of Thrones t-shirt, and more...

EARLYBIRD TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 22

STAY IN THE MIDST OF THE MAGIC

Con of Thrones will take place within the stunning halls and indoor alleyways of Nashville's historic Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (now open for booking!).

This lavish hotel, along with its spectacular indoor city, will serve as the perfect backdrop for our weekend-long celebration of all things Thrones.

We have secured a special rate for Con of Thrones attendees, but space is limited. Don't miss your chance.

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Re: Con of Thrones: June 30 to July 2, 2017 - Nashville, TN
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2016, 11:42:18 am »
Space must be reeeeeeeally limited, because there are no hotel rooms at all.

Any world on the guests/events at this con?

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2016, 11:52:54 am »
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Space must be reeeeeeeally limited, because there are no hotel rooms at all.

Any world on the guests/events at this con?

Oh wow, I just checked an hour ago and they still had rooms, hahaha. Perhaps the # of guests is a factor? Because if not, that sold out FAST  :o

Looks like they are still in the early stages of setting things up, so I haven't heard any official announcements on guests or events - but you can be sure that I will keep you guys posted  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2016, 12:38:59 pm »
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Oh wow, I just checked an hour ago and they still had rooms, hahaha. Perhaps the # of guests is a factor? Because if not, that sold out FAST  :o

I thought so too, so I tried all the way down to 1 guest. Nada.

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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2016, 01:30:36 pm »
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I thought so too, so I tried all the way down to 1 guest. Nada.

Oh my, those rooms went incredibly fast, haha! Thanks for the heads up. I am considering attending this, but I don't think I would book a room prior to having a badge due to the fact that the hotel apparently charges you for one night immediately upon booking (someone on Facebook was discussing this - unfortunately, I guess I can't verify that at this point, haha)!

*Edit: I just realized that it's because I changed the dates! I was only thinking of going from 7/29-7/3, and it looks like rooms are available then.
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« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2016, 01:57:28 pm »
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Oh my, those rooms went incredibly fast, haha! Thanks for the heads up. I am considering attending this, but I don't think I would book a room prior to having a badge due to the fact that the hotel apparently charges you for one night immediately upon booking (someone on Facebook was discussing this - unfortunately, I guess I can't verify that at this point, haha)!

*Edit: I just realized that it's because I changed the dates! I was only thinking of going from 7/29-7/3, and it looks like rooms are available then.

Okay, I was looking at going for the entire con, which may be the difference.

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Re: Con of Thrones: June 30 to July 2, 2017 - Nashville, TN
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2016, 07:52:15 pm »
Hmmmmm, if the guest list becomes good, I may do it. Maybe. That said any threat of this con selling out soon?
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« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2016, 10:53:56 am »
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Hmmmmm, if the guest list becomes good, I may do it. Maybe. That said any threat of this con selling out soon?

The "early bird" ticket sale starts August 22. Since this is actually the first year they are doing this con, I'm not quite sure what the demand will be. They currently have a little under 950 followers on Twitter though, so I'm guessing that it won't be an immediate sellout: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

*Edit: Their Facebook currently lists about 6,500 interested in attended, and almost 2,000 who definitely plan on going: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. Still doesn't sound like an immediate sellout, IMO. Unless the con center is REALLY small.
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« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2016, 11:07:55 am »
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The "early bird" ticket sale starts August 22. Since this is actually the first year they are doing this con, I'm not quite sure what the demand will be. They currently have a little under 950 followers on Twitter though, so I'm guessing that it won't be an immediate sellout: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

*Edit: Their Facebook currently lists about 6,500 interested in attended, and almost 2,000 who definitely plan on going: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login. Still doesn't sound like an immediate sellout, IMO. Unless the con center is REALLY small.
It is inside a hotel, right? So definitely on the smaller side.

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« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2016, 11:15:39 am »
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It is inside a hotel, right? So definitely on the smaller side.

Yep, con center is in the hotel they have listed for booking. I did a quick search, and their website says that they have 700,000+ square feet of event space: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

So, comparing that to something like SDCC (where the exhibit hall is 525,000+ square feet alone: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login), it looks like this will definitely be smaller.
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« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2016, 11:21:27 am »
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Yep, con center is in the hotel they have listed for booking. I did a quick search, and their website says that they have 700,000+ square feet of event space: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login

So, comparing that to something like SDCC (where the exhibit hall is 525,000+ square feet alone: You are not allowed to view links. Register or Login), it looks like this will definitely be smaller.

I'm certain that it will be smaller than SDCC, but I can tell you that the Opryland hotel is pretty enormous. There's an atrium in that place with 2 story water falls, whole buildings, etc.  it has a river in it that you can take boat rides on.  I remember going there at Christmas when I lived in Nashville, it was something to see.  Google Opryland Hotel and look at images. It's a pretty cool place. I didn't even know it was a Marriott property now.

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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2016, 12:30:49 pm »
So, I caved and booked a hotel room for the official dates of the con. The rooms were running out fast enough that they didn't have Thursday night available anymore, so I'm thinking that I'll probably stay near the airport for that night and then move from there to the Opryland on Friday morning (unless rooms open up at a later point). Now, I just hope I can secure badges... ;D
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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2016, 09:19:26 am »
Reminder: early bird tickets go on sale this upcoming Monday, August 22!
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« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2016, 08:26:14 pm »
The Opryland hotel is amazing. When I was a kid, the only family vacation we ever took was to Opryland and we stayed one night in the hotel. I was 10 years old and I didn't even want to go to actual Opryland. I just wanted to stay inside and enjoy that hotel.
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Re: Con of Thrones: June 30 to July 2, 2017 - Nashville, TN
« Reply #14 on: August 22, 2016, 09:10:23 am »
Update: sale is at 1pm EST today! And they have listed more details on the ticket types:

CHOOSE YOUR ADVENTURE

There are two ways to experience Con of Thrones and tickets are at their lowest prices of the year!

VALYRIAN PASS: $349

The Valyrian Pass is our limited-quantity premium pass, infused with additional perks and magical opportunities. INCLUDES:

All Weekend Pass Perks plus:
Small Council Q&A with Special Guests
Valyrian Loot Bag
Exclusive "Hand of the Con" Pin
Con of Thrones T-shirt
Guaranteed Preferred Seating in the Great Hall
Maester: Your Dedicated Con of Thrones Liaison to Assist You All Year
Early Marketplace Access
Priority Lines for Great Hall Programming
Priority Line to Purchase Special Guest Autographs and Photographs
With more to come!

WEEKEND PASS: $149

The Weekend Pass is our standard pass and includes access to three full days of Con of Thrones programming. INCLUDES:

Marketplace Access
Access to Programming
Loot Bag at Registration
Guaranteed Seating in the Great Hall
Access to Purchase Autographs and Photographs with Special Guests
Access to Nighttime Social Events
Access to the Opening and Closing Ceremonies
And much more!

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