Game of Thrones at Comic-Con: Creators, Cast Members Drop Out of Panel

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If you were planning on attending Friday's San Diego Comic-Con panel for Game of Thrones, then we have some news for you. 

HBO has confirmed there are some big changes from the initial attendance panel. 

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have dropped out of the panel alongside cast members Iain Glen, and Nathalie Emmanuel. 

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Maisie Williams (Arya), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran), John Bradley (Sam), Liam Cunningham (Davos), and Conleth Hill (Varys) are still slated to attend. 

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"The #GoTSDCC panel taking place Friday, 7/19 at 5:30PM in Hall H will now consist of panelists @Maisie_Williams, @RaleighRitchie, @nikolajcw, @isaac_h_wright, @johnbradleywest, @liamcunningham1 & Conleth Hill," a tweet shared by the show's official Twitter account reads.

"Follow our ravens for updates."  

The lack of creators at the panel is somewhat surprising, especially considering this will be the fantasy epic's final panel at the event. 

Fans likely had a lot of burning questions for the creators because, well, the show is over, and now they may never be answered. 

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Game of Thrones Season 8 received a lot of criticism, and most of it stemmed with how rushed some of the plots were, to the point that some things felt like they were randomly tacked on for shock value. 

HBO has not confirmed why this change in the panel has occurred, but it could have something to do with the backlash, which was mostly aimed at the showrunners. 

One fan went as far as creating a petition, pleading for the final season to be remade "with competent writers."

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It's certainly surprising that the viewers turned on the creative forces behind the show, especially when the first seven seasons garnered solid reviews. 

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That being said, Game of Thrones Season 8 was also a monster success in the ratings. It averaged 12 million total viewers for each Sunday at 9 PM airing, along with a 5.2 rating in the demo. 

When delayed viewing was factored in, the numbers swelled double digits. 

What do you think of this news, Game of Thrones Fanatics?

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Are you mad that the creators and two cast members are stepping away from the panel?

The Game of Thrones panel will take place Friday, July 19 at 5:30 pm in Hall H of the San Diego Convention Center.

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Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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