khaleesi is coming

Game of Thrones queen to hold court in upcoming Texas comic festival

Game of Thrones queen to hold court in upcoming Texas comic festival

Emilia Clarke headshot Game of Thrones
Emilia Clarke — aka Khaleesi — is coming to Houston.  Photo courtesy of Comicpalooza
Nathalie Emmanuel headshot Game of Thrones
Natalie Emmanuel, Clarke's trusted Game of Thrones costar, will join Clarke.  Photo courtesy of Comicpalooza
Emilia Clarke headshot Game of Thrones
Nathalie Emmanuel headshot Game of Thrones

This May, Comicpalooza will have some dragon-riding royalty soaring into Texas.

For all you Game of Thrones fans waiting for the eighth and final season to start on Sunday, April 14, Emilia Clarke — aka Daenerys Targaryen, aka Khaleesi, aka the Mother of Dragons, aka a whole bunch of names — will headline the three-day pop culture festival, held at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston on May 11-12.

Also joining her will be Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays her trusted adviser Missandei.

This will be the first time Clarke — who has also co-starred in Terminator: Genisys and Solo: A Star Wars Story — has appeared at a comic convention where fans can see her on a panel, take photos, and receive autographs.

Of course, the Comicpalooza organizers are psyched about this. “Game of Thrones is an iconic story in pop culture history, with a broad spectrum of remarkable characters and devoted fans,” said Comicpalooza president Michael Heckman, in a statement. “Emilia’s role as Daenerys Targaryen is central to the story’s final chapter. With excitement building as the season unfolds, it is the perfect time to bring Emilia and Nathalie to Comicpalooza.”

Clarke and Emmanuel will be joined by such previously announced guests as John Barrowman (Arrow, Doctor Who); Billy Zane (Titanic, The Phantom); Gates McFadden; and Michael Dorn (both from Star Trek: The Next Generation).

Comic-book legends like Neal Adams (Batman, Green Arrow) and Chris Claremont (X-Men) are also scheduled to appear.

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For more information on Comicpalooza, including admission prices and schedules, visit the official site.