The final season of Game of Thrones aired earlier this year to divisive fan reception, but regardless of the generally negative audience reaction, Hall H at Comic-Con International in San Diego still hosted a Game of Thrones panel.
Hundreds of fans congregated at the biggest pop culture festival in the world, in order to connect with the stars of the popular HBO show and maybe even ask a few questions about their favorite characters.
Or so they thought.
The Hall H event, which was billed as "Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session," ultimately came and went without the gathered cast and crew taking any questions from the audience. This did not go over well with fans who spent hours, some of them days, in line in order to attend what may very well be the final official Comic-Con panel for the show, and many took to social media to air their grievances.
This development came in the wake of numerous GoT talent who were originally advertised as part of the panel pulling out in the days prior to Comic-Con. Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) and Iain Glen (Jorah Mormont), as well as Miguel Sapochnik -- who directed numerous episodes and acted as an executive producer -- were originally advertised, only to pull out just days ahead of time.
Most notably, Game of Thrones showrunners, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, also pulled out days before the panel.
Despite this, there was still plenty of star power in attendance, however. Maisie Williams (Arya Stark), Jacob Anderson (Grey Worm), John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Liam Cunningham (Davos Seaworth), Isaac Hempstead Wright (Brandon Stark) and Conleth Hill (Varys) were all present.
The finale of Season 8 aired to a mixed reaction, with the ending generally not being well received by fans. At this point in time, there are over one million signatures on a petition attempting to get HBO to reshoot the entirety of the final season.
HBO is currently filming an as-yet untitled Game of Thrones prequel series, set 5,000 years before the saga that just concluded.