HOUSTON (FOX 26) - Winter is coming, Game of Thrones fans! Emilia Clarke will be coming to Houston this spring to Comicpalooza, a 3-day pop culture festival.
Clarke's character Daenerys Targaryen, a.k.a. the "Mother of Dragons", will be headlining the festival on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Accompanying her will be fellow Game of Thrones actor Nathalie Emmanuel, who portrays her advisor Missandei in the hit series.
The final season premieres on April 14, and actor Maisie Williams, or "Arya Stark", says to expect "a lot of deaths".
Outside of her ongoing work on Game of Thrones, Clarke has starred in numerous film roles including Louisa in Me Before You, the screen adaptation of Jojo Moyes best-selling novel of the same name, female lead Qi’ra, Han Solo’s childhood friend and romantic interest in SOLO: A Star Wars Story, Sarah Connor in Terminator: Genisys.
Nathalie Emmanuel first appeared in ‘Game of Thrones’ during season 3 and soon became a series regular. In 2015, Emmanuel played computer hacker Ramsey in Furious 7, for which she won the Screen Nation award for Best Female Performance in Film, and Harriet in Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials. She made a name for herself at age 10, playing Young Nala in the West End production of the musical The Lion King and then made her television break in 2006 by starring as Sasha Valentine in the teen soap opera Hollyoaks.
Clarke and Emmanuel will be joining recently announced guests John Barrowman from Arrow and
Doctor Who; Erick Avari widely seen in film and television including The Mummy, Independence Day, and Stargate; Billy Zane from The Phantom and Titanic; along with cast members from Amazon’s The Tick. Additional celebrity announcements are planned over the weeks leading up to the show.