Monday, August 8, 2016

Kristian "Hodor" Nairn Headed to 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con

Game of Thrones' Kristian "Hodor" Nairn Comes to Baltimore Comic-Con

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND - Join us this September 2nd, 3rd, and 4th, 2016 in the Inner Harbor for 2016 Baltimore Comic-Con, being held at the Baltimore Convention Center. The Baltimore Comic-Con is excited to announce our next guest, Game of Thrones' Hodor, Kristian Nairn. He will be in attendance Saturday, September 3rd and Sunday, September 4th only. Tickets for the show and Mr. Nairn are available now!

Kristian Nairn is a Northern Irish actor and DJ. He is best known for fan favorite Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones. His portrayal of the gentle-hearted Winterfell stable boy, largely through the use of skillful body language, has cemented his status as one of the best-loved stars of the show.

Kristian has appeared as slave trader Barnaby Silver on Ripper Street, in the adventure film The Four Warriors (2015), in the Live Action Role Play comedy Treasure Trapped (2014), as himself in Chronicles of Comic Con (2013) and as a guest on the Will Wheaton Project (2014).

Kristian has also appeared on episode 37 of the comedy podcast the Yogpod, discussing his Game of Thrones role with hosts Simon Lane and Lewis Brindley.

Kristian is a highly successful DJ of 20 years' experience, performing his signature blend of progressive house to sellout venues worldwide. He has performed alongside such acts as the Scissor Sisters and Calvin Harris, and has a residency at Irish club The Kremlin. Kristian recently completed a well-reviewed DJ tour across North America and Europe, which has been described as "a throwback to the golden age of British House music." His first single, Up/Beacon (feat. Leanne Robinson), was released in July of 2015.

Kristian is also an accomplished guitarist and singer.

"Hodor!" said Marc Nathan, promoter of the Baltimore Comic-Con. "Seriously though, when we heard Kristian was a possibility, we were very excited. His portrayal of a supporting character in the sweeping Game of Thrones epic has been so utterly memorable that he has clearly made Hodor one of the show's stars, and fans of the show and of Kristian in particular recognize his amazing dramatic abilities. We're truly privileged to have him join us in 2016, and his fans are going to love it!"

General Admission and VIP Package tickets for Weekend, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, as well as the Harvey Awards, are now on sale! Visit for more information and to purchase your advanced tickets now, and as always, kids 10 and under get into the show free with a paid adult General Admission!

While they are available, be sure to take advantage of discount rate arrangements we have made with hotels near the Baltimore Convention Center. For all the details, see:

To make parking easy and stress-free, we have partnered with Parking Panda, the nationwide leader in online parking reservations, to allow attendees driving to the show to purchase guaranteed parking near the Baltimore Comic-Con. Click here to book your guaranteed parking spot, or if you need help or have questions, call 800-232-6415.

In the coming weeks, look for more announcements from the Baltimore Comic-Con. We are looking forward to highlighting our guests, the Harvey Awards, industry exclusives, and programming. The latest developments can always be found on our website, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages.

Contact Information
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About The Baltimore Comic-Con
The Baltimore Comic-Con is celebrating its 17th year of bringing the comic book industry to the Baltimore and Washington D.C. area. For more information, please visit

About The Harvey Awards
The Harvey Awards are one of the comic book industry's oldest and most respected awards. With a history of over 20 years, the last 11 in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con, the Harveys recognize outstanding achievements in over 20 categories. They are the only industry awards nominated and selected by the full body of comic book professionals. For more information, please visit


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