Kristian Nairn, the actor who plays Hodor in HBO’s Game of Thrones, sat out on the show’s fifth season. When he was on set, though, he was known to get away the nights before and after shooting to DJ.
“The only real problem that is constantly there is time,” he says in an email. “It becomes a bit of a juggling act from time to time.'”
Though he can’t comment on his current Game of Thrones status—here’s hoping Bran Stark’s protector hasn’t been beheaded or something—the actor/DJ has been busy touring and gearing toward an album release sometime next spring.
This weekend, Nairn visits DC to DJ at the S&R Foundation’s Night Nouveau at the Halcyon House. The Federal-style home will morph into a HBO’s fan’s dream, featuring a Kings Landing-themed open bar, food from the Seven Kingdoms, and an area “from across the Narrow Sea” where Nairn will perform.
Want to get an idea of what to expect? The DJ, who says he’s “really loving” Chvrches’s new album and admits Kate Bush might just be his all-time favorite musician, has already released a few tracks on Soundcloud.
Night Nouveau attendees are encouraged to don their finest Westerosi gear—the attire is “Game of Thrones-inspired cocktail.”
Tickets cost $200, but Washingtonian is giving away two passes. To enter, tell us who should sit on the Iron Throne—and why—in the comments of this post. The winner, who must be 21 or over, will be announced on Friday, October 9 at 5 PM EDT.
Update: Commenter JD Kelley has won two tickets to Night Nouveau. His epic 1,751-word response made a great argument for why Jamie Lannister should sit on the Iron Throne. Thank you all for your responses.