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4/19/19: Media Roundtable; Game of Thrones Cast; Mandarin Art Festival

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Heather Schatz
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WJCT News
Several members of the Game of Thrones cast are in town for the Collective Con at the Morocco Shrine Auditorium.

On Friday's Media Roundtable, our panel of journalists looked at some of the biggest stories of the week, including:

Our panelists were:

  • Freelance journalist Claire Goforth
  • Tim Gibbons, editor of the Jacksonville Business Journal
  • Radio host Angela Spears

Game of Thrones

The huge HBO hit Game of Thrones is captivating fans right now as its eighth season gets underway.

Some of the actors from Game of Thrones - including Richard Brake, who played the Night King, Luke Barnes as Rast; Josef Altin as Pypar; And Miltos Yerolemou as Syrio Forel -are in town for Collective Con. They joined us with a preview.

Mandarin Art Festival

The Mandarin Arts Festival is back this weekend - for its 51st year.

Krysten Bennett and Ellen Milligan joined us to discuss the Easter weekend tradition.

Samantha Kindler can be reached at newsteam@wjct.org, 904-358-6317 or on Twitter at @kindlersamantha.