Season 4 of the ‘Game of Thrones’ has been confirmed at Comic-Con to be released in the Spring of 2014. It’s something every fan of the show is eagerly awaiting. However with the good times do come the bad as we all remember how painful it was to watch the loss of characters during the Red Wedding.

That’s nothing though.

I mean let’s be honest, George R.R. Martin has no problem killing off his characters. The panel itself opened with this little tribute to the losses that have taken place on the show so far. A full set of all of the deaths of characters shown on screen. Well, most of the deaths a few of the lead characters they just showed dramatic views of. Martin is a brave man to show up to a convention after how Season 3 played out. Honestly I’d be worried about making public appearances in front of thousands of fans who didn’t now all of those deaths were coming as well! Seriously he is a brave man to be out of the house at all but that would be borderline suicidal!

The Comic-Con panel had a huge line up consisting of Martin (executive producer and writer), showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, Peter Dinklage (Tyrion Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark) and Richard Madden (Robb Stark). While most of the panel involved talking about the Red Wedding we did hear a ton of humor thrown into the mix as well.

While we wanted to hear a bit more on Season 4, aside from the release date, showrunner David Benioff also had this to say:

It’s the toughest production schedule we’ve ever had. We got more action, which is obviously more time consuming. It’s a brutal shooting season ahead. But if we can make it through, yeah, I think it’s going to surpass season three. The last 3 episodes, there’s so many scenes we’ve been waiting for so long to do. And it just gets more and more fun to write for these characters. After three years of doing it, we have that much more comfort to make everything uncomfortable for them. We’re very excited for it. Season five gives me nightmares, but [not season four].

Also in the upcoming Season 4 it looks like we’re going to finish the material from the second half of “A Storm of Storms” as Season 3 primarily covered the first. Also, and this is good news for those who have read the book, know that a lot of action is about to be on the horizon.

It’s going to be a long wait until Season 4. How do you feel about what we’ll be coming back to? Are you excited or are you still reeling from The Red Wedding that happened in The Rains of Castamere?

And since we have to wait, why not watch the video below that pays homage to the fallen: