Game of Thrones: The Great Council of 101 AC

A century has passed since Aegon the Conqueror united the Seven Kingdoms through Fire and Blood. His grandson, Jaehaerys I Targaryen, has sat the Iron Throne for over fifty years. His rule has been a time of unprecedented prosperity. It was he that rallied the Lords to overthrow the tyranny of Maegor the Cruel--his genius that saw the Faith Militant disarmed--his wisdom that saw the Kingsroad finished.

But not all is well in Westeros. His Grace has grown old and frail, the deaths of his wife and his daughter leaving him a shell of the man he once was. And worse, the death of his son, Baelon the Brave, has left the King without a clear heir. To settle this conundrum, His Grace has assembled a Great Council at Harrenhal, consisting of all the High Lords and Ladies of the Realm. Here, in these haunted halls, they will decide who will be King. As for the others...

When you play the Game of Thrones, you win or you die.

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Chair | Samantha Signorelli

Samantha Signorelli is a third year from Newport News, Virginia, studying government. Outside of IRO, she spreads her time very thin by also interning on political campaigns, creating ridiculously specific Spotify playlists, and being an active member in Shakespeare on the Lawn. One time, she took a Buzzfeed quiz and found that her spirit kitchen appliance is a blender; take that in whatever manner you wish. She looks forward to a fun weekend filled with great debate and creative crisis notes!


Crisis Director | Jake Barber

Jake is a Fourth Year from South Riding, Virginia. In addition to his major in Foreign Affairs and his minor in German, he is a student in the Accelerated Master of Public Policy program at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. After staffing for VICS XXII during his first semester at UVA, he went on the Assistant Crisis Direct during VAMUN XXXVII, and then became a Crisis Director for VICS XXIII and VAMUN XXXVIII. In his free time, he enjoys debating ethics, trying out new recipes, and wasting time on Reddit.