SAN DIEGO — Jon Snow isn’t dead, but he is missing – at least from Comic-Con.

The cast of “Game of Thrones” gathered Friday at the annual fan convention, minus a few key figures including Snow actor Kit Harrington, George R.R. Martin and Emilia Clarke.

Those present included co-creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and actress Sophie Turner.

With few questions as juicy as last year’s “is Jon Snow dead,” the panel was mostly retrospective but still lively – Benioff said Turner made them all take shots of vodka before they came out on stage.

They also offered a few insights into possible character motivations left unexplained by the show. Turner, for one, said that her character Sansa might not be entirely thrilled that her half brother (at least to her knowledge) Jon Snow was declared King of the North.

“I’m not sure she believes Jon is capable of running Winterfell in the north. She thinks he doesn’t have the knowledge, the experience, the intellect that she has. And I concur,” Turner said. “She knows he has wonderful morals … those Stark morals, (and) that inevitably he’ll make the right decisions, or the good decisions, but whether it’s going to benefit anyone is another story.”

Turner also said that she’d kill the co-creators if they end up linking Sansa and Jon romantically – one of many fan theories swirling on the internet.

The HBO show has famously run out of source material, and this last season was the first time they went fully “off book.”

– From news service reports