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Much as I'd like to think GRRM has the balls for it, I don't think Jon is going to stay dead. After having several characters overcome that particular barrier to participation, and taking into account the location in which it occurred, I find it hard to swallow as a definite. But honestly I think I'd feel better if it was.
As for Varys, that motherfucker probably could have been camped out in King's Landing and evaded anyone looking for him. I wouldn't imagine he had the time to rendezvous with his erstwhile master, so probably just biding his time while watching the mess of Lannister rule.