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5 Things We Learned at the GOT Ultimate Fan Experience

by Katie M. Lucas

Seven thousand lucky fans – some in costume – attended the 'Game of Thrones' Ultimate Fan Experience at Barclays Center last night. The festivities included Common's performance of his 'Catch the Throne' track, “The Ladder,” a marching band rendition of the show's theme song, and a screening of the Season 4 premiere episode. One lucky winner took home a life-sized Iron Throne, which author George R.R. Martin noted is "the perfect accessory to a New York City apartment." 

Cast members Maisie Williams, Sibel Kekilli and John Bradley answered questions doled out by Hodor himself, Kristian Nairn. Here's what had fans cheering:

1.George R.R. Martin Attended Dany's Wedding
The author revealed that he made a cameo in the series pilot as a guest at Dany's wedding to Khal Drogo. Unfortunately, Martin was edited out and audiences missed seeing his elaborate beard extensions.

2.John Bradley Has a Crush on Jon Snow
When asked his favorite thing about playing Samwell Tarly, the Englishman replied, "Five words: Kit Harrington's big brown eyes."

3.Maisie's Swordplay Caused Technical Difficulties
Maisie Williams still needs “dancing” lessons. The actress shared that she's accidentally hit camera equipment with her weapon... many times. Williams laughed that she got "disappointed parent looks" from the equipment operators. 

4.Sibel Kekilli Admires Shae's Gutsiness
"She's not scared of anyone," the actress said, citing Shae's bravery as a reason why Tyrion fell in love with her.

5.Martin Joked That He Based a Lannister on Putin
George R.R. Martin quipped that he wishes he could say that Tywin Lannister is a version of the Russian leader. Although that instance isn't accurate, Martin admits that he frequently borrows from history. "If you steal from one person, that's plagiarism… If you steal from a lot of people, that's research."  

Season 4 premieres on April 6th.


Round-Up: Stars and Surprises at the Season 4 Premiere

by Katie M. Lucas

The Season 4 premiere of 'Game of Thrones' in New York City mixed both ice and fire: Attendees braved both unseasonably cold weather and the jaws of a ferocious dragon parked on the red carpet. In addition to a screening, the New York Philharmonic treated guests to a performance of the series’ theme song. An after-party followed at the Museum of Natural History, under the famous blue whale – the size of which, George R.R. Martin explained, is roughly the same as a full-grown dragon.

Check out some of the action from the red carpet:

Lincoln Center posted a raven's eye view of the festivities: 

Michael McMillian of 'True Blood' hosted the Facebook Live event:

The cast got creative posing with their Funko dolls:

See more photos from the 'Game of Thrones' Season 4 premiere on Facebook.


GOT Takes NYC: Stream the Red Carpet

Today marks the official Season 4 premiere of 'Game of Thrones' in New York City. In preparation for the big event, the series' stars have descended upon the Big Apple. The actors who portray the surviving Stark children, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright visited the ‘Today’ show, where they shared their reactions to the Red Wedding. Fans everywhere can follow the red carpet arrivals this evening. See Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and more by streaming on Facebook Live. The event starts at 6pm ET. Join the conversation using #GOTPremiereNYC. 


Braving the Elements in Belfast

The GOT production team explains how they integrated the beauty and beastly weather of Northern Ireland to create some of Season 4's distinct locations.


From Source to Screen: How GOT Came to Be

How did thousands of pages of source material find its way to the small screen? Series creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff share how they brought 'Game of Thrones' to life. In a video narrated by Charles Dance, the series creators reveal the pilot's "massive problem," George R.R. Martin's pop quiz question and the challenges with adapting the books.