Dragons are (possibly) coming to Union Square to hype up season 6

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HBO is planning an event in Union Square Park next week to promote season 6 of Game of Thrones … and it might involve dragons

A NYC Parks Department spokeswoman announced that the city has issued a permit for HBO to hold a promotional event in Union Square Park on March 15. A spokeswoman for HBO has, likewise, confirmed that the network is planning an event.

Though both the Parks Department and HBO have declined to go into details, the Community Board 5’s calendar mentions a submitted application for a Game of Thrones “Dragon Landing Event” that “will make it look as if a dragon had landed on the North Plaza.”

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    1. I’m just settling for no trailer. That way, if we get one, well then super. If not, no harm. They really don’t want to show is season 6 yet.

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    2. The event is to promote season 6 so we can expect our first trailer finally!!! My birthday is on the 17th so that would be a nice early gift!

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    3. It’s probably something related to the DVD release, though I could see them teasing some footage and releasing the full thing later online.

      Also, where are the direwolves?

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    4. Besides, if they are promoting season 6 of game of thrones, I think it’s safe to say they might be taking out the big guns/trailer.
      Or a real dragon, I might actually want to see the dragon XDDD

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    5. Jon Snow's Curling Iron:
      It’s probably something related to the DVD release, though I could see them teasing some footage and releasing the full thing later online.

      Also, where are the direwolves?

      It’s definitely related to the Season 5 Blu ray release.

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    6. I really hope it’s a trailer. The promotional campaign has been pretty shit the last couple of months after a good start. It gets to the stage where you would be prepared to wait and would be able to ignore the trailer, and if they don’t release it in the next three weeks I would take that position.

      I’d like a trailer though. I’d even accept a short 1 minute trailer if they want to hold stuff back. at least we will have something then, and they would easily be able to find one minute of unspoilery material if they tried.

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    7. I’ll check with your Cousin Jeffrey, you know he works in the Parks Department. He’s doing *very* well!

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    8. SebLeblanc:
      The event is to promote season 6 so we can expect our first trailer finally!!! My birthday is on the 17th so that would be a nice early gift!

      The article is only assuming it is to promote Season 6. HBO has only confirmed that it is a “promotional event”, and considering the Season 5 Blu ray/DVD releases on the same day it is pretty obvious what they’ll be promoting…

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    9. Have you seen in IMDB the cast for episode 1 of Season 6???
      It seems is gonna be awesomeeeeeeeee!

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    10. Ok this is roughly 3,459 miles away (5570 for km fans) but I’m repeating myself from another thread in case anyone wants to play and missed it. There is a showing of Hardhome, with special guest appearance, at the Odeon cinema, Leicester Square (central London) next monday at 7pm. Doesn’t look as if tickets were ever on sale, just given away in competitions, promotional thingys etc. Flicks in the City is still offering a chance to win a pair, closing date saturday night. Good luck 🙂

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    11. Jack Bauer 24,

      I agree that they’re definitely promoting the Season 5 DVD/ Bluray. But I just don’t see them not using this opportunity to promote Season 6. We’ll be just 6 weeks away at that point, so it seems like it would be a good time to kick the GoT S6 marketing blitz into high gear.

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    12. Rygritte:
      So, will we get S5 Drogon or S6?

      Also considering Drogon is on the cover of the Season 5 Blu ray/DVD also points to this being for that promotion.

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    13. Maybe they are re-creating the Hall of Faces so people can step up, put their face through an opening, and have their picture taken….

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    14. Lulus Mum,

      We are certainly not short on cast members!

      I am looking forward to a May Comic Con event here in Houston, Texas. I have signed up for a few picture opportunities, including Esme Bianco and Julian Glover! I hope Pycelle is still alive in the show by then. I’ll have to think of some good questions to ask them! 🙂

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    15. I wish they paid as much attention to the direwolves as they do to the dragons. On the show direwolves are nearly gone and forgotten.

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    16. Just a heads up… looks like quite a few thrones actors/actresses will be present at the Scotland ComicCon, April 2nd-4th… Shireen, Pyat Pree, etc…

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    17. Sullied by Knight,
      I saw a film the other day (Chatroom) featuring Cat and Robb Stark, Gilly and Grey Worm (with hair!). Made me wonder what the record is for the most cast members in the same other show/film at the same time. They keep popping up in twos and threes all over the place on UK tv, but I think that’s my first group of four.

      Kit Harington and Richard Madden (Jon and Robb) are appearing at theatres literally about 5 mins apart near my work, although I don’t think it’s at the same time, otherwise I could have tried a real life game of how many cast members can you spot together 🙂

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    18. Lulus Mum,

      Oh, how fun! I’m afraid I would be stalking outside of the theatres just for a glimpse!

      Ripper Street is on my “to be watched” list – mostly for Bronn 🙂 – but also for all of the GoT actors who reportedly make appearances!

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    19. I’ve met Emilia, Maisie, Iain Glen, Pedro Pascal, Jessica Henwick and Keisha Castle-Hughes, and Richard Madden at comic con over the past few years. This year Iwan Rheon and Jack Gleeson will be there.

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    20. Darkgreenblue:
      I’ll check with your Cousin Jeffrey, you know he works in the Parks Department.He’s doing *very* well!

      I was always a fan of your penmanship.

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    21. Jack Bauer 24,

      Last year they release the second season 5 trailer during the event for the release of HBO now that’s why I see them doing the same thing a little bit. You’ve got fan and you got the media it’s the perfect opportunity for it.

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    22. At this point I’ll be happy if we get an effing GOT-themed EW cover sometime soon. I’m lowering the bar of expectation for this promo campaign.

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    23. I live in NYC.

      I have school on Tuesday March 15 starting at 4 pm — I might be able to swing by and check this out if I know what time it is occurring.

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    24. ooh ooh new trailer new trailer just popped up on GoT channel on Youtube!

      Cersei: “I choose violence” ah that’s the shit!

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    25. Ginevra,

      I would like to think that the Ides of March release date was a nod to fans who have been calling the assassination the Ides of Marsh since ADWD.

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    26. Ice Spider,
      Sadly accommodation is also really expensive once you get here, both for holidays and permanent residence. You’d be better off spending the money on a giant tv and making your own home cinema. Comfy seats, shows whatever you fancy seeing at a time that suits you, food and drink are uncannily to your personal taste and, best of all, no big queue for the toilet. You can arrange special appearances from friends/pets/favourite toys etc if you want that exclusive premiere feeling. Huzzah! 😀

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    27. Lulus Mum:
      Sullied by Knight,
      … They keep popping up in twos and threes all over the place on UK tv…

      I just watched Shetland series 3. The first prime suspect is Mance (Ciaran Hinds), the polis go and talk to a boatyard owner who is none other than Lord Karstark (John Stahl), and Old Bear Mormont (James Cosmo) is an evil Glasgow crime lord! 😀

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    28. talvikorppi,
      Yup, they are everywhere! I saw an episode of The Tunnel yesterday that had Stannis, Darrio v1 and Benjen in the same scene. We now need to find something with at least 5 cast members in it. Bonus points if someone is playing a character very different from their GoT counterpart (Ramsay in Vicious is an amazing example of this, especially if you only know him as an evil Bolton) 😀

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