You all have no doubt heard of me talking about a way for us fans to increase the possibility of this series getting picked up. A few ideas have been tossed around, such as mail-in or call-in campaigns to HBO. Personally I feel it is too early for these ideas, let us at least wait until the pilot is produced before initiating these ambitious projects. What we can do now is less daunting but it uses the most powerful tool at our disposal: the Internet.
You see, HBO is all about buzz. More buzz and interest and anticipation around their projects translates into more subscribers. So what is the best way of getting Thrones on air? Build buzz! With electronic media becoming more prevalent these days it is easier then ever to build buzz for something.
The Facebook group is a good start. With close to 1,000 members now, it is growing fast. We need to keep spreading the word. You have a Twitter account? Twitter about Thrones. Blog? Blog about Thrones. Post about Thrones in any forums you frequent. Submit all the big news to Digg or Reddit or Delicious. Leave comments on any articles about Thrones on Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, Ain’t It Cool News, IGN, TV Squad, etc. The Dinklage casting announcement article was one of the most commented articles on THR and was one of their Most Viewed stories for almost a week. That is a great start. Let’s comment up the next casting announcement we get and keep it in the Most Viewed for two weeks!
HBO is going to be watching this project closely, evaluating it not only from a production stand-point, but also evaluating how it will be received by the general TV-watching public. A surprising amount of people, even ASOIAF fans, aren’t even aware of this project and the more we can educate, the more the buzz will spread. And HBO will take notice.
So I’m raising the banners. Let’s work together to spread the word about this initiative. The more people we have building buzz, the more buzz we can build. Link them to this website and this post. Get them excited about the series and enlist them in the cause to get Thrones on air!
UPDATE: Looks like someone added this post to Digg. Let’s Digg it up to help get the word out about this project!