More Quick Hits from your pals here at House Gatewatch:
* WonderCon in San Francisco (often called the Bastard Step-child of Comic-Con) is in full swing, and one of the featured booths is HBO’s Game of Thrones booth. I wish I was in San Fran! They’re selling the shirts and other cool stuff. Among many things on display, including costumes used in the actual filming, is an insanely cool Iron Throne replica which you can actually sit in and have your picture taken—and then have it made into a Game of Thrones poster much like the iconic one with Sean Bean. Our own pics are to come (hopefully) but until then check out these by our friends at TelevisionBlend!
* HBO.com has added a $10,000 sweepstakes to their site called Win The Throne. It’s pretty much a typical sweepstakes “Trade your e-mail and mailing address for the chance to win cash” kind of thing, except for the fact that it is then followed by a “What House do you best belong to?” questionnaire, which is sort of fun (though thoroughly manipulatable if you already know which house you want to belong to). You then get a chance to “Betray” the family you’ve aligned with or “Befriend” other people … which is just another way for the promotion to try to lure your friends in. Honestly, the Maester’s Path stuff from Campfire was cooler. Though I’ll never argue with ten grand.
* Finally, the awesome Mike Rosenzwig and Jorge Angel of the web comic Half Assed have dedicated this week’s strip to a Game of Thrones nerdy fanboy discourse. On Tuesday’s strip, see if you can’t recognize a certain familiar house motto placed upon a tee shirt. Glad to know we’re supported!
It’s gettin’ crazy ’round here.