Would you believe that it has been 10 years since the first episode of Game of Thrones was first aired on HBO? Yes, the disappointment and sadness of this iconic series ending is still new for most of us fans. But HBO has some interesting celebrations lined up for all fans! Read on for more.
The pilot episode of this very popular series was premiered on 17th April 2011 and HBO is marking a decade of this series with an ‘Iron Anniversary’ for fans to celebrate the legacy of this show.
So, HBO Max users will see a Game of Thrones Spotlight Page, which will feature more than 150 behind-the-scenes videos, cast interviews, clips and trailers for fans.
As part of this anniversary celebrations, on April 10 a “MaraThrone,” will be held, in which all episodes of Season 1 begin airing at 10 a.m. ET. HBO is challenging its viewers to binge-watch all 73 episodes of the series to help raise money for select global charities. This will also be encouraged by Game of Thrones cast members.
The ten charities that will be beneficiaries of the funds include Women for Women International, World Central Kitchen, Conservation International, International Rescue Committee (IRC), UNICEF, FilmAid International, SameYou, Royal Mencap Society, National Urban League and The Trevor Project.
This “Marathrone” will also provide six different “routes” to fans who want to experience the series in a new and specific manner. For instance, you could watch episode collections focused solely on Daenerys Targaryen’s journey or only those spotlighting the series’ action-packed battles.
Towards the end of the month, three lucky couples who had Game of Thrones-inspired wedding ceremonies will receive special anniversary presents, which include GOT-branded barrels of wine, custom chalices, and elaborate cakes representing the Targaryen, Stark and Lannister houses.
Other fans can also win new themed merchandise, such as a Fabergé dragon egg, a range of beers, limited-edition Funko products, and the entire Game of Thrones series on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray and DVD.
Isn’t this just fantastic? We can’t wait for this celebration to begin!! How about you? Are you excited about it? Let us know your views in the comments section below.