Game of Thrones Season 3 comes out today, the 17th of February 2014, on DVD and Blu-Ray. To celebrate, HBO put together a load of fun events, and we went along to take a look.
The first was a Red Wedding themed evening at the Soho Hotel last Tuesday. Upon arrival, we were given a glass of wine and led into the Crimson Bar, where we found the most amazing cake:
It was commissioned especially for the screening and was created by the cake artists at Choccywoccydoodah, who sculpted the outside from chocolate (and Stark blood, apparently), and filled the inside with rum (lots of rum!) and raisin.
We then entered the screening room, where we were treated to a preview of the hour-long documentary about the making of the Red Wedding episode, which is included in the DVD set. It’s definitely worth watching – seeing how the CGI effects are layered onto the scenes was especially interesting.
Maisie Williams also graced us with her presence, and was questioned about previous GoT episodes and the upcoming season. When asked to comment on the Red Wedding episode at the end of season three, Maisie replied: “You know you’ve done a great job when the audience are crying”, which is possibly my favourite GoT quote of all time.
Apparently in season four we can expect even more bloodshed and lots more action – rather than building to a peak, this one will just be a peak all the way through – and Arya’s relationship with the Hound grows and deepens.
Not content to just give us an excellent screening, HBO have now set up an installation in Spitalfields market, where they have collaborated with street artists Joe and Max to create a huge piece of 3D art depicting the Wall. You can go and pose as a wildling, or as Jon Snow, or just as a confused human wandering the gap between the worlds, near Liverpool Street station today:
Season Three is out on DVD & Blu-ray now, and Season Four premieres on HBO on April 6th, 2014. Here’s a teaser if you can’t quite wait that long: