HBO is revving up the advertising and marketing machine for House of the Dragon, its follow-up to Game of Thrones. We’ve already gotten trailers and posters; now, the forged and crew will speak in regards to the present on a panel dialogue at this yr’s San Diego Comic-Con, which is again reside and in individual after a three-year COVID absence.
The panel will happen in Hall H, which is legendary for internet hosting particularly noteworthy gatherings. The panelists embody House of the Dragon showrunners Ryan Condal and Miguel Sapochnik, in addition to actors Paddy Considine (King Viserys Targaryen), Matt Smith (Daemon Targaryen), Olivia Cooke (Alicent Hightower), Emma D’Arcy (Rhaenyra Targaryen), Steve Toussaint (Corlys Velaryon), Eve Best (Rhaenys Targaryen), Fabien Frankel (Criston Cole), Graham McTavish (Harrold Westerling), Milly Alcock (younger Rhaenyra Targaryen), and Emily Carey (younger Alicent Hightower).
The panel shall be moderated by podcast host Jason Concepcion, who I don’t know. But I do know of the final member: George R.R. Martin, who wrote Fire & Blood, the e-book on which this new present is predicated. Martin tends to get yelled at every time he leaves his residence by followers who would favor he preserve engaged on The Winds of Winter, the long-awaited sixth e-book in his Song of Ice and Fire collection, however I feel it’ll be enjoyable to see him converse publicly once more, if just for a day.
And who is aware of? Maybe he’ll make an announcement at SDCC…in all probability not, although.
Get your individual dragon in HBO’s interactive House of the Dragon exhibit at SDCC
In addition to the panel, HBO can be creating an “immersive experience” for followers known as “House of the Dragon: The Dragon’s Den.” It sounds fairly intense: in accordance with the press launch, Comic-Con attendees will “step from our world into the sights and sounds of King’s Landing, interacting with people of the city, selecting their own dragon egg, and bravely demonstrating they are worthy of a bond with a dragon…[G]uests will be ushered by a designated Dragonkeeper through seven dynamic phases, encountering special interactions, and sound sensory elements Powered by Bose, on their journey.”
The “House of the Dragon: The Dragon’s Den” culminates within the Throne Room, the place, for the primary time, followers will have the ability to see and sit on the brand new, mighty Targaryen-era Iron Throne for a photograph second, acknowledging the reign of Fire and Blood on this notorious period of Westeros.
Having confirmed themselves true Targaryens, every individual will hatch their customized, digital dragon egg in a brand new augmented actuality app, House of the Dragon: DracARys, earlier than exiting, enabling them to “raise” their dragon at residence.
That sounds enjoyable! Who wouldn’t need their very own little dragon to lift at residence, even when it’s digital? If nothing else, all this pomp exhibits that HBO is critical about selling House of the Dragon.
San Diego Comic-Con 2022 will happen from Thursday, July 21 via Sunday, July 24. House of the Dragon will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on August 21.
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