With not as many huge movie panels sucking up the Comic-Con attendees this year, it seemed like the crowds moved to fill all the various TV panels. Ballroom 20 – the same large room that hosted the pilot screenings on preview night – was the home of a few high-profile panels today like Sarah Michelle Gellar’s Ringer. But the line for HBO’s Game of Thrones stretched out of the San Diego convention center, down the stairs, across the street, and all the way to the water’s edge behind the complex. According to staff, it was about 5,000 people and 4 hours long. A woman in line speculated: “It’s because it was so hard to get passes this year; the people who actually got them are motivated and hardcore.”
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Michele Clapton first began to research designing costumes for Game of Thrones, HBO’s series based on A Song of Ice and Fire, by poring over George R.R. Martin’s complex fantasy novels about family, loyalty, lust, betrayal, revenge, and power, to learn the legend and lore of his seven mythical kingdoms of Westeros. Together with production designer Gemma Jackson, Clapton decided that the characters’ costumes should reflect the distinct cultures based on their environment and lifestyle. “So often fantasy film costumes are just too thin,” Clapton complains. “They don’t resonate with the society they’re supposed to be living in. They don’t look real. I wanted people to believe in these characters and their dramas and to smell their costumes.”
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HBO, whose most recent drama series addition, Boardwalk Empire, won two Golden Globes last night, including best series, is prepping the launch of its next hourlong series, Game of Thrones. Here is a new teaser for the fantasy drama, which will premiere on April 17.
Here is the third teaser trailer for HBO’s upcoming fantasy series Game of Thrones, which premiered tonight on the pay cable network. Game of Thrones, which is based on the books by George R.R. Martin, is now filming in Ireland for a 2011 premiere.