Game Of Thrones New York Fan Event! Meeting Ciaran Hinds AKA Mace Rayder! Props! Costumes! Parties! And More! Take The Black!

The Lovely Erica and Elisa In the Big Apple have teamed up for The Game Of Thrones fan event in New York City. I don’t know about you, but I love me some Game of Thrones! It’s one of the best shows on television!

To celebrate the release of the second season on dvd and blu-ray HBO, who are super fan friendly BTW, threw a great fan party at the Best Buy in Union Square. They called it the Take The Black and I’m really bummed I wasn’t there!

Hello! Los Angeles events guys! Come on now! Check out Elisa and Erica’s report after the jump!

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The Lovely Erica returns to New York City. That means, more adventures!

We’re both huge Game of Thrones fans so when we heard that there would be a season two Blu-Ray/DVD launch at the Best Buy Union Square. So, we headed to the Take The Black fan event!

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We headed out to Union Square and they began handing out the wristbands at around 5:45 and the wait began. We were corralled into a pen they’d set up for the event.

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On one side, they had an area blocked off for the life-size Direwolf Ice Sculpture and beyond that, a tent for the food! 

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At around 7, we were taken upstairs to record us reciting the Night’s Watch Oath. I looked awesome in my bright pink…D’oh!  

At the top of escalators, they had Kit Harrington’s full Night’s Watch costume as well as Longclaw, Jon Snow’s sword.  Very cool! 

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We headed back downstairs where we were given some DELICIOUS food from Inn at the Crossroads. I can’t lie, I went back for seconds, I would’ve gone back for more if I wasn’t so full! 

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Up next, they began carving the Direwolf. We had a front row view to the whole thing and it was really cool to watch. It started out looking like a bear-pig hybrid and ended up looking very much like a Direwolf! 

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Meanwhile, over near the other side of the line, musician Jason Yang and a few others played some great selections from the Game of Thrones soundtrack. If you don’t remember, Jason is the one who played the BEAUTIFUL violin cover of the theme song.

It definitely set the mood!

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In line, there was a guy dressed in full Night’s Watch costume. He looked fantastic! 

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As 11 o’clock approached, they began to take us inside where we’d received the goody bags and a scroll that would tell us if we won one of the many prizes – A Ulysse Nardin “Night’s Watch” limited edition marine diver watch, an Iron Throne Replica Statue, a Dragon Egg Necklace and more! Neither of us won but we were quite happy with our sigil scarves; I got Lannister!

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We waited in another line, this time to finally purchase our Blu-Rays! I ended up getting the  House Lannister Limited Edition Packaging! 

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While we were in line, the aforementioned Night’s Watch fan was given the opportunity to pose with Longclaw. He held it together well but afterwards was clearly shaken up and overwhelmed! Lucky, lucky man!

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To top the fantastic evening off, as we headed uptown on the subway, we noticed that Mance Rayder himself happened to be at the station! Mr. Ciaran Hinds was kind enough to indulge us and we were able to get photos! What an incredible man! We ended up on the same train and can now say we rode North with Mance Rayder.

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Wonderful way to end a wonderful evening!!! 

Go out and buy season 2 of Game of Thrones now on Blu-Ray and DVD available NOW!!

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