Sunday, March 13, 2016

Game of Thrones S6: Westeros is Coming to ION Orchard, So is Bran Stark aka Isaac Hampstead Wright!

Pic by Helen Sloane
There was much celebration (fortunately, without any poisoned wine.... yet) when Red Dot Diva found out her colleague Celine is as crazy over the HBO TV series "Game of Thrones" as she is.

When Red Dot Diva conveyed to her the breaking news that young Bran Stark aka Isaac Hamsptead Wright will be visiting the Red Dot Island for the series' Season 6 promotion, Celine was so excited, she sputtered out this inspired piece of haiku:

Winter is coming
April 2nd, Bran Stark comes
Jon Snow is still dead

*Suddenly having visions of Jon Snow dying in pools of his own blood* Nooooooooooooo!!!

But also, Yeahhhhhhh!! Bran Stark is coming (oops, that sounded lewd) will be here soon!

Making a guest appearance in Asia for the first time, 17-year-old Isaac Hampstead Wright will be meeting fans on April 2nd at the Game of Thrones Experience: "Worlds of Westeros" (#GOTAsiaWOW) at ION Orchard, Basement 4. This special interactive area is set up by HBO Asia to pump up the anticipation for Season 6 of the award-winning fantasy drama series based on the books written by George R.R. Martin. The new season will premiere internationally on April 24th, 2016.

Red Dot Diva supposes many fans missed seeing Bran Stark in Season 5 when the character went absent after he found the mysterious Three-Eyed Raven together with Meera Reed (Ellie Kendrick) and Hodor (Kristian Nairn) at end of Season 4.

Here's a quick photo flashback of how Bran Stark has grown up through the years.

And after all the supposed Three-Eyed Raven special training and mojo that he's been getting.... *Ta-dah!* Bran Stark now looks like this:

Still a rather handsome lad. Red Dot Diva Approves.

Here's another look of a more grown up and more humpable Bran Stark with shifu, the Three-Eyed Raven (Max von Sydow):

Now, how can one get a chance to meet sweet Isaac Hamsptead Wright when he is here 3 weeks from now?

1. For Starhub subscribers, here's how you can get to meet and take a pic with Isaac.
Head on to this website, and join in the exclusive online contest by answering a simple question.

2. As for other fans, keep looking out for details of Isaac’s appearance at HBO Asia’s various social media platforms. For starters, they have already launched a microsite for the event so you can check for updates there! Use the hashtags #BranStarkInSG and #GOTAsiaWOW and join in the conversation together with other fans!

Folks, Red Dot Diva says ION Orchard is going to look very awesome when it transforms into "World of Westeros" from April 2nd onwards.

She is especially excited about the Oculus Rift-powered, The Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall virtual reality experience! Red Dot Diva had her first Oculus Rift Experience at San Diego Comic-Con two years ago, and it is something one really needs to try it out for themselves.

In the 4D The Game of Thrones: Ascend the Wall Experience, fans will be able to take a journey up and walk at the top of the Ice Wall - that formidable 700-foot barrier that protects the northern realms of the land and whatever lies beyond. After taking the Castle Black winch elevator, fans will don the Oculus Rift set and get the sights, sounds and feels of being in the icy cold lands of the North.

Other than the VR experience, there will also be displays of the actual weapons used in the series, including Arya Stark's Needle, the Oathkeeper and the White Walker sword, as well as storyboards and concept art.

To feel what it's like to rule Westeros, a replica of the Iron Throne will be on site. Don't miss showing off to your frenemies how it feels like to take over the world.

Pic: Helen Sloane

There's also another photo-taking opportunity against a green screen with Daenerys' ferocious black dragon, Drogon!

For a visual peek of what is in store, check out the video:

These activities are free and available for all fans. However, priority is given to Starhub customers and one guest!

You will have to provide one of the following when you are at the event:
- StarHub network indication on mobile phones
- Digital or hardcopy StarHub bill from February, March or April 2016
- Successful log in with Hub-ID via the My StarHub App or StarHub Go App

This is going to be an absolutely memorable experience for any "Game of Thrones" fans, so Die Die also Cannot Miss This, OK?

When: April 2 to 7, 2016
Time: 10 AM to 10 PM
Where: ION Orchard, Basement 4 Atrium


Red Dot Diva knows most of you would have already seen the "Game of Thrones" trailer, but to whet your appetite for the upcoming event at ION, here it is again!

(Note: This is the Red Band trailer with some nudity and violence.)

Season 6 "Game of Thrones" will premiere in Red Dot Island on April 25 at 9 AM, concurrently with the US!  Tune in exclusively on HBO (StarHub TV Ch 601) or sign on to HBO GO on StarHub Go and HBO On Demand. A repeat telecast will air on 9 PM on the same day.

Are you still holding on to your House Banners? Or have you decided to change your allegiance?

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