Do you remember my post a few weeks ago about my huge obsession with Game of Thrones? Well imagine my delight when I got an email from HBO, inviting me to their Philadelphia #WesterosVIP Season 3 Premiere event last Tuesday. It was definitely delight. My co-worker Tara has always been my GoT partner in crime at the office, so I invited her to come with. And what an evening we had!
We were told the dress code was “dressy casual,” which we spent way too long obsessing over. What we opted for must have been right, because we got compliments all night! I even got to debut my new Prabal Gurung for Target dress.
The #WesterosVIP Reception was held at the Harvest Seasonal Grill & Wine Bar (200 South 40th St.). The space was beautiful, nice & big with huge windows and lots of sun. We started with a taste of something I was super excited for: the new Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Iron Throne Blonde Ale (that’s a mouthful)! The beer was delicious, very refreshing & light. I loved the bottle too. I’ll definitely be purchasing my own stash!
After the taste test, we headed over to take our photo with the Game of Thrones Pop! Television Figurines. From L-R, if you’re interested: Khaleesi, Tyrion Lannister, Khal Drogo, Sandor Clegane, Ned Stark and a Whitewalker. The Khaleesi figurine even held a cute little dragon!
What’s a party without yummy grub? We chomped on the awesome passed appetizers while we mingled.
I’d have to say our favorite part of the night was the “photo booth.” The photographer & his assistant were fab, they let you do whatever poses you liked! Everyone loved our jumping shot – didn’t Tara get some serious air?
After the pictures were done, there were iPads where you could email, tweet or Facebook the photo (super cool!). They also printed a copy for each of us. Here’s how our’s turned out:
After the reception, we headed next door to Rave Motion Pictures (230 South 40th St.) for the screening of the Season 3 Premiere! We were given GoT baseball caps and got to hear the event’s organizers chat about the premiere. Then, it was bye bye cell phones – or the security guards with night vision goggles were kicking you out! 🙂
Without giving, well, any of the premiere episode away, I will say: you will love it. The production value never ceases to amaze me for GoT, and seeing it on a big screen was fantastic. From what I’ve seen both of new actors & old, I may have some new favorites this season! Possible contenders are as follows: Jorah Mormont (hot), Margaery Tyrell (hotter), & Khaleesi’s dragons (hottest).
Overall, the event was amazing. I am so thankful to HBO for inviting me, it was certainly a night I will never forget!
So WHO’S EXCITED FOR THE SEASON 3 PREMIERE OF GAME OF THRONES? Let me know, it’s just over a week away & I can’t wait to hear what you think! xx