Game of Thrones (this Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada) is coming and we’re not the only ones excited. The series premiered in LA earlier this week and many of the show’s stars were there to promote the new season and remind us how different they look IRL. Lord Varys is super handsome.
It seems like everyone is getting in on the GoT fever, from Google Maps to YouTubers to language apps. With only a few more sleeps left until Sunday’s Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones, we thought we’d reassure you, you’re not imagining things – GoT really is everywhere.
GAME OF THRONES WINE
All that whining fans did about extended breaks in-between seasons seemed to spur a great idea. Three Game of Thrones-inspired wines are now available (at the LCBO in Ontario) from California wine maker Bob Cabral, including a chardonnay from the Central Coast, a red blend from Paso Robles, and a cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley. We have a feeling Tyrion Lannister would approve of them all.
QUIDD DIGITAL STICKERS
If you’re not able to watch Sunday’s Game of Thrones with your Throne-loving friends, you may want to download the app Quidd. The company has just partnered with HBO to release official Game of Thrones digital stickers and we’re already incorporating them into our text conversations. Accentuate your recap message and properly convey your excitement over the return of GoT with digital stickers.
HODOR ON TOUR
Kristian Nairn played (past tense, ugh!) the beloved character Hodor for six season of Game of Thrones before meeting his demise and revealing the inspiration for his name. The actor partnered with Trip Advisor to surprise fans in Ireland on one of the top ranked Game of Thrones tours on the site. No surprise, Nairn and the tourists took pictures holding the door.
— Kristian Nairn (@KristianNairn) July 12, 2017
GAME OF THRONES STREET VIEW TOURS
If you can’t go on one of the many Game of Thrones tours, Google Maps has you covered. Just launched today, Google Maps is now giving fans the opportunity to use the street view function to explore filming locations in Scotland, Iceland and more. See where the real Winterfell is filmed, take the same walk as Cersei’s famous Walk of Shame, and explore Prince Doran’s palace in Dorne.
WHITE WALKERS IN LONDON
Locals and tourists in London this week got quite a shock when a group of White Walkers took to the streets, presumably to roam for fresh blood. We can’t even begin to imagine how terrifying this would’ve been for anyone who does not watch Game of Thrones. Actually, it would be terrifying for fans of the show as well, but at least there would be some context.
HIGH VALYRIAN LESSONS ON DUOLINGO
Duolingo has become one of the most popular language learning apps thanks to its promise of teaching users a new language in only five minutes a day. Starting on July 16, the language app will begin offering classes in Game of Throne’s ancient (and made up) language of High Valeryian. Just remember, you may want to find a quiet place to practice, something we learned from Dwight teaching Erin the Game of Thrones language of Dothraki on The Office.
SUPERWOMAN TAKES ON GAME OF THRONES
Remember how we were surprised High Valeryian actually had some sense to it? Canadian YouTuber Lilly Singh felt our pain in this hilarious new GoT spoof video. Is she just saying the names of musicians and song titles? Yes, yes she is.
Watch the Season 7 premiere of Game of Thrones on Sunday, July 16 at 9 p.m. ET on HBO Canada.