The stars of HBO's hit series and their fans descended like a dragon on Civic Center last night for the Game of Thrones Season 5 US premier, bringing a bit of Westeros to San Francisco. In promoting the new HBO Now standalone subscription service available on Apple TV the network rolled out a black carpet fit for a Lannister as actors like Peter Dinklage — who portrays Tyrion of that family line — strutted their stuff. Companies such as Twitter reportedly nabbed tickets for employees and some fans even got into character themselves, as there were more than a few Daenerys Targaryens in attendance.


San Francisco's serious nerd population has been a stronghold of Game of Thrones fandom, and it was a sweet reward to host the premiere here which have been held in New York for past seasons.

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau/Jaime Lannister. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Maisie Williams/Arya Stark. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Peter Dinklage/Tyrion Lannister. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Nathalie Emmanuel/Missandei. Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Sophie Turner/Sansa Stark. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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Carice van Houten/Melisandre. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Maisie Williams/Arya Stark. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Michiel Huisman/Daario Naharis. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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