A ‘Game Of Thrones’ Concert And An Extension To The Universe Is Announced, But What Does This Actually Mean?

Were you disappointed when you heard HBO’s Game of Thrones would be returning for a shortened season in 2017? And then were you upset when you heard the season would be delayed due to sunny weather on set when winter is clearly coming? Well, have no fear because the Game of Thrones musical event is here to help fill the void.

Well, it’s not so much as a Game of Thrones musical as a live concert and interactive event being held on Monday, August 8. According to CBS News, “a full orchestra will perform music at the Hollywood Palladium on Monday, and composer Ramin Djawadi will take questions alongside cast member Isaac Hempstead Wright, who plays Bran Stark.”

Game of Thrones live in concert

Ramin Djawadi is the composer behind the opening theme for Game of Thrones.

As well as music, fans who attend will be able to immerse themselves in the Hall of Faces, as well as view the Iron Throne, Season 6 costumes, Melisandre’s Flame holographic experience, and Arya’s sword, Needle, up close and personal.

But perhaps the most exciting news, as Watchers On The Wall pointed out, is the “reveal of exciting new details surrounding an extension to the Game of Thrones universe.” While the news is exciting, it is also incredibly vague. Could they mean there will be a visual expansion on the Game of Thrones universe? For example, could there be a spin-off series in the works? As the Hollywood Reporter pointed out, when asked about the possibility of a Game of Thrones spin-off series at the recent TCA event, HBO’s new programming president, Casey Bloys, was predictably vague as far as a yes or no answer goes.

“It’s not something I’m opposed to, but it has to make sense creatively. I’m not sure the guys can wrap their heads around it when they are about to start production. We’re open to it — the guys aren’t opposed to it, but there’s no concrete plans right now.”

Perhaps it could even be an official announcement about that long-held movie rumor? While showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss have always been less than enthusiastic about a Game of Thrones movie, George R.R. Martin always seemed to like the idea. Maybe GRRM finally got his own way in regard to this?

Alternatively, could this be the big reveal about George R.R. Martin finally having a release date for The Winds of Winter, the latest installment in the Game of Thrones book series the television show is based on? As recently as last Monday, George R.R. Martin has stated on his blog that he is still “working on book six.” So, unless by “working” he actually means “revising,” it seems highly unlikely this will be the announcement, especially as his U.S. publishing editor at Random House also stated to Newsweek, “I’m like Jon Snow: I know nothing,” when asked about the upcoming book.

HBO could even be announcing a new Game of Thrones game. While this would not be as huge an announcement as the previous ideas, it would still be something for fans who are desperate for any Game of Thrones extension. After all, at least with a video game fans can replay it over and over again until Season 7 returns.

Or perhaps HBO will merely be releasing new Game of Thrones merchandise? Will there be a new board game or card set coming out? The list here would be endless.

The Game of Thrones: Music Is Coming event is free for attendees, but you will need to RSVP in order to gain entry. You can RSVP to this event here.

UPDATE: This event has now reached full capacity. Fans can no longer RSVP to this event.

Game of Thrones live in concert RSVP screen

What do you think the Game of Thrones announcement will be? Let us know your thoughts and theories by commenting below.

Game of Thrones will return to HBO with a shortened Season 7 in 2017.

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