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If you're a Game of Thrones fan attending SXSW this year, you'll be able to practice your sword skills and use them to unlock a portrait in anticipation of the new season.  Check out how it works below:



If you're not at SXSW, you can always catch volume two of the Game of Thrones mixtape, Catch the Throne, to soften the blow.

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Boing Boing reported on a new book in the Game of Thrones canon, though it may not be what fans are clamoring to read.

This fall, Bantam will publish George R. R. Martin's Game of Thrones Coloring Book (A Song of Ice and Fire), for adults. According to Bantam, it will feature black-and-white original "art by world renowned fantasy illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomic, Adam Stower and Levi Pinfold."



There's already an Amazon page for the book, which lists a release date of Oct. 27, 2015.

So sharpen those crayons, and make sure you have plenty of red, for this autumn.

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HBO announced April 27 that 18.1 million viewers tuned in to all the various, legal ways to watch the April 12 season premiere. In a press release from the premium cable subscriber, they outlined that the show stacked up even better than the previous season.

GAME OF THRONES®' highly anticipated fifth season premiere conquered 18.1 million viewers to-date (Linear Plays + Live+7 DVR + HBO On Demand/HBO GO + HBO NOW). That's approximately 1.2 million viewers more when compared to last year's first episode after a similar period of time (16.9 million). GAME OF THRONES ultimately averaged a gross audience of 19.1 million viewers per episode for season 4, becoming the most watched season of an HBO series on record.



This announcement comes after the first four episodes of the new season leaked onto the Internet, allowing any pirate to circumvent HBO's paywall and watch at their leisure. The news also comes after HBO sent out numerous 'take down' notices to users of the live-streaming app Periscope and their distributions of Game of Thrones episodes.

So, Game of Thrones is somehow still growing. Even though every single character will surely die in any given episode. Welcome newbies!