A dragon lands, and an Onion Knight appears, at Game of Thrones event in NYC

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Mar 17, 2016

Dragons took Manhattan on Tuesday when HBO celebrated the DVD/BD release of Game Of Thrones Season 5 with a fiery New York City event.

After staging a dragon landing in Union Square in the morning – which included park bench wreckage, overturned street lamps and scorched pavement – the activities moved to Herald Square, next to Macy’s. Here fans were treated to a special appearance by Liam Cunningham (“Ser Davos Seaworth”), who introduced “The Dance of Dragons,” an animated featurette from the Blu-ray that tells the history of the Targaryens and their scaly beasts. Following the screening, Daenerys’ Drogon could be spotted as a fire-breathing projection on several buildings throughout the city.

As a huge fan of GoT, counting down the days until Season 6 premieres on April 24, I couldn’t let a dragon (or an Onion Knight) come to my town without checking it out. So I headed to Herald Square for the heralding of the DVD release and caught up with Cunningham.

In the video below, we chat about Davos’ boss, Stannis Baratheon (played by Stephen Dillane) and how the kind knight is now out of a job. And yes, I try to tease a spoiler out of him about Jon Snow, which led to a talk about how, as an actor, Cunningham avoids spoilers.

Also, check out “The Dance of Dragons” Blu-ray featurette, available now, which includes the voices of Cunningham and other GoT actors Pedro Pascal, Kerry Ingram, Mark Addy, Michelle Fairley and Jack Gleeson -- and is written by series writer Dave Hill. It is definitely a cool prequel story from George R.R. Martin’s world which could serve as a wholly separate television show.

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