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"Game of Thrones" Writer Gives Away Throne at Fan Event

Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- About 7,000 lucky Game of Thrones fans paid $15 each to attend a fan event in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Thursday night where they were treated to an early screening of the HBO show's fourth season premiere. One fan got extra lucky, winning a souvenir fit for a king.

The author of the books that the hit series is based on, George R. R. Martin, called out a random seat number to give away the massive replica of the show's iron throne. Replicas of the throne sell for $30,000 -- plus $2,500 in shipping costs -- on the HBO website. Martin told the fans that he had two of the thrones in his New Mexico home.

In addition to the screening of the upcoming premiere, fans were treated to free T-shirts, photographs on replica iron thrones, and an exhibit of costumes worn on set. Four of the show's actors -- John Bradley, Sibel Kekilli, Kristian Nairn and Maisie Williams -- participated in a Q&A with Martin before the show.

The fourth season of Game of Thrones is scheduled to premiere at 9 p.m. on April 6.

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