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Inside the Uber-Geeky Game of Thrones Season 5 Premiere

Screaming fans, a red carpet, and the iron throne added up to one nerdy scene in San Francisco

Game of Thrones is a complicated, over-the-top, and weirdly effective hybrid of Hollywood production and the nerdiest fantasy writing imaginable. On Monday night, HBO arranged a suitably unusual mash-up of the two worlds to celebrate the television show's fifth season.

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