Turns out HBO hasn’t quite figured out how to create real dragons yet. But for “Game of Thrones” fans, tomorrow will bring the next best thing.
At 8 a.m. on Tuesday morning, New Yorkers will “wake up to discover a mythical creature has landed in their town,” according to a press release from the network finally elaborating on last week’s rumors.
The dragon will “land” in Union Square, creating a “crash site featuring dug up concrete, skid marks, dragon footprints, rippling smoke, crushed benches and more” for all the fantasy apocalyptic photo ops your heart desires.
The event promotes the home entertainment release of the fifth season of “Game of Thrones,” out on Tuesday. A fan screening of an animated feature from the Blu-ray, “The Dance of Dragons,” will be held later that night at 7:30 p.m. in Herald Square, with giveaways and more.
The event ends with a 3D animated projection of the dragon “taking flight” again over the city after the Herald Square screening, but it won’t be going far. It “lands” again in Philadelphia’s Dilworth Plaza at 8 a.m. on Wednesday.
HBO has used dragons before to promote the series, most memorably with a “fossil” that appeared on a beach in England in July 2013.