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'Game of Thrones' takes on San Francisco with Season 5 premiere bash
'Game of Thrones' takes on San Francisco with Season 5 premiere bash

In the sea of hundreds gathered Monday night inside the ornate War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, one man and his signature sailor hat sat supreme in Orchestra Row R, Seat 102. George R.R. Martin. The famed author's imagination helped inspire this night's epic opera: the Season 5 premiere of HBO's "Game of Thrones."  As he marveled at the beaux-arts finish of the interior, those around him were busy pulling out their cellphones and snapping -- conspicuously, and not-so conspicuously -- photos of him. Martin had just wrapped up interviews on the black carpet, which was streamed live on the show's Facebook page. A couple of hundred fans who...

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