Philippine Daily Inquirer

HBO commemorat­es iron anniversar­y of ‘Game of Thrones’


This April, to mark the 10th anniversar­y of the hit series “Game of Thrones’” premiere, HBO has launched The Iron Anniversar­y, a celebratio­n to commemorat­e the original series, engage passionate fans, and ignite audiences to the next iteration of the franchise, with “House of the Dragon,” debuting in 2022.

Starting with “The Game of Thrones Reunion,” hosted by Conan O’Brien, now streaming on HBO Go, fans can catch the familiar faces from the four Great Houses and Dothraki in this exclusive, two-part panel. Filmed during the creation of Season 8, the reunion special features appearance­s by cast members Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Sean Bean, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Mark Addy and Jason Momoa.

From April 12 to April 26, fans can also share their best memories of “Game of Thrones” on Facebook and stand a chance to win a modern-day “throne”—Secretlab Omega Game of Thrones Collection chair (worth $389)— and other exclusive “GoT’ merchandis­e. Visit HBO Asia’s official Facebook page for more informatio­n.

Winter may have come and gone, but your watch doesn’t have to end. Not when you can embark on a Game of Thrones streaming marathon. Follow the Mother of Dragons through her most fiery moments, journey with Arya to Braavos and beyond, binge the best battles, watch the Army of the Dead come to life, or relive the series’ biggest spoiler episodes all over again.

All eight seasons of “Game of Thrones,” along with over 300 extras, interviews and behind-the-scenes, are now streaming on HBO Go. For easy access, all your favorite seasons are highlighte­d under “Game Of Thrones: The Iron Anniversar­y” on HBO Go.

Angela Ken seizes spotlight with debut single

Star Music’s newest artist Angela Ken has captured the hearts of listeners with the success of her debut single and viral TikTok song “Ako Naman Muna,” recently topping both Spotify’s “Viral 50 Global” and “Viral 50 Philippine­s” playlists, as well as placing on Spotify Viral charts in Canada, Singapore and UAE.

“All of these achievemen­ts are unexpected for me and my family. That’s why I’m very blessed with everything that’s happening now,” Angela said.

The first week of the song’s release already marked laudable feats as its official lyric video visualizer racked up 1 million Facebook views and 500,000 YouTube views, and over 200,000 Spotify streams, on top of being featured in multiple Spotify playlists, such as “Hot Hits Philippine­s,” “Trending Tracks” and “OPM Rising.” Apple Music also listed the song in its “Absolute OPM” collection.

Meanwhile, Angela dropped the “Ako Naman Muna” official music video last April 4 on Star Music’s YouTube channel.

Last March, Angela officially signed a recording deal with Star Music and a management contract with Star Magic. She was likewise introduced as one of the members of the talent management’s latest teen barkada called “Squad+.”

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