Game of Thrones Season Three premiering Saturday, April 20 at 9 pm on HBO

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If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll be pleased to know that the show is returning for a third season on HBO and HBO HD starting Saturday, April 20, at 9 pm and airing every Saturday afterward. Game of Thrones collected several Emmy awards in 2012, including awards for Outstanding Art Direction (along with fellow HBO show Boardwalk Empire), Outstanding Costumes for a Series, Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects.

At the end of Season Two, the victors of the Battle of Blackwater rebuild King’s Landing, but new challengers for the Iron Throne rise from unexpected places. The demand for family, honor, ambition and survival continues as the Westeros civil war rages into autumn. Season Three begins with the Lannisters holding dominion at King’s Landing. Rob Stark, King of the North, controls much of the South and has yet to lose a battle. Meanwhile, in the Far North, the wildlings unite into the largest army Westeros has ever seen. Only the Night’s Watch stands between this army and the Seven Kingdoms, but nobody knows what happened to its Lord Commander and the force he led beyond the Wall. Across the Narrow Sea, Daenerys Targaryen ventures into Slaver’s Bay in search of ships to take her home and allies to conquer it.

Also with the release of Season Three, Filipino fans of the series also have a chance at winning Game of Thrones prizes at this year’s Summer Komikon 2013 on April 13 at the Bayanihan Center, Pasig City. Fans can create their series-inspired family arms using HBO Asia’s Join the Realm Facebook application. Contest mechanics may be found here: http://on.fb.me/YX3FPj

In addition to the local contest, a regional contest is also being held at HBO Asia’s Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/hboasia/app_352634204842255) where fans can create their own series-inspired family arms for a chance to win exclusive Game of Thrones fan memorabilia.