By OUR STAFF REPORTER
Dehradun, 12 May: As the final season of “Game of Thrones” draws to a close, The Booknerds gathered at a local cafe to discuss six best-selling books called ‘The Song of Ice and Fire’ by George RR Martin that keep the stories of Westeros and beyond alive. Going into the final season of Game of Thrones, it is known the HBO series is going to end things differently than A Song of Fire and Ice books, if only because they’ve changed a lot already over the last two seasons. Plus, Martin hasn’t finished writing The Winds of Winter, yet, which is only slated to be the second-to-last book in the series.
The cafe was embellished with flying dragons, Game of Thrones Houses and, of course, the much coveted Iron Throne.
The event kick-started with an introductory speech by Rohan Raj, co-founder of the Booknerds, a literary start-up with the vision of making Dehradun the literary capital of the country. The cafe team also shared the story of its inception, a military theme based cafe in Dehradun. Devika, a Booknerds team member, briefed the attendees about the events and story of The Booknerds so far.
Vidushi, a Booknerds team member and also the moderator for the event, opened the session with an ice breaker activity in which everyone shared their contenders for the throne. She also hit the right chord by starting the discussion on famous fan theories that have been doing the rounds on the Internet. Fan theories really got everyone pumped up and the vibrant discussion went on dwelling deeper into the world of Westeros. Hence, to test the GOT geeks’ knowledge, quizzes like The GOT family tree and Identify the Character were held which made the team based event ‘Throne Wars’ extremely competitive.
The event concluded with the distribution of Game of Thrones goodies to the runner up team comprising Resham Bhambhani, Akanksha Joshi and Aditya Joshi and the winning team of Sara Bhardwaj, Kanishka Bhardwaj and Param Datta by Neha Raj, co-founder, The Booknerds. There was also an individual category in which Naman Gupta was crowned the King for his overall performance at the event.