Kings Landing sign unveiled in Kings Langley to promote latest series of Game of Thrones

Watford Observer: Kings Landing sign unveiled in village Kings Landing sign unveiled in village

Kings Langley has been officially transformed into the fictional kingdom of King’s Landing as part of promotion stunt for the Game of Thrones television series.

The village had a new sign installed this morning declaring it was "King’s Landing, Capital of the Seven Kingdoms" but also reminding motorists to "please drive carefully".

The mayor of Dacroum, Councillor Penny Hearn, was on hand to unveil the new sign, which is part of efforts to promote the release of the Season three of HBO series this week.

The council has said it hopes the initiative, which will last all week, will draw devotees of the show to the village.

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12:38pm Tue 11 Feb 14

SamTheEagle says...

Not sure how much the new sign cost but maybe the money could have been better spent on repairing a pot hole or two!
Not sure how much the new sign cost but maybe the money could have been better spent on repairing a pot hole or two! SamTheEagle
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12:57pm Tue 11 Feb 14

garston tony says...

Who is going to go to the village just to look at a sign? Can they be sectioned if they do? Honestly, what a non event
Who is going to go to the village just to look at a sign? Can they be sectioned if they do? Honestly, what a non event garston tony
  • Score: -5

1:55pm Tue 11 Feb 14

garston tony says...

Just a question but why are kids attending (it looks like they are also holding home made banners to celebrate this fact) the unveiling of a sign whose sole purpose is to somehow promote a television series which is wholly innapropriate for their age group?

Its sad enough that the local council has allowed itself to become seduced by this gimmick but to drag kids in to promote something that they shouldnt be exposed to at their age.... someones lost perspective, if I was a parent of a kid going to that school i'd be having words!

And in case any die hard fans want to moan at my comment, I'm not up to date with the program but did watch the first series and thought it was alright. I'm not moaning about the program just people allowing themselves to be subjugated because they are star struck and people involving kids in innapropriate events
Just a question but why are kids attending (it looks like they are also holding home made banners to celebrate this fact) the unveiling of a sign whose sole purpose is to somehow promote a television series which is wholly innapropriate for their age group? Its sad enough that the local council has allowed itself to become seduced by this gimmick but to drag kids in to promote something that they shouldnt be exposed to at their age.... someones lost perspective, if I was a parent of a kid going to that school i'd be having words! And in case any die hard fans want to moan at my comment, I'm not up to date with the program but did watch the first series and thought it was alright. I'm not moaning about the program just people allowing themselves to be subjugated because they are star struck and people involving kids in innapropriate events garston tony
  • Score: -5

3:20pm Tue 11 Feb 14

ohyouagain says...

The sign was paid for by HBO. It hasn't cost the local community a penny.

There will also be misers out there who want to crap on anything slightly bonkers, and yes I think most people (including the people involved) know that this is a bonkers/gimmicky project.... but hey, the retail community have already reported a huge boost in income related to the event, which in these stringent times cannot be a bad thing for local businesses.I guess judging by the huge turnout, the local mental hospital should probably start rounding people up before the degradation of society begins.

But I guess if everyone was a cynic/hipster it would be a marvellously banal world to live in wouldn't it? Oh wait, that sounds f******g AWFUL.

Although the TV show itself is too raunchy for under 16s, the students I saw performed a beautiful piece of music from the BOOKS and displayed some real talent . They also created ornate flag banners, so try not to sh*t on the hard work of youngsters who i imagine have more creativity in their little finger then most old **** reading these comments do in their whole bodies.

So basically a world renowned work of fiction has inspired young people to be creative.......WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO???

I'm guessing Daily Mail readers will be spouting "children champion **** live in the streets!!!" around their poor friends (?) this evening..... well if they think their children aren't already watching something more inappropriate under their own roofs i think they should probably get on Sam's bus to nut house.

To sum up:

- Didn't cost the community a thing
- Retail community bolstered
- Celebration of fiction and creativity
- Fun was had
The sign was paid for by HBO. It hasn't cost the local community a penny. There will also be misers out there who want to crap on anything slightly bonkers, and yes I think most people (including the people involved) know that this is a bonkers/gimmicky project.... but hey, the retail community have already reported a huge boost in income related to the event, which in these stringent times cannot be a bad thing for local businesses.I guess judging by the huge turnout, the local mental hospital should probably start rounding people up before the degradation of society begins. But I guess if everyone was a cynic/hipster it would be a marvellously banal world to live in wouldn't it? Oh wait, that sounds f******g AWFUL. Although the TV show itself is too raunchy for under 16s, the students I saw performed a beautiful piece of music from the BOOKS and displayed some real talent . They also created ornate flag banners, so try not to sh*t on the hard work of youngsters who i imagine have more creativity in their little finger then most old **** reading these comments do in their whole bodies. So basically a world renowned work of fiction has inspired young people to be creative.......WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO??? I'm guessing Daily Mail readers will be spouting "children champion **** live in the streets!!!" around their poor friends (?) this evening..... well if they think their children aren't already watching something more inappropriate under their own roofs i think they should probably get on Sam's bus to nut house. To sum up: - Didn't cost the community a thing - Retail community bolstered - Celebration of fiction and creativity - Fun was had ohyouagain
  • Score: 10

10:40am Wed 12 Feb 14

CaptainPC says...

ohyouagain wrote:
The sign was paid for by HBO. It hasn't cost the local community a penny.

There will also be misers out there who want to crap on anything slightly bonkers, and yes I think most people (including the people involved) know that this is a bonkers/gimmicky project.... but hey, the retail community have already reported a huge boost in income related to the event, which in these stringent times cannot be a bad thing for local businesses.I guess judging by the huge turnout, the local mental hospital should probably start rounding people up before the degradation of society begins.

But I guess if everyone was a cynic/hipster it would be a marvellously banal world to live in wouldn't it? Oh wait, that sounds f******g AWFUL.

Although the TV show itself is too raunchy for under 16s, the students I saw performed a beautiful piece of music from the BOOKS and displayed some real talent . They also created ornate flag banners, so try not to sh*t on the hard work of youngsters who i imagine have more creativity in their little finger then most old **** reading these comments do in their whole bodies.

So basically a world renowned work of fiction has inspired young people to be creative.......WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO???

I'm guessing Daily Mail readers will be spouting "children champion **** live in the streets!!!" around their poor friends (?) this evening..... well if they think their children aren't already watching something more inappropriate under their own roofs i think they should probably get on Sam's bus to nut house.

To sum up:

- Didn't cost the community a thing
- Retail community bolstered
- Celebration of fiction and creativity
- Fun was had
I'm ambivalent on this one.
[quote][p][bold]ohyouagain[/bold] wrote: The sign was paid for by HBO. It hasn't cost the local community a penny. There will also be misers out there who want to crap on anything slightly bonkers, and yes I think most people (including the people involved) know that this is a bonkers/gimmicky project.... but hey, the retail community have already reported a huge boost in income related to the event, which in these stringent times cannot be a bad thing for local businesses.I guess judging by the huge turnout, the local mental hospital should probably start rounding people up before the degradation of society begins. But I guess if everyone was a cynic/hipster it would be a marvellously banal world to live in wouldn't it? Oh wait, that sounds f******g AWFUL. Although the TV show itself is too raunchy for under 16s, the students I saw performed a beautiful piece of music from the BOOKS and displayed some real talent . They also created ornate flag banners, so try not to sh*t on the hard work of youngsters who i imagine have more creativity in their little finger then most old **** reading these comments do in their whole bodies. So basically a world renowned work of fiction has inspired young people to be creative.......WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO??? I'm guessing Daily Mail readers will be spouting "children champion **** live in the streets!!!" around their poor friends (?) this evening..... well if they think their children aren't already watching something more inappropriate under their own roofs i think they should probably get on Sam's bus to nut house. To sum up: - Didn't cost the community a thing - Retail community bolstered - Celebration of fiction and creativity - Fun was had[/p][/quote]I'm ambivalent on this one. CaptainPC
  • Score: -1

1:22pm Wed 12 Feb 14

garston tony says...

ohyouagain wrote:
The sign was paid for by HBO. It hasn't cost the local community a penny. There will also be misers out there who want to crap on anything slightly bonkers, and yes I think most people (including the people involved) know that this is a bonkers/gimmicky project.... but hey, the retail community have already reported a huge boost in income related to the event, which in these stringent times cannot be a bad thing for local businesses.I guess judging by the huge turnout, the local mental hospital should probably start rounding people up before the degradation of society begins. But I guess if everyone was a cynic/hipster it would be a marvellously banal world to live in wouldn't it? Oh wait, that sounds f******g AWFUL. Although the TV show itself is too raunchy for under 16s, the students I saw performed a beautiful piece of music from the BOOKS and displayed some real talent . They also created ornate flag banners, so try not to sh*t on the hard work of youngsters who i imagine have more creativity in their little finger then most old **** reading these comments do in their whole bodies. So basically a world renowned work of fiction has inspired young people to be creative.......WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO??? I'm guessing Daily Mail readers will be spouting "children champion **** live in the streets!!!" around their poor friends (?) this evening..... well if they think their children aren't already watching something more inappropriate under their own roofs i think they should probably get on Sam's bus to nut house. To sum up: - Didn't cost the community a thing - Retail community bolstered - Celebration of fiction and creativity - Fun was had
So basically its okay to expose kids to things that they are too young for if it allows them to be creative? Thats just not good enough, no wonder the world is going to pot with people like you around.

Oh, and I clearly did not have a go at the kids or their works so you can shove your comments about that where the sun doesnt shine.

If the local shops have had a boost thats good, is it going to be more than a one off thing brought on by people attending the unveiling that one day lets see. But I stand by my comment, if a modern sign promoting a fictional place erected in a totally un connected town (I could understand if filming had taken place nearby for instance) makes people travel from far and wide to look at it then they are sad and have far more time and money than sense.

As I said before I liked what I saw of the show, but I have a life and can see this for the non event that it is. If the kids had fun doing what they did great, but thats about the only benefit to anyone (outside of the TV company who obviously hope this will help shift copies of the dvd) that this is going to have
[quote][p][bold]ohyouagain[/bold] wrote: The sign was paid for by HBO. It hasn't cost the local community a penny. There will also be misers out there who want to crap on anything slightly bonkers, and yes I think most people (including the people involved) know that this is a bonkers/gimmicky project.... but hey, the retail community have already reported a huge boost in income related to the event, which in these stringent times cannot be a bad thing for local businesses.I guess judging by the huge turnout, the local mental hospital should probably start rounding people up before the degradation of society begins. But I guess if everyone was a cynic/hipster it would be a marvellously banal world to live in wouldn't it? Oh wait, that sounds f******g AWFUL. Although the TV show itself is too raunchy for under 16s, the students I saw performed a beautiful piece of music from the BOOKS and displayed some real talent . They also created ornate flag banners, so try not to sh*t on the hard work of youngsters who i imagine have more creativity in their little finger then most old **** reading these comments do in their whole bodies. So basically a world renowned work of fiction has inspired young people to be creative.......WHAT IS THE WORLD COMING TO??? I'm guessing Daily Mail readers will be spouting "children champion **** live in the streets!!!" around their poor friends (?) this evening..... well if they think their children aren't already watching something more inappropriate under their own roofs i think they should probably get on Sam's bus to nut house. To sum up: - Didn't cost the community a thing - Retail community bolstered - Celebration of fiction and creativity - Fun was had[/p][/quote]So basically its okay to expose kids to things that they are too young for if it allows them to be creative? Thats just not good enough, no wonder the world is going to pot with people like you around. Oh, and I clearly did not have a go at the kids or their works so you can shove your comments about that where the sun doesnt shine. If the local shops have had a boost thats good, is it going to be more than a one off thing brought on by people attending the unveiling that one day lets see. But I stand by my comment, if a modern sign promoting a fictional place erected in a totally un connected town (I could understand if filming had taken place nearby for instance) makes people travel from far and wide to look at it then they are sad and have far more time and money than sense. As I said before I liked what I saw of the show, but I have a life and can see this for the non event that it is. If the kids had fun doing what they did great, but thats about the only benefit to anyone (outside of the TV company who obviously hope this will help shift copies of the dvd) that this is going to have garston tony
  • Score: 0

1:52pm Sun 16 Feb 14

rich_1978 says...

I think there are many aspects of the Game of Thrones that are fantastic, but if I as a teacher was to introduce any part of the show to demonstrate creativity I would be putting my career in jeopardy!

There are some scenes that show the type of gratuitous sexual violence that are wildly inappropriate for kids! I would imagine a lot of teenagers would have the maturity to accept the series as pure fantasy.

If I described a couple of the scenes in the series in detail I would imagine an editor would censor this comment.

Look at the site terms:

'not to use the Site for the transmission or posting of ... any material which is defamatory, offensive or of an obscene or menacing character, or in such a way as to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety

Game of Thrones could easily be deemed to be offensive, obscene, and quite could likely to cause needless anxiety for some children and their parents.

An odd decision from the council at best.
I think there are many aspects of the Game of Thrones that are fantastic, but if I as a teacher was to introduce any part of the show to demonstrate creativity I would be putting my career in jeopardy! There are some scenes that show the type of gratuitous sexual violence that are wildly inappropriate for kids! I would imagine a lot of teenagers would have the maturity to accept the series as pure fantasy. If I described a couple of the scenes in the series in detail I would imagine an editor would censor this comment. Look at the site terms: 'not to use the Site for the transmission or posting of ... any material which is defamatory, offensive or of an obscene or menacing character, or in such a way as to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety Game of Thrones could easily be deemed to be offensive, obscene, and quite could likely to cause needless anxiety for some children and their parents. An odd decision from the council at best. rich_1978
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