With his drinking horn in hand, Josh Miller is ready for the Sunday, April 14, season premiere of "Game of Thrones," an HBO series that debuted in 2011.

Miller is helping other German Village officials roll out the red carpet for the "Game of Thrones" premiere party, to be held at 7 p.m. in the Meeting Haus, 588 S. Third St.

"It's exciting," said Miller, a member of the German Village Society Board of Trustees. "It's a nice escape from reality."

The event is free and open to the public.

HBO has announced the eighth season will be the final one for the show, which is returning to the air for the first time since 2017.

"I think it will be even bigger this year," Miller said, because fans have been anxiously awaiting the show's return and lamenting its termination.

It's not the first time a "Game of Thrones" party has been held in the Meeting Haus. Miller has dressed as one of the show's main characters Tyrion Lannister in the past.

He hopes this year people get in the spirit of the show any way they see fit. No food or beverages will be provided, but those attending can bring their own, he said.

Elliot Hilaman said he's been to "Game of Thrones" parties in the past and plans to attend.

"A lot of different people from all age groups come from the community," Hilaman said. "I think the coolest thing is the audience reaction. It's cool how the people group up (on) who they're rooting for."

Previous episodes will air before the premiere "to get people up to date" Miller said.

It might be the first time some spectators will have been to the Meeting Haus, he said.

"It does raise the visibility of a great asset."

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