Game of Thrones' Dragon Noises Are Made By Drunk Fans

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Game of Thrones sound designer Paula Fairfield has used some pretty intriguing sounds to bring the show's dragons to life. In fact, it was previously revealed the show has used turtle sex for some epic scenes. However, that might actually be a close second for the show, as Game of Thrones using drunken fans is definitely one of the most intriguing stories to date. Fairfield has told the story from her perspective before, and now one of the lucky fans who got the honor of getting hammered and screaming for the show has shared her story.

The fan said she and a group of her friends first met Paula Fairfield at the inaugural Con of Thrones convention in Nashville, and they all forged a friendship that has continued ever since. The fan said that at the time Fairfield reached out and asked for their help they had no idea it was for Game of Thrones, but they had their suspicions. The big reveal came when Fairfield joined the friends at the famous Game of Thrones watch parties put on by the Burlington Bar in Chicago, which one can imagine features it's own share of drunken shenanigans related to the show.

We just, like, took an evening, drank a fuck-ton of gin and screamed our hearts out, and sent 'em off. And then she came and watched the finale with us, she never told us what it was for. And then when it was all over, she leaned over and was like, 'You guys are the ice dragon.'

As for how this avid fan (who was dressed as "The Ice Queen" during her interview) reacted to the news, she claimed she was speechless. The fan told Winter Is Coming she could only raise her hands above her head in shock and do a couple laps around the bar, perhaps so she could digest the news. After all, it's not every day someone sees a devastating television twist and learns shortly after they played a part in making it happen! The fact that she was even able to pace the bar is quite an accomplishment, as House Burlington's watch parties for Game of Thrones can get pretty crowded:

Paula Fairfield gave a pretty awesome gift to those fans, and it's safe to say it's a gift that will keep on giving in Game of Thrones Season 8. The undead Viserion will almost certainly make an appearance in the final episodes, and it's likely the ice dragon will play a vital role in some of the show's final scenes. Let's just hope the fame doesn't go to their heads and they don't get thrown out of future watch parties for attempting to recreate the screams during key moments in the final season!

Game of Thrones returns to HBO to close out its series sometime in 2019. For a look at what's coming to television before that, be sure to visit our summer and fall premiere guides.

Mick Joest
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Mick Joest is a Content Producer for CinemaBlend with his hand in an eclectic mix of television goodness. Star Trek is his main jam, but he also regularly reports on happenings in the world of Star Trek, WWE, Doctor Who, 90 Day Fiancé, Quantum Leap, and Big Brother. He graduated from the University of Southern Indiana with a degree in Journalism and a minor in Radio and Television. He's great at hosting panels and appearing on podcasts if given the chance as well.