'Game of Thrones' live streams premiere from San Francisco.

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. premiere of the fifth season of ''Game of Thrones'' was held at a palatial building in San Francisco, aptly suited for the television show about a mythical kingdom.

But the City by the Bay is also a leading tech hub and HBO gave ''Game of Thrones'' fans access to the red carpet event Monday by streaming it live on the show's Facebook page.

Many of the series' stars attended the event at the War Memorial Opera House and answered fan questions submitted via Facebook. Facebook viewers also were treated to behind the scenes video features scenes from the new season, HBO said.

Visuals from the premiere were be shared on Instagram.

Cast members on hand included Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Maisie Williams and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

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