Game Of Thrones author George R. R. Martin has gifted a superfan with a $30,000 (£18,750) life-sized iron throne.

Martin gave away the throne to Mike Ross after calling out a random seat number as part of a raffle at a screening and panel discussion with the cast in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday (20Mar14).

Ross tells Reuters, "I have no idea where I'm going to put it. We'll make a little room for it."