I finally gave in and started reading Game of Thrones. When I got to the end of the first chapter, I texted a bunch of my nerd friends like, "Why do people think this is surprising? It is like super-obviously signposted!" From there, it turned into a project where I try to predict what will happen in Game of Thrones. Predicting Game of Thrones
, a blog by Eyebrows McGee
, with an accompanying predictions log
. NOTE: this is full of spoilers for the first two books, and the first half of Book III (Storm of Swords) will be online soon. Plus any number of theories could come true in the later books. [via mefi projects
] [more inside]
Who is Jon Snow's mother? What's up with the crazy seasons in Westeros? Why have the White Walkers returned after all this time? These questions and more
have been the subject of much speculation and debate among fans of George R.R. Martin's Game of Thrones
/ A Song of Ice and Fire
/ Dunk and Egg
universe for more than a decade. Fans have published their theories in forums, on fansites, and even as the occasional academic journal article.
: All sources -- show, books, cut scenes, DVD special features, pre-released chapters, interviews, visions you got from a tree, etc. -- are fair game in this thread!) [more inside]
Jonathan Roberts is a fantasy mapmaker, who produced the maps for the official Game of Thrones atlas. He talks about mapmaking to Wired here
. He also has a website with lots
maps, as well as tips
on making your own.
The LA Times Hero Complex looks at diversity in SF and Fantasy fiction
"First of all, we almost had no battle at all. For budgetary reasons we came very, very close to having all the action take place off-screen, the way plays have handled battle scenes for a few thousand years."
- How the epic battle at the heart of the latest episode of Game of Thrones, Blackwater
, written by George R. R. Martin and directed by Neil Marshall
, came to be. Mentor relationships in Game of Thrones (and Mad Men)
. The National's Lannister song
. And, perhaps sriking closest of all to the central themes of the show, Jezebel plays Game of Thrones: Marry, Fuck, Kill
HBO's Game of Thrones
was a huge hit (with some controversy
and rebuttals of same
), securing a second season only two days after its debut.
Filming of said season finished on December 11th
and now the production crew is pulling all the pieces together for the April 2012 start of season 2. A few details have officially and unofficially come out, details after the jump: [more inside]
Great food ideas for a fantasy and sci-fi themed Thanksgiving
features recipes from Inn at the Crossroads
(medieval recipes/Game of Thrones), Harry Potter Recipes
, and The Geeky Chef
("a collection of recipes inspired by books, movies, and video games").
Why should you be watching HBO's Game of Thrones?
In two words: Peter Dinklage
At 41 and expecting his first child
, actor Peter Dinklage may finally be coming into his own. Though his breakout role in the indie movie Station Agent
might not have made it onto your Netflix queue, Dinklage is winning accolades for his performance as Tyrion Lannister in Game of Thrones
, the HBO series based on George R. R. Martin's epic fantasy series, A Song of Fire and Ice
. [more inside]