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.
posted by Chrysostom
on Dec 3, 2013 -
A Tale of Benjen Stark
is a short Game of Thrones
fan-fiction film by VonWong
, Five Knights Productions
and friends. It tells "the beginning of the adventure of Benjen Stark following his return to the wall shortly after his visit to Winterfell. On a scouting mission Benjen Stark stumbles upon the bloody aftermath of an attack on a wildling camp. A pair of survivors are discovered as Ben attempts to unravel the mystery behind the carnage." [Via]
posted by homunculus
on Sep 22, 2013 -
Crusader Kings II
is a computer game in which you play as any one of hundreds of feudal lords in Europe in the High to Late Middle Ages. Hoping for your family to become just that little bit more powerful, you scheme against your liege, your vassals, and occasionally even your enemies. Meanwhile, at least half of the game's cast of thousands schemes against you. The game's potential for Shakespearean intrigue has made it ripe for post-game write-ups called after-action reports. With the recent release of The Old Gods
, an expansion allowing for play as a pagan ruler, PC Gamer
published its own series of after-action reports: Lords of the North.
The game's thematic similarities to A Song of Ice and Fire
/Game of Thrones have not gone unnoticed
, either. [more inside]
posted by Rustic Etruscan
on Aug 31, 2013 -
You know how you had heard there was a cool video out there showing the growth and construction on Capitol Hill rendered in 3D animation and you were all, eh, I'll watch it once somebody puts it on the same page as the Game of Thrones
theme so that I can get the full experience? Well now you have no more excuse.
posted by Navelgazer
on Jul 17, 2013 -
What Is Going on With the Accents in Game of Thrones?
Gawker beanplates the accents used on-screen by the actors in Game of Thrones.
Like most fantasy television shows, Game of Thrones is largely populated by English actors speaking with English accents. This is because Americans are still unconvinced that England is a real country, and associate English speech patterns with kings and magic and sorcery and frequent stabbings. [more inside]
posted by snuffleupagus
on May 7, 2013 -
"All this gives us one way to understand the Lannister zeal for power in King's Landing. In effect, Tywin is attempting to execute a debt-for-equity swap since his debts aren't actually recoverable. But that simply underscores the extent to which the loans to the Iron Throne are, themselves, worthless as financial assets."
Economics of Ice & Fire, Part I
and Part II (minor dialogue spoilers for S03E03) [more inside]
posted by Chipmazing
on Apr 19, 2013 -
Game of Thrones:
A graphic representation of the Game of Thrones
. If you're not sure about the major houses of Westeros, the history, timeline, alliances, religions and incestuous relationships this will help and/or further confuse you.
posted by HuronBob
on Apr 13, 2013 -
Prom night is coming at Westeros Valley High, the School of Thrones
. (SLYT. Possible spoilers if you aren't current through season 2 of Games of Thrones
posted by fuse theorem
on Mar 11, 2013 -
makes use of a simple idea: combining images from Game of Thrones
and dialog from 30 Rock
, to create something unexpectedly good.
posted by quin
on Oct 24, 2012 -
"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
posted by Artw
on May 31, 2012 -
Sady Doyle of Tiger Beatdown (warning: spoilers in all links) reviews
the first four books of A Song of Ice and Fire
and declares that "George R. R. Martin is creepy. He is creepy because he writes racist shit. He is creepy because he writes sexist shit."
Alyssa Rosenberg of Think Progress responds,
as does Delphine on GeekMom.
posted by never used baby shoes
on Aug 31, 2011 -