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Book Release: “The World of Ice and Fire”

Book Release: “The World of Ice and Fire”

You’re probably going a little bit mad these days. Game of Thrones has been off the air for almost six months now and you can’t even trick yourself into thinking season 5 is coming “soon” because you’ve got another six months to wait for that. You’ve read all of the book in A Song of Ice and Fire, even the Dunk and Egg tales. Adding insult to injury there is still no sign of book six, The Winds of Winter, to keep you company on these long, lonely winter nights. Enter: The World of Ice and Fire– a new historical reference for fans of George R.R Martin’s world of Westeros. You’ve probably...

Exciting Revelations from the Set of Game of Thrones Season 5

Exciting Revelations from the Set of Game of Thrones Season 5

Seasons 1 through 4 of Game of Thrones were huge but wait until you take a look at these shots from the set of Season 5 in the Spainish town of Osuna.  We must warn you taht some of these photos may constitute SPOILERS simply by the characters represented within.  Proceed at your own risk of being spoiled. A local arena has been commandeered to play the role of Daznak’s Pit, for the series. Here we see Daenerys (Emilia Clarke), Hizdahr zo Loraq (Joel Fry), Missandei (Nathalie Emmanuel), Daario Naharis (Michiel Huisman), Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) as well as Jorah Mormont (Iain Glen).  And of course we see some extras in...

Flashback Scenes Confirmed for the First Time in Game of Thrones Season 5

Flashback Scenes Confirmed for the First Time in Game of Thrones Season 5

“[For Game of Thrones] we set a rule: No prophecies, dreams or flashbacks. We failed the first two and this season the third. So yes, this season will finally have flashbacks.” That was David Benioff and Dan Weiss revealing that, despite the long-standing rule on the set of the world’s most popular fantasy program, Game of Thrones will now feature flashback scenes starting in season 5. Why is this a big deal? Book readers know that prophecies, dreams and flashbacks play a huge role in fleshing out the world of Westeros.  Much of the lore and information we have on our favorite characters came from flashback chapters within...

Pictures From Dorne: On the Set of Game of Thrones Season 5

Pictures From Dorne: On the Set of Game of Thrones Season 5

There are many, many shooting locations for HBO’s epic fantasy series Game of Thrones.  Each season the producers of the show have to find new , real-world places to represent those in Westeros. Just this year we found out that Spain had been cast to play the role of the hot, dry Oasis of Dorne in Season 5. Many have been wondering about what the location would look like– the costumes, the sets etc. Well the Spanish publication CANAL has some pictures to help curb your enthusiasm until this spring.  Take a look at some images hot off the presses: Aero Hotah makes his case: Ellaria Sand checking in: Jaime Lannister in Dornish...

Finally: HBO Will Be Available “Stand-Alone” Without a Cable Subscription in 2015

Finally: HBO Will Be Available “Stand-Alone” Without a Cable Subscription in 2015

Everyone hates the cable company. From the random fees for unknown services to the rate hikes that seem to happen every year– the cost of an HBO subscription has been much more than the $10-$20 price tag.  For those, known as “cord-cutters” HBO has been literally impossible to obtain legally without a cable package of some kind forcing many to turn to piracy. Today the future of television took one step forward as the rumblings of the past few months turned out to be true: HBO will be available as a stand-alone, Netflix-like service in 2015! HBO has been the profitable crown jewel in the portfolio of the mega-media...

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