This is a long one (literally!)
Artist joscomie has laid out the people of Westeros, Anime scroll art style! The piece features 49 characters from A Song of Ice and Fire and it looks beyond fantastic!
Have you seen this yet? If not it’s worth a watch as it’s pretty hilarious!
Granted much has been exaggerated for the sake of humor, but honestly I don’t think they are too far off (which is what makes it so funny)!
Source: College Humor
After spending far too long waiting for somebody to upload all the goods, we’ve finally got a decent set of videos from the Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con!
Thanks to magicthenumbers for sharing these!
The trailer for the new online MMORPG video game, Game of Thrones: Seven Kingdoms, was released at San Diego Comic Con today!
According to a press release from Bigpoint, the company behind Seven Kingdoms, “the game will be set within the fictional medieval world of Westeros and its Seven Kingdoms, and will allow players to experience epic moments from the television series.”
Game of Thrones: Seven Kindgoms is slated for an early 2013 release! Will you be playing?
We recently posted about this great new book, Beyond the Wall, which looks fantastic! Well, our wonderful friends at Fanboy Comics are actually giving one away for free! And no, you don’t have to kill anyone, you don’t have to hand over your dragon eggs, or even bow down to King Joffrey! Read below for the details:
What can you do to claim one of these prizes that rivals the iron throne? All interested fans who lack a dragon hatchling to trade should enter by retweeting the following when you see it posted on the Fanboy Comics (@FanboyComix) Twitter account:
Win a copy of “Beyond the Wall” from @SmartPopBooks and FBC!!! #gameofthrones #winnersarecoming RT to enter!!!
The contest ends on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 5:00pm PDT.
At the end of the week, the FBC staff will choose one lucky warg to win the coveted booty of The Contest of the Five Things. The winner will be announced on the Fanboy Comics website on Monday, June 25th, 2012, along with being notified through Twitter. (Entries will be accepted from the U.S. and Canada only for this contest.)
So, hurry and tweet the message above for your chance at the prize.
Now that the second season of Game of Thrones is behind us, fans looking to fill the void it left behind are in luck! A new compilation of essays based on the series titled Beyond the Wall is now available. The essays contained within are written by various authors and genre experts who explore recurring themes, the history of Westeros and more.
Here is an excerpt from Jesse Scoble‘s contribution, “A Sword Without a Hilt: The Dangers of Magic in (and to) Westeros”:
One of the reasons that many fans grow out of the fantasy genre is because the bookshelves have been overpopulated with unimaginative worlds recycling the same old ideas. If every adventurer has a backpack full of enchanted swords; a magic ring on every finger; and spells to hurl fireballs and magic missiles, as well as to boil coffee, and heal pimples, and maybe even raise the dead, the world becomes boring and dull because of the ubiquitous and predictable nature of the magic. That’s not the case in A Song of Ice and Fire.
And this is a sample of Gary Westfahl‘s essay on fantasy prequels, entitled “Back to the Egg,” he reflects on George R.R. Martin’s Dunk and Egg series:
It might even become necessary to begin describing these prequels as the Duncan and Aegon stories, not the Dunk and Egg stories, to better reflect their burgeoning gravitas. Thus, instead of providing Martin with an alternative, lighter works to to accompany the more serious main components of the Song of Ice and Fire series, the Dunk and Egg stories have become a serious matter in themselves, a second important task that Martin must complete, on top of the original epic.
Sounds like this might be worth checking out, after all we need something to help us pass the time until season three finally arrives!
Check out the original post over at Wired
Greetings fellow lords and ladies.
Today I’m in school, not working on my project. Instead I’m reading GRRM’s blog (called Not A Blog) Here’s the link for anyone who wants it: http://grrm.livejournal.com/
Well, I’m VERY looking forward to 6 march, when I’ll be getting my pre-ordered Season 1 of Game of Thrones. But even more I’m dying for it to be 1 april, when the Season 2 is gong to be out on HBO! I’ve seen all these “In production” and trailers, teasers and fanmade trailers at least fifteen times each! And the song I shared in my last entry is being played 24/7. And Season 2 is not even my favorite of the books! I live A Feast for Crows (the fourth) the most.
And I’m not going to spoil anything by telling why, but I really want to… XD
Well, anyway. Anyone missed that a “Camelot”-leftover is going to be playing Davos Seaworth in Season 2? His name’s Liam Cunningham. Personally, I don’t think this is a very good casting, I don’t like the idea of someone from that disaster of a series is going to be cast for one of the roles in the MOST AWESOME series EVER. I just don’t like it.
Though Davos Seaworth is my absolute least favorite character, I thinks it’s the only one I don’t like actually.
SPOILER!!! DO NOT READ ON IF YOU HAVE NOT READ… THE SECOND BOOK!
Though I do like that Stannis has cut of some of his fingers. I can’t remember how many it was… Two or three? I think it cute that he has them around his neck in a small pouch.
But enough from me today, my teacher will be checking in soon too I guess. Bye my fellow Asoiaf/GoT-addicts.