Aidan Gillen to narrate new Art of War audiobook

By Cameron White on


Petyr Baelish, better known as “Littlefinger,” is one of the cleverest characters in Game of Thrones; his calculating approach to Westeros’ escalating political conflicts is evidence enough of his intelligence, particularly when it comes to war. So it’s fitting that Aidan Gillen, the actor behind Petyr, will soon be narrating one of the oldest, most well-known texts on warfare in historyThe Art of War by Chinese military general Sun Tzu.


The audiobook will be released tomorrow through Audible, one of the largest providers of audiobooks out there. Sun Tzu’s philosophies have often been boiled down to simple aphorisms, such as “all warfare is based on deception” and the well-known “know your enemy,” but the text as a whole, as it has been passed down and translated worldwide, has guided all manner of leaders—military and non-military alike. Of course, the text is preambled by Sun Tzu saying that not fighting is preferable to fighting; to me, that seems more like Varys’ game than Littlefinger’s, though the two are definitely cut from the same cloth. And no, Sun Tzu did not originate the phrase “chaos is a ladder.” As far as I know, that’s a Game of Thrones original.

WiC is looking for someone to write Unsullied recaps!

By Dan Selcke on


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Hey, Game of Thrones fans. The fifth season premiere is rapidly approaching, and we’re looking for someone to help us write episode recaps/reviews during the season—one per week, each one posted within a reasonable amount of time after the episode is over. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who enjoys the show but hasn’t read the books.  Our office is packed with dorks who have devoured the books, which makes it impossible for us to provide an unvarnished perspective.

Nathalie Emmanuel (Missandei) on Season 5, Grey Worm, and being mixed-race in Hollywood

By Dan Selcke on


And the pre-season premiere interview barrage continues. This time, The Daily Beast sat down with Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei the former slave, to talk about the new season of Game of Thrones, among other things.

Game of Thrones Season 5 Rumors: To Griff or not to Griff

By David (Razor) Harris on

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We are just a couple of weeks away from the Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones. The hype is building each day, as interviews, red carpet affairs, photo-ops, and new teasers are spreading across the the Internet like wildfire across Blackwater Bay. There have also been plenty of rumors, some of which are too juicy not to discuss.

What follows, after the jump, are possible huge SPOILERS for those who’ve not read the books. This is your warning, Unsullied, heed it well and enter at your own risk.

Harry Lloyd (Viserys Targaryen) will participate in a Reddit AMA

By Dan Selcke on

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Harry Lloyd, the actor best known to Game of Thrones fans for playing Viserys Targaryen, the silver-haired, golden-crowned brother to Daenerys Targaryen (you could, but probably won’t, call him the Uncle of Dragons), will be participating in his own Ask Me Anything (AMA) session over at Reddit, under the subreddit /r/IAmA.

Kit Harington talks Game of Thrones Season 5, his hair, and the show ending

By Dan Selcke on

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In advance of the rapidly approaching Season 5 premiere of Game of Thrones, Kit Harington sat down with The Irish Examiner to discuss a range of important topics, starting first and foremost with his hair. “I get slightly annoyed, being asked about my hair and the beard,” Harington said after the Examiner asked him about his hair and beard. “I like to think of myself as more than a head of hair. Maybe I’m not. Maybe I am just a hair cut.”

Season 5 Premiere in San Francisco Was An Apple Centric Decision

By Ani Bundel on


I wasn’t the only one who noticed that the US premiere red carpet live stream was full of “superfans” who looked like they stepped out from behind the Apple Genius Bar, but at the time I chalked it up to holding the event in San Francisco. After all, these are the people who invented the Apple Genius bar concept to begin with, so it only makes sense that they’d dress like that. And with the Live Stream being held at 6pm PST, it also stood to reason that most of these “A-Lister fans” who spent the extra money to get up close and on camera were probably middling to high-level tech employees who came straight from work.

But it turns out that the “Genius Bar” look was, in fact, probably intentional, as was the entire choice to hold the US premiere in San Francisco, instead of an entertainment capital like New York or LA. It was all part and parcel with HBO’s choice to do the exclusive (well, mostly exclusive) HBO Now deal with Apple.

For more, including a causal mention of the exact roll out date for HBO Now, check out below.

Maisie Williams to Guest Star on Doctor Who

By Ani Bundel on

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My two favorite shows merge again. Earlier this year, we reported that the late Thoros the Red Priest, aka Paul Kaye, would be taking himself to visit the good Doctor in series 9 of the long running BBC show. But now the Doctor will be having a run in with an arguably deadlier character–Arya herself.

According to the just released statement:

Having landed back in the UK fresh from touring the US, today Maisie Williams sets foot on the Doctor Who TARDIS to take up a guest role in the hit BBC One show that returns to our screens this Autumn.

Check out more details, including what Maisie had to say about crossing the fandoms like this, below.

Pictures from Game of Thrones Season 5 Beverly Hills Presser

By Ani Bundel on


Last week, post US Season 5 premiere in San Francisco, several members of the cast–Lannister and Stark mostly–sat down for a group press conference at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills on the upcoming season. The interview quotes that will be used over the next two weeks as the publicity wave crests. Kit Harington’s have already come out on Australia’s, and most amusingly, his big issue is how hard is is out there for a hunk.

“To always be put on a pedestal as a hunk is slightly demeaning,” laments Kit Harington, 28, who stars as Jon Snow on the award-winning hit TV series, Game of Thrones. “It really is and it’s in the same way as it is for women. When an actor is seen only for her physical beauty it can be quite offensive,” says the London-born actor.

Check out more from Kit, plus pictures of the rest of the cast who attended below.

Khaleesi Plays It Straight in New Terminator Spot

By Ani Bundel on


Emilia Clarke fans were excited to see our first Game of Thrones star poised for a break out turn in a major film, with the cleverly plot twisted trailer for Terminator: Genisys. In it, Clarke turns everything we assumed about her take on the iconic Sarah Conner character with a hell of an entrance, delivering the famous line once said to her all those sequels ago: “Come with me if you want to live!” One could almost imagine her saying the same to the Unsullied, though there she’d say it from the back of a dragon instead of the cab of a truck.

This week’s new clip shows the same intensity of character, but this time, she’s playing the straight man to other’s baffledly funny reactions.

Check it out, and what new co star she’s picking up, below.

New Game of Thrones Teaser: The Wheel Remixed

By Ani Bundel on


This is billed as a new Game of Thrones Season 5 preview. It’s set to the same speech as the second trailer “The Wheel,” and starts out basically in the same manner with the shots of Lannister, Baratheon, Stark etc. But then as the speech goes on we have several new images and shots. Some of them are expanded from what we’ve seen elsewhere, some of them are brand spanking new.

Check the teaser out below.

WiC Weekly: March 22nd-28th

By Ani Bundel on



Two more weeks! 14 days! Who else is massively excited? It’s been crazy busy here at WiCnet, with tons of stories and news and thinkpieces in the continuing run up to Season 5. Did you miss anything? Don’t worry, we’ve got the Top Ten posts of this week rounded up for you right here!

Check out the rest of this week’s big stories, below!

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