Monthly Archives March 2010

WiC on A Podcast of Ice and Fire

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As some of you may know I recently recorded a podcast with the crew from A Podcast of Ice and Fire. Well that podcast is now up and ready for download at their site! For those that don’t know, APOIAF … Continue reading

Julia Frey not returning for full season

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Julia Frey, visual effects producer for the Game of Thrones pilot, has announced on her blog that she will not be returning for the full season. I bid a fond farewell to Shane’s Castle (where this photo was taken) and … Continue reading

Getting to know Fairley

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I felt like there was a bit of an over-reaction to the news of Michelle Fairley replacing Jennifer Ehle. I think it was a combination of people’s disappointment that Ehle was leaving and Fairley being essentially an unknown without many … Continue reading

Dany the next to be recast?

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A new casting side has appeared for the role of Daenarys dated for today on Showfax. You can read the contents of the casting side here. Could it be that they are recasting the role of Daenerys? Might this be … Continue reading

Casting Bronn

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With the first season getting the green light, now I can do these casting speculation posts with the knowledge that we will eventually get to see these roles filled. With the exception of Sam, Littlefinger, and Tywin (I suppose Varys … Continue reading

GRRM on recasting Catelyn and writing his script

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George R. R. Martin posted to his Not A Blog yesterday with some comments on the Catelyn recasting and his upcoming script writing. Being under the weather for a couple weeks there has put me seriously behind on everything, I’m … Continue reading

Gemma Jackson signs on for full season

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Variety has reported that production designer Gemma Jackson has been booked for the full season of Game of Thrones. Jackson, who also worked on the pilot episode, is an awarding winning production designer who was behind the design of films … Continue reading

Two new set photos

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There are two new photos of the Doune castle courtyard set that have surfaced on our Facebook fan group site. A guy named Brian took these last October, just before a scene was shot. Hear Me Roar: It is a … Continue reading

Ehle out, Fairley in

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THR reports the role of Catelyn Stark has been recast, in what they call a ‘minor tweaking’ of the pilot. Jennifer Ehle is being replaced by the Irish actress Michelle Fairley. In his blog, James Hibberd writes his sources say … Continue reading

Interview with ASOIAF artist Amok

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Russian fan site 7Kingdoms.ru has posted an interview with popular ASOIAF artist Roman Papsuyev (aka Amok) centered around his thoughts on Game of Thrones. The interview is in Russian so here is a link to the page as translated by … Continue reading

Another writer added to first season

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Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune has confirmed that Jane Espenson, writer for such shows as Dollhouse, Battlestar Galactica and Buffy, will be penning the script for episode six of the first season of Game of Thrones. A “Battlestar”-”Buffy”-”Game of … Continue reading

The budget: Pay 3 get 4

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We touched upon budgeting issues in an earlier post when the first concrete figures were made public (£30 million, or 45 million in U.S. dollars, for the first season). Now Elio wrote an article at Westeros discussing the budget of … Continue reading



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