Monthly Archives July 2011

Casting Ygritte

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I delayed putting up this casting post weeks ago, since they’d already given us a handful of solid casting announcements (Brienne, Stannis, Melisandre), and it felt like we were about to get a ton more. Alas, that has not materialized … Continue reading

Report: Karl Davies cast as… Alton Lannister?

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A tiny bit of casting news, British actor Karl Davies has reportedly been cast to play a character named Alton Lannister. He has been seen on set and his CV confirms it (see what happens when you wait to release … Continue reading

WiCnet Season One Awards: Best Supporting Actress

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It’s Friday evening and that means it is time for the next in our series of posts on the Season One Awards for Game of Thrones. Last week, we did best supporting actors and now it’s the ladies’ turn. Below … Continue reading

Set photos: boats, castles and the Seven

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The first week of filming on Game of Thrones is drawing to a close. Right off the bat they have filmed a few pivotal scenes, including [mild spoilers] Robb interrogating Jaime and Melisandre’s burning of the Seven. [/mild spoilers] By … Continue reading

The best CGI …

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… is the CGI you never even notice. In the style of HBO’s John Adams VFX video, the Game of Thrones FX wizards from BlueBolt gave us a real treat: You Tube link: “Spoiler ~ Visual Effects created by BlueBolt … Continue reading

HBO execs talk Thrones at summer TCA

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Today was HBO’s summer Television Critics Association presentation and during the executive session, HBO co-presidents Richard Plepler and Michael Lombardo answered some Game of Thrones-related questions. From HitFix’s liveblog of the session: 3:08 p.m. Are they fonder of “the genre” … Continue reading

GRRM interviewed live at Google HQ

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George R. R. Martin is being interviewed via Authors@Google LIVE. Didn’t know how much Game of Thrones talk we would get here, but it has been quite a bit, so I’m embedding the livestream video here for your viewing pleasure. … Continue reading

Prelude (and Postscript) to a Panel

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Herein lies the semi-complete and partly lucid recounting of a FaB set to wander the geek-strewn halls of the San Diego Comic-Con, finding his way through a packed mass of hobbits and heroes and aliens and copyright editors (and a … Continue reading

Producers confirm Asha name change

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In an interview with Access Hollywood, Game of Thrones writers and exec producers, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have confirmed an earlier report for us. It seems Asha will likely have her name changed to avoid confusion with Osha. David … Continue reading

Game of Thrones @ Comic-Con Round-up

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Comic-Con may be over, but the interviews and other features from the San Diego geekfest continue to trickle out. Here are a selection of them: A trilogy of Nikolaj Coster-Waldau interviews with MTV Geek. Wayne Brady’s little brother interviews the … Continue reading

Day 2: Filming in the godswood and on Dragonstone

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A few quick updates on filming this morning. We learned that yesterday they filmed near Saintfield Estate, which sounds like it is being used as the Winterfell godswood once again. Based on a tweet from Kristian Nairn (Hodor!), it seems … Continue reading

Thank You to David & Dan

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This was a post that I had meant to write immediately after the season ended. But things got busy and then too much time had passed. But now, with season two filming beginning today and all the positive fan vibes … Continue reading



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