A bit slow today, so let’s do a long overdue Quick Hits post.
- In case you missed it, HBO confirmed that April 2012 will be the month that season two premieres.
- Carice van Houten was interviewed by German site Serienjunkies about her role in Game of Thrones. Carice’s answers are in English, however the questions are in German. For those who don’t speak German, the questions are: 1.) How did you get cast? 2.) Was it a difficult decision to return to TV? 3.) Have you read the books? 4.) Are you aware of the “hype” that you will have to face? (Thanks to nap for the translation.)
- Speaking of interviews, here are a couple with Maisie Williams from two different signings/conventions, one in video form and the other in writing.
- GameofThrones.hu also has a report from the recent signing in Swindon where she was able to get the aforementioned interview with Maisie. He promises more interviews with the other cast members to come.
- An interesting look into the process of color correcting for the show, filled with lots of technical details, by Creative COW.
- Essayist Pearson Moore wrote a number of essays evaluating the first season of Thrones. He has collected them into one book entitled (appropriately enough) Game of Thrones Season One Essays. Check it out for some thought provoking critical analysis of the series.
- Were you a recent convert to the books and now wish you could get hardcovers of the previous entries in the series? Well you will soon get that chance. Amazon will be releasing an exclusive hardcover set of the first four books in the Song of Ice and Fire series on Nov. 29th. I have no idea what the individual covers look like, but the slipcase features the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones.
- If mentions on popular broadcast TV shows are anything to go by, Thrones certainly seems to have made its mark on mainstream pop culture. First, huge Thrones and Ice & Fire fan, Nathan Fillion mentioned GoT on his show Castle. Then, the book series was referenced in the latest Grey’s Anatomy episode. Now Valyrian Steel, the licensed creator of Ice & Fire replica weapons, has announced that one of their weapons will be featured in an upcoming episode of The Big Bang Theory. I’ve also heard that this week’s Parks & Recreation episode will contain a few Thrones references…
- Last but not least, everyone who already ordered their Always Support the Bottom t-shirt should have received it by now. If you haven’t yours ordered yet, what are you waiting for?