- First, we received some inside info on the shooting locations for the pilot. We had heard of the Northern Ireland part before, but Scotland and Morocco were completely new. The rumours, as we know, proved correct.
- Northern Ireland, and the use of the Paint Hall in Belfast, was officially confirmed in April, and GRRM weighed in with some thoughts and details as well, as we started speculating on the budget.
- One thing we simply LOVE to do here at WinterIsComing.net is speculating about casting. It all started with this very post.
- After that, it was all about waiting. We speculated that a decision about greenlighting the series could not come before January or February the year after, and we were not far off.
- Oh, and a certain current WiC.net contributor proposed a debate topic that made it to a post in those slow days, gaining a tiny bit of a profile there for the first time.
Not much else happened that month. Quite a contrast to the present moment, isn’t it?