- May 2009 was the month when the story of the amazing casting on Game of Thrones began. First, David and Dan teased that a little good news was coming, and then it was revealed that Peter Dinklage had been cast as Tyrion, which was arguably the most crucial move in bringing GoT to life. Tom McCarthy was anounced as pilot director at the same time. We also got to hear what GRRM and D&D had to say about the exciting development.
- We got to hear from Rimshot – a Belfast native, as we called him – for the first time that month as well, who shared with us his experience as an extra, and introduced us to the Paint Hall and provided some first-hand info on how big productions utilize that studio space.
- Casting did not stop with Dinklage, of course, there was a flurry of reports, and some silly confusion as well (I believe the post still holds the record of having the longest title). Even D&D had to intercede. The roles of Dany, Robb, Sansa, Arya, Jon, Joffrey, and Bran were in the process of being cast. To think how far we have come since then!
- Phil updated WiC.net in May, six months into its existence (one commenter, dholds, wrote: “Yes, the site is fantastic, Winter. Great job. Still hoping you’ll be able to bag some interviews with the cast and crew at some point.” Mission accomplished several times over, but we are not stopping. The banners were raised officially as we as a fandom declared our mission to create as much buzz for the show as possible (which included making a Facebook page). See previous sentence.
Hear Me Roar: Where were you when you heard the news about Peter Dinklage being cast? What do you remember most from that period? Share in the comments.