While we wait with bated breath for the season’s first trailer, here are a few Game of Thrones news items to tide you over.
- The show added another award to its impressive collection, winning Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series at the SAG Awards this week.
- Throne Con II went off without a hitch in London last weekend. Finn Jones, Rory McCann, Kristian Nairn, Gemma Whelan, Josef Altin, Miltos Yerolemou and Daniel Portman made appearances and mingled with fans. According to this article covering the event, Rory McCann performed “Hound Dog” on a ukulele for the audience!
- The Experts, an online trivia show pitting superfans against each other on their favorite subjects, premiered on Monday. The first episode features a Game of Thrones fan taking on experts in *NSYNC and the NFL.
- The newest episode of A Podcast of Ice and Fire features yours truly as a guest host. Ashley, Amin and I chat about the latest promotional photos and discuss two chapters from A Clash of Kings in depth.
There’s one more interesting tidbit that contains spoilers for season 3, that we’ve hidden beneath the cut. Proceed with caution!
- Our sources tell us that during the filming of the bear pit scene, the extras sang ‘The Bear and the Maiden Fair.” With a real bear and the song, this scene is shaping up to be pretty epic.
Ours is the Fury: Fun fact: I will always pronounce “maester” as “my-ster.” Every time. No matter what Cogman says.