Weapons of Westeros: Ice
By WiC Staff on in WIC Live.

Television Game Of Thrones

Winter is Coming Live chat “Maester” Bryan Forrest is a pretty talented dude. When he isn’t fielding your questions during WIC’s official Game of Thrones recap show, Bryan is an actor, stuntman and a blacksmith!

That is why we knew we were lucky to get Bryan to help out on WIC Live. Recently, we decided to start filming a short new segment called “Weapons of Westeros” where Bryan could talk a little bit about some of the weaponry used in Game of Thrones.

After the jump, check out the first edition of “Weapons of Westeros” where Bryan takes a look at the ancestral sword of House Stark.

Weapons of Westeros: ICE by Winter Is Coming

Bryan Forrest is a diverse entertainer known for his work as a blacksmith, stunt fighter, voice over artist and clown. He attended university to become a classically trained stage actor and ended up studying everything related to performance. Shakespeare, clowning, mask work, puppetry, fencing and ballroom dance were just some of his subjects of study while holding down a job as a Senior Scene Technician at the University’s Scenic Shop for all four years culminating in earning his Bachelor of Fine art from the University of California at Santa Barbara’s Acting Conservatory.


  1. The Dink
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    Ned (Hodor) ;)

  2. The Dragon Demands
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 11:13 am | Permalink
  3. Victor
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:19 pm | Permalink

    Ice, Ice, Baby…

  4. Lars
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:32 pm | Permalink

    Sigh… Dailymotion again?

  5. Patrick Allen
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm | Permalink


    As of now the show is exclusive to the DM platform. They helped us get it off the ground.

  6. Seth
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Glad to see someone point out the goof of melting down Ice, a process that would require insane temperatures (~2500 F).

  7. jentario
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    Anatomy of a scene- the Royal Wedding


    Dailymotion sounds like the name of a porn site

  8. jasonw
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:16 pm | Permalink

    Patrick Allen,

    off the ground? this has been “the” Game of Thrones show website for 6 years, lets not act like the new partnership is what has made this site.

  9. cabbo
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 2:22 pm | Permalink

    I knew I recognised him from Man at Arms! Just shrugged it off as a look-alike coincidence.

  10. smitzz
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 3:17 pm | Permalink

    Dailymotion sounds like the name of a porn site

    I like to have my dailymotion around half nine every morning

  11. Patrick Allen
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm | Permalink


    I was talking about WIC Live, not the website…

  12. Arya Dunyett
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Other than the shortcut to melting metal that we first noticed in season 1, what else did we learn here?

  13. Balerion The Cat
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 4:59 pm | Permalink


    Because they do have porn…

  14. Nagga's Kin
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 5:13 pm | Permalink

    Bryan Forrest of WIC Live is actually a blacksmith? That was a cool surprise!

    He’s also a corporate clickbait tease. That wasn’t.

    If you’re interested in how legendary swords were actually made in the middle ages, check out Richard Furrer’s hour-long documentary on forging an +ULFBERH+T replica. Aired on NOVA in 2012.


    Spoiler alert: actual flaming sword at the 47 minute mark.

  15. KingJon
    Posted April 16, 2014 at 7:56 pm | Permalink

    ICE was ‘absurdly large’! Were the Starks compensating for something??

  16. Deathdreams
    Posted April 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Patrick Allen,
    Are they still working on the mobile verision of the site? I am having alot of trouble with the comments section. ie: I have no quote or reply buttons and I’m having trouble with spoiler tags with the mobile version and on my computer. Don’t mean to sound angry…just wondering.

    My problems have only been from the last 2 days. I was ok when the site switched over to fansided but then something happened and stuff no longer works the way it should. Thanks.

  17. asfastasican
    Posted April 18, 2014 at 9:45 am | Permalink

    Yeah the mobile site is a mess. I have to unlock and rotate my screen just to read text or watch videos. The old mobile format was just the right fit.

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