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The Small Council: What’s your pick for Best Special Effect in Season 4?

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In this week’s Small Council, we discuss our picks for Best Special Effect in Season 4! Cameron White: I’ve had people tell me that the scene where Dany chains up her dragons is one that made them tear up, and … Continue reading

Words Are Wind: “Maester”

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“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song of Ice and Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In the “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading

Who does Game of Thrones tourism, and why?

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Abby Waysdorf is a PhD candidate studying film and television-inspired tourism. Fort Lovrijenac looks the part, a stone fortress looming over the sparkling blue water of the sea framing Dubrovnik. It has thick stone walls, small windows, the city motto … Continue reading

WIC Live Host Adam Rady Debuts Season 2 Of Walking In Circles

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Earlier this year, Winter Is Coming launched a new Game of Thrones review show called Winter is Coming Live. Each week, host Adam Rady brought a panel of Game of Thrones fans together to discuss where the HBO series has … Continue reading

How realistic are Game of Thrones’ teens?

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Yi Li is a London student studying public policy. Game of Thrones—and especially the A Song of Ice and Fire series— is known for its shockingly young protagonists almost as much as for its liberal use of sex and violence. … Continue reading

No Middle Ground: Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones

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In the latest in our series on television parallels to Game of Thrones, freelance critic Jeremy Mongeau compares it to HBO’s other huge investment from the 2010-2011 television series: Boardwalk Empire. We’re some time away from seeing how Game of … Continue reading

HBO and Pyrrha offer Game Of Thrones jewelry available for Halloween

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  Would you pay the iron price for your Halloween costume? Vancouver-based jewelry store Pyrrha is betting you’re at least willing to pay the gold price for its handcrafted Game Of Thrones pieces. The Hollywood-famous jewelry store is collaborating with … Continue reading

Words Are Wind: “Warg”

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“Words are wind” is a common phrase in A Song Of Ice And Fire, usually used to say “talk is cheap.” But that’s a view that underestimates both the power of words and wind themselves. In this new “Words Are … Continue reading

Ned Stark collectible figurine updated with more accurate face, same foolish honor

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Recently, Winter Is Coming highlighted Threezero’s upcoming officially-licensed Ned Stark collectible figure coming soon to both Threezero’s and HBO’s stores. The foot-high figure’s head has since been updated to better capture Sean Bean’s likeness, particularly the cold, thousand-yard stare of … Continue reading

Game Of Thrones stars join Jesse Owens biopic, Angry Birds film

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The Game Of Thrones cast continues to turn up in unexpected places in the off-season. First up: Carice van Houten, who will be playing German film director and propagandist Leni Riefenstahl in the Jesse Owens biopic Race. Riefenstahl’s best known … Continue reading

New Game of Thrones season 5 set photos

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Game of Thrones season five is currently filming in various parts of the world and thanks to a loyal reader, we’ve got a new batch of set photos. These come from Split, Croatia. From reader Goran: Hey guys. Here are … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Season 5: New Structures Being Built In Dubrovnik

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Season five of Game of Thrones is currently filming and we’re starting to learn more and more about the story that will be involved and what characters will face certain challenges as the season unfolds. The latest bit of story … Continue reading



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