Category Archives: Editorial

Apple Exclusivity With HBO Upsetting To Some Fans

By Ani Bundel on

I suppose Apple’s deal with HBO to be the exclusive provider of HBO Now via Apple TV was going to ruffle the feathers of some folks. Especially when word got out that the exclusivity deal for Apple TV to carry … Continue reading

Game of Thrones Season 5: Five Burning Questions for the Unsullied

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Brandon Nowalk is a freelance television and film critic whose work has appeared at The A.V. Club, Indiewire, Salon, and more. He’s just begun two new series at the blog he never updates, But What She Said. He thinks it’s time … Continue reading

The Small Council: What Stood Out About Season 5 Trailer #2?

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Welcome back to The Small Council, where our staff and contributors give quick answers to the pressing questions about Game of Thrones! This week, we welcome two members of the most illustrious comment section on the internet, The Horde, to … Continue reading

Game of Thrones is a living, decanonized story–and that’s fantastic

By Rowan Kaiser on

With Game of Thrones entering a season widely promised and expected to have massive changes from the novels, things are bound to get controversial. And, to be honest, I didn’t know how to best deal with it. I am a … Continue reading

Alex Graves’ “The Children” commentary causes controversy

By David (Razor) Harris on

Alex Graves directed four episodes of Game of Thrones Season 4, and rather infamously raised the ire of fans of A Song 0f Ice and Fire, when he discussed Lady Stoneheart’s exclusion from Season 4 with Entertainment Weekly in June … Continue reading

[Citation needed] on IMDb casting rumors

By Rowan Kaiser on

In the past two days, we’ve received somewhere between 15 and 10,000 news tips that IMDb has been updated (spoilers at links!) with the casting for the character who’s topped our list of uncast characters in Season 5. It’s a … Continue reading

Contribute to Winter is Coming

By Rowan Kaiser on

Hello, readers! I’ve made some slight adjustments to our About page–you can check that out at the top of the screen. Most importantly, I’d like to call attention to the Contribute to Winter is Coming page. As we get closer … Continue reading

Ranking each Game of Thrones season’s trailer

By David (Razor) Harris on

In five days (January 29th), the first official trailer for Game of Thrones Season 5, will be shown in all its IMAX glory. For me, the anticipation that has been slowly building since that official announcement, has been palpable to … Continue reading

WiC wants you! Calling for submissions and volunteers

By Rowan Kaiser on

Winter Is Coming is looking for volunteer contributors, freelance pitches, and potential connections with other Game Of Thrones-related websites! For volunteers: We’re looking for people who are interested in writing, gathering news, social media, copy editing, photo editing, and more. … Continue reading

The Small Council: Who was your pick for Best Sidekick?

By Rowan Kaiser on

Our Small Council question this week is simple: we asked the panel who their vote was for this week’s installment of the WiCnet Awards. Who did you choose for Best Performance As A Sidekick In Season 4? Rebecca Pahle: This … Continue reading

Who were the Best Sidekicks in Seasons 1, 2, and 3?

By Rowan Kaiser on

We’ve introduced a handful of new role-based categories for the WiCnet Awards, which I think will do a better job of covering the whole show and letting the actors in competition be judged against their peers. I hope you’ve already … Continue reading

Dame of Thrones: Catelyn Stark

By Rebecca Pahle on

Everybody ready to get their Dame on? Today we’ll be talking about Catelyn Stark, one of a too-small number of people in Westeros with some perspective and a sensible head on her shoulders. Well, not on her shoulders anymore. Wait, no, that’s her son. I’m sorry, was that too soon?

Warning: This edition of Dame of Thrones features major book spoilers for a particular plot twist that we’ve heard won’t actually be in the show. You know. That thing. Continue reading



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