Category Archives: Editorial

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

“The Kingsroad”: WiC Remembers Season 1, episode 2

By Rowan Kaiser on

“The Kingsroad” has three interconnected themes running through it, making it arguably the most fascinating and pleasantly difficult episode of the early run of Game Of Thrones for experts, although it wasn’t for many of the newbies I knew watching … Continue reading

“Winter Is Coming”: WiC Remembers, Season 1, episode 1

By Rowan Kaiser on

There may be better pilots than “Winter Is Coming.” But there aren’t many that succeed with such a high degree of difficulty. It ain’t a perfect pilot, but it could have been much, much worse. “Winter Is Coming” has three … Continue reading

Dame of Thrones: Asha Greyjoy

By Rebecca Pahle on

Who’s Yara Greyjoy? I’m here to talk about Asha. Continue reading



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