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Words Are Wind: Guest right

By Scott Andrews on

“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 “Words Are Wind” column, contributor Scott … Continue reading

What we know about Game of Thrones Season 5

By Rowan Kaiser on

Do you have questions about the upcoming fifth season of Game of Thrones? This is what we at Winter Is Coming know—and we’ll be updating this regularly as Season 5 approaches. Last Update: February 24th, with news of Theon, our … Continue reading

WiC Weekly: February 15th-21st

By Ani Bundel on

It’s Sunday, so it must be time for our WiC Weekly round up of posts. If you missed anything, fear not. Here are our top posts for the week.   Time for WiC Weekly! First up, GRR Martin warns that … Continue reading

The Great Houses of Game of Thrones

By Rowan Kaiser on

As part of our preparation for Season 5, Winter Is Coming has put together a set of profiles of the Great Houses of Westeros…and a few others worth paying attention to. Check it out to get excited about Season 5, … Continue reading

WiC Weekly: February 8th-14th

By Ani Bundel on

It’s the end of another week of Game of Thrones news. Did you miss any of our top stories? That’s ok. Check out the round up of our Top Ten posts for this week.   WiC Weekly time! This week, … Continue reading

WiC Weekly: February 1st-7th

By Ani Bundel on

It’s that time again. With the push for Season 5 in full swing, here are our Top Posts on the week. Warning: This list goes to eleven.   WiC Weekly time! Biggest news of the week: We got to see … Continue reading

Netflix calls new Zelda series “Game of Thrones for families,” rendering Game of Thrones meaningless

By Rowan Kaiser on

Lord of the Rings aside, Hollywood has traditionally not had much of a clue how to deal with fantasy stories. But the amazing crossover success of Game of Thrones has television networks scrambling to find out if they can achieve similar … Continue reading

The Small Council: What stood out most to you about the Season 5 trailer?

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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 new staff member David Harris as well as Scott Andrews of our Words are … Continue reading

Five moments from A Dance with Dragons (and beyond) we can’t wait to see in Season 5

By Scott Andrews on

While developing Season 4, David Benioff admitted that “Season 5 gives him nightmares.” Adapting the notoriously lengthy and meandering middle of the Song of Ice and Fire saga certainly presents the biggest storytelling challenge of the entire series. For fans … Continue reading

Just how different was George R.R. Martin’s original Game of Thrones outline?

By Rowan Kaiser on

“As you know, I don’t outline my novels. I find that if I know exactly where a book is going, I lose all interest in writing it.” So says George R.R. Martin at the start of his letter outlining A Game … Continue reading

WiC Weekly: January 25th-31st

By Ani Bundel on

January went out with a bang! Let’s take a look at our top stories.   WiC Weekly time! It’s our biggest week in month-thanks to the Season 5 trailer being released! http://t.co/X6Q2EeSq3L pic.twitter.com/y1Mheyfc4M — Winter is Coming (@WiCnet) February 1, 2015 … Continue reading

“Who said anything about ‘him’?”: An Unsullied reaction to the Season 5 trailer

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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



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