FAIR WARNING - MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD (If you haven't read the A Song of Ice andFire books, or are just starting, you may want to skip this post) Just some observations. As I've been reading through George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series (now on book 3, A Storm of Swords)… Continue reading These Are the Good Old Days
SO, I've had few hits on the blog lately from people using the search terms "will Game of Thrones follow the books." I can tell you in no uncertain terms I Have No Idea.® My best guess is they will follow the books relatively faithfully, concerning major events, but some scenes not in the book… Continue reading Game of Thrones Books vs Television Series
Yes, that's right. HBO has already ordered season two, and cast and crew (that survived season 1) are trickling back, casting calls are open, it's "Game" on! According to Westeros.org: "Production offices open, crew filtering back, casting calls, location scouting..." They clocked in with 4.2 million viewers for the premier episode. I'd say they touched… Continue reading Game of Thrones Renewed for Second Season
Last week, the New York Times ran an opinion piece (can hardly call it a review) on George R. R. Martin’s A Game of Thrones that was dismissive, scornful, insulting and sexist. The claim was that girls don’t read fantasy, and that sex scenes had been thrown in as a feeble attempt to lure in… Continue reading How NOT to Review Books or Movies
Suvudu has been running 'cage matches' of fictional characters and we have until 5:30 PM EDT to show our support for Jon Snow (from George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series). Jon is pitted against Vin, from Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn books. He was trailing badly yesterday, but a blog post from… Continue reading Vote for Jon Snow!
No, not the next book, but possibly better (for him!). George and his longtime partner Parris tied the knot! Read all about it and see pics on his blog, here. He has requested that people not post the pictures on their own sites, but to link back to his or Parris's blogs. Many congratulations and… Continue reading Big News From George R. R. Martin
UPDATE: Click the photo above to go to The Making of Game of Thrones blog with lots of spiffy publicity photos from the set. Also see Hitfix for a dozen new photos from the press pack UK/European dates to follow. That is all.
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime... I'm not entirely sure which I heard about first, the books, or the upcoming show on HBO. I think it was the books, I'm almost sure it was. I definitely knew the author's name long before this but am sorry to say I am a johnny-come-lately to… Continue reading A Game of Thrones (aka my latest geek-out)