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March 15th, 2015

Game of Thrones GIVEAWAY!!


Thanks to Entertainment Earth, we have a great giveaway to celebrate the release of Season 5 on April 12. It’s a 4-D puzzle with layer of flat puzzle pieces which make up the map of Westeros, then thicker pieces that make up the topography of the map. In addition, there are building and landmarks that we know from the show and books.

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March 28th, 2015

Gallery Update

Thanks to Julianne Moore Fan I now have HQ photos for the SFC Premiere After Party. Also, thanks to Far Far Away Site for the Natalie photos!

Gallery Links Below:

- Public Appearances (cast and crew) > 2015 Public Appearances > Mar 25: Season 5 Press Conference

- Public Appearances (cast and crew) > 2015 Public Appearances > Mar 23: Season 5 “Game of Thrones” San Francisco Premiere – After Party

- Candids & Snapshots > 2015 Candids > Mar 26: At LAX – Maisie Williams & Sophie Turner

- Candids & Snapshots > 2015 Candids > Mar 27: At Heathrow – Sophie Turner & Emilia Clarke

- Individual Cast Members – Photoshoots, Magazines, etc > Natalie Dormer > 2015 Self



The highly anticipated global premiere of Game of Thrones is just days away (April 12). Will you be watching?! If you aren’t watching you might as well be stranded north of the Wall. No one wants that. Xfinity to the rescue – with the chance watch the entire series AND win a trip to the Northern Ireland (the landscape that inspired it all).


Back by popular demand, the Xfinity team is launching 2015 Watchathon Week – the biggest week in TV history that unlocks content from premium, cable and broadcast networks for Xfinity TV customers across platforms for FREE between April 6 through 12th!


You don’t even need an HBO subscription to get access: Xfinity is offering the ENTIRE Game of Thrones series (repeat the ENTIRE series and the first episode of season 5 premiering April 12th) and hosting the Watchathon Sweepstakes, an opportunity to binge and to win!


Grand Prize is $20 grand and a Game of Thrones-inspired trip to Northern Ireland (Night’s Watch escort and fire-breathing dragons not included.)


The winner and his/her guest will:

· Travel round-trip to Belfast (the filming location of the fictional Westeros), spend five nights at a quiet and peaceful inn – without the royal family in-fighting and battles for land!

· Experience four days touring Northern Ireland

· $1,000 to spend exploring the countryside including: the site of The Stormlands, The Iron Islands, Winterfell and Robb Stark’s camp.


Full details and how to enter here.


US Resident only.


George R.R. Martin has been feeling the heat to finish “The Winds of Winter,” the long-awaited sixth novel in his best-selling series, “A Song of Ice and Fire,” but he is not letting the pressure rush his writing.

“There is more pressure every year,” Martin said Monday in San Francisco at the U.S. premiere of the fifth season of “Game of Thrones,” the HBO television series based on his books. “The main thing is to make the book as good as I can possibly make it.”

Martin, 66, has completed five of seven planned novels: The most recent, “A Dance With Dragons,” came out in 2011, the same year the Emmy-winning television adaptation first aired. With this season, the series will have exhausted almost all the material from the existing books.

“Fifty years from now nobody is going to care how frequently the books came out,” he said. “They will care if the books are as good as they can possibly be, if the books stand the test of time. That’s what I struggle with as I write.”

Martin and 24 cast members sat among the audience that watched the first episode of Season 5 at San Francisco’s War Memorial Opera House, a palatial building aptly suited for the television show about a mythical kingdom. It was packed with 3,000 people.

Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen, said the stories that fans have been following for four seasons will start to intertwine in Season 5.

“The threads we’ve been weaving are really coming together now, and that will be quite satisfying to watch,” Clarke said.

The City by the Bay is also a leading tech hub, and HBO gave “Game of Thrones” fans access to the black carpet event by streaming it live on the show’s Facebook page. The series’ stars also took time to answer fan questions submitted via Facebook, which ranged from what the actors would name their pet dragons to what characters will die next in the blood-soaked epic fantasy.

A couple hundred fans who didn’t want to watch on their computers stood on the street holding up posters of HBO’s most watched series and waving at the actors as they walked the carpet.

“Game of Thrones” is set in the war-torn continent of Westeros, a place where winter and summer can last for decades, and tells the story of warring kingdoms. The show includes stunning landscapes, lots of sex, plenty of sword fights and decapitations, and fire-breathing dragons.

Season 5 premieres April 12 on HBO and on HBO Now, the network’s streaming service, which will launch that day on Apple TV.

Source: Page Six (112)

Can Game of Thrones top itself yet again? According to one actress at the show’s San Francisco premiere, the fantasy drama definitely pulls it off.

“It was my favorite season so far,” said Gwendoline Christie, who plays Brienne of Tarth on the series. “It’s definitely my favorite. You keep thinking, ‘How can it possibly top each time? How can it achieve more and be more climactic? And I think it achieves it by being more complex and all the subtlties of what [author George R.R. Martin] does and now [showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss]. They take the worst thing possible and twist it into something else entirely.”

Christie was on hand, along with most of the show’s huge cast and producers, at the San Francisco War Memorial Opera House, which held the U.S. premiere of the show’s fifth season Monday night.

Speaking to Page Six, Thrones author George R.R. Martin defended the pace at which he’s writing his books. (The show will eventually reveal content from his saga before his stories come out in print.) “50 years from now, nobody is going to care how frequently the books came out,” Martin said. “They will care if the books are as good as they can possibly be, if the books stand the test of time. That’s what I struggle with as I write.”

After the red carpet (see our post on Maisie Williams’ red carpet strategies), the audience was treated to the first stateside screening of the premiere, titled “The Wars to Come.” A few spoiler-free take-aways:

The much-discussed flashback that starts the season is sufficiently creepy. While the episode is definitely a stage-setter meant to get most of the season’s various plot threads in motion, there’s at least one major event that will have fans talking. The big scene (previewed heavily) between Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) and Varys (Conleth Hill) is a classic, pitch-perfect GoT two-hander. This episode is the best performance we’ve seen yet from Ciarán Hinds (who plays Mance Rayder). As previously discussed, you’ll have to wait for the second episode to see Arya.

And, as is often the case with Thrones, the episode ends—and your first thought is, “Wait, no! More!”

Source: EW


Where’s Coldhands? Where’s Lady Stoneheart? What about Strong Belwas?

The showrunners of Game of Thrones are aware of the characters and plotlines that some fans of George R.R. Martin’s books would also like to see in the HBO series. (Or at least vaguely aware, as they avoid reading Thrones reactions online when possible.) Now David Benioff and Dan Weiss are breaking their silence—sort of—on this sensitive issue.

First, I asked Weiss about L.S. (I’m not explaining who the character is since it’s a spoiler). I noted that after she didn’t appear in the fourth season finale, some fans expect to see her in season 5 (despite a certain actor and director saying there are no plans to include the character). So do the producers want to put an end to the speculation?

“We reached that point that commenting individually on what is or is not in the show from the books is a prospect of diminishing returns,” Weiss said. “Early on in the process, it was something we talked about a fair amount. [The change of strategy is] not out of any disrespect; the fact that people care enough about the books and the show to have arguments about it is something we have huge gratitude and respect for. I just don’t think there’s value in anything we have to say about it. It opens a Pandora’s box of questions you could spend your whole life answering, and the net result is that what you said will probably make people less happy than if you hadn’t said anything.”

At another time, during an interview with both Benioff and Weiss, the general subject of “things that are different in the show” came up again.

“People will complain about things because they don’t know what’s coming up ahead,” Benioff said. “?‘Why haven’t we seen this guy?’ And I think it will be easier once everything is out and it’s 70 hours. Not that people shouldn’t complain—that’s why God invented the Internet—but I think we’d be better able to have that argument later. Sometimes we’re going in a different order or telling a different story. We think the story will all make sense at the end. Otherwise it will be eight wasted years.”

At the very least, this seems to suggest there may be elements from Martin’s saga that may yet be included in the series in some form, even though they were introduced in the books at an earlier time. Or it could simply mean, Wait until this is over, then decide if we nailed it.

“Maybe when it’s all said and done, we can take a rock-throwing tour around the world,” Weiss said. “People can throw rocks at us for everything we did ‘wrong’!”

Or stones, perhaps?

Source: EW


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