Apr / 13 / 14
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Contest

March Madness includes a lot of Basketball Tournament and on F-March-Madness on Livejournal, they have a fandom steel cage match. This was inspired by theirs but its just for Game of Thrones characters!

Here is the bracket: GOT Steel Cage Match

RULES:

  1. You do not have to register on this site to vote but you can only vote once in each poll.
  2. There are 32 polls for Round 1. Then the winners of that round will advance to Round 2.
  3. There will be 16 polls for Round 3. The winners for that round will advance to Final Round.
  4. Final round has 8 polls, which will determine the final winner for each title.
  5. If you have any questions, please post a comment here. Please don’t post hate if you don’t agree with my choices. You can voice your opinion of course but just don’t post hate.

 

Round 1 – ends April 20, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST

Round 2 – ends April 27, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST

Round 3 – ends May 4, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST

Final Round  – ends May 11, 2014 @ 11:59PM EST

 

 

COME VOTE NOW!!!!!!

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Apr / 16 / 14
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Game of Thrones News

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04.15.14 

Image: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED

Image: Josh Valcarcel/WIRED

No, I don’t want to hear about the #purplewedding. I understand that it was a shocker and that King Joffrey was somehow involved, but that’s all I want to know about the latest episode of Game of Thrones. That’s because I’m still on Season 3 and haven’t even learned what this Red Wedding business is all about.

The morning after an episode of a popular show airs is the worst time to be on the internet if you missed it. We’ve all been there — like when Hank Schrader was killed in the final season of Breaking Bad and your Facebook friends wouldn’t shut up about it (gotcha!). Or when Fiona died and went to hell in the season finale of American Horror Story and they couldn’t stop retweeting each other (gotcha again!).

Is there a way to be on Twitter and Facebook and not get spoiled? Why yes there is! Silencer is a nifty little Chrome extension that will banish all spoilers to the grim cells of Harrenhal. Once you install it, simply browse to Twitter or Facebook and type in the words you want to mute from your feed. You have to be specific — Game of Thrones is different from #gameofthrones, for example. Once you’re done, test it out by searching your social networks for the term or terms you muted and watch them magically dissappear from the results (they do appear for a split second before vanishing, so you might still want to be a little careful).

To take the pain out of manually muting hundreds of potential spoilers, Silencer provides handy Mute Packs, which means that you can censor all terms related to entire shows at once. I’ve currently muted Arrested Development, Mad Men, and True Blood. Because I’m a laggard.

But you don’t even have to stick to TV shows because Silencer will mute anything you type into it. Sick of a friend’s updates but don’t want to unfriend them? Mute them! Tired of everyone freaking out about Heartbleed? Scrub it from your feeds!

On the flip side, Silencer only works with Twitter and Facebook, which is a shame. I have a feeling the comments section below is going to be spoiler central.

Wired

Apr / 16 / 14
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Game of Thrones Media

 


I think I’ve spotted the latest trend in online mapping – The Game of Thrones. I’ve no idea why this week of all weeks there is such a huge interest in George Martin’s series of fantasy novels ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’. Maybe Amazon has got a sale on.

Game of Thrones is an Esri StoryMap of Westeros and Essos. The map sidebar includes links to important locations on the two continents. If you zoom in on the map the sidebar updates to show links to important locations in the current map view. A drop-down menu also provides quick links to view important regions on the map.


If you prefer your interactive maps to use the Google Maps API then check out this Game of Thrones map. The Interactive Game of Thrones Map is a Google Map of the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos from George Martin’s series of fantasy novels A Song of Ice and Fire.

As well as including all the locations in a Game of Thrones the map allows you to view the paths of all the characters as the story progresses. To view a character’s path select their name from the map sidebar and use the timeline slider control.


The Westeros Map is another Google Map of the fictional continent of Westeros from George Raymond Richard Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novels.

Westeros is the great continent in which the Seven Kingdoms resides and the map shows the location of important places in the novels. Clicking on a link in the map sidebar will zoom the map to the selected location.


Arya’s Journey plots the story of Arya Stark,the youngest daughter and third child of Lord Eddard and Catelyn Stark of Winterfell. You can follow Arya’s journey be clicking on the markers on the map or follow her journey in chronological order by using the forward and back buttons.

The map includes video interviews with Maisie Williams, the actress who plays Arya in HBO’s Game of Thrones, and even includes a trailer for the new season. As well as the videos the map features photos from the television program and information about Ayra’s story arc within the Game of Thrones.

Posted by Keir Clarke at 4:58 PM

Source: Google Maps Mania

Apr / 15 / 14
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Game of Thrones Co-Creator David Benioff Offers First-Ever Set Visit for Charity?

“Valar morghulis” is the tagline for this season of “Game of Thrones,” which makes perfect sense now that there’s an opportunity to battle to the death (online only, of course) for a visit the set in Northern Ireland. On the heels of holding yet another bloody wedding, co-creator David Benioff and HBO are auctioning – for the first time ever online – the chance to go on location during filming and see what’s in store for the (remaining) characters before anyone else.

The winner will watch the struggle for the Iron Throne unfold firsthand when they tour Westeros and get a sneak peek of the highly anticipated fifth season (filming from August to November this year) from Benioff himself. While touring the set Benioff may even share some trade secrets about his vision for the next two seasons.

Fans will be able to place their bids through Wednesday, April 30 at https://www.charitybuzz.com/catalog_items/481508 to benefit Epic Theatre Ensemble.

Your Bid Supports: Epic Theatre Ensemble

 

Step into the world of the fantasy epic, GAME OF THRONES!

You and a guest will enjoy an exclusive set visit to the show during Season 5 in Northern Ireland. Then spend an hour with Co-Creator David Benioff and get an insider’s perspective of the show. 

Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. Don’t miss this opportunity to see behind the scenes of the hit HBO show!

  • Valid for 2 people. 
  • Attendees must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Approximate duration: 1 hour set visit and tour & 1 hour with David Benioff. 
  • Valid during the filming of Season 5 (August – November 2014) in Northern Ireland.
  • Set visit to take place in Northern Ireland. Specific location to be determined by production. 
  • Scheduling is subject to production schedule and availability. 
  • Winner must be flexible when scheduling and be available for more than 1 day as there may be production changes. 
  • Cannot be resold or re-auctioned.
  • Travel and accommodations are not included.
  • We expect all winning bidders and their guests to conduct themselves appropriately when attending an experience won at Charitybuzz. Polite manners and respect for the generous donor and adherence to any rules or parameters are a must.

 

Apr / 15 / 14
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Game of Thrones Press Reviews Season 4 News

By on Apr 15, 2014

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Image Credit: Macall B. Polay/HBO
 

This week, Darren Franich and Hillary Busis talk 77-course meals, the truth about Jon Snow’s parentage – and what Game of Thrones might do better than ASOIAF. (You know there’ll be spoilers for the books and the show, right?)

DARREN: It’s been about eight years since I first read Storm of Swords, and in rereading the chapters about the Purple Wedding, it struck me that there was one incredibly important aspect that the TV show left out: The 77 courses! Mushroom and snail soup, peacocks stuffed with dates, fish tarts fresh from the ovens: Eat your heart out, Top Chef! Was there anything that you missed from the Literary Purple Wedding, Hillary? Or, conversely, was there any new addition that particularly jumped out at you?

HILLARY: But Darren, we did get that shot of Joffrey cutting open the dove-filled pie – and the show went a step further by panning down to all the dead birds still contained within its massive crust. That’s the kind of extra detail we expect from Game of Thrones: The Show. In all seriousness, I might have actually liked GRRM’s TV take on the Purple Wedding more than his original, simply because the show allows us to see it from multiple perspectives rather than Tyrion’s alone. Like, Brienne and Cersei having a conversation we never see in the books — and one they couldn’t have in the books, because Jaime and Brienne don’t even arrive in King’s Landing until after Joffrey’s wedding? Priceless.

DARREN: Yeah, I feel like this episode is a real watershed moment in understanding how TV-Thrones has wildly differentiated itself. As our beloved GoT guru James Hibberd pointed out in his recap, the wedding party (held outside in the sun, not inside the creeping shadows of the book’s throne room) split into a series of dialogue showdowns, most of them not even really suggested in the book. Brienne and Cersei facing off about Jaime; Jaime and Loras facing off about Cersei; Tywin and Mama Tyrell continuing their slow dance of decidedly-not-in-the-book senior-citizen seduction. (Am I the only one seeing it? Get a room, you two!) It felt like GRRM was indulging himself with all the opportunities to put characters together. And how about that chat between Oberyn, Ellaria, Cersei, and Tywin, where the subtext of every line of dialogue was “I HATE YOU I HATE YOU I HATE YOU”?

One change I found notable: In the book, Tyrion DOES kneel to Joffrey; in the TV show, he never does. Should we speculate at length about what this slight change means for TV Tyrion vs. Book Tyrion?

HILLARY: Obviously, this means that Tyrion is Jon Snow’s mother.

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Apr / 15 / 14
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Game of Thrones Press Season 4 News

By on Apr 13, 2014

 

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Warning: The following contains major spoilers from Sunday night’s Game of Thrones episode “The Lion and the Rose.”

Below Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss take you behind the scenes of Sunday’s royal wedding shocker as they say goodbye to one of the best TV villains ever. Here’s how Jack Gleeson was cast, their thoughts on his performance as King Joffrey, and plenty of discussion about the unique audacity of the latest twist in George R.R. Martin’s fantasy saga.

It’s all part of EW’s Purple Wedding coverage, which also includes an exclusive interview with Thrones author George R.R. Martin on why he killed Joffrey, an exclusive interview with actor Jack Gleeson and, of course, our recap of the best wedding ever (links below).

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: In some ways, Joffrey dying is the most tragic death for us as an audience because as the main villain on the show, he was so entertaining and was an antagonist to so many other characters. What are your feelings about his passing?
Dan Weiss: Jack has done such an amazing job of bringing this sociopathic yet completely understandable — I don’t want to say “relatable” because hopefully people don’t actually relate to Joffrey — but understandable. You can understand where he’s coming from. He’s the person people love to hate cliche. We were at Comic-Con and [director] Michelle MacLaren brought Samuel L Jackson over to us. And to hear Samuel L Jackson explain to you for five minutes why Joffrey absolutely positively had to die and all his reasons for wanting Joffrey dead…he’s just somebody that people really, really want to die. We’ve been denying them for a long time.
David Benioff: Which is why Samuel L Jackson is guest starring in season 4 as the assassin.
Weiss: He’s a center of gravity in a way that somehow personifies the worst that this world has to offer. It will be sad to see him go. And with Jack leaving, we have nobody to explain [the philosopher] Wittgenstein to us.

Martin gives us so many shades-of-grey characters, but he only gives us a few — and Joffrey is by far the most central — who are utterly reprehensible. He really doesn’t have anything in the way of redeeming qualities.
Benioff: No. The thing about Joffrey is that typically your villain is such an alpha. You think of Darth Vader — he’s so terrifying because he’s so powerful. But Joffrey is actually this scared little kid. If somebody stands up to him, he backs down in typical bully fashion. So what makes him so scary is he’s the ultimate spoiled boy who’s got unlimited power. So unlike a typical kid who might throw a tantrum when he doesn’t get what he wants, Joffrey has people decapitated when he doesn’t get what he wants. But part of what makes him so loathsome is there is something recognizable about him. Whenever you see some horrible spoiled brat doing something and you think, “Why didn’t the parents raise that kid differently?” Joffrey is the apotheosis of that.
Weiss: To George’s credit, that’s what makes him real. Far more often than an evil alpha male out to do evil for the sake of evil, bad things often come from people who are unfit to occupy positions of power, who find themselves in positions of power they are not suited for. They don’t have the moral fiber or leadership skills, but for some reason they find themselves sitting on the throne, and that’s where things go horribly wrong. For anybody who’s read history books or read the newspaper, that feels true.

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