HBO sure knows how to keep us Game of Thrones fans happy. Yep, they're teasing us again, this time releasing a behind the scenes video that gives us a look at what its like to be an extra on the epic fantasy series. Can you even imagine how fun it would be to walk around all day, dressed as one of Stannis' soldiers? I have to admit, just thinking about it fills me with a rage of jealousy. Read More...

Written by: Brandon Freeberg & Charlie Norwood

HBO has been spoiling us as of late.  Last week we not only got a first look at some of the new characters and returning cripples, bastards and broken things from last season, we also got a video from production straight from the most “chill” of the bankrupt European countries: Iceland!:

It seems only appropriate that they shoot the frozen realm of “The King Beyond The Wall” aka “Mance Rayder” aka “The Original Mr. Steal Yo’ Girl” (sorry Trey Songz), in a place literally named after ice.  Incredible to see the hurdles production had to deal with such as limited sun light (stupid Earth, with its tilted axis), or making sure not to fall off cliffs and die. Equally great to see actor John Bradley not in his Samwell Tarley character, meaning not a complete bumbling craven (Game of Thrones vocab word alert!).

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Written by: Brandon Freeberg & Charlie Norwood

WARNING: MINOR SPOILERS BELOW.

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DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T TELL YOU.

Winter Came! Yesterday! Casting was announced a while ago but HBO has unloaded a pile of new photos and we got our first look at the new characters joining the show for the second season of Game of Thrones. Check out below Stannis Baratheon and his firey priestess, Melisdandre; The Onion Knight, Davos Seaworth and Westeros’ token hottie, Brienne of Tarth. Also included were new photos of your most hated characters like Sansa, Cersei and Bran. But there are also new images of Emmy winner Peter Dinklage as Tyrion, and Hodor! So that’s cool. We’re assuming that most of you are impatient nerds like us and have read ahead so you’re already familiar with these new characters but we’ll try to avoid any obvious spoilers where possible.  Everyone dies in the end of this season anyway so I don’t know why we even bother.

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April 1st isn't as far away as it seems, but for anxious Game of Thrones fans, HBO has released a solid minute of footage from the show's upcoming second season. In the opening seconds, keep your eyes peeled for appearances by several of this season's new characters: Stannis Baratheon, Lady Melisandre, and Balon Greyjoy.

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Second season on the way April 1st on HBO.
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Santa came a bit late this year, but fans of the Song of Ice and Fire series are no strangers to waiting, whether it be for news on the next novel or episodes of the hit Game of Thones HBO series. From time to time, author George R R Martin likes to acknowledge that he feels your pain, and offers up looks at his upcoming work. Read More...

Game of Thrones season 2 won't air on HBO until Spring of next year but the Making Game of Thrones blog (which is awesome by the way) hasn't been shy at all when it comes to releasing new videos from the set.

This newest mini-featurette introduces us to Season 2's stunt supervisor Paul Herbert, assistant stunt coordinator Dave Forman and sword master (man, I wish I had a title like that) C.C. Smiff as they dish on what it takes to bring the fight scenes described in the script to life on camera.

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...Or why you should be excited about a little bit of scenery and some dudes in armor.

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You may only know George R. R. Martin as the man behind the Game of Thrones novels and HBO show, but he's been writing sci-fi and fantasy tales for decades. One series in particular, Wild Cards, is now set to become a feature film!

Wild Cards began as a series of alternate-Earth superhero short stories 25 years ago by a plethora of the most accomplished sci-fi and fantasy authors in the field including Martin, Melinda Snodgrass, John J. Miller, Stephen Leigh, Walter Jon Williams and compiled into volumes by Martin. The Wild Cards setting splits from recorded history during World War II, where an alien virus wipes out thousands of New Yorkers, leaving most survivors deformed ("Jokers"), but granting special powers to a select few ("Aces"). The gritty and realistic storytelling that made Wild Cards popular has often been compared to The Dark Knight and Watchmen, so this should be a natural fit for theaters.

Need to beef up on Wild Cards? Here's your starting point.

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Game of Thrones might not be returning for several more months, but that hasn't stopped HBO from cranking up the anticipation at this early stage. The very definition of a teaser, the below clip weighs in at a scant 17 seconds, but does its job quite well. It has reminded me of how awesome Game of Thrones Season 2 is going to be, and suddenly the entire fall television schedule seems forgettable. Curse you HBO! Winter is coming, and you can wake me in spring 2012. Read More...

For a guy as creative as George R. R. Martin, does it come as a surprise that he's no stranger to pen-and-paper RPGs? We caught up with Martin at Bubonicon, where he gave us the rundown on his gaming cred and gave us a look into a campaign he's been participating in with notable sci-fi author Walter Jon Williams. Check out the clip below to find out why out of all the popular RPG systems, Martin prefers GURPs, a system he enjoys so much that he's had two source books written for his Wild Cards series of novels. Read More...

George R. R. Martin has kept an active role in the development of Game of Thrones, stepping in to serve as writer on at least one episode script per season. In this clip from our interview with Martin at Bubonicon, he gives a brief status update on the filming of season 2, as well as a discussion on Blackwater, the episode he will be penning this time around. The episode's plot centers around the spectacular Battle of Blackwater, which promises to be the hallmark moment of season 2, but you'll have to read A Clash of Kings if you can't wait to find out exactly what happens.

The original Game of Thrones novel was published over fifteen years ago, remaining popular only with dedicated fantasy genre fans for the majority of that time. As the book picked up steam with HBO optioning the television rights, the stage was set for some surreal experiences. Imagine author George R. R. Martin's surprise in seeing Ned Stark on a billboard above the freeway! During our chat with Martin at this year's Bubonicon, he describes some of the outlandish advertisements he witnessed during the show's launch.

Having your original work adapted for television must be a tough experience to undertake, akin to sending off your child into another person's care. The ordeal must be especially difficult when you've got a thousand page baby on your hands. Luckily, George R. R. Martin had world-class showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss on hand to adapt Game of Thrones. Listen Martin explain in his own words what went right, what went wrong, and why it was all worth it in the end:

Those who closely follow George R. R. Martin's musing and progress reports on his "Not a Blog" website are quite familiar with the "Meereenese Knot," a particularly difficult convergence of plot lines in Martin's A Dance With Dragons. Centered around the development of Daenerys Targaryen, the Knot provided crucial setup for the resolution of the A Song of Ice and Fire series over the next two books, and had fans hanging on Martin's every word leading up to the release of Dance.

We caught up with Martin recently at Bubonicon, and you can listen to the man himself explain what character finally provided the necessary viewpoint for the Knot's untangling.

Bubonicon 43: George R.R. Martin Unties The Meereenese Knot

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