The History Of Westeros Is Coming To A Bookstore Near You

- 09-08-14Books Posted by Regina Lizik

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While fans have been crying out for The Winds of Winter, the next installment of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, GRRM has been collaborating with Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson of Westeros.org on a comprehensive history of the seven kingdoms.  (more…)

NerdBastards Interview With ‘Game of Thrones’ Podrick – Daniel Portman

- 09-04-14Books, Featured, Interviews, TV Posted by Mark Poynter

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Daniel Portman, Podrick from Game of Thrones, will be attending Granite State Comicon on September 13th and 14th and we were lucky enough to talk with him about HBO‘s hit show, his character, and his upcoming convention appearance. (more…)

It’s Official: Cersei Lannister To Get Naked In ‘Game Of Thrones!’

- 09-03-14Books, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Okay, this might look like a juvenile post from a guy who giggles and hops up and down during TV and movie nude scenes, but I assure you that I’m very adult. No I’m not, I totally fist pumped when I read this news on The Daily Mail. Thing is, I can’t really go too deeply into this because if you haven’t read the books, the meat of this news is a total spoiler. Haha, I said “deep” and “meat.” Anyway, the long and short (see that?) of it is that Lena Headley’s character Cersei has been trying to shoot a nude scene for next season but they’re producing it in Dubrovnik, Croatia. The town doubles as King’s Landing and the Croatian Film Commission took umbrage with Cersei’s exhibitionist shenanigans. Why? Because it’s in a church. Why? Because SPOILERS, that’s why! (more…)

FAN EXPO – A Sample of the Cosplay on Day 2

- 08-29-14Nerd Culture Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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With the first full day of National Fan Expo (actually the second), more people were out on the convention floor showing off their mad skills with a needle and thread, and sometimes plastic, metal and duct tape. Mixed in with the usual zombies and superheroes, were a large number of people wearing the finest gear of Westeros. We also found one Venom and a Carnage, a Tinkerbell, a Xena Warrior Princess, and a bunch of people from anime with their overly elaborate and almost impractical outfits for moving in large crowds. The artistry in some of these costumes is impressive, or in the case of our two cover boys above, you can at least appreciate the workout routine that let’s them get away with wearing so little. (more…)

George R.R. Martin Says a Few Have Guessed Right How ‘Game of Thrones’ Ends

- 08-13-14Books, TV Posted by Adam A. Donaldson

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Ever gone on internet message boards to prognosticate the future of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, the novels that HBO’s Game of Thrones is based on? Well, if you’ve put your thoughts on how the whole thing will end on some corner of the internet, you may be interested to know that your guess as might be correct. As readers, not to mention GOT writers, await the next couple of entries in the saga, author George R.R. Martin is letting the world know that a couple of shrewd operators already know how the whole thing will end, but they don’t know that they know. (more…)

R.I.P. JJ Murphy: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Passes 4 Days After Filming Scenes

- 08-11-14Books, Film, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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JJ Murphy, who recently took on the role of Ser Denys Mallister in the hit television show ‘Game Of Thrones’ has passed away at age 86. In the books, the character of Ser Denys has commanded the Shadow Tower of the Night’s Watch for 33 years and is a candidate for Lord Commander. He is the eldest living crow and Murphy was expected to shoot more scenes in the role for season 5 of the smash HBO series. The actor’s other film credits include ‘Angela’s Ashes’ and 2014’s ‘Dracula Untold.’ The latter film is a big budget project shot in Northern Ireland, in which Murphy played a “village elder.” More inside about the late actor and on what ‘Game Of Thrones’ plans to do with the character of Mallister. (more…)

Maisie Williams Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ On ‘Lady Stoneheart’ Controversy

- 07-30-14Books, TV Posted by Aspry Jones

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Last time we saw Maisie Williams, we were reporting her involvement in Sam Raimi’s video game adaptation The Last Of Us on our sparkling new Google+ page. Good to see that she’s not suffering from typecasting, and jobs outside of playing Arya Stark are knocking on her Moon Door. But no matter what she’s doing or what she says, it all goes back to Game Of Thrones with her. Whether it’s posting her Cinnamon Challenge failures on YouTube or infiltrating San Diego Comic Con in a Spiderman mask, she’ll always be Arya to fans of George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song Of Ice And Fire’ HBO series adaptation. However, supporters of the novels have been very opinionated lately about creative licenses taken by the hit television show. And the always chatty 17 year-old actress was recently pretty vocal about them. (more…)

Deep ‘Game Of Thrones’ Casting Announcements/Shallow Gag Reel

- 07-26-14Books, TV, Uncategorized Posted by Aspry Jones

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Game Of Thrones fans are about to get so much Dorne, they won’t know whether to fight or throw orgies. Enigmatic lover, family man and fearsome fighter Oberyn Martell was a fantastic addition to last season’s consistently unpredictable forays. With Spain playing the part of his homeland, we’re going to see a ton of his homies and kin. But it’s not all about Dorne, we’ve got a couple other Westerosi to contend with too. Book readers are sure to froth over some of these mentions and we finally find out which of the Red Viper’s daughters Keisha Castle-Hughes is playing. Here’s a quick hint: all our guesses were wrong. And to commemorate our failure, HBO provided us with two videos to watch with varied levels of satisfaction.

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Nerdy Bits: Carbonite Han Toilet Seat, Steampunk Deadpool, Kids React To Old School TMNT, & MOAR!!!

- 07-22-14Cool Stuff, Cosplay, Funny Videos, Nerd Culture Posted by Luke Gallagher

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Every day, the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at nerdybits@nerdbastards.com.

ABOVE: Han Solo Carbonite toilet seat. I think Han would prefer Disintegration to this fate. [Geekologie] (more…)

‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Directors Announced

- 07-17-14TV, Uncategorized Posted by Brandon Marcus

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Although season four just ended, people are already dying for season five of Game of Thrones. The hit HBO show has become must-see TV. In fact, I don’t think I know anyone who doesn’t watch the show. With good reason too! While GoT may have a weak storyline or character here or there, it’s always engrossing, always exciting and – more times than not – usually pretty upsetting.

Many don’t know what’s coming in the next season but we do know who will direct it. HBO has revealed the directors for season five and it’s a mix of newcomers and seasoned pros, but mostly newcomers. It’s a small group of guys (and only guys – more on that later…) but you have to remember the show only has ten episodes a season. But these five men will be getting quite a fill because they are all taking on double duty.

So who will be bringing the bloodshed and battles and boobs next season? Let’s have a look.  (more…)