George R.R. Martin

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Surprise! It’s an all-new episode with your favorite podcast personalities that aren’t actually famous or Chris Hardwick. Since last we left our plump buddies, Jeremy has become a totally hairless karate master and Jason has watched Double Dragon and subsisted on beard leavings. Enough foreplay, here’s what you’re getting yourself into: (more…)

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Oh the tap dance we all do these days to avoid posting tripping over spoilers for our favorite shows. AMC felt the wrath of the well-timed spoiler when they posted one about a character death on their The Walking Dead Facebook page an hour before the West coast aired the episode. Another show that often has folks up in arms about spoilers and trying to prevent their book reading friends from spoiling for them is George R.R. Martin and HBO‘s Game of Thrones. Here’s the thing though, Martin doesn’t understand what everyone is so upset about when it comes to spoilers. (more…)

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It’s been a running joke that George R.R. Martin needs to write faster. When the HBO Game Of Thrones series was first announced, after all the fanfare and rejoicing died down more than a few people wondered what would happen if the television series caught up to the books. It was a valid concern considering the time frames between books. Well, now we know. (more…)

George R.R. Martin to Skip Cons to Focus on Work

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They say all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, but what about George? The “George” in this case is author George R.R. Martin, the author of a series of books that are the basis for a little show you might have heard of called Game of Thrones. The HBO series is about to enter its fifth season, and the reason that matters is because if the show goes into season six it may officially be entering uncharted territory. That is to say that it will be forced to move on through the arc of the story without Martin’s books to guide them. And that’s one of the reasons that Martin says he’ll be bowing out of appearing at a number of high-profile cons this summer, including San Diego Comic Con, to finish book number six. (more…)

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Last night’s HBO Special Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life aired, but most of us were probably watching the return of The Walking Dead and then the premiere of Better Call Saul on AMC. Well, those of us that missed it last night, or don’t have HBO and are one of the world record-breaking-download-pirates that stream the show based on George R. R. Martin‘s best selling books online can check it out on HBO’s YouTube page today. For Free! (more…)

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While fans of Game of Thrones are itching for more Thrones and binge watching past seasons to take the edge off, HBO and IMAX are delivering two episodes and a brand spanking new Season Five Trailer to IMAX screens across the country in late January. That ought to have the average Game of Thrones fan salivating. Wanna know all the when, where, and what? (more…)

Arya Stark

Arya Stark has been spending most of the past few seasons on Game of Thrones on the run inboynito. Ever since fleeing the capital with the help of Yoren (Night’s Watch recruiter), by chopping her locks and disguising her as an orphan boy named “Arry,” she has been trying to make it home every since. Bumping into all sorts of trouble along the way including; Ser Gregor Clegane (becoming a cup bearer for Tywin Lannister), Brotherhood Without Banners, and Sandor Clegane, Arya eventually finds herself filling the shoes of her fake persona – becoming a hardened, brutal killer, doing what is necessary in order to survive. Throughout this whole period, Arya and Clegane become scavengers, and they aren’t exactly the cleanest of people travelling across Westeros. Futhermore, we are left at the end of Season 4 with Arya leaving an injured Clegane and aboarding a ship for that’s heading towards Braavos, and that only means one thing folks! (more…)

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Probably not with the Black Jack and Hookers, but George R.R. Martin is fightin’ mad about Sony Pictures‘ move to cancel the release of The Interview. Now opinions, as they say, are like @$$holes – everyone’s got one – and while Sony has been chastised for kowtowing to terrorists rather than standing up for artistic expression, corporations always side on the option of least resistance. In this instance, that means weighing the potentiality of something happening against the likelihood that anything will happen, and Sony says better safe than sorry. But what will happen to The Interview? Last night on The Daily Show, Chris Rock affirmed that The Interview will get a release, and if it does, George R.R. Martin, author of the Game of Thrones series of books, will be happy to provide it a venue. (more…)