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Barbara Walters Declares George R.R. Martin to Be a Fascinating Person

georgerrmartinGeorge R.R. Martin has made it onto the 2014 edition of Barbara Walters’10 Most Fascinating People.”

Martin earned his place on Walters’ list due to the great popularity of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series and the Game of Thrones TV adaptation; both projects have made a serious mark in pop culture history.

The nine other people alongside Martin include Oprah Winfrey, Elon Musk, Chelsea Handler, Neil Patrick Harris, Scarlett Johansson, Taylor Swift, Michael Strahan, David Koch, and Amal Clooney. (via The Huffington Post)

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HBO Invites Fans to Collaborate On The Game of Thrones Compendium

got compendiumHBO plans to compile crowdsourced content from fans for the Game of Thrones Compendium. According to the “General Specs” section of the website, this book will feature original pieces such as artwork, photos, crafts, costume designs, recipes, music, analysis, and “anything that extends the Game of Thrones experience.”

A group known as “The Council of Editors” will assess the submissions. The judges include illustrator Gerald Brom, 11-time Jeopardy! champion Arthur Chu, celebrity chef Tom Colicchio (the man behind the Game of Thrones food truck), Marie Claire creative director Nina Garcia, the /r/GameOfThrones subreddit lead moderator Kevin Hatch, comics artist Greg HildebrandtWIRED senior editor Laura Hudson, and Game of Owns podcast director/host Zack Luye.

Those who are interested can turn in as many pieces as they would like; every contributor whose work ends up int he final book will be credited in the text and given a free copy. The deadline to send in a submission has been set for March 28, 2015 at midnight EST; the actual print book will be released some time in 2015. Follow this link to check out all the guidelines. (via WinterIsComing.net)

HBO Unveils Teaser Trailer For ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

Who’s ready to follow the Three Eyed Raven? HBO has posted a teaser trailer for Game of Thrones season 5 on Twitter. The premiere episode will air in April 2015. We’ve embedded the tweet (along with the clip) above—what do you think? (via The Guardian)

Running Press & HBO to Partner Together For 3 ‘Game of Thrones’ Projects

gotd304Running Press has formed a global partnership with HBO. According to the press release, the two companies plan to develop three Game of Thrones products.

The first project, a mini-book entitled Game of Thrones: In Memoriam, will feature “a photo and fact-filled memorial to some of the most memorable characters who have died during the course of the first four seasons. The book includes quotes and brief character profiles and is fully illustrated with series photography throughout.”

The two other projects will both be mini-kits; one will be called Game of Thrones: Stark Direwolf and the other has named Game of Thrones: Hand of the King Wax Seal. This publishing program is scheduled to launch in April 2015.

George R.R. Martin Receives Typewriter at The Emmys

Grammy Award winner Weird Al Yankovic requested that author George R.R. Martin “type as fast as you can.” Yankovic reasons that “we need more script.”

The video embedded above features Yankovic performing a medley of TV theme music at the 66th annual Emmy Awards. As he was singing the Game of Thrones portion, comedian Andy Samberg (donning a Joffrey Baratheon costume) handed Martin a typewriter.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Sean Bean Offers His Opinion on Jon Snow’s Parentage

Jon Snow - Game of ThronesFor years, fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series have speculated on the true parentage of the character Jon Snow. Neither Martin’s books or the Game of Thrones TV adaptation have divulged the answer to this mystery.

Many readers subscribe to a popular theory known as “R+L=J.” Follow this link to watch a video that explains this theory in detail. During a Reddit AMA session, actor Sean Bean (who portrayed Eddard “Ned” Stark on the HBO series’ first season) gave up a revealing clue when he responded to the question: “Why did you not teach Jon Snow anything?”

SPOILER ALERT: If you prefer to remain blissfully ignorant of how the Game of Thrones storyline may unfold, stop reading this post now…

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George R.R. Martin Will Not Write an Episode For ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

georgerrmartinDuring Comic-Con International, author George R.R. Martin revealed that he would not be penning an episode for Game of Thrones season five. Ever since the HBO show began, Martin made it a practice to write one script each season.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin revealed that the reason for this decision is because “I have this book that I need to finish.” Book fans will be relieved to hear that Marin wants to focus on the highly anticipated A Song of Ice and Fire title, The Winds of Winter. Not too long ago, Martin expressed his extreme distaste for people who speculate that he may pass on before wrapping up his epic book series.

Comic-Con weekend also meant the unveiling of a video (embedded below) featuring all the new additions to the Game of Thrones cast. The new characters who will appear in the forthcoming seasons include Doran MartellTrystane MartellThe High SparrowMyrcella BaratheonAreo HotahYezzanNymeria “Nym” SandTyene Sand, and Obara Sand (to be played by Keisha Castle-Hughes). Thus far, this video has drawn more than one million views on YouTube and over 42,000 “likes” on Facebook. Follow this link to watch the season four blooper reel.

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George R.R. Martin Hopes For a Future ‘Game of Thrones’ Movie

georgerrmartinCould Game of Thrones be seen on the big screen one day? George R.R. Martin has high hopes to end this adaptation after seven or eight seasons on HBO with a movie.

According to Screen Daily, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series revealed this idea during an appearance at the Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival. Some speculate that all the work that goes into producing a movie would allow Martin more time to write the sixth and seventh installments of his beloved book series. Others feel that whatever ending Martin intends to pen requires a full movie to capture.

Here’s more from MTV.com: “As Ned Stark so famously warned, winter is coming; we know the White Walkers exist in numbers beyond the Wall, and we know Dany’s dragons are only getting bigger and bigger. It’s only a matter of time before all these forces come to a head, and perhaps a feature film is the only way to do justice to the massive ideas percolating in Martin’s mind.”

Australian Ad Agency Launches a Line of ‘Game of Thrones’ Wines

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Common Ventures, an Australian-based ad agency, has been working on a line of Game of Thrones-themed wines.

According to the company website, “The Wines of Westeros” are not officially affiliated with the popular HBO adaptation; the executives launched this “side project” because they love the show. Fans can enjoy twelve different varietals; each one represents different “houses” found in the A Song of Ice and Fire book series including the Tyrells, the Lannisters, and the Starks.

In an interview with PSFK, founder Jane Burhop explained that “the reds are all associated with the houses that are head strong and robust. The whites on the other hand are more cunning, perceptive and mysterious.” The Greyjoy bottle contains a sauvignon blanc while the Baratheon bottle showcases a pinot noir. Which house has your allegiance? (via The Huffington Post)