First Look at The World of Ice and Fire

We finally get our first, real, look at The World of Ice and Fire from Anne Groell.

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Every new piece that gets released about this book gets me more, and more, excited for it to be released later this year.  It looks absolutely amazing!  And is definitely going to be the coffee table book like George said.

So what do you think of this little sneak peek of the book?

TCA Winners Announced

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For the 30th Annual TCA Award Ceremony Game of Thrones was able to snag to nominations;  The nominations were for Outstanding Achievement in Drama and Program of the Year.  Unfortunately Game of Thrones was unable to walk away with either of these awards.

For Outstanding Achievement in Drama the award went to The Good Wife.  And for Program of the Year Breaking Bad was the winner.  I cant complain about either of these decisions.   Breaking Bad was a flawless show and undoubtedly deserves the award for Program of the Year.  As for The Good Wife, I don’t watch it so I cant really give my opinion on the matter.

So what do you think?  Do you watch The Good Wife, and if so did it deserve to win the award over Game of Thrones? Let me know in the comments!

Season 4 Blu-Ray & DVD Release Details

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It’s that time of year again to start talking about the release of Game of Thrones season 4 on Blu-Ray and DVD.  HBO has just confirmed that Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season will be available on February 17, 2015!

You’ll be able to pick up the Blu-Ray copy for $79.98, and the DVD copy for $59.99.  Now those are just the prices mentioned in HBO’s press release.  The current prices on Amazon are $44.99 for the Blu-Ray copy, and $34.96 for the DVD copy.  So if you want pre-order your copy now and lock in these lower prices!

As always the amazing bonus features are included this year.  With a Behind the Battle for the Wall which is a 30-minute documentary exploring all the challenges of putting together the amazing Battle of Castle Black. Below you’ll find all the bonus features mentioned in HBO’s press release:

Blu-ray with Digital Copy – includes all DVD features plus:

  • In-Episode Guide – In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations and relevant histories.
  • Histories & Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves.

DVD:

  • Behind the Battle for the Wall – Follow the cast and crew as they create the most ambitious battle to date. This 30-minute documentary explores the challenges of putting together one of the series’ most intense episodes, with never-before-seen material.
  • The Fallen: A Roundtable – Writer Bryan Cogman sits down with a few of the many cast members who meet their demise in Season 4. From first learning of their deaths to shooting their final scenes, this 30-minute feature will shed light on what it’s like to live-and die-in the Game of Thrones world.
  • The Politics of Power: A Look Back at Season 3 – Revisit the brutal events of Season 3 to see power shifts that define Westeros at the start of Season 4.
  • Bastards of Westeros – Hear showrunners David Benioff & D.B. Weiss and author George R.R. Martin discuss the role bastards play in the Seven Kingdoms.
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes – Two deleted scenes.
  • Audio Commentaries – Commentaries with cast and crew including showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, Pedro Pascal, Aiden Gillen and more!

So will you be picking up season 4 on either blu-ray or DVD? If so which bonus featurette are you most excited to see? Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

San Diego Comic-Con Update

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For those of us lucky enough to make it out for the San Diego Comic-Con this year, and brave enough to stand in the lines to see these panels in the almost famous Hall H, here’s what you can expect!  The Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A will be held on Friday July 25 between 1:40 – 2:40 PM in Hall H.  After the panel the cast and crew will be signing autographs at the Warner Bros. Pictures booth at 3:30 PM.

The panel will include:

  • David Benioff
  • D.B. Weiss
  • George R.R. Martin
  • John Bradley (Samwell Tarly)
  • Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth)
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jamie Lannister)
  • Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell)
  • Kit Harrington (Jon Snow)
  • Rose Leslie (Ygritte)
  • Rory McCann (Sandor Clegane, AKA The Hound)
  • Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell)
  • Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark)
  • Maisie Williams (Arya Stark)

And to top it all off the panel will be moderated by none other than Craig Ferguson.

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Season 5 Directors Announced

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Well we’ve just received the list, from and Entertainment Weekly post, of who’ll be directing season 5 of Game of Thrones, and there aren’t many familiar faces on the list.

In the upcoming season of Game of Thrones there will be five directors, each filming two episodes.  The only returning director will be David Nutter, who previously filmed “The Rains of Castamere,” some of you may know it better as the episode with The Red Wedding.  This year he’ll be handling the final two episodes of the season.

Some more notable directors who will not be returning for season 5 are: Alex Graves who has previously directed six episodes (in two different seasons), and Neil Marshall who filmed both “The Watchers on the Wall,” and “Blackwater.”  Also taking a break from the directors chair this season are the showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Here is the season 5 Breakdown:

  • Episode 501 and 502: Michael Slovis
  • Episode 503 and 502: Mark Mylod
  • Episode 505 and 506: Jeremy Podeswa
  • Episode 507 and 508: Miguel Sapochnik
  • Episode 508 and 510: David Nutter

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Game of Thrones Emmy Nominations

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The votes are in! The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced, and Game of Thrones walked away with a huge number of nominations.

Game of Thrones walked away with 20 nods, for 19 awards, including Best Drama Series and Outstanding Actress and Actor in a Drama Series.

Below is the list of of all the nomination’s Game of thrones has for the Emmy Awards!

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series – Lena Headey
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series – Peter Dinklage
  • Outstanding Guess Actress in a Drama Series – Diana Rigg
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series – David Benioff and D.B. Weiss
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series – Neil Marshall
  • Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series
    • Jonathan Freeman
    • Anette Haellmigk
  • Outstanding Costumes for a Series
  • Outstanding Hairstyle for a Single-Camera Series
  • Outstanding Interactive Program – Game of Thrones Premiere: Facebook Live and Instagram
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)
  • Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) – Ramin Djawadi
  • Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series , Miniseries, Movie or a Special
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or a Drama Series (One Hour)
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series , Miniseries or a Movie
  • Outstanding Art Direction for a Contemporary or Fantasy Series (Single-Camera)
  • Outstanding Special and Visual Effect

Under the break you will find all the other nominees for the 19 awards Game of Thrones was nominated for.

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Spain Confirmed for Season 5

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We have our first addition to locations that will be used for filming season 5 of Game of Thrones. After much speculation this past week of Spain being the new filming location, HBO has finally come out and confirmed it in a recent press release:

HBO is pleased to confirm that a portion of season five of GAME OF THRONES will be shot on several natural locations in the Province of Sevilla.  Specifics on the locations will be announced closer to the time of production.

I think we can all assume that Spain will be used, primarily, for the Dornish scenes we will be getting this season.  After the release of the season 5 character update it was obvious that Dorne was just around the corner.  So with this confirmation of Spain it seems pretty obvious that Spain will be used for those scenes.

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