Emilia Clarke “heartbroken” at fan reaction to Game of Thrones’ ending; Season 8 scripts reveal deleted scenes!

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Emilia Clarke hasn’t been shy about her reactions to the end of Game of Thrones, particularly as regards her character of Daenerys Targaryen, who one could say went a bit off the deep end there at the end. Still, before the following interview we’re bringing you today, the actress has never really addressed what her reactions were beyond that; or, more specifically, what did she think about the fan reactions?

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Gwendoline Christie praises Brienne’s Season 8 arc; Kit Harington reflects on playing someone as good as Jon

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As we gear up for winter (whether its winds are coming or not), the Game of Thrones cast is busy as ever, attending cons, as is so common for actors enmeshed in popular culture these days. As such, Kit Harington (Jon Snow) and Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth) attended ACE Comic Con this past weekend. And in their spotlight interviews, they were asked about GOT, as well as some of their other characters and upcoming work. While most of us (myself included) were unable to be there, thankfully some lovely camera folk recorded them for us. What did they say? Let’s dive in and take a peek…

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Watchers on the Wall Awards Season 8: Best Visual Effects Scene – Preliminary Round

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Game of Thrones has always knocked it out of the park when it comes to visual effects. The show added another Emmy this year to its staggering collection for their Special Visual Effects work in “The Bells”, but could’ve just as easily won the award for any other episode in season 8, as packed as this year was with eye-popping visuals. That’s what will make this category a challenge to vote in, with so many worthy potential nominees. Best Visual Effects Scene: the scene that you think best demonstrated the show’s effects this year.

In this initial prelims stage, we need your help narrowing the list down to a top 5! Select your favorite 5 scenes from the poll at the bottom of the post. To make your voting easier, we’ve embedded all the scenes nominated by our readers below. Have fun reliving some of the most incredible moments of season 8, and vote!

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The Lucky Winners of The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones!

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For those keeping track, this past week we’ve had a giveaway celebrating the release of The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones, by Insider‘s Kim Renfro. The new book covers all eight seasons of the show, and is loaded with details about the making of Game of Thrones, the pop culture phenomenon it inspired and in-depth analysis about the characters and episodes.

Thanks to the good folks at Simon and Schuster, we have THREE copies to give away to our readers! After a week, we have hundreds of entries across Facebook, Twitter and Watchers’ comments. The time has come to choose the three lucky winners!

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George RR Martin explains writing delays & GOT prequels; Maisie Williams admits playing Arya affected her body image

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In a recent interview at The Chicago Way w/John Kass, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin didn’t just discuss Jane Goldman’s prequel pilot, which has just finished filming, and how The Winds of Winter is coming along, but also provided a fascinating insight into his writing process. As any writer knows, much of the writing process doesn’t involve ‘writing’ at all, and it turns out that’s true for Martin as well.

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Con of Thrones 2020 Tickets On Sale Today!

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If you thought Orlando was magical before, wait until it has dragons.

As announced a few weeks ago, next year’s 4th annual Con of Thrones will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center. From July 17–19, 2020, fans from around the globe will gather to celebrate the world of ice and fire and Game of Thrones at the biggest convention around for Thrones fans. Tickets go on sale today at 1:00 p.m Eastern time – snap yours up and  start your con planning!

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George R.R. Martin weighs in on the Game of Thrones ending; praises Emmy wins

David Benioff, George R. R. Martin and D.B Weiss at Season 8 NYC Premiere. Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO.

David Benioff, George R. R. Martin and D.B Weiss at Season 8 NYC Premiere. Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO.

Ever since the divisive Game of Thrones series finale, fans have been wondering how closely the ending reflected what author George R.R. Martin has in store for his A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Martin has remained tight lipped about what may or may not be the same, and a new interview with Fast Company – reported by Digital Spy – does nothing to clear the air. In fact, it may muddy the waters further.

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Win a copy of The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones!

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Winter has come and gone, but there’s plenty left to say, as this new book will tell you. The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones, by Insider‘s Kim Renfro, covers all eight seasons of the show, packed with details on the making of Game of Thrones, the pop culture phenomenon and in-depth analysis.

We can look forward to Renfro exploring a range of questions such as: What was the Night King’s ultimate purpose? How did the show effect George R.R. Martin’s ability to finish the book series? Why were the final seasons shorter? Why did the direwolves get shortchanged? How were the fates of Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen foretold from the start? And was that really a bittersweet ending? Those and much more are all covered with a balanced look.

I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek at the book courtesy of the publisher and I can say I enjoyed it immensely. It’s a thoroughly expert guide, from the pilot through the finale, with tremendous heart and fun.

The Unofficial Guide to Game of Thrones is available for pre-order now and will be released on October 8th. We have one copy to give away to a Watchers on the Wall reader. Anyone worldwide may enter, and you’ve all got seven days!

Full details below, along with all the methods to enter!


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Watchers on the Wall Awards Season 8: The Best Quotes – Preliminary Round

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Words are wind- but that doesn’t stop us from appreciating truly great words in the mouths of our favorite characters! The final season of Game of Thrones was packed with quotable moments and funny soundbites, and for this week’s prelims, it’s all about the words- the best quotes of the year. We’ll be voting on TWO categories, beginning today: the preliminary rounds for All-Around Best Quote, and Funniest Quote of Season 8.

There are two polls in the post, please make sure to vote in both!

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