Announcing the Winner of our Spring is Here Giveaway!

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Giveaways are our favorite way to while away the days as we wait for a proper Game of Thrones trailer, this lazy spring, so we threw another one this past week! The prize at stake: a beautiful collectible 3D Crystal Iron Throne, created by Dark Horse Comics. Many, many entries later,  the time has come to announce the winner of our latest Game of Thrones giveaway!

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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau on Brienne, the Ice Block Debacle & Cersei in GoT Season 7

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Game of Thrones actors must be used to being asked about the show whether that’s what they’re promoting or not. Or at least I hope so, because it invariably happens. Recently the film press got ahold of Kit Harington and asked in equal parts about his new film Brimstone and Jon Snow’s future — and today it’s Nikolaj Coster-Waldau‘s turn.

The Daily Beast caught up with Coster-Waldau during SXSW, where the Netflix film Small Crimes in which he stars as a disgraced ex-cop premiered to pretty good reviews. As well as discussing the crime thriller, the actor opened up on Jaime’s death stare at Cersei in The Winds of Winter, Jaime’s relationship with Brienne and, of course, the infamous block of ice gimmick with which the season premiere date was announced. There is also a great —though unintentional— tease of a key season seven plot point!

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Game of Thrones Art Director on Creating Westeros & Season 7 Foreign Locations

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Back in October of 2016, when Game of Thrones filmed in the Basque Country, the supervising art director for the foreign locations, Christina Moore, committed to give a talk at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) — and last week she returned to Spain to fulfill her promise, giving a lecture on creating the world of Game of Thrones.

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The Spring is Here Giveaway, Featuring The Iron Throne!

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It’s the first day of spring: time to celebrate the melting of the snow and the Game of Thrones summer ahead! We’re doing it Watchers-style, with the Spring is Here Giveaway!

This week, we’re giving away a beautiful piece that the denizens of Westeros themselves would approve of: the Iron Throne. Well, the crystal version! The 3D Crystal Iron Throne created by Dark Horse Comics is a unique collector’s item. The piece displays the image of the Iron Throne of the Seven Kingdoms, laser-etched into a solid glass rectangular box measuring 5 x 5 x 8 cm. Below it, a hidden gold LED element illuminates the glass throne.

For the next week, we’re accepting entries in a worldwide giveaway and at the end, we’ll choose one lucky winner! To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment! (See below for more entry methods.)

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A new Song of Ice and Fire tabletop miniatures game is coming!

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We may not be able to play the political game of thrones of King’s Landing but, thanks to CMON and Dark Sword Miniatures’ collaboration, we can at least partake in a Game of Thrones tabletop game (by far the safer option).

“CMON’s relationship with Dark Sword dates back over a decade, and we have contemplated a more serious collaboration for a very long time,” CMON’s Founder and President David Doust said. “This project allows us to dig deep into George R.R. Martin‘s mind and recreate the iconic battles from his award-winning novels on the tabletop.”

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A Murder of Crows: Game of Thrones Season 8 News and Our Season 7 Death List

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Take a deep breath and relax, Game of Thrones fans. Our long frozen winter is ending. And with spring comes a new flood of Thrones news, thanks to a giant block of ice, SXSW and some GoT showrunners in a sharing-is-caring mood.

This month, we finally learned that season 7 will be premiering on July 16th. The premiere news was accompanied by the first teaser of the year, featuring the crumbling sigils of Westeros’ Great Houses, and a handful of ominous words from Jon Snow about the Great War.

Hot on the heels of the premiere news, showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss headed to SXSW in Austin, Texas to take part in a panel with Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. At the event, the showrunners revealed several new pieces of information about Game of Thrones, including the writers lineup for season 8, and a cameo for season 7.

Today, in our newest discussion, the Watchers on the Wall react to the news out of SXSW, and make a few deathly predictions for season 7.

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