The winners of the 21st annual Webby Awards were announced today, and – unsurprisingly – Game of Thrones topped the voting in all three of its nominated categories! There are two awards given in each category – The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. Members of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) select the nominees and choose the winners for The Webby Awards. The Webby People’s Voice is awarded by the voting public.
The creative genius behind the Valyrian and Dothraki languages and a key contributor to the realism of Game of Thrones – David J. Peterson – is preparing to share his expertise with the next generation of linguists. The Sierra Sun Times reports that Peterson will be teaching a class in language creation at UC Berkeley. Entitled “The Linguistics of Game of Thrones and the Art of Language Invention,” the three-unit course will be included in the May 22-June 30 summer session.
Television and film armorer, Tommy Dunne, has been the weapons master for Game of Thrones (and cameo barber and sword smith) since season 1. Perhaps most notably, he designed the catapults used in Daenerys’ siege of Meereen in “Breaker of Chains.” Recently, he spoke to Popular Science about the process of creating weaponry fit for a Khaleesi.
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Watchers on the Wall editor Susan Miller joins the show for a special look at the first promotional images of Game of Thrones season 7. Listen for details and new information for this summer’s inaugural Con of Thrones!.
In all the excitement of yesterday’s news (season 7 photos! Carice in Nashville!), we didn’t get a chance to announce the winner of our latest giveaway- a complete set of Game of Thrones House Sigil Magnets! Created by Dark Horse Comics, the twelve magnets represent the most famous houses of Westeros. Our giveaway winner will be taking home all of them. Will it be one of you who declared allegiance to House Stark, or House Bolton, Lannister or Targaryen? Let’s find out!
We’re happy to announce the winner is…
The promotional photos for Game of Thrones Season 7 released today, and by now I’m sure you’ve all seen them (unless you’ve been living under a rock). There is a difference between seeing and truly seeing, however; as Syrio Forel would say, “Look with your eyes.” Light spoilers and speculation ahead, including references to information from released teasers and photos. Let’s break them down one by one and see what details we can glean from them – after all, picking things apart is what this fandom does best, right?
Con of Thrones has been busy this week, adding two more stellar guests to the roster for the inaugural convention this summer in Nashville, Tennessee. The con is set for June 30th through July 2nd, 2017, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center.
Today it was announced that Carice van Houten, the Red Woman herself, will be attending Con of Thrones. The actress, who has played the priestess Melisandre on Game of Thrones since season 2, will attend the festivities and be available for autographs and photographs on Saturday and Sunday.
First, the infamous slowly melting ice block provided us with a July 16 premiere date and an evocative teaser of all the Houses of Westeros falling down to the White Walkers. Then, another teaser showed us the main players in the game of thrones… and the ultimate threat. All this time, we have been waiting for a trailer — But, before that happens, we always get a handful of promotional pictures from the incoming season. And this year was no exception. Feast your eyes on the first official look at season seven!
Fun news for collectors of special Game of Thrones items: Dark Horse Comics and HBO announced today that this summer they’re releasing a new limited edition bust inspired by a character from Game of Thrones: the Jon Snow – Battle of the Bastards Limited Edition Bust.