Quick Hits: Whispers, Sean Bean, Jacob Anderson, Gemma Whelan, and the Game of Thrones Tourism Phenomenon

As the season 7 premiere inches closer, Game of Thrones starts popping up all over the media. Today we have several interviews and a couple of interesting tidbits to share. Let dive in, shall we? Game of Thrones announced a new official newsletter today! The details so far are a little thin, but what we know at […]

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Game of Thrones Picks Up Three Webby Awards!

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 […]

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Game of Thrones Linguist on Language Creation; Kristian Nairn Discusses Hodor and His Memorable Final Scene

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 […]

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Hafþór Björnsson on How Becoming the Mountain Changed His Life

It’s no secret why Hafþór “Thor” Björnsson was cast as Gregor “The Mountain” Clegane on Game of Thrones. The 29-year old Icelander stands six feet nine inches tall, currently weighs 431 pounds, and has fallen just short of becoming the World’s Strongest Man twice. According to an interview with Men’s Health, Björnsson is currently bulking […]

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