Game of Thrones creative contributors in the news

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David J. Peterson, the linguistic expert who has helped to build the rich tapestry of the Game of Thrones world, appeared on The Daily Show with new host Trevor Noah on Wednesday night to promote his new book, The Art of Language Invention. But it’s not just the languages that make the show seem so authentic, it’s things like special effects, make-up and costumes.  Costume design, in particular, has and continues to recieve notice in the industry.  Game of Thrones’ Michele Clapton has been nominated for the 18th Annual Costumer Designers Guild Award in the category of Outstanding Fantasy Television Series.

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If you’re at all interested in worldbuilding the interview with Peterson is worth a look. After a cute little intro where Noah tries to speak Dothraki , the interview gets into how Peterson got started creating languages and what the process is.  His new book addresses not only how he creates “naturalistic languages” but also the history of language creation.  I will definitely be checking it out.  The book is available for sale in most retail bookstores.

Peterson is just one of many creative contributors who are being recognized for their Game of Thrones work.  Michele Clapton, a costume designer for England known for her work in period dramas, has been with the show since the beginning.

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Nominated for an Emmy all five seasons, she won two for Seasons 2 and 4.  Clapton announced this past year that she will not be returning for Season 6 so this latest nomination by the Costumer Designers Guild will probably the final recognition she receives for the show.  The Awards will be held on February 23, 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

At the awards, Game of Thrones will be competing against nominees from Once Upon a Time, Sleepy Hollow, and The Wiz Live!

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    1. After watching that clip with David Peterson, I find myself now pining for the creation of a nerdy Dothraki character with the sort of voice that he just demonstrated.

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    2. The Golden Globes are this Sunday, so we should start hearing about cast traveling to LA over the next day or so. Natalie’s doing press for her movie, so I don’t know whether she’ll be there or not.

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    3. Great interview. Yeah, bring on the nerdy Dothraki horde! >:B

      And goddamn that Dark Sansa dress is freaking amazing. I love it! Whoever takes over for Michele Clapton has some Hodor sized shoes to fill.

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    4. Now I’m anxious about the costumes…The costumes were a great high of GoT. I still have faith in the new person, but, we’ll see.

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    5. Alfie:
      Michelle should win for Sansa’s wedding dress alone, that gown was fantastic! Sophie looked amazing

      STUNNING! Every costume speaks volumes about the character, the world and the situation at hand. She’s a master! Big shoes to fill, indeed!

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    6. Who’s doing costumes now?

      Edit: It’s April Ferry who has an Emmy for Rome, so I believe we are in good hands.

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    7. Jack Bauer 24:
      Who’s doing costumes now?

      Edit: It’s April Ferry who has an Emmy for Rome, so I believe we are in good hands.

      Rome was a really good show, I have faith in her as well.

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    8. Ashara D,

      Yes! I watch each episode three times (first with my daughter, who has read the books twice with me, then with unsullied husband and friends), and I make GOT costumes for Halloween and cons, so I appreciate the character-specific details. My favorite aspect of the omnimax presentation last year was that I could see each bead and stitch of embroidery on Daenerys’s bodice in the throne room scene! I am looking forward to the season five DVD so I can figure out whether there are any clues in the cloak Bronn wore in the scene with Lollys (is the pattern a representation of his show sigil?). I also suspect that Michelle was giving us clues in Sansa’s dark costumes; I wonder if Sansa will go mad when she realizes that Littlefinger is behind so much of her family’s misfortune?

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    9. Michele Clapton does amazing work. Good luck to her in her future endeavors. Hopefully her replacement will be similarly creative, detail-oriented, & technically skilled.

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    10. DanielleSB:
      Michele Clapton does amazing work. Good luck to her in her future endeavors. Hopefully her replacement will be similarly creative, detail-oriented, & technically skilled.

      Her replacement is an Emmy award winner.

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