The man behind the season 7 teaser discusses the beginnings of his microscopic craft

Salavat Fidai_9Why go through the labor of crafting gigantic marble statues when the tip of a graphite pencil offers just as dynamic a canvas on which to work?

This question is one I can only assume went through the mind of Russian corporate-vice-president-turned-artist Salavat Fidai, who chose to hang up his lucrative business career in 2014 to pursue his true passion: carving incredibly detailed ‘microsculptures’ from graphite pencil tips maxing out at a whopping 2 millimeters, using only a craft knife and a microscope.

However daring this decision may have been, it certainly seems to be paying off. Among some of his more recent projects, which have included creating figures for last year’s Rio Olympics and for movies such as Planet of the Apes and Kubo and the Two Strings, Fidai was asked by HBO to design the Game of Thrones sigils featured (and destroyed) in the show’s season 7 teaser.

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Hafþór Björnsson on How Becoming the Mountain Changed His Life

Hafþór Björnsson as Gregor Clegane on Game of Thrones

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 up in an attempt to claim that title along with another that has eluded him, the Arnold Strongman Classic.

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Liam Cunningham looks back on Davos’ journey and speculates about future kings

Liam Cunningham and Samantha Khor / Photograph by saysdotcom

Photograph by saysdotcom

Last week, Liam Cunningham traveled to Bangkok in order to promote Game of Thrones, and a local publication got a particularly insightful and funny interview from the actor who portrays Ser Davos Seaworth. Cunningham discussed Davos’ journey throughout the show, the painful deaths of Shireen and Stannis, and who should sit on the Iron Throne —and who actually might, which is an entirely different question.

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The Game of Thrones Cinematographers and Editors Line-up for Season 7

Greg Middleton, standing over Kit Harington in "Home"

Greg Middleton, standing over Kit Harington in “Home”

A Guest Post by Ryan Neuner

Way back in June, we learned who would be helming Season 7 of Game of Thrones, and in October, Watchers on the Wall discovered the directors-episode line-up. However, we weren’t quite certain as to who the directors of photography and editors for each of the episodes would be. But now, after a little research and with some speculation of my own, I’m happy to present you with the season 7 line-ups for both of these important jobs!

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ASoIaF comics anon! Dynamite Entertainment launches A Clash of Kings

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Cover by Mark Miller

On the heels of A Game of Thrones (rendered by my good friend Tommy Patterson), Dynamite Entertainment is now producing A Clash of Kings in graphic format. Adapted by Landry Q. Walker, with art by Mel Rubi, this adaptation of book 2 looks pretty sweet.

A Clash of Kings features covers by Rubi, Mark Miller, Magali Villeneuve, and Marc Simonetti.

ICV2 has a preview of the comic’s art- here’s a sneak peek of the covers!

(I am personally always down for more ASoIaF art, no matter the format.)

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Win a Complete Set of Game of Thrones House Magnets from Dark Horse Comics!

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8 of 12 Game of Thrones House Sigil Magnets. Photo: DarkHorse.com

Everyone’s got a favorite in Game of Thrones– a noble House of Westeros, that is. Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Tyrell, Bolton, Martell- there’s a flavor for everyone. Dark Horse Comics‘ new series covers all the Great Houses, with a collection of twelve individual sigil magnets. Each 2.25″ magnet bears the authentic Game of Thrones sigil, produced in full color and packaged individually. They’re all so pretty, it’s hard to choose.

Good thing the winner in this week’s giveaway won’t have to, because we’re offering up the entire collection of 12 Game of Thrones magnets for one lucky winner! For the next week, we’re accepting entries in this worldwide giveaway and at the end, we’ll choose one winner!

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Con of Thrones Adds Two More Guests to the Growing Roster!

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Con of Thrones is coming, and the guest announcements are pouring in lately! The convention, taking place this summer in Nashville, Tennessee, from June 30th through July 2nd, will feature a wide variety of Game of Thrones guests from both in front of and behind the camera.

Ramsay Bolton himself, Iwan Rheon, and Kerry Ingram (the late lamented Princess Shireen Baratheon) are already confirmed to be attending the convention. Over the past few weeks, several exciting names have been added to the roster, leading up to today’s announcement of two more guests!

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