For those hoping to celebrate their enthusiasm for Game of Thrones with stronger stuff than Ommegang Brewery’s (delicious) Royal Reserve Collection, HBO and Diageo, the world’s largest producer of spirits, are excited to announce a Game of Thrones-themed collection that will hit stores this autumn.
A beloved character not seen since season six is returning for season eight! While there was no way to choose a header photo for this story that didn’t immediately give it away, that doesn’t diminish my excitement one bit — ladies and gents, Ghost will be back!
We’re back! The Night’s Cast, the official podcast of Watchers on the Wall, releases Episode 2 today!
Welcome, friends, to the arrival of another beer from Brewery Ommegang and HBO, with your trusty Watchers on the Wall beer reviewer to give you a first taste. Mother of Dragons, the third beer in the limited release Royal Reserve Collection, is a blend of smoked porter and cherry kriek brewed in honor of Daenerys Targaryen, or to use the fancier official description:
This blend of a smoked porter and a Belgian kriek represents the smoke and fire that Daenerys has unleashed on her opponents during her ascent to conquer and rule the seven kingdoms.
Announced two weeks ago, Con of Thrones, the fandom’s biggest annual gathering of fans and stars of Game of Thrones, will be returning next summer. Next year the con will make its home in Nashville’s Music City Center, with the dates set for July 12-14, 2019. Year three will once again be produced by Mischief Management, with Watchers on the Wall joining in the fun as the official programming partner, creating panels and events that celebrate GoT, A Song of Ice and Fire and the fandom we love.
Today more news rolled out, with the announcement that con tickets will go on sale to the public Wednesday, October 10 at 11am ET, in just two weeks. Pricing info came along with the news, naturally, so you can start planning accordingly!
The wait for the eighth and final season of Game of Thrones continues to drag on, but at least we have a couple of interviews to brighten your day! Kit Harington tries to discuss next season without giving anything away and reveals his keepsake from the show, while Sophie Turner takes a much more candid approach – which may or may not make us happy.
Welcome to the latest Watchers on the Wall Giveaway, which we’re throwing because…well, why not! For this week’s giveaway, we’ll be giving away to one lucky reader a Funko Pop!Vinyl pair of Northern bros: Jon Snow, King in the North, and his red-haired wildling sidekick Tormund Giantsbane, both dressed in their butt-kicking beyond-the-wall gear.
For the next seven days, we’re accepting entries in this worldwide giveaway. To enter, all you need to do is leave a comment here! (See below for more entry methods.)
Prepare yourselves, Westeros — a podcast is coming!
In a new interview, Maisie Williams gives unexpected insight into the final season… in a way. She divulges no spoilers, but she does discuss how the ever-growing importance of female characters will continue in the final season. We are also told what Maisie does to prepare when she adorns the mantle of Game of Thrones‘s resident “serial killer everyone’s rooting for” (her words), among other interesting soundbites. We’ll take it!
HBO officially announced today that fans will have a new opportunity to connect with Game of Thrones, with the launch of Game of Thrones Legacy Experiences in Northern Ireland. Northern Ireland (and particularly Titanic Studios in Belfast) has served as the shooting home base for the entire run of the show.