Join us Friday, January 10th, for the Watchers on the Wall Awards!


After months of voting, planning and debating, it’s finally time for the Watchers on the Wall Awards, celebrating the very best of the final season of Game of Thrones! Join us on Friday, January 10th at 8PM ET for a live ceremony, streaming from YouTube and embedded here at Watchers, as we announce the award winners chosen by the community. While we share the GoT season 8 winners, we’ll be discussing the final season, and as always, there will be giveaways galore!

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Game of Thrones persists as torrent champion till the very end

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Game of Thrones isn’t only popular on HBO. It’s also been a darling of torrent sites–a popular form of piracy based on peer-to-peer downloads–ever since the HBO series began. In fact, as of season seven it’d been the TV show most pirated via torrents every year since 2012; since season two. As you may not be surprised to learn, season eight didn’t break the streak.

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Watchers on the Wall Awards: The Best Scenes of Season 8


After a long and thorough fandom process, we’ve reached the end of the road in the voting for the Watchers on the Wall Awards, with today’s categories: the Funniest Scene and Best Visual/Special Effects Scene of Season 8. 

Additionally, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be revealing the winners of the Watchers on the Wall Awards on Friday, January 10 at 8PM ET. Join us for a live ceremony, streaming from YouTube and embedded here at Watchers for your enjoyment. As we share the winners, we’ll be looking back on the final season of Game of Thrones, reminiscing over the good, the bad and the ugly, and throwing in a few giveaways just for fun!

Now onto the voting! In the category of Funniest Scene of Season 8, the finalists are:

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A Holiday Roundup: Game of Thrones makes it into even more ‘Best of’ lists!

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Game of Thrones has made it into a fair few ‘Best of’ lists, whether they are celebrating season eight’s achievements in the context of 2019 TV or the show as a whole for lists encompassing the entire last decade. Now, truly at the end of the year, there’s been an explosion of such lists and of course Game of Thrones can be found in most of them!

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Watchers on the Wall Awards Season 8: The Best Quotes of Season 8

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Welcome back for another round of Watchers on the Wall Awards finals round voting! In between your last-minute holiday shopping runs and family gatherings, spare a moment to celebrate the words of Game of Thrones. This week, we’re choosing our favorites of season 8, from the quotes that made you giggle, to the speeches that made you weep, to the serious bits that made you think. When it comes to our awards, we break it down into multiple categories: Funniest Quote, Best Speech, and All-Around Best Quote! There are three polls in this post, so make sure to vote in all three to make your final choice known in this year’s awards ceremony.

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Con Of Thrones 2020 Call for Programming is Now Open!


Rally the realm, Game of Thrones fans- the 2020 call for programming is open for Con of Thrones!

Watchers on the Wall is proud to be the official programming partner for Con of Thrones once again, creating panels and events in tandem with Mischief Management. As we head into the new year, we’re looking for a select number of knowledgeable attendees to present on their favorite subjects from the Seven Kingdoms and beyond at the convention. Do you have a presentation, paper, panel, or workshop on a subject related to Game of Thrones or A Song of Ice and Fire? Do you have a particular theory,  a presentation on dragon lore, or an in-depth character study of Theon Greyjoy?  All kinds of proposals, from informal discussions to formal academic presentations, are welcomed.

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Michele Clapton explains Daenerys’ white coat; season 8 is nominated for 3 Golden Reel Awards!

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“One costume can tell you as much about someone’s journey as another character having six costumes,” Emmy-winning costume designer Michele Clapton says in a new interview in which she breaks down her thought process behind the design for Daenerys’ white fur coat. Plus, the brilliant Game of Thrones sound editing team for season 8 has been nominated for three Golden Reel Awards.

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Young Hodor Actor Sam Coleman Joins the Con of Thrones Guest Line-up!

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Con of Thrones announced today another addition to the special guest line-up for 2020:  Games of Thrones actor Sam Coleman (Young Hodor)! Coleman will appear at Con of Thrones on Friday, July 17, and Saturday, July 18. This is a welcome return, as the actor was a favorite at past cons. Tickets for Con of Thrones, the premier convention for fans of Game of Thrones, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the epic worlds of fantasy author George R. R. Martin, are available for purchase now at

Autograph and photograph experiences with Coleman are available for purchase now. Autographs are $10 and photographs are $20. Autograph and photograph experiences are also available with Game of Thrones actor Anton Lesser (Qyburn). Con of Thrones will take place in Orlando, Florida, at the Orange County Convention Center July 17–19, 2020.

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Watchers reviews Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection Collector’s Set on Blu-ray!

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The home release of Game of Thrones Season 8 landed this December, just in time for the holiday season! HBO was kind enough to send Watchers on the Wall a copy of Game of Thrones: The Complete Collection Limited Edition Collector’s Set for review, so we were able to get a close-up look at the ultra-premium Blu-ray set that includes every season and a host of special features. Does it live up to the hype? Let’s find out!

The Complete Collection exclusively features the Game of Thrones: Reunion Special, a two-part reunion show with cast members from the final season including Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke, Sophie Turner, Sean Bean and many more, and is hosted by Conan O’Brien. The set features additional bonus content including all-new deleted and extended scenes, animated histories and lore pieces, behind-the-scene featurettes, audio commentaries and the documentary Game of Thrones: The Last Watch.

My first impression of this Collector’s Set was the sheer size of it. The box is HUGE for a Blu-ray set, 13 x 13 x 5 inches. I wasn’t expecting that, just going off the photos of The Complete Collection. And hot on the heels of that was the impact of the beauty. It’s apparent a great deal of thought went into the concept of this Collector’s Set, and the work paid off. The overall packaging is beautifully conceived, with illustrations provided by Robert Ball, best known for his work on the well-loved Beautiful Death series for Game of Thrones. The collection is uniquely housed in a wooden shadow box, filled with Great House sigils, settings and the Iron Throne itself. A Hand of the King pin seals it closed as needed for a rich touch. The shadow box lends the feel of a story unfolding, rather than being just another pretty disc holder. This really is a collectible.

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