I Miss Game of Thrones. But Why?

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By Marc N. Kleinhenz

A Song of Ice and Fire, the long-running and still-incomplete saga of books that, of course, HBO’s Game of Thrones was based upon, has been part of my life since 2006, when I tore through the novels to help pass the time on my considerable commute while living in Japan. I’ve since written about both the literary and television series for at least six different websites, edited and published a small berth of ebooks on the subject, obsessively listened to the soundtracks while working, and – my personal favorite – prepared countless Feast of Ice and Fire meals with friends (and, even, befriended that cookbook’s author in the process).

All of which, I suppose, helps to explain the realization that has been slowly dawning on me: I miss Game of Thrones – terribly.

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George R.R. Martin updates us on House of the Dragon & Winds of Winter; Game of Thrones costume-makers battle COVID-19

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Many people seek entertainment such as Game of Thrones to escape reality, especially in times such as these, but sometimes reality hits right back at our diversions. Still, though I can’t claim today’s news are unrelated to the Coronavirus, I assure you I don’t bring grim tidings either. In fact, George R.R. Martin has promising news about the progress of the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel TV series, House of the Dragon, as the man himself keeps working on The Winds of Winter; and some of the show’s own costumers have found a way to battle the pandemic in their own inventive way.

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Announcing the winner of the Game of Thrones Fun.com 2020 Giveaway!

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Filling up the long hours at home lately can be a challenge but it’s better when you have some new games to keep you and your friends and family entertained. Thanks to the good people at Fun.com, we can help you out in that department!

This week, we offered up an awesome prize pack to one luck reader featuring a duo of Thrones-themed entertainment. The package includes: A Game of Thrones Catan: Brotherhood of the Watch Board Game, and The Red Keep Game of Thrones 3D Puzzle. Our readers have entered across Twitter, Facebook and our site, and it’s finally time to choose a winner!

We’re thrilled to announce the winner of the Fun.com Game Package is…

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Game of Thrones Fun.com 2020 Giveaway!

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Hello, Watchers! We’re all spending a lot more time indoor these days, so what better time to throw a giveaway for the chance to win Game of Thrones games and puzzles? Thanks to the good people at Fun.com, we have the opportunity to offer one of our readers a prize pack this week that will keep you entertained for sure.

We’re accepting entries in the Fun.com giveaway for the next seven days! Enter to win in comments- and get the full details on these amazing prizes below the cut!

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George R.R. Martin reacts to Westworld GoT cameo backlash: “It was just a bit of fun”

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As we reported on this past Monday, the above-pictured key Game of Thrones players—showrunners Benioff and Weiss, and starring dragon Drogon— made an amusing little cameo in Westworld’s latest episode. Then this corner of the internet kind of exploded with reactions ranging from the intended laughter to befuddlement or even anger.

Thankfully, A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is here to bring some much-needed perspective to this whole thing…

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Westworld creator explains Benioff, Weiss and [redacted]’s cameo in episode 2

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Those of us who are fans of both Game of Thrones and Westworld got an extra-meta treat in  Westworld’s latest episode last night. Though it was no secret that Game of Thrones‘ showrunners, David Benioff and D.B Weiss would appear briefly in season 3 of Westworld, their cameo turned out to have a lot more bite than fans were expecting *laughs punnily*

**Mild spoilers for episode 2 of season 3 of Westworld**

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The Wildefell Wolves Join the Con of Thrones Special Guest Lineup!


We may be dreaming of spring,  but today, it’s a time for wolves. We’re thrilled to announce to fans everywhere that the Tennessee-based Wildefell Wolves are returning for a second year to Con of Thrones.

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, will take place July 17-19, 2020, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Wildefell Wolves will bring four of their highly trained wolfdog ambassadors to the con and, joining for the first time, their trained crow, Pan. The animals will participate in photograph experiences with attendees throughout the weekend. Photograph experiences are on sale now.

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George R.R. Martin is ‘spending lots of time’ in Westeros; Tormund Giantsbane confronts COVID-19


Martin is, apparently, riding out the coronavirus in Westeros…interesting!

I suppose you can find a silver lining in everything, and in the case of COVID-19 shutting down large swaths of the world, it’s that A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin is apparently spending a lot of time in Westeros — good news for those of us waiting for The Winds of Winter, perhaps?

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