It may be the off-season for Game of Thrones, but information continues to trickle out to the fandom. As we previously reported, major construction activity has been spotted at Moneyglass, the site where Winterfell exterior and courtyard scenes are filmed, and today an eagle-eyed fan has captured photos and a video of even more work getting underway at the location in Northern Ireland.
With Season 7 of Game of Thrones behind us and the long wait for Season 8 ahead, we have more than enough time to take a few trips down memory lane with Game of Threads. This is particularly exciting because I now get to discuss my absolute favorite GoT character and resident Westerosi trendsetter, Margaery Tyrell.
Ever the shrewd politician, Margaery Tyrell carved a career out of allowing people to think that she was defined by things like her husband’s power, her family’s wishes, and even the clothing she wore. Every sartorial choice had a specific motive and changed to accommodate a specific audience. This of course allowed her character to go through major fashion changes virtually every season, but it wasn’t so much an “evolution” as it was a carefully calculated strategy.
For denizens of the internet, I think we’ve done a pretty good job of focusing on the positives in these Glass Candle Dialogues so far. But today we’re talking about Dorne. So, yeah. We will judge its merits, or lack thereof, but we will also give Game of Thrones some credit and discuss these characters on their terms, as people living in Westeros.
Vogue Paris spoke to Emilia Clarke, mainly about representing Dolce & Gabanna alongside her Game of Thrones co-star Kit Harington, but also about her dragon-riding workout routine, her method for being comfortable in front of the camera, and what wearing the Daenerys wig for so long has meant for her personally.
Watchers on the Wall was lucky enough to get our hands on a pair of the new Dorbz Game of Thrones figures created by Funko, so naturally we threw a giveaway this past week! Hundreds of you threw your hats in the ring and entered the Funko Dorbz Giveaway for a chance to win the new Jon Snow and Arya Stark vinyl collectibles but only one person can win. After much anticipation, the time has finally come to reveal the winner!
The Game Revealed was a new feature for season six that HBO released on Youtube after each new episode aired. For season seven, we thought they had decided to forgo this rather wonderful documentary-style series, but after the entire season aired it was announced the series would return weekly on HBO’s online services. These last six weeks, we have brought you the clips HBO made available, and today we bring you the last two, as the series closes with an inside look at “The Dragon and the Wolf.”
Filming is about to begin for the eighth and final season! As we witness the starring cast convene in Belfast for the read-through and rehearsals, we keep hearing about the extreme levels of security the Game of Thrones production is willing to go to in order to avoid leaks. So, in a related fun story, we get into just how far the company in charge of security may go; including the use of birds of prey to take down snooping drones!
The read-through for the eighth season of Game of Thrones begins today in Belfast — the cast will act out three episodes today, and the other half of the season tomorrow, after which there will be a week of rehearsals and then, finally, filming will begin. Despite this, the actors haven’t been able to prepare, due to this final season’s tightened security measures, according to Davos Seaworth himself, Liam Cunningham.
A prevalent reading of Game Of Thrones is that it is defined by misery and the triumphs of unsavory characters. Audiences expect that any decent character is likely to meet a grisly and unforgiving end while those who espouse the more negative aspects of humanity are not just likely to survive, but triumph. The expectation is arguably cemented when Eddard Stark (Sean Bean) loses his head, and is further entrenched when the Red Wedding bloodily unfolds in the damp and dark halls of the Twins.
For a great, albeit unexpected way to kick off your weekend, take a look at this fan video, “And If Game of Thrones Were an Anime?”