And Now Our Watch Is Ended

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We founded Watchers on the Wall nine years ago with a clear goal: to enjoy our favorite TV show together with our fellow fans, writing about Game of Thrones for the sheer love of it. We wanted to create the recaps and analysis and post the kind of news that we would want to read, on our own terms, without interference from corporate ownership. We wanted the freedom to enjoy fandom as wanted, and we found it on the Wall.

At the time it was a difficult decision to leave behind our previous internet home, but it’s one we’ve never regretted. To be able to write about Game of Thrones solely as fans meant there was no pressure to churn out content to make money- no quotas or finger-wagging. It also meant that once GoT was over in 2019, it was entirely up to us what we were going to do. We chose to keep Watchers on the Wall open but the future was uncertain.

Now, a few years onward, we have reached the conclusion that it’s time for Watchers on the Wall to close.

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Game of Thrones Tower of Joy actor Eddie Eyre returns for House of the Dragon—and more casting news!

We've seen Eddie Eyre as Ser Gerold Hightower—Who will he be in House of the Dragon?
We’ve seen Eddie Eyre as Ser Gerold Hightower; who will he be in House of the Dragon?

Tomorrow will be the last day of House of the Dragon season two filming in Spain, but do not fret: there are still news coming from Cáceres! Spoilery details have surfaced from the funeral procession scene, and several new cast members have been sighted in the city, including one we know from Game of Thrones!

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Huge dragon spoilers at House of the Dragon Season 2’s Spanish shoot!

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As production for House of the Dragon season two gets underway in Spain, cast members have started to arrive: Fabien Frankel (Ser Criston Cole) and newcomer Freddie Fox (Ser Gwayne Hightower) have been seen repeatedly in Cáceres. According to Spanish fansite Los Siete Reinos, Phia Saban (Queen Helaena Targaryen) was seen as well, although there’s no photographic evidence yet, just as there isn’t for Olivia Cooke (Queen Mother Alicent Hightower) or Emma D’Arcy (Queen Rhaenyra Targaryen). They were the first actors rumored to be involved in the Spanish shoot, and there have been some dubious faraway photos that could be them, but there’s been nothing conclusive yet. That’s not the real news today, however. That comes from yesterday’s filming in Trujillo, which confirmed our SPOILERIFIC suspicions about what they were exactly planning to film on the streets of this town and in Cáceres. Read below at your own risk!

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House of the Dragon Season 2 shocking deaths aftermath to be filmed in Spain

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House of the Dragon returns to Spain with a bang. First we’ll share some of the spoiler-free set preparations and filming schedule, and we’ll finish with the big news for those who have read Fire and Blood or don’t care about spoilers, as the HBO production is preparing to film what appear to be the fallout to two of the most shocking events we’re probably going to see in season two.

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Look Into the Flames: Swords and Shards

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By Red Aly

Every mystery embedded in A Song of Ice and Fire offers rich ground for theories to germinate as we wait for the conclusion of the series. The best theories are community-building pursuits as they inspire animated discussion among fans and maintain interest between books and between seasons. There is only one rule here: Keep it fun! Be warned: This series may contain major book spoilers and is intended for people who have read all of the A Song of Ice and Fire books released so far, as well as Fire and Blood. Based on F&B, this article contains probable spoilers for future episodes/seasons of House of the Dragon.

In A Song of Ice and Fire, the fabled Valyrian steel swords are impossible to overlook. George R.R. Martin devotes pages to building up their backstory and all the key characters’ arcs are influenced in some way by them to the extent that they could be considered characters themselves. Yet they are mysterious.  Their value is inseparable from the fact that no one knows how to make them anymore and so new ones cannot be made. They are priceless family heirlooms, their stories embedded in the stories of  the preeminent families of Westeros. Furthermore, it seems that not only is Valyrian steel very rare and valuable, but it is necessary in the coming fight against the threat from the North; while ordinary  steel shatters when it is used against White Walkers, Valyrian steel does not. This is therefore a crucial tension in the series.

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Isaac Hempstead Wright Joins the Con of Thrones 2023 Guest Line-up!

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We hope you’ve got your tickets ordered because the con is coming- and so is the king! For the very first time, Game of Thrones star Isaac Hempstead Wright (Bran Stark) will appear at Con of Thrones, the premier unofficial convention for the Game of Thrones/Ice & Fire universe. Hempstead Wright will appear on panels and programming at Con of Thrones on Friday, August 25th, and Saturday, August 26th. He’ll also participate in autograph and photograph experiences with fans at the convention.

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