Interview Roundup: Who’s taking home which storyboards, D&D on extras, and the cast makes their choice for the Iron Throne

Directors and showrunners will agree that extras don’t often get a lot of money, attention or even thanks for what they do — but they’ll also be the first to admit that without the multitudes of never-credited background actors, a show like Game of Thrones that requires armies, battle scenes and city streets alike would never be […]

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Ommegang to release For the Throne, the latest Game of Thrones Beer

Rejoice, all ye Game of Thrones fans who also like beer. Brewery Ommegang and HBO Licensing & Retail are announcing their latest in a series of beers as part of their ongoing partnership. Back in December, JoeMagician regaled us with his tasting of King in the North. Prior to that, in September, our resident beer historian, Bex, shared with […]

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Game of Thrones makes a surprise appearance in Bud Light Super Bowl Commercial

If you, like me, were hoping for a Game of Thrones ad to air during the Superbowl … well, you got your wish. Sort of. Bud Light’s agency, Wieden+Kennedy, collaborated with HBO and Droga5 to create the 60-second spot, “Joust,” the latest installment in the medieval/fantasy “Dilly Dilly” series which takes a sudden (and violent) Westerosi turn … though no Super […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ pop-up bar comes to Chicago, and Kit Harington uses emojis to describe the end of the show

Things are starting to thaw a tiny bit, but with its frozen river and arctic temperatures, Chicago is still looking uncomfortably similar to Westeros during the fabled Long Night. Ironically, that’s perfect marketing for the Game of Thrones pop-up bar that opened yesterday in the city’s Replay Lincoln Park.

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