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Game of Thrones Almost Gave Stannis a Much More Remorseful Death Scene

Big shocker: turns out Stannis Baratheon felt really bad about slaughtering a bunch of his family members on Game of Thrones and was certain he would go to hell for it, as shown in some recently excised dialogue from his season five death scene. Good, because sacrificing a child to a fire god is a pretty awful thing. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Is Getting a Tabletop Miniatures Game… of Thrones

A new tabletop miniatures game is coming, starring your favourite Game of Thrones badasses, just in time for winter. CMON Limited has announced its plans for A Song of Ice and Fire: Tabletop Miniatures Game, a new miniatures wargame that lets fans of the books and show fight to the death in their quest to control the Seven Kingdoms. Read More >>

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It’s Official: Game of Thrones’ Eighth Series Will Be Just Six Episodes Long

We’ve known for awhile that the upcoming seventh series of Game of Thrones will be a shorter run of episodes than usual—as will its follow-up, the (presumably) final series of the series. But now, after some umming and ahhing from HBO, we finally know that series eight will be six episodes long. Read More >>

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After Atrocious Live Stream, HBO Finally Confirms Game of Thrones Returns July 16th

We’ve known for a long while that the seemingly penultimate season of Game of Thrones wouldn’t be coming in the show’s usual spring slot on HBO—but today, the company finally confirmed just when we’ll be going back to Westeros: July 16th. But bloody hell, did we have to go through a mess to know it. Read More >>

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The Azure Window From Game of Thrones Has Been Swallowed by the Sea

Malta’s famous natural arch, the Azure Window, has long been a hot spot for cliff jumping tourists and a location for fantasy films like Clash of the Titans and Game of Thrones. But filmmakers will have to use CGI now if they want to shoot a scene there because the arch is completely gone now. Read More >>

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The Game of Thrones Season 7 Teaser Poster Tells Us Nothing But It Still Rules

Normally around this time, we’d be getting ready for another season of Game of Thrones. However, as you well know, the seventh season is a bit delayed. No matter. Anticipation (or marketing, rather) has finally begun with a very simple teaser poster at South by Southwest Read More >>

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Why Do Giant People Die So Young?

Britain’s tallest man, Neil Fingleton, died Sunday at age 36. The seven-foot-seven actor played basketball in the United States before taking on roles from Game of Thrones’ Mag the Mighty to Doctor Who, Age of Ultron, X-Men: First Class, and Jupiter Ascending, as we reported earlier this week. Read More >>

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NASA is Sending a Game of Thrones-Inspired Robot Into Space

Who would have guessed a little slice of Westeros would make its way to the final frontier? On Saturday, February 18th, a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will carry NASA’s “three-eyed” Raven technology module to its destination just outside the International Space Station (ISS). Once there, Raven will use its sensors to collect information about incoming and outgoing spacecrafts so that ultimately, NASA can develop navigation technology for autonomous rendezvous in space—something that’s a lot easier said than done. Read More >>

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At Least George R.R. Martin Will Publish One A Song of Ice and Fire Story This Year

While not even George R.R. Martin himself is too sure about his prediction of a 2017 release for the long-awaited Winds of Winter, we now know at least one tale from the world of Westeros will see print this year: as part of an upcoming fantasy anthology book. Read More >>

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George R.R. Martin Thinks Winds of Winter Will Be Out This Year: 2017 Edition

Friends, a new year is upon is, and that means new opportunities—opportunities like a fresh chance to hear beloved author George R.R. Martin tell us that he thinks the latest book in the A Song of Ice and Fire saga will be out this calendar year. Maybe. Possibly. Perhaps. Who knows? Read More >>

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Christmas is Coming: The Best Gifts for Game of Thrones Fanatics

As Maester Aemon said, the Starks are always right eventually. Winter is pretty much here, and you know what that means: Christmas is coming. Christmas with its food, and shopping, and family arguments. Just like an episode of game of Thrones, but with less murder and more commercialism. Read More >>

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Game of Thrones Gives a History Lesson on the Ancient War That May Still Lead to Westeros’ Destruction

Westeros is a world with a long, rich history, which the Game of ThronesDVD and Blu-ray sets have done a great job in explaining with their Histories and Lore extras. io9 has exclusively revealed the first one from the upcoming season six set: “The Children of the Forest vs. the First Men,” narrated by the Three-Eyed Raven himself. Read More >>

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A Certain Character Is Finally Returning to Game of Thrones Next Season

It’s been rumoured for a while, but we’ve finally got confirmation that a certain character, long absent character who has not appeared on Game of Thrones in many years, will be re-appearing in season seven. Read More >>

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A Very Major Reunion Might Be Taking Place on Game of Thrones Next Season

Game of Thrones is all about tearing apart the characters you love and stamping on what remains of your heart, right? Well, the show’s penultimate season may actually try to repair those remains with a long-awaited reunion. Read More >>

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Syrian Tourism Industry Uses Game of Thrones to Sell Itself

A promotional video designed to get everyone flocking to the troubled country of Syria for their late winter sun has a particularly odd choice for its backing music -- an acoustic version of the Game of Thrones theme tune. Read More >>