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SF & Fantasy

HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Featured in Talk at Metropolitan Museum of Art


HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Featured in Talk at Metropolitan Museum of Art

Do you like medieval weapons and armor, frickin’ katanas, art, and HBO’s Game of Thrones? Want to learn more about all of the preceding and maybe see some rarely-seen artifacts from the show and history? Then you’ll want to attend “Dressed to Kill: Arms and Armor from Medieval Knights to Game of Thrones“, a panel [...]

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SF & Fantasy

Impress Them With Your Horse-Tongue: Learn Game of Thrones’ Dothraki with the help of Living Language!


Get the in-depth scoop from the creator of Living Language Dothraki here.

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SF & Fantasy

Throwback Thursday: George R. R. Martin


George R.R. Martin
George R. R. Martin
Lunacon 1974

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Claim ‘The World of Ice and Fire’ For Your Own


Claim ‘The World of Ice and Fire’ For Your Own

George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire is widely considered one of the finest works of epic fantasy of the modern era, if not the finest. The labyrinthine plots, scheming characters, and deeply realized setting have helped make the saga a crossover hit in a way that few fantasy stories do, and it [...]

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Meet the Draugr: The Real ‘White Walker’ of Norse Myth


After my chat with historian Dan Jones about the Wars of the Roses, a medieval conflict cited by George R.R. Martin as an influence on his A Song of Ice and Fire, I started thinking about other things that might have inspired Martin’s epic fantasy. That’s when I remembered the draugr, an undead horror that [...]

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Chatting with Dan Jones About the Wars of the Roses: History’s Real ‘Game of Thrones’


Forget whatever stodgy, hide-bound stereotype that might come to mind when you encounter the word “historian”: Medieval historian and author Dan Jones isn’t anything like that.
He’s the kind of guy that you wish you could have been one of your teachers: His passion for history is contagious. It’s not enough for Jones that you learn [...]

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NYCC 2014: How A Game of Thrones Changed Fantasy… Or Did It?


Authors discuss how the mega-bestselling A Song of Ice and Fire series has influence fantasy writing in the past twenty years.

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Wine Is Coming: New ‘Wines Of Westeros’ Coming To Goblets Near You


If there’s one constant in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, it’s that royalty and small folks alike love their food and wine. Now, provided you are of age, you too can sample the finest vintage Westeros has to offer, courtesy of Australian company Common Ventures. Personally, I would pass on sampling [...]

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Marvel Comics Unveils Another Fan Letter From A Young George R.R. Martin


Those of you who have had the pleasure of meeting A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin known that he’s an incredibly down-to-Earth guy, especially for a writer regularly described as “America’s Tolkien”. He hasn’t forgotten his roots, and those roots are buried deep in fan culture, as a 1961 fan letter [...]

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Graphic Novels & Manga

Dunk & Egg News: A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin


martin-hedgeknightA Knight of the Seven Kingdoms by George R. R. Martin is coming soon.

What is it? It is a collection of the first three Dunk & Egg tales. If you are a fan of A Game of Thrones, you need to know about this!

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