08:02 AM EDT 03/19/2015
Game of Thrones
Originally posted 01/30/2015 12:05PM
"Nothing is more hateful than failing to protect the one you love."
It's a line from the new season of Game of Thrones, but it could have easily been uttered by one of the HBO drama's very protective producers.
Fans who attended Thursday night's special IMAX presentation of the hit series were treated to what was supposed to be an exclusive trailer from the fifth season.
Originally posted 08/17/2014 04:05PM
Game of Thrones fans are a prolific and determined bunch. How prolific and determined? Well, at the recent Edinburgh International Literary Festival, the author of the epic fantasy saga, George R.R. Martin, says he's stopped reading online message boards for the show because, to his chagrin, he discovered a few fans have already accurately predicted how the series will end.
Originally posted 07/20/2014 11:45AM
While Queen Elizabeth II didn't ascend to the Iron Throne when she visited the Game of Thrones set in Belfast, Ireland, that doesn't mean Her Majesty is immune to the charms of the HBO hit: Apparently her Guard can bust out a mean rendition of the show's catchy theme.
Originally posted 06/08/2014 10:15PM
Originally posted 06/05/2014 07:45AM
"A day will come when you think you are safe and happy, and then you will see this picture of Peter Dinklage in high school."
Originally posted 05/30/2014 04:05PM
Thanks to the popularity of Game of Thrones, more people are naming their babies after Daenerys Targaryen than ever before. In 2013, more than twice as many parents chose to name their baby girls "Khaleesi" than chose its soundalike "Kelis," according to data from the Social Security Administration.
Which got us thinking: In ten years or so, parents are going to have a very hard time determining whether their children's new friends are named after a dragon queen from a fantasy series or a female rapper who was once married to Nas. So, future parents, here's a refresher on Kelis vs. Khaleesi. (And yes, we know "Khaleesi" is only a title. We'll have no complaining from book readers on this point.)
Originally posted 04/06/2014 10:05PM
Game of Thrones is back! With some serious vengeance.
Season four of HBO's mega-hit fantasy series premiered Sunday night, allowing fans to catch up with its many beloved and despised characters – well, at least the ones who aren't dead yet.
Here's what we know now about the goings-on in Westeros and beyond:
Originally posted 04/04/2014 06:30PM
When Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season Sunday night, fans will get to enjoy the latest adventures in the reign of King Joffrey Baratheon, a blond tyrant who rules Westeros with an ironfisted combination of petulance and sadism. To celebrate Joffrey's impending nuptials, we've given him a wedding gift: a list of the horrible TV children just as bad as himself. Maybe they can have a playdate – just leave the crossbows at home.
Originally posted 03/24/2014 03:30PM
His character Hodor on HBO's Game of Thrones is a gentle giant who lives and serves in the shadows. But after revealing that he's gay, actor Kristian Nairn has been catapulted into the spotlight.
"It's been everywhere, PEOPLE, CNN, all the way down to the little local paper in Belfast," the Irish actor, 38, told PEOPLE on March 18 at the Season 4 premiere of Game of Thrones at New York's Lincoln Theater. "I don't want to be a figurehead or anything, but if I can help one person, I'll be happy."
What he seems to be helping with most is combating stereotypes.
Originally posted 02/14/2014 12:00PM
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