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Queen Elizabeth Visits Game of Thrones Set in Belfast | Queen Elizabeth

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Game of Thrones Welcomes Real Royalty as Queen Elizabeth Visits Belfast Set

Originally posted 06/24/2014 11:40AM

For Queen Elizabeth II, one throne is enough.

The United Kingdom's 88-year-old monarch toured the Belfast sets of the hit HBO series Game of Thrones and met many of its stars Tuesday beside the show's sword-covered seat of power, the Iron Throne.

Unlike many visitors to Belfast's Titanic Studios, the monarch declined to try out the throne created for the ruler of the mythical Seven Kingdoms. Instead, she received a miniature model as a gift.

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Queen Elizabeth Gears Up to Visit Game of Thrones Set | Game of Thrones, Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth Gears Up to Visit Game of Thrones Set

Originally posted 06/19/2014 03:10PM

Talk about a royal tour!

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UpdatePosted 06/18/2014 05:45PM

See Lena Headey and Jimmy Kimmel Insult Each Other Game of Thrones Style

Originally posted 06/18/2014 01:45PM

Playing Cersei Lannister on Game of Thrones, Lena Headey spends much of her time onscreen doing three things: drinking wine, insulting people and seducing her brother.

On Monday night, Headey went on Jimmy Kimmel Live to do the first two of those things.

Sipping wine out of large medieval goblets, the actress and the TV host competed in a battle of the barbs to see who could deliver the pithiest, most passive-aggressive insults.

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Game of Thrones Recap: How to Chain Your Dragons

Game of Thrones Recap: How to Chain Your Dragons

Originally posted 06/16/2014 08:00AM

They don't celebrate Father's Day in Westeros – though you could argue, given the focus on dynastic ties and lines of succession, that every day is Father's Day in the Seven Kingdoms – but Sunday night's fourth-season finale of Game of Thrones, fittingly titled "The Children," did the holiday justice anyway.

From the dungeons of the Red Keep to the wilderness beyond the Wall, all of Westeros was taking stock of their father figures. Some exchanged old mentors for new, while others finally realized how crappy their daddies really were. One thing's for sure – after the events of this episode, most of our characters are going to need a lot of therapy.

Major spoilers below! Proceed at your own risk!

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All About the GoT Shocker – Straight from the Finale's Director

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Game of Thrones Director Alex Graves Dishes on Season 4 Finale

Originally posted 06/15/2014 10:45PM

If you haven't watched Sunday's epic finale of Game of Thrones, stop reading now.

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Ranking Pop Culture's Best Dragons – from Toothless to Drogon | How To Train Your Dragon, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Game of Thrones

UpdatePosted 06/15/2014 04:15PM

From Toothless to Drogon: The Best Pop-Culture Dragons, Ranked

Originally posted 06/13/2014 04:45PM

Dangerous, otherworldly – dragons are majestic creatures. They're also – considering Game of Thrones and How to Train Your Dragon 2 – having something of "a Hollywood moment." Thus, following in the grand tradition of nuts and pies, we've taken this opportunity to rank them. Below, find the 24 most famous dragons in popular culture (worst to best, in our humble opinion).

We'd better get to it – we don't want to be "dragon" our feet!

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George R.R. Martin Will Kill Off a Facebook Employee in the Next Game of Thrones Book | Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin

UpdatePosted 06/10/2014 05:30PM

George R.R. Martin Will Kill Off a Facebook Employee in the Next Game of Thrones Book

Originally posted 06/10/2014 02:20PM

The master of literary misery, the killer of your favorite characters, George R.R. Martin has offered up his services as a hired hit man.

As part of a campaign to raise money for Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary and The Food Depot of Santa Fe, the Game of Thrones author has come up with an interesting incentive. The first two donors to give $20,000 were guaranteed to have a character, who meets a grisly death, named after them in an upcoming Song of Fire and Ice novel.

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Game of Thrones Recap: All in All You're Just Another Crow on the Wall

Game of Thrones Recap: All in All You're Just Another Crow on the Wall

Originally posted 06/09/2014 06:30AM

In a recent essay on the Marvel series of superhero films, Grantland's Mark Harris zeroes in on the frustrating way the billion-dollar blockbusters have borrowed the worst traits of their predecessors. "Comic books exist in a permanent state of implication," Harris writes. "Something really big is always about to happen, apocalypse is just around the corner, staggering ramifications are always impending, never quite here ... In the Marvel movies, anticipation is the orgasm."

I couldn't help thinking of Harris's words towards the end of "The Watchers on the Wall," and not just because of the Avengers-style tracking shot that formed the high-water mark of the wildling assault on Castle Black. Game of Thrones has spent two seasons hyping up Mance Rayder's attack on the Night's Watch, and as the episode's running time ran down and it became clear the battle would stretch into next Sunday's season finale, it was hard not to feel like a comic book fan flipping through the final pages of an issue, only to find that the real climax was going to come next week.

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Game of Thrones's Rose Leslie on Her 'Weird' Sex Scene

Rose Leslie: Filming My Game of Thrones Sex Scene with Kit Harington Was 'Weird'

Originally posted 06/08/2014 10:15PM

Game of Thrones fans have come to learn that only one thing is constant in the world of the seven kingdoms: Anyone could die at any moment.

WARNING: Spoilers Ahead

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