This gory, goofy animation captures what it's like to read Game of…

George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire is filled with rich familial histories, but sometimes it can be difficult to keep track of all those minor characters, especially when they keep dying on you. This video (NSFW for cartoon sex) pays mocking tribute to those doomed characters and all the details we learn about … » 3/24/13 9:00am 3/24/13 9:00am

Beautiful black-and-white illustrations put a gothic spin on Game of…

Hogan McLaughlin is an artist and fashion designer with a particular passion for A Song of Ice and Fire—especially the ambitious clothes horse Margaery Tyrell. His Game of Thrones illustrations are often stark and deceptively simple, rendering each character in profile. But there's a special attention paid to each… » 3/09/13 8:00am 3/09/13 8:00am

A Gallery of Great (and Not TV-Inspired) Game of Thrones Art

If you picked up your copy of Game of Thrones season 2 on Blu-ray or DVD yesterday, you've likely checked out some of the set's many extras. One thing you won't find on there is this gallery of awesome fan art, created by artists who have ignored the TV series to bring their own vision of A Song of Ice and Fire to… » 2/20/13 8:05am 2/20/13 8:05am

All the Game of Thrones Fan Theories You Absolutely Need to Know

If there's two things fans of the A Song of Ice and Fire book series can agree on, it's that 1) author George R.R. Martin is weaving an incredibly dense tale where far more happens (and has happened) than what's just on the page, and 2) that no character is safe from GRRM's murderous pen. In regards to the former,… » 1/25/13 11:29am 1/25/13 11:29am

Is Game of Thrones' gratuitous sex worse than the gratuitous violence?

One of the biggest things people noticed about Sunday's episode of Game of Thrones was something that wasn't there: nudity and explicit sex. The show totally failed to meet whatever quota you might imagine it would have for naked skin and heaving bosominess. » 5/02/12 11:37am 5/02/12 11:37am

5 Scientific Explanations for Game of Thrones' Messed-Up Seasons

We real-world Earthlings take for granted that the seasons will change on schedule. Our planet's clockwork-like seasonality allows us to predict the passage of time with complete precision, and we can always be sure that spring is right around the corner. The same cannot be said, however, for the unlucky inhabitants of … » 4/30/12 3:46pm 4/30/12 3:46pm

Game of Thrones Week 5: What wins wars: magic, money or manpower?

We barely saw any magic at all in Game of Thrones season one, until the final moments. But now, that's all starting to change. Magic is suddenly bursting out all over, playing a huge role in deciding the course of the war in Westeros. But magic carries a heavy cost with it — and even the power to defy the physical laws … » 4/30/12 2:29pm 4/30/12 2:29pm

Game of Thrones Week 2: Who Watches the Watchers?

The opening scene of last night's Game of Thrones sets the tone. Arya Stark is in the woods, peeing by a stream. Nervously, lest she betray her big secret. The camera creeps up right behind her, like the viewpoint of someone spying on her. Until at last, the voyeuristic lens gets right up to Arya, and she turns to look … » 4/09/12 8:00am 4/09/12 8:00am

Sugary Game of Thrones dioramas sing a song of Peeps and Fire

It's Easter weekend, the time of year when people celebrate bunnies and chicks with plastic grass, colored sugar, and unnaturally shaped marshmallows. (Sorry, Passover-celebrating peeps; Peeps aren't kosher.) Food site epicurious has decided to pay tribute to the Peep in its own way, by illustrating scenes from the… » 4/07/12 8:00am 4/07/12 8:00am