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References and Homages in A Song of Ice and Fire

Most fans have been able to spot the similarities between George RR Martin’s character Samwell Tarly and JRR Tolkien’s Samwise Gamgee. Martin was a huge fan of Lord of the Rings since the books were first published in the USA, so it’s no surprise he left a few homages to Lord of the Rings and some of his other… » 5/01/15 3:20pm 5/01/15 3:20pm

Read A Delightful New Excerpt from George R.R. Martin's Winds Of Winter

Although we may not be getting Winds of Winter this year, George R. R. Martin has made up for it a little bit with a huge new excerpt: An entire chapter revolving around one of our favorite characters, being fantastic in the Vale of Arryn. Of course, Spoilers for A Dance With Dragons onwards... » 4/02/15 2:42pm 4/02/15 2:42pm

A Guide of the Historical Events in Westeros Before A Game of Thrones

So on the front page of io9 there's an article by Rob Bricken that talks about all the fan theories that you absolutely need to know about Game of Thrones. If you're only watching the show, I don't think you absolutely need to know them, because it's obvious they're steering the series in a different direction.… » 3/27/15 5:00am 3/27/15 5:00am

Game of Thrones Season 5 Plot Probabilities

Season 5 of Game of Thrones will certainly toss some plots from the books they’re adaptations of. This article attempts to guess at what happens in Season 5. Please comment with your thoughts and opinions on the probabilities. Spoiler warning: This article assumes you are caught up with the five published A Song of… » 3/17/15 10:04am 3/17/15 10:04am

Why Game Of Thrones TV Fans Should Be Happy The Books Have Run Out

Greetings, my beloved stamp-scavengers! Today I bring you a Hot Take on the lack of The Winds of Winter, why Bruce Wayne isn't worried about an heir, and how Star Wars would be different if Luke Skywalker had been a narc for the Empire. It's marginally more fun than being stung by a giant, irradiated scorpion! » 2/04/15 9:00am 2/04/15 9:00am

Jon Snow's Head May Have Confirmed A Terrible Game Of Thrones Spoiler

Um, I can't even report this news without it being a spoiler for those who know certain things about the Game of Thrones TV show, the A Song of Ice and Fire book series, or even just one pertinent behind-the-scenes fact. Do not read unless you want news that could destroy one of GoT's most popular fan theories. » 1/07/15 7:40am 1/07/15 7:40am

George R.R. Martin Is Writing A Game Of Thrones Children's Book

Parents, you might want to find a good child therapist and put him or her on your speed-dial. George R.R. Martin is putting his fantasy skills and love of inflicting trauma on readers to use on a children's book titled The Ice Dragon, a tale set in Westeros, and illustrated by the amazing Luis Royo. » 8/01/14 11:45am 8/01/14 11:45am

Everything You Need To Know About Game Of Thrones' Biggest Fan Theory

Jon Snow knows nothing, but you can learn everything about the potential secrets of everybody's favorite Stark bastard by watching this fantastic video, which happens to be the best explanation of the "R+L=J" fan theory I've ever seen. Probable spoilers ahead (especially if you're only watching the show)! » 7/16/14 7:00pm 7/16/14 7:00pm

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

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… » 3/24/13 9:00am 3/24/13 9:00am

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

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