George R.R. Martin
King’s Landing From Game of Thrones Built in Minecraft’s Potentially the Best Thing Ever
Look, we know the Minecraft craze has mostly faded, but there's always something interesting being built within the confines of the sandbox game of all sandbox games. People like making things, especially if those things are scaled down versions of places represented in fiction and pop culture. We've even covered such things before, so believe us when we say that this version of King's Landing from Game of Thrones is perhaps the best thing ever built in Minecraft. No foolin'.Read on...
Listen to the Stark Kids Beatbox the Game of Thrones Theme Song [Video]
The opening theme for Game of Thrones is epic and all, but -- and there's no denying the truth, people -- it just doesn't resonate with the easily bored kids of today. While the music no doubt gets our blood pumping for that winning combination of swords and sorcery, it does absolutely nothing to pique that sense of vicarious adventure in the youth element. Placing ourselves in the shallow and misinformed mind of a network executive at HBO, how would we go about getting them excited about Game of Thrones? Simple: Get those crazy kids from House Stark -- Sansa, Arya, and Bran -- to give that totally square theme tune some overdue urban flair through the power of beatboxing, that's how! All we have to say is, score one for HBO's marketing department!Read on...
Rejoice! Game of Thrones Coming to HBO
Get excited: HBO has greenlit A Game of Thrones, ordering a ten-episode series based on the first novel in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire saga.
Waaay back when, in early 2007, HBO got fantasy geeks excited by buying the rights to A Song of Ice and Fire, but that excitement slowly dissipated when proceedings went pretty slowly (the Wikipedia article on the TV series provides a good timeline; thankfully, we haven't heard "The Sopranos in Middle-earth" anywhere around the new series yet); now, they've been sparked back to life, with the series set to debut next spring.Read on...