This is actually VERY cool! This elaborate sculpture titles “Hand of the King” is made completely out of balloons!
This impressive piece is the work of Phileas Flash’s Balloons who had this to say about the sculpture:
“Have you ever seen the Iron Throne? The barbs along the back, the ribbons of twisted steel, the jagged ends of swords and knives all tangled up and melted? It is not a comfortable seat ser. Aerys cut himself so often men took to calling him King Scab, and Maegor the Cruel was murdered in that chair. By that chair, to hear some tell it. It is not a seat where a man can rest as ease.” Stannis Baratheon (A song of Fire and Ice by George RR Martin)
I had a vision a few weeks ago to make the Iron throne from Game of Thrones out of balloons. The most iconic image of that chair is of Ned Stark (the Hand of the King, played by #SeanBean), so here is my tribute to that amazing image.
The balloon itself can be viewed at Prairie Gardens (https://www.facebook.com/PrairieGardensAdventureFarm?fref=ts) for the remainder of the weekend.
Please share this image if you like it, the balloon took 16 hours and a lot of sweat to make. I love the George R R Martin books, so wanted to do them justice.
Now that Friday’s schedule for the San Diego Comic-Con has been posted, we now know when the Game of Thrones panel will be held:
Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO’sGame of Thrones concluded its 10-episode third season in June and will begin filming its fourth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Featured cast include: (in alphabetical order): John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Jaime Lannister, Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister,Michelle Fairley as Catelyn Stark, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Rose Leslie as Ygritte, and Richard Madden as Robb Stark. The panel will be moderated by Elvis Mitchell.Friday July 19, 2013 2:50pm – 3:45pm
As themarysue.com reports, artist Adam Spizak has created a trio of startling Game of Thrones character images. Here are two of them (Daenerys and Tyrion):
Wow, how awesome! Looking at these helps soften the blow of Season 3 being over, at least a little bit. Still sucks we have to wait until April 2014, though.
Seer Interactive has teamed up with Connect Your Home to bring you this informative infographic detailing the events that won Robert Baratheon the Iron Throne! Once you’ve digested the all the details of Robert’s Rebellion, enter Connect Your Home’s Game of Thrones giveaway to win a copy of Season 2 on Blu-ray! For details on how to enter, click here!
In our Premiere Episode, Tony builds Jaime Lannister’s sword from “Game of Thrones.” This blade will be crafted from scratch, with a hilt forged from molten bronze, and then taken outside for an epic battle against a windshield.
Now’s your chance to take the Night’s Watch Oath! Head on over to MyWatchBegins.com where you can record your oath. See below for some helpful step by step instructions on how this process works, courtesy of The Mary Sue.
If you’re game, head to MyWatchBegins.com. There you can listen to the oath and add your voice to the mix. Here’s how it works:
Recorder Application: Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) leads visitors through a reciting of the Night’s Watch Oath. Visitors will be asked to don headphones for the best audio experience, and once ready, they will click the “Take My Oath” button again. A countdown will appear on-screen, after which Snow will speak the Night’s Watch Oath to lead visitors through it. The oath’s words will also appear on screen and will be highlighted as they’re spoken by Snow, much like a Karaoke prompter.
Playback: Once completed, visitors can listen to the recording they just made. They can then approve or re-record their audio, after which they can see a new version of the “Night’s Watch Oath” video and hear their own voice mixed on top of the cumulative audio from all the others who have “Taken the Black.
Alternate Audio Mixes: Now visitors can search between audio mixes featuring just their own voice (“Just Me”), the chorus of voices (“Everyone Else”) or a combination of both (“Me and Everyone Else”). Once they select their mix of choice, they will click the “Use This Mix” button and be welcomed as a member of the Night’s Watch. They can also search for other voices.
Sharing: After choosing a mix, visitors will be given a direct URL and social media links (Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr) should they want to share their reading of the oath. If they choose to login to Facebook, they will be able to see which of their friends have “Taken The Black” and choose to hear a new version of the audio using only their friends’ voices.
Featured Voices: Visitors will also be able to hear separate voices from other members of the cast, celebrities and big players in established fan communities.
You have from now until February 18th to participate. On the 19th, HBO will premiere the full chorus of fans reciting the oath in celebration of the Season 2 DVD/blu-ray release. And you might want to keep track of the Game of Thrones Facebook and Twitter accounts, looks like they may be playing the whole recording live in New York City.