Video: George R.R. Martin Takes the Night’s Watch Oath

Another extra from the Game of Thrones season 2 dvd, which comes out February 19th.

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If George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling met for lunch

Here’s a pretty funny image which imagines a lunch meeting between George R.R. Martin and J.K. Rowling.  Given the subject matter Martin’s been known to explore in his books it’s not surprising he might be a little confused here!

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Who Would Win a Game of Thrones/ LOTR Throwdown? George R.R. Martin Picks The Victors!

If you’ve ever wondered what would happen if you favorite characters from George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones battled it out with some of of J. R. R. Tolkien’s, wonder no more!  Martin has actually taken the time to think these battles through and picked some winners.

It’s an age-old question for fantasy fans—if some of J.R.R. Tolkien’s most badass characters went toe to toe with their counterparts in Game of Thrones, who would win? Luckily for us, George R.R. Martin has been kind enough to break down the matchups.

In a great interview with MTV, the A Song of Ice and Fire author tackles Aragorn vs. Jaime Lannister, Smaug vs. Balerion, Saruman vs. Mellisandre and a few others.

It’s insanely awesome to imagine these mashups, and having Martin expound like they could actually happen is pure geek gold. In typical Martin fashion, he actually puts a lot of thought into his picks. So if anyone ever gives Vegas odds on fantasy grudge matches, he’d be my go-to guy.

You can check out the video by clicking here. Do you agree with his picks? Let us know in the comments section below!

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Redesigned Sigils of the Houses of Westeros

Check out how Nike designer, Darren Crescenzi, redesigned the family crests of the Houses of Westeros.  These 42 crests have been compiled on a single poster which is available for purchase. This begs the question, will George R.R. Martin approve?

Darren Crescenzi, a Portland-based Brand Designer for Nike and a Game of Thrones devotee, has essentially “re-branded” the house sigils from George R.R. Martin’s five-tome epic. (By “house sigil” I mean coat-of-arms, a family crest; click here to see an earlier post on the subject.)

As reported by Fast Co., Crescenzi re-interpreted what were of course only written descriptions of each sigil mentioned sporadically throughout the books, and found himself engaged in a massive graphic design exercise:

“That endless pursuit of visual consistency [required at Nike] was one of the driving forces behind the look and feel of the poster. I never thought of the project as a series of logos; The approach was much more that of creating an icon set.”

For complete story and more images click here.

Source: Core77

Game of Thrones Panel at Comic-Con 2012

After spending far too long waiting for somebody to upload all the goods, we’ve finally got a decent set of videos from the Game of Thrones panel at Comic-Con!

Thanks to magicthenumbers for sharing these!

 

Game Of Thrones Picked Up for Third Season

Access Hollywood revealed that HBO greenlit the series for a third season, much to the delight of all GoT fans.

“Series creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss raised our expectations for the second season – and then surpassed them,” HBO President of Programming Michael Lombardo said in a release. “We are thrilled by all the viewer and media support we’ve received for the series, and can’t wait to see what Dan and David have in store for next season.”

It was also confirmed by George R.R. Martin himself that he will be pen the 7th episode of Season 3!

On Tuesday afternoon, Martin noted on his “Not A Blog” that Season 3 would be based on “the first half or thereabouts” of his book, “A Storm of Swords.” He also noted he would be writing the seventh episode of Season 3, tentatively titled “Autumn Storms.”

Obviously the success of the show comes down to staying true to the source material and giving the producers enough leeway (and money) to produce the show how it’s envisioned in the books, from the costumes to the design to the locations.  This is a truly epic series, and hopefully HBO can allow it to continue for more seasons in the years to come.

For the full article, go to Access Hollywood.