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  1. We Will Burn You First: Game of Thrones Book Spoilers Are Coming to TV, Admits Producer

    Shhhhhhhhhh!

    Allow me to express my feelings about this in the immortal words of No Doubt: Don't speak, I know just what you're saying, so please stop explaining. Don't tell me cause it hurts. Don't speak, I know what you're thinking, I don't need your reasons. Don't tell me cause it hurts.

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  2. George R. R. Martin Says Game Of Thrones Is Gonna Kill Characters Who Didn’t Die In the Books

    Dammit.

    Welp.

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  3. Amanda Peet Trash Talks Game of Thrones While Husband David Benioff Trolls Fans for IMAX

    I had forgotten Amanda Peet was married to one of the co-creators of HBO's Game of Thrones but as she reminded us on Conan, she also gave a personal story about when he first told her the idea. And she thought it was awful.

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  4. Game of Thrones Showrunner Finally Discloses Bran’s Involvement in Season 5

    Stop Hodoring!

    Boy, I sure hope Bran isn't your favorite character, because the lead-up to season 5 must be an emotional roller coaster for you. Is he in this season? Is he not in this season? Where the hell is Coldhands! Relax, sweet summer child—David Benioff has answers (and spoilers) for you. Except about Coldhands. Who knows where that dude is.

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  5. Game of Thrones To Return For Season 5 With All Male Writers, Directors

    All men must thrive in male-dominated fields.

    The complete list of directors and writers for Game of Thrones Season 5 was announced yesterday, and in a sadly unsurprising twist, no women will be involved in arguably the most important aspects of crafting the series. Maybe that's why white walkers only want baby boys--they're trying to give the ladies a fighting chance.

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  6. Game of Thrones Season 5 Will Include Dorne And Quite Possibly A Recast Myrcella

    The once and future Princess.

    With Season 4 of HBO's Game of Thrones wrapped up it's time. Time to start talking about Season 5.

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  7. Game of Thrones Showrunners Say Next Week’s Episode Is “The Best Finale We’ve Ever Done,” And More Roundup Bits

    It is known

    Olé! In today's Game of Thrones roundup: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss get our hopes up about the finale. Poor, poor Kit Harington. What George R.R. Martin wishes were different about the show. Pedro Pascal snags a new TV gig. And Oberyn Martell, feminist. Behind the cut you'll find spoilers for all aired episodes of Game of Thrones, but none for the finale or beyond.

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  8. Game of Thrones Producers Benioff and Weiss Don’t Listen To Your Internet Jibba Jabba

    It is known

    HBO's Game of Thrones has been getting a lot of press online lately, for good or bad (or just bad bad). Executive producers David Benioff and Dan Weiss aren't really hearing it though. They've got more important things to do, like run a hit show with ever-growing ratings. 

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  9. Someone Finally Asked Lena Headey About That Controversial Game Of Thrones Scene

    What It Says On the Tin

    Lena Headey is a powerful actress. Whether she's playing a time-traveling momma, or Ma-Ma, you can't help but be captivated by her when she's on screen. Headey, of course, also stars as Cersei Lannister on HBO's Game of Thrones and was one of the actors involved in a scene making some major waves with fans. We'd already heard what the director, executive producer, George R.R. Martin, and actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau had to say on it but Headey has finally been asked for her opinion on the subject.

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  10. A Frank Discussion of Game of Thrones‘s Rape Scene And Its Epidemic of Sexual Violence

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    Since last Sunday, the Internet has been abuzz with talk of Game of Thrones' controversial rape scene. We touched on it in our recap and shared with you the responses of the scene's director, co-writer, and one of its actors, plus A Song of Ice and Fire scribe George R.R. Martin. But we hadn't written a post specifically on our personal thoughts on scene, because...well, because we have a lot of them. There's much to unpack about rape culture, storytelling tropes, and the responsibility of fiction. So Jill Pantozzi and Rebecca Pahle, along with Geekosystem's Victoria McNally, sat down to hash it all out. Below you'll find our uncensored discussion on the scene and why, specifically, it made us boil with seething, all-encompassing rage.

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  11. HBO Has Renewed Game Of Thrones For Seasons 5 and 6 Thanks To Huge Premiere Ratings

    Winter Is Coming

    Oh just renew it for infinity already, HBO. Geez.

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  12. Game Of Thrones Movie News, Oberyn’s Woes, And Roose Bolton’s Legacy

    Winter Is Coming

    All anyone can talk about this week is Game of Thrones (and we're totally ok with that). Season 4 is set to premiere on April 6, premieres are happening, and the media machine rolls on. Read ahead for some of the latest news including the possibility of a movie, two actors' challenges, and the showrunners getting comfortable for another two seasons. 

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  13. Game Of Thrones’ Red Wedding Director Discusses The Horrific Scene & The CW Flash Spin-Off

    Warning: May Contain Feelings

    Turns out, creating the Red Wedding scene from Game of Thrones Season 3 was almost as tough as watching it. Director David Nutter recently spoke about the process involved and touched upon his work on The CW's Arrow spin-off featuring The Flash.

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  14. 10 Books You Should Read If You’re Interested in The Age of Ice

    Because why limit yourself to one book if you could buy eleven?

    As those insurance commercials keep telling me, more is better. So if you're excited for The Age of Ice, why not be excited for ten other new books, too? Other than The Brothers Karamazov and Doctor Zhivago, of course. With that in mind, we've compiled a list of books those intrigued by Sidorova's work will likely enjoy.

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  15. Luther, Rome Actress To Join Game Of Thrones Season 4

    It is known

    Game of Thrones recently announced yet another new casting: Indira Varma (veteran of Luther, where she played the titular character's ex-wife, Torchwood, and Rome) will be joining the Dornishmen as they begin to make their way onto the screen in the coming season. So who is she playing? Check it out under the cut, and beware vague Game of Thrones spoilers!

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  16. George R.R. Martin Adresses Race in the Game of Thrones Universe

    You know nothing Jon Snow

    When casting for Game of Thrones' Red Viper was announced, I wondered if anyone who'd read George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire would take issue with the actor's race. Apparently a few did, so Martin took to his LiveJournal to explain a few things from his point of view. 

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  17. Game of Thrones Casts The Red Viper For Season 4

    Winter Is Coming

    We previously reported on three new George R.R. Martin characters set to make their debut in Game of Thrones Season 4. HBO has just anounced the casting of one of them - Prince Oberyn Nymeros Martell, a.k.a. The Red Viper. 

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  18. Game of Thrones Star, Showrunners Talk [REDACTED]‘s Shocking Death, TV Violence, And the Eventual End of the Show

    Winter Is Coming

    Yesterday Maisie Williams took to Vine to react to the brutal ending 0f last Sunday's Game of Thrones, and now Richard Madden (Robb Stark) has chimed in as well. Plus showrunners Dan Weiss and David Benioff talk TV violence and how the show is "nearly halfway" over (noooooo). Unmarked spoilers are behind the cut, so don't click if you don't know what went down.

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  19. Game Of Thrones Producer Gives A Rough End Date For The HBO Series

    Winter Is Coming

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! 

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  20. The Hugo Nominees You Can Read on the Internet, Right Now, For Free

    Vital Information for Your Everyday Life

    It's a fact: every time the Hugos or the Eisners or the Harvey awards get announced, you sweep your eyes down a list of books, stories, comics, and movies that you totally meant to read this year, everybody said they were so good, but you never really get around to it. Or, you say to yourself, awesome, I have a new reading list! And then you never actually follow through. Worry not. Here are all of the nominees for the 2013 Hugo Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy, with, wherever possible, links to excerpts and in some cases the full work available online, right now, for free. Get your read on!

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