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George R.R. Martin

  1. A Church in Croatia May Keep Lena Headey From Baring Her Breasts on Game of Thrones

    All boobs must hide.

    Readers of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire know viewers of HBO's Game of Thrones can expect the series to really kick it into high gear in Season 5. But as it turns out, the network may have issue filming one scene thanks to church intervention. Read on for more, plus what an HBO exec had to say about the controversial sept scene from Season 4.

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  2. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Round-Up: The Old Spice Guy, GRRM, Lee Pace, Joss, Tom Hardy, & More!

    So much icy charity goodness!

    The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has already raised over $50 million for charity, and the donations and videos don't seem to be slowing down. Here are some more videos of your faves getting soaked - and don't forget to send your own contributions (with or without ice) here through the MDA.

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  3. Wuh-Oh: George R.R. Martin Says He’s Getting “A Lot More Flexibility for Killing People”

    Fictional people. Just to clarify.

    "The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that, and now it’s getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in, and the viewpoint characters are occasionally meeting up with each other now and being in the same point at the same time, which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people."

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  4. George R.R. Martin On Book Secrets You’ve Already Guessed & The Princess Who Inspired Brienne

    "You know nothing, Jon Sn—Oh. Oh, s***. You do know."

    At the Edinburgh International Book Festival, George R.R. Martin spoke about the inspirations for Brienne of Tarth (the word "Xena" was mentioned) and that awkward situation where you plant really subtle clues that fans untangle years before you meant them to. Whoops.

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  5. George R.R. Martin Talks Sci-Fi, Superfans, and Gay Sex at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

    You're making Ser Loras sad, GRRM.

    I think I can guess which part of the headline caught your attention. So let’s start with this question, asked of George R.R. Martin at the Edinburgh International Book Festival: Why is there no gay sex in A Song of Ice and Fire?

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  6. Things We Saw Today: Awesome Sign Language Hawkeye Shirt

    Shut up and take my money!

    Comics are slowly getting better about representation and the latest issue of Hawkeye is showing it. This new shirt by WeLoveFine merges sign language and comics as flawlessly as Matt Fraction and David Aja.

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  7. George R.R. Martin Discusses Racial Diversity in Game of Thrones With Fans

    I'm listening.

    One of the biggest criticisms lobbied at the hit HBO show Game of Thrones —you know, other than the fact that the show keeps downplaying and brutalizing its female characters—is that the world of Westeros is not a particularly well-integrated place. As the series becomes more and more popular, Martin has taken to addressing reader and viewer concerns about diversity in his work.

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  8. [UPDATE] Here is the Cover for George R.R. Martin’s Re-release of His Kids’ Book, The Ice Dragon

    Game of Thrones without all the killing!

    George R.R. Martin wrote a kids book based in Game of Thrones' Westeros. It looks just as exciting as the books, but without all the blood and gore. And don't worry, there aren't any book spoilers!

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  9. For Your Convenience: Five Of The Most Jealousy-Inducing SDCC Panels Now Available To Watch In Their Entirety

    No badge required!

    If you couldn't make it to Comic-Con this year, join the clone club. But just because you weren't physically in Hall H doesn't mean you can't be there in spirit, especially now that many full Comic-Con panels are available to watch on Youtube. Sure, experiencing Con this way still means you miss out on exclusive footage--but you also get to skip all the lines.

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  10. Game of Clones: George R.R. Martin Loves Orphan Black

    I think Alison Hendrix would do very well in Westeros.

    George RR Martin ran into Orphan Black actors Kristian Bruun and Dylan Bruce at an SDCC shindig last night, and told them how much he loves their show. I can't help but think of all the amazing Game of Thrones/OB fanfic that could come out of this. Joffrey clones, guys. It could happen.

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