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Game of Thrones prequel might start filming in Belfast in October

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White Walkers spotted filming at Magheramorne Quarry set

Most of the filming for Game of Thrones season 8 has already been wrapped up and the team is now going into its post-production. The final season of this epic fantasy series, which began in 2011, will be aired in 2019 with its final six episodes and will finally end for good.

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But, the World of Ice and Fire is vast, has a long history, and numerous backstories, which deserves a television adaptation. It hasn’t been long since it was announced that five distinct prequel series to the current events were under development. One of those, being developed by Jane Goldman and George R. R. Martin was rumoured to go under production by HBO.

Game of Thrones prequel writer Jane Goldman says her prequel will be "recognizable as a past event"

Eventually, it was recently confirmed by the Belfast Telegraph that the filming for the Game of Thrones prequel series will begin in Belfast in October, 2018. According to them:

Staff at the Paint Hall studios in the city’s Titanic Quarter have been briefed that their next major project will be a series set 1,000 years before the events of the fantasy drama.”

Game of Thrones prequel might start filming in Belfast in October

With this news, we can accurately guess that the prequel series will be about the Long Night. This also means that the pilot for the series will be filmed sooner than previously expected and the series will definitely air by 2020, as per the longings of the HBO team.

The name for ‘the successor shows’, as George RR Martin likes to call them, hasn’t been announced yet,. As suggested by George, the series has a working title of ‘The Long Night’.

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George was a part of the production of Game of Thrones until 2014 and is expected to return for this prequel series too. However, it will be really interesting to see how well the series will compete with the original series of Game of Thrones, with David Benioff and D. B. Weiss going off-board.

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George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

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George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

George R. R. Martin is one of the most famous fantasy writers of present times. If not for him, we wouldn’t be having the amazing world of Game of Thrones, HBO’s fantasy epic based on his A Song of Ice and Fire novels. Though much of his fanbase has grown weary of him, for making them wait for the next book in the series ‘Winds of Winter’, he is still a coveted literary figure, and no one can deny his importance in the entertainment industry.

Martin turned 73 on Monday, September 20, 2021, and birthday wishes have been pouring in for the veteran writer. He shared a nice poem about getting old on his blog Not a Blog:

George R. R. Martin shares a poem with fans on his 73rd birthday

I grow old… I grow old…

I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.

Shall I part my hair behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?

I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.

I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.

I do not think that they will sing to me.

((with thanks to T.S. Eliot))”

It is true that Martin is getting old, and many fans are worried if he’ll ever get to finish his novels. However, it is also true that he has been promising fans he will deliver the much-awaited books, while he is still working on other projects. We can only hope he is true to his word. What do you think about it? Talk to us in the comments below!







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Have a look at Game of Cones – A shop dedicated to Game of Thrones and Ice cream lovers!

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Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

When you watch Game of Thrones, you always swear allegiance to a particular House or two, be it Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon, Stark, or Greyjoy. But when it comes to ice creams, it becomes a really tough choice. And one particular shop in Cornwall is not making it easy for Game of Thrones fans at all. A Game of Thrones ice cream shop, Game of Cones, located in Fowey, Cornwall, UK, is making your dreams come true, in the form of your favourite sweet and icy dessert.

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

The dessert shop in Cornwall sells your favourite ice creams and milkshakes with a Game of Thrones twist. Over 33 flavours are available on their menu for you to choose from, each sharing name with a character on HBO’s epic fantasy. There’s also a House of Dragons cabinet for people to sit and enjoy their delicacy. It sounds awfully similar to the name of HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones prequel!

Have a look at a Game of Cones for Ice cream lovers!

We know that Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is being filmed at various locations in Cornwall, as many pictures have been leaked online with the cast in costume. Game of Cones will surely make a huge profit if the prequel lifts off.

What do you think of the Game of Cones ice cream shop? Tell us in the comments below!







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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

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More amazing pictures revealed from the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar

Every year diehard Game of Thrones fans wait for the release of the yearly A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar that features some of the best artworks in the world. They depict the fantastical world of George R. R. Martin’s famous novel series. A few of the beautiful portraits were released early this year, two of them very recently. Penguin Random House released a calendar filled with images from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. The publication site has shared more images on its website, according to Los Siete Reinos.

The calendar for 2022 has illustrations from Spanish artist Arantza Sestayo. Earlier George R. R. Martin tweeted a pic from the calendar, announcing its release a few weeks ago. Two new pictures from the calendar were leaked recently. First up, there’s a lovely image of Sansa and Lady in the Winterfell godswood, before the direwolf is killed very early on in the story. Next, we have an image of Craster and his many wives and daughters who live with him beyond the Wall.

You can buy the 2022 A Song of Ice and Fire calendar here. Are you excited about the new yearly calendar? Talk to us in the comments below!







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