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George R. R. Martin congratulates HUGO awards finalists and bemoans death of John Prine

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George R. R. Martin congratulates HUGO awards finalists and bemoans death of John Prine

George R. R. Martin has been keeping busy for the past few weeks. Ever since the Coronavirus outbreak began people around the world have been in self-quarantine. Martin too has been in one but he has been more productive than ever. In his own words, he has been writing daily and looking to finish The Winds of Winter soon. Now he has some new updates for his fans. Read on to find out more!

In the latest post on his Not a Blog, Martin has bemoaned the death of American folk singer-songwriter John Prine.

Martin wrote:

“Just heard on the news that John Prine has died from the coronavirus.”

He went on to add about what a miserable year it has been.

“What a miserable day.  What a miserable month.  What a miserable year.” 

Martin also warned fans about the Coronavirus and didn’t want to take it lightly.

“Take care of yourselves, friends.  This virus is no joke.”

George R. R. Martin congratulates HUGO awards finalists and bemoans death of John Prine

On a more positive note, Martin congratulated the finalists of Hugo Awards finalists. The Hugo Award is widely considered as the premier award in science fiction.

Martin wrote:

“Congratulations to all the finalists… and condolences to all those who did not make the ballot.   Take some consolation in the knowledge that much fine work gets overlooked every year.”

Martin also believes that Hugo Awards is a great accolade as it is chosen by the fans. He wrote:

“The Hugo Awards remain the greatest accolade that our field has to offer. One of the reasons is that it is an award chosen by the members of worldcon, the World Science Fiction Convention, the granddaddy of them all. By fans, in other words. By YOU, if you like.”

Martin also said that he was going to host the awards this year but due to the virus outbreak it is going to be held virtually.

“I am still the Toastmaster, as it happens, but I guess that now I am going to be a Virtual Toastmaster.”

It is nice to see Martin in high spirits. In these dark times, we need to take in as much positivity as we can.

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George R. R. Martin loved the House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

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George R. R. Martin talks about House of The Dragon Teaser Trailer

House of The Dragon’s first teaser trailer is finally here! The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. It was watched by over 10 million viewers in less than three days of its launch! And George R. R. Martin has something to say about the teaser trailer.

Martin wrote on his blog Not a Blog:

Yes, I know, most of you have already seen this. (What can I say? I am busy. Juggling so many balls, so many projects, posting stuff on my Not A Blog is not my highest priority, so things may always be a little bit behind here).

For the handful who have been off the internet the past few days, however… HBO has released the first official teaser/trailer for HOUSE OF THE DRAGON. Here ’tis.

Enjoy.

(And yes, I love it too. Ryan and Miguel and their team are kicking ass and taking names).”

Looking at the current speed of production, we can hope Martin’s earlier prediction about the prequel’s release will come to fruition. What do you think about House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!







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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

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A young Alicent Hightower takes over the Iron Throne in Leicester Square

The filming for Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is progressing really smoothly, besides minor delays everything’s looking good for HBO’s high priority project. HBO recently dropped the first official teaser trailer for House of The Dragon, and fans are going crazy about it. That being said, we know that filming for the prequel show will be starting in Spain the next week, and the cast and crew members are gathering up at the Castle of La Calahorra.

The actors are taking a small break from their busy schedule before the shoot resumes, and it seems Emily Carey, who will be playing a young Alicent Hightower in the show is having fun with a replica of the Iron Throne.

Carey recently posted a picture on her official Twitter account. She seems to be enjoying a quiet day at Leicester Square, and her preferred choice of furniture is the Iron Throne replica. She wrote in the caption, “Found this chair in Leicester Square (wearing green was coincidental).” #HOTD #HouseofTheDragon #AlicentHightower

Do you think the future Queen of Westeros was foreshadowing a scene from House of The Dragon? Wearing green was coincidental? Maybe, maybe not. Only time will tell.

Are you excited about the Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.

Also, if you live in any of the places where House of the Dragon is currently filming or will be filming in the future, and would like to share photos of the sets/cast or any tips, drop us a mail at connect [at] wikiofthrones [dot] com or use our Contact Us form.







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Fans react to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

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Fans react to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer

The teaser trailer to Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is finally here! As we reported earlier, the teaser trailer was supposed to drop within the next two weeks, and hence the prediction checks out. The full trailer might be here right before Christmas, but for the moment let’s enjoy the epicness of the teaser trailer launched by HBO Max earlier today.

The teaser was released by HBO at the end of the HBO Max European launch event and it features a voiceover by Matt Smith who plays the role of Prince Daemon Targaryen. It broke the internet as soon as it was released, and fans are going crazy over the accuracy and detail shown in the teaser. Here are some of the tweets that reflect how they felt after watching the teaser trailer:

The effect of Ramin Djawadi’s amazing score was quite visible:

Some fans seemed really excited about the Game of Thrones prequel:

One sharp-eyed fan noticed a blade similar to Arya’s Valyrian steel dagger from Game of Thrones:

While some praised the accuracy of the Iron Throne to George R. R. Martin’s original concept:

What was your reaction after watching the teaser trailer? Talk to us in the comments below!

You can also join our newly created Telegram group to talk about the show/books and interact with other fans.







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