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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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Emilia Clarke shows her support to Domestic violence survivors

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Game of Thrones had plenty of social messages hidden in plain sight. Though it may not be too obvious, it was a representation of our own society. According to recent research, the fantasy show is very similar to real-world human interactions. That’s the reason why the show was such a big hit, people could relate to the characters. The series was a big platform to showcase the Domestic Abuse women face behind closed doors. Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen), has come forward in support of them.

Emilia posted a picture on her Instagram with a heart symbol drawn on her hand. She captioned, “This is something I care deeply about, and a problem that is everywhere, but behind closed doors.

For far too many home isn’t a safe place for those living with domestic abuse. I want to reach out and connect to anyone reading this who may feel scared in their own homes during this time.

At home should not mean at risk – we support you. #YouAreNotAlone.

If you or anyone you know is at risk of, or experiencing domestic abuse, you can leave your home to seek refuge. The police will respond to your calls and support services remain available.

Call 999 if you are in immediate danger. If you can’t speak and are calling from a mobile, listen to the operator and, when prompted, dial 55 to be connected to the police who will help.

If you suspect a neighbour or someone you know is currently experiencing domestic abuse please do call 999 and let them take the situation forward.”

It’s time to raise our voices against the issue. Tell us how we can curb the violence in the comments below!







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Sophie Turner shows off hubby Joe Jonas’ early Christmas present

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Even though the year 2020 has ruined so many holidays for us, we can’t let go of the festive mood. Christmas is around the corner, and it’s time for cakes, cookies and presents! Festivals are one of the few occasions that strengthen the bonds of a family. It seems like singer Joe Jonas is already a step ahead, gifting his wife Sophie Turner an early Christmas present. The Game of Thrones star was really happy about it and proudly showed it off on Instagram.

Sophie Turner shows off hubby Joe Jonas' early Christmas present

Joe gifted her a T-shirt covered in throwback photos of singer and actress Miley Cyrus. The top is emblazoned with the words ‘Hannah Montana’. It features photos of Cyrus both in character as the Disney icon Hannah, who she played between 2006 and 2011, and as herself after she had shed her Disney image.

“Thanks to the Hubbs of the year for my early Christmas gift,” Turner wrote alongside a photo of herself posing in her new item of clothing.

They welcomed their baby daughter Willa in July this year. Sophie has got a tattoo tribute to her daughter. She has the letter W inked on her wrist below the J she already had for her husband.

Send your best wishes to Sophie and her cute little family in the comments below! Merry Christmas to all of you!







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Iain Glenn’s The Racer drops Exclusive Clips and Poster for the cycling drama

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Iain Glenn’s The Racer drops Exclusive Clips and Poster for the cycling drama

Game of Thrones ended more than a year ago. The fans of the fantasy series miss the show dearly. The cast of the show has moved on to newer projects. Kit Harington (Jon Snow) is busy shooting for Modern Love (And preparing for fatherhood as well). Iain Glenn (Ser Jorah Mormont) has completed the shooting of his upcoming movie The Racer.

Directed by Kieron J Walsh, the movie circles around a series of scandals that took place at the 1998 Tour de France. The film was the opening film for the Cork International Film Festival. Though fictional, The Racer shows the dangerous lengths teams will go to for a competitive edge. Iain Glen plays the team’s Mr Fixit with the syringes and vials, Sonny McElhone.

Vertigo Releasing will be releasing The Racer in UK cinemas and on streaming platforms from 18 December. The Racer was due to premiere at SXSW back in March before it was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Empire.com has shared an exclusive clip from the movie along with a poster. Below are some snaps from the clip. Let’s check them out!

Are you excited about exploring the dark world of competitive cycling? Talk to us in the comments below!







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