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George R. R. Martin to host the Hugo Awards virtually, finalists announced



George R. R. Martin to host the Hugo Awards, finalists announced

It is that time of the year again. The Hugo Awards are upon us and it is going to be fascinating to see who wins the awards this year. The annually held awards honor the finest achievements in science fiction and fantasy storytelling for the year. Read on to find out more about the finalists and the host!

The finalists of Hugo Awards were announced recently and it consists of some of the most powerful works of art over the past year. Some of those include the likes of HBO’s Watchmen, Disney’s The Mandalorian and Avengers: Endgame in different categories. Other prominent mentions are Doctor Who and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. The entire list of nominations can be found on the official website.

There is also going to honor some of the best novels and novellas. And when we talk about novels and some fine writeups how can George R.R. Martin be ignored? Martin is going to host the awards albeit virtually this year but it has still got us really excited. In fact, the great man himself is super excited about the awards and even decided to dedicate a whole blog to the awards.

George R.R. Martin to host the Hugo Awards, finalists announced

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.”

He also announced that he was going to host the awards this year.

“I am the Toastmaster for CoNZealand, the host at the awards ceremony, so originally I was going to get to be the guy handing out the rockets come Hugo night, a once-in-a-lifetime honor that I was looking forward to immensely.  I am still the Toastmaster, as it happens, but I guess that now I am going to be a Virtual Toastmaster.”

The Coronavirus outbreak has forced the awards to be held virtually but we can trust Martin to still make it a memorable affair.

What are your views on the finalists? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!

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Mikkeller releases three new Game of Thrones inspired beers



Mikkeller releases three new Game of Thrones inspired beers

Game of Thrones is one of the biggest television franchises of all time, and adding its name to a product automatically increases its value. Earlier, in April, Mikkeller launched a new beer dedicated to HBO’s epic fantasy in honour of its 10-year anniversary. They are back with three new beers, all dedicated to several iconic characters/places from the TV show, and they look really awesome.

Though there’s no special occasion this time, we can guess Mikkeller is trying to ride the hype train that was launched recently due to House of The Dragon’s teaser trailer. According to MSN, we can expect the following three additions to the company’s lineup:

Night King Double IPA: A fruity beer with 8-percent ABV, this one serves as a tribute to Game of Thrones’ biggest villain — well, until Arya stabbed him and Cersei became the final boss. The Night King features prominently on the IPA’s can, and it’s an ideal look with winter coming.

Ghost Visions Lager: Dedicated to the goodest boy in Westeros, Ghost Visions Lager is a light lager with 4.5-percent ABV. If you’re not sold on the name alone, the can features Jon holding puppy Ghost.

Castle Black Stout: Aged in bourbon barrels and boasting a whopping 11.3-percent ABV, the Castle Black Stout calls back to the Night’s Watch and has a bottle design highlighting the Watchers on the Wall.

All three of them are available from October 15 in various stores across the US, UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and South Korea. What do you think of these recent releases? Tell us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon adds four new characters




Game of Thrones prequel House of The Dragon is moving fast with its production, and we can expect a spring release in 2022. Most of the main characters have been cast, and HBO has officially declared who’s playing who in the much-awaited prequel. With set pictures leaking quite often on the internet, the fans are getting a glimpse of more cast members in action. Recently, four new characters were added to the acting roster, according to the latest rumours.

As reported by the Redanian Intelligence, the following members are the latest addition to House of The Dragon:

Rosa Escoda as a young Mysaria – Mysaria, whose older version is played by Sonoya Mizuno, is one of several characters portrayed by two actors to accommodate the decade-spanning events of the series. She is a lowlife dancer who quickly rises in ranks after becoming Daemon Targaryen’s love interest.

Edward Rowe as Ser Howland Sharp – A knight of House Sharp from the Iron Islands.

Bijan Daneshmand as The Priest – There’s not much information yet, but we’re hoping for him to be a red priest, so we can have a look at the backstory of the Lord of the light.

Nina Barker-Francis as Jayne – No additional information about her character as well, hopefully, we’ll get more news in future.

What do you think of the latest castings for House of The Dragon? Talk to us in the comments below!

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Game of Thrones stars Kit Harington, Emilia Clarke and Peter Dinklage sign up for ACE Comic Con



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Winter is coming, and so are the stars of Game of Thrones! If you’ve ever wanted to own a piece of Game of Thrones memorabilia autographed, this is your chance to get one. ACE Comic Con has added Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, and Peter Dinklage to their autograph campaign lineup.

ACE, or ACE Universe as it is officially called, is more than just a convention to end the season, it’s a convention for the fans. It’s a small intimate conversation with the stars (albeit for $200.) It’s about feeling like you are a V.I.P., part of the conversation, in with the in-crowd.

Fans can sign up for their autographs starting on Monday, October 4 at 1 P.M. EST. They may send in their chosen items to get a regular autograph. There are also options for personalized autographs, an autograph from the characters, or a quote up to six words for an additional fee.

There are stars from other blockbuster franchises that are offering autographs through ACE’s send-in service, such as Don Cheadle and Sebastian Stan.

Fans may go to ACE’s website here to purchase from one of their official partners.

Also, in 2022, the first official Game of Thrones convention would be coming to Las Vegas. Are you excited about the upcoming events? Talk to us in the comments below!

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