HBO is celebrating a decade of Game of Thrones as the Iron anniversary. And a show that is dubbed the greatest TV show of the century deserves a celebration that huge. There will be month-long events and specials for Game of Thrones fans at HBO and HBO Max. The streaming giant wants to win back the audience it lost post-Game of Thrones era. Their future plans include taking a deeper dive into the Martinverse. House of The Dragon is the first step in that direction.
Fans are already hyped about the prequel series. (Of course, they would be, the title itself has dragons in it!) However, one of the key aspects of any fantastical story involving kingdoms and magic are the legendary swords. Showrunner Ryan Condal, in his podcast, The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of, promised there will be more of them in the highly awaited prequel.
Ryan said, “I love swords, and particularly with this show, there are a couple of swords that are very famous to this period in history, that I really wanted to have a hand in. And I’m kind of proud to say that I was able to bring in a very specific designer who kind of does this stuff professionally, does museum recreations of existing historical swords, and is going to do a couple of the most important swords for us on the show, and that process has been so cool and fun. He’s underway and doing designs and is actually now making them.”
Which swords do you think he is talking about? Tell us in the comments below!
The month of April is a period of celebrations for Game of Thrones Fans. HBO is commemorating a decade of the show with the Iron Anniversary celebration. The streaming giant has scheduled various events and specials related to Game of Thrones all through the month. Various famous brands like Funko and Fabergé have joined in to make the event even more special. The celebrations don’t stop there, as two of the show’s artists share a birthday today. Veteran actors Aidan Gillen and Rory McCann turned 53 and 52 today, respectively. HBO wished them with a commemorative picture on account of the Iron anniversary.
Aidan was born on 24 April 1968 in Drumcondra, Dublin, Ireland as Aidan Murphy. He has appeared on various famous shows and movies like Blade Runner, Peaky Blinders, Queer as Folk and so on. He famously played the role of Lord Petyr Baelish on Game of Thrones. Petyr Baelish was one of the most cunning and pivotal characters on the show. However, his wits couldn’t save him from his grisly death.
Rory was born on 24 April 1969 in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland. He has played important roles under famous banners such as the XXX franchise. McCann is set to make an appearance in the Sherlock Holmes spinoff The Irregulars. Rory played the role of the warrior Ser Sandor ‘The Hound’ Clegane. He is one of the most lovable characters in the entire franchise, who is a force to reckon with.
Send your best wishes to the highly talented actors in the comments below!
Video games and TV shows/movies have often worked hand-in-hand to help promote each other. They also provide the ultimate user experience, where players can live through their favourite films or series. A Game of Thrones: The Board Game has successfully incorporated the elements of the fantasy show into a video game. The game has now launched its mobile version. Check it out here!
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game from Fantasy Flight Games was adapted for PC and Mac last year. Asmodee Digital and Dire Wolf Digital were responsible for the adaptation of the popular game. They stated then that they had plans to add DLC based on the expansions of the board game. As well as bringing the game to mobile platforms. Earlier this month they succeeded at doing both, bringing the A Dance of Dragons expansion to the game. They also ported it to iOS and Android.
Asmodee Digital has sent a press release with a lot more details, including the pricing for the mobile editions and a sense of the chief features of the DLC. The description says :
“Deep Strategies, Cunning Tactics and Familiar Characters Collide in the Digital Editions of the Popular Board Game with the New A Dance With Dragons DLC, Available Now!”
A Game of Thrones: The Board Game – Digital Edition is available now on the App Store for $9.99/10,99€ and Google Play for $8.99/8,99€. A Dance with Dragons DLC is also available now as a separate download for $3.99/4,49€ on the App Store, $3.49/2,99€ on Google Play and $4.99/4,99€ on Steam for Mac and PC.
Recently, a video of George R. R. Martin’s game Elden Ring was leaked. Play the game and let us know how you feel about it in the comments below!
A person’s character can be deduced by the kind of books he reads. Books have been a great source of knowledge and entertainment since ancient times. Even with the advent of the digital era, they’ve not lost their importance. Next month, Weldon Owen will publish The Curious Reader: A Literary Miscellany of Novels & Novelists. A work of Mental Floss editor Erin McCarthy, the book is full of surprising and interesting facts about the world’s most beloved novels and novelists. Of course, Game of Thrones’ source novel A Song of Ice and Fire had to be on the book’s list.
The official synopsis reads:
“The Curious Reader will delight bookworms everywhere. This illustrated literary compendium from Mental Floss reveals fascinating facts about the world’s most famous authors and their literary works. Readers will learn about George Orwell’s near-death experience during the writing of 1984; meet the real man who may have inspired Pride and Prejudice’s Mr Darcy; discover which famous author kept her husband’s heart after he passed away; and learn about the influence of psychedelics on Dune.
In addition to tons of brand-new essays, The Curious Reader also contains the most-loved book-related articles from 20 years of Mental Floss, including Cat-Loving Writers, Famous Authors’ Unfinished Manuscripts, Literary Characters Based on Real People, and Books You Didn’t Know Were Self-Published.”
Check out a few of the pages on the section about George R. R. Martin and his novel from The Curious Reader right below:
The Curious Reader: A Literary Miscellany of Novels & Novelists comes out on May 25. Would you like to get a copy of the book? Tell us in the comments below!
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