George R.R. Martin LiveStream Event

CS 67 26th October 2010Hopefully you were able to watch George R.R. Martin’s livestream event yesterday – but if you weren’t able to make it, don’t worry we have the recording for you.  The whole event lasted about 90 minutes, and if you’r a fan of George and the Song of Ice and Fire series you’ll love it.  Also the last little bit of the event was a Q&A – Oddly enough I thought the questions George passed on were more informational than the actual questions he gave an answer for. g.

Below are just a few pieces of information I found interesting from the event.

  • In the book The World of Ice and Fire, the narrative comes from two maesters.  The first is maester Yandel, who represents the parts of the book written by Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson.  The second is archmaester Gyldayn, who is the voice for George R.R. Martin.
  • George R.R. Martin wrote 300,00 words (in addition to the 70,000 words written by Elio and Linda) for The World of Ice and Fire.  Only a part of the 300,00 words made in into the actual book – the rest will be published in Fire and Blood, which has also been joked around as the GRRMarillion.
  • I previously wrote an article on this next piece.  George announced (although it didn’t feel like an official announcement) that A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms would be released later this fall.  For more information on the book check out this post.
  • George also mentioned the inspirations for a few pieces of the Song of Ice and Fire universe.  Such as the Roman Republic being his inspiration for the Valyrian stronghold.  And Tiberius Caesar (more specifically, George Baker’s representation of Tiberius in I, Claudius) being his inspiration for Stannis Baratheon.   Also George’s trip to Hadrian’s Wall gave him the idea for The Wall.

These are just a few pieces of information gained from the livestream event.  So if this sounds interesting check out the full livestreaem event below!

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Hodor?

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In season 4 we left off with Bran, Hodor, and Meera reaching their destination and meeting two new characters the Three-Eyed Crow and Leaf.  Now it looks like their adventure may come to a rest, in a recent interview between Kristian Nairn and Monique Schafter, Kristian said something that has shocked us all:

Monique Schafter: Fans around the world are hungry for the next series of Game of Thrones, but they’ll have to be patient.

Kristian Nairn: We’re not actually in Season Five, by the way. We have a season off. We have a year’s hiatus.

Monique Schafter: Really?

Kristian Nairn: Solely because, I imagine, our story line is up to the end of the books. … So I get a year off now to do Rave of Thrones and gallivant all over the world.

Now Krisitan was vague when he said “we’re not actually in season five,” is he talking about all of Hodor’s companions.  If so this would be quite a strange path to take in season 5.  But I’ll talk about more about this below the break in the spoiler section.

In recent interview with Isaac Hempstead-Wright, the actor who plays Bran, he has not directly stated that his story line would be left out. But rather almost dodges the question, in terms of directly answering in relation to Bran and company.  This is what Isaac said in his interview with Collider:

Question: Isaac, are you excited for what is coming up on Game of Thrones?

Isaac Hempstead-Wright:  Yeah.  There’s certainly some more action stuff, rather than sitting down in various forests, all over Westeros.

Question: When do you start shooting the new season?

Isaac Hempstead-Wright:  They’re actually filming, at the moment.

Now for the spoiler section.  If you haven’t read through A Dance with Dragons stop reading here.

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The Winds of Winter Prologue?

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During the Game of Thrones Comic Con panel George R.R. Martin let slip a little piece of information about The Winds of Winter.  Now what that little piece of information is has to do with a character that will be making an appearance in the prologue of The Winds of Winter.  Now as you may have guessed this topic is pretty spoilery.  So for that reason the details will be below the break!

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