I thought I would do an odds and ends post to share some of the lesser publicized Thrones related material in the last few days. Enjoy
Over the weekend George R.R. Martin was in Chicago for WorldCon and did a 70-minute Q&A sessions with Maureen Ryan and Peter Sagal. Topics discussed range from the casting of Mance Rayder, Martin's script for his Season 3 Episode, why D&D have eliminated most of the prophecy from the series so far, the differences between the book characters and the series characters, and much more. A very insightful podcast!
You can Read Mo Ryan's article about the interview here. You can listen to or download a podcast of the Q&A here or from iTunes.
The Hugo Awards were held during WorldCon this year and Game of Thrones won Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form). It was up against Captain America, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows Part 2, Hugo (oh the irony!), and Source Code.
Here is Martin's acceptance speech where he, along side Ron Donachie (Ser Rodrik Cassel), accepted the award on behalf of HBO.
Two small casting notes from the last few days....
Michael Shelford has been cast as "Lord Torturer" according to his agency. It is likely a fairly small role , possibly one of the Bloody Mummers. I assume this means he will play a man torturing a lord and not a lord who tortures people, but who knows! XD
Also, Lisa Walsh has been cast as one of Craster's wives according to her agency.
Lastly, you know Game of thrones has hit maximum pop culture saturation level when sportscasters are making A Song of Ice and Fire references in their broadcast. XD
Watch the video below to hear it.