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Game of Thrones UK Publisher: “The Winds of Winter release is almost certainly years away”

The UK Publisher of A Song of Ice and Fire tweeted this today quelling some rumours about the release of The Winds of Winter:

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I know its a pretty depressing prospect for the ASOIAF fandom. I personally was hoping for an early 2015 release but it looks like that isn’t going to happen.

Jane Johnson is the UK Publisher for authors such as George R.R Martin, Robert Hobb, Joe Abercrombie and many more.

15 Minute Featurette to air on Febuary 9th on HBO before “True Detective”

HBO sent a message to Winteriscoming.net concerning this:

Your readers may be interested to know that the 15-minute presentation GAME OF THRONES ICE AND FIRE: A FORESHADOWING will debut SUNDAY, FEB. 9 at 8:45 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on HBO, just before the debut of a new episode of “True Detective.” Offering a look back and a look forward to the fourth season of the hit HBO series, the show features clips from upcoming episodes, behind-the-scenes-footage, interviews with talent, and cast members’ answers to questions posed by fans.

This should be a nice treat. I wonder what they could be showing. I can never get enough of all the Behind-The-Scenes footage that they publish. Perhaps some new excerpts from Season 4 although we have gotten plenty of those already. Make sure to tune into HBO on Febuary 9th for 15 minutes of gold!

Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for “A World of Ice and Fire”

You can now pre-order on Amazon The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of Thrones written by George R.R. Martin, Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson which is due to be released October 28th 2014.

This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator.

Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers. It is a chronicle which stretches from the Dawn Age to the Age of Heroes; from the Coming of the First Men to the arrival of Aegon the Conqueror; from Aegon’s establishment of the Iron Throne to Robert’s Rebellion and the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen, which has set into motion the “present-day” struggles of the Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, and Targaryens. The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice and Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords.

Michael Huisman to return as a Season Regular

Michael Huisman recently cast as Daario Naharis, has signed to be returning as

Michael Huismana regular actor in the upcoming seasons  of A Game of Thrones. The entertainment blog, TV Line has been informed that the Game of thrones producers have signed him on for Season 5 and beyond. His acting role will be raised from an actor to a season regular

This is good news because, as his character has already been recast once, nailing him down for the next two or more seasons will help prevent recasts occurring later on in the shows life.

Michael Huisman has acted in many TV series before such as “Nashville” and “Treme”. He is also acting in an upcoming movie called “American Dream”

New interview with Jack Gleeson

Jack Gleeson came to University College Dublin, and settled for a rare 30 minute Question and Answer session. He talks about thinking if he is going to continue acting after his time in Game of Thrones is over. He also mentions that he hasn’t met Mark Gatiss, so most likely, we won’t see Tycho Nestoris coming to Kings Landing.

Here is a recording of the interview:

A Dance with Dragons paperback is arriving into book stores on October 29th + New Booklet by GRRM to be released at Christmas

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Yes, you heard it right! George R. R. Martin confirmed on his blog Not a Blog that A Dance with Dragons
will be released by Bantam Books on the 29th of October simultaneously in Mass Market and Paperback. As he says himself


This was done largely at the request of the bookstores.  The hardcover was still selling strongly (still is, actually), so they wanted the paperback delayed.

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He has also confirmed that a The Winds of Winter chapter will be published along with the paperback (but at this stage he cannot remember which one!)

Also in a surprise announcement in this blog post, he has confirmed the publication of a BRAND NEW booklet written by him to be in bookstores by Christmas called  The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister
More information is yet to be known about this new book.

Comment below about what you think of this exciting news!

Two new actors join the Season 4 cast + Locke is returning for Season 4

As Season 4 filming gets well underway, we start to have another slue of casting announcements comes along the wire.

ImageElizabeth Webster is set to be cast as Walda Frey in the upcoming season. She is the the grand-daughter of Lord Walder Frey and is set to be the young new wife of Roose Bolton. She has acted in TV series such as the hit British TV Drama “Call The Midwife” and “The Bloody Mary Show”.

Another casting announcement is of Lu Corfied who will beImage playing a Mole’s Town madame in the new season. She is most notably known for playing Dr. Freya Wilson in the TV Drama “Doctors”. She has also acted in “The Woman in Black” voicing Jennet.

Interesting news also from over at Winteriscoming.net, apparently Noah Taylor is indeed returning as Locke in season four but he is also going to be sent to the Wall along with the other Bolton bannermen who stood by while Jaime Lannisters hand was cleavered off. Interesting dynamic the show is introducing. I wonder what they are going to do with it. Comment below on what you think is likely to happen!

Filming in Croatia well underway *PHOTOS*

Filming in Croatia began  Wednesday in the Trsteno  Arboretum. Some members of the local press were allowed to go down and watch including Croatian News site Dulist. They provided a report on set and and numerous photographs of filming taking place:

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There was also a set report done by Mark Thomas from AnEnglishmanin Dubrovnik.com and includes some photos of a new set being constructed in addition to the Hotel Belvedere in Fort St. Lawrence in Gradac Park

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There also some new photos of the new set at JustDubrovnik.com

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There was also a video report done by Croatian news website RTL Televisia in which you can see by following the link.

It’s great that we are getting so many set photos so early on in the filming process. Comment below about what you think these sets will be used for!