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Swords and Sun Seeking

Swords and Sun Seeking by Olga A. Remember the LotR movies, and the fever that they sparked off? That has made New Zealand, once a remote and shadowy realm on the other side of the globe, a familiar picture-postcard landscape as well as a popular holiday destination. Who hasn’t at some point dreamed about running away to their favourite fantasy ...

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Tyri-Oscars! CONTEST

Tyri-Oscars! by Olga A. All ye Game of Thrones fans and adorers, listen up! Especially those of you who happen to like the valiant Tyrion, aka Peter Dinklage. A certain fair damsel of USA Today, Whitney Matheson, is organizing a contest, where the cove-table prize to battle for is going to be a limited-edition Tyrion statue. And yes, he is ...

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Dire Wolves – The Origin of the Species – Game of Thrones Style!

Dire Wolves – The Origin of the Species – Game of Thrones Style! by Olga A. Ah, Direwolves. Who in their right mind haven’t at some stage dreamed of owning one after watching the very-first Game of Thrones season? Just cooler than ordinary wolves, somehow, and yet more interesting than ordinary dogs. Now you would also be pleased to know ...

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Game of Thrones from the Bell Tower

Looking for a college?  How about one that plays Game of Thrones theme music through their stone bell tower? This recent YouTube vid from the University of Wisconsin states, “The Game of Thrones theme music performed by Lyle Anderson on the UW-Madison Carillon. The carillon was originally dedicated in 1936 and has 56 bells ranging in size from 15 to ...

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Dothraki Tuition and Feathers-a-Flying!

Dothraki Tuition and Feathers-a-Flying! by Olga A. This week was rather eventful for all of the GoT fans. First of all, anyone who sympathises with the Dothraki (or even fancies themselves to be one of the tribe – the most original one since the Orc mania surrounding the Lord of the Rings franchise) – apparently, there exists a proper mode ...

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EXCLUSIVE: From Middle-Earth With John Howe

Best known for his role as conceptual designer for Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, John Howe first got “a real spark” from the Hildebrandt calendars and began illustrating his own versions from the inspiration of iconic artists. Through the years, John’s works have included illustrations for such classics as The Silmarillion, The Lion, the ...

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Dreams Answered, or Westeros is Opening its Doors!

Dreams Answered, or Westeros is Opening its Doors! by Olga A. If you ever dreamed of being a member of one of the fabled Houses and indulging in endless sword-play and intrigue under the wintry skies, it seems that your prayers at last have been answered – at least, partly. A neat little application promisingly dubbed “Join the Realm,” recently ...

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Doctor Who – The Name of the Season Finale Revealed

The BBC Doctor Who official page has revealed the poster for the season finale of Doctor Who; “The title of the series finale has been revealed and is the hugely intriguing: The Name of the Doctor. The ‘poster’ for the series’ final adventure (above) was unveiled today and it also confirms that Alex Kingston is back, joining Matt Smith and ...

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New Offerings From "Game of Thrones" Director Brian Kirk

New Offerings? by Olga A. It is a known truth that you can recognize a great tenor from just a few bars of song, and a fabled painter from the peculiar way of brush strokes. And film directors are no exception to the rule. It was, therefore, a pleasant surprise for me, to find out that Brian Kirk, (aka the ...

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Disney's Star Wars Movie Release Plan!

Disney announced earlier today at CinemaCon in Las Vegas that after the release of Episode VII in summer 2015, each year will see a brand new Star Wars film. The films following Episode VII will be standalone, and will alternate each year with Episodes VIII and IX. The standalone films will focus on one character from the franchise, with Boba ...

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