A Game of Thrones pub has opened up in Washington DC.
Drink Company has opened it up at their Pop-Up Bar location on 7th Street.
It features three different bars and two other rooms: the North, the Red Keep, Mereen, the House of Black and White, and the Throne Room.
All of their cocktails have been named to represent the theme, such as “The Lannisters Send Their Regards”, “The North Remembers”, “Dothraquiri”, and “The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors”.
The pub closes early on Sundays so that all fans can get home to watch the newest Game of Thrones episode.
They’re open every day until August 27, when the last episode of Season 7 airs.
HBO has released the second trailer for Season 7 of Game of Thrones.
In the trailer we Sansa walking and then the gates at the wall opening.
Then there are scenes of various armies and characters preparing for the war.
Those are followed by tons of battle scenes.
We see that one of the battles is Daenerys’ Unsullied and dragons vs Lannister troops, possibly at Casterly Rock, judging by the terrain.
As Tyrion grew up there, he likely would know some secret entrance into the “impenetrable” castle.
The are a couple scenes with Yara and Theon Greyjoy, and some with Jamie charging on horseback through a field of fire.
We definitely see that Jon Snow and some others are battling wights and it appears they are doing so north of the wall.
The trailer ends with a slumped body on horseback, retreating through snow, while we hear Sansa say, “When the snows fall, and the white winds blow, the lone wolf dies, but the pack survives.”.
HBO has released the official trailer for Game of Thrones Season 7.
It begins with Cersei recounting all of her enemies, vowing to defeat whatever stands in her way.
There’s a quick shot of Tyrion on a cliff, with the dragons flying past, then we see Daenerys arriving in Westeros.
A quick mix of all sorts of shots of various characters, while we hear Little Finger trying to convince Sansa that she is the only one fit to reign.
Then Davos talks of the importance of uniting, because if we don’t “we will die, and then it doesn’t matter who’s skeleton sits on the iron throne”.
There are several shots of fighting, with vast armies on the march, including a Dothraki army charging while a dragon flies overhead.
It ends with Jon Snow saying, “The great war is here.”
Game of Thrones Season 7 begins on July 16.
George R. R. Martin is going to release a new Game of Thrones short story.
The Sons of The Dragon will be a historical story about the second and third Targaryen kings.
Aenys I Targaryen is celebrated as one of the wisest kings Westeros ever knew, while Maegor the Cruel is one of the worst.
It will be in an anthology edited by Gardner Dozios and entitled The Book of Swords.
According to Penguin Random House, the anthology will contain sixteen stories, each by a different author.
All of the stories are set in worlds filled with sorcery and swords.
The sixteen stories and authors are:
The Best Man Wins by K. J. Parker
His Father’s Sword by Robin Hobb
The Hidden Girl by Ken Liu
The Sword of Destiny by Matthew Hughes
‘I Am a Handsome Man,’ Said Apollo Crow by Kate Elliott
The Triumph of Virtue by Walter Jon Williams
The Mocking Tower by Daniel Abraham
Hrunting by C. J. Cherryh
A Long, Cold Trail by Garth Nix
When I Was a Highwayman by Ellen Kushner
The Smoke of Gold Is Glory by Scott Lynch
The Colgrid Conundrum by Rich Larson
The King’s Evil by Elizabeth Bear
Waterfalling by Lavie Tidhar
The Sword Tyraste by Cecelia Holland
The Sons of the Dragon by George R. R. Martin
The Book of Swords is set for release on October 10.
Game of Thrones is nearing it’s end and HBO is working on what will replace it.
Thursday’s news reveals that their goal is to replace the show with a spinoff of it.
Not just one though, but four new shows, all of which are spinoffs from the original.
It is unclear if these will feed off of existing characters, continue where the original series ends, be prequels, or just exist in the same world.
What we do know is that George R. R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones, will only be involved in two of the new shows.
However, David Benioff and David Weiss, the main writers of the series will be involved in all four.
Jane Goldman will be working with Martin on one of the projects, while Carly Wray will be working on the other with him.
May Borenstein and Brian Helgeland will be writing the other two.
For fans of Game of Thrones time is running low on the series, and the last few days have let them know there’s even less coming than they may have expected.
Normally the show’s seasons have been ten episodes each, however, on Thursday it was released that Season 7 would only be seven episodes.
Now the creators have announced that Season 8, the final season, will only be six episodes.
This means that instead of twenty episodes to go, there are only thirteen more.
Some fans are reacting with disappointment over the announcements, but most are just grateful that the episodes are coming.
Season 7 is set to air starting on July 16. There is no scheduled date for Season 8, at this time.