Get Excited! There’s a History of ‘Game of Thrones’ Books In Progress

Get Excited! There’s a History of ‘Game of Thrones’ Books In Progress

With the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones approaching, fans prepare to look back: Kim Renfro, an Insider who’s been covering the show for years, announced on Twitter that she’s writing an “unofficial history” of Game of Thrones:   The book will be an extended version of my articles you’ve likely read on @InsiderInc for the past several seasons. I’m charting the series from inception to its epic coming finale all through the lens of my editorial analysis and using insights I’ve gathered over the years. — Kim Renfro (@kimrrenfro) July 30, 2018(as well as a look back at every facet of the series …

A Book from ‘Dragon Age’ Is Brought to Life!

A Book from ‘Dragon Age’ Is Brought to Life!

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Bioware’s Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Inquisition both feature the companion Varric Tethras – surface dwarf, bestselling author, and reluctant adventurer. Within the Dragon Age universe, Varric’s breakout book was a crime novel titled Hard in Hightown. In Inquisition, the player could collect various fragments of the book scattered across the world, but now for the first time, the full novel is available to read.       Image Via Amazon       Hard in Hightown was written by Mary Kirby, Varric’s character writer for both games in which he appears. She did an in-character interview for Polygon, writing answers “for” him, or from his perspective.   …

Paramount to Adapt Shirley Jackson Short Story ‘The Lottery’ for the Big Screen!

Paramount to Adapt Shirley Jackson Short Story ‘The Lottery’ for the Big Screen!

Most people can remember reading one or two jarring short stories in school, and Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery is usually among them. Paramount has announced that it will adapt the story as a feature film. Jake Wade Wall is writing the screenplay, and Jackson’s son will be an executive producer.       Image Via eNotes   [Spoilers ahead!]             The Lottery, first published in 1948, is set in a small town as they prepare for and carry out a very old tradition: the Lottery. We watch as schoolboys collect stones and townsfolk gather in the square. The …

LEGO’s Huge New Hogwarts Set Almost Big Enough to Live In!

LEGO’s Huge New Hogwarts Set Almost Big Enough to Live In!

Since they first started making Harry Potter toy sets in 2001, LEGO has put out four different Hogwarts sets, but the newest one puts all the others to shame.   Image Via LEGO   Previously, the largest set consisted of 1,290 pieces, but the new one more than quadruples that, clocking in at 6,020! It includes a wide variety of rooms including the Great Hall, the Gryffindor common room, and the Room of Requirement. It also comes with twenty-seven microfigures to populate it!   Image Via LEGO Image Via LEGO   There are also moving parts, like the Whomping Willow and a moving staircase. …

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Will Not Begin Filming This Year

‘Game of Thrones’ Prequel Will Not Begin Filming This Year

A few weeks ago, it was widely reported that HBO’s Game of Thrones prequel set in the legendary Age of Heroes and the Long Night could start filming as early as November. In a recent press conference at the Television Critics Association press tour, programming president Casey Bloys dispelled that rumor: “I don’t know where that report came from, we’re hoping to go into production in early ’19.”   Image Via Houston Press   Bloys also confirmed that Game of Thrones‘ eighth and final season will air in the first half of 2019.   Feature Image via The Verge