New Game of Thrones Funko Pop Figures Revealed

At the 2016 New York Toy Fair, Funko unveiled some new Game of Thrones figures.  And to top it all of they released some new lines of Game of Thrones figures, including Dorbz-style figures, and Mystery Minis.  

Below you can see the Dorbz-styled figures.  Included in the bunch are Danerys, Tyrion, Eddard Stark, Jon Snow, and the Night King.  

The Mystery Mini figures are less happy in appearance, but what they lack in happiness they succeed in sheer number of different figurines.  The Mystery Minis include characters such as: Varys, Ser Davos Seaworth, Bronn, Ser Jorah Mormont, and many more.  

And finally the line you've all been waiting for, Funk Pop Vinyls!.  The new line of Funk Pop Vinyls will include a variety of characters from Season 5, such as: Melisandre, Ser Jorah Mormont, Bronn, Stannis Baratheon, A Harpy, the Night King, Margaery Tyrell, an Unsullied, and Rhaegal.  

Game of Thrones Wins Big at the Emmys

The 67th Emmy Awards were held tonight, and Game of Thrones took home the house.  Game of Thrones was nominated for four Emmys, and took home four of them.  Last week during the Creative Art Emmys, Game of Thrones took home an additional 8 Emmy awards.  All of this bringing their Emmy award total to 12, beating out The West Wing, in 2000, for the most Emmy wins.  

Game of Thrones won the following Emmy awards:

  • Outstanding Drama Series
  • Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series - Davis Nutter for "Mother's Mercy"
  • Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - David Benioff and D.B. Weiss for "Mother's Mercy"
  • Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Peter Dinklage

And for Game of Thrones achievements during the Creative Art Emmys:

  • Outstanding Special Visual Effects - "The Dance of Dragons"
  • Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series - "Mother's Mercy"
  • Outstanding Production Design for a Narrative Contemporary or Fantasy Program - Deborah Riley, Production Designer - "High Sparrow"
  • Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series - "The Dance of Dragons"
  • Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series - Casting Directors Nina Gold, Robert Sterne, and Carla Stronge
  • Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series - "Hardhome"
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series - "Hardhome"
  • Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie - Rowley Irlam, Stunt Coordinator 

Congratulations to everyone involved with the creation of Game of Thrones!

Game of Thrones Enters the 2016 Guinness World Records

Game of Thrones has crossed another milestone, they have officially made it into the Guinness World Records.  

According to Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones aired the larges simultaneous broadcast of a television drama with the second episode of season 5.  The episode was simulcast to 173 countries and territories around the world, staring at 2 AM on April 20. 

If you're interested in picking up a copy of this historic edition, the 2016 Guinness World Records book will be released September 10.  

Game of Thrones Season 5 DVD/Blu-Ray Release Date Announced

HBO has finally announced the release date for season 5 of Game of Thrones on Blu-Ray/DVD and digital download.  As well they have also announced the bonus features.

Season 5 will be available for digital download on August 31, and is currently available for pre-order.  But if you're like me and want to pick up the physical copy, the Blu-Ray/DVD copy will be available on March 15, 2016.  You can also pre-order your physical copy through Amazon now.  

Now for the fun stuff, the bonus features:

  • An Introduction to Dorne - "Visit the kingdom of Dorne in this special that delves inside the impressive realm and its many colorful characters, including Prince Doran Martell (Alexander Siddig) and the fiery Ellaria Sand (Indira Varma) and her venomous Sand Snakes (Keisha Castle-Hughes, Rosabell Laurenti Sellers and Jessica Henwick)."
  • Poisons of Westeros - "Explore the devious methods of poisoning seen throughout Game of Thrones in this featurette." 
  • Invitation to the Set - "Visit the set of Game of Thrones for this intriguing preview." 
  • A Day in the Life - "Glimpse the epic scale of Game of Thrones in this featurette that spends one day touring various Season 5 sets in Croatia, Spain, and Ireland.  See cast members preparing to shoot scenes while prominent members of the show's massive crew talk about the many jobs they must oversee - sets and costumes, hair and makeup, and much more - to keep the production operating smoothly."
  • Set Design - "Production designer Deborah Riley reveals the thought process behind the impressive sets used to create the territory of Dorne in Season 5." 
  • The Weapons of Dorne - "Game of Thrones weapons master Tommy Dunne takes a close-up look at the razor-sharp armaments he created for the Sand Snakes and other inhabitants of Donrne in this featurette." 
  • New Characters & Locations - "Take a tour of the new locations in Season 5 and meet some of the new players in this featurette.  Included are vistis to the sets of Dorne and the House of Black and White as well as introductions to Doran Martell, the Sand Snakes, the High Sparrow, and more." 
  • Season 4 Recap - "Revisit every twist and turn from the thrilling fourth season." 
  • Trailer - "Whet your appetite for Season 5 with this exhilarating glimpse at things to come." 

Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con Panel

The Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con panel was held last night, and although the cast couldn't say to much about the upcoming sixth season, it was still amazing to see all the actors together. 

Check the full panel in HD below.  

Although we didn't get any breaking news about the sixth season, we did get two short videos.  One showing some of the actors audition reels, and another showing the pop culture impact Game of Thrones has had.  

Game of Thrones San Diego Comic-Con Schedule

San Diego Comic-Con is just around the corner, and once again the cast of Game of Thrones will be attending.  Along with having their own panel at the famous Hall H, the cast will be attending some other panels.

To make attending the Con a bit easier, here is a schedule where you will be able to find the stars of Game of Thrones.  

Friday

Tales of Halloween: A First Look at the Ultimate Halloween Event

Who: Neil Marshall 

Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Horton Grand Theatre 

Description: "Directors Neil Marchasll (Game of Thrones, The Descent), Mike Mendez (Big Ass Spider!), Darren Lynn Bousman (Saw 2/3/4), and Axelle Carolyn (Soulmate) and producers and Epic Pictures founders Patrick Ewald and Shaked Berenson (Turbo Kid, 11-11-11) join cast members Lin Shaye (Insidious 1/2/3), Greg Grunberg (Heroes/Reborn, Star Wars Episode VII), and Grace Phipps (FrightNight) to discuss the making and collaborative process of the most ambitious horror anthology to date. See the Tales of Halloween trailer debut, followed by a Q&A session moderated by cast member Adam Green (Frozen, Hatchet)."

Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session

Who: Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Gwendoline Christie, Liam Cunningham, Natalie Dormer, Conleth Hill, David Nutter, Hannah Murray, Carolyn Strauss, Sophie Turner, Carice van Houten, and Maisie Williams. 

Time: 2:30 PM

Location: Hall H

Description: "Based on the bestselling fantasy book series A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin, HBO's Game of Thrones concluded its 10-episode fifth season in June and will begin filming its sixth season this summer. The series, executive produced and written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, is an epic story of treachery and nobility, set on the continent of Westeros, where summers and winters can last years. Panelists include (in alphabetical order) Alfie Allen as Theon Greyjoy/Reek, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, Gwendoline Christie as Brienne of Tarth, Liam Cunningham as Davos Seaworth, Natalie Dormer as Margaery Tyrell, Conleth Hill as Varys, David Nutter (director), Hannah Murray as Gilly, Carolyn Strauss (executive producer), Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark, Carice van Houten as Melisandre, and Maisie Williams as Arya Stark."

Saturday

TV Guide Magazine: Fan Favorites 

Who: Maisie Williams 

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Ballroom 20

Description: "TV Guide Magazine brings the screams to San Diego again for this all-star, must-see panel. Moderated by senior writer Damian Holbrook, stars from TV's hottest shows provide a lively discussion filled with behind-the-scenes scoops. Panelists include David Anders (iZombie), Yvette Nicole Brown (The Odd Couple), Wendi McLendon-Covey (The Goldbergs), Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Eliza Taylor (The 100), Ming-Na Wen (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.), and Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones)."

Childhood's End

Who: Charles Dance

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Indigo Ballroom, Hilton San Diego Bayfront

Description: "Syfy's upcoming miniseries based on the Arthur C. Clarke classic novel stars Charles Dance (Game of Thrones), Mike Vogel (Bates Motel), Julian McMahon (Nip/Tuck), Daisy Betts (Last Resort), and Yael Stone (Orange Is the New Black). The cast will be on hand, along with director Nick Hurran (Sherlock: His Last Vow) and screenwriter Matthew Graham (Doctor Who) to discuss how they brought the iconic novel to screen for the very first time."

Entertainment Weekly: Women Who Kick Ass

Who: Gwendoline Christie 

Time: 3:45 PM

Location: Hall H

Description: "A discussion among fierce, fearless, actresses Gal Gadot (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Hayley Atwell (Agent Carter), Kathy Bates (American Horror Story), and other flat out fantastic females, who will open up about the power and privilege of playing women who redefine the rules and refuse to yield. Moderated by Sara Vilkomerson."

A Song of Ice and Fire: Game of Thrones Fan Discussion

Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Neil Morgan Auditorium, San Diego Central Library

Description: "Amin Javadi (Podcast of Ice and Fire, Bastards of Kingsgrave podcast), Kyle Maddock (Podcast of Ice and Fire, AfterBuzzTV), and Tara Lynne (The Geekiary, Ice and Fire Convention) discuss popular and obscure fan theories, compare the books versus the television show, and take part in a general Q&A."

For everyone attending this years SDCC enjoy!  And if you're not going this year, check back here for the recordings of these events, including the entire Game of Thrones Panel and Q&A Session.  For more information and details on these events head on over to the official San Diego Comic-Con website.  

Game of Thrones Nominated for 2 TCA Awards

The Television Critics Association (TCA) has just announced the nominations this week, for their annual awards.  The TCA recognizes outstanding achievements in television.  This year Game of Thrones has nabbed two nominations.  

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

  • The Americans - FX
  • Empire - Fox
  • Game of Thrones - HBO
  • Justified - FX
  • Mad Men - AMC

Program of the Year

  • The Americans - FX
  • Empire - FOX
  • Game of Thrones - HBO
  • Man Men - AMC
  • Transparent  - Amazon

It should be interesting to see how Mad Men preforms, since it was the series final season this year.  And it's also pretty interesting to see Transparent nominated for Program of the Year, I believe this is Amazon's first ever TCA nomination.  

So who do you think will win these two awards? Will the final season of Mad Men sweep the brackets, or do you think Game of Thrones, or any other show, has a chance of winning the awards?

Game of Thrones Betrayals Bracket

HBO is currently running a March Madness type bracket, where they pit some of the biggest betrayals of Game of Thrones history up against one another.  The bracket is just about to finish up with its round three matches for each season. 

The bracket includes moments such as: Joffrey beheading Ned, Theon taking Winterfell, the mutiny at Crasters Keep, and many more.  You can cast your votes here.  

However, with round three just about over, it looks like the semifinal matches will be:

  • Joffrey Beheads Ned (Season 1) VS. Theon taking Winterfell (Season 2)
  • Roose betrays Rob (Season 3) VS. Shae betrays Tyrion (Seaon 4)

So if these betrayals end up becoming our matches in the semifinals, which ones do you think will end up making it into the finals?  And which betrayal do you think has the best chance of winning the entire tournament?