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Apr 10 2014 4:53pm

Game of Thrones goats

We knew goats could be screaming horror shows, but combining them with Game of Thrones is level.

Watch. Well...listen, mostly.

[Game of Thrones and goats]

Apr 10 2014 3:20pm

How to Train Your Dragon 2 trailer

Toothless here looks exactly how we all feel right now about the third trailer for How to Train Your Dragon 2. There are ice mammoths and epic sky battles and flaming swords and seriously you guys, just watch it already! June 13th cannot get here fast enough...

[Watch the Trailer]

Apr 10 2014 8:00am

The Assyrians empire was apparently built on the backs of Daleks! Please understand, it isn’t just us saying this, this image is from the Facebook page of Archaeology Trowels and Toolsthis is a scientifically-corroborated Dalek, guys.

Morning Roundup has Captain America Easter Eggs, Westerosi wedding invites, and the greatest car in the galaxy!

[Plus Neil Armstrong nerds out!]

Apr 9 2014 3:00pm

Game of Thrones-KFC Meal Deal

Game of Thrones has turned to some innovative tie-in promotions! George R.R. Martin shared Jimmy Kimmel's GoT/KFC commercial spoof on Not A Blog.

GRRM is quick to point out that there is no actual sponsorship deal, though, as “the Hound prefers Popeyes. But not the spicy. He's afraid of fire.”

Well played, sir.

[Click through for chickens!]

Apr 9 2014 10:00am

Rocket Talk: podcast

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin Landon is joined by’s own Stormlight Archive maven Carl Engle-Laird to talk about Brandon Sanderon’s latest release in that series and the larger plan Sanderson has for linking all of his separate worlds.


Apr 9 2014 8:00am

Deviant artist Rahzzah makes detention fun again with The Xavier Club! We can just imagine the wacky shenanigans these mutants will get up to as they overcome their social differences and bond over the trauma of spending Saturday in a library. Actually, The Breakfast Club kind of found the best way to spend a Saturday...

Morning Roundup has some serious thinkings on superhero ethics, the birth of a new meme, and insight into George R.R. Martin’s literary influences!

[Plus, there’s a cat at the end!]

Apr 8 2014 11:40am

Following in the footsteps of such figures as Robocop, Balto, and King Joffrey Baratheon, Edgar Allan Poe will be honored with a statue in Boston! The city’s Edgar Allan Poe Foundation has long worked to reassert Poe’s Bostonionism, in the face of such usurpers as New York, Baltimore, Richmond, and even Charlottesville, each of which have claimed some portion of Poe’s short, doomed life. The Foundation felt that he should be honored by the city of his birth, and launched a fundraising campaign that included everything from $50 Poe bobbleheads to a $5,000 contribution by Stephen and Tabitha King.

The life-size statue, pictured above, will be erected this October at the corner of Boylston Street and Charles Street South. Artist Stefanie Rocknak (New Yorkers can check out Rocknak’s work in a Brooklyn show this spring) won the commission over hundred of other artists, and we can see why: her Poe looks like he’s ready to come to life and start kicking ass, like a wicked pissah of a golem. We can’t wait to visit him this fall!

Apr 8 2014 9:50am

Listen, we love a good sex chart, but... (Actually, wait, we are a rocket and can't fully commit to that statement. Nevermind.) ...when you chart out who has had sex with whom in the sexposition-happy Game of Thrones, it actually just ends up reminding us how terribly events turn out for the majority of the sexually active characters.

[Take a look]

Apr 8 2014 8:00am

We don’t know about you, but our Captain America afterglow refuses to die. Luckily, the internet is here to continue stoking the flames of our pop culture patriotism. Friend-of-the-site Steven Padnick posted this piece of awesome on his tumblr, and it made us all warm and fuzzy. And feathery.

Morning Roundup includes some thoughts on race and casting, an alternate view on Captain America, and some shocking news from George R.R. Martin!

[Plus a guide to Community’s references!]

Apr 7 2014 4:00pm

On Saturday, Daniel José Older (@djolder) got together with Nathan Bransford (@NathanBransford) on Twitter to discuss Older’s new original story “Anyway: Angie.” They discussed Urban Fantasy, the power of community, approaching grief in fiction, networking on Twitter, and much more. Check out the full conversation here!

Apr 7 2014 1:14pm

Game of Thrones The Lion and the Rose Joffrey wedding Purple Wedding

Oh man. Oh man. If there was ever any doubt that Joffrey and the Lannisters have won the game of thrones then there it is. This promo for the second episode of Game of Thrones season 4 “The Lion and the Rose” is so totally in your face that we can't help but have just a smidgen—just a smidgen—of joy upon seeing that little fucker wed to Queen Margaery Tyrell.

This is going to be the best wedding ever, you guys. We hear Hodor himself is spinning during the reception. Warning: The comments of this post are sure to be full of spoilers.

[Watch a sneak peek of “The Lion and the Rose”]

Apr 7 2014 8:00am

Courtesy of redditor SAT0725, we present this fabulous picture of puppeteer and America’s Real DadTM Jim Henson with some of his buddies from The Dark Crystal!

Morning Roundup just wants to talk about Captain America: The Winter Soldier!!! But then there was Game of Thrones too!!! And some great casting news for Jurassic World! Man. We already need a nap.

[Kristen Bell sings!]

Apr 4 2014 10:38am

What’s this? What’s this? Could it be the greatest mashup of The Nightmare Before Christmas and Game of Thrones? Why, yes! This is the touching story of a goofy cartoon man who serenades the Starks and Lannisters with one of Danny Elfman’s greatest tunes. Click through!

[The blood! The screams! They're everywhere and all around!]

Apr 4 2014 8:00am

Awww, check out this fuzzy purry Fellowship! These guys will get the back to Mordor eventually, right after they’re done laying in patches of sun and staring at enemies only they can see. The ridiculous image was shared by Catmoji, a crusader for all that is good and right on the internet.

Morning Roundup wants you to build a rocket! And we also want to give you news about Man of Steel 2 and the TMNT atrocity reboot, and a light-hearted take on Game of Thrones!

[Plus the cutest heist film of all time.]

Apr 3 2014 8:00am

This hideous abomination will rule the 1980s! Brought to us by the Ghostbusters News Facebook page, this image has started a whole terrifying train of thought: if Skeletor is a skeleton, is he, in fact, dead? And if so, could he be captured in a patented Ghost Trap? How will families who simply call to have their ghost problems eradicated react when a giant, bemuscled, sword-wielding Conan-type rides in on a green tiger? How are we gonna call him, when Eternia has no phones?

Morning Roundup brings news of The Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron, and Fantastic Four, plus a deeply emotional recap of Game of Thrones!

[And Benedict Cumberbatch kisses a kitten!]

Apr 2 2014 11:45am

So we did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit/fantasy yesterday and had a blast! If you’ve ever been curious about: should check it out! There’s much more of course, including musings on what fantasy means to us and what it’s like to work in that iconic New York skyscraper you see in the picture above. (We basically figured out that we were ghosts? Or we work with them? Ghosts smell like books?) We had so much fun chatting, and we hope those of you who participated—or are heading over to read it right now to read—did too!

Apr 2 2014 10:00am

Rocket Talk: podcast

In this episode of Rocket Talk, Justin Landon is joined by Anne Perry and Jared Shurin to talk about the science fiction and fantasy literary award scene. The discussion ranges from why awards exist in the first place, to how effective they are at driving readership, to how they impact the discussions that make up so much of what we call fandom.


Apr 2 2014 9:30am

If you’ve read all of the Song of Ice and Fire books then you know what’s going to happen in the next few seasons of Game of Thrones. But what do you want to happen? Not only in the show, but in the book series itself?

We took an informal poll amongst the Game of Thrones-happy staff here, asking those who have only seen the show what they want to happen and asking those have read the books what they would like to happen. How about you?

[Spoilers ahead for Game of Thrones and A Song of Ice and Fire]

Apr 2 2014 8:00am

Artist Louis Roskosch has a Ninja Turtle redesign we can support! It might take Michelangelo here a little longer to defeat The Shredder, but you can just sense his determination, plus he’s (a) not from space, (b) not affiliated with Michael Bay, and (c) actually a ninja turtle. So let’s put him in the reboot, and see how it goes. Check out more of Roskosch’s art on his official Facebook page!

Morning Roundup presents two Human Torches existing in the same time and space! Plus a secret from the world of A Song of Ice and Fire, and a new take on Jurassic Park!

[And the Birth of the Lightsaber!]

Apr 1 2014 4:14pm

The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is being asked to consult on the script for Star Wars: Episode VIII, citing the close working relationship between her and Adam Driver, who in January was all-but-confirmed to be cast as the central villain of Star Wars: Episode VII.

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