I always thought that George R.R. Martin‘s epic, Song of Ice and Fire would have been a great animated series, but that was only because I could have never imagined that it was possible to recreate the story in a live action television series until Game of Thrones was released. I’m guessing artist, Тхе Мичо had the same idea as he has created over 300 portraits of characters from Song of Ice and Fire. Some of the illustrations seems like they were inspired by Game of Thrones, but there are a huge amount of illustrations for characters that were created before they appeared in the series and it’s pretty amusing how close they are. You can check out all 300+ illustrations on Тхе Мичо’s Facebook fan page.
This is pretty awesome. Jeremy Bartlett AKA JermTube put together an impressive collection of custom Magic the Gathering cards featuring characters of Game of Thrones. What I really enjoy the most is that the card mechanics aren’t silly and they actually reflect the character that they feature. I think Jeremy is really on to something here and I wish Wizards of the Coast and HBO will considering putting together a little Magic inspired Game of Thrones game! On that note, how long before “Cersei Lannister, Queen Regent” starts tapping “Jaime Lannister, Kingslayer”?
Comedian and late night host, Jimmy Fallon premiered his newest “Late Night Digital Original” called “Game of Desks”. It is a hilarious and well designed bit that features a mash-up of Westros and 30 Rockefeller. I don’t want to give away too much, but as expected, hilarity ensues.
What would it been like if key characters of Game of Thrones existed in real life during the nineties? French graphic designer, Mike Wrobel put together a fine selection of illustrations of Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow, Joffrey Baratheon, and Jaime Lannister. I’m in my early 30’s and I do remember the nineties quite well, but I don’t remember people rockin’ baseball bats and ferrets. On the other hand, Joffrey looks a lot like some of the douches I knew back then. That one is perfect.
A Lannister always eats his cake. (by Cake Retro)
There are tons of covers of the theme song to Game of Thrones online, but I bet you never heard it played on a carillon. Carillonneur, Lyle Anderson at the University Of Wisconsin-Madison threw down a sweet and heavenly cover of one of the most popular theme songs on television today.
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 6,823 pounds. Anderson has been UW-Madison’s official carillonneur for almost 30 years.
Seriously, doesn’t Lyle Anderson looks like he belongs in Westros as a cleric or a priest? Hit the jump and check out the video!