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James Hibberd with the scoop over at Entertainment Weekly

 


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And it is absolutely amazing. 2 minutes and 20 seconds of pure awesome, including our first glimpse of the Wall! I would totally embed it here, but I can’t so go to EW to check it out and come back here to talk about it. HBO has the high-quality version up at Making Game of Thrones and HBO.com now! Embedded below for your viewing pleasure.
Winter Is Coming: Best. Day. Ever. This looks to be a longer, more epic version of the trailer HBO screened to critics at TCA press tour in Jan. So many awesome shots in this one. Told you guys the Wall is amazing! And was that an Other I spotted? Can’t wait for the screen caps. Now pardon me, while I go watch it a dozen more times.
Remember those days a couple weeks back where the news was coming in drips and drabs? Those days are long gone. Fresh off this morning’s exciting announcement about Dance, comes a new Artisans video from Making Game of Thrones. This one features supervising art director Paul Inglis and covers one of my favorite aspects of production, concept art.
Winter Is Coming: Loved this video! Probably my second favorite one behind the Maisie Williams one. I just love seeing concept art. All of it looks pretty fantastic. And holy crap at that Red Keep shot! This show is going to be epic.
The long wait is (almost) over, ASoIaF fans! James Hibberd of Entertainment Weekly has broken the news (and GRRM confirms it) that A Dance with Dragons will publish on July 12th, 2011 in the US. George R. R. Martin is not finished the book yet, but is close enough that the publisher has decided to announce the date. Hibberd has a couple quotes from Martin as well and promises more in an interview to be published in the print-version of this weeks EW.

A Dance With Dragons will be published on July 12. The manuscript is huge — the publisher estimates the hardcover edition will run more than 900 pages, putting it about the same length as the longest book in the series, A Storm of Swords. Schedule your summer vacation accordingly.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What took so long?
GEORGE R. R. MARTIN: I’m not sure I have a good answer. If I did, Game of thrones dvd I would have taken less time. It’s enormous. It’s as long as A Storm of Swords. It’s very complicated. I have a lot of characters and points of view. And I’ve been doing a ton of rewriting, trying to get it where I wanted it to be. Some of these chapters I’ve rewritten more times than I can count before I’m satisfied with them.

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