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    DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

    Well, nothing like a good con hotel, with a lot of people staying in it. Somewhere in the lobby becomes a natural meeting point then. Or second choice, if there is lots of room near the entrance of the convention center.
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    DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

    I must remember that for next time. Post more info on meet-ups here. GRRM does less panels these days, so we can't depend on those for natural meetups. And normally we have the trusty bar in the con hotel as a fall back plan but that wasn't an option in Dublin. Anyhow, great to see you Lady N!
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    NASFiC 2020 - Columbus OH

    Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson. Surprising.
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    Worldcon 2020: Wellington New Zealand

    Barely 11 months to go. Anyhow, i'm planning on being there. Despite the weather, i'll probably go for 3 weeks. I doubt i'll get another chance to visit for a long while!
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    DUBLIN 2019: An Irish Worldcon August 15-19 2019

    I probably will partake in some tourist stuff. I heard Ireland has some nice sites. I will confirm closer to the date. Unfortunately, I don't have a car or that would be another helpful option!
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    Pod-Emperor Acknowledged At Last

    We have now escaped the 4th dimension and things have gotten even stranger.
  7. Its not the first time a referee has messed up the handball rule in this tournament. Maybe VAR makes it look deliberate but still very poor refereeing. Very unlucky Croatia.
  8. Great note. You could link to GRRM's appearance page to give people an idea about where GRRM (and thus probably the BwB) will be in the coming months and years? www.georgerrmartin.com/appearances/
  9. It is more complicated than that I think. Most of the big events happen in the second half of the book, so you don't want to end up with a very unbalanced series. OTOH, you don't want them to have to rush through the book also. Good luck D&D. I hope they get a chance to figure it out. :) For the King of the North scene? Not sure.
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    Vote on the Reputation System

    It does strike me that some people are assuming they are been negatively rated by other certain individuals, when nobody can be sure who is doing what to do (except Admins?). I can see how that can be discommoding and could lead to trouble. I don't think anyone thinks this system is tyrannical. Maybe annoying, frustrating, childish, petty etc.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Great job so far D&D. Hope you are having as much fun working on this project as we are having speculating about it. :) I like Brude's idea about having GRRM play somebody dead every season. A nice twist on the prologue idea. Playing Jon Arryn would be neat too.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Besides, Jaime alone looked after almost the whole royal family once. That worked out very well. :) This time he has 1 extra.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Yup. That or helms. Sounds like the cheaper option. No point casting people who don't say anything.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Its been confirmed that the Stark kids are around 3 years older. Robb is 17 for example.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    They must have an option on Dinklage anyhow. I can't see why the actor would be interested in the role just based on the pilot. Things only get really interesting for the character later on. :)
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Nice. McCarthy is a great choice. The Station Agent and the Visitor are great movies. The latter got Richard Jenkins an Oscar nomination this year. I'm surprised that people picked who would play Tyrion. Good job all. :P
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    ***waits***
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    [quote name='WightMeWorry' post='1609672' date='Dec 5 2008, 00.20']Will the "Others" still be called "Others", or has this usage in other series (LOST) made a name change necessary?[/quote] Huh. Good question. [quote]I'm not convinced that including the prologue in the pilot is a good idea, magic and monsters are virtually nonexistent in the first book, why would you want to lead with it?[/quote] It is essential to the Jon storyline though. [quote]BTW, I see a perfect Catelyn Stark here...[/quote] Oh wow. She was fabulous in Studio 60. But then, I loved that show.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Still grinning. :)
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    [quote name='Wargonaut' post='1598461' date='Nov 24 2008, 02.40']On that same note, who's to say that it isn't common in this world to wait until 17, 18 or even 20 to wed or even betroth the children? Maybe it's not they way they did things in the books, but I think this could be an easy truth to present on the TV series.[/quote] I know where you are coming from but I doubt there is any need to age Sansa that much. And might as well keep things somewhat realistic and similar to our own medieval times.
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    Naive, innocent...it doesn't matter, I loved Ned. :)
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    Hello from Benioff and Weiss

    I don't see any reason why we should worry about Dany been turned into a 19 or 20 year old seductress. What would be the point of such a change? I do agree that a certain amount of innocence is important for the younger characters. But while age is importance, a bigger factor IMO was who they were. Sansa was overly protected in Winterfell and Dany was a Targaryen. Its only when Sansa was taken to KL that she began to get a taste of the cruelty of life. And similarly for Dany when she was married off. At the same time, Ned was a bit innocent also, and he was well into his 30s. :P
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