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Game of Thrones

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Amelia Carter

on 24 October 2013

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Transcript of Game of Thrones

George RR Martin
Creator of A Song of Ice and Fire books series (1996 - now)
Co-executive producer and screen writer on HBO series Game of Thrones
First book published in 1976
Television credits inclue: The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and Game of Thrones
Very connected with his fans via social networks
Very political (hard core Democrat and Feminist)
The Baratheons of King's Landing
Robert of the House Baratheon
First of his name, King of the Andals and the First Men, Lord of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm, Lord of Storm's End, Lord Paramount of the Stormlands
Also knows as the Usurper
Took the kingdom from the Targaryens with he help of Ned Stark and other rebels
Set to marry Ned's sister until she died, leaving him heartbroken forever
Cersei Lannister
Queen Regent of the Andals and the First Men
Children by "King Robert"
Joffrey Baratheon
Myrcella Baratheon
Tommen Baratheon
Eddard Stark
Lord of Winterfell, Hand of the King,
and Warden of the North
Catelyn Stark
Robb Stark
Sansa Stark
Arya Stark
Bran Stark
Rickon Stark
Jon Snow
Lady of Winterfell
Originally of House Tully
A Note About Direwolves
They are awesome. The End.
House Stark
Daenerys Targaryen
Daenerys of the House Targaryen,
First of Her Name,
Queen of the Andals and the First Men, Queen Regent of the Seven Kingdoms, Protector of the Realm,
Khalessi of the Great Grass Sea, Breaker of Chains,
Mother of Dragons
Viserys Targaryen
Brother to Daenerys
The Great Khal of the Grass Sea
A Note About Targaryens
Used to rule Westeros
Aerys II Targaryen, known as the Mad King
Overthrown by Robert Baratheon and Ned Stark's rebellion
Most of his family killed by Robert Baratheon
Daenerys, Viserys, and their mother escaped to live in exhile
The Lannisters
Tywin Lannister
Hand of the King (end of season 3)
Lord of Casterly Rock
Lord of the Westerlands
Savior of the City
A Little Perspective
Journey, character development, all that jazz
Lord Comander of the King's Guard,
The Kingslayer
Master of Coin (end of season 3)
Hand of the King (acting/former)
AKA The Imp, Half Man, Little Lion, etc
Stannis Baratheon
Renly Baratheon
Other Important Characters
Theon Greyjoy
Ward of the Starks
Sandor Clegane
The Hound
Petyr Baelish
Head Prostitute

Master of Whispers
Jorah Mormont
Banished lord of Westeros
Papa Bear to Daenerys
Tyrion's right hand man
A Note on Feminism
George RR Martin has been quoted defending his strong female characters in interviews
All the women; good or evil, magical or mortal, noble or common, are amazingly well rounded characters
Strong =/= Independent
Different Types of Strong Women in Game of Thrones
The Actual "Game of Thrones"
"When you play the game of thrones, you win or you die. There is no middle ground." -Cersei:
The Game of Perfect Timing
Recent rise of fantasy culture
Lord of the Rings
Harry Potter
Percy Jackson
"Historical fiction about a history that never happened." - Steven Aoun
Easy to relate to characters
Political atmosphere
Immersive storytelling
Multiple POV
Taboos broken
A Note on Sex
Dominant religion (Faith of the Seven) condemns homosexuality
Parallels many Gay Rights situations around the world
Important gay characters:
Startling amount of brother/sister relations
Targarians had a tradition of inbreeding which eventually lead to the Mad King
'Now' generally looked down on...mostly
How GoT "became a landmark popular culture" - Steven Aoun
Works Cited
Game if Thrones Wiki
http://gameofthrones.wikia.com/wiki/Game_of_Thrones_Wiki (Various pages)
There is a reason the show is on HBO
Sometimes called 'Prime-time Porn"
The Banished

GoT References throughout TV
Mentioned on
The Simpsons
Big Bang Theory
30 Rock
Sports Commentary
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