Game of Thrones
|Name:||Game of Thrones|
|Creator:||David Benioff and Dan Weiss, based on the novels by George R. R. Martin|
|Date(s):||April 17, 2011 - present|
|Country of Origin:||USA|
|External Links:||Official HBO site|
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The series is set on the fictional continents of Westeros and Essos and interweaves several plot lines with a large ensemble cast.
- See Wikipedia's List of Game of Thrones characters for a complete list of characters.
Fandom started buzzing about the series when initial casting was announced and some familiar faces were in the mix—Sean Bean (LOTR, Sharpe), Lena Headey (Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and Jason Momoa (Stargate Atlantis). Many members of the cast have appeared in Doctor Who. Even before the first episode aired meta was being written about the show, which only increased after airing. Popular topics include the faithfulness (or not) of the adaptation, aging up of the children, misogyny in the show compared with the books, and why Tyrion (played by Peter Dinklage) is so awesome.
The show itself picked up a significant proportion of male viewers, as well as the female-dominated transformative works fandom areas.
Some of the more popular ships are:
- Jaime Lannister/Brienne of Tarth
- Arya Stark/Gendry Waters
- Sandor Clegane/Sansa Stark
- Jon Snow/Sansa Stark
- Catelyn Stark/Ned Stark
- Cersei Lannister/Jaime Lannister
- Sansa Stark/Margaery Tyrell
- Theon Greyjoy/Robb Stark
- Renly Baratheon/Loras Tyrell
- Petyr Baelish/Sansa Stark
- The Love Club, a well-known fanfiction based on Love, Actually featuring most of the fandom's most popular pairings.
- Thistle and Weeks by sisabet, premiered at Vividcon 2011, is a vid focusing on the story arc of Daenerys Targaryen in season one.
- Game of Thrones Fanfic Recs at TV Tropes
- GoT Fic Recs at Tumblr
- Het Reccers "Game of Thrones" recs at LiveJournal and Dreamwidth
Archives & Fannish Links
- Tags: Game of Thrones, GoT, GoTedit
- Shipcestuous GoT tags: Game of Thrones & GoT, "ASOIAF" is also used.
- List of actors who have appeared in Game of Thrones AND Doctor Who, and their roles by Major-Clanger (accessed 8 June 2015)
- Working blue: advance worries about HBO's series of A Game of Thrones by hradzka, 16 April 2011. (Accessed 26 April 2011)
- For example, Game of Thrones Episode One by facetofcathy, 20 April 2011, and The things I do for love. by marina, 24 April 2011 (both accessed 26 April 2011).