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Video of Jason Momoa’s audition tape for Game Of Thrones recently surfaced and it’s no wonder he got the job!

In the audition, Momoa performs a Maori Haka. While it’s not perfect if you’re going for cultural accuracy, it’s fierce, spellbinding, and perfectly Khal Drogo.

Check it out after the break.

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Ready to brush up on your conversational Dothraki? There’s an app for that. The man responsible for developing Dothraki for Game of Thrones has come up with a system to teach fans the language. Besides purchasing the complete Living Language Dothraki program, you can turn to the new Dothraki Companion app for learning on the go:

The app includes interactive games, over 300 vocabulary flashcards, a comprehensive grammar summary, culture notes, and a conversational dialogue.

While it can be used with the Living Language system, you’ll learn plenty with only the app. Practice and apply yourself, and you’ll be ready to converse with the next Khal you meet.

You can download the iOS app for $3.99.

(via CNET)

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Game of Thrones is an epic story and a very complex one. This beautifully animated video manages to summarize the first four seasons of the show in just over a minute. It was directed by BlackMeal and Baptiste Pagani who hit some of the key points, but obviously leave out a lot of the story. Still, it’s not so much the story that they captured or missed, but the lovely animation style that will make you wish this was a trailer for something much longer.

See the video after the break.

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Funko’s plan to siphon all the money from your wallet has hit the collectible Pocket Pop! phase.

Y’know those super kawaii Pop! keychains? These collectible tins of Pop!s are similar in that they are small enough to put in your pocket.

Funko will begin releasing Pocket Pop! Tins this December beginning with the Frozen Pocket Pop! Tin.

Then, in January, we’ll get DC Comics (Batman, Harley Quinn, and The Joker), Game of Thrones (Dany, Jon Snow, and Tyrion), My Little Pony (Rainbow Dash, Derpy, and Discord), and The Walking Dead (Rick Grimes, Daryl Dixon, and Teddy Bear Walker).

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Neither fans or musicians seem to be tired of the Game of Thrones theme yet. Covers of the music by Ramin Djawadi continue to pop-up on YouTube, and one of the latest videos is full of twang. Benedikt Mendzigal of BenDan Productions arranged and performed a Wild West take on the opening theme, and it’s wonderful. It makes me want to see a showdown at high noon between Cersei and Tyrion.

Listen to the catchy cover after the break.

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The new wave of Funko’s Legacy Collection figures for Game of Thrones arrives next month with 6 new figures to add to your collection. It includes Season 3 Daenerys, Arya, Season 2 Brienne, Khal Drogo, Season 1 Jaime Lannister and Robb Stark in 6″ scaled figures. The figures are available to pre-order now for $19.99 each.

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Spoiler Warning: This post contains spoilers from seasons 1-4 of the show as well as the book series, so if you’re not all caught up on both, read no further!

Heres’s an interesting spin on the lineage in Game of Thrones that’s been floating around the internet for years but has now been thrust into the limelight thanks to BuzzFeed. It proposes that Tyrion Lannister’s parents may not be Tywin and Joanna Lannister after all, but the product of an affair between King Aerys Targaryen (Daenerys’s dad) and Joanna Lannister.

The idea was first put forth back in 2010 by Tower of the Hand and suggests that Tywin attempted to abort the baby with a drug that caused Tyrion’s deformity and Joanna’s death. They say this would also explain why Tywin hates Tyrion so much, and why he was so ready to destroy Aerys. It may also explain why Tywin tells Tyrion that he’s “no son of mine” in the last moments of his life.

If that wasn’t enough to make your head spin, how about the notion that Jon Snow is really the child of Rhaegar Targaryen Lyanna Stark? All this would give the prophecy Daenerys heard in the House of the Undying a whole new meaning. “The dragon has three heads,” could be Daenerys, Tyrion, and Jon Snow! All three were “born of blood” as their mothers died giving birth to them.

So, is Tyrion a Targaryen? Will we eventually see him conquering Westeros atop a dragon?

(via Mashable)

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Amid cries for him to write like the wind, George R.R. Martin is releasing a new book this October, but it’s not quite the one that fans are dying to read. The World of Ice and Fire is an illustrated history of all things Westeros that spans from Dawn Age to the fall of the Mad King, Aerys II Targaryen. The book was co-written by Martin with Elio Garcia and Linda Antonsson, the webmasters of Westeros.org who also fact-checked to make sure everything was accurate.

Martin is also holding a special, one-time event to promote the book in New York City with the $125 ticket price including a signed copy of the new book.

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The characters from Charlie Brown fit right into any environment, and the art featured in Dorkly’s list of the best Charlie Brown mash-up pieces proves it. The illustrations feature Charlie Brown, Linus, Snoopy, and the rest of the gang in well-known television series, comics, and movies. The above image by Matthew J. Fletcher putting Charlie Brown into the role of Star-Lord from Guardians of the Galaxy is perfect.

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Everyone has a favorite character on Game of Thrones, including author George R.R. Martin. According to an entry on his LiveJournal page, he gets asked the question constantly and finally had enough:

Tyrion is my favorite character. Okay? OKAY? Can we PLEASE put that one to rest?? I love all my viewpoint characters, Arya and Sansa and Bran, Jon Snow and Brienne, Arianne and Cersei and Jaime, Theon, even Victarion and the Damphair, ALL of them, but I love Tyrion the bestest. Tyrion son of Tywin, the Imp, second son of Casterly Rock. How many bloody times do I need to say it?? I swear, from now on, whenever anybody asks me, “who is you favorite character,” I am going to start naming characters from other people’s books. Cugel the Clever. Flashman. Gatsby. Hotspur. Solomon Kane. A different one each time…

I don’t think anyone is really surprised by the news, but it’s always nice to have confirmation. However, should I ever find myself in the position to speak with George R.R. Martin, I’m going to have to ask just to see which random characters he starts naming.

(via Nerdist)