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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.

Product Page ($29.98 Vulture via Mashable)

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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.

See a couple more of our favorites after the break.

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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)

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It’s no secret that Kristian Nairn does more than just say “Hodor” on Game of Thrones. The actor is also a talented DJ, and he’s currently performing on the Rave of Thrones tour. The party event just kicked off in Sydney, and BuzzFeed rounded up some photos of Nairn spinning the tunes. It looks like he’s owning it and so are the fans who attended the event in costume. Of course.

Rave of Thrones is coming to New York on October 10th.

More pictures (and one video) of Nairn being awesome after the break.

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The world of Westeros in Game of Thrones is a stunning place. Even though they film the television series in plenty of stunning locations, visual effects are necessary to populate the army and to add the sweeping backgrounds. Rodeo FX won an Emmy for Outstanding Special and Visual Effects work done on season four of the series, and they put together a reel showing off their skills. It’s absolutely amazing to see how much of the show is digital.

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This one will stun fans of Game of Thrones and boardgamers alike. It’s a 3′ by 5′ custom game board built by Aaron Jenkins. This is 2.5 times larger than the standard board and it features an amazing level of custom work. He’s added 3D mountains and castles rising from the board, custom-painted special miniatures he purchased separately, and even his own sculpted ships.

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If you’re caught up on Game Of Thrones or you don’t mind spoilers, this Game Of Thrones mash up by Ozzy Man with the sound replaced by old school video game sounds is two minutes of mindless fun.

I think we can all use a little mindless fun.

Oh, I should likely mention it’s a bit NSFW due to some partial nudity. I mean, we are talking Game Of Thrones here.

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As if there aren’t enough people who have died throughout the series, George R.R. Martin bloodlust appears to be reaching a point where there is little need for restraint. According to BuzzFeed, while speaking at an event at the Freemason’s Hall in London, Martin said:

The way my books are structured, everyone was together, then they all went their separate ways and the story deltas out like that, and now it’s getting to the point where the story is beginning to delta back in, and the viewpoint characters are occasionally meeting up with each other now and being in the same point at the same time, which gives me a lot more flexibility for killing people.”

Oh, that’s just fantastic. Why do I get the feeling that the Red Wedding may end up looking like a lovely afternoon tea party once this is all over?