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Season Three !!!

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Tonight's the night!

The wait is over.

Season Three is at hand.

Be sure to tune in. Even those of you who "don't have HBO." HBO is doing a big promotion this weekend, so it's free on many cable systems and satellite services right now.

I have seen episode one three times now, at various premieres, and I think it kicks ass. I hope you all agree. Season Three bids fair to be the strongest to date.

For those new to the Not A Blog, let me add my annual disclaimer. I hope you watch the show, and I hope you talk about, all the things you liked and hated... but not here. This is not the place for critiques, discussions, theories, whatever. There are dozens of other places on the internet better suited for that, so post your thoughts on Westeros, Tower of the Hand, Winter Is Coming, Television Without Pity, or any one of the myriad other sites that welcome such.

Time to buy the beer and order that pizza for the premiere.

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Adam Minahan
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
Nice shout out to TWoP. The Unsullied over there have been quite inquisitive over the whereabouts of Ser Barristan the Bold, so I'll be delighted to see their reaction to his return.
Steve Onderdonk
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
Iron Throne Beer
Let me just say, I just went on a hunt to find the Iron Throne beer...I heard it was supposed to go on sale today (3/31) but liquor stores have been selling it for over a week. After venturing to 5 different stores I had lost hope, but found the last one at a rather small place store.

So to all of you who thought the same as I, I wish you good luck!

Enjoy it if you've got it, I will be cracking it open with my Baratheon war hammer during the intro song!

CHEERS!!!

xtrustisyoursx
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
Congratulations George! How exciting for you to have seen this whole effort come to fruition!
th3gr33nlant3rn
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:33 pm (UTC)
I'm MORE excited...
From this point on, this day will commemorate both the rebirth of Jesus and the rebirth of Game of Thrones. It's been a long winter. Spring is here again. Let the Game begin.
pulvatory
Mar. 31st, 2013 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm MORE excited...
I hope you're not offended by this, but I saw an image earlier of Jesus rising, with the words "What Is Dead May Never Die" written on top, to commemorate the coincidence. I thought it was funny.
weebaby
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:50 pm (UTC)
I
I was so excited to see that HBO had a free premiere weekend so I could see the season opener. And then I found out that it was only for "advanced" subscribers and not basic cable, like what I switched to to save money.

It's just a temporary setback. When fortunes change, I will be happy to pay for HBO because good quality shows are worth paying for. I'll even (eventually) get the box sets!

Thank you for capturing my imagination so thoroughly.
paladin677
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:55 pm (UTC)
Walking Dead theories? No? Oh well congrats on seeing your creation blossom.
insurrbution
Mar. 31st, 2013 06:57 pm (UTC)
I'm looking forward to it!! Fingers crossed "WINDS" will be out next year, but the series on HBO will help keep my hunger for the next book at bay. As a reader, I'm looking forward to how non-readers will respond to the changes Jaime goes through.
ti_ana
Mar. 31st, 2013 08:10 pm (UTC)
I do too! That's one of the things I'm most looking forward to this year. Jaime's transition from "black/white villain" to "interesting human being" and a new fan favorite is exciting for me. That, and people's reaction to what's coming next for Robb and the Starks.
akknodd
Mar. 31st, 2013 07:12 pm (UTC)
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111
sourbillytipton
Mar. 31st, 2013 08:59 pm (UTC)
HEH HEH.
wcbryan80
Mar. 31st, 2013 07:51 pm (UTC)
the wait is finally almost over! I am so happy to have a new season starting, I know it is going to be epic! Hooooray!
ti_ana
Mar. 31st, 2013 08:07 pm (UTC)
The previews look incredible. Congratulations on so much success! I hope the show keeps drawing more and more attention to your incredible books.
bobiceisnice
Mar. 31st, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
woo
Congrats on all your success George!
Patrcia Caliani Nogaroto Begali
Mar. 31st, 2013 08:50 pm (UTC)
:)
OMG!! I Can't wait for that! ;)
You are the best!!
Love from Brazil!

xoxo
fouroux
Mar. 31st, 2013 08:54 pm (UTC)
just want to say how much I'm looking forward to this season. among all the countless tv shows I've seen, there's only three I've felt this much excitement for. like, counting down the days, unable to supress a squeal of joy excitement. and game of thrones is one of them. I have no doubt it'll be another amazing season where I can watch all the characters I've come to love and love to hate come to life :)
Greg Miller
Mar. 31st, 2013 09:06 pm (UTC)
I hope u have a cameo Georgey Boy
Jake Blackwell
Mar. 31st, 2013 10:15 pm (UTC)
I have to know, what kind of beer (style not brand) did you get George? a lager? a stout? please not an American golden one...
grrm
Mar. 31st, 2013 10:30 pm (UTC)
Game of Thrones blonde ale, of course.
Beer - Kevin Loverde - Apr. 1st, 2013 02:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
Where did you find it? - Dominique Revelle - Apr. 1st, 2013 07:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
catofthecanals3
Mar. 31st, 2013 10:22 pm (UTC)
free hbo online?
is there any chance for me to get this free-hbo-thing this evening via internet? i waste away in germany and really can't wait another several weeks for season 3, so if there's someone who knows more than nothing, i'd be grateful for any info!
thx
raeveness
Mar. 31st, 2013 10:45 pm (UTC)
Can't wait. Thank you for writing the Game of Thrones. We even have Iron Throne beer.
dair_spb
Mar. 31st, 2013 10:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much, sir.
Jezabel Nightroad
Mar. 31st, 2013 11:46 pm (UTC)
Finally!!!
sue_bursztynski
Apr. 1st, 2013 12:02 am (UTC)
I don't have cable TV and don't want it, as I watch very little TV. I do have a wonderful DVD collection, though, so will have to wait till this one is on DVD. Anyway, I'm just watching Season 2., which I bought as soon as it was available in Australia. And reading "A Feast For Crows". ;-) All the best with this, George. Do you think they might film Fevre Dream some time?
solid_snack
Apr. 1st, 2013 12:05 am (UTC)
I was unsuccessful in securing a bottle of Iron Throne for tonight, but I guess that's what I get for waiting until the last minute (and on Easter Sunday no less, so many stores are closed)!

George, on my search for this beer I was informed by one individual that there will be a whole line of Game of Thrones beers from the Ommegang brewery. Do you know if there's any truth to this? If so, any idea what kind of beers the others will be?
charley_ryan
Apr. 1st, 2013 12:57 am (UTC)
Excited!! But wish it wasn't going up against the finale of my other favorite show. Not fair, TV gods, not fair.
patrick_tully
Apr. 1st, 2013 03:21 pm (UTC)
On the upside
Even if you don't have a DVR, both shows were rebroadcast.

I still haven't watched Talking Dead yet, because we watched GoT, Walking Dead and Saturday's Doctor Who premiere last night.
Re: On the upside - charley_ryan - Apr. 1st, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC) - Expand
ext_1730719
Apr. 1st, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
I think GoT killed the HBO website
I don't know if it's people trying to access it and they got overwhelmed or what, but HBO and the GoT sites are both down right now. And they STILL won't take our money on an a la carte basis for Game of Thrones!!
nellyaa
Apr. 1st, 2013 11:09 am (UTC)
Re: I think GoT killed the HBO website
Yeah, I'd pay a few euros just to watch the episodes from Germany via internet. I hate to wait until the DVD releases.
I know severaly people who would pay the same, HBO could make a fortune this way....
caillte_inion
Apr. 1st, 2013 01:24 am (UTC)
YES! Finally!!!! I can't wait!
Felipe Moreno
Apr. 1st, 2013 02:24 am (UTC)
Happy but sad
I think the episode of today was amazing. But its a bit sad for me, because some changes of the series make my book memories vanish. =/

*The unsullieds are amazing.
*I also loved the dialogue between Tyrion and his dad.
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