GEORGE R.R. MARTIN TALKS TO FANS ABOUT THE MAKING OF GAME OF THRONES AND WHAT INSPIRED HIS BEST-SELLING BOOK SERIES
When Game of Thrones hit the HBO airwaves, based on author George R.R. Martin’s book series “A Song of Ice and Fire,” a fan frenzy exploded amongst fantasy and science-fiction fans but more surprisingly, struck a chord amongst those who didn’t claim to be fans of the genre.
While in Toronto, just a few weeks shy of the show’s much-anticipated Second Season premiere on April 1, author George R.R. Martin sat down before a sold-out house at the TIFF Bell Lightbox, hosted by The Movie Network‘s Teri Hart and HBO Canada, for an intimate conversation to talk about what it was like adapting his books to the screen, turning the genre of fantasy on its head, who his favourite character is, and most importantly, why he keeps killing off the characters we’ve come to love. Here are some highlights of what he said. Continue reading