Fast forward several years. We are awaiting the fifth book, A Dance with Dragons, with all the class of a dog drooling over bacon. We have something to keep our appetite at bay though. The excitement I felt when Martin announced that Game of Thrones would become a HBO series at his blog can be summed in two words: "Frak, yes." I was worried that something would go wrong in the delicate world of Hollywoodland, but it's here. HBO announced that the premiere date will be Sunday, April 17. They also just released a new trailer! Look at the Iron Throne! I have not felt this level of fangirl squee since Battlestar Galactica.
MTV Geek News has a lot of new pictures from the set, including direwolf puppies!