The third season premiere of Game of Thrones is still two months away, but HBO is making sure fans have plenty of time to get acquainted with the show’s new characters. The network has just revealed over twenty stills from the new season, showcasing the faces we’ll be following for throughout the next ten episodes.

That includes characters we’ve been tracking since Season One, like the Starks and Lannisters, but also a slew of new figures including Olenna Tyrell (Diana Rigg), Jojen and Meera Reed (Thomas Brodie Sangster and Ellie Kendrick), Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds), Beric Dondadarrion (Richard Dormer), Brynden “The Blackfish” Tully (Clive Russell), and Thoros of Myr (Paul Kaye). If those names don’t mean anything to you, don’t worry — they will soon. Hit the jump to see the photos.

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Thor: The Dark World will be the second film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two when it hits theaters on November 8, 2013. Director Alan Taylor has been shooting for several weeks now with a cast including newcomers Christopher Eccleston as the main villain Malekith, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje in a dual role and many others along with returning cast members Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Anthony Hopkins and the rest.

It’s still very early in production though, early enough that casting is still ongoing. Richard Brake, best known for playing the murderous Joe Chill in Batman Begins, has been cast Thor’s older brother Tyr and Clive Russell, who will play Ser Brynden the Blackfish in the upcoming season of¬†Game of Thrones, is a captain in Thor’s Einherjar fighting force. Read More »

After drawing enough fans to fill Ballroom 20 to the rafters and then some at last year’s Comic-Con, HBO’s Game of Thrones was upgraded this year to the massive Hall H — and still had no trouble whatsoever attracting lines out the door (and down the sidewalk, and behind the Hilton, and all the way out to the water).

Beloved author George R. R. Martin served as moderator for the panel, which was attended by producer Carolyn Strauss and stars Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Tully), Richard Madden (Robb Stark), Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), and Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen). Fans who were able to get in got to be the first to learn about some new casting for key characters like Brynden Tully, Olenna Redwyne, and Jojen Reed, as well as the confirmed return date for Season 3. Hit the jump to get the details.

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