An update, while I’m between websites:
Locals in Sibenik, Croatia turned out on July 21st at their town hall to audition for roles as extras in Game of Thrones season five. According to Sibenik.in, about 200 extras will be required for filming in the area, which is scheduled to occur September 18th through 23rd.
Sibenik.in reports that in addition to the usual measurement questions for the extras, the questionnaires did also ask if they would be willing to do nude scenes.
It is still unconfirmed which areas the town will represent in the Game of Thrones world. It is also unknown whether production has resolved their ongoing negotiations with the local diocese over the use of a desired shooting site (believed to be the Cathedral of St.James).
For now, the people of Sibenik are excited to host Game of Thrones, with several hundred signing up to be extras- including the town’s mayor, Željko Burić.
As of today, FireAndBlood (aka Axechucker), HearMeRoar, Oz of Thrones, and I (OursIsTheFury) will no longer be a part of WinterIsComing.net.
The decision to leave WiC was an incredibly difficult one, as writing for the website has been a part of our lives for years, and we genuinely love being part of the Game of Thrones community in this capacity. But given the changes in climate at WiC in the past year, we no longer feel like this is the fan-based community that we set out to be a part of, and that is why we’ve decided to leave to form a new website.
We had intended to remain with WiC until after San Diego Comic Con, and gave FanSided advance notice of our departures last night as a courtesy, via WiC’s editor-in-chief. However, our powers at the site were removed immediately. I can’t say I’m surprised.
Our new Game of Thrones website is still being fine-tuned, and so it won’t be ready for a few more days. We should be ready to launch in a week. So stay tuned for updates, because the four of us are incredibly excited for this new beginning, and we hope you’ll join us.
Susan Miller, aka Ours is The Fury
Marko aka Hear Me Roar
Axechucker, aka Fire and Blood
Oz of Thrones