Sigh. It’s still more than two months until Game of Thrones season 2 finally premieres on HBO, but here one of those GoT production videos with a little juice to tide us over (for a little bit, at least) — namely, 1-2 second looks at new locations including Qarth, the Iron Islands, Dragonstone, Craster’s camp, and more. There’s not really any spoilers — unless you really don’t want to see what a very small portion of these sets look like — but it’s still a bit more satisfying than the Renly’s armor video, so at least that’s something.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.