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TV Blog Buzz: Fans have correctly guessed 'Game of Thrones' ending, says Martin

George R. R. Martin, creator of the drama series Game of Thrones, speaks at the 14th edition of the Neuchatel International Fantastic Film Festival, NIFF, in front of fans during a lecture at the Theatre du Passage in Neuchatel, Switzerland, Thursday, July 10, 2014. Martin admits that some fans have correctly guessed how he intends to end the series and he's even considered changing the story's big conclusion. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Keystone, Sandro Campardo

“Game of Thrones” creator George R. R. Martin admits that some fans have correctly guessed how he intends to end the series and he’s even considered changing the story’s big conclusion.

While attending the Edinburgh International Literary Festival, he told attendees that he’s seen a few posters on Internet message boards rightly speculate on the series’ secret finale, although most have been off-base, reports the Telegraph.

“At least one or two readers had put together the extremely subtle and obscure clues that I’d planted in the books and came to the right solution,” he said.

“So what do I do then? Do I change it! I wrestled with that issue and I came to the conclusion that changing it would be a disaster, because the clues were there…. Some of my readers who don’t read the boards — which thankfully there are hundreds of thousands of them — will still be surprised and other readers will say: ‘See, I said that four years ago, I’m smarter than you guys.'”



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Instead, writers Elliott Kalan and Jo Miller, correspondent Jessica Williams, and producer Sara Taksler talk about how they walk a fine line in turning disturbing news into comedy. Another writer, J.R. Havlan, discusses his experiences working on the show over the last 18 years.



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