The true rulers of WesterosGeorge RR Martin's historical advisers on HBO's mistakes and how Game of Thrones will end

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The true rulers of Westeros: George RR Martin’s historical advisers on HBO’s mistakes and how Game of Thrones will end

Elio García Jr and Linda Antonsson
Obsessed: Elio García Jr and Linda Antonsson

On June 26 2006, a 27-year-old Game Of Thrones fan in the small Swedish town of Nödinge-Nol, around half an hour’s drive from Gothenburg, received an email from George RR Martin.

“Dear Elio,” it read, “you should probably go out and buy an expensive bottle of champagne to share with Linda this evening, or make a reservation at the best restaurant in town: we’ve closed a deal on the Wold of Ice and Fire concordance.”

As long-time obsessives of Martin’s novel series, A Song Of Ice and Fire, the arrival of the author’s emails were always a source of great excitement for now 40-year-old Elio García Jr and his partner, 44-year-old Linda Antonsson.

In 1998 they founded, the behemoth fan…

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