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Game of Thrones: A quick character guide

Game of Thrones: A quick character guide

For geeks, the Game of Thrones mini-series is one of the most anticipated pop culture entertainment events of 2011. For those who haven't read the book by George R.R. Martin, here's a quick cheat sheet of the most important characters to watch in the 10-episode series, which premiers on HBO on Sunday, April 17 at 9:00PM.

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By Jason Hiner

Jason Hiner is Editorial Director of CNET and former Editor in Chief of TechRepublic. He's co-author of the book, Follow the Geeks.