Geek Of The Week: Samwell Tarly

Geek Of The Week: Samwell Tarly

I’ve been binge watching Game of Thrones recently and one character stood out to me as a medieval geek. Samwell Tarly is a member of the Night’s Watch. He was forced to join the organization by his father, a great military leader, in an effort to keep Samwell from becoming the head of House Tarly. Needless to say there is tension between the men of the family. Samwell is overweight, clumsy, and opposed to violence, but he’s well educated, intelligent, and insightful. He ends up serving the Night’s Watch, and the citizens of Westeros, well in the war between the living and the dead.

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avatar KALE: A geek who works in the IT Security field and lives in Dallas, TX. He is also a music geek who has played in several local bands. Previous to his IT career, Kale worked as a photojournalist. He brings technical advice and artistic counterpoint to the podcast.